Articles in NASCAR - Sprint Cup Series
With the season-opening Daytona 500 less than two weeks away, my friends at SPEED got me to thinking over the weekend by announcing they will soon reveal their 43-driver “Great American Grid.”
Their grid will consist of the greatest drivers who have competed in the Daytona 500, all the way back to the inaugural running of [...]
Hendrick Motorsports said in a statement today that driver Kasey Kahne will be ready for the Feb. 18 Budweiser Shootout, the Feb. 26 Daytona 500 and all of Daytona Speedweeks after undergoing successful outpatient knee surgery this morning.
Kahne, driver of the No. 5 Chevrolets, had an MRI Thursday after experiencing swelling in his left knee. [...]
By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Kasey Kahne is the quiet type. In tone and in volume. So it can be tough to get a solid read on his exact excitement levels when it comes to, well, basically, anything. It was that way a couple of days ago as he stood in [...]
Tommy Baldwin Racing hired Ryan Pemberton to lead the No. 36 Sprint Cup team as crew chief for Dave Blaney.
Pemberton spent the last three years as screw chief for the No. 83 car at now-defunct Red Bull Racing. He has been a crew chief since 1997.
The No. 36 team’s 2012 schedule is still being finalized [...]
KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Clint Bowyer thought it hilarious that the great blackjack hands he was pulling at a Kansas City casino last Thursday were somehow succumbing to even better hands on the part of the dealer. He did, after all, walk away from the table at the end of the day with a nifty [...]
In the spirit of full disclosure, let me say that I’m glad Danica Patrick will be racing in this month’s Daytona 500.
I’ve always admired Danica’s sass, spunk and spirit, and following her endeavors will make the races she runs considerably more interesting.
Having said that, however, the way she got an automatic starting spot without having [...]
By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
KANSAS CITY, Kan. – A freakily rare February lightening storm crawled into Kansas City on Friday morning. The big kind. The kind that kicks the danger factor of rush-hour traffic up to absurd. The kind that can worry pilots and close airports.
Not the kind, however, that was going to turn [...]
Stewart-Haas Racing on Tuesday announced it has taken steps to ensure that Danica Patrick will race in next month’s Daytona 500.
SHR has entered into a collaborative partnership with Tommy Baldwin Racing where TBR will field the No. 10 GoDaddy.com Chevrolet Impala for all 10 of Danica Patrick’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races in 2012.
The alliance [...]
By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
CONCORD, N.C. – In 1983, Charlotte Motor Speedway’s publicists created an interesting “experiment” known as the Media Tour. It was designed to provide preseason publicity for the track and NASCAR in a typically slow news month – January. That year the organizers struggled to fill one charter bus and it [...]
It’s been a tough week for old motorsports writers. Not only did we lose two of our longtime colleagues, Harold Pearson and Benny Phillips, but now comes word of the passing of Joseph “Doc’’ Mattioli.
All three of these men played important roles in my auto racing education and all three became friends.
Harold Pearson was part of the “in crowd’’ [...]