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.
Night Riders: Kenseth, Kahne Looking To End 0-fer
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.
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.
Kasey Kahne’s New Hampshire Motor Speedway victory was significant on several levels
Kahne’s second win of the year puts him first in line for a Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup™ “Wild Card” berth although he’s not sure two victories will be enough to reach post-season play. “Two helps, but three would put you in a real good spot. We’re going to stay after it,” Kahne said during Sunday’s post-race media interview.
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.
Driver of the No. 6 easily wins his first at the 1.5-mile track and third in the series
Ricky Stenhouse Jr. dominated the last 50 laps of Saturday’s Sam’s Town 300 Nationwide Series race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, pulling away from Mark Martin during a 39-lap green flag run the finish. The victory was Stenhouse’s first of the season and third in the series — and his first on a 1.5-mile intermediate speedway, the staple of NASCAR’s top three touring series.
In Las Vegas Motor Speedway Sprint Cup Series
The qualifying session for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series is now completed in Las Vegas. Kasey Kahne was the fastest with a speed of over 190mph on his Chevrolet no. 5. Kyle Bush was second for Toyota and Kevin Harvick third. the first Ford driver is Greg Biffle in 9th position.
The Bond Auto Parts ACT Invitational will be part of “The Magic Mile’s” short track Saturday Showdown during the SYLVANIA 300 weekend.
Five-Time Champion barely edges Edwards, Gordon, Stewart
Undoubtedly, Jimmie Johnson would like to forget that the 2011 season ever happened. Apparently, voters in NASCARMedia.com’s annual preseason poll already have. Members of NASCARMedia.com picked Johnson to reign supreme once again – despite a career-low sixth-place finish in the 2011 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series points.
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.
Teammates bolster Chase hopes with strong run, fuel mileage success
Ryan Newman and Tony Stewart started 1-2 in Sunday’s Lenox Industrial Tools 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, and after a wild jumble of divergent strategies in the 19th Sprint Cup race of the season, that’s the way they finished the race.
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.”