Tuesday, August 6, 2013

NASCAR: Sprint Cup Series

When getting equipped for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, you should not only prepare yourself physically but you should also prepare your mind mentally. In this type of race, there is no lead car to follow; just you, your NASCAR and the racetrack. Once you step foot onto the track grounds, its racing mode time. There can only be one winner.

The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (usually called Sprint Cup or the Cup Series) is known as the dominant racing series of the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR). The series is named for its current sponsor, the Sprint Corporation and has been known by other names in the past as well. It was originally known as the Strictly Stock Series in 1949 and became the Sprint Cup after Sprint acquired NEXTEL in 2005. 

Last week, Ryan Newman led the event for the first 29 laps before the irresistible Jimmie Johnson took over. That competition was very challenging but at the end of the day, Newman came in first beating Johnson by just under three seconds. This past Sunday (August 4th), Kasey Kahne shifted up to number eight as he launched past Jeff Gordon with two laps to go in the Sprint Cup Series. Gordon moved up to ninth place because of his second place finish. Jimmie Johnson ended in 13th place at Pocono Raceway after the tire on his NASCAR had blown out and knocked him out of the lead. Johnson still remains on top of the Sprint Cup Standings though. The next Sprint Cup race is the Cheez-It 355 at The Glen on Sunday, Aug. 11 at Watkins Glen International.