Kyle Busch is returning this weekend from his leg injury suffered the day before the Daytona 500. NASCAR announced this morning that they have granted Kyle Busch an exemption for the following rules. Must attempt to qualify for all races. Obviously, he has not attempted to qualify for any race since his injury Must start… Continue reading Can the Returning Kyle Busch Qualify for the Chase?
In January, NASCAR executive vice president Steve O’Donnell announced that the 2016 Sprint Cup rules package would debut on cars in the Sprint All-Star Race. Last week, however, O’Donnell told the media the teams would instead run the 2015 package at Charlotte. Embed from Getty Images During the preseason, the goal was to have the… Continue reading NASCAR Backpedals on 2016 Rules Package
After two short tracks and a super speedway, the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series heads to an intermediate track this weekend. Kansas Speedway is a 1.5-mile tri-oval built in 2001. The track is owned by International Speedway Corporation. According to statistics from past races at Kansas, performances at similar tracks and who has been running well… Continue reading Who To Watch: SpongeBob SquarePants 400 at Kansas Speedway
As the unemployment rate drops and the economy improves, several professional sports are seeing increasing attendance numbers. There are indicators, however, that Sprint Cup races aren’t following this trend. NASCAR changed their policy on reporting track attendance at the beginning of the 2013 season, and no longer offers estimates or sales figures. This makes it… Continue reading NASCAR Tracks Remove Seats to Add Fan Experience
Most Sprint Cup drivers either love or hate restrictor plate races. While the high speeds and risk of “the big one” may raise safety concerns, this is rarely the reason they dread heading to Daytona or Talladega. Teams who normally run up front every week can’t seem to find the front at these tracks, and… Continue reading Who to Watch: Geico 500 at Talladega Superspeedway
After 13 Sprint Cup teams didn’t make it through inspection and onto the track before first round qualifying was over at Atlanta Motor Speedway earlier this season, NASCAR began taking a more intensive look at how they manage the process. A new rules package has, in part, led to the woes. The changes caused an… Continue reading NASCAR Officials Up Inspection Ante
Ask a NASCAR insider this question and heads veer side to side to see who is within earshot. If you get a positive answer, you can use their name. If it goes against the NASCAR grain, then it must be from an anonymous source. After her record-breaking top ten finish at Bristol this past weekend,… Continue reading Is Danica Patrick for Real or Just for Show
The Sprint Cup series heads to another short track this weekend, racing under the lights at Richmond International Raceway in Richmond, Virginia. While Richmond doesn’t typically have the same amount of beating and banging as Martinsville or Bristol, it’s still an old school short track where a small mishap can get great cars lapped by… Continue reading Who to Watch: Richmond International Raceway
Two weeks ago, Jeff Gordon was penalized for a pit road speed violation at Martinsville, one of six teams busted for speeding during the race. Last week, the four-time Sprint Cup champion spoke out against the current method of timing cars on pit road. Gordon said the infraction stemmed from the teams attempt to take… Continue reading Timing Lines Allow Teams To Gain An Advantage
In all sports, the defending champion usually begins the following season as the ‘One to Beat.’ For 2015, Kevin Harvick is that man in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. On the other hand, is he? Embed from Getty Images Johnson May Have a Say in the Matter Coming off his first Sprint Cup Series championship… Continue reading Johnson or Harvick: Who is Chasing Who?