Tony Stewart celebrates with the trophy in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Ford 400 and the 2011 Series Championship at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 20, 2011 in Homestead, Florida. Stewart wins his third NASCAR Championship. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images for NASCAR)
It all comes down to one race. Three champions will be crowned at the end of each series race this weekend at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
Homestead-Miami Speedway is located in Homestead,Florida just southwest of Miami. The track has been hosting the final races of the season in all three of NASCAR’s series since 2002. Homestead-Miami Speedway is a 1.5 mile track, with 18-20 degrees of banking in the turns and 3 degrees in the straights.
In the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race last year, Tony Stewart and Carl Edwards battled all race, but in the end it was Stewart who grabbed the checkered flag and the title.
According to NASCAR, Keselowski clinches his first NASCAR Sprint Cup championship with a finish of 15th or better; or 16th and at least one lap led; or 17th and the most laps led, even if Johnson wins and leads the most laps. Read the rest of this entry »
Kasey Kahne celebrates in Victory Lane at Phoenix International Raceway. (AP)
Thirty three races are in the book as the NASCAR boys head to Phoenix International Raceway this weekend.
Phoenix International Raceway, or PIR, is a one-mile, low-banked tri-oval race track located in Avondale, Arizona. The track opened in 1964 but didn’t start hosting NASCAR Sprint Cup races until 1988. A fun fact about the track: Alan Kulwicki performed the first “Polish Victory Lap”, his celebration lap.
In this race last year, Kasey Kahne celebrated in victory lane, but it was the two gentlemen who were fighting for the 2011 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series title that dominated the action.
There is definitely no rest for the weary this weekend as all three of NASCAR’s top series will be racing at Texas Motor Speedway.
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Eddie Gossage (L) poses with Tony Stewart in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway on November 6, 2011 in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
Everything is bigger in Texas, or so it seems this weekend as NASCAR’s three series’ head to the Texas Motor Speedway. Out of the three national series events this weekend, none of them are remotely close to crowning a champion. Get ready for some fast and drama-packed action.
Texas Motor Speedway is located in Fort Worth, Texas and measures 1.5 miles around and it has 24 degrees of banking in the turns and the front straightaways are just slightly outward. Similar tracks to TMS is Atlanta Motor Speedway and Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Last year in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race, Tony Stewart made it two in a row in the series as he backed up the smack talk against Carl Edwards. If you remember in my article last week, I mentioned how Stewart told Edwards that he should be worried. This was Stewart’s fourth victory in the Chase and definitely would put a dent in the runner-up Carl Edwards’ series lead, scoring the maximum points to trim Edwards’ advantage to just three points. Read the rest of this entry »
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Three races to go until the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series crowns a champion and with a very close points race, it could be decided on the final lap at Homestead-Miami Speedway. This NASCAR season sure has flown by.
Instead of talking Homestead in a few weeks, let’s concentrate on this weekend’s race at Martinsville Speedway. Read the rest of this entry »
The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series has reached the halfway point in the Chase for the Sprint Cup. It’s still a very close points race and the champion could be decided on the final lap at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
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Matt Kenseth, left, and team owner Jack Roush, right, spray champagne as they celebrate Kenseth’s win in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C., Saturday, Oct. 15, 2011. (AP Photo/Terry Renna)
Talladega is in the books. Everyone can finally exhale after a crazy finish in last Sunday’s race.
This weekend the NASCAR Nationwide and Sprint Cup Series are in their own backyard, Charlotte Motor Speedway. CMS is actually located in Concord, North Carolina which is 13 miles from Charlotte. Charlotte is a 1.5 mile quad oval track, that was built in 1959 by Bruton Smith, with turns banked at 24 degrees and the straightaways are banked at 5 degrees. The racing at Charolotte is always fantastic. Read the rest of this entry »
Clint Bowyer celebrates winning the Good Sam Club 500 at Talladega Superspeedway, his second straight fall win at the track. – Photo Credit: Geoff Burke/Getty Images for NASCAR
Talladega Superspeedway is the battleground for week 4 of the Chase for the Sprint Cup. Definitely one of those tracks on the schedule where drivers know anything can happen and can definitely change the outlook on the point standings. Will it? Guess you’ll have to tune in on Sunday to find out.
Talladega Superspeedway is located on the former Anniston Air Force Base just outside of Lincoln, Alabama and is the longest NASCAR oval with a length of 2.66 miles. The track is most known for its steep banking and unique location of the start/finish line, which is closer to turn one than at Daytona International Speedway, the other restrictor plate track on the circuit. Read the rest of this entry »
Kurt Busch helpt revamp the 2011 Chase on Sunday at Dover. (RacinToday/HHP photo by Alan Marler)
Can you believe we are already entering Week 3 in the Chase for the Sprint Cup? Why does time have to be flying by so quickly? Whatever you do, don’t blink or you’ll end up in Homestead-Miami for the final race. The last two week’s races have been anything but entertaining, but hopefully with the Nationwide Series and Sprint Cup Series heading to Dover International Speedway, we can see some great racing. The Camping World Truck Series heads to “sin city” for some great racing.
Nicknamed “The Monster Mile”, Dover International Speedway is a 1-mile oval with 24 degrees of banking in the turns and 9 degrees of banking on the straights. The concrete track hosted it’s first NASCAR sanctioned race on July 6, 1969 and was won by Richard Petty. This place definitely has a lot of history. Read the rest of this entry »
Tony Stewart celebrats with his crew in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Sunday in Loudon, N.H. ASSOCIATED PRESS
9 races to go in the 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season. It seems just yesterday, NASCAR was heading to Daytona for the first race of the season. Boy does time fly! With NASCAR crowing a new champion soon, who will it be? Will a former champion be hoisting the cup at Homestead-Miami Speedway or will a new driver be hoisting it and celebrating the night away? Fans and Media a like will be finding out soon.
In the second race of the 2012 Chase for the Sprint Cup, NASCAR heads to New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Formerly New Hampshire International Speedway, the track is a 1.058 mile oval speedway in Loudon, New Hampshire and has been hosting NASCAR races since the early 1990s. The track is also one of a few on the circuit that is nicknamed, which is “The Magic Mile.” Read the rest of this entry »
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Tony Stewart celebrating his victory on Monday at Chicagoland Speedway.
10 races to go in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. 10 races until NASCAR crowns a champion. Will it be a former champion or will someone new hoist the trophy at Homestead-Miami Speedway? This year’s Chase for the Sprint Cup drivers include: Denny Hamlin, Jimmie Johnson, Brad Keselowski, Tony Stewart, Greg Biffle, Clint Bowyer, Dale Earnhardt, Jr., Matt Kenseth, Kevin Harvick, Martin Truex,Jr., Kasey Kahne, and Jeff Gordon.
In the first Chase race, the series heads to Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, Illinois. Chicagoland Speedway is a 1.5mile tri-oval track, which opened in 2001. In this race last year, Tony Stewart was able to stamp his name as a contender, even though 4 days prior to the race he said he wouldn’t be able to win the Chase and become a Sprint Cup Series champ. Stewart was able to save fuel during a 50-lap green flag run and cross the stripe 0.941 seconds ahead of Kevin Harvick. The win was Stewart’s first of 2011 and the 40th of his career. Read the rest of this entry »