Dollar General has increased its sponsorship of Joe Gibbs Racing’s No. 20 Sprint Cup Toyota Camry and driver by Matt Kenseth. In 2013, Dollar General will serve as primary sponsor of the No. 20 for 17 races, up from 12 races this season.
Rodney Childers has re-signed with Michael Waltrip Racing to serve as the crew chief for the No. 55 MWR Toyota.
Denny Hamlin won the Irwin Tools Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway, his third win of the season. Four also clinched berths in the Chase.
Roger Penske hopes to name a driver for the No. 22 before the Chase starts. Logano, Newman, Vickers, and Hornish are said to be candidates.
Clint Bowyer held off a hard-charging Kurt Busch in the closing laps to win the Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Sonoma.
Brad Keselowski survived an early incident to win the Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway ahead of Matt Kenseth.
After Elliott Sadler backed out of a deal to drive Michael Waltrip Racing’s No. 55 Sprint Cup Toyota in five races due to a request made by his Nationwide Series team owner Richard Childress, MWR has announced the Brian Vickers will drive the No. 55 for six races, beginning with the Food City 500 at [...]
Landon Cassill will drive for a yet-to-be-named race team in 2012. The team will field two cars; Brian Vickers and Travis Kvapil are said to be candidates for the second seat.
Penske Racing announced that Todd Gordon will be crew chief for the No. 22 Shell Pennzoil Dodge in 2012.
Penske Racing’s decision to “mutually” part ways with tumultuous driver Kurt Busch proves that sponsorship dollars drive NASCAR.