Concord, NC (SportsNetwork.com) – The No. 3 car made famous by the late Dale
Earnhardt is returning to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series in 2014.
Richard Childress Racing introduced Austin Dillon as the driver of the No. 3
Chevrolet for next season on Wednesday. Dillon is the 23-year-old grandson of
NASCAR multi-team owner Richard Childress. He is moving up to the Sprint Cup
ranks after winning the Nationwide Series championship this year.
Dillon’s debut in the No. 3 will come in the Feb. 23 Daytona 500. That car
Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) – Perhaps the best word to describe the
2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season is bizarre.
From rookie of the year contenders Danica Patrick and Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
announcing they’re a couple to Jimmie Johnson winning his sixth Sprint Cup
championship, this season had many storylines, most notably the cheating
scandal involving Michael Waltrip Racing in the Chase cutoff race at Richmond.
So let’s take a look back at this NASCAR season, which was certainly unlike
any other one in recent memory.
MWR’s WRONGDOING AT RICHMOND
One of the biggest scandals to rock NASCAR occurred in continue
Multiple sportsbooks have already released futures odds for the 2014 Sprint Cup Championship. Jimmie Johnson is fresh off winning the title this year and he has opened up as a big favorite to win again although there are a few other drivers that will give him a run.
Odds to Win the 2014 Sprint Cup Championship
Bet on NASCAR futures and props at America’s Bookie.
Jimmie Johnson – 2/1
Kyle Busch – 6/1
Matt Kenseth – 7/1
Denny Hamlin – 8/1
Brad Keselowski – 12/1
Kasey Kahne – 12/1
Jeff Gordon – 15/1
Dale Earnhardt Jr – 15/1
Tony Stewart – 15/1
Kevin Harvick – 18/1
Kurt Busch – 18/1
Joey Logano – continue
Las Vegas, NV (SportsNetwork.com) – For the record 11th year in a row, Dale
Earnhardt Jr. has won the vote as NASCAR’s most popular driver by the fans.
Earnhardt received the 2013 NASCAR Most Popular Driver Award, which is
presented by the National Motorsports Press Association, during the annual
post-season Myers Brothers Luncheon on Thursday in Las Vegas. He surpassed
Bill Elliott for most consecutive awards earned. Elliott continues to hold the
overall mark, having been named the continue
Cornelius, NC (SportsNetwork.com) – Jeff Burton has joined Michael Waltrip
Racing to test and drive the No. 66 Toyota in a select number of races during
the 2014 Sprint Cup Series season, the team announced on Monday.
Burton will begin testing for MWR on Dec. 9 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. His
first scheduled race for next season is March 9 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
MWR said other races added to Burton’s schedule will be announced in the
upcoming weeks. Michael Waltrip continue