Home » Archive by Category

Articles in NASCAR - Sprint Cup Series

Quite A Spectacle, That Talladega Cup Event
Monday, 8 Oct, 2012 – 15:37 | 3 Comments
Quite A Spectacle, That Talladega Cup Event

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
So, at what point does racing cease being a sport and commence being mere spectacle? For a significant number of NASCAR drivers, that point is race weekend at Talladega Superspeedway. For them, race weekend at Talladega is spectacle weekend and they plain don’t dig it.
That was made obvious – again [...]

Kenseth Wins At Talladega Amid Flying Metal
Sunday, 7 Oct, 2012 – 16:25 | 2 Comments
Kenseth Wins At Talladega Amid Flying Metal

RacinToday.com
With much of the field wrecking behind him, Matt Kenseth took the checkered flag and won the Sprint Cup Series race at Talladega Superspeedway on Sunday afternoon.
Jeff Gordon finished second and Kyle Busch third.
Those drivers survived the wild final lap after a green/white/checkered restart.
The big wreck, which happened between turns 3 and 4 on the [...]

Could Bowyer Be Working Class Hero Cup Needs?
Sunday, 7 Oct, 2012 – 12:52 | Comments Off
Could Bowyer Be Working Class Hero Cup Needs?

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
TALLADEGA, Ala. – Watching fans file past the press box at Talladega Superspeedway makes one wonder which of the Chase contenders would be able to bring back the blue-collar fans who have deserted NASCAR in recent years.
Talladega was and is Earnhardt country, as Dale Sr. and Dale Jr. have been [...]

Kahne Gets First Talladega Pole
Saturday, 6 Oct, 2012 – 16:42 | Comments Off
Kahne Gets First Talladega Pole

Kasey Kahne scored his first Sprint Cup Series pole at Talladega Superspeedway on Saturday.
Kahne toured Talladega in 50.017 seconds (191.455 mph) in his Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet to edge Ryan Newman (191.145 mph) of Stewart Haas Racing for the top starting spot in Sunday’s race.
The pole Kahne’s third of the season and the 25th of his [...]

Gordon’s Heroics Not Confined To Race Tracks
Saturday, 6 Oct, 2012 – 7:47 | Comments Off
Gordon’s Heroics Not Confined To Race Tracks

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
His philanthropic work on behalf of children-in-need began in 1999, long before Jeff Gordon became a parent of two healthy children.
On his way to Talladega Superspeedway Thursday morning, Sir Jeff logged some quality time with a group of children not as fortunate as Ella and Leo Gordon, the beautiful and [...]

Drivers Are In Conservation Mode At Talladega
Friday, 5 Oct, 2012 – 17:11 | Comments Off
Drivers Are In Conservation Mode At Talladega

TALLADEGA, Ala. – Talladega Superspeedway was a lonely place Friday afternoon.
After 43 drivers participated in opening practice for Sunday’s Good Sam Roadside Assistance 500, only 32 took to the track for Happy Hour.
And 19 of those competitors turned less than 10 laps on the 2.66-mile trioval during the final tuneup for this weekend’s 188 lap [...]

Busch Apologizes To TRD
Thursday, 4 Oct, 2012 – 16:50 | One Comment
Busch Apologizes To TRD

RacinToday.com
Kyle Busch on Thursday apologized to Toyota Racing Development for remarks he made on his two-way radio late in last Sunday’s Sprint Cup race at Dover.
The remarks were laced with profanity and criticized TRD engines for what he perceives as poor fuel mileage.
The following statements are Kyle Busch, Lee White, Joe Gibbs, and Ed Laukes [...]

Hornish Jr. Looking Left Out As 2012 Nears End
Wednesday, 3 Oct, 2012 – 12:18 | 4 Comments
Hornish Jr. Looking Left Out As 2012 Nears End

KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Sam Hornish Jr. cut a bit of a lonely figure as he stared out the windows that overlook Kansas Speedway from the Turn 2 Bar and Restaurant at the recently opened trackside Hollywood Casino.
Behind him, media, PR people and fans were milling about as they waited for the start of a [...]

Keselowski Saves Fuel, Captures The Win At Dover
Sunday, 30 Sep, 2012 – 16:34 | Comments Off
Keselowski Saves Fuel, Captures The Win At Dover

RacinToday.com
Brad Keselowski took the lead when the two drivers in front of him – Joe Gibbs Racing teammates Kyle Busch and Denny Hamlin – had to pit for fuel with 10 laps to go and went on to win Sunday’s Sprint Cup race at Dover International Speedway.
Jeff Gordon finished second and Mark Martin third.
Jimmie Johnson [...]

Hamlin – And Grubb – Win Pole For Dover Race
Saturday, 29 Sep, 2012 – 16:29 | Comments Off
Hamlin – And Grubb – Win Pole For Dover Race

Credit crew chief Darian Grubb for Denny Hamlin being able to win the pole on Saturday for Sunday’s AAA 400 at Dover International Speedway. Hamlin sure did.
Hamlin covered the Monster Mile in 22.599 seconds (159.299 mph) in his Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota to claim his third pole of the season and the 12th of his [...]