Last year’s spring Talladega NASCAR Sprint Cup Series winner, Dale Earnhardt Jr., will probably not be anywhere near the top this time around after a hard hit sent him to the garage. Earnhardt’s car got loose as he tried to move between two others, sending him into the barriers.
The good ol’ bump and run is alive and well in NASCAR. This time, it gave us the first last-lap pass ever at Richmond International Raceway, with Carl Edwards nudging Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Kyle Busch out of the way for the win.
NASCAR’s timing system only goes to three decimal places, so it’s very possible for two drivers to run the exact same qualifying speeds and times. Today, this happened to second and third place qualifiers Joey Logano and Martin Truex Jr. So why does Logano get to start from the front row if they both tied?
Phoenix International Raceway featured one of the most breathtaking and fun endings ever to a NASCAR Sprint Cup race today. Not only did it end in a photo finish, but Kevin Harvick and Carl Edwards were trading paint all the way up to the finish line. It’s everything awesome about NASCAR in a nutshell.
A “big one” during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Coke Zero 400 collected a ton of cars, including the one driven by Carl Edwards. So, what does he do? He hops in and starts helping his crew wrench on the car, duh.
Carl Edwards got his first win with Joe Gibbs Racing in his #19 Toyota and his first win in 31 races, and subsequently rushed into the stands with the checkered flag to celebrate with the fans. Even Edwards’ sticky Coke-coated shoes couldn’t stop him from winning NASCAR’s feat of endurance, the Coca-Cola 600.
Ever wondered how all the spiffy graphics get onto a race car? The ones that tell you exactly who's funding this party? Here you go. This is how Carl Edwards' number 19 Joe Gibbs Racing NASCAR Sprint Cup car goes from a naked metal tub to a bright blue and white race car.
Tony Stewart edged out Carl Edwards in a season-ending Sprint Cup race that featured more yellows than a terrible pack of Mike & Ikes, more passes than Herman Cain at a secretary convention, and more hot drier action than an Atlantic City salon on New Year's Eve.
You read it right, the first lady of the USA will preside over the last race of the 2011 NASCAR season at the Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 20. Michelle Obama will be joined by Dr. Jill Biden in support of the Joining Forces initiative to help military families.
Jimmie Johnson placed second at the Ford 400 Sunday to claim his fifth NASCAR Sprint Cup in a row, but Carl Edwards won the race, celebrating with a traditional backflip. Photo: Todd Warshaw/Getty
After his car flipped end-over-end into the safety fence, shrapnel injuring seven in the crowd, NASCAR's Carl Edwards, in real-life Ricky Bobby-style, exited his fiery wreck, sprinting on foot to the finish. Spoilers inside, obviously.
The wife of Juan Pablo may be absolutely gushing the love over her #42, but apparently so do the walls of the Michigan International Speedway (MIS) in the lovely li'l town of Brooklyn, MI. Juan Pablo Montoya made it all of 67 laps yesterday before a wall decided to jump out and partake in some sensual car-wall…
"You know better than anybody how much I like having the car sideways, and actually to be sideways and in control is pretty cool."
-Juan Pablo Montoya