Michael McDowell will drive the No. 98 Ford for Phil Parsons Racing for the entire 2012 Sprint Cup Series season, the team announced. In the off-season, PPR merged with Whitney Motorsports, and partnered with Mike Curb, a long-time NASCAR and IZOD Indycar Series owner.
?NASCAR announced that it has penalized the No. 13 ThorSport Racing Camping World Truck Series team and the No. 6 Roush Fenway Racing and No. 14 TriStar Motorsports Nationwide Series teams for rules violations committed last weekend.