Articles in NASCAR - Sprint Cup Series
Five new candidates joined 20 past candidates as the NASCAR Hall of Fame announced its list of contenders for the Class of 2014 on Wednesday.
The new candidates include track owner/promoter O. Bruton Smith, former Sprint Cup champion Dale Jarrett, Petty Enterprises engine builder Maurice Petty, short-track specialist and 1960 Cup champion Rex White and five-time [...]
By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
MARTINSVILLE, Va. – Entering the 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup season the motorsports community pointed to the demanding Martinsville Speedway as possibly Danica Patrick’s biggest challenge in her rookie year.
The flat, half-mile, paper-clipped short track had been the nightmare for many drivers, both rookies and veterans, throughout its storied history. [...]
Jimmie Johnson won the STP Gas Booster 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Martinsville Speedway on Sunday afternoon.
The victory was the second of the six-race season for the Hendrick Motorsports driver and the eighth for the five-time Cup champion at the Martinsville short track. His other victory of 2013 came in the season-opening Daytona [...]
By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
MARTINSVILLE, Va. – Frank Scott, son of the late NASCAR driver Wendell Scott, said Saturday there were two words his siblings were never permitted to use – “can’t” and “never.”
Scott’s remarks came in the Martinsville Speedway media center just a day after his hometown of Danville, Va., honored his [...]
By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
MARTINSVILLE, Va. – Blocking, Denny Hamlin’s injury and the Joey Logano-Tony Stewart feud were popular topics of conversation at Martinsville Speedway on Friday.
But when it comes to what is arguably the most tradition-filled race track on the NASCAR circuit, seven-time Martinsville winner Jeff Gordon summed it up best when he [...]
Jimmie Johnson won the pole for this weekend’s Sprint Cup race at Martinsville Speedway.
Johnson won the pole for Sunday’s STP Gas Booster 500 with a lap in 19.244 seconds (98.400 mph). The top six drivers in the field topped the former track record of 98.084 mph established by Tony Stewart in October 2005.
Johnson edged Marcos [...]
By Jm Pedley | Managing Editor
A decent-size batch lot of interesting stories accompanied NASCAR when the series headed into the Easter weekend bye. Stories featuring topics like drivers calling other drivers nasty names like “chicken” and “little rich kid”; unprotected concrete walls; a return of good racing; a big crowd at Fontana; blocking.
The race at [...]
By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Beginning with a sweep of the track’s inaugural NASCAR race weekend by Mark Martin and Jeff Burton in April 1997, Texas Motor Speedway has morphed into a “Roush House.”
Jack Roush’s run of success at “The Great American Speedway!” in Fort Worth features 18 victories as a car-owner across NASCAR’s top [...]
Mark Martin’s stint as substitute for injured NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Denny Hamlin has been revised to a one-race deal.
Michael Waltrip Racing announced Friday that Martin will fill-in for the Joe Gibbs Racing driver in the No. 11 FedEx Toyota Camry only at Martinsville Speedway on Sunday, April 7. Martin will then return to [...]
By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
J.D. Gibbs, president of Joe Gibbs Racing, says he does not believe that rival-team driver Joey Logano intentionally attempted to crash and injure JGR driver Denny Hamlin during the late going of last Sunday’s Sprint Cup race at Auto Club Speedway.
Instead, Gibbs said during a teleconference on Thursday, he thinks Logano [...]