Articles in NASCAR - Sprint Cup Series
By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
He’s lean and lanky with scruffy chin-whiskers. Usually surrounded by a throng of panting fans. Answers to the name of “Junior.”
If you spot him, please call NASCAR immediately. It’s worried sick.
Even if Dale Earnhardt Jr., turns up, it’s too late in terms of the championship. The Chase kicks off Sunday [...]
By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
The legend of Jimmie Johnson, three-time and reigning NASCAR champion, is looming XXX Large over the 2009 Chase for the Sprint Cup.
That was evident during Chase Media Day in New York City, where four of 12 drivers eligible for the championship served up plenty of props to Johnson during a [...]
By Bill Fleischman | Senor Correspondent
New York – So what are 12 NASCAR Sprint Cup racers doing in midtown Manhattan on a September day? Racing taxis up Sixth Avenue?
Noooooo…they were promoting the Chase for the Championship. On their way to New Hampshire for the first Chase race the Daring Dozen made a pit stop in [...]
Juan Pablo Montoya got off to a fast start in his first Chase for the Sprint Cup on Friday as he won the pole for Sunday’s Chase-opening Sylvania 300 and also posted the fastest lap in the day’s practice session.
Montoya, who admitted to points racing in an effort to get into the Chase, posted a [...]
By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
Some Thursday observations:
Like many other NASCAR rules that have been implemented over the years, the four-teams-per-car-owner limit isn’t as iron-clad as it seemed at the time. Rick Hendrick effectively expanded his four-car operation to six through a close alliance with Stewart-Haas Racing. The two companies run the same chassis and [...]
By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
They say you can tell more about a person’s character in defeat than in victory. If that’s true we got a revealing look at the hearts of Matt Kenseth and Kyle Busch last Saturday night.
I thought both were at their best following what had to be one of the most [...]
By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Let’s see what’s in today’s Wednesday Morning Memo:
* There it was, printed in Sports Illustrated on that thick glossy stock to which no known ink can properly adhere thus assuring messy smearing and transfer to everything from your white bread sandwich to your West Highland White Terrier.
“Give ‘Em Away”, the [...]
Red Bull Racing Team announced Wednesday that it has extended its partnership with Toyota in the Sprint Cup Series.
“Our partnership with Toyota has been a critical element to the success of Red Bull Racing Team,” said Jay Frye, RBRT vice president and general manager. “Both Red Bull Racing Team and Toyota share a common goal [...]
By Mike Harris | Senior Correspondent
OK gang, it’s “Jimmie Time!’’
The so-called regular season in NASCAR’s Sprint Cup series is over and, with the start of the 10-race Chase for the championship set for Sunday in New England, history tells us Jimmie Johnson will turn on the afterburners in his quest of a record fourth straight [...]
The Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup begins at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. The first and last drivers to clinch Chase berths, Tony Stewart and Brian Vickers, talk about the challenging Magic Mile. Driver Rating says Stewart is the favorite to win. Plus, find out who else to watch.