Articles in NASCAR - Sprint Cup Series
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 [...]
By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
As the NASCAR guys and gals get to work at Phoenix International Raceway this weekend, those of us who make our livings on the other side of the wall have lots of work to do in figuring out just where things stand in the sport.
What are all the implications of [...]
Earlier this week, NASCAR issued a series of penalties against the No. 48 Sprint Cup team of Hendrick Motorsports after its car failed inspection at Daytona International Speedway a week ago. The car, it was determined, had an illegal “C” post – the post between the roof an body at the far rear end of [...]
By Mark Armijo | Senior Correspondent
AVONDALE, Ariz. – Now that the Daytona 500 That Would Not End is finally in the rear-view mirror, it’s onto Phoenix International Raceway, where seemingly more tranquil racing awaits.
Although PIR is a smaller oval with lighter speeds and minus the bumper-to-bumper, white-knuckle pack racing that defined the action a [...]
By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
A lot of people have been of the opinion that recent developments at Penske Racing had showed that the team and car-maker Dodge were on the right track in their pursuit of a Sprint Cup championship.
Some said that driver Brad Keselowski’s quick rise to the status of contender, and the [...]