March 16, 2014 |
Carl Edwards won a rain-plagued NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race on Saturday, fittingly with the final two laps under caution as showers began to fall again. The Food City 500 was delayed nearly two hours before the start and for another three hours after 124 laps. The race restarted on Lap 167 with Kurt Busch taking the lead from Matt Kenseth for the lead. The race had already run 43 laps under caution. Edwards lead a sweep of Fords, with Roush Fenway Racing teammate Ricky Stenhouse Jr. taking second and Aric Almirola of Richard Petty Motorsports finishing third.
March 6, 2014 |
LAS VEGAS - The USA Today headline about a NASCAR exhibition race said it all. “Tony Stewart, Danica Patrick, boyfriend crash at Daytona,” the headline declared last month. Who's the “boyfriend”? Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Stenhouse is a second-year driver in NASCAR's Sprint Cup Series after an accomplished stint in its lower-tier Nationwide Series, where he earned consecutive championships in 2011-12. But as Stenhouse readily admits, he's known mainly for dating Patrick, who's one of the nation's most recognized sports figures and is also in her sophomore year in the Cup series.
March 3, 2014 |
Federal prosecutors are suing Sprint Corp., for allegedly overcharging the government for reimbursements of expenses related to investigative wiretaps and other electronic surveillance. The civil complaint filed Monday under the U.S. False Claims Act said that Sprint illegally boosted its charges by about 58%, costing federal law enforcement agencies over $21 million between Jan. 1, 2007, and July 31, 2010. Quiz: How big a problem is texting while driving? Sprint of Overland Park, Kan., said it did nothing wrong and would vigorously contest the accusations.
March 2, 2014 |
AVONDALE, Ariz. - Kevin Harvick crashed Junior Nation's party on Sunday. Dale Earnhardt Jr. tried everything he could to give his fans another win after his Daytona 500 victory a week ago, but Harvick would have none of it. Harvick won the Sprint Cup Series' second race of the season, at Phoenix International Raceway, with a dominant performance that included keeping Earnhardt repeatedly at bay on several late restarts. "This is awesome," said Harvick, who led 224 of the race's 312 laps.
February 28, 2014 |
AVONDALE, Ariz. - Brad Keselowski on Friday won the pole position for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Phoenix International Raceway under a new qualifying format in which large groups of drivers raced simultaneously for the first time in the series. Instead of having one car at a time go around the track in qualifying, NASCAR began using a knockout format to set the starting spots for the 43-car field for Sunday's Cup race. At tracks less than 1.25 miles long, such as the one-mile PIR oval, qualifying was broken into two sessions.
February 27, 2014 |
A Los Angeles woman has sued Sprint Corp., saying that one of its workers browsed through her traded-in phone, found two photographs of her engaged in sex and posted them on her Facebook page. The woman, identified in the lawsuit only as J. Johnson, said the Sprint employee used the Facebook application on her old phone to upload the photographs and make them visible to her family, friends and co-workers. The lawsuit, filed Tuesday in Los Angeles County Superior Court, seeks unspecified damages for invasion of privacy, infliction of emotional distress and identity theft.