Articles in NASCAR - Sprint Cup Series
I remember a time when outhouse races were held to drum up interest in a NASCAR race. Might that be next for Indy?
More on that in a minute.
Who’d have thunk that the once-ballyhooed Brickyard 400 would require a supporting cast to draw a crowd? I covered the inaugural 1994 race and some estimated the crowd [...]
Racin’ news today, Monday, July 26:
(In this package – New crew chief for Burton; Cal Wells out at Waltrip)
Luke Lambert has been named interim crew chief for Richard Childress Racing’s No. 31 Caterpillar/Chevrolet team with driver Jeff Burton in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. Lambert replaces veteran crew chief Todd Berrier.
“Todd has been an important [...]
By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
The Georgia Racing Hall of Fame in Dawsonville is no match for the NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte, but for racing folks in the Peach State, it’s still a big deal.
And this year’s class of inductees show just how big a role Georgians have played in NASCAR – and [...]
By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
A lot has been made of Kyle Busch’s 100th win, both pro and con.
The number, by itself, is certainly impressive. But, yes, it is more than a little silly to start comparing KyBu, as he has become known in the media, to longtime NASCAR stars like Richard Petty or David [...]
By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Last Sunday, Ryan Newman was still damp with the sweat he had worked up winning his first Sprint Cup race in well over a year when it was suggested to him that it was too bad the series was heading into a potentially momentum-shaving bye week.
Not even close, Newman said: [...]
NASCAR driver Kyle Busch’s speeding case is expected to be postponed Wednesday and resolved in late August.
Busch’s attorney, Clifton Homesley, is asking for a continuance and the trial will go to district court on Aug. 23. Homesley says Busch has accepted responsibility and looks forward to resolving this in court.
Busch was charged May 24 for [...]
By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
There is one good thing about the dip in the popularity of auto racing – it has made getting in and out of race tracks a lot easier.
Then again, maybe it was the type of traffic insanity that occurred at Kentucky Speedway two weeks ago – the type of insanity [...]
In Racin’ News today, Tuesday, July 19:
(In this package: New crew chief for Montoya; Foyt to team with Honda.)
Earnhardt Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates announced Tueday it has made a crew chief change on the No. 42 Target Chevrolet driven by Juan Pablo Montoya.
Effective immediately, Jim Pohlman, who has been with the organization since [...]
A weekend story claimed Kyle Busch became “just the third NASCAR driver to win 100 races” after his Nationwide victory last Saturday at New Hampshire Speedway.
Wrong. Several other drivers have won that many races – and more.
Dick Trickle estimated he won over 1,000 races during his career. How many of those were “NASCAR” races? Impossible [...]
In Racin’ News today, Monday, July 18:
(In this package: New crew chief for Allmendinger; Yelley to Front Row)
Richard Petty Motorsports officials announced today that Greg Erwin has joined the team and will replace Mike Shiplett as crew chief for the No. 43 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series entry driven by AJ Allmendinger.
“Mike and I have been [...]