Certainly Jimmie Johnsons performance in Sundays AAA 500 was dominant as he led 255 of the 334 laps. Strangely enough, that was not the most dominant performance by a driver in the Sprint Cup Series at Texas Motor Speedway. That record is held by Tony Stewart who led 278 of 334 laps on his way to victory in the November race in 2006, the first season he failed to make the Chase.
Gordon had a tire go down during Sundays AAA 500 at Texas Motor Speedway and slammed into the wall on Lap 74 of 334, sending his No. 24 Chevrolet to the garage for repairs.
FORT WORTH, Texas - Another item knocked off the 2013 bucket list for Jimmie Johnson. Johnson entered Sunday's AAA 500 at Texas Motor Speedway having yet to win on a 1.5-mile speedway this season - the most common type of track on the Sprint Cup Series schedule. Problem resolved.
When Matt Kenseth signed on with Joe Gibbs Racing at the end of last season, he knew of crew chief Jason Ratcliff but really didn’t know much about him. A visit to Starbucks after a December test at Charlotte Motor Speedway provided an eye-opening revelation for Kenseth.
Penske Racing’s No. 22 Nationwide Series team can still win the owner’s championship in NASCAR’s Nationwide Series. Brad Keselowski’s victory in Saturday’s O’Reilly Challenge at Texas Motor Speedway helped pad the team’s lead.
Carl Edwards, who starts from the pole in Sundays AAA 500 at Texas Motor Speedway, said one of the things that makes this years championship battle special is the winner will have to beat Jimmie Johnson to claim the sports top prize.
Last weekend Ty Dillon was in the center of controversy. Friday night at Texas Motor Speedway, he and his No. 3 Chevrolet were in the center of Victory Lane.
Chase leaders Jimmie Johnson and Matt Kenseth qualified third and sixth, respectively. Jeff Gordon, who is third and 27 points behind, will line up eighth.
Martin Truex Jr. replaces Kurt Busch in the No. 78 Chevrolet.
Jeff Gordon: Welcome back to the winners circle.
A first NASCAR victory. A historic moment. A changing of the guard. All of those statements can be used to describe Darrell Wallace Jr.’s victory last weekend in the NASCAR Truck Series race at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway.
Often times in cases of misfortune it is hoped something good can come out of something bad. That appears to be the case with Sprint Cup series crew chief Todd Parrott, who was indefinitely suspended by NASCAR earlier this month for failing a drug test.
Brian Vickers, making his first public appearance since a blood clot forced him to step out of his Sprint Cup Series ride for the second time in three years, said he expects to be back in his Michael Waltrip Racing No.55 Toyota in time for 2014 preseason testing in January.
Jeff Gordon won his first race of the season and is now 27 points behind Chase leaders Matt Kenseth and Jimmie Johnson with three races left in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup.
With three races left in the Sprint Cup Series season, the two drivers who have won the most races and been up front the most Matt Kenseth and Jimmie Johnson are tied atop the standings. Yes, Jeff Gordon and Kevin Harvick are mathematically in the hunt, but for all intents and purposes, the next three weeks is man and machine vs. man and machine with two of the best drivers and organizations (Joe Gibbs Racing and Hendrick Motorsports) NASCAR has ever seen. How could it be any better?
While several Sprint Cup Series drivers expressed their support for NASCARs decision to implement baseline concussion testing in its three national series before the 2014 season, at least one remains skeptical.
MARTINSVILLE, Va. This is where Denny Hamlin has been at his best. It’s where he needs to be again.
The victory is Darrell Wallace Jr.'s first in the Truck Series and he became the first African-American driver to win a race in one of NASCARs three national series Sprint Cup, Nationwide and Trucks since Wendell Scotts victory in Jacksonville, Fla., in 1963.
Sprint Cup Chase leader Jimmie Johnson qualifies second and is surrounded by Denny Hamlin and his Joe Gibbs Racing teammates.
Rockingham, Iowa lose truck races to Gateway and New Hampshire
Jamie McMurray: Its not every day you end a 108-race winless streak.
Danica Patrick might receive the most attention of the 2013 Sprint Cup Series rookie class members, but as the season winds down, it appears she will not be its star pupil. That distinction looks like it will go to Patricks boyfriend, Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
Rockingham Speedway, which began hosting NASCAR races again two years ago after an eight-year absence, will not host a Truck Series race in 2014, speedway owner Andy Hillenburg confirmed.
Junior Johnson was being threatened with great bodily harm that Sunday in 1961. No, not by a rival mountain moonshiner. But by the owner/sponsor of the Pontiac he was driving in the Virginia Sweepstakes 500 at Martinsville Speedway.
NASCAR on Wednesday penalized driver Corey LaJoie for a violation of the sport’s Code of Conduct.
Given the stories of late, there seems to be a growing trend among many NASCAR media, and fans for that matter, that the 2013 season is turning out to be one giant disappointment.
The checkered flag in Sundays race had barely stopped waving when some fans on social media were already complaining about NASCAR waving the caution flag for an accident on the last lap.
With this season’s Sprint Cup Series championship winding down, Jimmie Johnson is leading the way in the series standings after his 13th-place finish at Talladega.
Jamie McMurray snapped a 108-race winless streak with his victory under caution in Sundays Camping World 500 at Talladega Superspeedway.
Following Friday's NASCAR Truck Series qualifying at Talladega, Kyle Busch was asked about plans for Kyle Busch Motorsports in 2014. Currently, KBM fields two fulltime Truck series teams and one fulltime Nationwide series team.
TALLADEGA, Ala. - Johnny Sauter emerged the winner of Saturdays NASCAR Truck Series race at Talladega Superspeedway. Almost everyone behind ended up hidden in a dust cloud of a violent 12-truck wreck which erupted on the final lap of the Freds 250.
Richard Petty Motorsports, thrown into turmoil earlier this week when one of its Sprint Cup Series crew chiefs, Todd Parrott, was indefinitely suspended for violating NASCARs Substance Abuse Policy, received a welcomed surprise on Saturday.
So much has changed for Jeff Gordon during his nearly 22-year NASCAR career, but his desire remains the same.
TALLADEGA, Ala. Furniture Row Racing hopes it soon will be able to name Martin Truex Jr. as the organization’s driver for 2014. Joe Garone, FRR’s general manager, said Friday an offer has been extended to Truex but there remained a few details to work out.
A look at the weekend on NASCARs top national series
NASCARs random drug testing policy nabbed its first Sprint Cup Series crew chief on Thursday.
David Ragans victory in the spring at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway still ranks as one of the biggest surprises of the Sprint Cup Series season. More than five months later, Ragan and his Front Row Motorsports team are still basking in the afterglow of that victory, which was the first for the organization.
There are two problems with the idea that the Talladega race always shakes up the Chase.
NASCAR released its 2014 Sprint Cup Series schedule Tuesday and, as expected, it has few changes from this year.
Officials at Charlotte Motor Speedway confirmed Monday that six fans were seen by medical personnel during Saturday night’s Bank of America 500 NASCAR race when a pane of glass in an unoccupied suite in Turn 1 broke late in the race.