while Jimmie Johnson, Denny Hamlin and Kevin Harvick wage a battle at the top of the charts, veterans Jeff Gordon and Jeff Burton are waging battles of their own – against themselves.
After the two of them were running nose-to-tail, then side-by-side for a dozen laps at Martinsville, Denny Hamlin finally passed Kevin Harvick for the lead on lap 471.
“Every man for himself” may have been the rule of the day at Martinsville. But under this reign, Jimmie Johnson fell short for once.
While Talladega may be a crapshoot, no driver outside of the top three made enough progress at Martinsville to truly have a chance to win the championship over the final three races.
Welcome to Running Their Mouth! Each week, we’ll go through media reports, interviews, PR and all of our own stuff to find the best quotes from the Sprint Cup race, capturing the story of how the weekend unfolded. It’s the most original commentary you’ll ever find: the truth, coming straight out of the mouths of the drivers, crew members and car owners themselves. This week, here’s a sneak peek at what they all were thinking following the TUMS Fast Relief 500 at Martinsville Speedway.
Starting on the pole, Denny Hamlin dropped like a rock in the opening laps of Sunday’s TUMS Fast Relief 500, yet in the closing laps, Hamlin’s No. 11 FedEx Toyota came to life and looked like it was being shot out of a cannon through the corners. Taking the lead with 29 laps to go, …
The best Hendrick Motorsports car at Martinsville wasn’t the one that most fans probably thought of first, but Mark Martin and his team overcame a crunched-up racecar to finish second with the fastest car on the racetrack.
Did You Notice? That as NASCAR takes to the New York City airwaves today, the landscape in the Big Apple is markedly different for them than it was even five years ago? Back then, not only was the postseason banquet held at the Waldorf Astoria, but the sport was fighting valiantly to get a 3/4-mile …
The anti-climactic final moments of the Race to the Chase left a feeling in NASCAR fans’ mouths like they’d kissed their sister Saturday night. There wasn’t any of the built-up excitement that was promised from all the ESPN hype, and the oft-rumored, rarely intense battle for 12th place never materialized.
Does your favorite driver have a shot to win the 2010 NASCAR Cup championship? In this week’s edition of Fact or Fiction, we analyze which drivers will really compete for the hardware in Miami and why. Denny Hamlin FICTION OK, OK. I know he’s leading the series in wins. I know I said last week …