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Stewart-Haas confirms Harvick in, Newman out in 2014
12 July 2013:
Kevin Harvick's move to Stewart-Haas Racing at the end of the current season has been confirmed, with Tony Stewart also confirming Ryan Newman will be leaving the team.
No penalties for roof flap infringements
10 July 2013:
NASCAR has decided not to hand down any penalties for illegal roof flap spacers commandeered from multiple teams at Daytona last weekend.
Kenseth takes winning streak to Nationwide victory lane
6 July 2013:
Last weekend's Cup race winner Matt Kenseth claimed the honours in this weekend's Friday night Nationwide Series race at Daytona International Speedway.
Meet NASCAR's Marcos Ambrose - VIDEO
5 July 2013:
2003 and 2004 Australian V8 Supercars champion Marcos Ambrose talks about life in NASCAR in the latest
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Kentucky: Rain forces Cup race postponement
30 June 2013:
Persistent showers in Kentucky meant that there was no opportunity to get the Quaker State 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup race underway on Saturday evening as planned.
Jason Leffler killed in dirt track event
13 June 2013:
NASCAR driver Jason Leffler has been killed in a racing accident during a mid-week dirt track event at Bridgeport Speedway in New Jersey.
Keselowski docked six points for Dover infringement
4 June 2013:
Brad Keselowski has been penalised six NASCAR Sprint Cup championship points after his car failed a post-race technical inspection at Dover on Sunday.
Kyle Busch sets new Nationwide record with latest win
25 May 2013:
Kyle Busch won the History 300 NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Saturday afternoon after leading for all but 14 laps of the event.
Former racer Dick Trickle passes away
17 May 2013:
Former Rookie of the Year Dick Trickle dies of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound at the age of 71
No Indy 'double' attempt for Kurt Busch in 2013
10 May 2013:
After completing a day of high-speed testing at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Kurt Busch said he wouldn't try an Indy 500 run in 2013 but was considering a 13-month project.
Big win for Joe Gibbs Racing in appeal hearing
9 May 2013:
Joe Gibbs Racing has scored a big win over NASCAR in its appeal against harsh penalties imposed on the team for running an illegal engine component at Kansas.
Partial appeal success for Penske
8 May 2013:
Penske Racing has succeeded in having a crucial part of the sanctions against them eased following their final appeal over the use of unapproved parts at Texas.
Keselowski apologises to Ragan for post-race comments
8 May 2013:
Brad Keselowski has apologised to David Ragan for his comments on Sunday in which he accused the race winner of jumping lanes illegally before the final restart.
2013 Talladega NASCAR: Hamlin happy with brief return
6 May 2013:
Denny Hamlin drove for just 23 laps in Sunday's Cup race at Talladega Superspeedway, and that was precisely according to plan.
2013 Talladega NASCAR: Smith wins eventful Nationwide race
5 May 2013:
A three-hour rain delay left Saturday's Nationwide race chasing fading light, which contributed to two late multi-car wrecks from which Regan Smith emerged victorious.
Kurt Busch to try out IndyCar at Indianapolis
4 May 2013:
Ahead of the start of activities for this year's Indianapolis 500, Kurt Busch is to try out an IZOD IndyCar Series car for the first time on Thursday.
Denny Hamlin to start at Talladega
3 May 2013:
Denny Hamlin has been cleared to return to the seat of the #11 at Talladega Superspeedway on Sunday - but he still might not be in the race for long.
Penske loses Texas penalty appeal
1 May 2013:
Penske Racing has failed in its appeal to overturn points penalties and suspensions of key members of team personnel for a rules infraction at Texas.
Nationwide teams hit by penalties, suspensions
1 May 2013:
Richard Childress Racing and Turner Scott Motorsports have been handed penalties as a result of altercations after Friday's race at Richmond.
Kenseth lashes out at 'grossly unfair' penalty
26 April 2013:
Matt Kenseth has hit out over the "grossly unfair" penalties that NASCAR has levied on Joe Gibbs Racing for an under-spec component in the Toyota engines.
Denny Hamlin ruled out of Richmond return
25 April 2013:
Denny Hamlin will once again have to sit out this weekend's NASCAR Sprint Cup race in Richmond, after doctors declined to give him the all-clear to return to racing.
Big penalties for Kenseth as engine fails inspection
24 April 2013:
Matt Kenseth's dream start to his 2013 with new team Joe Gibbs Racing looks like it has have come to screeching halt after his win at Kansas.
Kurt Busch, James Courtney swap NASCAR and V8
24 April 2013:
Kurt Busch got a chance to try out a V8 Supercar at the Circuit of the Americas on Tuesday, while James Courtney got the opportunity to see how a NASCAR Cup car compared.
Penalties announced for Penske, Truex and Hornaday
17 April 2013:
Brad Keselowski, Joey Logano and Martin Truex Jr. have all been penalised for technical infringements at Texas, and Ron Hornaday Jr. for wrecking a rival at Rockingham.
Keselowski lashes out at NASCAR's treatment of Penske
15 April 2013:
Reigning Sprint Cup champion Brad Keselowski has responded angrily to what he believes is unfair treatment of his Penske Racing team in Texas at the weekend.
Mark Martin-JGR deal falls through
30 March 2013:
Mark Martin will replace Denny Hamlin in the Joe Gibbs Racing #11 for one race only, with Brian Vickers taking over the seat for the rest of Hamlin's absence.
Mark Martin to sub for injured Hamlin
29 March 2013:
Veteran Cup driver Mark Martin is to move into the #11 JGR Cup race seat while Denny Hamlin recovers from his compression fracture.
Hamlin suffers spinal compression fracture
26 March 2013:
Denny Hamlin has a compression fracture in his lower back following an accident in Sunday's race, and will be out for an estimated six weeks. (Updated)
Hamlin hospitalised as Logano and Stewart clash
25 March 2013:
There were chaotic scenes at the end of the Fontana Sprint Cup Series race, with one driver airlifted to hospital as two others had an angry exchange on pit road.
Hamlin gives in over penalty fine appeal
15 March 2013:
Denny Hamlin has backed down over his threat to appeal and refuse to pay a $25,000 fine imposed on him for recent media comments.
Hamlin fumes over $25,000 fine
8 March 2013:
Denny Hamlin says he's "the most upset and angry I've been" after being fined $25,000 by NASCAR for comments he made about the new Gen 6 car.
Annett out 'indefinitely' after Daytona crash
27 February 2013:
Nationwide series championship contender Michael Annett has been ruled out of competition 'indefinitely' as a result of injuries sustained at Daytona.
US viewing figures boost for Daytona 500
26 February 2013:
Danica Patrick's pole position for the Daytona 500 and her strong run in Sunday's race resulted in a boost to TV ratings in the US.
Smith takes blame for Daytona smash
24 February 2013:
Regan Smith has admitted that it was his attempt to block Brad Keselowski that sparked Saturday's scary Daytona accident.
Violent Daytona wreck 'injures multiple fans'
23 February 2013:
A huge multi-car wreck saw one car ripped in half and debris tear through the safety fence into the crowd at the end of Saturday's Nationwide race.
Danica Patrick wins Daytona 500 pole
17 February 2013:
Danica Patrick secured another slice of history for herself on Sunday, becoming the first ever female driver to win a NASCAR Sprint Cup pole position.
Early practice crash at first 2013 race
16 February 2013:
A multi-car accident sparked by Matt Kenseth occurred less than ten minutes into the first Sprint Unlimited practice session at Daytona.
Papis confirms three Nationwide outings
14 February 2013:
Former F1 driver Max Papis will be competing in three NSCAR Nationwide Series races in 2013, and is set for two road events and an oval race at Iowa Speedway in the summer.
Piquet Jr. switches to full-time Nationwide
9 February 2013:
Nelson Piquet Jr. is to race in the NASCAR Nationwide Series full-time in 2013 after signing a deal with Turner Scott Motorsports to drive the team's #30 Chevrolet Camaro entry.
Kyle Busch extends contract with JGR
25 January 2013:
Kyle Busch has signed a multi-year extension to his current contract with Joe Gibbs Racing, meaning that the controversial driver will continue with the team at least through 2015.
New track drying technology to slash rain delays
24 January 2013:
A new approach to drying tracks after wet weather could slash rain delays by as much as 80 per cent, NASCAR estimated in a major pre-season announcement on Wednesday.
Childress confirms Harvick exit after 2013
22 January 2013:
Team owner Richard Childress has told reporters that his driver Kevin Harvick is leaving the squad to join Stewart-Haas at the end of 2013 - even if Harvick won't confirm it himself.
Fans to choose format for first race of the year
22 January 2013:
NASCAR has opened up a vote on its website that will allow fans to decide the format for the first event of the season, the newly-titled Sprint Unlimited At Daytona on February 16.
Wet weather hits latest pre-season test
19 January 2013:
Poor weather at Charlotte Motor Speedway caused the latest planned pre-season test of the new Generation 6 car to be truncated to a single Friday afternoon session.
Daytona test wraps with quieter final day
12 January 2013:
While Friday's eventful day of testing left a depleted field of cars at work on Saturday, the final sessions still proved valuable to drivers as the Cup season opener draws ever nearer.
First Gen-6 wreck on second day at Daytona
11 January 2013:
NASCAR's new Gen-6 car suffered its first genuine crash test on Friday at Daytona International Speedway, during the second of three days of pre-season testing for Sprint Cup drivers.
JGR drivers top first Daytona test day
10 January 2013:
Matt Kenseth and Denny Hamlin set the fastest times on the first day of 2013 testing at Daytona International Speedway, as teams start to get to grips with the new Gen-6 car.
Pastrana joins Roush for 2013 Nationwide bid
4 January 2013:
X-Games superstar Travis Pastrana has committed to a full season campaign in the NASCAR Nationwide Series in 2013 after signing up to compete for Roush Fenway Racing.
Dates for your diary: NASCAR 2013 calendar
30 December 2012:
Here's the line-up of events that will comprise the 2013 NASCAR season, including Sprint Cup, Nationwide and Camping World Truck Series
NASCAR Driver of the Year vote: Full results
28 December 2012:
Time to take a look at the final votes for the NASCAR Sprint Cup drivers - and find out what happened to those who didn't make the cut and languished further down.
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