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Martin Truex Jr. will start Sunday’s Sprint Cup race at Phoenix International Raceway from the pole as a result of turning a lap a 135.120 mph in qualifying on Friday afternoon.
Starting second in the Checker O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 will be Kurt Busch.
Jimmie Johnson, the points leader in the Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship, [...]
By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
Avondale, Ariz. – When it comes to predicting a winner in Sunday’s Checker O’Reilly Auto Parts 500, it’s difficult to bet against the four-car Hendrick Motorsports juggernaut.
Mark Martin led 157 laps at Phoenix International Raceway in April and wound up snapping a 98-race winless streak.
Jimmie Johnson, who has never finished off the [...]
It’s been a lousy year for General Motors, but you’d never know it from the results on NASCAR’s premier tracks.
As we head into the penultimate Sprint Cup race of the 2009 season, Chevrolets have just about decimated the rest of the Cup field.
That’s pretty obvious if you note that Chevy drivers Jimmie Johnson, Mark Martin [...]
A few random racing thoughts on a rainy night in Georgia….
Racing success and failure is often more about mechanical issues than many casual fans sometimes realize. Then again there can be factors that no engineer or mechanic can fix. During the press conference at Talladega a couple weeks ago, in which Lance McGrew officially lost [...]
Let’s see what’s in the Morning Memo today:
I would have loved to have had a front-row seat for what went on at Texas Motor Speedway on Sunday. Not on the race track, but in the garages. Would have loved to have pushed up a nice, comfy-leather chair, ordered a pizza and sat and watched as [...]
By Mark Armijo | Senior Correspondent
Phoenix, Ariz. – Jimmie Johnson stumbled down memory lane a week ago at Texas Motor Speedway, losing a sizeable chunk of a NASCAR Sprint Cup points lead for the second straight year.
A year ago, Johnson lost 77 points from a 183-point lead after finishing 15th at Texas.
On his return trip [...]
Larry Woody | Senior Writer
When Kyle Busch narrowly missed making the make the Chase for the Championship at Richmond back in September I though he showed a lot of class with the way he handed his defeat and disappointment in the harsh glare of the TV lights.
That low point of his season might have been [...]
Larry Woody | Senior Writer
Ok, so he hit a pothole. A Texas-sized pothole.
But anybody – including the Boys in the Booth – who thinks Jimmie Johnson’s hiccup Sunday means he’s about to let the championship slip through his fingers better think again.
Yeah, he wiped out early in the race and wobbled home 38th. So?
In golf [...]
From the Monday Morning Crew Chief:
The past week produced a remarkable batch of late fall racing news. One writer’s view of the top ten stories.
1. Prior to the Texas race, Mark Martin was headed for yet another runner-up finish or even third in the Sprint Cup championship. Yet [...]
By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Fort Worth, Texas – The aura of invincibility surrounding Jimmie Johnson was shattered early during Sunday’s Dickies 500, and just like that, NASCAR’s Chase for the Sprint Cup is worth the price of ambition.
Talk of Johnson’s bid for an unprecedented fourth consecutive Cup title was muted when a crash involving [...]