Flawless work during mandatory four-tire pit stops before the final 10-lap shootout helped Carl Edwards win the Sprint All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Donnie Wingo has been replaced as crew chief for Roush Fenway Racing’s No. 6 Sprint Cup team by Drew Blickensderfer, who moves up from the team’s Nationwide Series program. Mike Beam will assume crew chief duties for RFR’s No. 60 Nationwide Series Ford and driver Carl Edwards. Wingo joined RFR in 2008 as crew chief [...]
After a red flag and a rain delay, Greg Biffle outran pole-sitter Tony Stewart to the finish line, winning the Sunoco Red Cross Pennsylvania 500 at Pocono Raceway by 3.598 seconds.
In retrospect, letting Jamie McMurray go was a mistake for Jack Roush. But, given the circumstances at the time, Roush shouldn’t be kicking himself over it.
Kevin Harvick, polesitter for the Coke Zero 400 due to qualifying being rained out, won the wreck-filled restrictor plate race at Daytona International Speedway. On a green-white-checkered finish, Harvick drove by teammate Clint Bowyer for the lead, then held off Jeff Gordon and Kasey Kahne to win.
Denny Hamlin won a rain-delayed Gillette Fusion ProGlide 500 at Pocono Raceway when the caution flew for an eight-car pileup occured on the Long Pond straightaway during a green-white-checkered finish. The win is Hamlin’s fourth of the year, the most in the series.
Roush Fenway Racing president Geoff Smith said that he expects David Ragan and UPS to stay with the organization through the 2011 Sprint Cup Series season, despite recent rumors that the driver and the sponsor could be on the move at the end of this season.
Jeff Gordon saw his 2.5 second lead in the closing laps of the Crown Royal 400 at Richmond International Raceway evaporate when Elliott Sadler blew a tire and slid across the track. That allowed Kyle Busch to get tires and mount a charge that would ultimately result in his 17th career Sprint Cup victory.
Ever wonder what it would be like if NASCAR teams drafted drivers like players are drafted in the NFL? I did, so I decided to use a convoluted system to determine where drivers would end up if there was a draft today.
On the final restart of the Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway, Jimmie Johnson and his four fresh tires started fifth behind cars that took two tires. Ten laps later, he took the lead from Tony Stewart. He led the final six laps to earn his 50th career race, and first at Bristol.