With Hendrick Motorsports teammate Jeff Gordon ready to call it quits at the end of the upcoming season, Earnhardt Jr. was asked Thursday about his own eventual retirement. After all, Earnhardt is only three years younger than Gordon, USA Today reports.
Elliott, who became the youngest national series champion in NASCAR history last season, will join Hendrick Motorsports as a full-time Sprint Cup driver beginning in 2016. Elliott's No. 24 Chevy team will be led by crew chief Alan Gustafson, hendrickmotorsports.com reports.
For the second consecutive January, a sponsorship implosion suddenly has Burton scrambling for a NASCAR ride with only two weeks before the season. A deal to keep him in a ThorSport Racing Toyota recently fell through for the Camping World Truck Series driver, NBC Sports reports.
Roger Penske says he would certainly consider entering Blaney in a third full-time entry if his rookie driver won the Daytona 500 next month and became eligible for the Chase for the Championship, popularspeed.com reports.
WIX Filters announced the extension of its partnership with Richard Childress Racing. The partnership includes primary branding of select events with the No. 31 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series program with driver Newman, rcrracing.com reports.