NASCAR Silly Season

Keeping track of all the driver, sponsor and crew moves heading into the 2013 NASCAR season

Danica gets experienced crew chief for 2013

Danica Patrick will get Ryan Newman's No. 39 team and crew chief Tony Gibson when she goes full-time NASCAR Cup racing in 2013.

Furniture Row: Kurt Busch in, Regan Smith out

Kurt Busch has agreed to drive the No. 78 car for Furniture Row Racing in 2013, replacing Regan Smith, the team announced Monday. The 2004 Sprint Cup champion has 24 wins in his 13-year career.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. Confident No. 88 Team Will Be Fully Sponsored In 2013


Dale Earnhardt Jr. will have the National Guard on his car for 20 races in 2013, but what company will sponsor the other 16 events? That question remains unclear as of Friday, and Earnhardt Jr....

NASCAR At Richmond: Elliott Sadler Confirms Departure From Richard Childress Racing

Despite four victories and sitting atop the NASCAR Nationwide Series point standings, Elliott Sadler confirmed he will not be returning to Richard Childress Racing in 2013. "We'll probably go our...

Ryan Newman Signs One-Year Deal To Remain At Stewart-Haas Racing


Ryan Newman will return to Stewart-Haas Racing in 2013, he said Thursday. But it's unclear exactly which companies will sponsor the driver's No. 39 ride when it hits the track next season. Newman,...

Joey Logano's Arrival At Penske Racing Aided By Brad Keselowski


Penske Racing driver Brad Keselowski helped pave the way for his friend Joey Logano to join the team in 2013 and beyond, Logano said.

Joey Logano Signs With Penske Racing To Drive No. 22 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Car


AJ Allmendinger's loss turned out to be Joey Logano's gain. After Allmendinger tested positive for amphetamines and was indefinitely suspended by NASCAR, Penske Racing released the driver and had...

Matt Kenseth Lands NASCAR Ride At Joe Gibbs Racing For 2013 And Beyond


Though his departure from Roush Fenway Racing was announced in June, Matt Kenseth couldn't officially reveal his future ride for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series for months. Everyone knew it was Joe...

Office Depot Won't Return As Tony Stewart's Sponsor In 2013


Office Depot, which served as the primary sponsor for Tony Stewart's No. 14 car in 22 races this season, announced Sunday it will not return in the same role next season. The decision leaves a...

Martin Truex Jr. and Michael Waltrip Racing Announce Contract Extension

Michael Waltrip Racing confirmed what has long been rumored on Friday at Atlanta Motor Speedway: Both Martin Truex Jr. and Napa Auto Parts have signed three-year contract extensions to stay...

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