Hamlin became the eighth different winner this season with his Sunday victory at Talladega Superspeedway. The victory was the first points win of Hamlin’s career at a restrictor-plate track.
By the end of the weekend, the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship could be a whole lot clearer — or just a big ol’ mess.
Sunday will be the most chaotic race of the chase. Some drivers need to make bold moves and make up points, some need to impress and put their name front and center so they can find a 2014 ride, and some need to end their winless streaks.
Rain and wrecks pushed NASCAR to the edge of darkness Sunday at Talladega Superspeedway, where three of the biggest names in the sport led the field to final flag.
Denny Hamlin revealed on his Twitter account on Tuesday that he has been medically cleared to at least start in Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series race at Talladega Superspeedway.
Redesigned race cars that will debut next season in the 55th running of the Daytona 500 got their first taste of restrictor-plate racing Wednesday as seven teams put the 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series car through its paces at Talladega Superspeedway.
Jimmie Johnson says it’s “crazy” to suggest his reputation has been tarnished after crew chief Chad Knaus’ instructions to mess up the rear bumper if he won at Talladega last week.
The decal is of the Lionheart Knight image that Wheldon affixed to the back of his helmets. NASCAR is also producing a helmet decal for any drivers who would like to use them.
NASCAR made no major changes to the 2012 Sprint Cup Series schedule aside from flipping a few race dates and moving the start of the season back one week.
NASCAR has made two rule changes for next month’s race at Talladega Superspeedway that should limit the length of time two cars can draft together.
With pushing help from Dale Earnhardt Jr. on the final lap, Jimmie Johnson edged Clint Bowyer by the slimmest of margins to win Sunday’s Aaron’s 499.