12.13.20134:05 AM ET
CATAWBA, N.C. (AP) — The million-dollar North Carolina home once owned by former NASCAR driver Jeremy Mayfield before he was kicked off the land is scheduled to be burned to the ground as part of a fire training exercise.The Catawba County Fire Marshal's Office says the 12,000-square-foot unfinished house will be burned down on Saturday.
12.12.20133:41 PM ET
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — NASCAR has selected 28-year-old "rising star" Jimmy Small as the president of its newest acquisition, the Iowa Speedway.The appointment of Small, a senior marketing manager for NASCAR, was announced Thursday at a press conference in Des Moines promoting NASCAR's purchase of the track last month.
12.11.20135:49 PM ET
CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — NASCAR took the final step toward setting its 2014 rules package with a critical test session Wednesday at Charlotte Motor Speedway.The test featured four simulated races with four configurations on the Gen-6 Sprint Cup Series car. Drivers had to attend a mandatory debrief with NASCAR following each session to give feedback on the aerodynamic, engine and suspension combinations.
12.11.20131:50 PM ET
CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Former General Motors executive Brent Dewar was hired as chief operating officer of NASCAR on Wednesday.NASCAR also promoted chief marketing officer Steve Phelps and senior vice president of racing operations Steve O'Donnell to executive vice presidents. NASCAR general counsel Gary Crotty was elevated to chief legal officer.
12.11.20131:42 PM ET
CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — The late Dale Earnhardt's famed No. 3 will be back on track in the elite Sprint Cup Series next season with Austin Dillon using the number.The move has been long anticipated because car owner Richard Childress has allowed his grandson to use the No. 3 as he's moved through NASCAR's ranks.