Driver returns to Dover as a bona fide contender in the Chase
RICHMOND, Va. -- When Michael McDowell pulled in front of Tony Stewart during Friday's practice session at Richmond International Raceway, it ruined Stewart's mock qualifying run, maybe his mood, too.. The two-time NASCAR champion, who finished the practice session 30th on the speed chart, had words with McDowell before
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- After yet another bad day at work, Denny Hamlin received a pick-me-up via text message from one of his newest friends.. "Tough day my friend," began the text from Michael Jordan. "Still in this thing. Stay positive!!!". Hamlin was clearly impressed by the
After all the post-race sniping last Sunday at Sonoma between drivers who had been involved in on-track incidents, it was strange to see Kyle Busch and Kevin Harvick acting buddy-buddy.
Last year when 43 stock cars fired up their engines and abandoned the idea that racing around the twisting 11-turn, 1.99-mile Infineon Raceway.
SONOMA, Calif. -- Marcos Ambrose was easily in command at Infineon Raceway when his crew tried to tell him what a good job he was doing circling the scenic road course.
TALLADEGA, Ala. -- Kevin Harvick had the last laugh in the best place, Victory Lane, with an overdue but well-timed celebration.
LAS VEGAS -- There are times when Jeff Gordon likely wonders just why he helped Jimmie Johnson get a job at Hendrick Motorsports. Sunday was probably one of them.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Anyone who managed to stick with the Daytona 500 through more than two hours of delays because of a pesky pothole were rewarded with a fantastic finish: Jamie McMurray held off hard-charging Dale Earnhardt Jr., then broke down in tears in Victory Lane. Results inside story
HOMESTEAD, Fla. -- Jimmie Johnson was chasing much more than a championship.He was also chasing NASCAR history.The most dominant driver of this decade won a record fourth consecutive championship Sunday night at Homestead-Miami Speedway, where he raced hard to finish fifth when 25th-place would have gotten the job done.
CONCORD, N.C. - Denny Hamlin was already at home when Jimmie Johnson crossed the finish line for his third victory in five championship races.
KANSAS CITY, Kan. - The record books show that Tony Stewart had two substandard races to start the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - If the first round of the Chase for the championship is any indication, NASCAR is in for a doozy of a title race.
LOUDON, N.H. - Through three years in NASCAR, Juan Pablo Montoya had exactly zero experience lining up for a double-file restart with a win on the line.
INDIANAPOLIS - Jimmie Johnson cashed in on the most expensive speeding ticket in NASCAR history, grabbing an improbable third victory at Indianapolis Motor Speedway when a penalty to Juan Pablo Montoya blew the race wide open.
CONCORD, N.C. - David Reutimann stared at the gray sky and silently prayed for one more heavy rain.
AVONDALE, Ariz. - One by one the visitors filed into Victory Lane, eager to pay their respects to Mark Martin.
BRISTOL, Tenn. - Kyle Busch didn't bother to smooth things over with the pit crew that cost him a victory at Bristol Motor Speedway.
LAS VEGAS - There were no NASCAR opportunities when Kurt and Kyle Busch were growing up in Las Vegas. Back then, the .375-mile paved Bullring was all they had.
LOUDON, N.H. - With a 'textbook pass' on NASCAR's two-time defending champion, Greg Biffle vaulted from long shot to legitimate title contender.
RICHMOND, Va. - This was supposed to be Kyle Busch's runaway championship. Then Carl Edwards turned up the heat.
INDIANAPOLIS - It's one of the biggest events of the year at a venue intended to help NASCAR showcase its racing.
SONOMA, Calif. - Joe Gibbs Racing officials knew adding Kyle Busch to their organization could be a special pairing.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - For the first seven races this season, a car not owned by Hendrick Motorsports went to Victory Lane.
FORT WORTH, Texas - Don't tell Carl Edwards that NASCAR's new car is boring, not after he drove it to his series-best third win of the season.
BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) - Stuck in fourth with just two laps to go at a track he'd never conquered, Jeff Burton was ready to concede victory.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Denny Hamlin gave Toyota its first victory at NASCAR's top level, winning Thursday's second qualifying race to set up a Daytona 500 showdown between Joe Gibbs Racing and mighty Hendrick Motorsports.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - J.J. Yeley may very well have a long and successful NASCAR career.
INDIANAPOLIS - Tony Stewart is witty and engaging, a superstar who can captivate an audience. He also can be rude and condescending, the kind of guy most people can't stand to be around.
INDIANAPOLIS - Six of the past nine winners at Indianapolis Motor Speedway went on to win the Nextel Cup championship, a stat that's not lost on any of the NASCAR heavyweights.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - When Denny Hamlin refused to quietly take teammate Tony Stewart's criticism, it marked a rare occasion of a young driver not rolling over for the two-time NASCAR champion.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Brian France walked through the FanZone at Daytona International Speedway without handlers or security. The NASCAR chairman seemed like just another face in the crowd.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - NASCAR has not ruled out suspending drivers as a deterrent for cheating on the Car of Tomorrow.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - The perception was DEI would fall apart without Dale Earnhardt Jr. The reality is Martin Truex Jr. appears ready, willing and able to step into a starring role with the team.