Articles in NASCAR - Sprint Cup Series
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 [...]
KANSAS CITY, Kan.– The fastest field in the 13-year history of Kansas Speedway will usher in the inaugural Sprint Cup race under the lights on the 1.5-mile oval Saturday night.
Less than two years after the first complete repaving job in the history of the facility, more than half of the field shattered Matt Kenseth’s previous [...]
KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Dave Blaney was a short track monster. He was a Silver Crown champion and a World of Outlaws champion. He won the Knoxville Nationals and the Gold Cup at Eldora Speedway in Ohio. He’s a dirt-track owner and recently voted into the Sprint Car Hall of Fame in Knoxville.
Now he has [...]
Denny Hamlin had the lead when debris forced a caution with less than a lap to go and that gave him the victory in Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series race at Talladega Superspeedway.
The victory was the first of the season for Hamlin and his Joe Gibbs Racing team, and it likely put him in the Chase [...]
By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
TALLADEGA, Ala. – Talladega bound. When pulling out from Atlanta and heading west, the anticipation begins along with the uneasiness. At the Alabama line, the ambivalence hits top dead center. You just never know what to expect at the stock car behemoth.
On this day, it’s all on the up and [...]