Thu, 29/01/15 – 20:49 | No Comment

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Exit Jeff Gordon. Enter Chase Elliott.
On Thursday, one week after Gordon announced 2015 would be his final full-time season in NASCAR’s Sprint Cup Series, team owner Rick Hendrick made it official that Elliott would be the four-time champion’s successor. The announcement surprised no one. After all, Hendrick had signed Elliott when he [...]

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Q&A: Mario’s Life And Career Have Been A RUSH
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
He never has parallel-parked a train, but for a generation of motorsports fans Mario Andretti truly is The Most Interesting Man in the World.
Consider these accomplishments:
– Only driver to win NASCAR’s Daytona 500 (1967), Indianapolis 500 (1969) and Formula One World Driving Championship (1978).
– Along with Phil Hill, only the [...]

Tue, 09/10/13 – 13:54 | 2 Comments
NASCAR Did Good – But Not Great – On Monday
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
The move by NASCAR officials on Monday to issue playoff-changing penalties to Michael Waltrip Racing’s Sprint Cup drivers and team members was a stunner.
It was was ground breaking and precedent setting and totally justified. It should be heartily applauded by a sports-following public that more often than not, seems to [...]

Tue, 09/10/13 – 9:44 | 5 Comments
Waltrip Racing Penalized; Newman Is In Chase
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

NASCAR officials announced Monday night that they believe that Clint Bowyer altered the outcome of Saturday night’s Sprint Cup race in Richmond and the composition of the Chase playoff field by intentionally spinning his car.
As a result, Ryan Newman of Stewart-Haas Racing, who was leading the race before the spin, will be awarded a Chase [...]

Mon, 09/9/13 – 19:08 | 2 Comments
Newman To Drive For RCR
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Richard Childress Racing announced Monday that Ryan Newman will replace Jeff Burton as the driver of the No. 31 Sprint Cup Chevrolet next season.
Newman became available two months ago when Stewart-Haas Racing announced the contract of the 17-time NASCAR Sprint Cup winner wouldn’t be renewed.
RCR and Burton announced earlier this month that they would part [...]

Mon, 09/9/13 – 18:00 | One Comment
Taylor/Angelelli Win In Laguna Seca
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Wayne Taylor Racing’s duo of Jordan Taylor and Max Angelelli won their second straight Grand-Am Rolex race as they held off Scott Pruett of Chip Ganassi Racing at Laguna Seca on Sunday afternoon.
The victory, which came with Taylor behind the wheel at the finish, comes after they won at Kansas Speedway in the last race [...]

Sun, 09/8/13 – 19:06 | Comments Off
Chase Off To Sour Start After A Hinky Spin
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Did he or didn’t he? The answer to that lies somewhere deep within Clint Bowyer’s conscience this morning but there is one thing that is non-debatably certain: The 2013 Chase to the Sprint Cup Champion will begin with very serious controversy hanging over it.
Story lines were popping all over the [...]

Sun, 09/8/13 – 12:33 | 5 Comments
Furniture Row On A Rocky Mountain High
Deb Williams | Senior Writer

RICHMOND, Va. – If you thought Cinderella stories no longer existed in NASCAR Sprint Cup racing, that only multi-car teams could succeed, think again.
This year a Colorado-based, single-car team with a former champion focused on rebuilding his career fought their way into the Chase. The glass slipper isn’t theirs yet, but with Kurt Busch’s second-place [...]

Sun, 09/8/13 – 8:18 | 2 Comments
Edwards Wins Richmond: Chase Field Set
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Carl Edwards took the lead on a restart with three laps to go and went on to win Saturday night’s Sprint Cup Series race at Richmond International Raceway.
The victory was the second of the season for Edwards, who drives for Roush Fenway Racing.
“We’re gonna win the championship,” Edwards said. “That’s our mission. That seemed [...]

Sat, 09/7/13 – 21:46 | One Comment
Newman: I Was Not Lied To By Tony Stewart
Deb Williams | Senior Writer

RICHMOND, Va. – Stewart-Haas Racing’s announcement that it would field a fourth team next year for Kurt Busch has resulted in many fans and at least one TV analyst accusing Tony Stewart of lying to Ryan Newman in July when he told him the organization wouldn’t have a fourth team next year and he
needed to [...]

Sat, 09/7/13 – 19:11 | Comments Off
Playing Nice Is The New Norm In Sprint Cup
Deb Williams | Senior Writer

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
RICHMOND, Va. – Any long-time NASCAR fan knows the way competitors race each other in the Sprint Cup Series has changed, but that couldn’t have been any more evident than when several drivers vying for a position in the Chase said they wouldn’t wreck a peer to gain one of [...]

Sat, 09/7/13 – 15:32 | Comments Off