Articles in NASCAR - Sprint Cup Series
By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
NASHVILLE – The new owner of Nashville Superspeedway won’t rule out attempting to bring back NASCAR and IndyCar racing at some point in the future.
“Never say never,” Robb Sexton said Tuesday in discussing his vision for the track, located in Gladeville, 35 miles east of Nashville, on which racing [...]
Dale Earnhardt Jr. took the lead from over-heated Brad Keselowski with five laps to go and went on to win the Pocono 400 Sprint Cup race at Pocono Raceway.
The victory was the second of the season for Earnhardt, who also won the season-opening Daytona 500 in February.
Earnhardt got the Pocono victory after leader Keselowski moved [...]
By Seth Livingstone
NASCAR Wire Service
LONG POND, Pa. – A four-time NASCAR Sprint Cup winner at Pocono Raceway, Denny Hamlin, continued to excel on the 2.5-mile triangular layout on Friday, setting a track record in qualifying for Sunday’s Pocono 400.
But Hamlin says Pocono is a different animal than the track at which he won his first [...]
By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Jimmie Johnson arrived in Charlotte, N.C. in mid-May for the Sprint All-Star Race and the Coca-Cola 600 with people asking him when he was going to win a race this year. Johnson left Dover, Del. on Sunday with people wondering when he would next lose a race.
Johnson dominated large portions [...]
Brad Keselowski earned his second NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Coors Light Pole of 2014 on Friday when he battered the track qualifying record at Dover International Speedway.
Team Penske’s Keselowski bettered the previous track record set by Dale Earnhardt Jr. last year by over 2.5 mph.
Keselowski clocked 164.444 mph in his Team Penske Ford Fusion to [...]
DOVER, Del.– When Jimmie Johnson chased down Matt Kenseth in the final laps of Sunday night’s Coca-Cola 600, the defending Sprint Cup champion wasn’t exactly shocked when the driver of the No. 20 Toyota threw a block in an attempt to retain the lead.
He was, however, slightly surprised that Kenseth nearly drove him to the [...]
By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
CONCORD, N.C – A blown engine foiled Kurt Busch’s bid to complete 1,100 miles Sunday in the Indy-Charlotte double, but the NASCAR champion said what occurred in the Coca-Cola 600 wouldn’t dampen his stellar performance and sixth-place finish in his inaugural Indianapolis 500.
“Today is a memory I’ll have forever,” said [...]
By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Jimmie Johnson has been facing questions about his lack of victories in 2014 for weeks. On Sunday, in the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Johnson rendered those questions irrelevant as he blew past Matt Kenseth with just under 10 laps to go and went on to secure the victory.
CONCORD, N.C. – In a way, the first-ever Memorial Day weekend 600-mile NASCAR race got off to a shotgun start back in 1960 as heavily-armed Charlotte Motor Speedway founders Bruton Smith, Curtis Turner, Turner’s brother Darnell and driver Bob Welborn confronted an obstinate contractor and his crew to persuade them to stop delaying the track [...]
CONCORD, N.C. – Roush Fenway Racing’s Saturday announcement that Trevor Bayne will compete fulltime next year in the Sprint Cup Series provides only a small glimpse into the team’s 2015 driver lineup.
Ricky Stenhouse Jr. returns to the Roush Fenway operation, but Greg Biffle’s and Carl Edwards’ plans for next year have yet to be finalized. [...]