Also announced by the team was the appointment of Edwards' current race engineer Scott Graves as crew chief for Ricky Stenhouse Jr. The now two-time Nationwide Series champion is moving into Sprint Cup racing full time in 2013, taking over the #17 previously occupied by Matt Kenseth, who will join Denny Hamlin and Kyle Busch at Joe Gibbs Racing. JGR's former driver Joey Logano will move to Penske Racing where he will paired up with the 2012 Cup champion Brad Keselowski.
Premier Sports keeps live NASCAR Sprint Cup rights in UK
Subscription satellite channel Premier Sports TV has extended its current deal to show exclusive live NASCAR Sprint Cup races for two more seasons, it was confirmed this week.
“This is great news that we will again be in place come the Daytona 500 in February as the exclusive live UK broadcast partner for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series for a further two seasons" said Richard Sweeney, the General Manager of Premier Sports
Premier Sports will also add highlights of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series to its output in 2013 and 2014.
"The addition of NASCAR Camping World Truck Series content on Premier Sports is another great opportunity for us to showcase the world's most exciting motorsport in the UK," said Seth Bacon, NASCAR's Senior Director of Broadcasting. "The UK has a passionate, loyal NASCAR fan base and we're excited to continue our partnership with Premier Sports to find new and creative ways to bring even more NASCAR programming to the market."
Premier Sports broadcasts exclusively on Sky Digital, channel 428. Sky Sports shows a weekly hour-long highlights package of the Sprint Cup races the day after they are run, and the NASCAR Nationwide Series is currently shown on Motors TV.