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Want to Know the Path to Happiness in NASCAR? Just Ask This Trio of Drivers

Let’s say you’re a Sprint Cup driver who’s had an uneventful career. You may have won a race or two and you’ve been more likely to finish outside of the top 10 than inside of it. You’ve just been called into your owner’s office and told...Show More Summary

NASCAR's Return to Pocono Shows Need for Major Change to Sprint Cup Schedule

Wait a minute. Didn't the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series just visit Pocono Raceway less than two months ago? Of course it did. And if Dale Earnhardt Jr. hadn't won that particular race, no one would remember much about it except that it sure...Show More Summary

Bonus Baby: Gordon Now Aims For Extra Chase Points

Jeff Gordon’s record-setting fifth victory at Indianapolis Motor Speedway clinched him a spot in the 2014 Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup (see above), assuming he starts the remaining six races in the regular season. Now what? Now, he goes full bore, with one goal in mind: More “Winner” decals, and the three bonus points [...]

Six Chase Spots Clinched, 10 To Go

Four more drivers cleared the two toughest hurdles for entry into the 2014 Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup, joining Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Brad Keselowski, both of whom locked up a spot on the Chase Grid at New Hampshire. At Indianapolis, Jeff Gordon, Jimmie Johnson, Carl Edwards and Joey Logano all either scored a [...]

Complete Preview and Prediction for the 2014 Sprint Cup Series at Pocono II

What a week! Jeff Gordon wins his fifth Brickyard 400, on the 20th anniversary of his victory in the inaugural race, giving rise to some serious talk of him winning his fifth title this year. Chase driver Denny Hamlin’s crew chief gets clobbered with one of the most severe punishments in NASCAR history. Dale Earnhardt Jr. Show More Summary

FYI WIRZ: NASCAR Season 6 Races Away from Chase Elimination

The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series rolled out of iconic Indianapolis Speedway back to tricky Pocono Raceway in Long Pond, Pennsylvania, with just six races remaining to determine Chase for the Championship contenders. Those successful will...Show More Summary

Carl Edwards in Better Spot for NASCAR Sprint Cup Title at Joe Gibbs Racing

We tried to tell you that winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race on the tricky road course at Sonoma in June wasn't going to be enough to keep Carl Edwards from leaving Roush Fenway Racing. The fact that Edwards is moving on became...Show More Summary

How Sweep It Could Be For Dale Jr.

With six regular season races left until the start of the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup, Dale Earnhardt Jr. has but one essential task and that’s to ensure his spot in the Chase. The third generation driver has already locked in two of the three criteria (multiple wins and a clinch of a top-30 [...]

Kasey Hoping To Be A Dandy Kahne At Pocono

Kasey Kahne’s aggravation spilled with every word uttered in his post-race interview on ESPN following Sunday’s race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. In regards to needing a win to enter the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup, Kahne said: “Yeah, no kidding. I know that. We have five more good tracks for us and six more races, so [...]

Are the Joe Gibbs Racing penalties really a big deal?

NASCAR issued some hefty penalties on the No. 11 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota team in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series on Tuesday as a result of the No. 11 car failing post-race inspection after Sunday’s Brickyard 400. Ahem, I mean the Crown Royal Presents the John Wayne Walding 400 at the Brickyard Powered by [...]

No. 11 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Team Penalized For Rules Infraction At Indianapolis

The No. 11 team that competes in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series has been penalized for a rules infraction discovered in post-race inspection July 27 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.   This infraction is a P5 level penalty which is outlined in Section 12-4.5 A (9) of the 2014 NASCAR rule book:   Approved parts that fail or [...]

NASCAR docks Denny Hamlin 75 points and fines Joe Gibbs Racing $125,000

Denny Hamlin  fell from 11th to 21st in the standings after NASCAR docked him 75 points for not having rear firewall block-off plates sealed off during the Sprint Cup race Sunday. Hamlin’s crew chief and car chief were each suspended for six races and placed on probation for six months, while Joe Gibbs Racing was also […]

NASCAR Drops A Penalty Bomb On Joe Gibbs Racing

BY DAVE GRAYSON In recent years there has been a general theory in NASCAR Sprint Cup racing that said any time, during the course of a post race inspection, that NASCAR tech officials deemed it necessary to confiscate parts from a race car for further evaluation it meant big trouble for the race team. Big trouble for [...]

2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Driver Rankings: Week 22 Edition

Jeff Gordon sailed into Victory Lane and the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series record book with his fifth career win at Indianapolis Motor Speedway last Sunday. Not only did it break the tie Gordon had with Hendrick Motorsports teammate Jimmie...Show More Summary

NASCAR Notes: Post Race Indy Was Not Kind To Joe Gibbs Racing

BY DAVE GRAYSON When it comes to earning the right to park a stock car in victory lane, at the conclusion of a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series event, you can bet that winning at the historic Indianapolis Motor Speedway is high on the list of race drivers and their team owners. If they don’t win the race, then team [...]

Danica Patrick: Latest News and 2014 Sprint Cup Ranking Ahead of Pocono

Sometimes when it rains, it truly does pour. For Danica Patrick, the second-year driver experienced just that on Sunday in Indianapolis. Following a top-10 finish at Daytona, Patrick was unable to sneak into the top 20 at New Hampshire. Show More Summary

The Biggest NASCAR Storylines Ahead of the Sprint Cup Series in Pocono II

Even before the smoke dissipated from Jeff Gordon’s celebratory donuts at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Sunday, the other 42 teams of the Sprint Cup Series had turned their attention to the coming weekend’s return to Pennsylvania’s...Show More Summary

Fantasy NASCAR at Pocono 2014: Picks, Top Drivers for 400

The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series travels to Long Pond, Pennsylvania, this weekend for the 400. Pocono is a difficult race track for drivers to figure out because of its odd shape. The Tricky Triangle should be easier for teams...Show More Summary

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: Crown Royal 400 – Race Results

As he crossed the yard of bricks, and the significance of his fifth victory at Indianapolis Motor Speedway hit him like a ton of bricks, Jeff Gordon reveled in the moment that propelled him to victory in the Crown Royal presents, The John Wayne Walding 400 at the Brickyard. “God, I finally had the restart of my life,” [...]

NASCAR Indianapolis 2014 results: Jeff Gordon kisses the bricks at Indy

Jeff Gordon wins record fifth NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Indy As he crossed the yard of bricks, and the significance of his fifth victory at Indianapolis Motor Speedway hit him like a ton of bricks, Jeff Gordon reveled in the moment that...Show More Summary

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