The US Army will not renew its sponsorship of the No. 39 Stewart Haas Racing Chevy driven by Ryan Newman. The Army, which cited a reallocation of its budget as the reason for not renewing, will leave the team at season’s end.
The House Appropriations Committee passed a Defense bill that, among other things, contains an amendment that targeted the military’s sponsorship of NASCAR and other sporting events.
NASCAR has announced that Phoenix Racing driver Kurt Busch has been fined $50,000 and placed on probation until July 25th for his actions following the Bojangles’ Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway.
Tommy Baldwin Racing is near completion of a deal to sell the owners’ points accrued from the No. 36 TBR Chevy last season to Stewart Haas Racing’s No. 10 Chevy to be driven by Danica Patrick in select Sprint Cup Series events in 2012.
Stewart Haas Racing has hired long-time Roush Fenway Racing employee Todd Zeigler to serve as car chief for the No. 10 GoDaddy.com Sprint Cup Chevy that will be driven by Danica Patrick on a part-time basis in 2012.
Joe Gibbs Racing has released crew chief Greg Zipadelli. He will join Stewart Haas Racing as competition director.
Penske Racing announced that Todd Gordon will be crew chief for the No. 22 Shell Pennzoil Dodge in 2012.
Joe Gibbs Racing has announced that Sprint Cup champion crew chief Darian Grubb will serve as crew chief for Denny Hamlin and the No. 11 FedEx Toyota Camry in 2012.
?Steve Addington will replace Darian Grubb as crew chief for 2011 Sprint Cup Series Champion Tony Stewart and the No. 14 Stewart Haas Racing team in 2012.
Crew chief Steve Addington has left Penske Racing and driver Kurt Busch, multiple sources confirmed. Rumor has it that he is headed to Stewart Haas Racing to replace Darian Grubb.