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Sprint to end NASCAR partnership after 2016

Posted On December 16, 2014

Huntersville, NC (SportsNetwork.com) - Sprint will end its partnership with NASCAR after the 2016 season. The wireless carrier cited a need to focus more directly on its core business priorities as the reason for its decision to end its sponsorship of NASCAR's top series. "Sprint has long benefited from the unprecedented level of brand integration…

Crew chief changes for Joe Gibbs Racing in 2015

Posted On December 04, 2014

Huntersville, NC (SportsNetwork.com) - Joe Gibbs Racing announced on Thursday a major shake-up with its crew chiefs for its NASCAR Sprint Cup and Xfinity Series teams in 2015. In Sprint Cup, JGR has reshuffled its crew chief lineup with Dave Rogers switching from Kyle Busch's No. 18 Toyota to Denny Hamlin's No. 11 Toyota, while…

Kahne gets three-year extension from Hendrick

Posted On November 20, 2014

Concord, NH (SportsNetwork.com) - Kasey Kahne will continue to drive for Hendrick Motorsports through the 2018 Sprint Cup season, signing a three-year contract extension on Thursday. Kahne's deal was set to expire at the conclusion of the 2015 campaign. "It's extremely gratifying to work with a driver like Kasey," said Rick Hendrick, owner of Hendrick…

Harvick wins at Homestead and claims first Sprint Cup title

Posted On November 16, 2014

Homestead, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - Kevin Harvick captured his first championship in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series by winning Sunday's season-ending Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway.Harvick, in his first season as driver of the No. 4 Chevrolet for Stewart-Haas Racing, passed Denny Hamlin for the lead with eight laps remaining and then held off Ryan…

Gordon wins Homestead pole, Harvick tops among title contenders

Posted On November 14, 2014

Homestead, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - Five days after he was eliminated from the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship, Jeff Gordon won the pole for the season-ending race at Homestead-Miami Speedway.While Gordon will start on the pole for Sunday's Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead, three of the four drivers battling for the Sprint Cup Series championship…