Articles in NASCAR - Sprint Cup Series
By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
As much as many fans want Dale Earnhardt Jr. to be Dale Earnhardt Sr., it has become quite clear that that is not in the offing.
There has never been any evidence that the son possessed the same qualities in a Sprint Cup car as the did the father and it [...]
By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
Mr. Consistency is up to his old ways and off to a solid start in 2011.
Former NASCAR Sprint Cup champion Matt Kenseth arrived at Texas Motor Speedway this week with three top-10 finishes in the first six races of the season and holding down ninth place in the points.
Even better, [...]
By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
West Palm Beach, Fla. – The second weekend of April traditionally offers an abundant supply of sports-related opportunities for sports junkies.
That was certainly the case for me as I checked the calendar and began making my plans for this weekend, fully realizing the azaleas and dogwoods would be near full-bloom [...]
By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Kansas City, Kan. – During a visit to Kansas Speedway this week, Greg Biffle issued an off-the-cuff plea. Don’t repave the track, he said of the place where he has won twice in the last five years.
The plea likely comes too late.
Last year, RacinToday reported that Kansas officials were seeking [...]
By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
As the NASCAR circuit gets to work today at Texas Motor Speedway it’ll be interesting to see whether the pit-road-speeding issue dies down or gains steam and produces a positive result for drivers, fans and the media.
In the closing laps at Martinsville last week, the five-time and defending Sprint Cup [...]
By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Fort Worth, Texas – David Starr’s Texas-sized heart will be beating a whole lot faster on Friday afternoon, when the chance to realize his “childhood dream” finally will unfold at Texas Motor Speedway.
A longtime regular in NASCAR’s Camping World Truck Series, Starr will make his Sprint Cup Series debut with [...]
Rick Minter | Senior Writer
There were several positive signs for the future of NASCAR last weekend, and two of them came even before Dale Earnhardt Jr. showed at Martinsville that he might have some winning left in him.
Over at Stuart, Va., on Friday night, the Wood Brothers scheduled an event at their old shop to [...]
By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
In response to a recent rant about the non-racing that has become the norm in NASCAR, readers suggested numerous solutions – from awarding points to only the top finishers to using an electric cattle prod to nudge drivers along.
To be fair, sandbagging is not new to the sport. David Pearson [...]
Thank God it’s Monday:
The plan, Kevin Harvick says, is not to pick up bonus points for leading the most laps in Sprint Cup races. The plan, he said, is to pick up victories. Thanks to dad, it’s always been that way for him, he says.
The plan has worked to near perfection the [...]
By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
From RacinToday.com’s Monday Morning Crew Chief™:
Nothing stirs the pot like rumor, conjecture or bona fide big news. And big news for the Sprint Cup came in the form of the signing of Kimi Raikkonen by Kyle Busch Motorsports to run races in the Camping World Truck Series this season. On [...]