Feb 28, 2012 06:18 EST
Matt Kenseth won his second Daytona 500, holding off Dale Earnhardt in a race delayed once for rain and again after a frightening crash at the Daytona International Speedway.
Dec 03, 2010 17:47 EST
Rick Hendrick celebrates spot as NASCAR's most successful owner after another Sprint Cup title. Even as Jimmie Johnson chased his record fifth consecutive championship, a feat that would have cemented Hendrick Motorsports as the best team in NASCAR history, the owner knew he needed to make some dramatic changes to his organization.
Dec 01, 2010 19:00 EST
Today is a big day for NASCAR fans, as Victory Lap festivities, featuring NASCAR's top 12 drivers, kick off at 2 p.m. on a Strip route from Planet Hollywood to Wynn, then turning to CityCenter and the Hard Rock Hotel. The top 12 are Jimmie Johnson, Las Vegas brothers Kyle and Kurt Busch, Denny Hamlin, Kevin Harvick, Carl Edwards, Matt Kenseth, Greg Biffle, Tony Stewart, Jeff Gordon, Clint Bowyer and Jeff Burton. The lap is followed by the Stewie Awards.
Nov 24, 2010 11:45 EST
Hendrick shuffles 3 race teams to create spark, says changes go beyond Earnhardt's struggles. The ongoing struggles of Dale Earnhardt Jr. were not the sole reason for the sweeping changes made at Hendrick Motorsports.
Nov 23, 2010 15:20 EST
Taking the bad with the good, Jimmie Johnson wins again even when not at his best. Jimmie Johnson can still recall in vivid detail his near-misses in 2004 and '05, his voice rising as he describes how he fell just short of a Sprint Cup championship.
Nov 22, 2010 18:04 EST
Jimmie Johnson races through record books but pays no attention to perception. It was early Monday morning, and Jimmie Johnson was celebrating another NASCAR championship in the surf on South Beach.
Nov 22, 2010 04:44 EST
A champion again: Jimmie Johnson wins 5th straight title, overtaking Hamlin in NASCAR finale. Denny Hamlin and Kevin Harvick sat side-by-side in silence, watching yet another Jimmie Johnson celebration play out on television.
Nov 21, 2010 22:08 EST
HOMESTEAD, Florida (Reuters) - Jimmie Johnson won an unprecedented fifth-straight NASCAR Sprint Cup championship on Sunday with a second place finish in the final race of the season that was enough to overcome a slim points deficit.
Nov 21, 2010 18:40 EST
Hamlin slide, Harvick penalty allow Johnson to pounce for fifth straight NASCAR championship. Denny Hamlin's race began with a slide through the grass and ended in disappointment.
Nov 21, 2010 18:04 EST
A champion again: Jimmie Johnson wins 5th straight title, overtaking Hamlin in NASCAR finale. Smooth and steady, five years running, Jimmie Johnson kept his NASCAR reign rolling.
Nov 20, 2010 20:02 EST
Kyle Busch's 13th win gives Joe Gibbs Racing owner's championship. Kyle Busch kept his perfect weekend alive by winning the Nationwide Series race at Homestead-Miami Speedway on Saturday ? a victory that gave Joe Gibbs Racing the owner's championship.
Nov 20, 2010 17:21 EST
No more talk among title contenders, it's time to shut up and drive. After all the talk, tweeting and obvious attempts at mind games, it's time for NASCAR's three title contenders to get serious about the tightest championship race in seven years.
Nov 19, 2010 17:44 EST
Johnson outqualifies title rivals Hamlin, Harvick for Sunday's NASCAR finale; Kahne on pole. If qualifying is any indication of how the championship race might shape up in Sunday's NASCAR season finale, Jimmie Johnson appears to have an edge over Denny Hamlin and Kevin Harvick.
Nov 19, 2010 15:51 EST
NASCAR chairman Brian France still considering changes to championship format. NASCAR is still considering changes to its title format even though this is the closest championship race in seven years.
Nov 18, 2010 17:29 EST
Now going for a NASCAR title of his own, Harvick finally embracing role as Earnhardt successor. Now that the ordeal has been in his rearview mirror for nearly a decade, Kevin Harvick acknowledges there was a time when he didn't want anything to do with Dale Earnhardt's legacy.
Nov 18, 2010 16:43 EST
Johnson and Harvick try to make points leader Hamlin sweat final race. Look out, Denny Hamlin. Jimmie Johnson and Kevin Harvick are right behind you ? and they're making sure you know it.
Nov 15, 2010 15:32 EST
3-man title fight heads to Homestead with Johnson refusing to play mind games. Gamesmanship was in full swing Monday as two of NASCAR's three championship contenders, Denny Hamlin and Kevin Harvick, teased racing fans with tweets about how they're approaching this weekend's season finale.
Nov 15, 2010 06:01 EST
Carl Edwards snaps 70-race winless streak, fuel strategy derails Denny Hamlin. Nobody would have been surprised if Denny Hamlin envisioned hoisting the Sprint Cup trophy as he led lap after lap around Phoenix International Raceway.
Nov 14, 2010 18:18 EST
Edwards snaps 70-race winless streak, fuel strategy derails Hamlin. Carl Edwards has snapped a 70-race losing streak with a win at Phoenix International Raceway.
Nov 13, 2010 20:59 EST
Edwards rolls to dominating Nationwide victory over Harvick at Phoenix. Carl Edwards won the Nationwide Series race Saturday at Phoenix International Raceway, setting himself up for a big weekend for Roush-Fenway Racing.
Facts from the Wikipedia page:
|Born||November 18, 1980|
|Awards||2006 Raybestos Rookie of the Year|
|NASCAR Sprint Cup Series statistics|
|Car #, team||#11 - Joe Gibbs Racing|
|2009 Sprint Cup position||5th|
|Best cup position||3rd - 2006 (Nextel Cup)|
|First race||2005 Banquet 400 (Kansas)|
|First win||2006 Pocono 500 (Pocono)|
|Last win||2009 Ford 400 (Homestead)|
|NASCAR Camping World Truck Series statistics|
|First race||2004 Power Stroke Diesel 200 (IRP)|
|Statistics current as of November 22, 2009.|