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NASCAR World Cup 2014 Week 2: The JGR cars are in trouble

Matt Kenseth, you're Spain. Denny Hamlin, you could be England. Kyle Busch you could be Italy. Like the European soccer teams above, the Joe Gibbs Racing trio is are in World Cup trouble. Kenseth is already out, while Hamlin and Busch are longshots to make it in. It hasn't been a pretty stretch for JGR. Show More Summary

Jimmie Johnson went to the White House on Wednesday

Jimmie Johnson got to celebrate his sixth Sprint Cup Series championship at the White House on Wednesday. He was honored by President Barack Obama in a quick six-minute ceremony. In his remarks, Obama, a noted Chicago sports fan, called Johnson the "Michael Jordan of NASCAR" and joked that he should give the driver of the No. Show More Summary

The No. 77 is 'retooling,' which means there are only 42 Cup cars entered at Kentucky

The No. 77 car owned by Randy Humphrey and driven by Dave Blaney has made four Sprint Cup Series starts this season. Its highest finish is 33rd in those four starts. No, the No. 77 has not been a barnburner in the Cup Series. This week, Humphrey told NASCAR.com that the team was "retooling" and hoped to be back at Indianapolis. Show More Summary

NASCAR World Cup 2014 Week 2: Matt Kenseth and Denny Hamlin are toast

Matt Kenseth, you're Spain. Denny Hamlin, you're England. Like the two European soccer teams listed above, the two Joe Gibbs Racing drivers above are already out of the World Cup before the third group game. And their teammate Kyle Busch needs a win and some help to make it to the knockout rounds himself. It hasn't been a pretty stretch for JGR. Show More Summary

Power Rankings: How much does Carl Edwards vault up the standings?

Our Power Rankings are far from a scientific formula. In fact, it's the perfect blend of analytics and bias against your favorite driver. And you think we dislike your favorite driver, so it makes sense, right? Direct all your complaints to us at happyhourmailbag@yahoo.com. 1. Show More Summary

Matt Kenseth crashed hard into the tires at Sonoma after contact from Dale Earnhardt Jr.

Matt Kenseth hit the tire barrier so hard in the esses at Sonoma that the front bumper got ripped off his car. Shortly after a restart, Kenseth was battling for position with Dale Earnhardt Jr. and the two made contact in turn four.Show More Summary

Two-stop strategy works out for a win for Carl Edwards at Sonoma

Tire wear was a big factor at Sonoma on Sunday. But ultimately, track position proved to be more vital. Carl Edwards worked his way to the front of the field in the second half of the race thanks to a two-stop pit strategy and held off...Show More Summary

Greg Biffle says no deal is done for an extension at Roush Fenway Racing

Greg Biffle said a contract extension with Roush Fenway Racing is not finalized. Earlier in June, the Charlotte Observer reported that Biffle would sign a contract extension with the team and an official announcement could come as early as the week after the June 8 report. Show More Summary

Mike Helton says a road course in Chase not currently on NASCAR's 'short list'

Want more road courses in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series? So do we. But if road courses are added to the Cup Series schedule, don't count on one being dropped into the Chase. In an interview with Fox Sports 1's RaceHub, NASCAR President...Show More Summary

Signs beware: Kenny Habul returns to Road America this weekend

The trackside signs are cowering in fear at Road America. Kenny Habul is back. Last year, Habul brazenly not only committed signslaughter, but he also had the audacity to take the sign along for a ride after he did the crime. But on Saturday, if Habul takes out a sign again, he may do it much closer to the front of the field. Show More Summary

Happy Hour: Carl Edwards, a request for our readers, legends and the NASCAR World Cup

Throughout the week you can send us your best questions, jokes, rants and just plain miscellaneous thoughts to happyhourmailbag@yahoo.com or @NickBromberg.We'll post them here, have a good time and everyone's happy. Let's start off with...Show More Summary

The Chrome Horn Podcast: After Michigan and before Sonoma

It's time to (listen to us) talk some NASCAR. Join yours truly and Geoffrey Miller as we talk Michigan, Sonoma, Gateway and whatever other racing randomness pops up throughout the Chrome Horn Podcast. Click here to download the podcast or click here to listen in your browser. Show More Summary

NASCAR World Cup 2014 Week 1: Group E is strong while G is weak at Michigan

The first week of the NASCAR World Cup was not upset-free and there was some distinct disparity between groups. Groups D and E lived up to our expectations at Michigan. All of the drivers in Group D finished in the top 16 while Group E was even better. Show More Summary

Man arrested after driving street car onto track at VW race at Brands Hatch

Ever wondered what would happen if you drove your street car onto a race track during a race? Well, you'll get arrested, at least in England. A 21-year-old male, idenfied as Jack Cottle by the Daily Mail, drove a Volkswagen Golf onto the Brands Hatch circuit in Longfield, England, in the middle of a VW Fun Cup race over the weekend. Show More Summary

Power Rankings: The only driver that can unseat Jimmie Johnson? Jimmie Johnson

Our Power Rankings are far from a scientific formula. In fact, it's the perfect blend of analytics and bias against your favorite driver. And you think we dislike your favorite driver, so it makes sense, right? Direct all your complaints to us at happyhourmailbag@yahoo.com. 1. Show More Summary

After driver dies last year, Aston Martin team takes 24 Hours of Le Mans class title

Last year in the famed 24 Hours of Le Mans race, Aston Martin driver Allen Simonsen crashed on his fourth lap of the race and was killed. This year, his team won the race. The No. 95 Aston Martin Young Driver AMR V8 Vantage GTE won the GTE Am class by two laps at the famed French circuit. Show More Summary

Brian Vickers didn't make it a complete lap before his chances were toast at Michigan

Brian Vickers had a day that many a Formula 1 driver can relate to. Crashes entering the first corner of the first lap of an F1 race are a fairly common occurrence. Crashes on the first lap of a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race? Not as common. Show More Summary

Jimmie Johnson gets first Michigan win, fifth straight 2014 win for Hendrick Motorsports

There are now only four tracks on the Sprint Cup Series schedule where Jimmie Johnson hasn't won at. Johnson crossed Michigan off his list Sunday afternoon, taking the lead off the race's final restart and inheriting it after the rest...Show More Summary

Don't worry, Sprint Cup drivers complain about commercials in NASCAR broadcasts too

If you get annoyed by the seemingly frequent commercial breaks during NASCAR races, you're not alone. Sprint Cup drivers do too. Dale Earnhardt Jr., Kyle Busch and Brad Keselowski were watching the Fox Sports 1 broadcast of SaturdayShow More Summary

2014 NASCAR World Cup Group G: Kyle Larson and A.J. Allmendinger battle for second

Throughout the summer we're running our second NASCAR World Cup. Will Carl Edwards repeat? Or will someone else take the title? Click here for a NASCAR World Cup explanation and a list of all the groups. Group H: Jeff Gordon (1st in points, 1 win), Kyle Larson (10th, 0), A.J. Show More Summary

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