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Scoreboard Roundup – 8/11/13

Scoreboard Roundup – 8/11/13

Getty Images/Hemera (NEW YORK) —  MLB:  New York Yankees 5 (59-57) – Detroit Tigers 4 (69-47)
Cleveland Indians 6 (63-55) – Los Angeles Angels 5 (53-63)
Oakland Athletics 6 (66-50) – Toronto Blue Jays 4 (54-63)
Minnesota Twins 5 (52-63) – Ch…

Kyle Busch Victorious at Watkins Glen

Kyle Busch Victorious at Watkins Glen

Tom Pennington/Getty Images(WATKINS GLEN, N.Y.) — Kyle Busch continued to find a way to win.
Busch held off Brad Keselowski over the final two laps to win the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Cheez-It 355 at Watkins Glen on Sunday.
Keselowski finished in seco…

Kasey Kahne Wins at Pocono

Kasey Kahne Wins at Pocono

John Harrelson/Getty Images(LONG POND, Pa.)  — Kasey Kahne is right back in the chase for the Sprint Cup.
Kahne passed Jeff Gordon for the lead off the final restart with two laps remaining to win the GoBowling.com 400 Sunday at Pocono Raceway.
I…

Ryan Newman Wins the Brickyard 400

Ryan Newman Wins the Brickyard 400

Chris Trotman/Getty Images(INDIANAPOLIS) —  Score one for the hometown kid.
Ryan Newman, a South Bend Indiana native, ended a 49-race losing streak with a win at the Brickyard 400 Sunday and finally got to win a race at storied Indianapolis Motor…

Jimmie Johnson Wins the Coke Zero 400

Jimmie Johnson Wins the Coke Zero 400

Tom Pennington/Getty Images(DAYTONA) —  Jimmie Johnson’s domination at Daytona continued on Saturday night.
Johnson took home the victory in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Coke Zero 400, becoming the first driver since Bobby Allison in 1982 to win …

Jimmie Johnson Focused on Dover

Jimmie Johnson Focused on Dover

John Harrelson/NASCAR via Getty Images(DOVER, Del.) — Jimmie Johnson is steam rolling this season in the Sprint Cup series.  Johnson currently holds a 32 point lead on Carl Edwards in the points standings.
NASCAR will be at Dover International Sp…

David Ragan’s Ready for NASCAR’s All-Star Weekend

David Ragan’s Ready for NASCAR’s All-Star Weekend

Jonathan Ferrey/NASCAR(NEW YORK) — NASCAR driver David Ragan is in his second season racing full-time in the Sprint Cup series and is gearing up for this weekend’s All-Star race at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
“[It's] going to be a fun night, I know the …

Matt Kenseth Unhappy with NASCAR’s Penalties

Matt Kenseth Unhappy with NASCAR’s Penalties

Ed Zurga/Getty Images(CHARLOTTE, N.C.) — Matt Kenseth does not agree with the penalties layed down by NASCAR on Wednesday.
Kenseth called the penalties “grossly unfair'” and “borderline shameful” on Thursday.
“I just think that the penalty is way over…

NASCAR Fines Keselowski and Logano

NASCAR Fines Keselowski and Logano

Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images(CHARLOTTE, N.C.) — Brad Keselowski and Joey Logano were both deducted 25 points on Wednesday due to inspections last weekend at Texas.
Four members of Keselowski’s Penske Racing team and three from Logano’s have been suspe…

Matt Kenseth Wins Kobalt Tools 400

Matt Kenseth Wins Kobalt Tools 400

Todd Warshaw/Getty Images(LAS VEGAS) —  Matt Kenseth gave himself the ultimate 41st birthday present, a Sprint Cup Series victory.
Kenseth narrowly beat out Kasey Kahne to win the Kobalt Tools 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Sunday afternoon.&…

Brad Keselowski Ready for 2013

Brad Keselowski Ready for 2013

Streeter Lecka/Getty Images for NASCAR(NEW YORK) — Brad Keselowski is focused on winning another Sprint Cup championship in 2013.  NASCAR’s season will get under way on Feb. 24 at the Daytona 500, but after winning last year’s championship, Kesel…

Joey Logano Wins Pole for Homestead

Joey Logano Wins Pole for Homestead

Chris Trotman/Getty Images for NASCAR(HOMESTEAD, Fla.) — Joey Logano won the pole for Sunday’s final race of the Sprint Cup Series at Homestead on Friday.  Marcos Ambrose will start second, followed by Brad Keselowski, who is seeking the Sp…

Jimmie Johnson Wins at Martinsville, Takes over Points Lead

Jimmie Johnson Wins at Martinsville, Takes over Points Lead

Streeter Lecka/Getty Images(MARTINSVILLE, Va.) — The five-time Sprint Cup champion is back atop the points lead after the big win at Martinsville on Sunday.  Jimmie Johnson took home the checkered flag for the 59th career time after he beat Kyle …

Jimmie Johnson Wins Pole for Martinsville

Jimmie Johnson Wins Pole for Martinsville

Tyler Barrick/Getty Images(MARTINSVILLE, Va.) — Five-time Sprint Cup series champion, Jimmie Johnson will start in the front row on Sunday after winning the pole on Friday.
Johnson’s 97.598 miles gave him the top starting spot and also the stall …

Sprint Cup to Visit Martinsville Speedway

Sprint Cup to Visit Martinsville Speedway

Wesley Hitt/Getty Images for NASCAR(NEW YORK) — Only four races are left in the race for the Sprint Cup championship in 2012.  Brad Keselowski still has the points lead, with Jimmie Johnson seven points back.
NASCAR will be at Martinsville S…

Dale Earnhardt Jr. Aims for Martinsville Return

Dale Earnhardt Jr. Aims for Martinsville Return

Jamie Squire/Getty Images(CHARLOTTE, N.C.) — Dale Earnhardt Jr. could return next weekend and race at Martinsville, according to his sister.
Kelley Earnhardt Miller wrote in a post Wednesday on JRNation.com that Earnhardt is on schedule to test a car …

Dale Earnhardt Jr. Has Concussion, Will Miss Next Two Races

Dale Earnhardt Jr. Has Concussion, Will Miss Next Two Races

Todd Warshaw/Getty Images for NASCAR(CONCORD, N.C.) — Dale Earnhardt Jr. will miss the next two Sprint Cup races due to a concussion. Earnhardt Jr. suffered a concussion after last weekend’s 25-car crash during the final lap at Talladega Super Speedwa…

Joey Logano Ready for Fresh Start with Penske Racing

Joey Logano Ready for Fresh Start with Penske Racing

Chris Graythen/Getty Images for NASCAR(NEW YORK) — Joey Logano will have a new team in 2013.  Logano’s contract with Joe Gibbs Racing is set to expire after this season and will be headed to Penske Racing.
Brad Keselowski pushed for Logano back i…

Atlanta Motor Speedway Preview

Atlanta Motor Speedway Preview

Geoff Burke/Getty Images for NASCAR(ATLANTA) — With just two races left before the Sprint Cup chase for the cup, NASCAR will be at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Sunday night.  Greg Biffle sits atop the points lead and is looking to complete the NASCA…

Tony Stewart Prepares for the Brickyard 400

Tony Stewart Prepares for the Brickyard 400

Jared Wickerham/Getty Images for NASCAR(INDIANAPOLIS) — Tony Stewart is preparing for the upcoming Brickyard 400 race with a little extra motivation.  The race will take place this Sunday at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, which is Stewart&rsquo…

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