Articles in NASCAR - Sprint Cup Series
By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
Homestead, Fla. – When it comes to excelling during NASCAR’s 10-race Sprint Cup chase, there is no one better than Jimmie Johnson, who will attempt to clinch an unprecedented fourth consecutive title during Sunday’s Ford 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
Mark Martin, the lone driver with a mathematical chance to dethrone Johnson [...]
By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
Homestead, Fla. – Jimmie Johnson said coming into the final weekend of the season that qualifying near the front would be an important step toward wrapping up his fourth straight NASCAR Sprint Cup championship.
Johnson ripped off the fastest lap of the afternoon on the 1.5-mile Homestead-Miami Speedway track to earn [...]
By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
Homestead, Fla. – NASCAR Chairman and CEO Brian France met with members of the media on Friday at Homestead-Miami Speedway to discuss the current state of the sport.
Among the highlights:
Question: The drivers were critical over the bump-drafting rule at Talladega three weeks ago. What are you planning on doing there?
Homestead, Fla. – Somebody’s going to have to figure out how to beat Jimmie Johnson because he isn’t going anywhere for a long time.
Team owner Rick Hendrick, sitting alongside the driver on the cusp of winning his fourth NASCAR Sprint Cup championship in a row and giving the team its record-tying ninth Cup title, announced [...]
By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
Somewhere along the way over the last year or two, there’s been a refreshing change in Denny Hamlin.
Hamlin, who turned 29 this month, has become far more cooperative as far as working with the print media is concerned. He’s been approachable, refreshingly honest with his answers and as cooperative as [...]
Some Thursday NASCAR observations:
Now it’s down to Champions Week at Homestead-Miami Speedway, where in some years there have been nail-biting points races to be decided. Not this year.
The one last big question remaining to be answered this Sprint Cup season is whether Mark Martin can overcome the 108 points that separate him from his Hendrick [...]
Earnhardt Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates announced today that they will add NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Jamie McMurray as a teammate of Juan Pablo Montoya, to drive the No. 1 Bass Pro Shops / Tracker Boats Chevrolet for the 2010 NSCS season.
Fresh off his win at the Talladega Superspeedway on Nov. 1, McMurray will [...]
Let’s see what’s in the Morning Memo today:
Sometimes you need an outsider to properly dope out a particular situation. Sometimes excessive familiarity can leave people jaded toward that situation. Sometimes it takes fresh eyes to see what’s going on in a situation.
Perhaps that was the role Juan Pablo Montoya was performing during last week’s NASCAR [...]
By Mark Armijo | Senior Correspondent
Want to get Junior Johnson’s motor running? Ask him about Kyle Busch.
Johnson, who recently was voted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame, sees a little of himself in Busch and it’s why he would pick the talented wheelman, and not Jimmie Johnson, if he were starting a Sprint Cup team [...]
Mark Martin is going to finish second in NASCAR’s biggest championship for the fifth time unless a minor miracle happens Sunday at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
But let’s not hold a pity party for the 50-year-old racing icon.
For those who doubt Martin’s sincerity when he says – over and over again – that he’ll still feel fulfilled as [...]