September 21, 2013 |
This is Apple's seventh time releasing an iPhone, but it's the first time since U.S. carriers launched early-upgrade plans. Led by T-Mobile, U.S. carriers this summer rolled out new plans that make it possible for customers to upgrade their smartphones more frequently than once every two years. Sprint became the latest to offer such an option Friday when it introduced its One Up plan. Prior to this year, users really only had two options when it came to buying a new iPhone from a major U.S. carrier.
September 20, 2013 |
Ryan Newman on Friday won the pole position for Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Newman topped a contingent of drivers in the Chase for the Cup title playoff who led qualifying at the 1.06-mile oval in Loudon, N.H. Known as the "Rocket Man" for his propensity to qualify fastest, Newman turned a lap of 136.497 mph in his No. 39 Chevrolet to earn his 51st career Cup pole. He was followed by Kasey Kahne at 136.082 mph. Jeff Gordon, Kurt Busch, Martin Truex Jr. and Joey Logano will start third through sixth, respectively.
September 16, 2013 |
Just in time for the latest iPhones, Sprint will reportedly be launching its own early upgrade program later this month. The program is called One Up and is scheduled to start Sept. 20, the day the new iPhones are to come out, according to CNET . The website said the program will make it possible for users to get new smartphones with no money down, and then to upgrade once a year by trading their devices in. Although Sprint has not confirmed the program, CNET reported that One Up customers will pay for their devices over 24 monthly installments.
September 15, 2013 |
JOLIET, Ill. - The focus returned to racing Sunday after the most bizarre week in NASCAR history. Sprint Cup Series points leader Matt Kenseth slipped ahead of Kyle Busch with 23 laps to go and never relinquished the lead on his way to winning the twice-delayed Geico 400, the opening race in NASCAR's Chase for the Sprint Cup. "I thought conditions were going to be a little off tonight," said Kenseth, who won his sixth race this season....
September 14, 2013 |
Kurt Busch is like the little engine that could. The stock-car driver lacks the resources deep-pocketed owners lavish on multicar teams, and his main operation is 1,500 miles away from the sport's North Carolina epicenter. Yet the veteran is squarely in the mix in the Chase for the Sprint Cup, NASCAR's 10-race playoff that begins Sunday with the Geico 400 at Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, Ill. "For us, there's no telling what we can do as a single-car team in this Chase," he said.
September 12, 2013 |
Kurt Busch said Thursday that he will not race in IndyCar's season finale at Fontana. Busch said the deadline has passed by which he and Andretti Autosport needed to notify Chevrolet they'd need an engine for the Oct. 19 race at Auto Club Speedway. Busch wanted to run the race as a possible warmup for next year's Indianapolis 500. He has not given up on trying to run Indy next season for Andretti. "I was just hoping to have more of my homework done, more experience and more of an education, which would have meant to race Fontana this year and to be better prepared for Indianapolis next year," Busch said.
September 12, 2013 |
If you want to be among the first to preorder the iPhone 5c, you better be prepared to stay up late. Preorders for the device will kick off online Thursday at midnight Pacific time. That's 3 a.m. for you folks on the East Coast. The iPhone 5c is one of Apple's two new iPhone models unveiled this week. The device is the company's low-cost option and comes in a flurry of different colored plastic shells (blue, green, pink, yellow and white). VIDEO: Jimmy Kimmel pulls another prank, says iPad mini is the iPhone 5s Preorders for the iPhone 5c will begin with Sprint, which will start taking them exactly at 12:00 a.m. PDT, according to its website.
September 8, 2013 |
NASCAR will celebrate a different champion this year, perhaps a driver who hasn't won the Sprint Cup in a while. Someone like Jimmie Johnson. For all the hand-wringing in NASCAR Nation about how often Johnson wins, and how that makes the Cup series boring at times, in some ways the five-time champion has not been the series' preeminent driver this year. Yes, the Californian opens NASCAR's 10-race Chase for the Cup title playoff this week with four victories this year - including the Daytona 500 - and it's true he led the Cup point standings for most of the season.
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.
September 6, 2013 |
Jeff Gordon will try to race his way into NASCAR's playoffs from the pole position. The four-time series champion turned a track-record qualifying lap of 130.599 mph at Richmond (Va.) International Raceway on Friday to win his 73rd career pole position, and his first this season. His lap pushed Kurt Busch to the outside of the front row, increasing the tension once the green flag drops Saturday night for the 400-lap race. Busch is 10th in points, and the top 10 after Saturday night's race earn automatic berths in the 10-race playoffs to finish the season.