The No. 3 car made famous by the late Dale
Earnhardt is returning to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series in 2014.
Perhaps the best word to describe the
2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season is bizarre.
Both Stewart-Haas Racing and Roush Fenway
Racing announced multiple personnel changes in their competition departments
for the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series seasons.
Jimmie Johnson winning his sixth Sprint
Cup Series championship is the main "tropic" of conversation this week at
Homestead-Miami Speedway -- the site of the season-ending races for all three
of NASCAR's national touring series.
The 2013 NASCAR season concludes this
weekend, with the championships in all three of its national touring series to
be decided at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Formula One is at the Circuit of the
Americas in Austin, Texas for the United States Grand Prix.
All three of NASCAR's national touring
series are running at Phoenix International Raceway this weekend, culminating
with Sunday's ninth round in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship.
Denny Hamlin grabbed the pole for
Sunday's Sprint Cup Series race after setting a new track qualifying record at
Round seven in the Chase for the Sprint
Cup championship takes place at Martinsville Speedway. The Camping World Truck
Series will join Sprint Cup at Martinsville. Formula One resumes its schedule
with the Indian Grand Prix.
After competing at its biggest
racetrack, Talladega Superspeedway, last weekend, the Chase for the Sprint
Cup championship has moved on to the smallest track on the schedule,
Construction has now started at the site of the Canadian Motor Speedway, a $400 million project just across the border in Fort Erie.
Richard Petty Motorsports revealed on
Tuesday that crew chief Todd Parrott is no longer with the team after he was
indefinitely suspended for violating NASCAR's substance abuse policy.
Jamie McMurray hadn't been to victory
lane in the Sprint Cup Series in three years, but after winning Sunday's race
at Talladega Superspeedway, his emotions got the best of him.
Jamie McMurray ended a three-year winless
streak in the Sprint Cup Series after holding off Dale Earnhardt Jr. in the
closing laps of Sunday's Camping World RV Sales 500 at Talladega
Round six in the Chase for the Sprint Cup
championship takes place at Talladega Superspeedway. The Camping World Truck
Series will join Sprint Cup at Talladega. IndyCar will wrap up its season at
Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif.
The one track on the 10-race Chase for the
Sprint Cup that concerns the championship contenders the most is Talladega
NASCAR announced on Thursday that
Sprint Cup Series crew chief Todd Parrott has been indefinitely suspended for
violating the sanctioning body's substance abuse policy.
David Ragan and David Gilliland will
return to Front Row Motorsports for the 2014 season.
NASCAR officially released its 2014
Sprint Cup Series schedule on Tuesday, and as expected, there were a few minor
changes made compared to this year's calendar.
With the 10-race Chase for the Sprint
Cup now at its halfway point, Matt Kenseth and Jimmie Johnson are running
side-by-side for the championship points lead.
After recently losing its sponsorship from
NAPA, Michael Waltrip Racing revealed on Monday it plans to run only two full-
time teams in the Sprint Cup Series for the 2014 season.
Brian Vickers will miss the rest of the
2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series season after being placed on
blood thinning medication to treat a blood clot in his right calf.
Brad Keselowski bounced back from a pit-road
mistake and passed Kasey Kahne in the closing laps to win his first Sprint Cup
Series race of the season on Saturday night at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Jeff Gordon grabbed the pole for the Bank of
America 500 after topping Kevin Harvick in Thursday night's qualifying at
Charlotte Motor Speedway.
The Chase for the Sprint Cup championship
moves on to its "homecoming" race on Saturday night at Charlotte Motor
Kevin Harvick survived a season-high 15
cautions and held off Kurt Busch and Jeff Gordon in the closing laps to win
the Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway -- the fourth race in the Chase
for the Sprint Cup championship.
Kevin Harvick ended a 254-race pole drought
in the Sprint Cup Series after edging Ricky Stenhouse Jr. in Friday's
qualifying at Kansas Speedway.
Matt Kenseth has another shot at winning
three in a row.
The fourth round in the 10-race Chase for
the Sprint Cup championship takes places at Kansas Speedway. The Nationwide
Series will also be at Kansas. Formula One is in South Korea.
Brad Keselowski and Penske Racing have
agreed to a multi-year contract extension.