Articles in NASCAR - Sprint Cup Series
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The NASCAR Hall of Fame’s Class of 2015 was announced Wednesday and included five drivers who spanned several generations of the sport.
The five are Rex White, Bill Elliott, Wendell Scott, Fred Lorenzen and Joe Weatherly.
They were elected by a voting panel after five hours of deliberation Wednesday morning and afternoon. The election [...]
Jamie McMurray held off Kevin Harvick in the final 10-lap segment of Saturday night’s Sprint All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway and went on to collect the million dollars that went to the winner.
Harvick finished second, .696 seconds behind.
Matt Kenseth ran third, followed by Dale Earnhardt Jr., Edwards and four-time Sprint All-Star Race winner Jimmie [...]
CONCORD, N.C. – Kurt Busch posted a four-lap average speed of 229.960 mph Saturday during Indianapolis 500 qualifying, narrowly missing the top nine, then calmly told reporters at Charlotte Motor Speedway the effort was “hair-raising.”
“I had three, what I felt, were moments in the car,” Busch said. “If I had, had a fourth, I might [...]
CONCORD, N.C. – What? Who?
Those were the two questions that could be heard echoing through Charlotte Motor Speedway’s infield media center deadline room Friday night after the winner of the Sprint All-Star fan vote was announced.
Josh Wise, a USAC three-quarter Midget division champion from Riverside, Calif., had defeated odds-on-favorite Danica Patrick in the fan voting [...]
By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
CONCORD, N.C. – NASCAR Nationwide Series rookie Chase Elliott already has two victories this year and sits atop the point standings, but team owner Dale Earnhardt Jr. said Friday he doesn’t believe the plans outlined for the 18-year-old driver should change.
“We have like a two-year plan, I suppose, that he [...]
Austin Dillon went out late in Friday afternoon’s qualifying session for Friday night’s pre-All-Star Race Sprint Showdown and won the pole.
Dillon nabbed the pole with a lap in 27.747 seconds at the 1.5-mile Charlotte Motor Speedway track.
Second was AJ Allmendinger and third was rookie Kyle Larson.
Rounding out the top five were Clint Bowyer and Marcos [...]
By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
CONCORD, N.C. – Twenty-five years ago one quick spin in NASCAR’s All-Star race sent three-time champion Darrell Waltrip to the fans’ penthouse and Rusty Wallace to the outhouse.
When the 1989 All-Star race began many NASCAR fans equated Waltrip to the character J.R. Ewing on the then popular TV show “Dallas” [...]
By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
KANSAS CITY, Kan. – There’s an aura of maturity that surrounds Jeff Gordon these days. Perhaps it’s the result of 20-plus years of assaulting concrete walls at 180 mph or the equally impactful effect of twice becoming a father.
Whatever. But after winning last Saturday’s Sprint Cup race, it became evident [...]
KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Jeff Gordon held off Kevin Harvick over the final laps and went on to win the 5-Hour Energy 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Kansas Speedway on Saturday night.
The victory was by .112 seconds and was the first of the year for the four-time champion and his third at Kansas Speedway.
By Jim Pedley
NASCAR Wire Service
KANSAS CITY, Kan – Notebook items for the NASCAR weekend at Kansas Speedway:
* Tires get quick endorsement from drivers
* Johnson revisits Talladega incident
* Bowyer feeling his age, with baby on the way
* Allmendinger ‘lobbying’ for Sprint All-Star Race fan vote
TIRES GET QUICK ENDORSEMENT FROM DRIVERS
The two NASCAR Sprint Cup practices are [...]