Articles in NASCAR - Sprint Cup Series
Former Sprint Cup Series driver Jeremy Mayfield was reportedly arrested Tuesday night in Catawba, N.C. on charges of methamphetamine possession.
According to a report by the Associated press, sheriff department officials had visited Mayfield’s home to investigate charges of stolen property, and during a search turned up 1.5 grams of methamphetamine. The AP story said the search [...]
Larry Woody | Senior Writer
NASCAR’s original Dandy Dozen has been whittled down to a final trio with a realistic shot at the title with three to go, and each has his own special story-line.
Carl Edwards is clinging to a tenuous 8-point lead over charging Tony Stewart. Carl, having soft-peddled his way through the last two [...]
NASCAR team owner Rick Hendrick and his wife, Linda, reportedly suffered minor injuries when the small jet in which they were riding ran off a runway in Key West, Fla.
The incident reportedly took place Monday evening.
The Hendricks were taken to a Key West hospital and treated. The pilot and co-pilot were taken to the hospital [...]
By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
For the third time this month, NASCAR Sprint Cup Series teams tested Electronic Fuel Injection on-track Monday, as 10 cars churned out laps around Martinsville Speedway’s 0.526-mile paper clip layout.
Teams from Roush Fenway Racing, Penske Racing, Michael Waltrip Racing, Hendrick Motorsports, NEMCO Motorsports, Joe Gibbs Racing, Furniture Row Racing, Earnhardt-Ganassi [...]
By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
It wasn’t boxing’s version of a televised challenge – the kind where two unemployables stand nose-to-nose in front of cameras, flanked by thug cretin promoters who are more adept at butchering the English language and the assumption that human kind is moving in a forward direction than they are at
By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
MARTINSVILLE, Va. – Tony Stewart has partnered with tough championship battles throughout his storied racing career, so to hear him issue a challenge to NASCAR Sprint Cup point leader Carl Edwards after winning Sunday’s TUMS Fast Relief 500 at Martinsville Speedway shouldn’t have surprised anyone.
“He better be worried. That is [...]
Tony Stewart passed Jimmie Johnson for the lead with three laps to go and hung on to get the victory Sunday in the Tums Fast Relief 500 Sprint Cup race at Martinsville Speedway.
The victory was the third for Stewart in the 10-race Chase. It moved him from fourth to second in the point standings.
Johnson finished [...]
By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
An interesting question made the rounds during Friday’s “hauler chats” at Martinsville Speedway as several Chase drivers were asked how far they would go to win a championship.
The tone of the answers seemed to be: Pretty far.
Some of the answerers would not rule out spinning out fellow competitors to get [...]
MARTINSVILLE, Va. – Hendrick Motorsports has dominated Martinsville Speedway this century, winning 10 of the last 17 races with Jimmie Johnson claiming six of them.
In fact, from April 2003-March 2009 Hendrick Motorsports lost only three Martinsville races – one to Rusty Wallace, one to Tony Stewart and another to Denny Hamlin. When Johnson wasn’t in [...]
It was a scene so bizarre, so out of character, so disturbing that few who saw it will ever forget it. That includes those who lived it.
Now, four years later, the participants apparently have gotten over it and the result could be the winning of the 2011 Sprint Cup championship for one of them.
The scene [...]