Tag Archive: Sprint Cup

Aug 25

Logano gets third win of season at Bristol

Holds off Penske teammate Keselowski for first-ever win at heralded track

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Joey Logano believes he has the car, and Team Penske believes they have the team, to win the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship.

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Aug 04

Dale Jr. grabs top spot in Chase standings

Fan favorite has three wins this season after sweeping Pocono

Dale Earnhardt - Pocono - photo © Todd Warshaw -NASCAR via Getty Images Dale Earnhardt Jr.‘s third win of the 2014 Sprint Cup Series season has put him atop the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup standings.
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Mar 31

Mechanical problems for Alex Guénette at Martinsville

Montreal-based Alex Guenette will run in three NCWTS races this season

Alex Guénette - Martinsville Montreal driver Alex Guenette was in Martinsville (VA) for his first race of 2014 in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS).

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Jan 17

Jeff Gordon’s 2014 Sprint Cup car to make its Canadian debut in the Canadian Motor Speedway display at the CME

The Canadian Racing Season Begins February 7, 8, & 9, 2014 at Toronto’s International Centre

Canadian Motorsports Expo logo 2012Jeff Gordon’s 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup car will make its Canadian debut in the Canadian Motor Speedway display at the Canadian Motorsports Expo. The 8th annual CME takes place February 7, 8 & 9 at Toronto’s International Centre. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 02

NASCAR National Series News & Notes + Fast Facts

Chase leader Kenseth gets second shot at ‘Triple’

NASCAR logoFor Matt Kenseth, the third time was not the charm. The 2003 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion failed last Sunday to fashion a record, third consecutive victory to start the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup™ but finished seventh to maintain his championship lead.

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Feb 26

Danica Patrick ‘not interested’ in F1 switch

Danica Patrick has played down suggestions she might switch to formula one.

NASCAR - Danica PatrickNASCAR - Danica PatrickSpeculation the 30-year-old American could have a future on the grand prix grid was kindled by her high-profile pole position for Nascar’s premier Sprint Cup opener at Daytona. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 17

Seven NASCAR Sprint Cup Champions headline NASCAR preview 2013

NASCAR Hall of Fame induction, autographs, Gen-6 Car part of season kickoff

NASCAR Hall of Fame2010-09-19-dimanche-FrancoisGobeil.zipReigning 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.

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Nov 18

Brad Keselowski wins 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship (updated)

Owner also celebrates as First-Time Series Champion

2011-02-19_00642010-09-19-dimanche-FrancoisGobeil.zipBrad Keselowski won the 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship today at Homestead-Miami Speedway, earning owner Roger Penske’s first title in NASCAR’s premier series. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 17

NASCAR National Series News and Notes + Fast Facts

Picking Kansas winner easy as One-Two-Three

NASCAR Sprint Cup SeriesKansas SpeedwayEasy to pick the favorites in Sunday’s Hollywood Casino 400. Just check the top of the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup™ standings.  Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 16

Statistical Advance: Analyzing the Hollywood Casino 400

There have been 13 NASCAR Sprint Cup races at Kansas since the track opened in 2001.

Kansas SpeedwayNASCAR Sprint Cup SeriesA look at some of the top statistical performers at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kansas going into the Hollywood Casino 400 on Oct. 21.

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Oct 05

Sticky: No NAPA Auto Parts 200 Presented by Dodge in 2013 in Montreal

The promoter did not renew its agreement with NASCAR

Groupe de course Octane Racing Group2012-08-18_0052Octane Management inc. confirmed today that it has relinquished its rights to organize and promote a round of the NASCAR Nationwide series in Montreal in 2013. Consequently, the event known as the NAPA Auto Parts 200 presented by Dodge is not scheduled for presentation at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, next summer. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 20

Andrew Ranger set for maiden Sprint Cup start at the Glen

In Frank Stoddard’s # 32 car

2011-06-05_05582011-07-09 Toronto Indy G 517Andrew Ranger will get a first Sprint Cup start at the Watkins Glen road course, 22nd round of the season, that will be held on Sunday August 14.

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Jun 21

Red Bull drops NASCAR, eyes US GP title sponsorship

F1 team owner Red Bull looks set to pull the plug on its NASCAR project.

NASCAR Red BullNASCAR Sprint Cup SeriesThe failure of the project compared with the energy drink company’s meteoric success in formula one is being blamed for the decision. Reports in the American media early this week say staff at the Red Bull Racing Sprint Cup team are being told the operation will close at the end of the season. Read the rest of this entry »

May 12

Salo follows F1 drivers to NASCAR trucks

He will make his debut in the formative Truck series in July

2011-05-07 - HRT F1 Team - Turkey - Mika Salo - Vitantonio Liuzzi 012011-02-18_0712Mika Salo is reportedly following the likes of Juan Pablo Montoya, Nelsinho Piquet and Kimi Raikkonen in moving to the world of NASCAR racing. Finn Salo, the former Ferrari and Toyota driver, almost made the NASCAR switch a couple of years ago. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 05

Raikkonen paying for NASCAR debut – report

Raikkonen tested the truck at the Gresham half-mile on Monday.

Kimi Räikkönen  2011-03-01Kyle Busch Motorsports logoKimi Raikkonen will pay a reported $100,000 per race as he moves to establish a career in America’s premier NASCAR series. Canada’s Rue Frontenac said driver and team owner “Kyle Busch has never met Kimi Raikkonen” but will “entrust one of his excellent trucks” to the Finn “in exchange for a US$100,000 cheque at every race”. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 30

Raikkonen to combine rally with NASCAR in 2011

Raikkonen’s former McLaren teammate Juan Pablo Montoya switched to NASCAR in 2006.

Kimi Räikkönen  2011-03-01Kimi Raikkonen 20101114As the second F1 season without him kicks off, Kimi Raikkonen has revealed plans to branch into NASCAR racing this year. Finland’s Turun Sanomat newspaper said the 2007 world champion will combine his world rally championship foray in 2011 with America’s premier motor racing category. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 27

Hamilton to drive NASCAR at Watkins Glen

Lewis Hamilton is set to drive a premier Sprint Cup NASCAR for the first time later in 2011.

F1 in Schools - Lewis Hamilton2011-02-18_0099American sports network ESPN reports that the McLaren driver will swap his formula one car for Tony Stewart’s Chevrolet. The exhibition, organised by mutual sponsor Mobil 1, is set to take place some time in the summer at the famous Watkins Glen road course in New York. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 26

Busch goes wire to wire for victory at Phoenix (+result)

Leads every lap, becoming first since 2003 to lead every lap in a race

NASCAR Nationwide SeriesKyle Bush Victory Nationwide PhoenixKyle Busch held off a frenetic challenge from Carl Edwards in the closing laps of Saturday’s Bashas’ Supermarkets 200 at Phoenix International Raceway and collected his 44th Nationwide Series victory, four behind career series leader Mark Martin. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 23

New points system tested by Bayne win

Trevor Bayne won the Daytona 500 and grabs all the headlines

2011-02-20_0692NASCARBut look at the NASCAR points standings and he’s dead last…NASCAR woke up with two headaches this morning: one thanks to the post-race celebrations for winner Trevor Bayne, and the other from looking at the odd state of the Sprint Cup points table the morning after the race before, which needed some explaining. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 22

Gilliland, Labonte find success with the push

At the end of the 53rd Daytona 500 Sunday

NASCAR Sprint Cup SeriesBobby Labonte 20100729The proof was in the pushing for many, but none so much as David Gilliland and Bobby Labonte whose third- and fourth-place finishes, respectively, were breakthroughs. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 02

Are you ready to get behind the wheel of your Totino’s Pizza Box?

Driver Clint Bowyer, Kroger and Totino’s team up for Augmented-Reality Racing Video Game 

Clint Bowyer-Talladega-NASCAR-10-2010Clint Bowyer 19-09-2010That’s right – thousands of Totino’s Pizza Boxes will become virtual steering wheels as part of Totino’s Get Behind the Wheel augmented-reality racing video game starring Sprint Cup driver Clint Bowyer. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 11

Trulli not ready to ‘suffer’ in F1 beyond 2011

“NASCAR could be an interesting experience”

2010-03-13 - Lotus F1 Racing -Jarno Trulli 032010-03-27 - Lotus F1 Racing 03Jarno Trulli has said he can imagine racing in a different series once his formula one career is over. The Italian veteran has admitted he did not enjoy the 2010 season with the new Lotus team and is not prepared to stay forever at the back of the grid. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 29

Montoya says ‘no chance’ of F1 return

He says NASCAR is “more fun” than F1

2010-08-08_02072010-08-08_0295Juan Pablo Montoya has played down the prospect of reversing his switch from F1 to America’s premier NASCAR series. During a difficult tenure at McLaren in 2006, the Colombian moved to NASCAR and today still races a Target-sponsored Chip Ganassi entry. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 15

Piquet says sorry for crashgate scandal

Piquet said his goal now is to open the door for Brazilians to succeed in NASCAR.

2009-04-04 - Renault - Nelson Piquet Jr 2NASCAR CAMPING WORLD Truck SeriesAfter Renault apologised last week for calling him a liar and blackmailer, Nelson Piquet has now issued his own apology to the wider world. Having lost his Renault seat last year, the Brazilian revealed to the FIA that he was ordered by his team bosses to crash deliberately in Singapore 2008 to aid his teammate’s winning race strategy. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 11

Edwards continues strong run with Richmond pole (+results both Series)

For a man who didn’t believe in momentum
In Nationwide: Harvick held off Keselowski to win at Richmond

Carl Edwards continued to build toward the Chase for the Sprint Cup with a pole-winning run Friday at Richmond International Raceway. Edwards will start from the top spot in Saturday’s Air Guard 400, the final race before the Chase begins at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. With a lap at 127.762 mph (21.133 seconds), Edwards edged Juan Montoya (127.455 mph) in winning his first pole at the three-quarters-mile short track. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 08

Juan Pablo Montoya wins at Watkins Glen (+result & photos)

It was Montoya’s second career victory, Patrick Carpentier finishes 21st

Juan Montoya erased 113 races of futility Sunday, winning a duel with Marcos Ambrose and the Sprint Cup race at Watkins Glen International.

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Apr 29

Brad Keselowski and Justin Allgaier in Montreal to talk about their NASCAR Nationwide Series Championship hopes (+photos)

Penske Racing drivers to compete at the NAPA Auto Parts 200, Presented by Dodge August 28-29

2010-04-29_0043Exactly four months prior to the start of the fourth running of the NAPA Auto Parts 200, Presented by Dodge, NASCAR Nationwide Series drivers Brad Keselowski and Justin Allgaier were in Montreal to meet with the press on Thursday at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve.

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Apr 23

Sticky: Americans recognize Andrew Ranger’s talent

Andrew is more than pleased with the news.

A few weeks ago, two times NASCAR Canadian Tire series champion Andrew Ranger was worried about his future. His seven year partnership with his sponsors came to an end this year and left him without a ride for the 2010 season. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 02

NASCAR: Off the track with Casey Mears

Casey Mears gives an insight into life away from the Sprint Cup

My first car was… a Dodge Dakota. It was a pickup. My dad actually used it to race at Pikes Peak, and when they were done with it, I repainted it and put some wheels and tires on it. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 20

For Stewart, there was a first time for everything

Driving the No. 14 exceeded expectations of owning it

In some ways, it was a typical Tony Stewart season. Stewart won his share of races and even led the points standings much of the regular season before the Chase for the Sprint Cup commenced. He was sassy and smart. Read the rest of this entry »

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