Articles in NASCAR - Sprint Cup Series
RICHMOND, Va. – A decade ago on Sunday the terrorist attack known today simply as 9/11 broke America’s heart while unifying a nation and ripping away its innocence.
During that horrifying morning, time stood still for everyone and everything, including NASCAR. The New Hampshire race was postponed until Thanksgiving weekend, private aircraft was grounded and various [...]
By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
RICHMOND, Va. – Nine months ago Kevin Harvick predicted his Richard Childress Racing team would unseat five-time NASCAR Sprint Cup champion Jimmie Johnson from his throne, but after Saturday night’s Wonderful Pistachios 400 at Richmond International Raceway there was no clear-cut favorite in the title Chase.
Harvick’s 0.139-second victory over Carl [...]
Kevin Harvick took the lead from Jeff Gordon during yellow-flag pit stops with 16 laps to go, held off Carl Edwards over the final five laps and went on to win the Wonderful Pistachio’s 400 at Richmond International Raceway on Saturday night.
The victory was the fourth of the season for Harvick, tying him with Kyle [...]
By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
RICHMOND, Va. – Danica Patrick, who is moving to NASCAR’s Nationwide Series full time in 2012, said Friday her limited Sprint Cup schedule wouldn’t be determined until NASCAR released next year’s schedule in its entirety.
“Go Daddy’s input is important (in determining the schedule) and they’ll play a part, but they’re [...]
By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
RICHMOND, Va. – David Reutimann and Jamie McMurray, a pair of drivers out of contention for a berth in the Chase for the Sprint Cup field, stole the show at Richmond International Raceway Friday afternoon.
Nearly all of the pre-qualifying buzz focused on who will be in and who will be [...]
David Reutimann won the pole on Friday afternoon for Saturday night’s Wonderful Pistachios 400 Sprint Cup race at Richmond International Raceway.
The pole was the first of the season for Reutimann and the fourth of his career. His pole-winning lap came at 127.383 mph in his Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota Camry.
“Good horsepower today,” Reutimann said. “We’ll [...]
By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
This is America. Americans do not need to appear before government officials unless they are arrested or subpoenaed or need to renew their drivers’ licences. And the Sprint Cup drivers who decided to pass on invitations to the White House this week are Americans.
And yes, they are busy. They have [...]
Events at Atlanta Motor Speedway over the extended Labor Day weekend graphically put on display what many of us believe to be is wrong with the on-track NASCAR product this year – nothing.
Racing in Sprint Cup, especially, has never been better. It has never been as competitive, it has never been as exciting. It has [...]
By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
A controversy was stirred when four of eight NASCAR drivers blew off President Obama’s invitation to visit the White House Wednesday.
The President – having nothing better to do with soaring unemployment, roller-coaster stock markets, three wars, raging hurricanes, searing droughts and general turbulence from sea to shining sea – decided [...]
Jeff Gordon held of Jimme Johnson to win the rain-delayed AdvoCare 500 Sprint Cup race Tuesday at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
Gordon, getting his third victory of the season, dominated early and then late to get the win. He led a race-best 146 laps. It was Gordon’s 85th victory in Cup – third most behind Richard Petty [...]