Tag: NASCAR

NASCAR 2014: Denny Hamlin Wins Aaron’s 499 At Talladega

After surviving a long afternoon chaos, Denny Hamlin managed to win the Aaron’s 499 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at the Talladega Superspeedway this Sunday. It came as a complete surprise simply because Denny Hamlin was barely in lead the entire afternoon but as the race moved closer to the finishing laps, the not so popular driver emerged as the winner. More than his driving skills it was his sheer luck that drove him to victory. Many of the best racers were out of the race because of early accidents and with the last lap to go, another accident occurred that proved to be beneficial for Denny Hamlin.

The yellow flag was up and when the race was restarted, Hamlin was in the lead in his No. 11 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota, eventually winning his first race at Talladega and 24th of his 300 career starts. Talking about his Sunday-race



NASCAR Richmond 2014: Joey Logano Wins Toyota Owners 400

Taking advantage of the beating and banging that took place at the Toyota Owners 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race, Joey Logano finished first in the same at the Richmond International Raceway. With the latest victory, Logano has finished in the top ten for the third time at Richmond and also gets his first trip to the Gatorade Victory Lane. While he battled through the final 9 lap run in a graceful way, the spotlight was stolen by an unpleasant incident that occurred after the race wherein Casey Mears and Marcos Ambrose got into an argument which ended up in the latter throwing a hard punch on Mears’ face.

Coming back to the race, the start was quite interesting as Kyle Larson, who was leading the race then, was spun by Clint Bowyer. When the race started again, Brad Keselowski took the lead immediately, while Kyle Larson was pushed to



Kurt Busch Wins 2014 STP 500: Holds Off Jimmie Johnson At Martinsville Speedway

At the historic Martinsville Speedway yesterday, Kurt Busch ended an 83-race winless streak with a smashing win in the 2014 STP 500. It was quite interesting to see how Kurt Busch battled through the race and bested Jimmie Johnson who happens to be one of the most successful drivers in the recent times. Kurt Busch’s start at Martinsville was not as confidence inspiring as he had expected. In the starting, Busch collided with Brad Keselowski’s Ford that cost the latter a hefty 31 laps. Johnson, who holds 8 Martinsville titles as of yet, was the leader for the race for nearly 296 laps and overtook Busch with 17 laps to go, hinting at yet another win at the track.

But with just 10 laps remaining, Busch powered underneath Johnson off turn number two and was leading the remaining laps without much competition from the eight-time winner. Since 2002, this was



Kevin Harvick Wins NASCAR Sprint Cup Race at Richmond International Raceway

Kevin Harvick shifted gears, hit the pedal and rocketed his way to win Saturday night’s Toyota Owners 400 in a green-white-chequered finish at Richmond International Raceway on April, 27th 2013 . Harvick beats Clint Bowyer (No.15 Toyota) to the finish line by .343 seconds to win his first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race of the season, his third at Richmond and the 20th of his career. By securing ninth rank in points, Harvick has made his way to make a fourth consecutive Chase appearance and his sixth in the last 8 years.

Joey Logano (No.22 Ford) who had frustrating start with crashes was able to finish third, while Juan Pablo Montoya (No. 42 Chevrolet) was fourth after leading Jeff Burton (No.31 Chevrolet) who finished fifth. Harvick came to pit road for tires on Lap 396, after Brian Vickers slapped the wall in Turn 3 to cause the 11th caution of



Matt Kenseth wins the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Race – STP 400 at Kansas Speedway

Starting at the pole position in the STP 400 on Sunday[April 21st, 2013], Matt Kenseth had a clear vision to win the 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Kansas Speedway and that was shown when he led 163 laps out of 267 total laps. Kenseth in car #20 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota, has got the 2nd season’s victory and 26th win in the NASCAR’s races. He took a two position jump with an overall 8th position and 252 points in the NASCAR’s Sprint Cup Series 2013. Kasey Kahne in car #5 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet has finished the race at 2nd position, who was only .151 seconds behind Kenseth, while he has started the race at 27th position in the race.

Kasey is now at overall second position and has actually exchanged the position with Kyle Busch who is now at the overall 7th position. Kasey has took a 5 place jump with



Kyle Busch got his 26th career cup win with Sprint Cup victory at Texas Motor Speedway

Kyle Busch’s double delight with the perfect weekend victories of NASCAR Sprint Cup and Nationwide races at Texas Motor Speedway. In the car #18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota, Kyle won the NRA 500 race by just 0.508 seconds ahead of runner-up Martin Truex J and picked up his first Sprint Cup at the 1.5-mile Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas. For Busch, it was the first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series victory at Texas, the second time victory of this season(first was at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana), and a NASCAR-record seventh time in his career as he won the Sprint Cup and Nationwide races in the same weekend.

It was started with a pole winning run on the Friday night in nationwide race held on the 1 1/2-mile, high-banked track. Busch received a tradition steeped cowboy hat and got to fire trophy six-shooters loaded with blanks in Victory Lane. Truex was striving hard to



Jimmie Johnson wins NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Martinsville Speedway

At the Martinsville Speedway, Jimmie Johnson has shown his supremacy by winning the NASCAR’s STP Gas Booster 500 race for the 8th time. Johnson Sunday’s victory has brought his 62nd win in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. At the .526 mile Martinsville Speedway track, Johnson’s win gave him back the overall leader position at the 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. In the STP Gas Booster 500 race, Jimmie in car #48 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet led 346 of the total 500 laps. On the other hand, with the difference of .628 seconds from Johnson, Clint Bowyer in car #15 Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota has finished the race at the 2nd position.

And Johnson’s teammates from Hendrick Motorsports, Jeff Gordon in Car #24 and Kasey Kahne in car #5 has finished at the 3rd and 4th place respectively. The previous NASCAR sprint cup winner in the Auto Club 400 race, Kyle Busch in car #18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota has finished the



Kyle Busch’s first Sprint Cup victory for Toyota and Joe Gibbs Racing at Auto Club Speedway

Kyle Busch’s focused racing in the today’s Auto Club 400 race, has claimed the first victory for Toyota and Joe Gibbs Racing in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at the Auto Club Speedway in Fontana. Yesterday, at the Fontana Royal Purple 300 race, Busch has was happy to have his 6th victory at the Nationwide Series race but desperately want his first victory at the Sprint Cup Series under Joe Gibbs Racing. After winning it today, he has achieved the most needed milestone for the Joe Gibbs Racing.

It is his 2nd win in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race. In this race, he was at front with 125 led laps, out of 200 laps and earned 125 points from this race. On the final lap, Joey Logano and Denny Hamlin were leading but over-focusing each other at the last 100 meters of the race, ended-up with an unexpected contact, which has



Kyle Busch persisted his undefeated form in Nationwide Series Fontana Royal Purple 300 race

It seems that the last weekend victory form at the NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Bristol has persisted by the victory man - Kyle Busch, who has again delivered an outstanding performance in the Royal Purple 300 race at the Auto Club Speedway, Fontana, CA. Busch in Car #54 of Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota wins the race by only .834 seconds difference from the current season’s Nationwide Series Overall leader Sam Hornish Jr. racing in Car #12 Penske Racing Ford. Starting at the pole position, Kyle Busch has written his 6th Nationwide Series race win on Saturday, through the two-mile track of the Auto Club Speedway and for the Joe Gibbs Racing, it is their continuous 9th win.

At the Nationwide Series race, Kyle Busch has now 54 career wins, where 3 out of 5 triumphs has earned in the current season. And to claim the first Sprint Cup victory for Joe Gibbs Racing, at Fontana, Kyle Busch is



Carl Edwards wins the 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup Subway Fresh Fit 500 race

Carl Edwards got his long waited triumph in NASCAR Sprint Cup at Phoenix on Sunday March, 3rd 2013, which was according to him, desperately required since his first win in this Sprint Cup two years ago in Las Vegas and he has waited for 70 races since then. Edwards who has 20 career cup victories in his name, was very determined during the whole race which can be analyzed by seeing his led laps counts of 122 out of total 316 laps, but the 2013 Subway Fresh Fit 500 cup victory came at final stage where Jimmie Johnson was just less than 1 second behind him at the finish line and got second place finished.

Edwards was really happy after the win which can be seen in his flawless flips and he jumped into the grandstands for high-fives from spectators fans, and during that he said, “I feel like I can jump over those grandstands right now. This win



Jimmie Johnson exciting win in NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Daytona 500

In the Daytona International Speedway, the competing NASCAR Sprint Cup Race drivers in the Daytona 500, have always a neck and neck victory by a difference of milliseconds. The experience of previous win helped the five-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Champion Jimmie Johnson, to lift the Harley J. Earl trophy for the second time in his career, delivering a exciting finish to the 55th annual Daytona 500 on Sunday, February 24th, 2013 in Daytona Beach, Florida. Johnson who was racing in car #48 of Chevrolet SS Racing car, has led the 17 laps on the Daytona track and earned total points/bonus of 47/4.

He has taken the title with close win from the Dale Earnhardt Jr. who has finished the race in the second position in another Chevrolet SS Racing car #88, while the third position is taken by the Toyota Motorsport Racer Mark Martin. On the other hand, the Godaddy Chevrolet SS racecar driver, Danica Patrick, who is the world’s first women to win pole position at



Godaddy Girl Danica Patrick becomes first woman to win Coors Light Pole in Chevrolet SS racecar at Daytona 500

Godaddy Girl Danica Patrick has created history in NASCAR Sprint Cup Series where she becomes the first women to win the Coors Light Pole by driving the Chevrolet SS racecar for the Motorsport team of Stewart-Haas Racing. Here she has given her best for the qualifying stage for the Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway in just her 11th career start. Dancia Patrick by driving the No. 10 GoDaddy Chevrolet SS racing car, has taken a qualifying time of 45.817 seconds which has earned the top position in the leaderboard early in the day.

While she has touched the top-speed of 196.434 miles/hour[316.129 km/hour] which is the fastest Daytona 500 qualifying speed since Ken Schrader’s Chevrolet topped out at 196.515 in 1990. Another Driver from Hendrick Motorsports Team - Jeff Gordon was second on the leaderboard in the No. 24 Drive to End Hunger Chevrolet by taking a time of 45.85 seconds and a top speed of 196.292 miles/hour[315.901



2013 Chevrolet SS race car for NASCAR

Fans are passionate about racing cars. For this Chevrolet opened a new saga in racing history by unveiling a new Chevrolet SS racing car for NASCAR 2013 Sprint Cup Series. It is powered by the famous small block V8 engine, with the feature of rear-wheel drive performance which will be a offspring of the award-winning global rear-wheel-drive architecture. The 2013 Chevrolet SS racing car will be a base for limited production version of the Chevrolet SS, to be delivered in 2014 and will be available in dealer showrooms in the last month of 2013.

This is the first time in 17 years that Chevrolet would offer a rear-wheel-drive sedan for sale in the United States. General Motors North America President Mark Reuss said,” the 2013 SS [Super Sports] NASCAR race car is a genuinely exciting moment for him. This racing car is closely linked with performance. it is true rear-wheel-drive. Company wants