Chase for the Cup

Michael Waltrip, driver of the #55 Aaron's Dream Machine Toyota  (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

NAPA Dropping Waltrip After Richmond Scandal

NAPA Auto Parts said Thursday it is dropping Michael Waltrip Racing at the end of the year in the fallout of the team’s attempt to manipulate a race to get Martin Truex Jr. into NASCAR’s version of the playoffs.

09/19/2013

NASCAR Sprint All-Star

In The Pits: NASCAR SpinGate Spun Out Of Control

That spin started as the well-intentioned desire to help a teammate earn a valuable spot in NASCAR’s version of the playoffs, and with a little honesty, a few deep breaths and some clear thinking, it might have ended there.

09/16/2013

(Photo by Todd Warshaw/Getty Images for NASCAR)

NASCAR Adds Gordon To Chase Field Amid Controversy

NASCAR added Jeff Gordon to the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship field Friday, a stunning and unprecedented step in the fallout from at least two attempts to manipulate the results at the season-ending race at Richmond last weekend.

09/13/2013

Team owner Michael Waltrip poses with his drivers Martin Truex Jr., driver of the #56 NAPA Auto Parts Toyota, and Clint Bowyer, driver of the #15 5-hour ENERGY Toyota, after they qualified for the Chase for the Sprint Cup during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series 56th Annual Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond International Raceway on September 7, 2013 in Richmond, Virginia.  (Photo by Jerry Markland/Getty Images)

Rantin’ & Racin’: The Itch Felt Around The World

What Clint Bowyer thought was a harmless little “itch” is actually a lot more than that. NASCAR has come down hard on Michael Waltrip Racing for their late race actions in Saturday’s last race of the chase.

09/10/2013

(Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Newman Replaces Truex In Chase As NASCAR Hands Out Penalties

Newman replaced Martin Truex Jr. in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship on Monday night when NASCAR penalized Michael Waltrip Racing for manipulating the outcome of last weekend’s race at Richmond.

09/09/2013

Wonderful Pistachios 400

Rantin’ & Racin': And Down The Stretch They Come

Saturday night the NASCAR “regular season” ends. After 26 races the 12 man Chase for the Sprint Cup field will be set. What’s the beauty of Saturday night’s race? We still don’t know the full field of competitors for the Cup.

09/04/2013

AdvoCare 500

Busch Wins Atlanta & Locks Chase Spot

Kyle Busch held off Joey Logano at the Atlanta Motor Speedway on Sunday night for his fourth Cup victory of the year, giving him plenty of momentum heading to the playoffs.

09/01/2013

Cheez-It 355 at The Glen

Rantin’ & Racin': Tis The Season

Every summer, especially in August for some reason, we experience the NASCAR offseason. What’s the weird part of that statement? Well, we are still in the midst of the current NASCAR season.

08/14/2013

Tony Stewart  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Rantin’ & Racin‘: How The Chase Was Lost

Monday night the three time NASCAR Champion fractured his right tibia and fibula running his sprint car at Southern Iowa Speedway, driving for a sprint car team that he owns.

08/07/2013

2012 Ford EcoBoost 400

Rantin’ & Racin’: Who’s The Favorite To Win The Sprint Cup Championship?

Every week, after watching and studying what just happened in that Sunday’s race, I seem to be contemplating a new favorite for the Sprint Cup Championship. Jimmie Johnson, or Matt Kenseth, no wait Kasey Kahne, maybe Stewart’s found his groove

08/05/2013

Federated Auto Parts 400

NASCAR Sends Contenders On ‘Chase’ Tour

The Chase kicks off Sunday at Chicagoland Speedway. Denny Hamlin holds the points lead over five-time Cup champion Jimmie Johnson. Defending champion Tony Stewart is third.

09/11/2012

Jamie McMurray drives  the #1 Bass Pro Shops/Mercury Chevrolet through the garage during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan International Speedway on August 17, 2012 in Brooklyn, Michigan.  (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)

‘Chase For The Chase’ Under Way In Sprint Cup

Some of NASCAR’s biggest names are trying to keep their championship hopes alive and the Chase for the Sprint Cup is still about a month away.

08/17/2012

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