Sam Hornish Jr. Posts Career-Best Sprint Cup Finish At Richmond

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RICHMOND, Va. (Saturday, May 2, 2009) – Sam Hornish Jr. drove the No. 77 Mobil 1 Dodge Charger to a sixth-place finish Saturday night in the Crown Royal 400 at Richmond International Raceway, a career-best in NASCAR Sprint Cup Series competition.

Hornish collected his first top 10 in his 44th Sprint Cup start just two weeks earlier at Phoenix, a one-mile oval. Saturday night’s effort came on RIR’s .75-mile layout. He started 28th but had worked his way to 18th by lap 65…

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Sam Hornish Jr. Posts Career-Best Sprint Cup Finish At Richmond

Weekend Preview: Kurt Busch Leads Dodge Contingent Into Richmond

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RICHMOND, Va. (April 30, 2009) – The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series moves from NASCAR’s biggest track – 2.66-mile Talladega Superspeedway – to the smaller confines of Richmond International Raceway, a .75-mile, D-shaped oval, for Saturday night’s Crown Royal 400 – the 10th of 36 events on the Sprint Cup regular-season schedule.

With his sixth-place finish last weekend at Talladega, Penske Racing’s Kurt Busch vaulted into the top spot in the Sprint Cup driver standings by five points over four-time series champion…

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Weekend Preview: Kurt Busch Leads Dodge Contingent Into Richmond

Weekend Recap: Kurt Busch Takes NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Point Lead

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TALLADEGA, Ala. (Sunday, April 26, 2009) – Kurt Busch is the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series point leader.

There were visible battle scares on the No. 2 Miller Lite Dodge when the checkered flag ended Sunday’s Aaron’s 499 at Talladega Superspeedway, but not enough damage to keep Busch from posting a solid sixth-place finish and jump two spots to the top of the driver standings.

It’s Busch’s third consecutive top-10 finish and sixth of the season including a win at Atlanta. He is the first Dodge driver to lead…

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Weekend Recap: Kurt Busch Takes NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Point Lead