HAMLIN SOLIDIFIES POINTS LEAD WITH VICTORY

RICHMOND, Va._ Entering Saturday night’s race at Richmond International Raceway, the drivers gearing up for the Chase for the Sprint Cup looked to secure the final 10 bonus points before the standings were reset, while the rest of the field hoped to outshine those Chase contenders. In what was hyped as a no-holds-barred event in which few had anything to lose, it was hometown favorite Denny Hamlin that scored the final win of the regular season. The victory was Hamlin’s sixth of the ...

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A FAVORITE HEADING INTO THE CHASE?

HAMPTON, Ga._ Every year it seems one or two drivers enter the Chase for the Sprint Cup with momentum, bonus points and the other drivers looking at them as the guy to beat in the final ten races of the year. This season, however, it seems the Chase field is full of unknowns, multiple possibilities and no hands down favorite to win. Despite being ninth in points and having only one top-10 in the last seven races, most people in the garage still point to four-time defending champions Jimmie Johns ...

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CHASE CLINCH SCENARIOS – ATLANTA

HAMPTON, Ga._ With only two races left before the 12-driver field is set for the 2010 Chase for the Sprint Cup, only two drivers enter this weekend’s race locked in the Chase. Points leader Kevin Harvick and second-place Jeff Gordon have already secured a spot in NASCAR’s version of the post-season, but this weekend the remaining 10 drivers in the top-12 have a chance to leave Atlanta with a place in the Chase. While each of the 10 have a mathematical shot to head to Richmond locked ...

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GROOMING TIPS FROM NASCAR STARS

Whether you're hitting the clubs this weekend or romancing your lady with a dinner date, personal grooming is key.  Do you think NASCAR drivers date gorgeous ladies because of their skill on the track?  Their secret is the grooming.Do you get more comparisons to Sasquatch than Stewart? For the first time ever, NASCAR's best drivers share their secrets to landing the girl of your dreams with the proper technique for shaving, hair cuts and more.*Tip #1 Trimming the Engine Block - Greg Bi ...

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DO BONUS POINTS MATTER IN THE CHASE?

BRISTOL, Tenn._ When NASCAR altered the Chase for the Sprint Cup in 2007 to give drivers 10 bonus points for winning a race, the hope was that drivers would race for a win rather than for points. However, as the 2010 Chase approaches, six drivers in the top 12 in standings are without a win. As the cutoff for the Chase approaches, the question is, "Could there be a champion without a win?" As of this weekend, Jimmie Johnson and Denny Hamlin lead the field in bonus points with 50 eac ...

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JEFF GORDON HAS SON

The NASCAR baby boom continued on Monday when Jeff Gordon and Ingrid Vandebosch welcomed son Leo Benjamin to the world. Elliott Sadler, Carl Edwards and Jimmie Johnson became fathers this year and Juan Pablo Montoya's wife Connie their third baby last month. The Gordons also have a 3-year-old daughter, Ella.  Jeff Gordon welcomes baby boy to family (SI.com) ...

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THE SECRET TO NASCAR’S BABY CRAZE

Add Jeff Gordon to the long list of expecting NASCAR fathers this summer. In the last few weeks Jimmie Johnson and Juan Pablo Montoya have been showered with baby gifts thanks to their own new editions. Summer is a popular time for NASCAR babies: Matt Kenseth (July 2009) and Gordon (first child June 2007) with a Sam Hornish baby on the way.  If you turn back the clock nine months, all these drivers were in Homestead, Fla. for the last race of the season. What makes Southern Florida so sexy ...

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WHERE ARE NASCAR’S TOP DRIVERS VACATIONING?

NASCAR's top series gets the week off and many drivers pack up the RV and take a vacation. It's the perfect time for a relaxing vacation as the season heads into the home stretch with The Chase in sight. Rather than make waves, these drivers are going to ride them for a weekend. Here's a look at where NASCAR's finest go to unwind. Kevin Harvick vacations at the Missouri-Illinois BorderOn his weekend off, Kevin Harvick decided to enjoy a little road trip.  He climbed behind the whe ...

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VICTORY LANE RAIN TASTES MUCH BETTER

David Reutimann won last year’s Coca-Cola 600 – one of the most prestigious races of the year. The longest event of the season, the 600-mile event at the Charlotte Motor Speedway is a test of endurance and fortitude, yet last year it took two days to complete. Mother Nature had the upper hand for most of the weekend, but it was a bold call by crew chief Rodney Childers that kept the No. 00 of David Reutimann out of the track as the rains came. Finally, the rain got the upper hand tha ...

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CAVS OWNER ANGRY OPEN LETTER TO NASCAR

I am Dan Gilbert, owner of the Cleveland Cavaliers, and I'm furious about a lot of things.  First and foremost is the cowardly betrayal of our fair city by LeBron James.  But I'm equally angered by the state of NASCAR today. After writing my letter to the fans of Cleveland I was moved to write a second letter to NASCAR.Here are the things in NASCAR that make me, Cavs Owner Dan Gilbert, nearly as angry as thinking about LeBron:1. No Camaro?What are you doing Chevy?  No one wants to ...

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