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 […]
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
Monster Energy replaces Sprint as the sponsor for NASCAR’s No. 1 series beginning in 2017. Monster Energy is the new entitlement sponsor of NASCAR's Cup Series, multiple sources confirmed to SB Nation. NASCAR has scheduled a press conference...Show More Summary
Jimmie Johnson joined the ranks of seven-time champions with his win in the 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season-finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway. It’s the most exclusive of exclusive fraternities within the NASCAR world, so exclusive that other than newest member Johnson, only NASCAR Hall of Famers Dale Earnhardt and Richard Petty are members. As its [...]
NASCAR driver Tony Stewart got an early Christmas present from Jimmie Johnson this week after Johnson won his seventh Sprint Cup Series Championship. Johnson gave Stewart his race helmet, which Johnson had just worn at Homestead-Miami Speedway on Sunday to capture his latest NASCAR victory. “This is probably the biggest honor you can have as […]
By AMANDA VINCENT Dale Earnhardt Jr. missed the second half of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season, sidelined by a concussion his doctors believe he sustained in a crash at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn in June. Earnhardt has been adamant that he’d be cleared and ready to race at the opening of the 2017 [...]
By AMANDA VINCENT Toyota claimed its first-ever NASCAR Sprint Cup Series manufacturers’ championship in 2016, with that title locked-up Sunday at the conclusion of the Ford Eco-Boost 400 Sprint Cup Series season-finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway. While it was the manufacturer’s first title at the Cup level, it completed a sweep of manufacturers’ championships across NASCAR’s [...]
By AMANDA VINCENT Chase Elliott is the 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Rookie of the Year, beating out a fellow-rookie class that included Ryan Blaney, Chris Buescher, Brian Scott and Jeffrey Earnhardt. The announcement came after Sunday’s season-finale...Show More Summary
By AMANDA VINCENT Roush Fenway Racing announced Monday that NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Greg Biffle is no longer with the race team. “We’ve had an incredible run, and I am so appreciative for the opportunity to be a part of Roush Fenway,” Biffle said. “For a kid that grew up in Washington, I’m extremely [...]
Jimmie Johnson is the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion for the seventh time in his career after he won Sunday's Ford Ecoboost 400 from Homestead-Miami Speedway. It all came down to this race to decide a champion, as four drivers, Johnson, Carl Edwards, Kyle Busch and Joey Logano, were still in the Chase. Show More Summary
NASCAR’s hilariously intense, pushy-shovey action film series on the Chase for the Sprint Cup has come to its inevitable conclusion. The wrap-up involves Jimmie Johnson making a physics-defying fall, and it’s just as wonderfully bizarre as the rest of the series. Read more...
Nov 20 (Reuters) - Jimmie Johnson joined elite company when he won the NASCAR Sprint Cup final on Sunday, becoming the third man to clinch seven series championships in the pinnacle of American stock car racing.
Nov 20 (The Sports Xchange) - Jimmie Johnson won the Ford EcoBoost 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season-finale on Sunday, claiming his seventh series championship, tying NASCAR Hall of Famers Richard Petty and Dale Earnhardt for the most all-time.