- Donald Rumsfeld has ‘no idea’ if he paid taxes correctly
- Bradley Manning named honorary grand marshal of San Francisco Pride parade
- Look out PayPal: Facebook working toward mobile payments system
- U.S. rebukes Iran’s U.N. envoy pick over 1979 embassy attack
- Stoned mom avoids jail after driving 12 miles with baby on roof
- More than 100 ‘inappropriate’ encounters between NYC school staffers, students since 2009: report
- Joe Biden to Boston bombing survivors: ‘America will never, ever stand down’
- FBI failed to throughly vet Boston bombing suspect after Russian lead, report finds
- Atlanta Braves flooded with Hank Aaron hate mail: He’s a ‘scumbag’
- University: Help, our campus is too white
Tony Stewart looking for new sponsor in 2013
HAMPTON, GA. (AP) - Tony Stewart will have to take care of business with another major sponsor.
Shortly before Stewart started from the pole Sunday night at Atlanta Motor Speedway, Stewart-Haas Racing announced that Office Depot would not return as one of the primary co-sponsors of the No. 14 car next season.
Office Depot shared the role with Mobil 1, which does plan to return in 2013. But Stewart must find additional sponsorship, no easy task in these economic times, even for a three-time Sprint Cup champion.
“The decision to significantly curtail our relationship with Stewart-Haas Racing was very difficult and one that we did not take lightly,” Kramer said. “However, the changing business landscape warrants a realignment of priorities and resources.”
Like many NASCAR teams, Stewart-Haas finds itself in a challenging position to line up financial support. Its second car, the No. 39 driven by Ryan Newman, lost its primary sponsor when the U.S. Army announced this would be its final season in the sport. The team does appear in good shape with Danica Patrick, who is scheduled to move into a full-time Cup ride next year with GoDaddy as its sponsor.
Despite a 22nd-place finish Sunday night, Stewart locked up at least a wild-card spot in the Chase, giving him a shot at his fourth title.
“Being a part of his legendary 2011 championship run was a moment of tremendous pride for everyone at Office Depot,” Kramer said. “Regardless of what kind of role we’ll have with Tony and SHR, our support for them will not change. The Office Depot family will always be with Smoke, cheering him on to many more championships.”
HARD-LUCK EDWARDS: After another bitter disappointment, Carl Edwards‘ chances of getting back to the Chase for the championship are just about finishing.
The No. 99 car blew a piston on lap 264, leaving Edwards with a 36th-place finish in a race he desperately needed to win.
Now, having slipped to 14th in the standings and still without a victory this season, he’ll head to Richmond next weekend knowing he must finish first to have any chance of making the playoff _ and even that may not be enough.
“I don’t even know what to say,” a shell-shocked Edwards said. “That’s so fitting for how our year has been going.”
By returning to goodness, the nation can achieve greatness once again
- Fuel-filled wings, ability to swarm: Pentagon offers glimpse at future of drone fleet
- Secret U.S. assessments show Afghanistan not ready to govern on own
- U.S. military on high alert as Ukraine troops trade gunfire with pro-Russian militants
- Russian fighter jet buzzes U.S. Navy destroyer in Black Sea
- U.S. Navy to turn seawater into jet fuel
- Kirsten Dunst: Actress sparks feminist ire: 'You need a man to be a man'
- U.S. pilot scares off Iranians with 'Top Gun'-worthy stunt: 'You really ought to go home'
- WEBER: Obamacare cuts home healthcare for millions of seniors
- PHILLIPS: What did Harry Reid know and when did he know it?
- Nevada Bundy ranch standoff could leave dirt on Harry Reid reputation
Celebrity deaths in 2014
Top 10 handguns in the U.S.
Chaos as Manhattan building explodes