This week in NASCAR: STP Returns; Bayne secures sponsorship

Returning to the sport:

The STP brand will be returning to racing. The No. 43 STP Ford Fusion will be a modern replica of the 1972 paint scheme featuring the original Petty Blue and STP Day-Glo Red at Kansas Speedway in June.

STP will also continue sponsorship of Tony Stewart Racing and a multi-year track sponsorship with ISC properties including Daytona, Talladega, Richmond, Darlington, Michigan, Chicagoland and Kansas.

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Bayne secures sponsorship for All-Star Race:

Daytona 500 winner Trevor Bayne earned a spot in the Sprint All-Star Race next month at Charlotte Motor Speedway by winning the series opening Daytona 500 in February.

But Wood Brothers Racing didn’t have sponsorship until Tuesday April 12. Good Sam Club, a sister company of Camping World will sponsor Bayne in both the May 21 All-Star race and at Talladega Superspeedway.

Also Bayne has fully recovered from a reaction to an insect bite on his elbow two weeks ago. He had developed a rash and experienced numbness in his arm during Saturday race at Texas.

Biffle stays at Roush Fenway Racing:

According to the Charlotte Observer, Greg Biffle has agreed to a contract extension with Roush Fenway Racing. No word on the terms of the agreement.

Harvick delivers beer:

For a promotion of his new sponsor, Kevin Harvick rode in a Budweiser delivery truck and rolled a dolly of beer into a Wal-Mart storage area on Wednesday in South Carolina. Harvick unloaded cases of beer, swapped out the older beer and continued stacking until every open space was filled.

Record-Setting Pace Continues in 2011 Sprint Fan Vote:

Sprint (NYSE:S) announced today an updated list of top vote recipients and a continued record-setting pace in the 2011 Sprint Fan Vote.

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Kyle Petty Charity Ride Launches Text to Pledge Campaign:

Fans and Supporters Can Text RIDE to 27722 to Make $10 Donation from Mobile Phones. Fans and supporters of the Kyle Petty Charity Ride Across America will have a new way of making an impact this year. Beginning today, the public can make a $10 donation by texting RIDE to 27722 from their mobile phones. Funds raised will support the children’s charities the Ride benefits, including Victory Junction, a camp for chronically ill children founded by Kyle and Pattie Petty in honor of their late son Adam.

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Race Fans Can Register to Win a Corvette Starting April 15:

Race fans can enter for a chance to win a 2012 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport Convertible and a trip to Le Mans, France, for the 2012 24 Hours of Le Mans by entering the “Race To Win Corvette” promotion at www.racetowincorvette.com now through June 30, 2011.

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