By Jeff Birchfield Mon, 2016-01-25 07:54
For the first time in nearly a decade, NASCAR’s oldest team will run the entire Sprint Cup Series schedule.
The Wood Brothers recently announced plans to race the No. 21 Ford over a 36-race schedule for the first time since 2008 with driver Ryan Blaney competing for Rookie of the Year honors.
With that news and a technical alliance with Team Penske, whose drivers Joey Logano and Brad Keselowski won seven races last season, team co-owner Len Wood believes a return trip to the winners’ circle won’t be far off.
Written by Tom Higgins Mon, 2016-01-25 06:16
Last week NASCAR announced its list of drivers who are eligible to compete in this year’s Sprint Unlimited, a special event that is a preliminary to the Daytona 500.
The Unlimited is scheduled Feb. 13, the 500 that annually opens the Cup Series season is set for Feb. 21.
The release of the aforementioned list—a whopping 25 drivers, or more than half of what would comprise a regular-season field—brought the first of these special shows in 1979 flashing into mind.
Written by Monte Dutton Thu, 2016-01-21 09:24
Somehow, I imagine the stock car racing equivalent of Jim Mora, the football coach, yelling in response to a question after a less-than-satisfying game. Uh, race.
Heat races? Heat races? Who's talking about heat races?
NASCAR. It's going to try them in four Xfinity races this season. Two heats and a main event, not just a main event. If it goes well, it is likely coming soon to the Sprint Cup Series. NASCAR sees it as an experiment. I see it as a trial balloon. Release the ropes, and see if it flies!