Pole sitter Dale Earnhardt Jr. ran hard and fast for 193 laps of Saturday night’s Degree V12 300 at Atlanta Motor Speedway and then surrendered the lead to the No 33 Chevrolet of Kevin Harvick. Earnhardt Jr. had pitted for the last time on Lap 125 and then managed his fuel well enough to make it to Lap 193 but lost pace and ground to the front runners in the process. Earnhardt tried to chase after Harvick but the pace of his car was slower than the other front runners and he was eventually passed by Kyle Busch on lap …read more
New blood is the future of any sport and NASCAR is no different than any other form of mass entertainment. The future is the new drivers who are burning up the pavement of NASCAR, along with the fans they have garnered. Brad Keselowski has been a new driver on the NASCAR circuit who has been drawing the attention of teams and owners around the industry. His victory in a Sprint Cup race at Talladega earlier in the 2009 NASCAR season definitely got noticed by everyone in the industry, but especially those interested in drafting the best new talent NASCAR has …read more
NASCAR drivers progress through a series of stages as they make their way to the top tier of NASCAR, the Sprint Cup Series. The journey can often be hazardous and long but ultimately rewarding if you make it to the Sprint Cup Series. Erik Darnell has spent his years in the trenches preparing for the day when he steps upon the Sprint Cup Series stage and this young racer is about to get his chance. Saturday he’ll jump into Yates Racing Hall of Fame Racing entry at Atlanta Motor Speedway in his first Sprint Cup Series competition.
Darnell also shares a …read more
The lights were shining above David Ragan on Friday night as he held off Roush Fenway Racing teammate Carl Edwards during green-white-checkered-flag finish to take the win in the Food City 250 Nationwide Series race held at Bristol Motor Speedway outside of Bristol, Tennessee.
Ragan was in the front of the pack for the last 56 laps of the scheduled 250 mile race on the .533-mile surface of Bristol Motor Speedway. He was able to hold off Carl Edwards during the last few laps and pulled ahead of Edwards to stay in the final few corners. Edwards has a lot …read more
Every time Kevin Harvick steps onto Bristol Motor Speedway it must be like breathing in a familiar breath of air and he must feel like he’s come home again. After all, Harvick grew up racing on the half-mile, high-banked surface of Mesa Marin Raceway in his hometown of Bakersfield, California. He’ll be racing on home ground again tonight in Friday’s Food City 250, at about 7:30 p.m. ET on ESPN2. Bristol is one of Harvick’s most successful racing venues and if he wins tonight, he’ll sweep the season series at Bristol. Harvick is the all-time Nationwide Series leader at Bristol …read more
Just stay close and you’ll get your chance must have been what hometown boy Brad Keselowski was thinking as he stayed close to the pitch battle occurring between Brian Vickers and Kyle Busch below his car. He stayed out of the way of these dueling racers and when he chance appeared on the last lap he put his foot down and passed the pair using the outside line to take the victory in Saturday’s Carfax 250 Nationwide Series event ahead of two surprised gentlemen-racers. This intelligent-win is an excellent example of using your head on a race track instead of …read more
Tempers appear to be rising on the NASCAR tracks around the industry today after Marcos Ambrose made a bold move as he and Kyle Busch were approaching the chicane in Saturday’s Zippo 200 at The Glen that allowed Ambrose to pass Busch and eventually win the race. This is the second straight year that Ambrose has won as at The Glen and he appears to have a good understanding of how to race and win in a road race.
Ambrose’s made the pass on Lap 64 in his No. 47 Toyota and then he held on for the last 19 laps …read more
Brad Keselowski had a great Saturday that saw him grab his second win of the 2009 Nationwide Series season by taking the victory in the inaugural Nationwide Series competition on the Iowa Speedway outside of Newton, Iowa. This victory also provides Keselowski with an extra $75,000 through the Nationwide Insurance Dash 4 Cash program, which honors full-time Nationwide Series racers who are able to take the victory in selected races, with this race on the Iowa Speedway being one of the four included. The extra cash will certainly put a smile on his face and it’s a nice accomplishment for …read more
New NASCAR capable race tracks are a breed of venue that need to meet specific criteria in order to qualify as a race track for Nationwide Series races, let alone host Sprint Cup competitions, which obviously are a beast of a different sort. The three year old 0.875 mile Iowa Speedway recently achieved the first part of their goal to eventually host Sprint Cup events on a regular basis. This oval-venue hosted its first Nationwide Series race this Saturday to a packed house of NASCAR fans. They were also awarded there first Camping World Truck Series race which is set for Sept 5 of …read more
The roar of power filled Saturday night in Indianapolis, Indiana this week as the thrill and energy of NASCAR once again brought thousands of fanatical fans to O’Reilly Raceway Park to witness the Nationwide Series Kroger 200.
They weren’t disappointed as Carl Edwards passed Kyle Busch on Lap 179 and then put his foot down and never looked back until he crossed the finish line. The race didn’t start as well for Edwards, who had to start from the rear of the grid because he wasn’t able to make qualifying due to participation in a practice session for Sunday’s Sprint Cup …read more