Articles in NASCAR - Sprint Cup Series
Dale Earnhardt Jr. on Friday won the pole for Saturday’s Sprint Cup Series race at Kentucky Speedway.
Earnhardt won the pole at the 1.5-mile oval with a track-record lap at 183.636 mph. He knocked Hendrick Motorsports teammate Jimmie Johnson off the top spot before Carl Edwards knocked Johnson off the front row.
Johnson was followed by 2011 [...]
By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
As a television “analyst”, Kyle Petty is paid handsomely to do little more than talk. On a national broadcast Thursday, Petty certainly earned his money as he offered up the opinion that Danica Patrick is “not a race car driver”, but “just a marketing machine”.
Bold analysis, for sure. But, [...]
By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
SPARTA, Ky. – The connection between Michael Waltrip Racing and collegiate sports is alive and well.
After unveiling paint schemes over the past year honoring national championships Kentucky (basketball) and Alabama (football), NASCAR team owner Michael Waltrip, driver Brian Vickers and sponsor Aaron’s did the same for Louisville on Thursday at [...]
By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Martin Truex Jr. didn’t break the longest non-winning streak among active NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers Sunday with his victory at Sonoma Raceway. That dubious record still belongs to 2000 Cup champion Bobby Labonte at 340 consecutive races…and counting.
There was a time when Truex’s team co-owner, Michael Waltrip, was burdened [...]
Martin Truex Jr. ended one of the longest droughts in NASCAR Sunday when he won the road race at Sonoma Raceway in Northern California.
The convincing victory for Truex Jr. in the Toyota Save Mart 350 ended a winless streak of 218 races dating to June 4, 2007 at Dover, where he finished 7,355 seconds ahead [...]
Jamie McMurray of Earnhardt Ganassi Racing edged Marcos Ambrose of Richard Petty Motorsports for the Sprint Cup race pole at the Sonoma road course on Saturday.
Both McMurray and Ambrose qualified in the final five-car group (No. 8) in the debut of group qualifying in Cup, with Ambrose posting his lap first and McMurray topping him [...]
International Speedway Corporation today approved funding to redevelop the frontstretch of Daytona International Speedway.
The multi-year project will break ground on July 5, 2013, and is targeted for completion in January 2016, in time for the 54th Rolex 24 At Daytona and the 58th Daytona 500.
“We are truly creating history with this unprecedented endeavor,” said ISC’s Chief [...]
Greg Biffle gave beleaguered Ford Racing and its fans something to ease the pain Sunday when he and his Roush Fenway Racing Fusion won the Sprint Cup race at Michigan International Speedway.
The victory was the first of the season for Biffle, the third of the season for Ford and the 1,000th overall for Ford in [...]
By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
You can count on it. In fact, it occurs with such regularly that it has become a eye-rolling cliche: Every time the Sprint Cup series arrives at Michigan International Speedway, somebody in the media will ask Ford drivers in general and Roush Fenway Racing drivers specifically about the importance of [...]
Carl Edwards won the pole on Friday for Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series race at Michigan International Speedway.
Edwards, driving a Roush Fenway Racing Ford, laid down a lap at 202.564 mph.
“We’ve been working very hard and trying to turn the corner with these Ford Fusions to make them faster,” Edwards said. “I just cannot wait to [...]