Fourteen Chase spots are now taken
With his win at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Sunday night, Kasey Kahne became the 13th winner of the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season – and the 13th member of the 2014 Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup.
Bowyer, Biffle, Larson On Chase Hot Seats With Two To Go
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.
NASCAR Hall of Fame induction, autographs, Gen-6 Car part of season kickoff
Reigning NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Brad Keselowski and fellow titleholders Tony Stewart, Jimmie Johnson, Kurt Busch, Matt Kenseth, Jeff Gordon and Bobby Labonte are among more than 60 drivers from three NASCAR national series set to participate in NASCAR Preview 2013 on Saturday, Feb. 9.
Sixth-Generation NASCAR Sprint Cup car to make debut at The World Center of Racing
NASCAR fans will get their first glimpse of the new sixth-generation NASCAR Sprint Cup Series cars on the storied Daytona International Speedway for three days this week at Preseason Thunder, the unofficial on-track start of the 2013 NASCAR season.
Nationwide: Harvick hammers home win
Clint Bowyer wasn’t angry at the driver who spun him Saturday night at Richmond International Raceway. He was thankful. “Thank you, Juan Pablo!” the Michael Waltrip Racing driver boomed from Victory Lane. “If you’re still here, thank you Juan Pablo!” Assuming the lead on a late restart in Friday night’s Virginia 529 College Savings 250 at Richmond International Raceway, Kevin Harvick ended a 30-race NASCAR Nationwide Series drought dating to the fall race at Richmond in 2010.
Second victory inches No. 9 closer to Chase berth; JGR left scratching head
Kasey Kahne spoiled Denny Hamlin’s heroic drive through the field and held on to win Sunday’s LENOX Industrial Tools 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, all but securing a spot in the Chase for the Sprint Cup with his second victory of the season.
Active offseason produces staggering 34 personnel moves across three series
Eleven years ago, the NASCAR race team then known as Roush Racing made an announcement of a sponsor change on its flagship No. 6 car. Valvoline was leaving, and the Roush organization had struck a megabucks deal with pharmaceutical giant Pfizer to advertise a certain little blue pill on the hood of its vehicle beginning the following season.
Just three current pairings have been together for more than 100 races
Jake Elder got the nickname “Suitcase” for the sheer number of jobs he held during his tenure as a NASCAR crew chief. In an era when drivers and crew chiefs stayed together season after season, Elder’s lengthy and varied resume was considered unusual.
Just as surely as the azaleas bloom at Augusta National
Kyle Busch celebrates his birthday with a victory at Richmond International Raceway. That has been the case for three years, at least, after Busch, who will turn 26 on Monday, won Saturday night’s Crown Royal Presents 400 at the .75-mile track. The victory was Busch’s second in the Sprint Cup Series this season and the 21st of his career.
After a 76-race absence from Victory Lane
Matt Kenseth needed a quick refresher course. “Show me where to park this thing,” Kenseth radioed to crew chief Jimmy Fennig after beating race runner-up Clint Bowyer to the checkered flag by a whopping 8.315 seconds in Saturday night’s Samsung Mobile 500 at Texas Motor Speedway. “It’s been a while.”
Bush becomes the fastest driver in NASCAR to win 25 races in a single series
After taking the lead under caution on Lap 44 of Friday night’s Lucas Oil 150 at Phoenix International Raceway, Kyle Busch led the final 107 laps to post his second win at the 1-mile track and his 25th in the Camping World Truck Series.
Canadian JR Fitzpatrick did not last long
Tony Stewart is the winner of the race by a slim margin of 0.007 second ahead of Clint Bowyer who started from pole position in the 120 laps Nationwide Series race this afternoon at the Daytona International Speedway.
Clint Bowyer has won the pole for the Nationwide Series race at Daytona International Speedway