Articles in NASCAR - Sprint Cup Series
By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
The Second Day Lede
Some random thoughts on the third-to-last – and possibly most bizarre – week of the Sprint Cup season:
Tony Stewart has won half of the eight Chase races and he’s still second in points to Carl Edwards who has won zero Chase races and just one race the [...]
FORT WORTH, Texas – On his way down pit road to Victory Lane at Texas Motor Speedway Sunday evening, Tony Stewart rolled to a halt at the sight of Carl Edwards. NASCAR’s championship protagonists briefly exchanged smiles and words before tapping hands in a sign of mutual respect.
“I just told him, ‘Good job,’ ” Edwards [...]
Tony Stewart ’s mad dash through the 2011 Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship continued on Sunday when he won the AAA Texas 500 Sprint Cup race at Texas Motor Speedway.
The victory was the fourth through eight Chase races for Stewart. And the victory came in convincing fashion as he led 173 of 334 laps.
FORT WORTH, Texas – Veteran NASCAR driver Kenny Wallace has rallied to the defense of lame duck Sprint Cup drivers David Reutimann and David Ragan, whose sponsorship woes have them scrambling for fulltime rides in 2012.
“I’m just absolutely shocked with all these Cup drivers losing their rides, and they’re winning drivers,” Wallace said Saturday at [...]
By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
If you believe the hype coming into today’s AAA Texas 500 Sprint Cup Series race at Texas Motor Speedway, there are only two drivers left in contention for this year’s championship. But who believes that hype?
Counting today’s race, there are three events left in the season. And there are five drivers [...]
Kyle Busch, parked for the weekend by NASCAR after having wrecked Ron Hornaday Jr. in the Camping World Truck Series race at Texas Motor Speedway on Friday night, issued a public apology on Saturday night.
The apology, issued in a statement reads:
I’ve had a lot of time today to sit and reflect, and try to [...]
By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
FORT WORTH, Texas – The hangover from Kyle Busch’s lost weekend at Texas Motor Speedway could carry over into early next week, as officials from NASCAR and Joe Gibbs Racing mull the fate of stock-car racing’s pre-eminent Bad Boy.
NASCAR announced Saturday morning it had barred Busch, 26, from competing in [...]
By Nick Bromberg | Senior Writer
FORT WORTH, Texas – Hey Jamie McMurray, it’s a good thing that you tried to wreck Brian Vickers last weekend. If your actions had transpired at Texas Motor Speedway, you might have gotten suspended.
With the announcement of Kyle Busch’s suspension for Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series race and Saturday’s Nationwide Series [...]
FORT WORTH, Texas – NASCAR officials came down hard on Kyle Busch on Saturday morning for his part in an ugly incident which occurred during Friday night’s Camping World race at Texas Motor
Busch’s weekend is over. He will be parked for Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series race, today’s practices and also for Saturday’s Nationwide race, NASCAR [...]
Greg Biffle of Roush Fenway Racing won the pole on Friday for Sunday’s AAA 500 Sprint Cup race at Texas Motor Speedway.
Biffle, a non-Chase driver, won the pole with a lap at 193.736 mph.
Roush Fenway’s David Ragan posted a lap at 193.729 mph to qualify second fastest.
Matt Kenseth gave Roush Fenway a 1-2-3 sweep as [...]