Matt Crafton 2013 year in review (NASCAR.com)
Both were career-altering, giving Crafton all the momentum he'd need for the remaining seven months of the season, allowing him to virtually clinch his first title a week before the 2013 finale. Remarkable consistency and reliability were the hallmarks of his campaign, but the two biggest moments came courtesy of six crazy days in April.
Looking back at the year in paint schemes (NASCAR.com)
With the NASCAR seasons over in all three national series and the year coming to a close, NASCAR.com looks back at some of the more memorable and different paint schemes from the 2013 season. Tell us your favorite in the comments section below.
Teams focused on aero changes in Charlotte test (NASCAR.com)
The search for a 2014 rules package resumes in earnest on Wednesday as more than two dozen NASCAR Sprint Cup Series teams are scheduled to participate in a day-long test at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Not everyone is sure what it is NASCAR officials are looking for, and not everyone agrees with the direction of the changes previously attempted. "We all want the same thing," Roush Fenway Racing driver Carl Edwards said.
K.C. man wins Betty Jane France Humanitarian Award (NASCAR.com)
The NASCAR Foundation is proud to announce Don Post, event chairman of the March of Dimes Kansas City chapter's "Bikers for Babies" motorcycle ride, as the winner of the third annual Betty Jane France Humanitarian Award. The NASCAR Foundation Chairwoman Betty Jane France announced the winner during Friday night's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Awards at Wynn Las Vegas -- the official coronation of 2013 champion Jimmie Johnson. "Don Post is a hero, pure and simple," said The NASCAR Foundation Chairwoman Betty Jane France. "Not only are we honored to present him the third annual Betty Jane France Humanitarian Award, we are honored just to know him."
NASCAR holiday gift guide: Editors' picks (NASCAR.com)
Well, this is our attempt at being just like "Betsy" as NASCAR.com editors George Winkler, Taylor Starer and Zack Albert share their gift ideas for the racing fan on your holiday list. Plus, it's a great icebreaker since every NASCAR fan seems to have their favorite story about The Intimidator. Kids of all ages, including this one, are bound to enjoy the thrill of receiving a NASCAR die-cast car thanks to the attention to detail that goes into them. Plus, a trip through the Die-Cast Shop gives race fans a preview of some of the new looks for 2014, including this No. 88 National Guard Chevrolet SS for Dale Earnhardt Jr., complete with stripes on the rear quarter panel and a dusty 88 on the side.