Few drivers have announced themselves on the Cup circuit with quite the clamor that surrounded the third-generation racer Brad Keselowski.
For Dale Earnhardt Jr., the race would not end in raucous champagne celebrations in victory lane, rather crushing disappointment of being so close and yet so far.
The Formula 1 Monaco Grand Prix, the Indy 500 and lastly the Coca-Cola 600 all in one glorious day of racing.
One small tweak the telecommunications company implemented was adding a Fan Vote component to the NASCAR All-Star Race.
In the simplest terms and the most convenient of definitions, it is extremely hard to win a NASCAR Sprint Cup race.
Such displays of patriotism, as we saw Sunday night here in New York City, are not uncommon in our great sport of NASCAR.
How can winning not take pole position? The simple truth is that it’s an issue that has plagued NASCAR for some time.
I’m very much inured to the slings and arrows fired off with monotonous regularity by various members of the NASCAR pack.
“Beyond the stat itself or the records or whatever, it’s the experiences of it all that are the most important to me.” – Mark Martin
Putting aside his tendency to be a slow starter, more worrying for Denny Hamlin – and, indeed, all three Joe Gibbs drivers – is repeated issues with engines.
I can guarantee you that this week you’ll see a preponderance of “Kyle Busch can be the 2011 Sprint Cup Champ” articles following his sweep in Thunder Valley.
Consider the fast start Stewart-Haas Racing has made. We’ll start with the standings. Tony Stewart sits in second place. Ryan Newman isn’t far behind in fifth.