Tag Archive: NASCAR Sprint Cup Series

Oct 23

NASCAR National Series News & Notes + Fast Facts

Almost There: Welcome to The Eliminator Round

NASCAR logo Before we get into the nitty gritty of this storyline-rich round, a quick primer of the Eliminator Round – the final hurdle before the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Championship race at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 21

Statistical Advance: Analyzing the Goody’s Headache Relief Shot 500

There have been 131 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races at Martinsville Speedway

NASCAR Sprint Cup SeriesA look at the eight Eliminators – and beyond – at Martinsville Speedway in Martinsville, Virginia going into the Goody’s Headache Relief Shot 500 on October 26 (1:30 p.m. ET on ESPN). Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 15

NASCAR National Series News & Notes + Fast Facts

Big names, bigger goal: win and advance, or else

NASCAR logo Jimmie Johnson (six) and Brad Keselowski (one) have accounted for seven of the last eight NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championships. The two drivers better hurry if either hopes to increase that figure to eight-of-nine. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 14

Opportunity to make an impression

NASCAR Drive For Diversity candidates hit the track at Langley Speedway

NASCAR logo It wasn’t long ago that Darrell Wallace Jr. was in this place, a teenager with Late Model experience looking to make a positive impression that would make him stand out in a crowded field of young, talented drivers. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 13

Statistical Advance: Analyzing the GEICO 500

There have been 90 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races at Talladega Superspeedway

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series A look at the 12 Chase Contenders – and beyond –  at Talladega Superspeedway in Talladega, Alabama going into the GEICO 500 on October 19 (2 p.m. ET on ESPN). Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 12

Harvick wins Charlotte night race with restart

Ganassi drivers play Chase spoilers among top 10

Kevin Harvick - photo © Chris Trotman NASCAR via Getty Images The Closer finally closed the deal, and the door swung almost shut on Dale Earnhardt Jr., six-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson and 2012 champion Brad Keselowski.

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Oct 08

NASCAR National Series News & Notes + Fast Facts

Logano Storms Kansas, advances in Chase

NASCAR logo Joey Logano continued to dominate the pressure-filled Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup, punching his ticket to the Eliminator Round by winning at Kansas on Sunday. The 24-year-old led 122-of-267 laps (45.7%) and registered a 144.7 driver rating on his way to Victory Lane. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 06

Statistical Advance: Analyzing the Bank of America 500

There have been 111 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series points races at Charlotte Motor Speedway

Charlotte Motor Speedway logo A look at the 12 Contenders and beyond, at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Charlotte, North Carolina going into the Bank of America 500 on Saturday night October 11. Coverage begins at 7 p.m. ET on ABC, with the race start scheduled for 7:30 p.m. ET. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 01

NASCAR National Series News & Notes + Fast Facts

Now Starting…Round No. 2…The Contender Round…Round No. 2

NASCAR logo Twelve drivers persevered through a Challenger Round that tested the versatility of the world’s best drivers. Four failed to navigate through the early gauntlet. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 29

Statistical Advance: Analyzing the Hollywood Casino 400

There have been 17 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races at Kansas Speedway

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series A look at the 12 Contenders – and beyond – at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kansas going into the Hollywood Casino 400 on Sunday, October 5. Coverage begins on ESPN at 1 p.m. ET and the race is scheduled for 2 p.m. ET.

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Sep 22

Statistical Advance: Analyzing the AAA 400

There have been 89 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races at Dover International Speedway

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series A look at the 16 Challengers at Dover International Speedway in Dover, Delaware going into the AAA 400 on Sept. 28. ESPN’s coverage begins at 1 p.m. ET and the race is scheduled for 2 p.m. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 09

NASCAR National Series News & Notes + Fast Facts

White hot Team Penske enters Chase as Championship threat

NASCAR logo Brad Keselowski has bounced back in a big way this year. After failing to defend his 2012 Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup title in a disappointing 2013 campaign when he missed the postseason entirely, the Team Penske driver has notched a series-leading four wins to enter this season’s Chase as its No. 1 seed. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 09

Statistical Advance: Analyzing the MyAfibStory.com 400

There have been 13 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races at Chicagoland Speedway

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series A look at the performances of the 16 Challengers at Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, Illinois going into the MyAfibStory.com 400, the first race in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup, on September 14  at 2 p.m. ET on ESPN. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 04

NASCAR National Series News & Notes + Fast Facts

Last Call: Sense of urgency reaches boiling point at Richmond

NASCAR logoA numbers game will play out under the lights at Richmond International Raceway on Saturday night. There will be winners. And losers. With way more hopes popped than champagne bottles. But for the few who do earn a spot in this thrilling new playoff – the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup – they know this: After a grueling 26-race regular season … they have earned it. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 02

Statistical Advance: Analyzing the Federated Auto Parts 400

There have been 116 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races at Richmond International Raceway

2008-09-05_025 One race left. Two spots up for grabs, and 19 different drivers still have a chance at locking themselves into the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup this weekend in the regular season finale.

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Sep 01

Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup clinch scenarios for Richmond

Fourteen Chase spots are now taken

Chase-logo 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. Read the rest of this entry »

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 »

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