South Bay native AJ Allmendinger and Regan Smith will share Phoenix Racing's No. 51 Chevrolet for the final four races of the Sprint Cup season.
Allmendinger will drive the next two weekends, including Sunday at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway.
He lost his ride at Penske Racing after failing a drug test in June. After being reinstated by NASCAR he drove the No. 51 car in place of Smith for the past two races.
Smith had replaced Hendrick Motorsports' Dale Earnhardt Jr. (concussion) for those two races.
Pilot Nick Cunningham of Monterey and push athletes Chuck Berkeley of Walnut Creek, Andreas Drbal of Belmont, and Cherrelle Garrett and Nic Taylor, both of Hayward, were named to the 2012-13 national bobsled team, U.S. coaches announced. Cunningham, an Olympian in 2010, will pilot USA II. Emily Azevedo, a UC Davis grad and 2010 Olympian, also made the women's team with Olympic hurdler Lolo Jones and sprinter Tianna Madison. Garrett and Berkeley are former track athletes at Cal.
Margaret Osborne duPont, winner of more than 30 Grand Slam singles and doubles titles who played her first tennis at Golden Gate Park's public courts, died in El Paso, Texas, She was 94. DuPont was born and raised in Joseph, Ore., before the family moved to San Francisco.
Staff writer Elliott Almond contributed to this report.