Hendrick Motorsports has amassed 242 Sprint Cup victories and 11 driver championships since the team was created in 1984, but it has been in an 18-race winless drought. That could change Sunday.
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After getting spun out by Joey Logano on the last lap with victory in sight, Las Vegan Kurt Busch showed restraint rather than temper Saturday at Daytona International Speedway.
Of the 40 drivers starting Saturday night’s Coke Zero 400 at Daytona’s massive 2.5-mile layout, 35 have a legitimate shot to win because of the volatile nature of the track and cars being so equal.
Micah Roberts, a former Las Vegas sports book director who has been setting NASCAR odds since 1994, analyzes the field for Saturday’s Sprint Cup Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida.
Kyle Busch was traveling second in a line of four cars Friday during practice for Saturday night’s NASCAR Coke Zero 400 when his No. 18 Toyota snapped out of control and slammed nose first into the outside wall.
John Wes Townley lands a couple of glancing blows, both drivers fined. Hockey enforcers not impressed.
It was a Sunday afternoon drive that Sam Schmidt will not soon forget. And that was before the rain and snow and hail.
Sam Schmidt will steer his car, the specially equipped No. 5 Arrow Electronics Corvette, by turning his head to and fro, activating sensors in his hat. He will speed up and slow down by blowing and sucking through a tube.
Micah Roberts, a former Las Vegas sports book director who has been setting NASCAR odds since 1994, analyzes the field for Sunday’s Sprint Cup Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Sonoma Raceway.
The road courses are all about the driver — who can enter and exit the turns fastest. AJ Allmendinger might be NASCAR’s best now that Jeff Gordon, Marcos Ambrose and Juan Pablo Montoya are gone.