RCR also revealed that his family-owned Menards home improvement stores has
agreed to a multi-year sponsorship renewal of the No. 27 team.
Menard has driven for RCR, with Menards sponsoring the team’s efforts, since
the start of the 2011 Sprint Cup season. He finished ninth in his debut with
RCR in the Daytona 500, and later in the season, he won the Brickyard 400 at
Indianapolis Motor Speedway for his first career victory in the series.
“It is great to have Paul Menard back in the No. 27 continue
Hamlin, who was the 39th driver in the 44-car qualifying order, turned a lap
at a blistering 195.624 mph. It marked the 14th career Sprint Cup pole for the
Joe Gibbs Racing driver, including his second of the season and his first at
Hamlin’s first pole this season came in March at Auto Club Speedway in
Fontana, Calif. He suffered a compression fracture in his lower back during an
accident on the final lap at Fontana and ended up missing the next four races
Sunday’s Coca-Cola 600 is not only the 12th points-paying race this season but
the longest and perhaps most grueling event of the year in NASCAR’s premier
Scheduled to start in the late afternoon and conclude at nighttime, the 600-
mile race at Charlotte is physically and mentally challenging for drivers.
“You can’t go into this race thinking, ‘Oh, we’re just going to cruise at the
beginning and wait for the track to come to us’,” said Hendrick Motorsports
driver and four-time series champion Jeff Gordon. “That used to continue
Drivers Tim Flock, also a former Cup champion, Jack Ingram and Glenn
“Fireball” Roberts will join Jarrett and Petty in the NASCAR HofF’s fifth
The hall’s 54-member voting panel met on Wednesday in Charlotte to vote on
next year’s induction class. A national fan vote made up the panel’s 55th and
final ballot. NASCAR Chairman and CEO Brian France announced the new
inductees. The 2014 Induction Day at continue
The NASCAR Sprint Cup had some fun as they finished up the All-Star race this past weekend, with Jimmie Johnson taking home the win. This was the fourth All-Star victory for Johnson, and he was able to do it by holding on against some tough pushes from the likes of Joey Logano and Kyle Busch. Kyle and Kurt Busch were actually going back and forth to start the race off, but Kurt had to take a poorly timed pit stop that left him a good bit back in the back.
There’s no move though from last weekend’s race continue