Tag Archive: NASCAR Sprint Cup Series

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 »

May 13

NASCAR National Series News & Notes + Fast Facts

Starstruck: 30th Annual NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race Comes To CMS

NASCAR logo From an inauspicious beginning to the current full-bloom Saturday-night spectacle, the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race always has combined competition and promotion, resulting in three decades of memorable results and, since 2003, million-dollar payouts to the winners. Read the rest of this entry »

May 06

NASCAR National Series News & Notes + Fast Facts

5 Guys: Premier Group Of Drivers Eye Kansas For Breakthrough Win

NASCAR logo From the “Something’s Gotta Give” department …As NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers keep winning and virtually assuring themselves spots in the revamped Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup, a number of other drivers remain winless. And outside-looking-in is not where you want to be in 2014 and beyond. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 30

NASCAR National Series News & Notes + Fast Facts

’Dega Wild-Card Rep Heightened By New Championship Format

NASCAR logo Talladega Superspeedway and unpredictability have been joined at the high-banked hip not long after the place opened the gates for its very first NASCAR Sprint Cup race in September 1969. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 22

NASCAR National Series News & Notes + Fast Facts

Over-Wait: When will Johnson, Kenseth quench wins thirst?

NASCAR logo Here’s a stat that properly illustrates how weird this Jimmie Johnson/Matt Kenseth “drought” is: The last time neither won any of the first eight races, Johnson wasn’t even in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series yet.

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Apr 15

NASCAR National Series News & Notes + Fast Facts

NASCAR’s Spring Break Arrives After Intriguing Start

NASCAR logo The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series has its own version of spring break and it has arrived, with the traditional Easter weekend hiatus. It’s time for a bit of rest, relaxation – and examination regarding the first eight races of the 2014 season.

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