NASCAR released the 2016 schedules for its Sprint Cup and Xfinity Series and, as expected, there are only minor date changes to this year's Cup slate. Emphasizing its focus on continuity in its scheduling, NASCAR announced that it has reached sanctioning agreements with its host tracks for the next five years.
NASCAR: Stewart-Haas Racing announced Wednesday that Kurt Busch will return to its No. 41 Chevrolet for the 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season and has signed a multi-year contract with the team. RACER.com
NASCAR: Tony Stewart has confirmed the report of earlier this week that the 2016 season – his 18th year in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series – will be his last. The three-time series champion will retire from the sport and hand over his No. 14 Stewart-Haas Racing entry to Clint Bowyer. RACER.com