By AMANDA VINCENT Stephen Leicht will return to the NASCAR national-level stage in 2017, driving the No. 77 Obaika Racing Chevrolet in the Xfinity Series. The race team tweeted the news on Tuesday. “Former Sprint Cup Rookie of the Year, Stephen Leicht, will drive the No. 77 Obaika Vroom Brands Chevrolet. Welcome to the team [...]
Finally, we know what NASCAR’s top-level series will be called next year. The series formerly known as Sprint Cup is now the MEN Cup. That’s right: the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. We’re going to call it MEN Cup for short for all the dude-bros out there wanting to get their oval racing fix. Read more...
By AMANDA VINCENT Dale Earnhardt Jr. was recently crowned the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Most Popular Driver for the 14th-consecutive year, but none of his paint schemes of 2016 were the top seller when it comes to dice casts in 2016. That distinction, instead, went to 2016 Sprint Cup Rookie of the Year Chase Elliott, [...]
Monster is succeeding Sprint as the Cup Series’ title sponsor. (Getty) Monster Energy is reportedly getting the sponsorship rights to NASCAR’s No. 1 series at a per-year rate far less than what Sprint paid. According to a report from...Show More Summary
Monster is succeeding Sprint as the Cup Series’ title sponsor. (Getty) Monster Energy is getting the sponsorship rights to NASCAR’s No. 1 series at a per-year rate far less than what Sprint paid. According to a report from Sports Business...Show More Summary
By AMANDA VINCENT On Tuesday, NASCAR released what was probably its final penalty report of the year. The report listed one indefinite suspension and a reinstatement. Ryan D. Hess, who worked with BK Racing in the Sprint Cup Series in 2016, was indefinitely suspended for a violation of NASCAR’s substance abuse policy. Hess also was [...]
PAST PERFORMANCE IS NO GUARANTEE OF FUTURE RESULTS: ? Sting: Obama Isn’t Doing Enough To Fight Climate Change. — CNSnews.com, September 22, 2014. ? Sting to headline NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Awards in Las Vegas. — NASCAR.com, November 10, 2016. As the Professor is wont to say, I’ll believe global warming is a crisis, when […]
Dodge would presumably compete in the Sprint Cup series.
Sprint, the Cup Series’ title sponsor since 2008, is done at the end of 2016. (Getty) As NASCAR comes down from the high of a record-tying seventh championship from the sport’s greatest driver, it descends into a reality of declining interest. Show More Summary
By AMANDA VINCENT NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Danica Patrick has started a clothing line called Warrior by Danica Patrick, and the line is set to debut Jan. 2 on HSN. “I’ve always been interested in fashion,” Patrick said, according to a People magazine article. “When I was a little girl, if I didn’t like [...]
The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Awards on Friday night were full of surprises. When Eddie Vedder met racecar driver Tony Stewart earlier this year, he told him about the EB Research Partnership, a nonprofit dedicated to curing the skin disease epidermolysis bullosa. Stewart made a sizable donation on the spot, and the two became fast […]
By AMANDA VINCENT After Brad Keselowski won the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship from behind the wheel of a Dodge in 2012, the manufacturer went out on top, pulling out of the sport at that season’s end. There’s a good chance, though, that Dodge will be returning to the sport sooner rather than later, judging [...]
When the checkered flag waved on the Ford EcoBoost 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season-finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway on Nov. 20, did we see the end of HScott Motorsports? Unfortunately, I’m inclined to believe that may be the case. No, there hasn’t been a gloom-and-doom announcement of team members receiving pink slips or being told [...]
By AMANDA VINCENT During the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Awards banquet Friday evening at Wynn Las Vegas, team owner Roger Penske was honored with the Bill France Award of Excellence. The award isn’t presented every season, but when it is, it’s presented to someone who is deemed to have made outstanding contributions to NASCAR Cup-level racing. Team [...]
Justin Harley and Luke Wilson are big NASCAR fans! The two actors stepped out at the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Awards on Friday night (December 2) at the Wynn Resort Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. The duo was also joined by popular race car drivers including Jeff Gordon and Jimmie Johnson, who took home [...]
By AMANDA VINCENT For the most part, the NASCAR community honored Tony Stewart’s wishes for a low-key send-off in his final year of full-time Sprint Cup Series competition as a driver, but Stewart was heavily honored during Champion’s Week in Las Vegas. Stewart was the subject of a roast during Champion’s Week and during the [...]
By AMANDA VINCENT Newly-crowned 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion — a seven-time champion — Jimmie Johnson may have been the biggest honoree and star of the evening during the 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Awards banquet at Wynn Las Vegas, but during the ceremony, Dale Earnhardt Jr. received the Sprint Most Popular Driver Award, [...]
The stock car racing series that has been known for years as Sprint Cup will be getting a new name. NASCAR announced Thursday that it has signed Monster Energy as the racing circuit’s new title sponsor. The agreement makes Monster.....
By AMANDA VINCENT The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Awards banquet isn’t until Friday night at Wynn Las Vegas, but the series began handing out awards on Thursday during the Myers Brothers Awards Luncheon, also at The Wynn. The late Betty Jane France was the recipient of the biggest award at the luncheon, the [...]
Monster Energy is set to replace Sprint as the main sponsor for NASCAR's top series, Bob Pockrass of ESPN.com reported Thursday. The Sprint Cup Series has featured the best drivers in the sport, with Jimmie Johnson winning his seventh...Show More Summary