Articles in NASCAR - Sprint Cup Series
By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
In the wake of the rave reviews of last Sunday’s “epic” finish at Watkins Glen International, the one destined to become an “instant classic” because the final two laps over the 2.45-mile road course were run on a film of ultra-slick synthetic oil, the race which will be “replayed for [...]
The thickness of the film of oil that is coating the internal moving parts of the engine in your car is measured in ten-thousandths of an inch. It’s just thick enough to prevent metal-on-metal friction and the rapidly destructive effects of the heat that comes with that.
That film of oil is tough to see – [...]
Marcos Ambrose passed Brad Keselowski for the lead on the final lap, held Keselowski off through the final two corners and went on to win Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series race at an oil-bathed Watkins Glen International road course.
The victory was the second straight for the Richard Petty Motorsport driver at WGI’s 2.45-mile/11-turn circuit and the second [...]
Juan Pablo Montoya made it two in a row Saturday, as he won the Sprint Cup pole at Watkins Glen International, the 2.45-mile road course in New York.
Montoya, who collected the pole last weekend at Pocono, won the pole for Sunday’s Finger Lakes 355 at the Glen in a track-record 69.438 seconds (127.020 mph).
Montoya edged [...]
By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. – NASCAR superstar Jeff Gordon doesn’t spend time thumbing through his back pages, so the four Sprint Cup Series victories he has scored at Watkins Glen International are little more than a rainy day talking point in the summer of 2012.
“I’m very optimistic and excited about this [...]
By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Jeff Gordon has dedicated his life to providing hope for people who are in obscenely short supply of it. Sick children to hungry seniors.
Last weekend, the four-time Sprint Cup champion provided a bit of hope to a couple his fellow Sprint Cup drivers. Not the kind of life-saving hope that Gordon’s [...]
A favorite old adynation is just not cutting it any more. Saying “when pigs fly” to describe something that is extremely unlikely to occur has become tired, worn out. So totally yesterday, if you will.
Updating it to having the pigs flying out of one’s butt extended the life of the saying – certainly made it [...]
During a teleconference with the media held this afternoon, it was announced that Dodge would not participate in NASCAR in 2013.
Making the announcement was Dodge’s Ralph Gilles, president and CEO of Street and Racing Technology Brand and Motorsports.
“It’s with a heavy, heavy heart we hold this conference, Gilles said.
Gilles said the move comes because the [...]
Roush Yates Engines announced Monday that it will provide Ford FR9 engines to Penske Racing beginning with the 2013 NASCAR season.
Penske Racing announced earlier this year that it would part company with Dodge and be returning to Ford Racing in 2013 in the Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series.
“It’s truly an honor to provide Penske Racing [...]
Early Monday afternoon, Pocono Raceway held a press conference to discus the death Sunday of a spectator at the track.
At the press conference, the following statement was issued:
As reported yesterday, a long time member of our Pocono Raceway family, a spectator has passed away following a lightning strike. According to Monroe County Coroner Robert Allen [...]