Articles in NASCAR - Sprint Cup Series
By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
In the weeks leading up to this year’s Chase, Tony Stewart was doing his reverse-Polyanna thing. No way, he was telling people, that he had a shot at winning this year’s Sprint Cup championship.
Then came September and three straight top-seven finishes – finishes which were topped by the Chase-opening victory [...]
By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
LOUDON, N.H. – Dale Earnhardt Jr. isn’t getting much respect these days, at least among the pundits of the sport.
Those in the media who make predictions about who will contend for or win championships don’t give Earnhardt much of a chance to do either this season.
Looking at the results of [...]
LOUDON, N.H. – Ryan Newman has an engineering degree from Purdue University and a pretty darn good understanding of the way things work in a race engine. But, like everyone else, he struggles to figure out of the best way to conserve fuel during NASCAR Sprint Cup races.
Asked what makes a difference in saving fuel, [...]
Ryan Newman won the pole on Friday for Sunday’s Sylvania 300 Sprint Cup race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
To get the pole, Newman had to wait out a rain delay that began with him and four other drivers still in the pits and waiting to qualify.
Second on the starting grid will be Kasey Kahne and [...]
In today’s Morning Memo we find that:
The fuel-mileage element to NASCAR races is out of control.
Yes, the race to get to the checkered flag before the cars start stuttering and gasping and slowing can add an element of drama to race-track proceedings. Theatrical-like drama.
But lost in that drama are such things as, well, auto [...]
NASCAR’s Brad Keselowski emerged from a summer of mettle-testing pain to top balloting in third quarter Driver of the Year voting, leading a unique 1-2 sweep for team-owner Roger Penske.
Keselowski, who drives for Penske’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series team, earned 10 first-place ballots and 117 points under the DOTY voting system. Meanwhile, Will Power _a [...]
In Racin’ News today:
Michael Waltrip Racing today named Scott Miller executive vice president of competition effective at the conclusion of the 2011 NASCAR Sprint Cup season.
Miller has served in several roles throughout his 16-year stint in NASCAR, most recently as director of competition at Richard Childress Racing. Miller has been a winning crew chief and [...]
Larry Woody | Senior Writer
If Clint Bowyer goes overboard at Richard Childress Racing as anticipated, he has two choices: sink or swim.
Clint undoubtedly will swim, and reportedly is exploring a new ride next year with Michael Waltrip Racing.
He could be a force to be reckoned with, wherever he lands. Bowyer is a gifted racer despite [...]
By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
JOLIET, Ill. – Dale Earnhardt Jr.‘s optimism and good mood during Friday’s media gathering at Chicagoland Speedway almost seemed bizarre.
Yes, he was in the Chase and still mathematically involved in a run for the 2011 championship. But, come on: He was also having one of his typical Dale Earnhardt Jr. [...]
Tony Stewart went 0 for 26 in the regular portion of the 2011 Sprint Cup season, but on Monday at Chicagoland Speedway, he moved to 1 for 1 in the Chase as he won rain-delayed, playoff-opening Geico 400 in Joliet, Ill.
Stewart, whose last victory had come at Auto Club Speedway in October of 2010, led [...]