Articles in NASCAR – Sprint Cup Series
Ryan Newman slipped past Jeff Gordon on a green/white/checkered restart to win Saturday night’s Subway Fresh Fit 600 Sprint Cup race at Phoenix International Raceway.
Gordon said he spun his tires on the final restart.
It was Newman’s first victory since he won the Daytona 500 in 2008. It gave him his 14th Cup victory but first as […]
Watching the Subway Fresh Fit 600?
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Follow along with him as he blogs all the action Flag to Flag at Phoenix International Raceway.
It isn’t usually very green around Phoenix International Raceway, which is located in the Arizona desert. But, thanks to Office Depot, which co-sponsors Tony Stewart’s No. 14 Chevrolet Impala, the track is very green this week.
Office Depot has pledged to balance the entire estimated carbon-dioxide emissions associated with NASCAR’s Subway Fresh Fit 600 on Saturday […]
By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Arlington, Texas – Matt Kenseth’s career path took a brief detour into the gutter earlier this week, courtesy of a bowling-oriented promotion that admittedly left the NASCAR star embarrassed.
But Kenseth and four-time Sprint Cup champion Jeff Gordon both chose the high road at Phoenix International Raceway Friday during separate post-mortems […]
By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Interestingly, the promoters at Phoenix International Raceway, site of tonight’s Subway Fresh Fit 600, seem to think that the attention span of the American sports fan is expanding. How else to explain their decision to tack additional laps onto the race?
But in spite of evidence that attention spans and patience […]
A.J. Allmendinger won his first Sprint Cup Series pole on Friday when he was fastest in qualifying for Saturday’s Subway Fresh Fit 600 at Phoenix International Raceway.
Allmendinger, driving a Ford for Richard Petty Motorsports, turned a lap at 134.675 mph at the 1-mile PIR oval.
“It is exciting to get that first pole,” Allmendinger said. […]
By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
Avondale, Ariz. – Track position is normally coveted during the closing laps of Sprint Cup events at Bristol and Martinsville.
But Jimmie Johnson and Denny Hamlin bucked that trend by ducking onto pit road for fresh tires with just a handful of laps remaining during two races last month.
In each case, both […]
By Mark Armijo | Senior Correspondent
Avondale, Ariz. – Oh, that Brad Keselowski. For a NASCAR Sprint Cup newbie, he sure knows how to attract a headline.
Only 23 races into his Cup career, which continues Saturday in the Subway Fresh Fit 600 (375 laps) at Phoenix International Raceway, Keselowski already seems to have made more than […]
By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
In these times of declining attendance at NASCAR races, my mind always wanders back to some of the great short track promoters I’ve known over the years.
They weren’t necessarily flashy. They didn’t try to grab attention with fake April Fools Day press releases and controversial billboard advertisements. They just understood […]
By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
The NASCAR Sprint Cup series is visiting Phoenix International Raceway this week and that fires off a lot of memories, not all of them pleasant.
PIR, in the shadow of the foothills of the Estrella Mountains, is located about 15 miles west of downtown Phoenix, just a couple of miles away […]