Hendrick Motorsports on Thursday said that Dale Earnhardt Jr. will sit out Saturday night’s race at Charlotte Motor Speedway and the following week’s race at Kansas Speedway.
NASCAR announced the 2013 schedule this past Tuesday (09/25/12). 2013, will mark the 65th season for NASCAR’s Cup series and will start with the Daytona 500 before moving to Phoenix on March 3rd and Las Vegas on March 10.
Mark Martin’s car went sliding off the track at Michigan Speedway and crashed sideways into a pit road barrier. The vehicle was pierced by the short, narrow end of the wall, but Martin was able to walk away.
NASCAR driver AJ Allmendinger was fired from Penske Racing. Team owner Roger Penske announced Wednesday the decision to release Allmendinger after they met face-to-face on Tuesday.
Roush Fenway Racing announced Tuesday that Matt Kenseth would leave the organization at the end of this season and be replaced in the No. 17 car by current Nationwide Series champion Ricky Stenhouse Jr.