The star driver's injury away from his full-time Sprint Cup series commitment sparked controversy.
No. 20 Joe Gibbs Toyota, sort of, won their appeal while Penske Racing lost their cause except for the suspensions being reduced.
This was supposed to be a team fraught with conflict between owners Tony Stewart and Gene Haas...
Superspeedway testing key in developing rules package for 2013 NASCAR Ford Fusion during the holidays prior to the new Cup cars debut in Daytona.
NASCAR Sprint Cup testing was uneventful until Earnhardt Jr. decided to give Ambrose a push going down the back stretch. It did not work out as planned. A total of 12 cars were involved in the crash that followed.
The JGR drivers Hamlin, Kenseth and Bush set the top-three times testing the draft. Most teams concentrated on single car runs with Burton holding the single car fastest lap speed.
There were some rather powerful, and even bizarre, moments underneath that Daytona moon during the Sprint Unlimited.
The NASCAR veteran is the only racing driver to make the list.
The traditional Petty Enterprises paint job was invented in their Randleman-North Carolina race shop quite by accident.
Charlotte is the scene of testing the 2013 next generation Cup cars. Not all of the teams elected to take part in the NASCAR open test at this time.
Lee White, President of Toyota Racing Development in the United States, lays the blame on their own shoulders after for the NASCAR penalties were announced. Matt Kenseth took the Kansas Speedway victory in the No. 20 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota Camry.
Turning over a new leaf may allow Kurt Busch to regain his championship ways with smaller team but one that has strong ties to Richard Childress Racing.
It might be wise for the Stewart-Haas guys to soft-pedal the Hendrick relationship, publicly at least.
Brings extensive F1 experience and wealth of racing knowledge.
Danica Patrick won the Sprint Fan Vote to gain entrance into her first NASCAR All-Star race.
Dillon will join Paul Menard in the No. 27 and Ryan Newman in the No. 31.
The two-time Daytona 500 winner has been non-stop on the go since his victory on Sunday night.
The main goal was to determine data for any potential rule changes, on NASCAR's Generation Six race car, that might create rule changes for the upcoming 2014 season.
The 11th top moment was an easy decision by the staff at Motorsport.com: The Clint Bowyer/Jeff Gordon fight at Phoenix which, of course, included their teams!
Hamlin is often in the public eye, more so than most other drivers, and believes his high profile makes him a target for criticism.
The entire Toyota Owners 400 race at the Richmond International Raceway kept the fans attention, even during the cautions.