Posts Tagged Automobile racing

Sprint to end NASCAR sponsorship after 2016 season

In this Oct. 10, 2012, file photo, workers paint a logo on the grass near the front stretch during preparation for a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race in Concord, N.C. Sprint informed NASCAR it won't extend title sponsorship of the top Sprint Cup Series beyond its current contract, which expires after the 2016 season. "Sprint has long benefitted from the unprecedented level of brand integration available in NASCAR, and the passionate fan base that is the most loyal in sports," Steve Gaffney, vice president of marketing for Sprint, said in a Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014, statement.(AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Sprint informed NASCAR it won’t extend title sponsorship of the top Sprint Cup Series beyond its current contract, which expires after the 2016 season.

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Ganassi hires Joey Hand to team with Pruett in sports car

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Chip Ganassi Racing will have a new driver and a new sponsor this season for its flagship No. 01 Prototype in the Tudor United SportsCar Championship sports car series.

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Trophies stolen from Red Bull found in a lake

LONDON (AP) — Some of the trophies stolen from the factory of Formula One team Red Bull have been have been found in a lake after being spotted by a member of the public.

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Bills Dareus’ court hearing postponed to Jan. 13

HAMBURG, N.Y. (AP) — Buffalo Bills defensive tackle Marcell Dareus will have to wait until next month in a bid to resolve a misdemeanor reckless endangerment charge after crashing his car during an alleged car race.

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NASCAR driver Vickers undergoes heart surgery

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — NASCAR driver Brian Vickers underwent surgery to repair a hole in his heart for a second time, and the recovery period will cause him to miss the start of the 2015 season.

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