November 10, 2013 |
AVONDALE, Ariz. -- Kevin Harvick won the NASCAR race at Phoenix International Raceway on Sunday while Jimmie Johnson closed in on a sixth Sprint Cup championship. Harvick inherited the win when the Ford of Carl Edwards, who was leading, ran out of fuel as Edwards approached the final lap on the one-mile Phoenix oval. Johnson extended his Chase for the Cup playoff lead over Matt Kenseth to 28 points from seven points by finishing third in the AdvoCare 500, while Kenseth -- beset with an ill-handling car and a botched pit stop -- finished 23rd.
September 26, 2013 |
Jack Roush won NASCAR's first Chase for the Cup title playoff with Kurt Busch at the wheel in 2004. But the co-owner of the Ford team now called Roush Fenway Racing hasn't won the championship since then. Now, with two of this year's 10 Chase races in the books, the team heads to Dover, Del., for the next race on Sunday hoping the title doesn't slip away yet again. Two of Roush Fenway's drivers are in the Chase: Carl Edwards and Greg Biffle. Edwards is fourth in the standings, 36 points behind leader (and former Roush Fenway driver)
September 7, 2013 |
Carl Edwards won the Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond International Raceway on Saturday and finished as the Sprint Cup Series regular-season points leader as NASCAR heads into its 10-race Chase, starting Sept. 15 at Chicagoland. Edwards' victory was almost a footnote as the 400-lap race settled the final five spots in the 12-driver Chase. Two of those Chase berths were settled with no mystery, as Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Greg Biffle solidified comparatively safe positions among the top 10 automatic qualifiers.
June 14, 2013 |
Roger Federer cruised past Mischa Zverev, 6-0, 6-0, to reach the Gerry Weber Open semifinals on Friday at Halle, Germany, recording his second career double bagel and teaching a painful lesson to a player trying to serve and volley on grass. Richard Gasquet also made the last four, defeating Florian Mayer, 6-3, 7-6 (4). Gasquet will play Mikhail Youzhny, who upset 2011 champion Philipp Kohlschreiber, 6-3, 6-2. The third-ranked Federer needed only 39 minutes to defeat the 156th-ranked Zverev.
May 11, 2013 |
Matt Kenseth passed his Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Kyle Busch with 13 laps to go to win his first Southern 500 on Saturday night at Darlington, S.C. Busch had the strongest car for much of the race and led for 265 of the 367 laps at Darlington Raceway. But his machine appeared to fall away at the worst possible time and he faded to sixth. Denny Hamlin completed his first full race since suffering a compression fracture in a vertebra in his lower back on March 24. He finished second.
May 5, 2013 |
TALLADEGA, Ala. -- Excuse David Ragan if he had to ask how to get to Victory Lane. He was, after all, a 100-1 underdog to win at Talladega Superspeedway on Sunday afternoon. But he was the last man standing on a grueling afternoon when he squeezed past a number of NASCAR veterans on the last lap to pull off a huge upset in the Aaron's 499. “This is a true David vs. Goliath moment,” he said. “Man, this is special.” Ragan used a push from Front Row Motorsports teammate David Gilliland to overtake veterans Carl Edwards, Jimmie Johnson and Matt Kenseth on a green-white-checkered finish shortly after sunset.