16 October 2011
Victory in Charlotte propelled Matt Kenseth into the top three in the Chase, but a late-race crash for Jimmie Johnson all but ended the champion's hopes of a sixth consecutive title.
10 October 2011
Anyone thinking that they could discount Jimmie Johnson's chances in this year's Sprint Cup Chase got a rude awakening at Kansas when the five-time champ delivered a masterclass.
03 October 2011
Given the recent animosity between Kurt Busch and Jimmie Johnson, it was sweet indeed for Kurt to beat the #48 at Dover after uncharacteristic restart slips by the five-time champ.
25 September 2011
Tony Stewart won the second race of the Chase to make it two in a row and claim the lead of the championship battle, as his rivals hit problems in the final laps of the Sylvania 300.
19 September 2011
Tony Stewart has been lamenting his poor form for the last few months, but it seems all he needed was a little injection of Chase fever - plus some help from fuel conservation strategies.
11 September 2011
Kevin Harvick bounced back from a flat summer to claim his fourth win of the season, on a night of nerve-wracking tension as Chase positions were fixed and tempers flared.
06 September 2011
Jeff Gordon won an epic battle with fellow former champion and Hendrick Motorsports team mate Jimmie Johnson to win his 85th Cup race, only the third driver to reach that milestone.
28 August 2011
Brad Keselowski continued his recent strong run, never far from the front all night at Bristol and perfectly placed to take the lead after a late restart to claim his third win of 2011.
21 August 2011
Kyle Busch timed his run to the front to perfection at Michigan, so that not even a late caution caused by his brother could give Jimmie Johnson and the rest of the field a chance.
15 August 2011
Marcos Ambrose finally achieved his maiden Sprint Cup victory, beating Brad Keselowski and Kyle Busch at the final restart to win a dramatic climax at Watkins Glen.
07 August 2011
Broken ankle? That's no reason not to go back to the office and win a 500 mile motor race, as Brad Keselowski proved with victory in Sunday's rain-hit Good Sam RV Insurance 500.
01 August 2011
Paul Menard managed to juggle the conflicting demands of making his fuel stretch to the limit while staying out of reach of a charging Jeff Gordon to claim his first Cup race victory.
18 July 2011
Stewart-Haas blows away recent frustrations with a triumphant team one-two led by Ryan Newman, amid problems for Jeff Gordon, Jimmie Johnson and Kyle Busch at New Hampshire.
11 July 2011
The biggest drama of the the inaugural Cup race at Kentucky turned out to be traffic off-track rather than on it, as Kyle Busch cruised to the green flag for two weekend wins out of three.
04 July 2011
Race report: how David Ragan made the most of drafting strategy and survived some huge multi-car wrecks to claim a long-overdue maiden win in the Coke Zero 400 at Daytona.
27 June 2011
After failing to convert three consecutive pole positions to a race win, Kurt Busch finally dominates in his first Cup victory of 2011 on the unlikely road course setting of Infineon.
20 June 2011
Denny Hamlin was a force to be reckoned with in 2010, but was finding victory lane hard to gain access to his year - until finally it all came good at Michigan International Speedway.
13 June 2011
Jeff Gordon saw off a strong challenge from Kurt Busch to win the 5-Hour Energy 500 Pocono Cup race, after Juan Montoya, Carl Edwards and Denny Hamlin all hit problems.
06 June 2011
Penske took pole, most laps led and ultimately the win at Kansas Speedway's inaugural summertime race: but sadly for Kurt Busch, he wasn't the Penske driver to find victory lane.
30 May 2011
For the third time this season, Kevin Harvick stole a late race win by being in exactly the right place at the right time: it broke the hearts of Junior Nation.