Articles in NASCAR - Sprint Cup Series
By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
TALLADEGA, Ala. – One of the most-anticipated qualifying sessions in the history of NASCAR will occur Saturday afternoon at Talladega Superspeedway.
The new “knock out” format has stirred so much interest that the first-ever round of Sprint Cup time trials under the new three-round procedure at a restrictor plate track will [...]
In the minutes following last Saturday night Sprint Cup race at Richmond International Raceway, Marcos Ambrose hit Casey Mears. Not with his car, but with his right fist. Hard. Very hard, video and Mears both say.
The series is back at a race track this week – Talladega Superspeedway – and both drivers will be present.
Dale Earnhardt Jr., winner of NASCAR’s season-opening Daytona 500, has been voted recipient of the First Quarter Driver of the Year Award for 2014.
Earnhardt prevailed in balloting by a national panel of motorsports journalists and broadcasters with seven of 17 first-place votes.
Ending an almost two-year winless drought, Earnhardt took the checkered flag at Daytona International [...]
By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Juan Pablo Montoya’s NASCAR days are, it seems, far from over.
Team Penske announced Wednesday, that Montoya, who left NASCAR following the 2013 season and is now driving full time for the Penske IndyCar program, will drive one of its cars in two Sprint Cup races in 2014.
And no, those races [...]
Joey Logano emerged from a zig-zagging pack of cars after the final restart of the night, took the lead and went on to win Saturday’s Sprint Cup race at Richmond International Raceway.
Logano, who had restarted the race in fifth position, won for the second time in the 10-race-old 2014 season. It was the Team Penske [...]
With severe weather canceling Friday’s qualifying for Saturday night’s Sprint Cup Series race at Richmond International Raceway, Kyle Larson will make his first start from the pole position.
The Chip Ganassi Racing rookie earned the pole after being the fastest driver in Friday’s opening practice at the .75-mile track.
“I wanted to start off in qualifying trim [...]
By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
A friend asked the other day: What’s the big deal about the sound of the new Formula One engines? Who the hell cares what kind of sound engines make?
The answers is: Race fans the hell care. A lot. And not just the purist of the pure. Fans – and not [...]
Kevin Harvick passed Dale Earnhardt Jr. on the next-to-last lap of the second attempt at a green-white-checkered-flag finish and went on to win Saturday night’s Bojangles’ Southern 500.
The Stewart-Haas Racing driver became the first two-time winner in the series this year.
The victory was Harvick’s first at Darlington and the 25th of his career. It was [...]
Kevin Harvick won the pole in Friday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series qualifying session at Darlington Raceway.
With a lap at 183.479 mph in the five-minute third round of time trials, Harvick won the pole for Saturday night’s Bojangles’ Southern 500 at the 1.366-mile speedway.
The pole was Harvick’s first of the season, his first at Darlington and [...]
By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
FORT WORTH, Texas – NASCAR superstar Dale Earnhardt Jr. says a reduction in Sprint Cup Series engine horsepower is coming “whether you like it or not,” but hardly a sign of a stock car Apocalypse.
“I choose as an individual to get on the side of being productive in that discussion [...]