Speedway Media News and Bits NASCAR Sprint Cup Series

Here is your NASCAR Sprint Cup Series News and Bits:

** This week is a off weekend for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, their next race will be the Emory Hamilton 500 at the 1.54-mile-tri-oval Atlanta Motor Speedway on Sunday September 5th at 7:30 P.M.(ET) and televised on ESPN. These are your current point standings going into race 25.

Position Driver Points
1 Kevin Harvick 3,521
2 Jeff Gordon 3,242
3 Kyle Busch 3,170
4 Carl Edwards 3,113
5 Denny Hamlin 3,108
6 Tony Stewart 3,107
7 Jeff Burton 3,101
8 Matt Kenseth 3,095
9 Jimmie Johnson 3,077
10 Kurt Busch 3,073
11 Greg Biffle 3,055
12 Clint Bowyer 2,920
13 Jamie McMurry 2,820
14 Mark Martin 2,819
15 Ryan Newman 2,802
16 Kasey Khane 2,784

**Emphasis on Winning, NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Chase breakdown with potential Chase bonous points added in.

American Muscle
Driver Wins Current Position Potential Chase  Bonous Ponts Potential Chase Seeding
Jimmie Johnson 5 9th 50 1st
Denny Hamlin 5 5th 50 2nd
Kevin Harvick 3 1st 30 3rd
Kyle Busch 3 3rd 30 4th
Kurt Busch 2 10th 20 5th
Greg Biffle 1 11th 10 6th
Tony Stewart 0 6th 0 7th
Jeff Gordon 0 2nd 0 8th
Carl Edwards 0 4th 0 9th
Jeff Burton 0 7th 0 10th
Matt Kenseth 0 8th 0 11th
Clint Bowyer 0 12th 0 12

**Just because it is a blank spot on the calender, does NOT make it an off week for some Sprint Cup Series regulars. On Friday night at Chicagoland Speedway, Kyle Busch will race in the Enjoyillinois.com 225 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series event. Busch, the current defending champion at Chicagoland will attempt to win four consecutive national series races.

On Sunday, at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal, Brad Keslowski,Max Papis,Marcos Ambrose,Carl Edwards, Michael McDowell,Joe Nemechek, and Paul Menard will run the NAPA Auto Parts 200 NASCAR Nationwide Series event. Edwards is the defending winner.

Kasey Khane will head to Alger, Washington to run a sprint car in his foundation’s Sage Fruit Showdown at Skagit Speedway. Khane started racing at the high-banked, .300-mile dirt track when was 15.

Some drivers are taking time off to travel: Juan Pablo Montoya is vacating in Aruba and Jamie McMurry is flying to Italy.

**In other news Michael Waltrip Racing and Insurance Office Of America &  Announce Corporate Partnership Agreement. The agreement marks IOA’s debut in NASCAR.

The partnership between MWR and IOA is for an initial five-year term with a five-year option. In addition to the insurance brokerage services, the IOA program includes hospitality and intellectual property usage that IOA will add to its national branding campaign.

IOA’s program uses sports and entertainment as its lead platform for strategic growth. MWR joins a growing number of professional sports teams as IOA’s client, including partnerships with teams in the National Football League (Jaguars), National Basketball Association (Magic) National Hockey League (Devils) and the NCAA (University of Central Florida).

“This is an exciting time for IOA to enter into NASCAR. We look forward to working with Michael, (MWR Co-owner) Rob Kauffman and the entire team at MWR,” said IOA founder John Ritenour.

Chris Marciani, vice president of sales and service at Michael Waltrip Racing, said the team is honored IOA chose MWR as its first NASCAR Team.

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