Articles in NASCAR - Sprint Cup Series
By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
NASCAR teams and drivers don’t really care for the term “cookie-cutter” when it’s applied to 1.5-mile tri-oval race tracks. They talk themselves blue insisting that all tracks – even those that may look alike – are significantly different. But, the term won’t go away. And neither will those tracks.
Some have been [...]
Kasey Kahne, in his third event since joining Hendrick Motorsports, won the pole for Sunday’s Kobalt Tools 400 Sprint Cup series race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Friday with a lap at 190.456 mph.
The pole was his first since Atlanta Motor Speedway last fall and the 23rd of his career. Kahne’s time and speed [...]
Michael Waltrip Racing announced today that Brian Vickers will drive the team’s No. 55 Toyota Camry in six NASCAR Sprint Cup races in 2012 beginning at Bristol Motor Speedway on March 18.
Vickers will also race the No. 55 at the August Bristol event as well as each of the two races at Martinsville Speedway and [...]
NASCAR drivers Regan Smith and Paul Menard, along with Smith’s wife Megan and a friend of the Smiths, escaped injuries in a Colorado road accident today (Wednesday, approximately 8:45 a.m. MT). The foursome was on the way to a nearby ski slope.
Smith lost control of his Silverado truck after hitting a patch of ice near [...]
By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
NASCAR team owner Robby Benton has decided to throw his hat into the political arena.
The 32-year-old Benton, who fields the No. 09 Toyotas in the NASCAR Nationwide and Camping World Truck Series, is one of five Republican candidates vying for the District 41 state Senate seat in North Carolina.
The election [...]
Larry Woody | Senior Writer
I confess that I wouldn’t recognize a C-post if Chad Knaus installed one in my breakfast cereal some morning.
Which, based on all the mechanical malfeasances Chad has been charged with during his years in NASCAR, is not out of the realm of possibility.
But whatever a C-post is (an area between the [...]
It was cool watching Tony Stewart’s late-season, history-making tear through the Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship last year. But it was also kind of unsettling. At times, kind of creepy, almost. And those times were when thoughts and attention turned to lame-duck crew chief Darian Grubb.
Because right there in front of us was a [...]
Denny Hamlin won the Subway Fresh Fit 500 Sprint Cup race at Phoenix International Raceway on Sunday.
The victory was assured when Kevin Harvick, who had closed to within a car length of Hamlin with three laps to go, ran out of fuel with about two laps to go.
The victory was the first for the Joe [...]
By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
With the rock-concert atmosphere and artificial racing of Speedweeks put to bed for one more year, it’s time to get snap back into a reality mode.
Today’s race, the Subway Fresh Fit 500, is at Phoenix International Raceway. A tricky, 1-mile oval with a goofy dog leg which begs to [...]
Mark Martin of Michael Waltrip Racing won the pole for Sunday’s Subway Fresh Fit 500 Sprint Cup race at Phoenix International Raceway on Saturday.
Martin’s fast last was at 136.815 mph in his Toyota Camry.
It was Martin’s 52nd career pole.
It came in his second start for MWR as he was hired to run a partial season [...]