Landon Cassill married longtime girlfriend Katie Linsted on Dec. 28 in Charleston, S.C.

The highly anticipated debut of NASCAR's Generation 6 cars, fan-friendly competition changes, new team alignments, a bona fide Rookie of the Year battle, and the million-dollar question of whether newly crowed 2012 champion Brad Keselowski can once again hold off the likes of Jimmie Johnson, Clint Bowyer, Tony Stewart and the freshly motivated Busch brothers give the 2013 Sprint Cup Series season all the trappings of drama-fueled year.

All I want for Christmas is a ticket to Junior Johnson's Midnight Moon Shine and Sign.

When Brad Keselowski enthusiastically guzzled the product of his primary sponsor on national television following November's race at Homestead-Miami Speedway, he wasn't merely celebrating his 2012 championship season.

In an effort to strengthen and grow its racing series for 2013 and beyond, NASCAR announced Tuesday several revisions to its competition personnel structure. The following changes will take effect in 2013:

The enduring image from Clint Bowyer's 2012 season will be that of him sprinting from pit road through the garage area at Phoenix International Raceway, seeking retribution from Jeff Gordon, who had just crashed his championship hopes.

For most fans, the beauty of the redesigned 2013 Cup chassis may only be skin deep. But for Tom Gideon, director of safety at NASCAR's research and development center, there's more there than meets the eye.

When the 2012 season commenced, it appeared Kasey Kahne was poised for instant success.

NASCAR has a talent-laden farm system loaded with the stock car racing's future stars.

Renewals of long-time partnerships will have Front Row Motorsports poised to run its most competitive Sprint Cup Series season in 2013, with the team announcing new agreements with drivers David Ragan, David Gilliland and Josh Wise. The team also will continue its relationships with manufacturing partner Ford Racing and engine builder Roush Yates Racing Engines.