Articles in NASCAR - Sprint Cup Series
By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
Dover, Del. – Strike up the band for the over-the-hill guys.
Much like 59-year-old golfer Tom Watson did in July when he dominated the British Open before losing in a playoff, NASCAR Sprint Cup driver Mark Martin is energizing American sports fans by contending for a championship at the ripe old [...]
Jimmie Johnson was the monster of the Monster Mile on Friday as he recorded the fastest lap in practice early in the day and then went out late to post the fastest lap in qualifying.
The pole at Dover International Speedway is his second of the year. His qualifying lap took 22.878 seconds and was at [...]
By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
The announcement this week that NASCAR has modified its test policy for 2010 was good news for some of its teams.
While the bulk of the test ban continues, the modification allows teams from every NASCAR division to test whenever they so choose at 14 of the organization’s sanctioned regional tracks where Sprint [...]
By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Kurt Busch says the curious lame duck status of crew chief Pat Tryson has created “a tough situation” for his Penske Racing team, one chasing a NASCAR championship and searching for a leader along the lines of…Lou Piniella?
A lifelong Chicago Cubs fan, Busch tossed Sweet Lou’s name onto the short [...]
By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
Some Thursday observations:
With all the attention being focused on Mark Martin, Juan Pablo Montoya and Jimmie Johnson and their quests to win this year’s Chase for the Sprint Cup, it’s easy to overlook Denny Hamlin.
But in the weeks leading up to the Chase, Hamlin was the most consistent, winning at [...]
Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup points leader Mark Martin tells you why Dover International Speedway is one of his favorite racetracks while Kurt Busch talks about the demands of racing at the Monster Mile. Plus, with three men in the top five in Driver Rating, Roush Fenway Racing could have a turnaround weekend.
By Mike Harris | Senior Correspondent
Mark Martin doesn’t expect to win races.
Each time he does, the pessimism and humility seem to pour out of the diminutive driver.
“I’d better enjoy this one because it might be the last time I win one,’’ he’ll say.
Or: “I got lucky this time, but you can’t always have that kind of [...]
NASCAR announced today its 2010 testing policy for its three national and two regional touring series.
The policy will again prohibit testing at tracks which host NASCAR national series events, by teams in the following series: NASCAR Sprint Cup; NASCAR Nationwide; NASCAR Camping World Truck; NASCAR Camping World East; and NASCAR Camping World West.
In 2010, however, [...]
By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Let’s see what’s in the old Wednesday Morning Memo today:
Brian Wolfe often wears a suit, but he is not what is often derisively referred to as “a suit”. The head of Ford’s racing operation, Wolfe has no problem with speaking directly to issues and offering his and Ford’s opinions. The [...]
Larry Woody | Senior Writer
NASCAR has never had a winless champion, although it has come close a couple of times. Benny Parsons (1973) and Matt Kenseth (2003) both were one-win wonders.
But there’s never been a goose-egg champion.
Could this be the year?
Of the 12 drivers in the Chase for the Sprint Cup, four have not won [...]