The No. 17 team that competes in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series has been penalized for a rules infraction discovered during pre-qualifying inspection Nov. 14 at Homestead-Miami Speedway, NASCAR PR reports.
In a Thursday interview on SiriusXM Satellite Radio's NASCAR channel, Hendrick Motorsports general manager Doug Duchardt said the team planned to field a car for Elliott in a handful of Sprint Cup races next season under the guidance of Kenny Francis, USA Today reports.
Busch has met with Delaware police investigating an allegation by his ex-girlfriend that he assaulted her. Police say Busch and his attorneys met with investigators Tuesday afternoon, the Associated Press reports.
Hendrick Motorsports and Kahne have agreed to a three-year contract extension that will keep the driver with the No. 5 Chevy SS team through the end of the 2018 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season, hendrickmotorsports.com reports.
In preparation for the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season and revised rules that affect race car development and on-track testing, Hendrick Motorsports has named Kenny Francis to the new position of vehicle technical director and Keith Rodden as crew chief of the No. 5 Chevy SS team of driver Kahne, hendrickmotorsports.com reports.
Busch says that Joe Gibbs Racing and Michael Waltrip Racing need to work more closely together if they are to compete against the Hendrick Motorsports-Stewart Haas Racing conglomeration and other teams next season, mrn.com reports.
After Stewart's overheating engine ended the team's day with a 43rd-place finish at Homestead-Miami Speedway, the owner/driver completed the 2014 season without a victory in NASCAR's top division, stewarthaasracing.com reports.