The Pit Stop

August 19, 2008 4:25 PM

2009 schedules are out and more news....

The Sprint Cup schedule gets some a few race date changes, a better off week, and a new night race.

Atlanta moves the second race of the year it has to September 6th and it will be a night race. Talladega and the second race of the year it has moves to November 1st which is the seventh race in the chase.  Auto Club Speedway and the second race it has moves to October 11th and is now the fourth race in the chase.  One week before the Labor day weekend the last off week of the season occurs and then the final 12 races will be run in a row.

The major changes in the Nationwide series have the Montreal race moving to August 30th which does not have a Sprint Cup date on the same weekend.  Iowa Speedway gets added to the schedule on August 1st.

Tony Stewart on his radio show said that Ryan Newman is now going to be in the #39 car next year.  Tony won his first USAC midgets race with that number.  At first it was going to be #4 car, but Tony wants that to go back to Morgan McClure Motorsports.

Carl Edwards has a signed a deal with the Subway company where he will do some commerrcial spots for the food chain and Subway is going to be a primary sponsor on his #99 car he drives for three races in 2009.

Motorsports-Soapbox says that Texaco-Havoline is not going to be back next year as a sponsor for Juan Pablo Montoya.

Ken Schrader is going to be the driver this weekend in the #96 car.  Last week it was Brad Coleman.

NASCAR Now Note:

On Saturday it is supposed to be announced that Casey Mears is going to be driving for RCR next year.

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