Articles in NASCAR - Sprint Cup Series
By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
In today’s Monday Memo we find:
* A lot of race fans had been wringing their hands purple as they awaited the NASCAR debut of Jeffrey Earnhardt.
The word on Earnhardt – who is the son of Kerry Earnhardt and grandson of the late Dale Earnhardt Sr. and nephew of Dale Earnhardt [...]
By Nick Bromberg
RacinToday.com Special Correspondent
Jimmie Johnson dominated the Autism Speaks 400, but needed a spectacular late-race drive to win the race.
When a caution flag flew with 38 laps to go, Johnson was leading, but took four tires and had a slow pit stop and fell all the way to ninth.
Greg Biffle inherited the lead with [...]
With a perfect Driver Rating, Jimmie Johnson dominated the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Dover International Speedway but needed a furious finish to catch Tony Stewart. Hear from Johnson and Stewart, who becomes the first driver-owner to lead the points standings since Alan Kulwicki won the 1992 title.
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By Jeff Hood | Senior Correspondent
Dover, Del. – As the sun struggled to pierce through a heavy cloud cover over the 1-mile Dover International Speedway early today, Brian Whitesell was busy going through the duties associated with his temporary role as crew chief for Dale Earnhardt Jr.
Whitesell will call the shots from the pit [...]
Dale Earnhardt Jr. spoke about his team’s situation on Friday in a Q and A with reporters. Here is a transcript of that session:
WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS HAVING AN INTERIM CREW CHIEF THIS WEEK?: “We’ve got Lance McGrew coming in as the crew chief of the car starting next weekend. This weekend Brian Whitesell (Team [...]
By Nick Bromberg
Count Kyle Busch as one of the people who doesn’t necessarily think that switching crew chiefs is going to help Dale Earnhardt Jr. have immediate success.
Busch worked with Lance McGrew, Earnhardt Jr.’s new crew chief, in 2004 when he was driving in what’s now known as the Nationwide Series.
“To be honest with [...]
A week to ponder his first-ever Sprint Cup victory did nothing to cool off David Reutimann.
Friday afternoon, Reutimann, who won last weekend’s Coca-Cola 600 at Lowe’s Motor Speedway, won the pole for this weekend’s Autism Speaks 400 at Dover International Speedway.
Reutimann ran a lap at 156.794 mph in the qualifying session. That was two-tenths of [...]
By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
The splash that so many had been anticipating finally was heard yesterday morning.
Tony Eury Jr. was thrown overboard.
He’s no longer crew chief for Dale Earnhardt Jr. – Brian Whitesell will take over this weekend at Dover – and with Eury’s exit goes another excuse.
The Eury/Earnhardt combination wasn’t working. They managed [...]
By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
The reunion of Tony Eury Jr. and his cousin Dale Earnhardt Jr. at Hendrick Motorsports came to an end Wednesday night, with Eury being replaced as his cousin’s crew chief by a group of Hendrick veterans – Lance McGrew, Brian Whitesell and Rex Stump.
The news isn’t surprising, given the poor [...]