Joe Gibbs Racing grabbed championship-winning crew chief Darian Grubb and paired him with Denny Hamlin in hopes of pushing the driver the final step toward the Sprint Cup title.
Kurt Busch and Penske Racing parted ways Monday after six bumpy seasons, a split that clouds the former champion's future in NASCAR as he embarks on a personal journey to reclaim his passion for racing.
Sprint announced a three-year contract extension Friday night with NASCAR to remain the title sponsor of the elite Cup Series through at least 2016.
The champion and his race team sit together at the head table during NASCAR's season-ending awards ceremony.
Brad Keselowski was rewarded for a breakthrough season at NASCAR's top level with a contract extension from Penske Racing for both the driver and his crew chief.
Kurt Busch, fined $50,000 last week by NASCAR for verbally abusing a reporter, said Thursday he's seeing a sports psychologist to address what he described as "personal issues."
Dale Earnhardt Jr. was named NASCAR's most popular driver for the ninth consecutive year.
Track owner Bruton Smith said Wednesday he expects the IndyCar Series to honor its contract with Las Vegas Motor Speedway and return to the track in 2012.
NASCAR champion Tony Stewart has fired Darian Grubb and hired a new crew chief.