Paul Menard has signed a multi-year extension
with Richard Childress Racing to drive the No. 27 Chevrolet in the Sprint Cup
Series, the team announced on Friday.
Denny Hamlin easily broke the track qualifying
record at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Thursday night to earn the pole for
Sunday's Coca-Cola 600 -- the longest race of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
After running the all-star race this past
weekend at Charlotte Motor Speedway, it's time for the Sprint Cup Series to
get back to the point -- points racing that is.
Sunday is the biggest day of the year in
auto racing, starting with the Monaco Grand Prix, followed by the Indianapolis
500 and culminating with NASCAR's 600-mile race at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Former Sprint Cup Series champion Dale
Jarrett and legendary engine builder Maurice Petty were among those selected
in the 2014 class of inductees for the NASCAR Hall of Fame.
Jimmie Johnson became the first driver to win
the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race four times on Saturday night at Charlotte
To no one's surprise, Danica Patrick won the
fan vote to earn the 22nd and final starting position in Saturday night's
NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Jamie McMurray and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. gained
eligibility for the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race after finishing 1-2 in
Saturday night's Sprint Showdown at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Carl Edwards will start on the pole for the
NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race after posting the quickest time in Friday's
qualifying at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Retired race car driver Richard "Dick" Trickle
passed away Thursday from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. He was 71.
With a possible $2 million payday for the
winner and some recent changes in the format, this year's NASCAR Sprint All-
Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway could be the most thrilling one in the
event's 29-year history.
It's a big weekend in auto racing. The stars of
NASCAR will shine under the lights at Charlotte Motor Speedway, and qualifying
for the Indianapolis 500 will take place at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Denny Hamlin was sore and tired after this
past Saturday night's Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway, but his second-place
finish there helped boost his confidence of making this year's Chase.
Despite not having crew chief Jason Ratcliff
at Darlington Raceway, Matt Kenseth won Saturday night's Southern 500 after
passing his Joe Gibbs Racing teammate, Kyle Busch, for the lead in the closing
One day after testing an IndyCar at
Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Kurt Busch set a new track qualifying record at
Darlington Raceway to win the pole for Saturday night's Southern 500.