Micah Roberts’ SPRINT CUP Driver Ratings
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Only 16 drivers can win the title as the Chase for the Sprint Cup begins Sunday in Chicago, including Las Vegas drivers Kurt and Kyle Busch. The experts don’t give them a chance, but the best teams don’t always win in a playoff format like NASCAR instituted this season.
“Big crash turn 4 … Charlie … Aleshin.” It was 7:48 p.m. when my cellphone buzzed Friday. Crumpled race cars still were smoldering in the middle of the track at Fontana, Calif.
Speaking quietly and his voice trembling, NASCAR superstar Tony Stewart said Friday that the death of Kevin Ward Jr. will “affect my life forever” as he returned to the track for the first time since his car struck and killed the fellow driver during a sprint-car race in New York three weeks ago.
Tony Stewart will return to Sprint Cup competition Sunday night at Atlanta Motor Speedway, ending a three-race hiatus taken after he struck and killed a fellow driver during a dirt-track race. The three-time NASCAR champion has not raced since his car hit Kevin Ward Jr. at an Aug. 9 sprint car event in upstate New York.
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Tony Stewart will not race Saturday night at Bristol Motor Speedway, the third Sprint Cup race he’s skipped since his car struck and killed Kevin Ward Jr. during a sprint car race.
Kyle Busch finished fifth in Saturday’s NASCAR Truck Series race in Michigan. It was his 500th NASCAR start in a Toyota.
NASCAR added a rule Friday ordering drivers to not approach the track or moving cars after accidents. The announcement comes less than a week after a driver was struck and killed during a dirt-track race in New York.
Tony Stewart will not race Sunday at Michigan International Speedway, skipping a second straight NASCAR Sprint Cup race since striking and killing a driver in a dirt-track race at a small New York track.
Kevin Ward Jr.’s friends, family and fellow racing enthusiasts overflowed a high school auditorium Thursday to grieve and share stories about the 20-year-old dirt-track racer who was struck and killed by a car driven by NASCAR champion Tony Stewart.
Funeral services for dirt-track racer Kevin Ward Jr. were held Thursday, and the ESPN NASCAR Twitter account is taking some heat for a couple of tweets.
Tony Stewart could still face criminal charges for running down Kevin Ward Jr. with his sprint car, even if the three-time NASCAR champion didn’t mean to kill Ward, hurt him or even scare him.
An animated diagram of the new Monster Energy Cup track design at Sam Boyd Stadium was released today.
The collision was as common as any in racing. Kevin Ward Jr.’s car spun twice like a top, wheels hugging the wall, before it plopped backward on the dimly lit dirt track.
If the Indy 500 is the ultimate test of man and machine, the 13 Hours of Las Vegas for $500 race cars was the ultimate test of man, machine and a limited budget.
Tony Stewart pulled out of the NASCAR race at Watkins Glen Sunday, 12 hours after the three-time champion struck and killed a sprint car driver who had climbed from his car and was on the darkened dirt track trying to confront Stewart during a race in upstate New York.
NASCAR driver Tony Stewart struck and killed a sprint car driver who was walking on a dirt track during a race in upstate New York on Saturday night.
Danica Patrick crashed in final Sprint Cup practice Friday at Watkins Glen International but walked away, was treated at the infield care center, and released.
The National Guard is ending its sponsorship of both NASCAR’s most popular driver and one of the most recognizable names in IndyCar.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. took the lead off the final restart with three laps left and won Sunday to complete a season sweep at Pocono Raceway.
Las Vegan Dylan Kwaniewski’s rookie season in the NASCAR Nationwide Series has been a learning experience. He hopes to end the season applying those lessons learned.
A Joe Gibbs Racing airplane bumped into a parked Stewart-Haas Racing one as NASCAR teams were returning (in style) from Sunday’s Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
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