By Reid Spencer NASCAR Wire Service Is winning Bruton Smith’s $1-million bonus a realistic possibility? CONCORD, N.C.— Kyle Busch calls it a 300-to-1 shot. Jimmie Johnson, on the other hand, doesn’t discount the prospect of winning Bruton’s Big Bonus nearly that much. Track owner Bruton Smith, chairman of Speedway Motorsports Inc., has offered a $1-million [...]
By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service Joe Gibbs Racing has chosen veteran Mark Martin to sub for Denny Hamlin in the No. 11 Toyota Camry while Hamlin recovers from a compression fracture of the first lumbar vertebra, the team announced Thursday afternoon.
By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service AVONDALE, Ariz.—Mark Martin may not be the oldest driver to win a pole in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series — yet — but with his top qualifying effort Friday at Phoenix International Raceway, the seemingly ageless driver remained the second oldest driver to win a pole.
By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service For Danica Patrick, a fast car was a double-edged sword DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Danica Patrick’s No. 10 Chevrolet SS was fast enough to win the pole for Sunday’s Daytona 500. It was fast enough to stay up front for most of the day in the 55th running of [...]