Jamie McMurray used a two-tire gamble to become only the third driver to win the Daytona 500 and the Brickyard 400 in the same season, joining Dale Jarrett and Jimmie Johnson. The win also gave team owner Chip Ganassi victories in the Daytona 500, the Indy 500, and the Brickyard 400 in the same year.
Jimmie Johnson earned his first career Sprint Cup road course win in the Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Infineon Raceway after Marcos Ambrose made a mistake under caution in the closing laps, handing Johnson the lead.
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.
After it was announced that Shell would sponsor Penske Championship Racing’s No. 22, Kurt Busch has announced that he has signed a five-year extension to remain with Penske through 2015. He says that Shell was only interested in signing with Penske if Busch was behind the wheel.
Denny Hamlin, who had to postpone surgery to repair his ACL because the race was delayed due to rain, capitalized on a green-white-checkered finish and a slip-up by Matt Kenseth to win the Goody’s Fast Pain Relief 500 at Martinsville Speedway.
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.
On the penultimate restart, Tony Stewart took the lead of the Helluva Good! Sour Cream Dips at the Glen from Kyle Busch. He then easily held off a late charge from Marcos Ambrose to earn his fifth Sprint Cup victory at Watkins Glen International.
Tony Stewart passed Matt Kenseth in the closing laps of the final segment and began pulling away, winning the All-Star Race at Lowe’s Motor Speedway. Jimmie Johnson, Kyle Busch and Jeff Gordon each won one of the first three segments. Sam Hornish Jr and Jamie McMurray won the Sprint Showdown and both raced their way […]
Kyle Busch took the lead from Jeff Gordon with about 30 laps to go, and drove away from the field to win the Crown Royal presents the Russ Friedman 400 at Richmond International Raceway. The victory is his third victory of the Sprint Cup season. Top 5: Busch, Tony Stewart, Jeff Burton, Ryan Newman, and […]
On NASCAR RaceDay, it was reported that Penske Championship Racing driver Sam Hornish Jr is suffering from the flu. He is expected to start the race in the No. 77 Penske Trucking Dodge, but Travis Kvapil was flown in this morning just in case Hornish can’t complete the race. Kvapil was being fitted in the […]