Articles in NASCAR - Sprint Cup Series
Joey Logano on Friday edged Kurt Busch for the top starting spot in Sunday’s Pure Michigan 400, the 23rd NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race of the season.
The Penske Racing driver’s pole winning laps was at a Michigan International Speedway track record 203.695 mph and was the sixth of Logano’s career, his first at Michigan, his first [...]
By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
BROOKLYN, Mich. – After posting just five top 10 finishes in 22 Sprint Cup starts this year, Juan Pablo Montoya received official notification earlier this week that he won’t return to Chip Ganassi’s No. 42 in 2014.
Montoya saw the writing on the wall earlier this year when the team chose [...]
Brian Vickers will be back in a Sprint Cup car full time next season as it was announced Tuesday that Michael Waltrip Racing will put him into the No. 55 ride he has been sharing with Mark Martin.
“I can’t put into words how this makes me feel,” said 29-year-old Vickers. “I’ve really found my home [...]
By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
His tenure Down Under has served Marcos Ambrose particularly well in the Finger Lakes Region of New York State, where a bit of NASCAR history beckons the native Australian at Watkins Glen International.
Ambrose is working on a two-race Sprint Cup Series winning streak heading into Sunday’s Cheez-It 355 at The [...]
Kyle Busch held off Brad Keselowski through a three late-race restarts and went on to win Sunday’s Sprint Cup race at the Watkins Glen International road course.
The victory was the Joe Gibbs Racing driver’s third of the season and second at The Glen. Busch led the final 29 laps of the race.
Martin Truex Jr. of [...]
Marcos Ambrose took a giant step toward winning his third consecutive NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Watkins Glen International on Saturday by winning the pole for Sunday’s event on Saturday.
The only driver to exceed 128 mph in Saturday’s time trials at the 2.45-mile road course, the Richard Petty Racing driver clocked a track-record 68.777 [...]
On Friday morning at Watkins Glen International, Dale Earnhardt Jr. spent a few minutes talking about that day in 2004 when he found himself stuck in a burning Corvette that he had crashed during a morning warmup session for a sports car race at the Sonoma road course.
He spent those minutes talking about it because [...]
By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Greg Zipadelli, competition director for Stewart-Haas Racing, said that driver Tony Stewart will be out of action for weeks, but he does know exactly how many weeks.
Zipadelli participated in a teleconference with the media on Wednesday and his message was that there is plenty of hope about the three-time Sprint [...]
A couple of thoughts and opinions after a fairly full weekend-plus of racing:
Let’s see; 1,550 pounds or so, up to 900 horsepower, slick dirt track surfaces, walls without SAFER barriers, 140 mph open wheel to open wheel, a couple dozen cars on tracks as small as a quarter mile, and, 30-lap features that demand making [...]
By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Sprint Cup driver/team owner Tony Stewart suffered a broken leg when he crashed while racing in a 360 sprint car race in Iowa Monday night. He will miss this weekend’s race at the Watkins Glen road course.
Tuesday afternoon, it was announced that Max Papis will driver Stewart’s No. 14 Stewart-Haas [...]