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RCR appealing penalties for illegal tires

Posted On April 02, 2015

Charlotte, NC (SportsNetwork.com) - Richard Childress Racing will appeal the penalties assessed by NASCAR to Ryan Newman's No. 31 team for altered tires used in last month's Sprint Cup Series race at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California.On Tuesday, NASCAR suspended crew chief Luke Lambert, tire technician James Bender and engineer Philip Surgen for the…

Kyle Larson medically cleared to race after fainting spell

Posted On April 02, 2015

Charlotte, NC (SportsNetwork.com) - Kyle Larson has been medically cleared to return to racing after he missed last Sunday's Sprint Cup Series race at Martinsville Speedway due to a fainting spell. Chip Ganassi Racing said in a statement on Thursday, "Following a thorough review of all the test results by his attending physicians and in…

The Inside Line: Who has a shot of making the Chase?

Posted On March 31, 2015

(SportsNetwork.com) - Six races down and 20 to go before the regular season ends in the Sprint Cup Series.It's still a long way to go before the 16-driver field is determined for the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship, There are five drivers -- Denny Hamlin, Kevin Harvick, Jimmie Johnson, Brad Keselowski and Joey Logano…

Newman’s No. 31 team penalized for tire manipulation

Posted On March 31, 2015

Daytona Beach, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - NASCAR handed down severe penalties to Ryan Newman's No. 31 team in the Sprint Cup Series on Tuesday for altered tires used in the March 22 race at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California.Luke Lambert, the crew chief for the No. 31 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet, has been suspended for…

NASCAR changes qualifying format for Daytona, Talladega

Posted On March 30, 2015

Daytona Beach, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - Qualifying for NASCAR national touring series races at Daytona International Speedway and Talladega Superspeedway will no longer feature a pack of cars running together.NASCAR announced on Monday modifications to the qualifying format for Sprint Cup, Xfinity and Camping World Truck Series races at restrictor-plate tracks (Daytona and Talladega). It will…