July 22, 2014

NASCAR: Ryan Newman carries Chase banner now for Stewart-Haas


Ryan Newman, right, may have a better chance at making the 10-race Chase with teammate Tony Stewart sidelined by a broken leg.(Photo: Davis Turner for USA TODAY Sports) Story Highlights Newman, who is 15th in the standings and 24 points out of 10th, seems poised to make a run at the Chase for the third [...]

NASCAR: Rain puts Jimmie Johnson in top spot at Pocono


Crew members push Tony Stewart’s No. 14 Chevrolet in the garage area during a rain delay at Pocono Raceway Friday.(Photo: Jared C. Tilton, Getty Images) Story Highlights Rain postponed all track activity at Pocono Raceway Friday Sprint Cup points leader Jimmie Johnson will start on the pole alongside Carl Edwards Rain is also forecast Saturday, [...]

Newman jokes: ‘Glad I finally contributed’ at Stewart-Haas


(PhatzRadio / CBC Sports) — MARTINSVILLE, Va. – Since Ryan Newman entered NASCAR’s premier series a decade ago, his rate of victories has slowed. The variety of racetracks he has conquered hasn’t. Including the Goody’s Fast Relief 500 on Sunday at Martinsville Speedway, three of Newman’s past four wins have represented a virgin trip to [...]

NASCAR penalties upheld against Jimmie Johnson, Chad Knaus


Jimmie Johnson, driver of the #48 Lowe’s/ Kobalt Tools Chevrolet, talks with team owner Rick Hendrick on the grid during qualifying for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series SUBWAY Fresh Fit 500 at Phoenix International Raceway on March 3, 2012 in Avondale, Arizona. (March 2, 2012 – Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images North America) (PhatzRadio / [...]

NASCAR: Hendrick wants nothing short of four Chase drivers, Cup win


(L-R) Jimmie Johnson, Denny Hamiln and Jeff Gordon speak during the NASCAR Preview presented by Sprint on January 21, 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (January 20, 2012 – Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images North America) (PhatzRadio / USA Today) — CHARLOTTE – A disappointing 2011 for Hendrick Motorsports proved that heavy is the head that [...]