The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers took advantage of the off week to keep themselves busy.
The off week came at a perfect time for Ryan Newman and Kevin Harvick. Upon finishing the race at New Hampshire both drivers got to the opportunities to spend time with their newborn babies. Meanwhile the team Chevy teammates spent time with their kids other drivers took the time to continue racing or play another sport.
Joe Gibbs Racing driver of the No.11 Denny Hamlin spent the off week golfing in the West Coast. Hamlin was just one of the many celebrities participating in the 2012 American Classic Championship golf tournament. Hamlin staarted off the tournament paired off in the same group as Michael Jordan. By the tournament’s end Sunday Hamlin finished within the mid pack.
Another Cup Series driver who took a venture into another major sport was Regan Smith. During the off week Smith was invited to throw out the first pitch at the Colorado Rockies game last Wednesday. Smith went out in a purple Rockies jersey and was introduced as Colorado’s only NASCAR team.
Meanwhile Hamlin’s JGR teammates Joey Logano and Kyle Busch spent the off week racing, as well as Hamlin’s former teammate Tony Stewart.
Logano spent the off week racing just outside of the United States border, up north in Canada. Logano participated in the IWK 250 in Nova Scotia. During the race weekend at Riverside Speedway, Logano ran in a late model race. Although Logano did not get to race in his usual No.20, he did achieve a third place finish.
Stewart the current Sprint Cup Series champion did not want to spend a day away from behind the wheel. During the off week Stewart was a part of the World of Outlaws race at Williams Grove Speedway. Meanwhile Kyle Busch kept himself busy racing in the NASCAR Nationwide Series for his Kyle Busch Motorsports team.
The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series will be back in action the upcoming weekend in Indianapolis for the annual race at the Brickyard.