When rain threatened to wipe out Friday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup series practice and qualifying at Martinsville Speedway, Joey Logano’s crew chief, Todd Gordon, reminded his driver he would start second based on the series standings if that happened. Logano’s response: "I don’t want second, I want first." He got it.
NASCAR's most popular driver, Dale Earnhardt Jr., was asked during his media availability on Friday at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway to assess the safety initiatives by NASCAR and if he were surprised there were still spots at tracks where there was nothing but concrete.
Kevin Harvick has finished first or second in eight consecutive NASCAR Sprint Cup races. But Sunday’s race is at Martinsville Speedway, where he finished seventh and 33rd last year. Is the streak about to end?
NASCAR Sprint Cup driver Joey Logano took part in a “ride swap” with the NHRA’s Cruz Pedregon at zMax Dragway on Wednesday. Logano drove a Cobra Jet Mustang, used in the NHRA Top Sportsman class, down the quarter-mile dragstrip while Pedregon took a Sprint Cup Series car for a spin at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
One year ago as four-time NHRA Pro Stock champion Greg Anderson recovered from heart surgery he had two questions in his mind: Would he ever race again and if he did, would he ever celebrate his 75th career victory? Both questions have now been answered by the 54-year-old Mooresville resident.