It was announced this week that driver Chase Elliott will compete full time in the NASCAR Nationwide Series for JR Motorsports starting in 2014, and do so with NAPA Auto Parts as his full-season primary sponsor.
The NASCAR K&N Pro Series is one of the sanctions steps toward the big time, and it's been announced that the development series will return to Richmond International Raceway for the third consecutive year in 2014.
As a child, Derek Pernesiglio sat in the stands at Islip Speedway in Long Island with his family, watching the races and dreaming of being part of the sport. Now as an adult, fans all over the country recognize him as the voice of NASCAR's K&N Pro Series.
Izod has been the title sponsor of the IndyCar Series since 2010, but last Friday announced that it will abandon the series after the 2013 season, one year shy of its original agreement to remain until the end of 2014.
Even as Joe Gibbs Racing teammates Matt Kenseth and Kyle Busch were making history at New Hampshire as the first teammates to have consecutive one-two finishes in NASCAR's Chase, most of the talk in the garage area centered on Michael Waltrip Racing (MWR) and the continual fallout following the Richmond race three weeks ago.