Home » Archive by Category

Articles in NASCAR – Sprint Cup Series

Danica The Show-Stopper In Daytona
Saturday, 6 Feb, 2010 – 18:57 | 3 Comments
Danica The Show-Stopper In Daytona

Daytona Beach, Fla. – Danica Mania arrived at Daytona during the ARCA 200. Although difficult to pinpoint the exact time of its arrival, it began aproximately on lap 53. That’s when stock car rookie Danica Patrick saved her Chevy after getting knocked into the tri-oval grass and began a comeback through the pack.
In a race […]

Ageless Martin Wins 500 Pole
Saturday, 6 Feb, 2010 – 15:49 | Comments Off on Ageless Martin Wins 500 Pole
Ageless Martin Wins 500 Pole

Apparently Mark Martin’s wonderful 2009 story was not a fluke, apparently Dale Earnhardt’s Jr.’s horrible 2009 story was and apparently Hendrick Motorsports will again be the team to beat in Sprint Cup this season.
All of that being apparent, that is, if qualifying for the 2010 Daytona 500 means anything.
Martin, who turned 51 in last month, […]

Race Day: The Bud Shootout
Saturday, 6 Feb, 2010 – 9:16 | 4 Comments
Race Day: The Bud Shootout

To most of the racing world, the Budweiser Shootout is an all-star race. It’s a largely ceremonial event that kicks off the Sprint Cup season and pits the top drivers in the series against each other for a for-fun-only race that is more about pride than money.
But racing being a big business and NASCAR being […]

Woody: Predictions are out – Where’s Junior?
Saturday, 6 Feb, 2010 – 8:29 | 3 Comments
Woody: Predictions are out – Where’s Junior?

Larry Woody | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
I was flipping though a magazine the other day and came across a 2010 Sprint Cup pre-season driver ranking.
I looked for Dale Earnhardt Jr.
And looked.
And looked.
I finally found him, buried somewhere down around 20th.
Meanwhile his Hendrick teammates, Jimmie Johnson, Jeff Gordon and Mark Martin all were ranked in the top 10, […]

Harris: DanicaMania Is All Good
Friday, 5 Feb, 2010 – 17:44 | Comments Off on Harris: DanicaMania Is All Good
Harris: DanicaMania Is All Good

One thing I’ve noticed over the years in dealing with Danica Patrick is her infinite patience with people who want something from her.
When she first arrived in the IndyCar Series in 2005 as a 23-year-old, few gave her much of a shot. Many observers believed team owner Bobby Rahal was simply trying to take advantage […]

TMS Granted Time Change
Friday, 5 Feb, 2010 – 14:28 | Comments Off on TMS Granted Time Change

RacinToday.com
Fort Worth, Texas – Texas Motor Speedway has received approval from NASCAR to move the start times of its two NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races this season to be consistent with “Western Region” times.
The Samsung Mobile 500 on April 18 and the Lone Star 500 on Nov. 7 will now have 2 p.m., Central Time, […]

The Woods Of Virginia – Part 9; Tiny A Giant Hero
Friday, 5 Feb, 2010 – 8:14 | Comments Off on The Woods Of Virginia – Part 9; Tiny A Giant Hero
The Woods Of Virginia – Part 9; Tiny A Giant Hero

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
The Wood Brothers Racing Team has been one of the backbones of NASCAR since the sport was founded. The Woods, from Stuart, Va., have been racing continuously in the division now known as Sprint Cup since 1953 and have 96 wins to their credit.
In a RacinToday exclusive series, Eddie Wood, […]

Daytona Notes: JPM To Make Points
Friday, 5 Feb, 2010 – 7:37 | Comments Off on Daytona Notes: JPM To Make Points
Daytona Notes: JPM To Make Points

Daytona Beach, Fla. – Juan Pablo Montoya said numerous times last season that his primary focus was qualifying for the Sprint Cup Chase and winning the championship.
Those goals will remain the same in 2010 for the popular driver from Colombia, who came under fire at times last year for points racing.
Montoya, who failed to win an event in 2009, […]

Edwards Savors Bud Draw
Friday, 5 Feb, 2010 – 7:21 | Comments Off on Edwards Savors Bud Draw
Edwards Savors Bud Draw

RacinToday.com
Carl Edwards had the lucky hand at Thursday night’s draw party and pulled the pole position for Saturday’s Budweiser Shootout at historic Daytona International Speedway.
“It’s the first race of the season and it will be nice to be up front,” said Edwards, who drives the No. 99 Roush Fenway Ford. “It’s been a while since […]

NASCAR Unveils TV Schedule
Thursday, 4 Feb, 2010 – 16:21 | Comments Off on NASCAR Unveils TV Schedule
NASCAR Unveils TV Schedule

RacinToday.com
Telecast times for the 2010 NASCAR season have been released, and as previously announced, the 2010 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series schedule features earlier, consistent start times throughout the year.
Points races in the Eastern and Central regions of the country will begin at 1 p.m. ET, West Coast events will begin at 3 p.m. ET, and […]