Stewart-Haas Racing Tag

Kurt Busch, Duck Commander 500
FORT WORTH, Texas – Stewart-Haas Racing teammates Kurt Busch and Kevin Harvick admittedly are pushing each other around in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, a mindset that produced a 1-2 qualifying sweep Friday afternoon at Texas Motor Speedway. Busch knocked Harvick off P1 with under a minute remaining in Round 3 of time trials to claim his second Coors Light Pole Award of the season and first at TMS for Saturday night’s 19th annual Duck Commander 500 (7:30 p.m. ET on FOX). Busch toured the high-banked, 1.5-mile TMS quad-oval inRead More
Denny Hamlin grabbed his fifth victory at the famed Martinsville Speedway.
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
Brad Keselowski celebrates in Victory Lane with girlfiend Paige White after winning the Auto Club 400 at Auto Club Speedway.

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
Kurt Busch gets the pole for the Auto Club 400.
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
Kevin Harvick wins in Phoenix.

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

Posted On March 13, 2015By Motorsports TribuneIn Monster Energy Cup

Harvick’s Continues Momentum, Wins Pole at Phoenix

AVONDALE, Ariz.—The most surprising thing about Kevin Harvick’s pole at Phoenix International Raceway was that it was his first one. Riding a tidal wave that carried him to his first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series title last year and continued with two runner-up finishes and a victory in the first three races of the current season, Harvick toured the one-mile track in the Sonoran Desert in 25.577 seconds (140.751 mph) during the final round of Friday’s knockout qualifying to win his first Coors Light Pole Award of the season and theRead More
Joey Logano wins the 2015 Daytona 500.

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

Logano Claims Victory in Spectacular Daytona 500

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla.—The record will reflect that Joey Logano won Sunday’s 57th Daytona 500 under caution, when a multicar wreck on the backstretch forced NASCAR to wave the yellow flag as Logano led the field into the final corner on the second lap of a green-white-checkered-flag finish. But the notation of that final caution does no justice to the memory of a race that produced some of the most scintillating restrictor-plate racing in the history of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. From a restart on Lap 182 of a scheduledRead More

Posted On February 21, 2015By Joey BarnesIn Monster Energy Cup

Busch Loses Second Appeal, Ruling Final

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Kurt Busch’s indefinite suspension is upheld after going through his second appeals process in less than 12 hours, confirming that the former Sprint Cup champion will not race in the Daytona 500. After a three member board did not rule in favor of Busch, the Stewart-Haas Racing driver sought a second appeal Saturday evening. Bryan Moss, the National Motorsports Finals Appeals Officer, had the final decision on the ruling and ruled in favor of the sanctioning body. In a statement Moss said “the penalty was withinRead More
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – After appealing NASCAR’s indefinite suspension after a protective order was put against him, Kurt Busch’s appeal has failed following a hearing with a three-member board at NASCAR headquarters. As it stands, Busch is not permitted to race in the Daytona 500. The board met with the NASCAR and Busch to hear each representative’s respective arguments Saturday afternoon, with the board ruling in favor of the sanctioning body. Busch’s attorney, Rusty Hardin, said in a statement that Busch will re-appeal. The hearing will be heard by NationalRead More
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Former Sprint Cup champion Kurt Busch has been suspended indefinitely by NASCAR for “actions detrimental to stock car racing” and will not be allowed to race on the sport’s biggest stage, the Daytona 500. A statement released by NASCAR said the following: “Given the serious nature of the findings and conclusions made by the Commissioner of the Family Court of the State of Delaware, NASCAR has indefinitely suspended driver Kurt Busch, effective immediately. He will not be allowed to race nor participate in any NASCAR activitiesRead More