The NASCAR Sprint Cup Food City 500 begins at 10:16 a.m. today at Bristol Motor Speedway in Bristol, Tenn. Matt Kenseth will start from the pole position.
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After qualifying; race Sunday
Jimmie Johnson won four Sprint Cup races last year. He led 1,310 laps, a number exceeded only by champion Kevin Harvick and Brad Keselowski. He posted 11 top-five finishes, 20 top-10s. For most drivers, that’s a spectacular season. In the Hendrick Motorsports race shop that houses the No. 48 Lowe’s/Kobalt Tools Chevrolet, that’s a slump.
Danica Patrick enters a key point in her NASCAR career. The marketing machine that accompanies her joust with history and the remnants of a good-ol’-boy mentality have predictably generated an intensified scrutiny of just where she fits.
Ever notice that NASCAR takes on a higher profile and appears more successful when Dale Earnhardt Jr. is smiling That bodes well for the 2015 Sprint Cup season.
NASCAR haulers staged near the “Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas” sign to make their annual parade down the Strip Thursday.
NASCAR Xfinity Series rookie Daniel Suarez is not only a promising young driver, but he is from Monterrey, Mexico. Should he deliver on his potential and become a force in NASCAR, that could create a market in the country of about 120 million people.
Jeff Gordon changed the face of NASCAR when he burst onto the scene full-time in 1993 at age 21. Now on the brink of retirement, he’s still finding his way into the winner’s circle.
Rico Abreu, 4 feet 4 inches tall and 95 pounds, is making a big name for himself on the short-track circuit. “Pretty badass,” said fellow driver Joey Saldana.
No criminal charges will be filed against suspended NASCAR driver Kurt Busch in a domestic abuse case involving his former girlfriend, prosecutors in Delaware said on Thursday.
Four Las Vegans competed at NASCAR’s two highest levels last season. Now Brendan Gaughan is expected to be the only local driver racing on his hometown track this weekend.
Jeff Gordon, who will retire after this season, opened NASCAR to fans outside the South. His impact is seen on the drivers who compete from all over the country.
Las Vegan Dylan Kwasniewski is waiting for financing to come through to get behind the wheel of a NASCAR Xfinity Series car. He hopes to have that in place by the second half of the season.
The North Carolina company that owns Las Vegas Motor Speedway, which is hosting this week’s NASCAR race events, reported in its federal filing Wednesday that its net income for 2014 was $31.1 million — a sharp turnaround from a nearly $6.5 million loss for 2013.
Kevin Harvick heads to Las Vegas Motor Speedway as the defending NASCAR Sprint Cup champion. Now he has other goals to try to reach.
Danica Patrick brought plenty of publicity with her when she joined NASCAR, but she hasn’t brought results. Now in the final year of two major contracts, she must start producing on the track as well.
Next weekend is one of Southern Nevada’s sports highlights with Saturday’s Xfinity Series Boyd Gaming 300 race and the weekend’s feature event, the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Kobalt 400, on Sunday.
Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500
A NASCAR Sprint Cup car stolen from the hotel where the team was staying turned up on a rural Georgia road Saturday — the day before the scheduled race at Atlanta Motor Speedway, but not in time for the team to qualify.
Travis Kvapil’s orange stock car, the ride he intended to use for qualifying Friday night at Atlanta Motor Speedway, was stolen from his hotel parking lot early Friday morning along with a spare engine and the truck and trailer hauling it.