Past NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Champions To Be Honored

Legends throughout NASCAR’s 60-year history will help crown the 2008 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion during Ford Championship Weekend at Homestead-Miami Speedway. A group of past champions will be guests of honor during the Championship Contenders’ Press Conference at the Hyatt Regency Coral Gables on Nov. 13. They will be introduced during the luncheon and […]

NASCAR Sprint Cup Drivers Stand Up For Chase System

Driver after driver spoke up today at Texas Motor Speedway in support of the current Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup format despite the possibility of Jimmie Johnson becoming a three-time champion. Speaking Friday from Texas Motor Speedway, Jeff Burton, Greg Biffle, Tony Stewart, Matt Kenseth, Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Johnson said the Chase format […]

Texas II Preview

Back to back 1.5 mile tracks creates a dearth of storylines. The top cars last week will be the top cars this week. The tires are likely similar, although Texas offers more grip than Atlanta. Jimmie Johnson will enter Phoenix with the points lead, so nothing to see there. There weren’t any feud-starting wrecks at […]

5 Reasons NAPA Still Sponsors Michael Waltrip Racing

There are few sponsors as visible as NAPA in the Cup garage. Between a fulltime sponsor of the #55 car and a comprehensive ad campaign, the auto parts company is spending big bucks on NASCAR. Since 2001, they have backed, some might say blindly, Michael Waltrip. Despite only four wins–none since 2003–and a litany of […]

Three-Race Showdown Set For Manufacturer Championship

The strong 2008 seasons by Jimmie Johnson, Carl Edwards and Kyle Busch (from Chevrolet, Ford and Toyota, respectively) has made this year’s Manufacturers’ Championship one of the most heated – and coveted – in history. With three races remaining in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season, only five points separate the top three in the […]

2008 NASCAR Fantasy Preview: Texas Motor Speedway II

Dickies 500 There are only three races left this season and Jimmie Johnson has a commanding lead over Carl Edwards and Greg Biffle right now. Jimmie is going to have to have a major catastrophe to lose the championship this season. NASCAR is going to have to ask themselves if they need to reformat the […]

Hendrick Motorsports Behind Climate Change?

Few would consider the weather to be party to a Hendrick conspiracy. Of course trailblazer Darren Fauth believes otherwise: “I saw a headline (I think over at ESPN) a few weeks ago about Mother Nature giving the Championship to Johnson. I mildly thought it interesting when I saw it. Of course being a ‘Johnson hater’ […]

NASCAR Track Facts: Texas Motor Speedway

Dickies 500 NASCAR heads to Texas Motor Speedway this weekend for the eight race of the Chase. Here is a quick run down of trivial facts and statistics for this weekend’s Dickies 500 at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, TX. Texas Motor Speedway History Construction on Texas Motor Speedway began in 1995. The original […]

NASCAR News & Notes: Texas Motor Speedway

Texas: Dickies 500 Courtesy of NASCAR MEDIA Chase Race 8: Jimmie Johnson Leads The Way To Texas Texas Challengers: Roush Fenway Racing and Jeff Burton One Crew Chief To Another: Dale Inman On Chad Knaus On The Line: Carl Edwards This Week’s Teleconference Guest Five Points Separate Top Three In Manufacturers’ Battle Jimmie Johnson Bolsters […]

View From the Couch: Atlanta II

If you saw Carl Edwards’ Victory Lane interview, he looked like a bank robber that had done everything right, taken the loot planned his escape and then gets caught after he got home. “Are you kidding me? Man, you’ve rained on my parade all day. I could have done without that one. The good news […]