| Mar 23, 2014
| 6:45 PM
The race was Jimmie Johnson's to lose, and he unknowingly found a way to lose it.
Johnson was sailing toward a record sixth NASCAR Sprint Cup win in Fontana on Sunday when his No. 48 Chevrolet blew a left-front tire with only six laps remaining.
| Mar 21, 2014
| 8:35 PM
NASCAR's Matt Kenseth knows Auto Club Speedway well, having won three Sprint Cup races at the Fontana track.
But he earned the victories driving for Roush Fenway Racing and is still looking for his first win on the two-mile oval since moving to the...
| Apr 1, 2014
| 2:20 PM
It's nice to see that Stewart-Haas Racing has joined the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup season.
They were missing in action for a month, it seems.
Kurt Busch? Average finish of 30.25 in the first four races.
Tony Stewart? Average finish of 22 in the first...
| Mar 21, 2014
| 6:09 PM
Matt Kenseth won the pole position for Sunday's Sprint Cup race as NASCAR's new knockout-style qualifying format was used at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana for the first time.
Kenseth, a three-time winner at Fontana when he drove for Roush Fenway Racing,...
| Mar 20, 2014
| 6:46 PM
NASCAR returns to Fontana this weekend with a tough act to follow.
Last year's Sprint Cup race with its wild ending at Auto Club Speedway was viewed by many as the most exciting race of the season.
As the drivers battled side-by-side for the lead on...
| Mar 18, 2014
| 2:56 PM
Points still matter, people.
Of course it's not part of the NASCAR marketing plan, which puts a premium on winning races in the Chase for the Championship. But here's the fine print:
Consistency is still important.
Do the math: 16 drivers will...
| Feb 24, 2014
| 9:14 AM
Jimmie Johnson knows the routine -- win at Daytona and the congratulatory messages start pouring in.
That's what happened when he won the 500 and the summer 400 last year. And it started happening again Sunday as well.
One problem, though. He didn't...
| Feb 23, 2014
| 4:32 PM
"Richard Petty made a couple of comments about, 'Go get six. Records are made to be broken.' And he's made a couple other passing comments to me ... ," says Jimmie Johnson, as he prepares for the Daytona 500....
| Mar 2, 2014
| 4:07 PM
AVONDALE, Ariz. -- Kevin Harvick won the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Phoenix International Raceway in dominant fashion Sunday while Daytona 500 winner Dale Earnhardt Jr. finished second.
"This is awesome," said Harvick, who now holds the record for...
| Mar 9, 2014
| 5:59 PM
LAS VEGAS — Just as predicted, Dale Earnhardt Jr. and his team took a big gamble Sunday in hopes of winning another race.
This time they lost.
Earnhardt was leading on the last lap of the Kobalt 400 because his team opted not to bring his No. 88...
| Mar 2, 2014
| 5:50 PM
AVONDALE, Ariz. — Kevin Harvick crashed Junior Nation's party on Sunday.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. tried everything he could to give his fans another win after his Daytona 500 victory a week ago, but Harvick would have none of it.
Harvick won the...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 1:17 PM
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Looking to "make every race matter even more," NASCAR CEO Brian France rolled out seismic changes to the Chase championship format for the 2014 Sprint Cup season Thursday afternoon.
Placing an emphasis on winning and not points...