His first at the paperclip track For last year's spring race at Martinsville Speedway, Joey Logano set a track record during qualifying but didn't win the pole. On Friday at the paper-clip-shaped track, Logano reversed the outcome. Though he failed to match his record of 100.201 mph, he saved his best lap for the final round of knockout qualifying in claiming the top starting spot for Sunday's STP 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race (1 p.m. ET on FOX Sports 1).
by Pete McCole NASCAR Sprint Cup star Joey Logano got a try out a slightly different ride than what he's used to on a typical NASCAR weekend when he got a chance to swap rides with NHRA Funny Car driver Cruz Pedregon for a run down the quarter-mile at zMax Dragway in Concord, N.C. on Wednesday.
by Brian Carroccio Team Penske's Brad Keselowski charged to the lead on the final lap after the second green-white checker to win today's Auto Club 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Auto Club Speedway. It was Keselowski's 17th career Sprint Cup victory and first of the season. Series points leader Kevin Harvick was second, his fifth first or second place finish in 2015, and eighth consecutive.
NASCAR Sprint Cup Kurt Busch placed his No. 41 Haas Automation Chevrolet SS on the pole position for Sundayâ€™s Auto Club 400 at Auto Club Speedway, round five of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. A fast lap of 38.889 seconds (185.124 mph) earned Busch his first pole of 2015 and 17th of his career. This is his fourth pole in 22 races at the 2.0-mile facility for Busch, a track record. Buschâ€™s Stewart-Haas Racing teammate Kevin Harvick (No. 4 Jimmy Johnâ€™s/Budweiser Chevrolet SS) set the second fastest lap of the qualifying session, giving Team Chevy a sweep of the front row for the second time in 2015.
by Dave Grayson It's easily assumed that Kevin Harvick, and his Stewart-Haas team, are extremely happy and secure with their status regarding NASCAR's 2015 Chase For The Sprint Cup Championship and their quest for a repeat title. That fact was clearly evident following the team's completely dominant performance during the Camping World Dot Com 500 at the Phoenix International Raceway. Here's the stats that made "Happy" Harvick very happy.
CampingWorld.com 500 Kevin Harvick dominated the CampingWorld.com 500 in his No. 4 Jimmy Johnâ€™s/Budweiser Chevrolet SS by leading 224 of the 312-laps en route to his fourth straight victory at Phoenix International Raceway (PIR). The win extends the reigning championâ€™s top two finishing streak to seven, making him the first driver to achieve that feat since Richard Petty in 1975.
Wins CampingWorld.com 500 Kevin Harvick's win streak stayed red-hot Sunday, when he scored a dominating victory in the CampingWorld.com 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Phoenix International Raceway. Harvick has won four of the last seven races he's run dating back to last year, and he's finished second in the other three. The 2014 champ led 225 of 312 laps to win over Jamie McMurray, Ryan Newman and Kasey Kahne.
NASCAR Sprint Cup Kevin Harvick remained the hottest driver on the NASCAR Sprint Cup circuit Friday evening in Phoenix by winning the Coors Light Pole at Phoenix in his Chevy ahead of Joey Logano's Penske Ford and Jamie McMurray's Ganassi Chevy. Matt Kenseth and Ryan Newman rounded out the top-5.
by Pete McCole Kevin Harvick was the fastest among the 13 teams who participated in a two-day testing session at Charlotte Motor Speedway that wrapped up on Wednesday and gave teams the chance to shake down the new 2015 Sprint Cup rules package ahead the Sprint All Star race and Coca-Cola 600 that will be held here in May. Harvick, the defending Sprint Cup Series champion, turned in a lap of 190.718 mph in the no. 4 Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet while Aric Almirola was second fastest with a lap 190.228 mph driving the no. 43 Ford for Richard Petty Motorsports.
by Pete McCole NASCAR announced on Wednesday that they have lifted the suspension of driver Kurt Busch and granted him a waiver that will make him eligible to make the field for the Chase for the Sprint Cup, allowing Busch to return as driver of the no. 41 Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet immediately. Busch, who has missed the first three races of the season after begin suspended on Feb. 20, will return to the racetrack for this weekend's Sprint Cup event at Phoenix International Raceway.
by Stephen Cox Brian Vickers is back. Again. After being forced out of NASCAR racing for the third time with a major medical issue, Vickers has returned to Michael Waltrip Racing after a successful heart surgery. I remember Brian well from his days in the Hooters ProCup Stock Car Series, where I was SPEED's pit reporter for nine years. We all knew he would make it to Cup. Not only was he talented, but even more importantly, he was well funded. I hope his latest comeback is successful. He was personable, spoke well on camera and left behind many friends in the ProCup series.
NASCAR Sprint Cup Tired of finishing second in every race to start 2015, reigning Sprint Cup Series champion Kevin Harvick picked up his first win of the season in Sunday's Kobalt 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The Stewart-Haas Racing driver led 142 of 267 laps to take home his first victory in 15 career attempts at the 1.5-mile speedway on the first leg of the three-race #NASCARGoesWest trip.
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