NASCAR fans are a bit outraged at the fact that the series swore they’d crack down on Chase for the Sprint Cup competitors who failed the post-race technical inspection, and Chicagoland Speedway winner Martin Truex Jr.’s car failed after that anyway. But it’s by such a minuscule amount that NASCAR may not even bother,…
We know that asking NASCAR not to cheat is like asking an old Volkswagen not to drop oil, but a new ruling means that the series (and this comes as a shock) may now actually strip the benefits of winning from rule-breaking cars. You know what this means? Teams will just have to cheat harder.
NASCAR is debuting a new set of rule changes in to two of its minor league series this year, and they’re set to put on the kind of cheesy manufactured action that makes daytime soaps look unscripted in comparison.
The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series could see some big championship changes in its future—according to reports from Motorsport.com, a format mimicking the Sprint Cup Series’ Chase is under consideration. As ironic as it is, reports of these talks come during Matt Kenseth’s suspension for intentionally wrecking…
NASCAR driver and former Jalopnik editor-in-chief’s personal nightmare Jeff Gordon’s only win of his last year in the Sprint Cup is a meaningful one. By winning today at Martinsville Speedway, Gordon gains an entry into the final Chase for the Sprint Cup shootout at Homestead-Miami.
[A crew member congratulates Jeff Gordon after qualifying on pole for today’s race at Talladega Superspeedway. Gordon’s Hendrick Motorsports team qualified in four of the top five starting positions, with teammate and fellow Chase for the Sprint Cup driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. coming in fifth. Photo credit: Getty Images]
Something that may or may not come into play today’s NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Talladega Superspeedway is the ending to last week’s race. Driver Matt Kenseth is still adamant that Joey Logano spun him out intentionally when he was in the lead, and being quite vocal about that fact to anyone who will listen.
Matt Kenseth and Joey Logano had been dicing with each other all throughout the Hollywood Casino 400 and Kenseth going into the last few laps of the race. Kenseth tried to block and keep Logano behind him with five laps to go, and that’s when Logano got into Kenseth’s back end and spun him out.
Let’s call the Chase for the Sprint Cup what it is: a playoff. When you’re closing out the season, that’s the worst time to start enforcing rules more strictly. After an unusually strict restart penalty, Brad Keselowski called NASCAR “an entertainment sport” as opposed to a “fair” one, questioning NASCAR’s credibility…
Volkswagen isn’t the only entity caught with stuff on their cars that violates the rules this week. The number 15 Michael Waltrip Racing car of Chase for the Sprint Cup participant Clint Bowyer was found with improperly installed parts found during the opening day inspection last week at Chicagoland Speedway.
Whether you think it’s gimmicky or not, the Chase for the Sprint Cup is on. Here are the sixteen drivers who made it into NASCAR’s end-of-season playoff-style raceapalooza for 2015 after tonight’s final Chase-setting race at Richmond International Raceway.
After finally cracking into the top 30 in the Sprint Cup standings last weekend with a second place finish at Watkins Glen, Kyle Busch had an unfortunate off in practice this morning that will force him to use a back-up car for tomorrow’s race. Per Autoweek, that back-up car means he’ll start from the back.
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.