Articles in NASCAR - Sprint Cup Series
Voting for 2009 Driver of the Year closes on Wednesday, and barring a Miguel Cabrera moment by one of the 20 media panel members, it appears Jimmie Johnson will be a unanimous selection.
As was the case last year, the leading contenders are Johnson, first driver in the 61-year history of NASCAR to win four consecutive [...]
By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
By this time, everyone who follows NASCAR knows that the statistics for Jimmie Johnson’s first eight seasons in the Sprint Cup series are pretty darn impressive, topped by those four straight championships.
But is it the best first eight years for a NASCAR driver? Let’s take a look at some stats [...]
I attended the first Bubba on Broadway NASCAR Awards Banquet in New York in 1981 and had a ball. Talk about swapping grits for ritz.
That first one was fun, but over the years the ceremony grew as stale as a subway wino’s socks.
The best entertainment became watching drivers try to read the speeches on the [...]
By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
When NASCAR introduced the Car of Tomorrow, the primary reason for implementing the new vehicle was to make racing safer. Another goal was to standardize the chassis and therefore make racing cheaper for car owners.
But the way it’s been playing out lately, the relative safety of the new car seems [...]
You know things aren’t going well when you get sued by your attorney.
That’s where the Jeremy Mayfield mess has meandered, as the weirdest story of ’09 just keeps getting weirder and weirder.
Mayfield’s ex-lawyer Bill Diehl has filed a lawsuit against the suspended driver for unpaid legal fees. Diehl claims Mayfield owes him $371,973.66. Now he’ll [...]
By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
Greetings from the Monday Morning Crew Chief:
In a very unofficial nationwide survey, I recently tried to find some Jimmie Johnson fans. I checked out bars and honky tonks in Atlanta. I talked to the neighbors. I called those I knew to be NASCAR fans on the East Coast and the [...]
By Lewis Franck
Driver of the Year Foundation
With the auto-racing season coming to an end, the Driver of the Year voting panel of leading broadcasters and journalists went to work evaluating the final quarter of 2009
The balloting is over and the Driver of the Year Foundation will announce the winner for the fourth quarter early next [...]
Black Friday. It’s not just for shoppers anymore.
Maybe it’s the perfect day to look back and remember things we hate to remember but can’t forget. Insane things that we wish never would have happened and now hope will never happen again.
So in the spirit of awards weeks in NASCAR, here goes.
The Black Friday Awards go [...]
It’s Thanksgiving and time to think about why we should be thankful having a sport like motor racing to enjoy.
Let’s reflect a bit on the past, the present and the future as 2009 nears its final laps.
We saw some veteran racers find renewed life this season:
* Fifty-year-old Mark Martin joined Hendrick Motorsports after two years [...]
By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
It’s Thanksgiving Day 2009 and time to think about all the racing things to be thankful for as the turkey is served and the family gathers around the table.
I’m thankful that the almost completed racing season was a relatively safe one, and a special thanks for all those who have [...]