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  1. NASCAR points observations through eight races

    Apr 15, 2014, 11:15 AM EDT


    Where the NASCAR points standings sit after eight races, now post-Darlington.

  2. Luck finally on Kevin Harvick’s side in Darlington G-W-C win (VIDEO)

    Apr 12, 2014, 10:52 PM EDT

    Bojangles' Southern 500

    Harvick passes Dale Earnhardt Jr. in the second Green-White-Checkered attempt to win for the first time at “The Lady in Black.”

  3. Kevin Harvick wins pole, Joey Logano starts second for Saturday’s Sprint Cup race at Darlington

    Apr 11, 2014, 7:56 PM EDT

    Federated Auto Parts 400

    It’s no secret that Kevin Harvick has struggled since winning the second race of the 2014 Sprint Cup season at Phoenix. But Saturday night’s Bojangles’ Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway could be where Harvick begins his comeback. He certainly got off on the right foot in Friday evening’s qualifying, being one of 16 drivers to break the 1.366-mile, egg-shaped oval’s track record with a speed of 183.479 to earn the pole for Saturday’s race.

  4. Ryan Newman rockets to top of speed charts (179.167 mph) in Darlington Happy Hour

    Apr 11, 2014, 3:20 PM EDT

    Ryan Newman is definitely happy after turning in the fastest speed in Friday's Happy Hour practice at Darlington Raceway.

    NASCAR’s rocket man, Ryan Newman, lived up to his nickname in Friday’s Happy Hour final practice for Saturday’s Bojangles’ Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway. In his first season for Richard Childress Racing, Newman took just nine laps of practice, but his seventh lap was the overall fastest of the entire field at 179.167 mph. No other driver exceeded 179 mph in the one hour session.

  5. Everything you need to know for Saturday’s Bojangles’ Southern 500 at Darlington

    Apr 8, 2014, 2:30 PM EDT

    Jeff Gordon, Kyle Busch, Jimmie Johnson

    All the notes and numbers to keep in mind as the Sprint Cup stars have their date with ‘The Lady in Black.’

  6. NASCAR points observations through seven races

    Apr 8, 2014, 8:00 AM EDT


    Joey Logano’s Texas win leads movers and shakers in NASCAR Sprint Cup Series standings after round seven of the season.

  7. Joey Logano charges past Jeff Gordon to Texas win in G-W-C

    Apr 7, 2014, 4:08 PM EDT

    Duck Commander 500

    The Team Penske driver becomes the seventh different winner in as many Sprint Cup races this season.

  8. Harvick sets new track record in early qualifying at Texas, but Stewart grabs first pole since 2012

    Apr 5, 2014, 4:52 PM EDT

    tony stewart smoke is the bandit

    Texas Motor Speedway on Saturday became the fastest 1.5-mile track for pole qualifying in Sprint Cup history, and Kevin Harvick was the man who did it. But Harvick will not start on the pole in Sunday’s Duck Commander 500. Instead, his Stewart-Haas Racing teammate and boss, Tony Stewart, will take the green flag first.

  9. No worries for Kurt Busch: Takes back-up car to top of speed charts in Saturday’s Sprint Cup practice in Texas

    Apr 5, 2014, 12:28 PM EDT

    Kurt Busch recorded the fastest speed in Saturday's final Sprint Cup practice at Texas Motor Speedway, proving he still has momentum from last week's win at Martinsville (above).

    Kurt Busch is NASCAR’s version of Mad magazine’s Alfred E. Neuman. When Busch wrecked his primary race car in Friday’s practice at Texas Motor Speedway, the 2004 Sprint Cup champ had confidence in his back-up car and his team. And just like Neuman (no, not Ryan Newman, Busch’s former teammate) infamously says, “What, me worry?”, Busch didn’t worry at all, waiting until the final minute before recording the fastest speed in Saturday’s final pre-qualifying practice.

  10. Jimmie Johnson, Greg Biffle, Ryan Newman and Dale Earnhardt Jr. fastest in Friday Sprint Cup practice

    Apr 4, 2014, 8:12 PM EDT

    Jimmie Johnson, who won last November at Texas, was fastest in Friday's practice session for Sunday's Duck Commander 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup race.

    Three drivers who are still chasing their first win of 2014 set the pace during Friday afternoon’s first practice for Sunday’s Duck Commander 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Texas Motor Speedway.

  11. Canadian first graders ‘adopt’ Martin Truex Jr. in hopes of changing his bad luck

    Apr 4, 2014, 2:53 PM EDT

    Quaker State 400 - Qualifying

    A group of Canadian first graders has adopted Truex as their favorite driver. And in so doing, the kids from Front of Young School in Ontario province hope to change the miserable luck Truex has had thus far in his first season with Furniture Row Racing.

  12. Friday practice time at Texas to be cut for 12 penalized Sprint Cup teams

    Apr 4, 2014, 12:01 PM EDT

    NRA 500

    Even though the race has been over for five days now, some Sprint Cup teams are still feeling the after effects of last weekend’s event at Martinsville Speedway. Because they were late to the Sprint Cup qualifying inspection line at Martinsville, 12 teams will be docked 15 minutes of practice from Friday’s evening session at Texas Motor Speedway

  13. NASCAR points observations through six races

    Apr 1, 2014, 11:07 AM EDT


    Who’s looking good or bad in NASCAR points coming out of Martinsville.

  14. Everything you need to know for Sunday’s Duck Commander 500 at Texas

    Mar 31, 2014, 5:00 PM EDT

    NRA 500

    All the notes and numbers to keep in mind going into NASCAR’s spring trip to TMS.

  15. UPDATED: Kurt Busch shakes off early-race tangle, holds off Jimmie Johnson to win at Martinsville

    Mar 30, 2014, 5:16 PM EDT

    Kurt Busch was the fastest in Friday afternoon's Sprint Cup practice at Bristol Motor Speedway. (Photo: Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)

    Kurt Busch overcame an early-race tangle with Brad Keselowski, and then held off Jimmie Johnson in the final 11 laps to win Sunday’s STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway. The elder Busch brother follows up younger brother Kyle’s win last week at Auto Club Speedway to become the sixth different winner in as many races this season.

  16. Martinsville Update: Jimmie Johnson strong again at ‘paperclip’

    Mar 30, 2014, 3:12 PM EDT

    STP 500

    Can Johnson claim his ninth Sprint Cup victory at NASCAR’s oldest track?

  17. Fresh start has turned stale quickly for Martin Truex Jr.

    Mar 29, 2014, 6:20 PM EDT

    Quaker State 400 - Qualifying

    What was supposed to be a fresh start for Martin Truex Jr. in 2014 has instead become a frustrating start.

  18. Kyle Busch takes first career pole at Martinsville, Denny Hamlin also on front row

    Mar 28, 2014, 6:40 PM EDT

    Kyle Busch is closing in on a significant milestone: he needs to lead just 30 laps at Richmond on April 26 to reach 10,000 laps led in his Sprint Cup career. Given that he doesn't turn 29 until early May, Busch conceivably could hit 25,000 or maybe even 30,000 laps led in his career if he continues at his current pace.

    It will be a Joe Gibbs Racing front row to start Sunday’s STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway. And while Denny Hamlin – who broke the track’s speed and one-lap elapsed time records earlier in the day in practice – is one of those two JGR drivers on the front row, it will not be on the pole. Last week’s race winner at California, Kyle Busch, continued his momentum by winning the pole for the first time in his career at the .526-mile bullring in southern Virginia.

  19. UPDATED: Denny Hamlin smashes Martinsville track records, promises a win Sunday

    Mar 28, 2014, 2:01 PM EDT

    Auto Club 400 - Qualifying

    To say Denny Hamlin wanted to prove he’s okay after missing last Sunday’s Sprint Cup race at Fontana due to a piece of metal in his eye is putting it mildly. In his first time in a race car since last Saturday’s final practice at Auto Club Speedway, only to miss the actual race itself due to the eye issue, Hamlin shattered both ends of the Martinsville track record during Friday afternoon’s pre-qualifying practice session.

  20. NASCAR points observations through five races

    Mar 25, 2014, 11:15 AM EDT


    Who’s in great, good and not-so-good shape in points through 5 NASCAR races.

  21. Joey Logano loses tire, hits wall, goes to backup car

    Mar 22, 2014, 4:40 PM EDT

    Federated Auto Parts 400 - Qualifying

    He and Team Penske teammate Brad Keselowski blew five tires this afternoon during Sprint Cup practice.

  22. Tire failure puts Martin Truex Jr. in wall, backup car for Sunday

    Mar 22, 2014, 3:25 PM EDT

    Food City 500 - Practice

    The Furniture Row Racing driver had qualified 12th for Sunday’s Sprint Cup race at Fontana.

  23. Matt Kenseth earns pole for Sprint Cup at Fontana

    Mar 21, 2014, 9:11 PM EDT

    Matt Kenseth will start Sunday's Auto Club 400 at Auto Club Speedway from the pole. The race was declared sold-out on Saturday.

    The former Cup champion earns the 12th Sprint Cup pole of his career and his first at Auto Club Speedway.

  24. No surprise: Five-time Fontana winner Jimmie Johnson fastest in Friday Sprint Cup practice

    Mar 21, 2014, 4:49 PM EDT

    Jimmie Johnson

    Jimmie Johnson was fastest in Friday afternoon’s solo pre-qualifying practice session for Sunday’s Auto Club 400 at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif.

  25. NASCAR points observations through four races

    Mar 18, 2014, 8:45 AM EDT


    Drivers who are in a good spot after four NASCAR races, versus those still with some work to do.


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