Kenseth Survives Wild Last Lap for Win at Talladega

Kenseth leads at Talladega
Photo – Butch Dill/AP

By Jason Schultz

The new king of the restrictor plate races took home his second restrictor plate victory of the season.

Matt Kenseth was up front all day and by the time he crossed the finish line, he was first. Kenseth has been up front in all four restrictor plate races this season and he was leading on the last lap in three of them. Kenseth started off the season by winning the first restrictor plate race at Daytona. Then Kenseth went on to run well in the three remaining restrictor plate races. With Kenseth’s track-record at the restrictor plate races this year, he could be called the restrictor plate king. Continue reading

NASCAR’s Top 35 Rule is No More

By Jordan Dodson

Saturday NASCAR told drivers and crews that the top 35 rule would not be in effect come 2013.

Jeff Gordon, driver of the No. 24 “Drive To End Hunger” Chevrolet, also tweeted Saturday that the top 35 rule will not be part of the 2013 season.

The top 35 rule came into effect in 2005 and the rule automatically locks those top 35 in points in the weekend’s race no matter where they qualify. The rule also locks the top 35 in points from the previous year into the first five races of the season starting at the Daytona 500. Continue reading

Gordon And Stewart Announce New Sponsorship Deals

By Jordan Dodson

Days after announcing Quicken Loans would sponsor Ryan Newman for 18 races next season, Tony Stewart officially announced his own sponsor for 2013. Stewart announced that Bass Pro Shops would be joining Stewart Haas Racing and Stewart for 18 races as a second primary sponsor with Mobil 1 in 2013. Continue reading