In other racing news: The fallout from the attempt by Michael Waltrip Racing to manipulate the finish of the Sprint Cup race at Richmond International Raceway is continuing.
Following penalties handed down by NASCAR, NAPA ended their long association with Michael Waltrip.
It was announced this week that NAPA will be the primary sponsor for Chase Elliott to run the entire Nationwide Series schedule for JR Motorsports. Bill Elliott will be testing a JR Motorsports Chevrolet for the upcoming Daytona 500.
Sam Hornish, the former Indy 500 winner, will be sharing driving duties with Kyle Busch for Joe Gibbs Racing in the Nationwide Series this year. Hornish finished second in the point standings to Austin Dillon and lost his ride with Penske Racing during the off season.
Alexandria resident Bransten Peavler, 14, has signed to drive the Jim Howe Motorsports kart for the 2014 season with a tentative schedule of 14 races in the Junior Supercan Class.
In eight 2013 starts, Peavler posted a second place finish at the Hagerstown Grand Prix. The team will compete in the entire Southern Indiana Racing Association and select Tony Stewart Racing Series events at the Whiteland Raceway Park road course.
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