LAS VEGAS (AP) - Sprint has signed a contract extension with NASCAR to remain the title sponsor of the elite Cup Series through at least 2016.
Sprint CEO Dan Hesse announced the extension Friday night during NASCAR's season-ending awards ceremony at Wynn Las Vegas Resort.
The current 10-year contract Sprint signed with NASCAR was set to expire at the end of the 2013 season, but negotiations on an extension had been going on for some time. Sprint officials indicated during the Nov. 20 season finale that they were close to announcing a new deal.
Hesse called the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship the best since its 2004 inception and thanked the drivers for adding excitement to ``an amazing series.''
Hesse also presented champion Tony Stewart with a check for $5.8 million.

Recent NASCAR Discussions

Advertisement

NASCAR Odds

No NASCAR odds found

Nascar Top Stories

Thumbnail Ford EcoBoost 400 Picks Which driver will take home the Ford EcoBoost 400 title today and also the NASCAR Sprint Cup Championship?
Thumbnail Ford EcoBoost 300 Picks The NASCAR Xfinity Series concludes its season later today with the running of the Ford EcoBoost 300. Which driver...
Thumbnail Ford EcoBoost 200 Picks The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series caps off its season and kicks off the tracing weekend with the Ford EcoBoost 200 tonight. Here are some drivers we like to contend for...
Thumbnail Ford EcoBoost 300 Odds The NASCAR Xfinity Series concludes its season on Saturday afternoon with the running of the Ford EcoBoost 300. Here...
Thumbnail Ford EcoBoost 400 Odds The final race for the Sprint Cup Championship takes place on Sunday in the Ford EcoBoost 400. Here is a look at the odds to win this...
Advertisement