Citing a need to focus more directly on its core business priorities, Sprint said it informed NASCAR it will not extend the title sponsorship of the 36-race Sprint Cup Series after the current agreement expires. Sprint is in the midst of cutting 3,700 jobs and slashing $1.5 billion from department budgets under chief executive Marcelo Claure. Some think Sprint may want to shift its marketing money to soccer.
NASCAR driver Kurt Busch's breakup with his ex-girlfriend turned into an ugly court battle Tuesday when she described Busch in testimony as unstable and struggling with alcoholism and depression. His attorneys countered, describing her as untrustworthy and "extremely mercenary."
Tens of thousands of local kids go without enough food on weekends. The Star is partnering with Harvesters to raise money for the area’s hungriest children. All money goes to Harvesters’ BackSnack program, which provides low-income children weekend meals. Just $25 provides a child BackSnacks for a month; $250 provides BackSnacks for a year. Everyone who donates before Christmas Eve will be entered in a drawing for a football autographed by Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles.
A Delaware family court commissioner is set to hear arguments on a request from Kurt Busch's ex-girlfriend for an order directing the NASCAR driver to stay away from her following an alleged assault at Dover International Speedway in September.