Dale Earnhardt Jr. won the pole for Saturday night’s “regular-season” finale, turning a lap of 127.023 mph in his Chevrolet to bump teammate Jeff Gordon from the top starting spot.
The NASCAR Sprint Cup car Regan Smith is driving this weekend at Indianapolis Motor Speedway will honor victims of the shootings at a Colorado movie theater.
Thanks to a repave that led to blistering speeds, Pocono Raceway’s track record was topped 36 times. Joey Logano had the fastest speed of them all.
Sprint Cup points leader Greg Biffle feels he’s running like he used to at Darlington Raceway and that’s bad news for the rest of the Southern 500 field.
Mark Martin switched teams in the offseason to join Michael Waltrip Racing, the latest move in his multi-stop career.
It’s been a while since Regan Smith won at Darlington, but it’s sinking in that Smith is among the elite group of NASCAR drivers who have won on the biggest stage.
Kurt Busch’s reward for slapping the wall at practice was a backup No. 22 Dodge that was better than his regular ride.
Regan Smith and Furniture Row Racing has been getting better and coming closer to victory lane. But that first win eluded them until last week at Darlington where all the hard work finally paid off.
Regan Smith moved in front on a caution nine laps from the end and survived a green-white-checker finish to win the Southern 500 for his first Sprint Cup victory Saturday night.
Regan Smith qualified a career-best third in a Chevrolet, and his 6.25 qualifying average this season is best in the Sprint Cup Series.