Articles in NASCAR - Sprint Cup Series
By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
In the press box and media center at Talladega Superspeedway last Sunday, reporters had the opportunity, as is NASCAR’s custom, to interview the race winner as well as the second-and third-place drivers and the top rookie. And since the race was in the Chase, points-leader Jimmie Johnson was also brought [...]
Let’s see what’s in the Morning Memo today:
As ESPN zipped away from its broadcast of Sunday’s Sprint Cup race at Talladega Superspeedway at non-restrictor-plate-like speed, I wondered how different the world would be if it were Dale Earnhardt Jr. going for a fourth-straight championship this fall.
I wondered if perhaps the scores of people which the [...]
By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
Jamie McMurray proved the Chase-bashers wrong.
They said drivers who didn’t make the Chase would have no incentive during the last 10 races.
Well, McMurray seemed to have plenty of incentive last Sunday when he blazed his way to victory at Talladega.
They anti-Chase crowd whined that the non-Chase drivers would be ignored [...]
Larry Woody | Senior Writer
I remember a time when drivers had trouble sleeping the night before Talladega.
Now they have trouble staying awake during the race.
At one point during last Sunday’s race – using the term loosely – Tony Stewart radioed his crew that he was having a problem keeping his eyes open.
Trust me Tony, you [...]
The celebration in Victory Lane after Sunday’s Sprint Cup race at Talladega seemed a bit more spirited than others we have seen in recent months. The smiles seemed bigger and the emotions more intense.
It was a great scene as Jamie McMurray, Jack Roush and members of the Roush Fenway Racing No. 26 team sprayed champagn, [...]
Penske Racing has announced that driver Brad Keselowski will take the place of David Stremme in the team’s No. 12 Sprint Cup car for the final three races of the in the of the 2009 season. Keselowski will drive the car e in the upcoming races at Texas (Nov. 8), Phoenix (Nov. 15) and Homestead [...]
It’s doubtful that any of the 43 drivers who competed in Sunday’s Amp Energy 500 at Talladega Superspeedway had much fun.
And, thanks to some rule tweaking by NASCAR, it took 490 miles of ho-hum before any of the usual wild Talladega antics woke up the fans in the stands and the folks catching a few [...]
By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
From the Monday Morning Crew Chief:
Talladega, Ala. – What now for NASCAR officials? There was yet another Air Talladega moment, but no big finish to take the edge off as Jamie McMurray’s Ford led the field home under yellow in the Amp Energy 500.
The COT’s chassis and rollcage saved Ryan [...]
Talladega, Ala. – Drivers hoping to put a dent in Jimmie Johnson’s championship hopes on Sunday at Talladega Superspeedway wound up self-destructing during the final laps of the AMP Energy 500.
While NASCAR’s most dominant driver nursed his No. 48 Chevrolet to a sixth-place finish, his chief competition wound up crashing and running out fuel during [...]
By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
Talladega, Ala. – After Sunday’s AMP Energy 500 at Talladega Superspeedway, it appears the Creek Indian medicine man who performed a ceremony designed to put and end to the strange occurrences at the speedway needs to try a different potion.
Sunday’s list of strange and unexpected events was a rather long [...]