NASCAR to Rename Cup Series in 2008

Charlotte - NASCAR is set to change the name of it's top circuit starting in 2008. The Nextel Cup series will be replaced with Sprint Cup next season according to sources in NASCAR. Nextel Communications signed a 10 sponsorship deal with NASCAR back in 2004 and then was bought out by Sprint later in the year. It's been rumored for some time that Sprint would take over as name sponsor for the series.