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NASCAR Cup: Tony Stewart honored with large charitable donation

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 [...]

NASCAR Cup: Dale Earnhardt Jr. voted Most Popular Driver, again

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, [...]

Dale Earnhardt Jr. wins NASCAR Most Popular Driver Award for 14th straight year

As they have done every year since 2003, fans again voted Dale Earnhardt Jr. NASCAR’s most popular Sprint Cup driver. In what has become an annual occurrence, Dale Earnhardt Jr. was named NASCAR's Most Popular Driver for the 14th consecutive...Show More Summary

Monster Cup? NASCAR’s Premier Series Makes a Big Change

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.....

NASCAR Cup: Jeff Gordon runs Rolex 24

By AMANDA VINCENT   Retired NASCAR Sprint Cup driver Jeff Gordon’s stint as substitute driver behind the wheel of the No. 88 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet, filling-in for the injured Dale Earnhardt Jr., may be over, but Gordon isn’t hanging up his racing helmet just yet. He’ll be one of the drivers of the Wayne Taylor [...]

NASCAR Cup: awards handed out at Myers Brothers Luncheon

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 Reportedly Replacing Sprint as NASCAR's Premier Series Sponsor

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

NASCAR names Monster Energy drink new entitlement Cup Series sponsor

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

NASCAR Cup: Clash name returns at Daytona International Speedway

By AMANDA VINCENT On Wednesday, NASCAR unveiled the format, qualifying criteria and new retro name for its February exhibition race at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway, formerly known as the Budweiser Unlimited and the Sprint Unlimited, scheduled for Feb. 18. The 2017 edition of the race will be called The Clash at Daytona, a name reminiscent of [...]

Argument on all-time greatest NASCAR driver futile

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 [...]

Jimmie Johnson gave Tony Stewart an unforgettable early Christmas present

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 […]

Pocono Raceway offers weather guarantee

By AMANDA VINCENT Pocono Raceway in Long Pond, Pa., is going to offer a weather guarantee to ticket holders for NASCAR Sprint Cup and Verizon IndyCar races at the track in 2017. If any Sprint Cup or IndyCar race at the track is delayed by rain to another day, fans who are unable to return [...]

NASCAR Cup: Dale Earnhardt Jr. may be testing soon

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 [...]

NASCAR Cup: Toyota takes manufacturers’ title

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 [...]

NASCAR Cup: Chase Elliott claims Rookie of the Year honors

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

Greg Biffle, Roush Fenway Racing mutual parts ways after 19 years

Biffle has driven Roush’s No. 16 Sprint Cup since 2003 and been with the organization since 1998. Greg Biffle's long tenure with Roush Fenway Racing is over, with the veteran driver and team mutually agreeing Biffle will not return to the organization in 2017. Biffle has driven Roush's No. Show More Summary

NASCAR Cup: Greg Biffle leaves Roush Fenway

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 [...]

Jimmy Johnson joins two legends with his 7th Sprint Cup championship

HOMESTEAD, Fla. -- Jimmie Johnson had the commemorative helmet and a photographer chronicling his every move. He had even planned to run a symbolic seven miles the night before his shot at a seventh championship. He's adamant he didn't know something special was coming. Show More Summary

From a Friend's Couch to 7-Time NASCAR Champion: An Exclusive Interview with Jimmie Johnson

Jimmie Johnson just won the 2016 Sprint Cup championship, but how he got there might be even more interesting.

NASCAR Cup: Jimmie Johnson wins seventh championship with Homestead victory

By AMANDA VINCENT Jimmie Johnson joined NASCAR Hall of Famers Richard Petty and Dale Earnhardt in the NASCAR record book on Sunday, claiming his seventh NASCAR Sprint Cup by winning the Ford EcoBoost 400 season-finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway. His latest win was his fifth of the season, most of any driver in 2016, and the [...]

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