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NASCAR Sprint Cup: Las Vegas Kobalt Tools 400 results

Race results and information from the March 11, 2012 running of the Kobalt Tools 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Reigning champion Tony Stewart took the checkered flag to win the race; his first victory of the season. Following three events, Greg Biffle leads the points chase.

Monday, 12 March 2012 13:47 Published in Results & Points


Dodge unveils 2013 Sprint Cup Charger at Las Vegas

SRT Motorsports unveiled the 2013 Dodge Charger that will compete in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series next season at Las Vegas Motor Speedway today in front of the people that asked for the change -- the fans. Just as they did with the Dodge Challenger when it was introduced in the NASCAR Nationwide Series two years ago, SRT Motorsports designers and engineers created a race car fans will have no problem identifying on the race track. The defining features of the street Charger have been expertly incorporated into the racing version.

Sunday, 11 March 2012 21:16 Published in Breaking News


NASCAR: Tony Stewart wins at Las Vegas

Here is the post-race transcript following Tony Stewart's win in Sunday's Kobalt 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway:

KERRY THARP: Tony Stewart goes to Victory Lane here at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. This is Tony's 45th NASCAR Sprint Cup win, his first win here at Las Vegas. I believe, Tony, you've won six of the last 13 Sprint Cup races. I'm not real good in math but that's almost 50%. You checked off a track that you hadn't won at. It's got to be a big win here for you.

TONY STEWART: It is. Just an awesome day. We felt like after Happy Hour yesterday we had a really good, solid, fairly balanced racecar. That's probably the best I felt leaving Happy Hour in a long time.

Sunday, 11 March 2012 20:57 Published in Breaking News


2013 NASCAR Dodge Charger: Brand identity is back

No question: The 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup Dodge Charger is a good-looking car, with a body that brings back the brand identity to fans of the brand. But beauty isn't skin deep -- a lot of work has gone into developing the Charger race car for next season's planned on-track debut at the Daytona 500.David Bailey, senior manager for SRT Motorsports Engineering, was in it from the beginning. "In late 2010, NASCAR called the meeting with all the manufacturers," Bailey said, and all four were unanimous in their desire to race a car that looked a lot more like their road-going counterparts. NASCAR agreed. "They wanted a production car look. Each manufacturer had the opportunity to present individually to NASCAR.

Wednesday, 07 March 2012 14:14 Published in Press Releases


NASCAR: K&N Pro Series West Phoenix - DJ Kennington 10th

AVONDALE, Ariz. (March 3, 2012) – David Mayhew has his sights set on the 2012 NASCAR K&N Pro Series West championship, and he got off to a fast start as he led every lap en route to winning the Talking Stick Resort 50 Saturday at Phoenix International Raceway.

Sunday, 04 March 2012 11:07 Published in Results & Points


Quebec’s Circuit ICAR Road Course Joins NASCAR Weekly Series

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Mar. 1, 2012) — A ground-breaking Canadian road course opens a new chapter in international NASCAR Whelen All-American Series history in May.  Circuit ICAR, a revolutionary multifaceted motorsports facility in Mirabel, Quebec will host night-time NASCAR road-course racing.
The Circuit ICAR complex is located 20 minutes north of Montreal, and NASCAR Whelen All-American Series racing is scheduled for Friday nights on a bi-weekly basis starting May 18.

Friday, 02 March 2012 15:59 Published in Press Releases


DJ Kennington set for K&N Pro Series West race in Phoenix

Former NASCAR Canadian Tire Series Champion DJ Kennington is returning to a race track that he's had a lot of success at recently. This weekend Kennington will once again pilot the #81 Northern Provincial Pipelines entry from Bill McAnally Racing in the season opening K & N Pro Series West event at Phoenix International Raceway.

Tuesday, 28 February 2012 15:33 Published in Breaking News


Daytona 500: Juan Pablo Montoya talks about crashing into jet dryer

YOU HAVE A LITTLE BIT OF A LIMP, ARE YOU OK? –

"I'm ok. My foot hurt, but I'm ok. For as big of a hit that way; I'm pretty good to be honest."

TELL US WHAT HAPPENED?

"Something fell in the rear of the car and the car just spun into the jet dryer. I felt a vibration and came in. They looked at everything and everything was ok and I still told them 'I think there is something broke' and I was coming back into the pits and the car just spun by itself."

Monday, 27 February 2012 22:58 Published in Breaking News


TRANSCRIPT: Danica Patrick talks about her big hit in the Gatorade Duel and more

DANICA PATRICK, No. 10 GODADDY.COM CHEVROLET, met with members of the media at Daytona International Speedway and discussed running the NASCAR Nationwide Series race on Saturday, her accident during the Gatorade Duel race, social media and other topics. Full Transcript:

Friday, 24 February 2012 13:23 Published in Breaking News


Goodyear named exclusive tire supplier of NASCAR's top-three series through 2017

As February Daytona Speedweeks marks the "official" beginning of the 2012 NASCAR season, The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company also celebrates being chosen as the exclusive tire supplier to the top three NASCAR racing series through 2017 while also reaching the 58th year of uninterrupted commitment to the sport, making it one of the longest-running supply program participants in sport history.

Friday, 24 February 2012 11:55 Published in Press Releases


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