Sprint Cup Series
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.
Among those jockeying for one of the coveted berths is Martin Truex Jr., who gamely finished third Sunday night at Atlanta while driving with a broken right wrist.
For drivers such as Dale Earnhardt Jr., patience is definitely a virtue at this point in the season. Then again, there’s a sense of urgency with the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship just two races away.
Bobby Labonte broke three ribs in a bike riding accident Wednesday near his North Carolina home and will miss this weekend’s NASCAR race in Atlanta.
An MRI has confirmed that Martin Truex Jr. fractured his right wrist in a wreck during Saturday night’s race at Bristol.
Kurt Busch said Monday he has signed with Stewart-Haas Racing, which is rapidly developing into a super-team and will have four cars next season with the addition of the 2004 NASCAR champion.
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.
The so-called “Big Ogre” picked maybe the greatest time ever to run a “contract race.” Ryan Newman is a free agent after this year, after being told to “take a hike” by Tony Stewart.
NASCAR confiscated the roof flaps, which are designed to keep cars on the ground during spins and high-speed wrecks, from 16 teams for further inspection.
Former driver and current TV analyst Kyle Petty said that Danica Patrick is more of a marketing machine than a race car driver, and doubts the 30-year-old will ever be one.
David Gilliland thinks Danica Patrick should “shut up and race.” Patrick wants Gilliland to race her the same way he races other drivers.
Matt Kenseth captured his second straight race at Kansas Speedway on Sunday, holding off Kasey Kahne to become the third straight Sprint Cup driver to win from the pole.