Since 2007, when NASCAR moved to the current Chase format ), only one driver — on average — in the Chase after the 13th race of the season has fallen out by the time the Chase has started. Who will go, and who will be in this year?
Kurt Busch overcame hitting the wall not once, but twice to win an action-packed All Star race at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Busch charged to the front at the beginning of the final segment. Then, he survived two late-race cautions and held off Martin Truex Jr to earn his first All Star victory.
Richard Childress Racing and Kevin Harvick have reportedly reached an agreement on a contract extension that will keep Harvick in the No. 29 Chevy beyond the 2010 season. An official announcement is expected Saturday before the All Star race.
Kyle Busch took advantage of a late-race mistake by Jimmie Johnson to win the Autism Speaks 400 at Dover International Speedway. The win is his second victory in the Sprint Cup Series this season, and the fifth win for Joe Gibbs Racing out of seven races with the new spoiler.
After barely making the field due to high carbon monoxide levels — the result of breathing in exhaust fumes after damaging crush panels in his Sprint Cup COT — Brad Beselowski used a push from Joey Logano to take the lead before the caution came out for a fiery wreck, ending the Aaron’s 312 at Talladega Superspeedway.
Kevin Harvick, who hung in the back most of the day, broke his 115-race winless streak by beating Jamie McMurray to the finish line by 0.011 seconds in the Aaron’s 499 at Talladega Superspeedway.
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.
For the second time this season, Denny Hamlin drove his car to victory lane on a Monday following a rain-out. Hamlin led 12 laps in the Samsung Mobile 500 at Texas Motor Speedway, but they were the final 12 on his way to his second Sprint Cup victory of the season.
Kurt Busch pulled away from the rest of the field on the second attempt at a green-white-checkered finish, and drove his Dodge to victory in the Kobalt Tools 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
Jeff Gordon had the dominant car during the Shelby American at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. But, a two-tire gamble under the final caution ended up costing Gordon, as he watched teammate Jimmie Johnson and his four tires pass him in the closing laps to take the win.