Category: Nascar

Edwards Wins in Charlotte

Carl Edwards scored his first victory for Joe Gibbs Racing with a calculated run in the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte. The Toyota driver made the best of the fuel strategy to conserve his way to the chequered flag ahead of former Roush Fenway Ford team-mate Greg Biffle. The result backed up victory for fellow JGR driver…



Jimmie Johnson wins at Kansas

Jimmie Johnson pulled into victory lane after his late-race gamble paid off to win the rain-delayed Sprint Cup race at Kansas Speedway. Johnson, so dominant on mile-and-a-half tracks, held off Kevin Harvick as the clock struck midnight heading into Sunday. They were chased across the line by Johnson’s Hendrick Motorsports teammates Dale Earnhardt Jr. and…



NASCAR – The Art of Rollover

Motorsport can be a beautiful sight to behold. Mechanical beasts dancing on the edge of control, at speeds that can boggle the mind. It is something that unites motorsport fans around the globe. However, sometimes that dance goes wrong, and all hell can break loose. Take for example suffering a rollover while doing nearly 300km/h…



Kenseth holds off charging Kahne at Bristol

It was battle royale inside the Last Great Colosseum as NASCAR’s gladiators clashed under the Saturday night lights, culminating in a dramatic fight to the finish between Matt Kenseth and Kasey Kahne. Catching Kenseth with little time left in the IRWIN Tools Night Race, Kahne pulled even but was unable to complete the pass before…



Tony Stewart out for Remainder of Season

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series star Tony Stewart will not race again in 2013 for his team as he continues to recover from multiple leg fractures suffered in a sprint car crash two weeks ago. The three-time Sprint Cup champion suffered a broken right tibia and fibula on 5 August at Southern Iowa Speedway and although…



Logano wins race at Chicagoland

Joey Logano held off Sam Hornish Jr. to win the NASCAR Nationwide race at Chicagoland Speedway on Sunday. Logano, the lone Sprint Cup regular in the race, earned his second Nationwide win of the year and No. 20 for his career. He also won at Dover in June. Hornish held on for second, giving car…



Ambrose strong in Texas qualifying

Australia’s Marcos Ambrose will start the Samsung Mobile 500 at Texas Motor Speedway from the fourth row after a strong performance in qualifying. Pole went to David Ragan with Roush Fenway team-mate Carl Edwards to share the front row. The Tasmanian’s performance was good enough for seventh and was made even more impressive as he…



Ambrose a victim of Martinsville carnage

Marcos Ambrose has described himself as a ‘victim’ after being spun into the outside wall early in the Goody’s Fast Relief 500 at Martinsville Speedway. Ambrose had been running in the top 20 for the opening stanza of the race, and trailed team-mate AJ Allmendinger in 16th position when he was hit from behind by…



McLaren’s $100m man moves to NASCAR

Mike Coughlan, the designer at the centre of Formula One’s 2007 spy scandal that resulted in a $100 million fine for McLaren, has moved to NASCAR. The Briton has accepted the position of director of vehicle design at Michael Waltrip Racing, which runs Toyota Camrys for David Reutimann and Martin Truex in the NASCAR Sprint…



Raikkonen’s NASCAR plans gain momentum

Kimi Raikkonen’s move into NASCAR continues to gather momentum, with confirmation that the Finnish driver will test with Kyle Busch Motorsports next week. The 2007 Formula One World Champion has also confirmed that he’ll make his race debut in the NASCAR Camping World Truck series on May 20 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Raikkonen is expected…