This weekend's Sprint Cup Series race at
Las Vegas Motor Speedway will be the first of 11 events contested on 1.5-mile
racetracks this season.
It's the third race of the season for both
the NASCAR Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series this weekend at Las Vegas Motor
Kurt Busch will try to become the first
driver in a decade to compete in both the Indianapolis 500 and the Coca-Cola
600 on the same day.
After making just his second start with
Stewart-Haas Racing, Kevin Harvick is virtually guaranteed of clinching a spot
in this year's Chase for the Sprint Cup championship by winning at Phoenix
The first session in Wednesday's
Sprint Cup Series practice at Daytona International Speedway was cut short
after a frightening multi-car crash occurred on the frontstretch.
After a 13-year hiatus, the iconic No.
3 car had quite a welcome back party in the Sprint Cup Series this past
weekend at Daytona International Speedway.
The famed No. 3 made a grand return to
the Sprint Cup Series, with rookie Austin Dillon driving the car to a pole win
for the Feb. 23 season-opening Daytona 500.
Denny Hamlin survived a major crash
involving half of the field and then held off Brad Keselowski and Kyle
Busch during the closing laps to win Saturday night's Sprint Unlimited at
Daytona International Speedway.
After being sidelined for more than
six months due to a leg injury, Tony Stewart's long-awaited return to racing
occurred on Friday when he ran a total of 50 laps during practice at Daytona
The 2014 Sprint Cup Series season has
arrived and with it a host of competition changes that should make this a
rather amazing year in NASCAR's top racing circuit.
Tony Stewart is eager to get back in
the race car and has no plans for a relief driver this weekend at Daytona
Danica Patrick is shrugging off
comments that NASCAR legend Richard Petty recently made about her not having a
chance to win a Sprint Cup Series race.
Reed Sorenson will drive the No. 36
Chevrolet for Tommy Baldwin Racing full-time in the Sprint Cup Series in 2014,
the team announced on Tuesday.
NASCAR has made substantial
enhancements to its penalty structure and appeals process, which goes into
effect for the 2014 season.
NASCAR unveiled on Thursday sweeping
changes to its Chase for the Sprint Cup championship format in 2014, expanding
the field of drivers/teams from 12 to 16 and including a series of elimination
rounds to determine its champion.