Articles in NASCAR - Sprint Cup Series
By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Auto racing. One-on-42. A driver and his team against the world. Asking for nothing and giving less. It’s a sport were a helping hand is often slapped away with a snear and a hiss.
Well, used to be. And still is for all but four races a year.
In those four races, [...]
By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Jeff Gordon led a Hendrick Motorsports land rush during qualifying and won the pole on Saturday for Sunday’s Aaron’s 499 Sprint Cup race at Talladega Superspeedway. And then he issued some shocking suggestions to NASCAR officials.Gordon’s pole winning lap was at 178.248 mph.
The three cars behind Gordon’s on the speed [...]
By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
To say Regan Smith is due for some good fortune is probably an understatement.
Despite going through his first 102 NASCAR Sprint Cup races without a win, Smith goes into Sunday’s race at Talladega with a feeling of certainty that he is capable of taking the checkered flag. That feeling is [...]
By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
Talladega, Ala. – There were a lot of jokes about the wind and darkness at the Talladega Superspeedway on Friday, where rain shut down the second Sprint Cup practice early followed by gallows humor about the tornado warnings. “You need a place to stay?” offered Matt Kenseth when asked by [...]
Talladega, Ala. – Friday’s media sessions at Talladega Superspeedway had the feel of one of those situations where you meet someone and can’t think of anything better to start the conversation with than to say: “What do you think about the weather?”
The weather was an issue as weather radar showed potentially dangerous storms approaching from [...]
By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
Talladega, Ala. – On a morning with ominous clouds hanging over the speedway and weather bulletins and storm precautions being distributed in the media center at Talladega Superspeedway, there are still warm memories from last night’s induction ceremonies for the International Motorsports Hall of Fame, located on the main drive [...]
In racin’ news today, Thursday, April 14:
(This package includes news on: Indy 500 entires; STP headed to Kansas Speedway; Kelly Bires to driver for Gibbs; Ford GTs to Le Mans)
Four past winners and four IZOD IndyCar Series champions are among the drivers named to the 42 entries filed for the 2011 Indianapolis 500, scheduled for [...]
Larry Woody | Senior Writer
Young driver Trevor Bayne was bitten by the racing bug when he was just a kid.
Last week he was bitten by some other type of insect and went through some scary moments. Bayne was admitted to a Charlotte hospital for treatment, later released, and at last word he is OK and [...]
In racin’ news today, Tuesday, April 11:
Doug Richert has been named crew chief on the No. 71 Interstate Moving Services Ford Fusion for TRG Motorsports. Richert will take over for this weekend’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Aaron’s 499 to be run at Talladega Superspeedway on Sunday, April 17.
Richert is a championship winning crew chief [...]
It’s become a weekly refrain: Last week’s race at (fill in the blank) was an uncompetitive bore.
Matt Kenseth’s Texas one-step DID differ a bit from most of the so-called racing that has become the NASCAR norm: in a typical race the drivers log laps for 95 percent of the race, then turn it on during [...]