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NASCAR Releases Entry List for Axalta “We Paint Winners” 400

After 400 laps at the Monster Mile, 43 Sprint Cup Series drivers are heading to Pocono to take on the Tricky Triangle. NASCAR released the entry list for the June 7 Axalta “We Paint Winners” 400 at Pocono Raceway on Saturday, May 30. The preliminary list contains 43 drivers, meaning all will make the race...

Kickin’ the Tires: Drivers Don’t Have to Win to Make the Championship

 – Jerry Jordan It’s sad, but before I even write the words for this week’s column I can already hear the screaming, gnashing of teeth and insults that will follow by the naysayers and contrarians who think they are smarter than the people running the sport. So, with that out of the way, let’s look...

Martin Truex, Jr. Still Left Searching for a Win After Dominant Run at Dover

As a child, a New Jersey native dreamed of racing on the high banks at Dover International Speedway. Nearly a decade after that man’s first career NASCAR Sprint Cup Series victory, he is still searching for another triumph at his hometown track in the sport’s top-tier division. Martin Truex, Jr. has been on a hot streak...

Thinkin’ Out Loud – Dover – Jimmie Johnson Asserts his Authority

Who’s in the headline – There is domination, and then there is total domination. There have only been four drivers in the history of the sport who won 10 or more races at a single track. After Sunday that number increased by one as Jimmie Johnson rode to Victory Lane at Dover International Speedway for the...

The Big Six: Questions Answered After the 2015 FedEx 400

Looking for the Who, What, When, Where, Why and How behind Sunday’s race? Amy Henderson has you covered each week with the answers to six race day questions, covering all five W’s and even the H…the Big Six. Who…gets my shoutout of the race?  Some weeks there are several drivers who deserve the distinction, and...

Jimmie Johnson’s Legacy Not On His Mind As He Approaches Historic Mark

Success for Jimmie Johnson is what keeps him going. It makes his humble, happy and proud. What it does not do is provide him much time to think about his legacy in NASCAR. The six-time Sprint Cup Series champion is chasing his seventh title and is looking as strong as ever. His latest triumph at...

Pace Laps: Mediocre Monster, Trouble Teammates and Bad Calls

Sprint Cup: No Passing Zone – When even winner Jimmie Johnson says, “rough race today” then you know conditions were difficult at Dover. The Monster Mile was simply mediocre. NASCAR’s new rules package meshed with aerodynamic awfulness and the result was that passing was near impossible. At times, during 15-lap stretches of the race, only...

Jimmie Johnson Extends Record with 10th Dover Victory

Jimmie Johnson may not have had the quickest car in the FedEx 400 at Dover International Speedway, a rarity based on his past success here. Instead? He proved to be the smartest, staying out during a final pit stop with 25 laps to go and out-dueling Kevin Harvick to emerge a rare “unlikely” winner at...

Rapid Reaction: Chevrolet Dual in Detroit Race No. 2

Sebastien Bourdais survived a series of crashes involving the frontrunners, caught a little bit of luck of caution cycles and held off Takuma Sato in the closing laps to win the second Dual in Detroit on Sunday afternoon at the Raceway in Belle Isle. Here’s a brief rundown. How it happened. Still reeling from overnight...

Juan Pablo Montoya Given Detroit Pole After Qualifying Washout

Juan Pablo Montoya and Team Penske teammate Will Power will start on the front row for Race 2 of the Chevrolet Dual in Detroit based on entrant points after rain prematurely ended qualifying on Sunday morning. IndyCar called off the qualifying session due to “deteriorating racetrack conditions” when a persistent rain continued throughout the session....

Mike Bliss to Race Part-Time for Remainder of XFINITY Series Season

Mike Bliss‘ journey at TriStar Motorsports has enabled him to run full-time in the NASCAR XFINITY Series since 2011. With limited sponsorship throughout his time at the organization, Bliss has finished inside of the top 15 in points with TriStar Motorsports over the past four years. But in a world where the economy means so...

Chris Buescher Maintains Fuel, Steals Dover Victory

If there is one thing Miles the Monster wasn’t hungry for on Saturday afternoon, it was Chris Buescher’s fuel tank. Going 98 laps on one tank of gas, he stretched mileage long enough to take the checkered flag at Dover for his second victory of the 2015 XFINITY Series season — and in the last...

XFINITY Breakdown: Buckle Up 200 at Dover

It was all about fuel Saturday afternoon in the NASCAR XFINITY Series. Chris Buescher was able to extend his championship lead, nursing a tank of gas 98 laps to a victory at Dover International Speedway in the Buckle Up 200. The triumph is Buescher’s second of the season, but was more controversial than his first...

Bubba’s Big Miss: Will NASCAR Teammates Be Allowed To Hate?

Chris Buescher versus Darrell Wallace, Jr. It was the intra-team rivalry that left everyone buzzing after the closing laps at Dover, contact killing Wallace’s chance at a win while propelling Buescher and his No. 60 Ford straight into Victory Lane. Finally, at the end of a race NASCAR produced the series of fan-hooking events it...

Rapid Reaction: Chevrolet Dual in Detroit Race No. 1

IndyCar tried to wait out the thunderstorm, but after 47 laps of sporadic rain, series officials were forced to prematurely call Race No. 1 of the Dual in Detroit and hand Andretti Autosport young gun Carlos Munoz his first career IndyCar Series victory. How it happened: The race was plagued by showers from the onset,...

Hamlin, Edwards Sweep Saturday Practices at Dover

Denny Hamlin and Carl Edwards are in a good place. Not only are both coming off big wins at Charlotte Motor Speedway, they led a 1-2 sweep of Saturday practice sessions at Dover International Speedway before Sunday’s FedEx 400. Joe Gibbs Racing continued their strong performance overall as teammates Matt Kenseth and Kyle Busch were...

Darrell Wallace, Jr. Wins the Pole for the Buckle Up 200 at Dover

For the second time in his NASCAR XFINITY Series career, Darrell Wallace, Jr. will lead the field to the green flag. Winning the pole award at Dover International Speedway with a time of 23.378 seconds (153.991 mph), Wallace edged out championship leader Chris Buescher by 16-one hundredths of a second in qualifying. BUCKLE UP 200 STARTING...

Starting Lineup: Buckle Up 200 Presented by Click It or Ticket

Here’s the starting lineup for today’s XFINITY Series race out in Dover. Pole sitter Darrell Wallace Jr. is attempting to be just the second full-time driver in the series to win a race here since 2006. (Cup drivers have taken all the other trophies). No one failed to qualify for the 40-car race.

Hermie Sadler: From Behind the Wheel to In Front of the Camera

Lights, camera, green flag. Hermie Sadler has been staying busy in the sport of NASCAR for over 15 years. With two wins on his XFINITY Series record, Sadler still sees occasional starts in NASCAR’s second-tier division. In fact, he was behind the wheel as recently as last September at Richmond. The 46-year-old native of Emporia,...

Number Crunching: FedEx 400 NASCAR Fantasy Breakdown

It sure was an interesting finish to the race last week. The driver with the best car at the end, Martin Truex Jr., ended up fifth despite being the class of the field in the last 200 laps. Fuel mileage came into play, jumbling the final finishing order for the 600 and that made Fantasy...

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