Stewart Haas Racing has called a news conference Thursday at 1:30 PM ET where the race team is expected to announce that the U.S. Army will sponsor SHR driver Ryan Newman in the next Sprint Cup season, according to NASCAR.com. Tony Stewart said: I’m really excited about having the opportunity to be hands-on and be [...]
It is being reported that sources are saying that U.S. Army has informed Dale Earnhardt Inc that it would not be renewing its sponsorship next season. Instead, the sponsor will move to Tony Stewart’s Stewart Haas Racing’s No. 39, to be driven by Ryan Newman. A formal announcement is expected at Lowe’s Motor Speedway. The [...]
As expected, Yates Racing has announced that the team has reached an agreement with Paul Menard for next season in the Sprint Cup season. Menard will leave Dale Earnhardt Inc at the end of the season. Along with him comes his sponsorship (his father’s Menards store), and his associate sponsors with come as well. Menard [...]
Chip Ganassi Racing is said to be looking to merge with another team to stay in NASCAR. The team shut down the Dario Franchitti’s No. 40 team, laying off 71 employees in the process. The team is also losing Reed Sorenson next season to Gillett Evernham Motorsports. Michael Waltrip Racing, which has already lost UPS [...]
ESPN is reporting that the U.S. Army is close to finalizing a deal to partially co-sponsor Ryan Newman and the No. 39 Stewart Haas Racing entry next season. The Army is leaving Dale Earnhardt Inc.’s No 8 Chevy at the end of the season.
I’m hearing that UPS, which has been rumored to be headed to just about every team with an opening this season, has agreed to sponsor Roush Fenway Racing’s No. 6 Ford and David Ragan. Throughout this season, UPS has been linked to Richard Childress Racing, Stewart Haas Racing, Penske Racing, and Roush Fenway Racing.
NASCAR’s pre-season showcase from Daytona International Speedway that featured the previous Sprint Cup season’s pole winners and past winners of the shootout has seen its eligibility requirements change starting next season. The Budweiser Shootout will now feature the top six teams from each manufacturer in the final owner points. The move seems to be designed [...]
Gillett Evernham Motorsports has announced that Reed Sorenson has signed a multi-year contract to drive for the team next season.
Yahoo is reporting that David Stremme appears to have the inside track to Penske Racing’s No. 12 vacated by Ryan Newman. With Stremme being hired as a test driver earlier this year, all signs point to him being the favorite for the No. 12. The team is said to be waiting to finalize sponsorship, as Verizon [...]
On Friday, Ryan Newman is expected to be announced as the second driver at Stewart Haas Racing. Despite an earlier denial from Newman’s wife, at the end of July, Newman agreed in principle to drive for SHR. Newman was in talks with Joe Gibbs Racing, but sponsorship could not be secured to start a fourth team. [...]