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Tue 25 Nov 2008
Ingram's Flat Spot On: All hail CaleHeadline

Ingram's Flat Spot On: All hail Cale

Flat Spot On by Jonathan Ingram ALL HAIL CALE Now that Jimmie Johnson has clinched this year's Sprint Cup, the question looms. Was it tougher to win three straight championships in the current era of the Chase versus the old points ...

Wed 19 Nov 2008
History making three-peat belongs to JohnsonHeadline

History making three-peat belongs to Johnson

Jimmie Johnson might not be ready to admit it yet, but he is becoming one of NASCAR's all-time greats. Jimmie Johnson. Photo by Action Sports Photography. He's been telling the media at Miami-Homestead Speedway all weekend that ...

Fri 14 Nov 2008
DEI, Ganassi link up for future title chaseHeadline

DEI, Ganassi link up for future title chase

The recent economic downturn has affected all facets of life, and motorsports has not been immune from it either. With high-dollar sponsors hard to come by nowadays, a number of NASCAR teams have had to look at ways of keeping its organizations ...

Thu 13 Nov 2008
Ingram's Flat Spot On: What's not to like?Headline

Ingram's Flat Spot On: What's not to like?

Flat Spot On by Jonathan Ingram What's Not To Like? Clean cut. Rough edges long gone, without much sanding required. Occasionally gets angry, but usually at himself. Speaks in full sentences. Has made a couple of bonehead moves at Talladega,...

Wed 12 Nov 2008
Johnson on the verge of making NASCAR historyHeadline

Johnson on the verge of making NASCAR history

After his dominant win Sunday at Phoenix, Jimmie Johnson holds a firm grip on the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series title heading into this weekend's season-ending Ford 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Jimmie Johnson and Carl Edwards. Photo by...

Fri 07 Nov 2008
Johnson, Edwards title fight closes upHeadline

Johnson, Edwards title fight closes up

Carl Edwards may not believe in momentum, but he's certainly riding it now. After scoring back-to-back wins at Atlanta and Texas Motor Speedway, Edwards has now closed the gap to Chase leader Jimmie Johnson to 106 points, keeping his NASCAR Sprint...

Fri 31 Oct 2008
Edwards not giving up on title hopesHeadline

Edwards not giving up on title hopes

With only three races to go in the Chase for the Sprint Cup, Carl Edwards is keeping a positive outlook on his chances for his first series title. Despite back flipping his way to victory lane at Atlanta Motor Speedway Sunday, the Roush Fenway ...

Tue 28 Oct 2008
Edwards sails to Atlanta victory, second in ChaseHeadline

Edwards sails to Atlanta victory, second in Chase

Carl Edwards did everything he could to close the gap on championship points leader Jimmie Johnson. Unfortunately, he didn't gain much ground. Edwards led 98 laps and claimed the checkered flag in the Pep Boys Auto 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway...

Fri 10 Oct 2008
Ingram's Flat Spot On: Holy Smoke!Headline

Ingram's Flat Spot On: Holy Smoke!

Flat Spot On by Jonathan Ingram Holy Smoke! Stewart's Back All must be right with the world. Tony Stewart is back in victory lane. It matters not that NASCAR officials at Talladega had to give Smoke an escort with a ruling against rookie...

Wed 03 Sep 2008
Johnson dominates in CaliforniaHeadline

Johnson dominates in California

Jimmie Johnson was out to send a message to the rest of the NASCAR world that the championship chase was more than a two-car race. On Sunday, he backed it up. Jimmie Johnson takes the checkered flag. Photo by Action Sports ...

Sun 17 Aug 2008
Newman joins forces with StewartHeadline

Newman joins forces with Stewart

Ryan Newman is looking forward to having some fun with his new team. Newman, who was announced on Friday as the newest driver in the newly formed Stewart-Haas Racing stable, said that he hasn't had a lot of fun lately at the track and can't wait...

Tue 05 Aug 2008
Edwards weathers the delay to win PoconoHeadline

Edwards weathers the delay to win Pocono

Carl Edwards may have a future as a weather man. The Roush-Fenway Racing driver believed that a rain delay in the second half of the race wouldn't end their day so he came in for fuel and tires and then waited out the weather. Race ...

Wed 30 Jul 2008
Brickyard 400 - Tires, tires, tires!Headline

Brickyard 400 - Tires, tires, tires!

The Indianapolis Motor Speedway was host to the United States Grand Prix eight times. The Grand Prix circuit traverses the globe, racing in exotic places, and fashionable places like Monaco and the twisty street circuit through the tiny ...

Mon 28 Jul 2008
Johnson sweeps caution-laden Brickyard 400Headline

Johnson sweeps caution-laden Brickyard 400

It was like running the Kentucky Derby and stopping at every quarter pole to check the horses' shoes as Jimmie Johnson of Hendrick Motorsports repeated as champion at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Sunday (July 27th) by winning a series of ...

Sun 27 Jul 2008
Jimmie Johnson takes Brickyard poleHeadline

Jimmie Johnson takes Brickyard pole

Jimmie Johnson drove the Hendrick Motorsports No. 48 Chevrolet to the Allstate 400 at the Brickyard pole on Saturday (July 26th) at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Johnson's speed of 181.763 mph was well off the track qualifying record held by Casey...

Fri 11 Jul 2008
Stewart-Haas Racing preps for 2009 and beyondHeadline

Stewart-Haas Racing preps for 2009 and beyond

While Tony Stewart prepares for this weekend's NASCAR action at the Chicagoland Speedway, he took time to meet with the media on hand for Thursday's Nationwide and Sprint Cup series on-track activities. The formal press conference was held to ...

Stewart departs from JGR for new 2009 challengeHeadline

Stewart departs from JGR for new 2009 challenge

Tony Stewart to leave Joe Gibbs Racing was confirmed today by the team he has been with for 12 years, winning two NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championships and 32 victories, thus far in his career with the same team. Stewart will hold a press ...

Sat 05 Jul 2008
DEI has a field day in Daytona qualifyingHeadline

DEI has a field day in Daytona qualifying

It came at the hands of different drivers, but it was back to business as usual for Dale Earnhardt Inc. on Friday at Daytona International Speedway. The DEI Chevys of Paul Menard and Mark Martin had the best qualifying times of the day and will...

Tue 01 Jul 2008
Kurt Busch grabs rain-ending Loudon victoryHeadline

Kurt Busch grabs rain-ending Loudon victory

After struggling through most of this season, Kurt Busch feels like he was finally in the right place at the right time. Busch took advantage of a fuel strategy call in the pits and some help from Mother Nature to win the rain-shortened Lenox ...

Sun 29 Jun 2008
Carpentier earns pole at New HampshireHeadline

Carpentier earns pole at New Hampshire

The No. 10 Dodge of Patrick Carpentier took the first step towards earning his keep with Gillett Evernham Motorsports today after grabbing the pole for Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race. Carpentier put down a lap of 29.349 (129.776 mph) to...

Wed 11 Jun 2008
Kahne claims Pocono victoryHeadline

Kahne claims Pocono victory

Kasey Kahne is starting to feel like the king of comebacks. Kahne, who was winless in 2007, won for the second time in three starts when he rebounded from a pit-road mistake to take the checkered flag in the Pocono 500 today at Pocono Raceway in...

Sun 18 May 2008
Kahne lands the All-Star prizeHeadline

Kahne lands the All-Star prize

Kasey Kahne had to fight his way into the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series All-Star event at Lowe's Motor Speedway in North Carolina, and he did it thanks to the fans who voted him into the non-points special event. Thanks to the vote of the fans and his...

Mon 12 May 2008
Kyle Busch speeds to Darlington winHeadline

Kyle Busch speeds to Darlington win

Kyle Busch, in the No. 18 Toyota, got his third victory of the season in strong fashion Saturday night at Darlington Raceway. Busch also set a new record, becoming the youngest winner in Darlington Raceway history, at the age of 23. Busch, who had...

Sat 10 May 2008
Biffle grabs pole and record at DarlingtonHeadline

Biffle grabs pole and record at Darlington

Greg Biffle in the No. 16 Roush Fenway Racing Ford grabbed his first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series pole of the year and he did it at Darlington. With a 27.405 (179.442 mph), he also set the new track record. forty-one of the 44 drivers who put in a...

Wed 30 Apr 2008
Kyle Busch wins wild Talladega raceHeadline

Kyle Busch wins wild Talladega race

Kyle Busch scored his second victory of the season at Talladega for the 2008 NASCAR Sprint Cup series; it was also the third Cup win of the year for Toyota. Busch had to overcome some difficulties and come from the back with less than 70 laps to...

Mon 14 Apr 2008
Johnson saves fuel for Phoenix victoryHeadline

Johnson saves fuel for Phoenix victory

Jimmie Johnson and the No. 48 coasted their way into victory lane Saturday night using fumes to cross the finish line on the final lap of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race on the Phoenix International Raceway 1-mile oval. Jimmie Johnson...

Ryan Newman to start first at PhoenixHeadline

Ryan Newman to start first at Phoenix

The No. 12 of Ryan Newman, who has been the bright spot for Penske Racing this season, grabbed his first pole of the year for Saturday nights NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Phoenix International Raceway. Newman grabbed his first pole of the...

Tue 01 Apr 2008
Hamlin wins home race in MartinsvilleHeadline

Hamlin wins home race in Martinsville

Denny Hamlin got his first NASCAR Sprint Cup victory of the season at Martinsville on Sunday after 500 grueling laps at the famous paper clip shaped 0.526-mile oval. Hamlin started the day in the second position and overcame some late race ...

Tue 25 Mar 2008
Reflecting on the first races of new seasonHeadline

Reflecting on the first races of new season

The CoT, car of tomorrow, is now the car of today. The only thing that has changed about 'the new car' is the expensive safety equipped features. Jeff Gordon's wreck at Atlanta is proof of the cars safety module. Race winner Kyle Busch...

Sat 22 Mar 2008
NASCAR's new car: Does it meet the criteriaHeadline

NASCAR's new car: Does it meet the criteria

One year after its introduction, NASCAR's homogenous "Car of Tomorrow" has sifted out as the almost inevitable clash between design theory and harsh, practical reality. Budweiser Dodge. Photo by Eric Gilbert. While NASCAR has set...

Wed 12 Mar 2008
Kyle Busch hands Toyota first win in AtlantaHeadline

Kyle Busch hands Toyota first win in Atlanta

Kyle Busch got his first NASCAR Sprint Cup victory of the season today after overcoming problems throughout the day. Busch started sixth and went straight to the front leading the most laps with domination on the 1.54-mile Atlanta ...

Thu 21 Feb 2008
Dodge, Penske, charged up after Daytona 500 winHeadline

Dodge, Penske, charged up after Daytona 500 win

Before the drop of the green flag in Sunday's Daytona 500, two of NASCAR's "super teams" stood out as favorites to win the 50th running of the "Great American Race." The Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolets and Joe Gibbs Racing Toyotas dominated ...

Mon 04 Feb 2008
Robby Gordon makes the switch to DodgeHeadline

Robby Gordon makes the switch to Dodge

Robby Gordon Motorsports (RGM) revealed Friday that it will race Dodges in the 2008 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season, forming an alliance with Gillett Evernham Motorsports (GEM). The agreement includes technical, manufacturing and marketing...

Fri 25 Jan 2008
McDowell gunning for Rookie of the YearHeadline

McDowell gunning for Rookie of the Year

Michael McDowell is on the fast track to success in stock car racing, having been named Michael Waltrip Racing's newest NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver. The 2007 ARCA runner-up will race the No. 00 Toyota Camry for the majority of the season, ...

Sat 19 Jan 2008
Kahne fastest in Daytona rain shortened sessionHeadline

Kahne fastest in Daytona rain shortened session

The final day of Preseason Thunder at Daytona International Speedway was shortened by rain and Kasey Kahne made the best of his time posting the fastest lap in his No. 9B Dodge with a 47.591 (189.111 mph). Denny Hamlin's No. 11B Toyota was second...

Wed 16 Jan 2008
Earnhardt Jr, Newman are the new stars in DaytonaHeadline

Earnhardt Jr, Newman are the new stars in Daytona

Dale Earnhardt Jr. in the No. 88B Chevrolet set the pace in the morning for the second day of testing during week two of Preseason Thunder. Earnhardt Jr. had a time of 48.434 (185.820 mph) and outpaced his former teammate Michael Waltrip in the No.

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