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Denny Hamlin won the Coors Light pole for the seventh race in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup, turning a track-record lap in 19.013 seconds (99.595 mph) at Martinsville Speedway on Friday.
Hamlin, who has four Martinsville victories, will start beside second-place qualifier Jimmie Johnson (99.344 mph), who has eight Martinsville wins to his credit, [...]
By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
MARTINSVILLE, Va. – Elliott Sadler steps into the No. 55 Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota this weekend at Martinsville Speedway for the first time since a medical issue sidelined the team’s regular driver, Brian Vickers, earlier this month and the Virginia native said Friday Vickers was handling the situation better
than he [...]
It appears that NASCAR officials are floating an interesting trial balloon this weekend. The idea attached to that balloon is a good one. Well, half of a good one.
NASCAR official Kerry Tharp told reporters earlier this week that consideration is being given to doing away with single-car qualifying sessions for most races.
In the place of [...]
FORT WORTH, Texas – Matt Kenseth’s participation in Day 2 of a three-day NASCAR Sprint Cup Series open test at Texas Motor Speedway ended abruptly Tuesday in the Turn 1 wall, which will require a fresh coat of white paint before the AAA Texas 500 on Nov. 3.
“I have mixed feelings, I guess, on testing,” [...]
By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
TALLADEGA, Ala. – As an unofficial and unauthorized biographer of Danica Patrick, which leaves me well informed on the subject, I must admit to being disappointed in her rookie season in the Sprint Cup. Always one to index herself up to speed and avoid crashing, I wonder if Patrick will [...]
By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
After a long, strenuous hike through the Colorado mountains, Rob had developed a powerful hunger. He ordered a deluxe burger and a large bag of potato chips. The burger showed up at the table looking anything but deluxe.
Rob opened the bulging bag of chips. A big puff of packing gas [...]
Jamie McMurray took the lead with 17 laps to go and went on to win Sunday’s relatively quiet Camping World RV Sales 500 Sprint Cup Series race at Talladega Superspeedway.
The victory came under yellow and was the Earnhardt Ganassi Racing driver’s first win since 2010. It was his second win at Talladega and seventh of [...]
A rainout of Saturday’s qualifying session put Richard Petty Racing’s Aric Almirola on the pole for the sixth race in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup and left the title contenders scattered throughout the starting grid.
Jeff Burton will start second on the outside of the front row at Talladega Superspeedway Sunday, with Almirola’s teammate, [...]
By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
TALLADEGA, Ala. – Each time the gates swing open at Talladega Superspeedway in east central Alabama, there’s little doubt who the fans that pack this mammoth track will be rooting for on race days.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. has been mired in a slump for the past seven years when it comes [...]
By Mark Armijo | Senior Correspondent
PHOENIX, Ariz. – OK, raise your hand if before the season you penciled Kevin Harvick in the No. 3 position with only five remaining races in the NASCAR Chase for the Sprint Cup championship.
Yeah, that’s what we thought.
Who would have dared envision Harvick, who announced at last season’s November race [...]