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  • Kurt Busch faces the pressures of changes, and making the Chase, with confidence

    With eight of the 12 Chase spots up for grabs, and 10 drivers in serious contention for them, there was pressure aplenty to share when the green flag dropped Saturday night on the rain-delayed Rock & Roll 400 at Richmond International Raceway. But few...
  • Martin will give Cup Chase a boost

    NASCAR has made do without a Gordon, an Earnhardt and a Stewart at various times in its annual Chase for the Big Spittoon, so postseason star power isn't quite mandatory as far as the folks in Daytona Beach are concerned. That said, it wouldn't hurt...
  • Duels bring big-time tickets

    Jeff Gordon and Kyle Busch celebrated in Victory Lane, far away from the real winners of the Daytona 500 qualifying races. Jeremy Mayfield choked back emotion. AJ Allmendinger hid his tears behind sunglasses. Scott Riggs felt as if he'd just won NASCAR's...
  • 20 Cup drivers to watch in 2009

    Casey Mears CAR: No. 07 Chevrolet. TEAM: Richard Childress Racing. BORN: March 12, 1978. HOMETOWN: Bakersfield, Calif. CREW CHIEF: Gil Martin. NOTES: Moving from Hendrick Motorsports to become RCR's fourth Cup driver, Mears takes over the car driven...
  • Determined to atone

    Maybe the biggest reason Kyle Busch wants to get the 2009 season started is so he won't have to keep answering the same questions. No, he doesn't consider NASCAR's 2008 Sprint Cup season a failure just because he and his No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota...
  • Big Daytona boosts Petty team

    Elliott Sadler finished fifth in the Daytona 500, his best showing in over six months with a payday of more than $515,000. And he was devastated. Sadler had raced his way to the front of the field in Sunday's season-opener right when the weather radar...
  • These aren't ideal driving conditions for Allmendinger

    AJ Allmendinger hasn't spent the past two-plus seasons trying to prove himself on NASCAR's top circuit to bail out now. Sure, having to race his way onto the grid week after week can get tiring. Yes, it's difficult living on Sprint Cup's perpetual...
  • Sports in Hampton

    Fans' fare Hampton Roads has no major-league sports team, but the area doesn't lack for competitive action. From baseball and golf to football and hockey to basketball and motorsports, there is plenty of fierce competition year-round. Langley Speedway....
  • Johnson wins his fourth straight Cup title as Hamlin wins season finale

    Johnson wins his fourth straight Cup title as Hamlin wins season finale
    — It will take some time for the gravity of what Jimmie Johnson and the No. 48 team accomplished at Homestead-Miami Speedway on Sunday to truly sink in for the men who made it happen. But Johnson knows it's big. Johnson, 34, won an unprecedented...
  • 2011 NASCAR Sprint Cup drivers

    Car | Driver | Make | Sponsor | Team | Crew Chief 43 | A.J. Allmendinger | Ford | Best Buy | Richard Petty Motorsports | Mike Shiplett 9 | Marcos Ambrose | Ford | Stanley | Richard Petty Motorsports | Todd Parrott 21 | Trevor Bayne | Ford | Motorcraft/...
  • 2011 Drivers in the three NASCAR racing series -- Sprint Cup, Nationwide and Camping World Trucks

    SPRINT CUP SERIES Car | Driver | Make | Sponsor | Team | Crew Chief 43 | A.J. Allmendinger | Ford | Best Buy | Richard Petty Motorsports | Mike Shiplett 9 | Marcos Ambrose | Ford | Stanley | Richard Petty Motorsports | Todd Parrott 21 | Trevor Bayne |...