Articles in NASCAR - Sprint Cup Series
AVONDALE, Ariz. – The Goodyear Tire Co. staged a two-day tire test party Monday and Tuesday at newly-repaved and reconfigured Phoenix International Raceway and a handful of NASCAR’s top wheelmen were invited.
The attendees included Sprint Cup series co-leaders Kyle Busch and Jimmie Johnson, No. 4 Carl Edwards, No. 8 Kurt Busch and No. 10 Tony [...]
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Danica Patrick enters NASCAR full time in 2012 with support from top drivers, teams and substantial financial backing, all of which none of her female predecessors possessed.
With the exception of the three women who drove in NASCAR in its formative years, the few who attempted to carve out a career in the [...]
By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Standing a short distance from Bristol Motor Speedway’s entrance is a large Miller Lite billboard sporting Brad Keselowski’s profile and the phrase “Have At It Brad”.
For the 27-year-old driver, it’s a sentence that has served as a permission slip from his sponsor to transform August’s dog days [...]
Brad Keselowski grabbed the lead on a restart with 89 laps to go and and went on to win the NASCAR Sprint Cup Irwin Tools Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway on Saturday.
The victory was the third of the season for the Penske Racing driver and his second in the last four races. Between the [...]
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Based on a sampling of fans outside of Bristol Motor Speedway Friday morning, NASCAR Nation has embraced Danica Patrick’s decision to move to NASCAR on a full-time basis next season.
Art Potter of Grove Port, Ohio was one of a handful of autograph seekers standing next to the fence which surrounds the luxurious [...]
Ryan Newman on Friday won the pole for Saturday’s Irwin Tools Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway.
Newman edged Roush Fenway Racing drivers Carl Edwards (122.670 mph) and Matt Kenseth (122.662 mph) for the top starting spot in Saturday night’s race, the 24th event on the Cup schedule.
Hendrick Motorsports teammates Jeff Gordon (122.576 mph) and Mark [...]
By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
There is zero doubt that Danica Patrick’s announcement of her future plans on Thursday morning was mega-huge American auto racing news. It’s just kind of sad that it was mega-huge news.
It gives a clear barometric reading about the state of American auto racing and that reading is depressing.
Depressing in that [...]
By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The folks that run Bristol Motor Speedway are probably a little glad to see the timing of the official Danica Patrick-to-NASCAR announcement.
That ought to shuffle to the back burner some of the debate in the media over whether the changes to the Bristol track back in 2007 [...]
By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Danica Patrick’s plans for the future are now officially set and it translates into good news for NASCAR and bad news for the IndyCar Series.
At a press/teleconference held in Patrick’s current hometown of Scottsdale, Ariz. on Thursday morning, Patrick said she would exit the IndyCar Series that she has been [...]
Maturity is a character trait the visibility of which comes and goes. For virtually all people, you know? People who act extremely mature and responsible over their Cobb salad at lunch can be seen jamming french fries up their nose at dinner.
True, age does tend to decrease the frequency of fry-jammings, but it does not [...]