Denny Hamlin won Sunday’s Tums Fast Relief 500 at Martinsville and trimmed fifth-place finisher Jimmie Johnson’s lead in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup to six points with four races left in the season.
In light of Denny Hamlin’s recent knee injury, should NASCAR team owners and sponsors include clauses in driver’s contracts that prohibit them from engaging in activites that involve a significant risk of personal injury?
Chad Knaus has signed on to remain with Hendrick Motorsports and Jimmy Johnson through 2015. HMS is currently working on a deal to keep Knaus in the Hendrick family for his entire career, but having him for the next five years will have to do, for now.
Denny Hamlin won the Ford 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway, while Jimmy Johnson secured his fourth consecutive Sprint Cup championship. Hendrick Motorsports also swept the top three positions in the final standings.
Jimmy Johnson went into Texas with a comfortable 184-point lead. After running in the top 10 in all three practices, including leading the final practice, and qualifying 12th, Johnson had to be confident. But, in NASCAR anything can, and will happen.
Kurt Busch waited three laps after brother Kyle Busch to pit, and that turned out to be the difference in the Dickies 500 at Texas Motor Speedway. Kyle ran out of fuel with three laps to go, while Kurt had enough fuel to get to the finish line.
Denny Hamlin held off Jimmie Johnson to win the Tums Fast Relief 500 at Martinsville Speedway, but Johnson came one step closer to earning his fourth consecutive championship, increasing his points lead to 118 points.
Next weekend, the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series heads to Bristol Motor Speedway for the Food City 500, which has to be a welcomed site for Penske Championship Racing’s Kurt Busch, driver of the Miller Lite Dodge. Busch has been on fire of late, sitting third in points and coming off his dominating win at Atlanta [...]