Articles in NASCAR – Sprint Cup Series
Joey Logano, beginning his second full season in Sprint Cup, won the pole for the Food City 500 on Friday afternoon at Bristol Motor Speedway.
Logano ran at lap 124.630 mph in his Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota to take his first Sprint Cup pole.
“We have a really fast Home Depot Toyota, for sure,” Logano said. “We […]
By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
Bristol, Tenn. – Even mighty Bristol Motor Speedway is feeling the wrath of the Great Recession.
Thunder Valley has long been considered the toughest ticket in NASCAR. But Sunday’s Food City 500 isn’t sold out.
Veteran driver Jeff Burton admitted on Friday that the sport is in the midst of the worst economic climate […]
By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
Bristol, Tenn. – In spite of its reputation as a place where tempers get out of hand and wrecks just seem to happen, Bristol Motor Speedway also has the feel of a down-home friendly place.
For those of us on the print and Internet side of the media, it’s one of […]
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Let’s see what’s in the Morning Memo today:
If there is anybody out there who thinks that Carl Edwards and Brad Keselowski will be letting bygones be bygones this weekend at Bristol Motor Speedway, you need to adjust medication.
If you think air-clearing sessions with NASCAR officials, sponsors, team owners or clergyman is […]
By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
Nashville – Sterling Marlin, retired after 30 years as a driver in NASCAR’s Cup Series, is involved in the sport in a new role: team owner.
Well, sort of.
The two-time Daytona 500 champion is listed as co-owner of a new team, BD Racing, which plans to compete in the Sunoco National […]
Fort Worth, Texas – Joe Gibbs, once considered a rival to many in the state of Texas as Super Bowl-winning head coach of the NFL’s Washington Redskins, will finally be hailed by the Lone Star State as the latest motorsports icon inducted into the Texas Motorsports Hall of Fame.
Also earning induction into the Hall is […]
By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
“They were accessible, likable, knowable, conversant, as gracious in loss as they were in victory, and above all, amazingly helpful to those of us in the print lodge who covered them … they endured demands on their time, but they handled it courteously, often with ease and enjoyment.”
A lot of […]
Larry Woody | Senior Writer
Judging from all the media hissing and moaning, Carl Edwards and Brad Keselowski should be ashamed of themselves, whaling away on each other and disturbing NASCAR’s nap-time.
Yeah, Keselowski took a wild ride at Atlanta. So?
Wild rides are what stock car racing is all about. Or at least it used to be, […]
By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
After a morning of testing in his Sprint Cup car at Talladega Superspeedway Tuesday, Jeff Gordon had an answer for those wanting to know if replacing rear wings with vertical blade spoilers was going to improve racing in the series.
It was an unsatisfying answer but a frank one: Check back […]
By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Fort Worth, Texas – Eddie Gossage says his use of the controversial wreck involving Sprint Cup antagonists Carl Edwards and an airborne Brad Keselowski as an advertising tool at Texas Motor Speedway is the residue of NASCAR’s “Have at it, boys” philosophy – and a staple of Promotion 101.
Gossage, the […]