Huntersville, NC (SportsNetwork.com) – Sprint will end its partnership with
NASCAR after the 2016 season.
The wireless carrier cited a need to focus more directly on its core business
priorities as the reason for its decision to end its sponsorship of NASCAR’s
“Sprint has long benefited from the unprecedented level of brand integration
available in NASCAR, and the passionate fan base that is the most loyal in
sports,” said Sprint vice president of marketing Steve Gaffney in a statement.
“Without question, the continue
Las Vegas, NV (SportsNetwork.com) – Dale Earnhardt Jr. was named the recipient
of the 2014 Myers Brothers Award for his contributions on and off the
racetrack during Thursday’s National Motorsports Press Association (NMPA)
Myers Brothers Awards Luncheon, held at Wynn Las Vegas.
The Myers Brothers Award has been presented annually since 1958 in the names
of pioneer NASCAR competitors Billy and Bobby Myers, and its winner is chosen
by a vote of the NMPA. This prestigious award recognizes those who continue
Huntersville, NC (SportsNetwork.com) – Joe Gibbs Racing announced on Thursday
a major shake-up with its crew chiefs for its NASCAR Sprint Cup and Xfinity
Series teams in 2015.
In Sprint Cup, JGR has reshuffled its crew chief lineup with Dave Rogers
switching from Kyle Busch’s No. 18 Toyota to Denny Hamlin’s No. 11 Toyota,
while Hamlin’s previous crew chief, Darian Grubb, moving over to the
organization’s new fourth team, the No. 19 Toyota, with driver continue
Concord, NH (SportsNetwork.com) – Kasey Kahne will continue to drive for
Hendrick Motorsports through the 2018 Sprint Cup season, signing a three-year
contract extension on Thursday.
Kahne’s deal was set to expire at the conclusion of the 2015 campaign.
“It’s extremely gratifying to work with a driver like Kasey,” said Rick
Hendrick, owner of Hendrick Motorsports. “I think the world of him both as a
driver with championship-level talent and an overall terrific young man. Our
whole organization has continue
Homestead, FL (SportsNetwork.com) – Kevin Harvick captured his first
championship in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series by winning Sunday’s season-ending
Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
Harvick, in his first season as driver of the No. 4 Chevrolet for Stewart-Haas
Racing, passed Denny Hamlin for the lead with seven laps remaining and then
held off Ryan Newman following the last restart with three laps to go. He beat
Newman to the finish line by a half-second for his fifth win of the season and
the 28th continue