Home » Archive by Category

Articles in NASCAR - Sprint Cup Series

Vickers Racing, Chasing For The Little Guys
Tuesday, 8 Sep, 2009 – 7:00 | 2 Comments
Vickers Racing, Chasing For The Little Guys

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Brian Vickers is making a habit this season of proving wrong the conventional racing wisdom.
First he got in a crash with Dale Earnhardt Jr., the sport’s most popular driver, during the season-opening Daytona 500, but wound up getting broad support from fans across the board, including a good many members [...]

Monday Morning Crew Chief: The King Reigns Again
Monday, 7 Sep, 2009 – 10:00 | One Comment
Monday Morning Crew Chief: The King Reigns Again

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Hampton, Ga. – Evidently, the demise of Atlanta as a NASCAR hub is greatly exagerated. How fitting that Richard Petty, one of the men who helped build the sport, ended up with driver Kasey Kahne in victory lane in front of a near-capacity crowd.
It looks like the Labor Day weekend [...]

Kasey Kahne Labors His Way To A Victory In Atlanta
Monday, 7 Sep, 2009 – 8:16 | Comments Off
Kasey Kahne Labors His Way To A Victory In Atlanta

By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Hampton, Ga. – Just when Kevin Harvick appeared primed to snap a 105-race winless streak, one of his Richard Childress Racing teammates wound up breaking his heart.
When Clint Bowyer’s No. 33 Chevrolet slid through the grass to bring out the final caution in Sunday night’s Pep Boys Auto 500 at [...]

Hood: Atlanta Under The Lights Was A Winner
Monday, 7 Sep, 2009 – 8:00 | Comments Off
Hood: Atlanta Under The Lights Was A Winner

By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Hampton, Ga. – There was plenty of electricity in the air when the lights came on at Atlanta Motor Speedway Sunday night for the Pep Boys Auto 500.
One of the most competitive races in the track’s history, won by Kasey Kahne in front of an estimated crowd of 111,300, was merely icing [...]

NASCAR Newscast: Pep Boys Auto 500 Recap
Monday, 7 Sep, 2009 – 1:00 | Comments Off
NASCAR Newscast: Pep Boys Auto 500 Recap

Kasey Kahne won the first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series night race at Atlanta Motor Speedway and the next-to-last event in the Race to the Chase, climbing five spots in the point standings to sixth. Hear from Kahne and runner-up Kevin Harvick, and find out who is in and out of the Chase for the NASCAR [...]

No Shortage Of Pitfalls In Atlanta Motor Speedway Pits
Sunday, 6 Sep, 2009 – 19:02 | Comments Off
No Shortage Of Pitfalls In Atlanta Motor Speedway Pits

By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Hampton, Ga. – If the key to winning at Atlanta Motor Speedway is navigating the 1.54-mile quad-oval’s sweeping turns, avoiding  incidents on pit road at 45 miles per hour is a close second.
That was the case for Juan Pablo Montoya, who appeared to be in the cat’s bird seat after [...]

Race Day: Atlanta A Hot Track For The Drivers
Sunday, 6 Sep, 2009 – 13:00 | Comments Off
Race Day: Atlanta A Hot Track For The Drivers

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Fans may or may not enjoy tonight’s race at Atlanta Motor Speedway. When it comes to the drivers, however, there is virtually no “may not”. They love the wide, racy AMS 1.5-mile D-oval and they don’t mind shouting about that to the world.
Here is what drivers have to say about [...]

Buckler Wheeling In Grand-Am, Dealing in Sprint Cup
Sunday, 6 Sep, 2009 – 10:00 | Comments Off
Buckler Wheeling In Grand-Am, Dealing in Sprint Cup

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Hampton, Ga. – It’s been quite a week for TRG Motorsports owner Kevin Buckler, literally a wheeler and a dealer. On the same day he  drove his Porsche around the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Buckler signed up a series champion for his Sprint Cup team.
The former Rolex 24 at Daytona winner [...]

Gong Show Winner Darnell Answers The Big Bell
Sunday, 6 Sep, 2009 – 8:32 | Comments Off
Gong Show Winner Darnell Answers The Big Bell

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
One of the winners of the old Roush Racing “Gong Show” tryouts is finally getting his chance to prove himself in a Sprint Cup car.
Erik Darnell, the 2005 winner of the contest that won him a ride in a Roush truck, is running the first of seven races this season [...]

Flag to Flag: Atlanta
Sunday, 6 Sep, 2009 – 8:00 | 48 Comments
Flag to Flag: Atlanta

Watching the Pep Boys Auto 500?
Nick Bromberg is.
Follow all the action here as he live blogs Flag to Flag from Atlanta Motor Speedway