Tony Stewart told SPEED.com that it is unlikely that Stewart Haas Racing would expand to three teams next season.
Rick Hendrick is finalizing a contract extension that would keep Dale Earnhardt Jr with Hendrick Motorsports for the next three-to-five years. It makes sense for him to re-sign with the team.
Greg Zipadelli may leave Joe Gibbs Racing’s No. 20 team and driver Joey Logano to join Stewart Haas Racing as crew chief for Tony Stewart and the No. 14 team.
Bobby Hutchens, who served as competition director for Stewart Haas Racing since 2009, has been released from the team. Matt Borland, who has served as technical director for the team since its inception, has been promoted to vice president of competition.
ESPN.com, citing anonymous sources, is reporting that Danica Patrick’s management team is working on a deal that would bring her to NASCAR full time in the Nationwide Series in 2012. She would also race in select Sprint Cup events in 2012, with an eye on making the switch to the Cup series full time in 2013.
Furniture Row Racing’s over-the-wall pit crew for the team’s No. 78 Sprint Cup Chevy will be employed and trained by Stewart Haas Racing, the team announced.
Penske Racing is still planning on running three teams next season. The team of Sam Hornish, however, is dependent upon securing sponsorship.
The US Army has renewed its partnership with Stewart Haas Racing’s No. 39 Sprint Cup Chevy, driven by Ryan Newman, the Army announced today. US Army will appear as primary sponsor on the car for 15 races in 2011.
Tony Stewart, speaking to reporters in a teleconference, said that the goal is still for Stewart Haas Racing to field four Sprint Cup entries, eventually. But, he said that the team is not going to expand next season. He indicated that a four-car stable is a goal down the road. Stewart said: Yes, I mean, [...]
Stewart Haas Racing announced that Mobil 1 has signed on to replace a departing Old Spice as co-sponsor of Tony Stewart’s No. 14 Sprint Cup Chevy.