Monster Energy Cup

  1. Joey Logano powers by Jeff Gordon to win in Texas

    By John Sturbin NASCAR Wire Service FORT WORTH, Texas — Joey Logano’s “Final Four” at Texas Motor Speedway had nothing to do with the NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship set for Monday night in nearby Arlington. Logano and crew chief Todd Gordon’s decision to pit for four Goodyear Dual Zone tires during the final caution period… Continue Reading »
  2. Kurt Busch holds off Jimmie Johnson at Martinsville

    March 30, 2014   By Reid Spencer NASCAR Wire Service MARTINSVILLE, Va. — On Sunday at historic Martinsville Speedway, the driver known as “The Outlaw” committed highway robbery. Bullying his way past six-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson with 10 laps left in Sunday’s STP 500 at the .526-mile short track, Kurt Busch… Continue Reading »
  3. Lynda Petty, Wife of Richard Petty Passes Away

    Lynda Gayle Owens Petty, 72, one of the first women of NASCAR and its most beloved wife, mother and friend, passed away peacefully at her home in Level Cross, North Carolina today. She was surrounded by her family. Affectionately known as “Mrs. Lynda” to so many, Lynda Petty set a standard for being a loving,… Continue Reading »
  4. Kurt Busch leads SHR at Auto Club

    Kurt Busch, driver of the No. 41 Haas Automation Chevrolet SS, finished third in the Auto Club 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race Sunday at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif. It is his first top-five since joining Stewart-Haas Racing (SHR). Busch started 17th and led once for two laps en route to scoring his sixth top-five… Continue Reading »
  5. Kyle Busch escapes tire issues to win at Auto Club

    March 23, 2014 By Reid Spencer NASCAR Wire Service FONTANA, Calif.— In a race that saw tire problems turn the contest upside-down, Kyle Busch won Sunday’s Auto Club 400 in a green-white-checkered-flag finish that took the fifth NASCAR Sprint Cup Series event of the year six laps past its scheduled distance. The first driver on… Continue Reading »
  6. Truex Glad for California

    DENVER, Colo. (March 19, 2014) – In three of the first four Sprint Cup races Martin Truex Jr. knows he has had a car capable of finishes in the top-10 or better. But mechanical woes and other issues overshadowed the strong performances of the No. 78 Furniture Row/Denver Mattress Chevrolet. “If you look at where… Continue Reading »
  7. Kevin Harvick looks to shine in Fontana

    KANNAPOLIS, N.C. (March 18, 2014) – Two-time Grammy Award winner LL Cool J wrote “Going Back to Cali” in 1989. While the rapper-turned-actor was indecisive about heading back to the Golden State – “I don’t think so” is uttered repeatedly in the chorus line –for others, there’s no doubt that California’s the place to be…. Continue Reading »
  8. Ford Makes a Strong Showing at Bristol

    Mooresville, NC (March 17, 2014) Roush Yates and Ford Racing scored a 1-2-3 finish and their second straight NASCAR Sprint Cup Series win on Sunday at Bristol Motor Speedway. After two rain delays lasting more than five hours, Carl Edwards’ No. 99 Kellogg’s Ford Fusion took the checkered flag under caution with Roush Fenway teammate Ricky Stenhouse Jr…. Continue Reading »
  9. Carl Edwards wins long day at Bristol

    March 16, 2014  By Seth Livingstone NASCAR Newswire   BRISTOL, Tenn. — Carl Edwards seemed to be cruising to victory in the final laps of Sunday’s Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway. But nothing would come easily this day or night for drivers, fans or track officials in a race delayed more than five… Continue Reading »
  10. Nascar Changes Qualifying Rules

    NASCAR notified its teams this afternoon that effective immediately the following modifications apply to all elements of its national series qualifying including the breaks:  One cool down unit connected through either the left side or right side hood flap/cowl flap is allowed to cool the engine The hood must continue to remain closed Plugging in the generator… Continue Reading »