It was Jimmie Johnson who lost out – his rear-axle failure at Daytona was enough for him to lose his grip atop our poll for the first time since last fall.
The hole that appeared in turn 2 at Daytona was symbolic of so much more: the gulf NASCAR has dug itself into over the past several years.
The 150-mile Gatorade Duel qualifying races showcase some of the best racing during the entirety of Speedweeks at Daytona.
As NASCAR Sprint Cup drivers prepare to tackle their 36-race regular season, it’s time to take a look at which ones carry the most momentum into 2010.
The Bud Shootout might just be a 75-lap exhibition race, but it did illustrate a number of things to understand for what’s ahead this season in Sprint Cup.
While Mark Martin and Denny Hamlin have run up front at plate tracks, their knack for being in dicey moments in these races is their biggest obstacle.
Any active past Daytona winner is eligible – but did it seem slightly silly to see drivers like Derrike Cope in the race?
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Growing up just five miles from Daytona International Speedway in nearby Ormond Beach, a 6-year-old Alan Gustafson would hear engines roaring around the famed 2.5-mile speedway in the distance from his own backyard. Years later he would go to the track and watch great crew chiefs from Gary DeHart to Ray …
10. He has yet to confirm Brian France as his friend on Facebook. 9. NASCAR’s recently announced banned substance list clearly states no “performance-enhancing drugs.” 8. Turns out the exhaust pipes on the Extenze car are way over spec. 7. NASCAR officials are still unsure what the effects of an accidental woody would be in …
Even if he isn’t your favorite driver and you loathe Toyota’s involvement in NASCAR to the degree I do, you can’t help but grin when Marcos Ambrose runs well.
If you ask Mark Martin, just showing up to work everyday and with his team on race day. “I’m loving life right now, man… my cup is running over.”
As expected Sunday, Jimmie Johnson finished what he started and came home with his fourth consecutive championship.