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Sat 28 Apr 2007
Earnhardt family feud heats up

Earnhardt family feud heats up

The Earnhardt family feud is heating up. Teresa Earnhardt, the widow of the late Dale Earnhardt and stepmother of Dale Earnhardt, Jr. took a pot-shot at the young driver in Thursday's Wall Street Journal. When asked about Earnhardt, Jr. and...

Wed 17 Jan 2007
NASCAR Champion Parsons dead at 65Headline

NASCAR Champion Parsons dead at 65

The 'Professor' has schooled his final class. After a relatively short battle with lung cancer, 1973 NASCAR Cup Series Champion Benny Parsons has died. Parsons retired from Cup series competition in 1988 after running 526 races and amassing one...

Tue 16 Jan 2007
BUSCH: Anheuser-Busch out of Busch series after 2007

BUSCH: Anheuser-Busch out of Busch series after 2007

Anheuser-Busch will not serve at the title sponsor of the Busch Series after the 2007 season, multiple sources have confirmed. Andrew Giangola, NASCAR's Director of Business Communications, also confirmed that Anheuser-Busch had decided to end...

Sun 10 Dec 2006
Chase Wrap Dover II: Burton points leader

Chase Wrap Dover II: Burton points leader

Engine woes, bad pit strategy and on track incidents were the death for several of the Chase racers this weekend at Dover International Speedway. Kyle Busch and Kevin Harvick both suffered engine failures; Kasey Kahne got tangled with reigning...

Harvick fastest in Loudon Happy Hour

Harvick fastest in Loudon Happy Hour

Kevin Harvick paced final practice at New Hampshire International Speedway with a lap of 129.283 mph. Harvick, who is also the pole sitter of the Sylvania 300, is the hottest driver in NASCAR right now. He swept both races last weekend at...

Maturity on Burton's side

Maturity on Burton's side

Jeff Burton hasn't had much to celebrate his last few seasons in NASCAR Nextel Cup racing. He hasn't made a visit to Victory Lane since 2001 and, after a very public divorce with Roush Racing, his first year at the helm of the No. 31 Richard ...

Harvick knocks out hot lap for NHIS pole

Harvick knocks out hot lap for NHIS pole

Kevin Harvick kick-started his championship quest at New Hampshire International Speedway. He knocked out the hottest time with a lap of 132.282 mph to grab the top starting spot in the Sylvania 300 on Sunday. "That was a good lap. I actually...

Garage Chatter: NHIS II

Garage Chatter: NHIS II

NASCAR does New York: The top ten Chase for the Nextel Cup drivers took to New York City this week to do various media television media outlets and visit with the Northeast press core. Among the highlights: A pie fighting contest on "Live with...

Earnhardt ready for spotlight

Earnhardt ready for spotlight

It could never be said that Dale Earnhardt, Jr. is not in the celebrity limelight. But certainly missing the Chase for the Nextel Cup last season allowed him to sidestep the glare for the last ten races of the 2005 season. This year he will not...

Winning still priority for Biffle

Winning still priority for Biffle

Greg Biffle may have not qualified for this years Chase for the Nextel Cup but their goal remains the same: win races. After losing the title to Tony Stewart in 2005 by just 25 points, Biffle was a favorite to dominate the Chase race this ...

Chase takes center stage in Loudon

Chase takes center stage in Loudon

Richmond was just the beginning. Now that the 2006 Chase for the Nextel Cup class is officially set, it is time for the top ten to get to business. This weekend at New Hampshire International Raceway, drivers will be able to size up their ...

Kahne looking to finish well at Dover

Kahne looking to finish well at Dover

The No. 9 Evernham Dodge team of Kasey Kahne didn't garner the finish they wanted at New Hampshire International Speedway last weekend; but they are looking ahead to Dover this week to change things. Despite a 16th place finish in the first...

Earnhardt frustrated with Chase start

Earnhardt frustrated with Chase start

For a guy who wants to retire around 40 and start enjoying his lifetime supply of free Budweiser, the clock is ticking down for Dale Earnhardt, Jr. to add a NASCAR Cup series championship to his resume. His performance in the first Chase race this...

Chase Wrap NHIS: Harvick points leader

Chase Wrap NHIS: Harvick points leader

The first race in NASCAR's Chase for the Nextel Cup spelled trouble for Kyle Busch and Jimmie Johnson; but calamity for some is always providence for another. Today the God's of Fortune smiled down on the No. 29 Richard Childress Racing...

Harvick wins the first 2006 Chase race in Loudon

Harvick wins the first 2006 Chase race in Loudon

Kevin Harvick's NASCAR yarn has always had interesting twists and turns, but the fairytale storyline of winning the Busch and Cup series title in the same season just became a little more convincing. While momentum is the term being bandied...

Johnson's title hopes slip at NHIS

Johnson's title hopes slip at NHIS

Jimmie Johnson's title hopes always get off with a whimper instead of a bang. This weekend's first Chase race at New Hampshire International Speedway was no different. Johnson's day started off amiss when the No. 48 Hendrick Chevrolet lost ...

Martin's last chance

Martin's last chance

Mark Martin needs to turn his disco ball on and pull out a can of silly string. For what is conceivably his last season in NASCAR Nextel Cup racing, Martin is on his final approach for what has always been most elusive to him: a Cup series ...

Stewart misses Chase

Stewart misses Chase

Reigning NASCAR Nextel Cup series champion Tony Stewart has been eliminated from competing in the 2006 Chase for the Nextel Cup class. Despite having 14 top-10's and two wins this season, Stewart will just miss the field by finishing 18th at ...

Harvick pulls out double win at Richmond

Harvick pulls out double win at Richmond

Someone should hand Kevin Harvick a broom. Harvick made a late-race pass on Kyle Busch to grab the win in the Chevy Rock & Roll 400 at Richmond International Raceway. Harvick and Busch traded the top spot most of the evening, but Harvick laid...

Chase for the Cup: Endgame

Chase for the Cup: Endgame

The time to determine the 2006 Chase for the Nextel Cup class is in its final countdown. The excitement isn't as palpable as it was the inaugural year or last season but there are still possibilities looming. There were certainly more scenarios in...

Hamlin earns Richmond pole

Hamlin earns Richmond pole

The Chase for the Nextel Cup just got a little easier for rookie Denny Hamlin. Hamlin knocked off the fastest lap during time trials for the Nextel Cup series Chevy Rock & Roll 400 at Richmond International Raceway. Hamlin's lap of 127.986 mph...

Drivers ready for Chase changes

Drivers ready for Chase changes

The dream of some of the Chase for the Nextel Cup venues changing in 2007 went up in a bitter cloud of dust when the NASCAR released next years schedule a few weeks ago, but the hope that NASCAR will find a way to tweak the point system has ...

Garage Chatter: Richmond II

Garage Chatter: Richmond II

Stewart hits wall in initial practice: Tony Stewart and the No. 20 Home Depot Chevrolet were on the track less than five laps for he lost control of his car in a single car spin and smacked the wall. Heavy driver side damage forced the Joe Gibbs...

Earnhardt calm, collected

Earnhardt calm, collected

In typical fashion, Dale Earnhardt, Jr. was one cool customer when discussing the pressure as he heads into the race that determines the 2006 championship class. After missing the Chase last year, Earnhardt's attitude has taken a bit of a turn. He...

Kahne's last stand

Kahne's last stand

Kasey Kahne's bid to battle for the 2006 NASCAR championship has reached its final chapter. Although he paces the Cup series with five wins, he has not locked a place in this season's Chase for the Nextel Cup. A summer slump that began after the...

Kahne sweeps at California

Kahne sweeps at California

It was a fuel mileage fiesta at California Speedway. The racing wasn't nearly as compelling as the various pit strategy soap operas that played out during the 250 lap event. A long green flag run as the race neared its end led to green flag pit...

Kurt Busch on Fontana pole

Kurt Busch on Fontana pole

Kurt Busch posted the quickest lap in time trials at California Speedway. His lap of 184.540 earned Busch his fifth pole this season and eighth of his career. Busch also sat on the pole for last weekends Sharpie 500 at Bristol Motor...

Garage Chatter: Fontana II

Garage Chatter: Fontana II

More open-wheelers joining NASCAR: Several drivers have been rumored to be near deals with NASCAR teams that would place them in Busch and Cup cars for the 2007 season. Motorsport.com has learned that Paul Tracy will drive for ...

Kahne's run crucial at Fontana

Kahne's run crucial at Fontana

This is a make or break weekend for Kasey Kahne at California Speedway. Kahne ranks 11th in series points just 90 markers behind 10th place. It is critical for Kahne and the No. 9 Evernham Dodge team to capitalize on their strengths and leave ...

Kenseth pulls off sweep at Bristol

Kenseth pulls off sweep at Bristol

Matt Kenseth pulled off a sweep at Bristol Motor Speedway, winning both the Busch and Cup series events. Kenseth's win clinches him a spot in the 2006 NASCAR Nextel Cup series Chase for the Championship, and is his fourth win of the season and...

Kurt Busch on pole at Bristol

Kurt Busch on pole at Bristol

There may be more snow angels in Kurt Busch's future. Busch knocked out the fastest time at Bristol Motor Speedway on Friday with a 124.906 mph lap. Busch won the snow-marred event at BMS in the spring, where he greeted fans with his new race ...

Garage Chatter - Bristol II

Garage Chatter - Bristol II

Mayfield signs deal to drive for BDR Jeremy Mayfield has signed a three-year deal to drive for Bill Davis Racing commencing in 2007. Mayfield will field the No. 36 Toyota Camry, 360 OTC joins BDR as the primary sponsor of Mayfield's...

Kahne notches victory in Charlotte

Kahne notches victory in Charlotte

Kasey Kahne grabbed the lead for the final time with 30 laps to go on his way to his first career Coca-Cola 600 win at Lowe's Motor Speedway. Kahne led a total of 158 laps to earn his third win of the 2006 season and fourth of his career. "The...

Garage Chatter: Charlotte

Garage Chatter: Charlotte

Yates reorganizes: In an effort for the Yates family to have more control over their race teams, Robert Yates Racing has released Eddie D'Hondt as General Manager of the organization. "This is a performance business and the performance is not ...

Evernham front row in Charlotte

Evernham front row in Charlotte

Scott Riggs showed Jimmie Johnson that Lowe's Motor Speedway is not just his house. Riggs put the No. 10 Evernham Dodge on the pole for the Coca- Cola 600 with a lap of 187.865 mph. Riggs sat on the pole for last weeks Nextel Open, but this is...

BUSCH: Harvick smokes 'em at RIR on Friday night

BUSCH: Harvick smokes 'em at RIR on Friday night

Kevin Harvick's stranglehold on the Busch series points standings just got more intimidating. The view from the front is always more advantageous at Richmond, and that is certainly where the No. 21 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet spent most of...