Tag Archive: NASCAR Sprint Cup Series

Aug 28

NASCAR National Series News & Notes + Fast Facts

Bowyer, Biffle, Larson On Chase Hot Seats With Two To Go

NASCAR logo Clint Bowyer, Greg Biffle and Kyle Larson are playing a high stakes musical chairs game of sorts. At the moment, Bowyer and Biffle sit in the final two seats to qualify for the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup with Larson standing on the outside looking in at 17th on the current Chase Grid. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 21

NASCAR National Series News & Notes + Fast Facts

Night Riders: Kenseth, Kahne Looking To End 0-fer

NASCAR logo Matt Kenseth and Kasey Kahne waged one of the memorable battles from the 2013 season. For nearly 20 laps, two of NASCAR’s marquee talents ran side-by-side, inches apart, navigating Bristol’s high banks in a thrilling show of expertise and competitive desire. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 19

Statistical Advance: Analyzing the IRWIN Tools Night Race

There have been 107 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races at Bristol Motor Speedway

Bristol Motor Speedway logo A look at some of the top statistical performers at Bristol Motor Speedway in Bristol, Tennessee going into the IRWIN Tools Night Race on August 23 (7:30 p.m. ET on ABC, PRN Radio, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio). Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 17

Gordon’s strong restart leads to win at Michigan

Four-time champ holds on after passing Logano on final restart

Jeff Gordon - © Brian Lawdermilk -NASCAR via Getty Images So much for restarts being a problem for Jeff Gordon. The four-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion broke away after a late caution to win Sunday’s Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan International Speedway. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 07

NASCAR National Series News & Notes + Fast Facts

Burning Daylight: Time Dwindling For The Winless

NASCAR logo Five races on five very different tracks.That’s what faces the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and the 2014 Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup. For 11 drivers, it’s all or nothing Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 30

NASCAR National Series News & Notes + Fast Facts

Kasey hoping to be a Dandy Kahne at Pocono

NASCAR logo Kasey Kahne’s aggravation spilled with every word uttered in his post-race interview on ESPN following Sunday’s race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 24

NASCAR National Series News & Notes

Indianapolis Motor Speedway: The Quiet Wild Card  

NASCAR logo At face value, this makes zero sense: Sunday’s race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway might rank right up there with Sonoma, Daytona, Talladega and Watkins Glen as “wild-card” tracks in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series regular season. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 16

NASCAR National Series News & Notes

Dale Jr., Keselowski lock up chase spots

NASCAR logo Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s storybook season that began with a second victory in the Daytona 500 reached another level on Sunday, a vital one in the ultimate goal of winning a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship.

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Jul 13

Keselowski wins at Loudon, sweeps weekend

This marks the first time a driver has swept a weekend at New Hampshire

Brad Keseowski - photo © Brian Lawdermilk-NASCAR via Getty Images Brad Keselowski won the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Camping World RV Sales 301 Sunday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in a dramatic green-white-checkered finish.

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Jul 09

NASCAR National Series News & Notes + Fast Facts

12-in-12: For Some, Enough Is Enough

NASCAR logo It’s been a nice run. And for the likes of Matt Kenseth and Brian Vickers and Kasey Kahne and a bunch of others, extending the “unique winners” streak at New Hampshire was a blast … at the time.

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Jul 02

NASCAR National Series News & Notes + Fast Facts

Wild Card: Anybody’s Race For A Spot In The Chase

NASCAR logo When NASCAR announced the “win-and-in” format for the Chase, a few tracks were looked at as potential wild cards – Sonoma, Talladega, Watkins Glen, and this one coming up, Daytona International Speedway. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 01

Dates set for NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, NASCAR Nationwide Series and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Awards

Awards move to Trump National Doral Miami

NASCAR logo NASCAR announced today that the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Awards – the annual culmination of Champion’s Week – will be held on Friday, Dec. 5, at Wynn Las Vegas. This is the sixth year that NASCAR has celebrated Champion’s Week in the city of Las Vegas, a tradition that has featured a bevy of A-list entertainers and fan-friendly activities involving the sport’s biggest stars. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 30

Statistical Advance: Analyzing the Coke Zero 400 Powered by Coca-Cola

There have been 134 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races at Daytona International Speedway

2012-02-25_0367 A look at some of the top statistical performers at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida going into the Coke Zero 400 Powered by Coca-Cola on July 5.

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Jun 25

NASCAR National Series News & Notes + Fast Facts

10 To Go: Lots To Decide, Little Time Left

NASCAR logo Ten races at 10 different tracks, all to determine the 16 drivers who will battle for one prize – the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 18

NASCAR National Series News & Notes + Fast Facts

Johnson’s Rebound Has Hendrick Chasing Record

NASCAR logo Jimmie Johnson’s recent, dramatic turnaround has placed him squarely into the middle of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship discussion, while also fueling yet another run of excellence for Hendrick Motorsports. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 11

NASCAR National Series News & Notes + Fast Facts

Earnhardt earning another round of respect, with victory lane visits

NASCAR logo Consider this: Dale Earnhardt Jr. … finally, a contender. Ok, granted, he has made the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup before, with some fine finishes (third once, fifth three times) in the final series championship standings. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 03

NASCAR National Series News & Notes + Fast Facts

Reversal Of Fortune: Johnson Quickly Causing People To Rethink ‘14

NASCAR logo Having gone from a winless driver to a winner of two races in a row, Jimmie Johnson no longer looks like a struggling reigning series champion. Suddenly, he looks completely capable of winning a record-tying seventh title. Read the rest of this entry »

May 28

NASCAR National Series News & Notes + Fast Facts

Winless streak snapped, Johnson eyes return to championship form

NASCAR logo Well, now that that’s out of the way, we can resume our regularly-scheduled regimen of highlighting races on the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series schedule without talking about Jimmie Johnson being winless in 2014. The six-time series champion became a first time 2014 winner this past Sunday night in the Coca-Cola 600. Read the rest of this entry »

May 26

Jimmie Johnson ends drought, wins Coca-Cola 600

Six-time premier-series champ wins at Charlotte for a record-breaking seventh time

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Though fans and pundits of NASCAR Sprint Cup Series racing seemed inordinately concerned about Johnson’s “drought,” the six-time series champion said repeatedly that a victory would come.

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May 20

NASCAR National Series News & Notes + Fast Facts

Coca-Cola 600: Surprise Winners, Glimpses Of Future Greatness

NASCAR logo While perhaps not as inherently unpredictable as a restrictor-plate race, the Coca-Cola 600 nonetheless has a legitimate wild-card reputation. Six times since its 1960 inception, the 600 has provided a driver with his first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series win. Read the rest of this entry »

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