Posts Tagged NASCAR

Jamie McMurray bests Chase drivers to win pole

Jamie McMurray celebrates after winning the pole with his son, Carter, after qualifying for Sunday's Sprint Cup Series auto race at Martinsville Speedway in Martinsville, Va., Friday, Oct. 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

MARTINSVILLE, Va. (AP) — Jamie McMurray bumped all eight of NASCAR’s championship contenders with a surprising pole-winning run Friday at Martinsville Speedway.

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SHR prepares for future with crew chief swap

Dale Earnhardt Jr., and Danica Patrick talk before qualifying for Sunday's  NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race at Talladega Superspeedway Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014, in Talladega, Ala.  (AP Photo/Rainier Ehrhardt)

MARTINSVILLE, Va. (AP) — When Kurt Busch was eliminated from title contention, it became apparent to both the driver and his owner that any change would need to be done soon.

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Edwards and Newman are surprises of NASCAR’s Chase

Carl Edwards leaves the garage after practice for Sunday's Sprint Cup Series NASCAR auto race at Martinsville Speedway in Martinsville, Va., Friday, Oct. 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

MARTINSVILLE, Va. (AP) — NASCAR’s new championship format came with fan-friendly brackets that likely had fans advancing Jimmie Johnson and Dale Earnhardt Jr. deep into the playoffs.

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Earnhardt helps UPMC raise concussion awareness

Dale Earnhardt Jr. sits in his car as he waits to practice for Sunday's NASCAR Geico 500 Sprint Cup Series auto race at Talladega Superspeedway, Friday, Oct. 17, 2014, in Talladega, Ala. (AP Photo/Rainier Ehrhardt)

Dale Earnhardt Jr. knew immediately something was wrong during a 2012 crash at Talladega, where his car was hit hard from behind.

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Logano: No worries about retaliation from Patrick

Danica Patrick, right, waves to fans as she rides in a truck to her car for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race at Talladega Superspeedway, Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014, in Talladega, Ala. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Joey Logano said he’s made peace with Danica Patrick and isn’t worried she’ll intentionally wreck him to ruin his championship chances.

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