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Quicken Loans To Follow Newman's Sprint Cup Car To RCR In '14

Quicken Loans will "serve as a primary sponsor for 12 races" for Ryan Newman's No. 31 Chevrolet for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series next year, moving "with Newman from Stewart-Haas Racing to Richard Childress Racing." Caterpillar, which sponsored Jeff Burton for 24 races this year, will "return for the same number" in '14. The 12 races from Quicken Loans gives the race team "almost a fully funded season," with 36 of 38 events covered (SPORTINGNEWS.com, 9/25).

Meanwhile, "a new web-based series" will feature NASCAR and IndyCar team owner Chip Ganassi. The first episode of "Ganassi Unplugged" will see him "discussing the changing face of auto racing both on the track and in the grandstands." The first of the short video clips "was scheduled to debut" this afternoon on GanassiTV, with a new episode airing weekly through the official opening of the 2014 racing season at the Rolex 24 at Daytona in January" (AP, 9/25).
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