Martin Truex Jr.
Apr 15, 2014, 11:15 AM EDT
Where the NASCAR points standings sit after eight races, now post-Darlington.
Apr 12, 2014, 10:52 PM EDT
Harvick passes Dale Earnhardt Jr. in the second Green-White-Checkered attempt to win for the first time at “The Lady in Black.”
Apr 11, 2014, 7:56 PM EDT
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.
Apr 11, 2014, 3:20 PM EDT
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.
Apr 8, 2014, 2:30 PM EDT
All the notes and numbers to keep in mind as the Sprint Cup stars have their date with ‘The Lady in Black.’
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.
Apr 7, 2014, 4:08 PM EDT
The Team Penske driver becomes the seventh different winner in as many Sprint Cup races this season.
Apr 5, 2014, 4:52 PM EDT
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.
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 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.
Jimmie Johnson, Greg Biffle, Ryan Newman and Dale Earnhardt Jr. fastest in Friday Sprint Cup practice
Apr 4, 2014, 8:12 PM EDT
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.
Apr 4, 2014, 2:53 PM EDT
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.
Apr 4, 2014, 12:01 PM EDT
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
Apr 1, 2014, 11:07 AM EDT
Who’s looking good or bad in NASCAR points coming out of Martinsville.
Mar 31, 2014, 5:00 PM EDT
All the notes and numbers to keep in mind going into NASCAR’s spring trip to TMS.
Mar 30, 2014, 5:16 PM EDT
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.
Mar 30, 2014, 3:12 PM EDT
Can Johnson claim his ninth Sprint Cup victory at NASCAR’s oldest track?
Mar 29, 2014, 6:20 PM EDT
What was supposed to be a fresh start for Martin Truex Jr. in 2014 has instead become a frustrating start.
Mar 28, 2014, 6:40 PM EDT
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.
Mar 28, 2014, 2:01 PM EDT
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.
Mar 25, 2014, 11:15 AM EDT
Who’s in great, good and not-so-good shape in points through 5 NASCAR races.
Mar 22, 2014, 4:40 PM EDT
He and Team Penske teammate Brad Keselowski blew five tires this afternoon during Sprint Cup practice.
Mar 22, 2014, 3:25 PM EDT
The Furniture Row Racing driver had qualified 12th for Sunday’s Sprint Cup race at Fontana.
Mar 21, 2014, 9:11 PM EDT
The former Cup champion earns the 12th Sprint Cup pole of his career and his first at Auto Club Speedway.
Mar 21, 2014, 4:49 PM EDT
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.
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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