Tag Archive: NASCAR Sprint Cup Series

Dec 02

Jeff Gordon to drive new Cadillac DPI-V.R in return to Rolex 24 At Daytona

The race opens the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season on Jan. 28-29, 2017

Four-time NASCAR Cup Series champion Jeff Gordon will make his return to the Rolex 24 At Daytona for the first time in 10 years as Wayne Taylor Racing today confirmed Gordon alongside full-season co-drivers Jordan and Ricky Taylor and endurance driver Max Angelelli as the driver lineup in the No. 10 Konica Minolta Cadillac DPi-V.R for the 55th Rolex 24 At Daytona.

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Nov 20

Jimmie Johnson makes history, wins record-tying Seventh NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Championship

Ties Richard Petty and Dale Earnhardt for Most Premier Series Championships

Jimmie JohnsonHistory has been made. Jimmie Johnson captured his record-tying seventh NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship with a stirring victory Sunday at Homestead-Miami Speedway, tying NASCAR Hall of Famers Richard Petty and Dale Earnhardt atop the all-time list. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 16

Special Edition Championship 4 News & Notes – NASCAR Sprint Cup Series at Homestead-Miami Speedway

In anticipation of Ford Championship Weekend at Homestead-Miami Speedway

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series logo Tony Stewart, in his last appearance this weekend at Homestead-Miami Speedway, is the only driver in series history to win at the famed 1.5-mile speedway in his first appearance (1999).

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Nov 14

Special Edition Championship 4 News & Notes — Joey Logano and Jimmie Johnson

In anticipation of Ford Championship Weekend at Homestead-Miami Speedway

NASCAR logo An in-depth look at the top two seeds in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Championship 4 – Joey Logano and Jimmie Johnson

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Nov 14

Joey Logano wins at Phoenix; Kyle Busch also advances

Joey Logano earned a return trip to the Championship 4 at Homestead-Miami Speedway after a year’s absence

Kyle Busch will head to the South Florida track to try to defend his 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series title as well. And Kevin Harvick won’t be competing for the title for the first time since NASCAR debuted its elimination Chase format in 2014. Needing a victory to advance, as it turned out, Harvick finished fourth in Sunday’s Can-Am 500 at Phoenix International Raceway. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 09

NASCAR National Series News & Notes — Phoenix

Rise Of The Phoenix: Harvick In Need Of Another Win At Arizona Track

NASCAR logo Positioned 18 points below the cutoff line and below two other drivers for the final berth in the Championship 4 race in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup, Kevin Harvick essentially needs a win in Sunday’s Can-Am 500 at Phoenix International Raceway (2 p.m. ET on NBC).

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Nov 02

NASCAR National Series News & Notes — Texas

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series – #Se7en: A Jimmie Johnson Story

NASCAR logo It includes Jimmie Johnson instead of Morgan Freeman and Brad Pitt, but for the next three weeks, NASCAR fans will be treated to another star-studded tale called #Se7en. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 31

Johnson scores ninth Martinsville win, advances to Championship 4

Mr. Martinsville is back – and with him, a realistic shot at a record-tying NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship

Winless at the .526-mile short track since the spring race of 2013, Jimmie Johnson ended his “drought” on Sunday with a victory in the Goody’s Fast Relief 500 and earned a berth in the Championship 4 race, set for Nov. 20 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 26

NASCAR National Series News & Notes — Martinsville

Six-Time Can Change Nickname To Seven-Time

NASCAR logo Known as “Six-time” for his six NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championships, Jimmie Johnson is four races away from potentially tying NASCAR Hall of Famers Dale Earnhardt and Richard Petty with a record seventh premier series title. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 19

NASCAR National Series News & Notes — Talladega

Chase Snapshot: Bubble Occupied By Heavyweights And Talented Youngsters

NASCAR logo The competition for the final transfer spot to the Round of 8 is tight following Sunday’s race at Kansas. Four drivers are within seven points of each other for the final spot, including a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion, two Daytona 500 champions and a talented up-and-coming wheelman.

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Oct 12

Charlotte shook up the Chase Grid

Wild Charlotte Race Leads To Round of 12

NASCAR logo Charlotte shook up the Chase Grid as five Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup drivers finished 30th or below while Jimmie Johnson sped to victory to clinch the first automatic berth in the Round of 8. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 05

NASCAR National Series News & Notes — Charlotte

Round Of 12 Begins At Charlotte

NASCAR logo The Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Round of 12 kicks off this weekend with Saturday’s Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway (7 p.m. ET on NBC). The drivers, who advanced following last Sunday’s race at Dover were Brad Keselowski, Martin Truex Jr., Joey Logano, Kyle Busch, Matt Kenseth, Carl Edwards, Denny Hamlin, Chase Elliott, Jimmie Johnson, Kurt Busch, Kevin Harvick and Austin Dillon. Tony Stewart, Kyle Larson, Chris Buescher and Jamie McMurray were all eliminated from the Chase. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 28

NASCAR National Series News & Notes — Dover & Las Vegas

Crowded Chase Bubble Heading Into Dover

NASCAR logo The drivers on the Chase bubble must deliver in Sunday’s Citizen Soldier 400 cutoff race at Dover International Speedway (2 p.m. ET on NBCSN) or they’ll be eliminated from NASCAR’s playoffs. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 21

NASCAR National Series News & Notes — New Hampshire & Kentucky

Truex Jr. Wins Chase Opener

NASCAR logo Martin Truex Jr. won his third race of the season in last Sunday’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 400 at Chicagoland Speedway – the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup opener. He now has an automatic berth in the Round of 12, which starts following the upcoming Bad Boy Off Road 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway (Sunday at 2 p.m. ET on NBCSN) and Citizen Soldier 400 at Dover International Speedway (Sunday, Oct. 2 at 2 p.m. ET on NBCSN). Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 14

Statistical Advance: Analyzing the 2016 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 400

Cowabunga! The Chase Kicks Off At Chicagoland With Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 400

NASCAR logo The field is set and the drivers are ready to compete in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup, which kicks off with Sunday’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 400 at Chicagoland Speedway (2:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN).

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Sep 07

NASCAR National Series News & Notes — Richmond

The Chase Is Coming: One More Shot For Drivers To Make NASCAR’s Playoffs

NASCAR logo One more race remains until the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup, meaning drivers have one more chance to get into NASCAR’s playoffs – Saturday’s Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond International Raceway (7:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN). Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 31

NASCAR National Series News & Notes — Darlington & Canadian Tire Motorsport Park

Grand Larson: Kyle Larson Wins First Career NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Race

NASCAR logo Kyle Larson led a race-high 41 laps on his way to his first career NASCAR Sprint Cup Series victory in Sunday’s Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan International Speedway. The triumph marked the first time a graduate of the NASCAR Drive for Diversity and NASCAR Next programs has won a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race.

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Aug 31

Chase across America kicks off

Defending NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Champion Kyle Busch heads to Beantown

Chase Across AmericaIt’s only fitting that the defending NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion officially kicks off 2016 Chase Across America activities. And today, that’s exactly what Kyle Busch will do when he visits Boston for a full day of social and traditional media activities. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 25

NASCAR National Series News & Notes — Michigan & Road America

Playoff Spots Dwindling With Three Regular Season Races Remaining

NASCAR logo Last weekend’s race at Bristol Motor Speedway changed everything. Maybe that’s a bit of an exaggeration, but the resulting Chase Grid looks very different now than it did prior to Bristol.

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Aug 22

Kevin Harvick wins at Bristol

Harvick’s victory was his second at Thunder Valley

RECAP: Harvick conquers the colosseum contenders

For most of the final 200 laps of Sunday’s rain-interrupted Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway, Kevin Harvick was where he needed to be – out front and in control of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race. Read the rest of this entry »

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