Articles in NASCAR - Sprint Cup Series
By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
There is a threshold in sports that many of the all-time greats had to cross. Dale Earnhardt Sr. had to cross it, Darrell Waltrip had to cross it, Muhammad Ali had to cross it. It’s the threshold between fans loathing you because of your methods and loving you because of [...]
Kyle Busch claimed his third win of the season and joined Cale Yarborough as the only NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers to win on their birthday. Busch was also the third driver to sweep a weekend at Richmond International Raceway, winning the Nationwide Series race as well. Hear from Busch and runner-up Tony Stewart and [...]
By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
He’s up. He’s down. He’s up. He’s down.
Mark Martin’s Comeback Season reads like the diary of an elevator operator in the Empire State Building.
One minute he’s enjoying a bright and shining view from the penthouse, the next minute he plunges down into the dark parking garage where the rats squeak [...]
Watching the Crown Royal 400 tonight?
Nick Bromberg is.
Join him for all the action.
By Jeff Hood | Senior Correspondent
Richmond, Va. – NASCAR’s newest star, Brad Keselowski, began his day by jumping off a golf car and greeting autograph-seekers and well-wishers as he entered the Nationwide Series garage early Friday morning.
Five days after Keselowski led one lap and won the Aaron’s 499 at Talladega Superspeedway, journalists packed the .75-mile Richmond International [...]
Brian Vickers on Friday won the pole for Saturday night’s Sprint Cup race at Richmond International Raceway.
Vickers won the pole for the Russ Friendman 400 by turning a lap at 127.131 mph. That kept him ahead of Jeff Gordon, who will start the race from the second position.
“It was a great lap,” Vickers said. “The [...]
By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Correspondent
Talladega, Ala. – If you’re traveling west on Interstate 20 towards central Alabama on a race weekend, you’re bound to see vehicles with “Talladega Bound” inscribed on the rear window. I doubt the count will go down come this October despite injuries to seven fans in last Sunday’s race.
NASCAR is [...]
By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
Gastonia, N.C. – A wise person once advised that it’s good to make friends with a preacher so there’ll be someone who knows you to preach your funeral. There’s an extra sadness at funerals where the reverend doesn’t know much about the deceased.
David Poole, despite his intense working pace at [...]
Tony Stewart is still looking for his first victory as an owner/driver. This weekend, the quest moves to a favorite track, his favorite track, Richmond International Raceway. This week, he shared a few words about it all.
Question: It’s been 371 races since a driver/owner last visited victory lane – Ricky Rudd on Sept. 27, 1998 [...]
By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
Tom Wolfe once penned a famous Esquire article about moonshiner/racer Junior Johnson titled “The Last American Hero.”
Nothing against Junior, understand – I’ve always admired his gritty individualism – but I think the sobriquet might better be applied to one of Johnson’s fellow NASCAR competitors, Bud Moore.
Moore, crusty, craggy-faced and cantankerous [...]