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… »
[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]
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. »