Articles in NASCAR - Sprint Cup Series
By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
In today’s Monday Morning Memo, we find:
* I have followed Roger Penske for decades. From afar as a race fan growing up, and face to face through meeting and dealing with him as a auto-racing beat writer.
The thing that strikes you first about him upon meeting him is how his [...]
Tony Stewart got his first victory as a Sprint Cup-team owner/driver Sunday and he got it by going slow – not by going slow because he wanted to, but because he felt he had to.
The Pocono 500 had turned into a fuel-mileage job and Stewart was forced to get stingy over the final 10 laps [...]
Rain on Friday washed out qualifying for Sunday’s Sprint Cup race at Pocono Raceway.
That will put Tony Stewart on the pole for the race as the cars will line up based on owner points.
Starting next to Stewart in the front row will be Jeff Gordon.
The second row will consist of Jimmie Johnson and Kurt [...]
By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
Over the years, Dale Earnhardt made Richard Childress look mighty good as a car owner.
Now his son, Dale Earnhardt Jr. is indirectly helping to keep Childress from looking pretty bad.
Earnhardt’s struggles at Hendrick Motorsports and his recent crew chief swap have overshadowed the struggles of Richard Childress Racing, a story [...]
NASCAR Thursday announced a change to its race format with the addition of “Double-File Restarts – Shootout Style” throughout each race.
Beginning with this weekend at Pocono Raceway, the first- and second-place drivers will line up side-by-side as the green flag flies for each restart.
“We’ve heard the fans loud and clear: ‘double-file restarts – shootout style’ [...]
By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
Perhaps the great philosopher Gomer Pyle put it best:
Everyone who thought the National Stock Car Racing Commission might do Carl Long justice and throw out the absurdly-harsh penalties recently meted out by NASCAR, please raise your hand.
I’d like get with you later to discuss some beautiful beachfront property in [...]
The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series takes on the only three-turn track on the circuit this weekend in Pennsylvania. Tops in Driver Rating at the track, Denny Hamlin tells you what it takes to get around the Tricky Triangle. Ryan Newman checks in as well, and find out who else you should pick with the top [...]
By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
It’s one for NASCAR’s Lowlights Film:
At one point during last Sunday’s race at Dover, leader Jimmie Johnson deliberately slowed down and allowed teammate Mark Martin to pass him.
Martin led the lap, “earning” five bonus points.
Then Johnson zipped back around him, reassumed the lead, and sped off to victory.
A charity pass [...]
Persistent rain has forced officials at Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio, to postpone the fifth annual Prelude to the Dream. The all-star dirt late model race has been rescheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 9. A decision regarding the broadcast of the event will be made at a later date.
The wet weather made it impossible to run [...]
The National Stock Car Racing Commission announced Tuesday that the major penalties levied by NASCAR on the Sprint Cup team of Carl Long would stand.
Those penalties included:
* A loss of 200 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Championship Car Owner Points; suspension from 12 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Championship Events; suspension from NASCAR until August 18, 2009; [...]