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Joey Logano
At a media event to promote the upcoming Duck Commander 500 at the 1.5-mile oval, Texas Motor Speedway President Eddie Gossage made mention of a possible “passing of the torch” from four-time Sprint Cup champion Jeff Gordon and defending Daytona 500 champion Joey Logano. Gordon’s first Sprint Cup Series start was at Atlanta Motor Speedway in 1992, the same race that saw Richard Petty, a seven-time champion and arguably the sport’s biggest icon, finish an illustrious career on the same day. Fast forward through the 90-plus wins and four titlesRead More
MWR Maxwell House Toyota
Michael Waltrip Racing and Maxwell House today announced a partnership which names the iconic coffee maker as primary racing sponsor for five Sprint Cup races during the 2015 season and the prestigious DAYTONA 500® in February 2016.  The 10-month agreement officially kicks off on Aug. 2 with the Pennsylvania 400 at the Pocono Raceway. “Maxwell House is a well-respected brand and on behalf of our sport, I’d like to welcome them back to NASCAR,” said Clint Bowyer, who will race Saturday evening in the Sprint Cup race at Texas MotorRead More
Erik Jones
FORT WORTH, Texas—Teenager Erik Jones turned his first NASCAR XFINITY Series pole  at Texas Motor Speedway into his first series victory Friday night, schooling NASCAR Sprint Cup Series stars Brad Keselowski and Dale Earnhardt Jr. en route to the checkered flag in the 19th annual O’Reilly Auto Parts 300. Jones, 18, held off Keselowski on a restart on Lap 175 of the scheduled 200 around TMS’ high-banked, 1.5-mile quad-oval for a margin of victory of 1.624-seconds in the first night race of the season. Jones’ first series win came inRead More
MARTINSVILLE, Va.—With Brad Keselowski beating a tattoo into his rear bumper, and with his No. 11 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota sliding sideways as it approached the checkered flag, Denny Hamlin held on to his car and held off Keselowski to win Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway. In winning his first race of the season, his fifth at the .526-mile short track and the 25th of his career, Hamlin took the lead for good on Lap 473 of 500, passing teammate Matt Kenseth for the topRead More

Posted On March 28, 2015By Motorsports TribuneIn Breaking News, Trucks

Logano Wins Wild Truck Race in Martinsville

MARTINSVILE, Va.—Race runner-up Matt Crafton said Joey Logano barreled into Turn 1 on the final restart “like he was shot out of a cannon.” Ducking to the inside with the accelerator mashed was the move Logano, the Coors Light Pole Award winner, had to make to vault from third to first and win Saturday’s Kroger 250 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Martinsville Speedway in an event that went eight circuits past its posted distance of 250 laps. Logano led 150 laps in winning the first NCWTS race ofRead More

Posted On March 27, 2015By Motorsports TribuneIn Monster Energy Cup

Logano Grabs Martinsville Pole

MARTINSVILLE, Va.—For last year’s spring race at Martinsville Speedway, Joey Logano set a track record during qualifying but didn’t win the pole. On Friday at the paper-clip-shaped track, Logano reversed the outcome. Though he failed to match his record of 100.201 mph, he saved his best lap for the final round of knockout qualifying in claiming the top starting spot for Sunday’s STP 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race (1 p.m. ET on FOX Sports 1). Trailing Logano in the 27th starting position will be Chase Elliott, the heir apparentRead More

Posted On March 22, 2015By Motorsports TribuneIn Monster Energy Cup

Keselowski Surges to Victory in Last Lap Thriller

FONTANA, Calif.—After Sunday’s Auto Club 400, there may be a warrant issued for Brad Keselowski. After all, the driver of the No. 2 Team Penske Ford committed his own version of “Grand Theft Auto” at Auto Club Speedway—he stole an entire race. Benefitting from a four-tire call on the last lap of regulation and two opportune cautions that extended the event nine laps beyond its scheduled distance, Keselowski passed polesitter Kurt Busch on the final lap (209) and pulled away to win his first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race ofRead More
FONTANA, Calif.—It’s about time to start reserving a spot on the NASCAR podium for Kevin Harvick. With a dominating victory in Saturday’s Drive4Clots.com 300 NASCAR XFINITY Series race, Harvick won his second race of the season, his first at Auto Club Speedway and the 46th of his career, third-most all-time. Incredibly, Harvick scored his 28th consecutive top 10 in the XFINITY Series, dating to 2013. With two victories and two seconds in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series this year to go with two wins and a third in the XFINITYRead More
FONTANA, Calif.—One week removed from his return from a three-race suspension, Kurt Busch rewarded the unwavering support from Stewart-Haas Racing team co-owner Gene Haas by putting his No. 41 Chevrolet on the pole for Sunday’s Auto Club 400 (3:30 p.m. ET on FOX). “It’s amazing to do this in Gene Haas’ back yard,” said Busch, who streaked around two-mile Auto Club Speedway in 38.889 seconds (185.142 mph) during the third and final round of Friday’s knockout qualifying for the fifth NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race of the season. A dayRead More

Posted On March 15, 2015By Motorsports TribuneIn Monster Energy Cup

Harvick Grabs Fourth Straight Win in the Desert

AVONDALE, Ariz.—Yes, the best car won Sunday’s CampingWorld.com 500 at Phoenix International Raceway — but one-man juggernaut Kevin Harvick had to hold off charging Jamie McMurray on the final restart with 12 laps left to notch his fourth straight victory at the one-mile track. The box score will show that the reigning NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champ led 224 of 312 laps, but McMurray took his best shot on the Lap 301 restart, driving hard to the inside of the race winner and, for the briefest of moments, clearing Harvick’sRead More