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NASCAR XFINITY Series, NASCAR Camping World Truck Series To Incorporate Updates In 2015

NASCAR Logo 32-Truck Maximum Starting Field, New Qualifying Rule Among Competition Changes DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Oct. 22, 2014) – NASCAR today announced three key enhancements in the NASCAR XFINITY Series and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series for the 2015 season. The updates include:  Beginning next season, the qualifying rule for the NASCAR XFINITY Series (currently the NASCAR Nationwide Series) and the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series will resemble that of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, and will emphasize speed.  The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series maximum starting field will be set at 32 trucks.  The drivers’ last name will be featured on the back window of each series’ cars and trucks, helping fans to better identify the drivers. “Our mission of providing the best on-track product possible is ... FULL STORY »

Did Brad Keselowski and the No. 2 team really win the Talladega race at Charlotte?

Brad Keselowski, driver of the #2 Redd's Wicked Apple Ale Ford, celebrates in victory lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway on October 19, 2014 in Talladega, Alabama. - Photo Credit: Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images TALLADEGA, Ala.— Against all odds, Brad Keselowski advanced to the Eliminator Round of the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup, capturing victory in a race he had to win on Sunday at Talladega Superspeedway. To be sure, talent played a role, ... FULL STORY »

Strong Runs For Landon Cassill; Travis Kvapil At Talladega Superspeedway

Ryan Newman, driver of the No. 31 Caterpillar Chevrolet, Trevor Bayne, driver of the No. 21 Motorcraft/Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center Ford, Landon Cassill, driver of the No. 40 Carsforsale.com Chevrolet, and David Ragan, driver of the #34 Dockside Logistics Ford, race during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway on October 19, 2014 in Talladega, Alabama.  (Photo Credit: Jerry Markland / Getty Images) Brad Keselowski advanced his way into the Eliminator round of the Chase Sunday afternoon at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway, but Landon Cassill and Travis Kvapil may have felt like the real winners, after both scored top-10 finishes in the GEICO 500. ... FULL STORY »

Keselowski keeps Sprint Cup title hopes alive with dramatic win at Talladega

Brad Keselowski, driver of the #2 Redd's Wicked Apple Ale Ford, celebrates with a burnout after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway on October 19, 2014 in Talladega, Alabama. - Photo Credit: Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images TALLADEGA, Ala.—In a must-win situation at Talladega Superspeedway, Brad Keselowski did exactly that, preserving his NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship hopes with a victory in Sunday’s GEICO 500. With the right side of his car damaged in the wreck that brought ... FULL STORY »

Hendrick Motorsports’ Big One Comes In Form Of Elimination From Chase

Jimmie Johnson, driver of the #48 Lowe's Chevrolet, leads the field during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway on October 19, 2014 in Talladega, Alabama. - Photo Credit: Sean Gardner/Getty Images Hendrick Motorsports’ Dale Earnhardt Jr., Jimmie Johnson and Kasey Kahne all won NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races in 2014, but they won’t win the championship, after being eliminated from the Chase following Sunday’s GEICO 500 at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway. In a ... FULL STORY »

Kyle Busch Championship Hopes Eliminated Following Big One At Talladega

Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 M&M's Halloween Toyota, sits on the track after an incident during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway on October 19, 2014 in Talladega, Alabama (Photo Credit: Matt Sullivan / Getty Images) Just past the halfway point at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway on Sunday afternoon, Kyle Busch’s conservative race strategy backfired, as he became collected in the dreaded “big one” on Lap 103. Busch’s No. 18 M&M Toyota Camry was running at the ... FULL STORY »

Matt Kenseth To The Back

2014 NSCS Driver Matt Kenseth (Home Depot/Husky) - Photo Credit: Kevin C. Cox/ Getty Images After a precautionary engine change on Saturday, Matt Kenseth will start from the rear of the field in Sunday’s GEICO 500. Kenseth’s crew found issues in the bottom of the engine and made the change, rather than risk a failure ... FULL STORY »



Terry Labonte (Photo Credit: Scott Halleran / Getty Images)
This Time Terry Labonte Means It
Posted 10.19.14
Terry Labonte sounded serious and sincere on Saturday morning at Talladega Superspeedway when he said Sunday’s GEICO 500 would be his last race in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. Labonte had contracted to run the four 2014 superspeedway races in Go Green Racing's No. 32 Ford, and Sunday’s event is the ...FULL STORY »
Steve Letarte is retiring from his crew chief duties for Dale Earnhardt Jr. at the end of the season, but he's still got a lot left to accomplish this season. (CMS/HHP photo)
Dale Earnhardt Jr. says it’s every man for himself at Talladega
Posted 10.19.14
TALLADEGA, Ala.— For Dale Earnhardt Jr., the only realistic way to keep the championship hopes of the No. 88 team alive is to win Sunday’s GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway (2 p.m. ET on ESPN). If Earnhardt wins, however, there’s a good chance he’ll knock teammate Jimmie Johnson out of the ...FULL STORY »
Brian Vickers, driver of the #55 Aaron's Dream Machine Toyota, poses after winning the Coors Light Pole Award for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway on October 18, 2014 in Talladega, Alabama. - Photo Credit: Matt Sullivan/Getty Images
Brian Vickers wins Talladega pole in debut of new qualifying format
Posted 10.18.14
TALLADEGA, Ala.— A wild, crazy and often confusing session of knockout qualifying—the first under a new short-session format designed specifically for superspeedways—put Brian Vickers on the pole for Sunday’s GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway. Jimmie Johnson, who likely needs a victory to advance to the Eliminator Round of the Chase for ...FULL STORY »
Timothy Peters, driver of the #17 Red Horse Racing Toyota, leads the field to the checkered flag in the NASCAR Camping World Series Fred's 250 Powered by Coca-Cola at Talladega Superspeedway on October 18, 2014 in Talladega, Alabama. - Photo Credit: Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images
Timothy Peters holds on for Truck Series victory in wild race at Talladega
Posted 10.18.14
TALLADEGA, Ala.— Holding off all challengers in a race that went four-wide on the final two laps, Timothy Peters won the fred’s 250 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race on Saturday at Talladega Superspeedway. Peters arrived at the finish line .143 seconds ahead of second-place starter and finisher Tayler Malsam. Spencer ...FULL STORY »
Clint Bowyer, driver of the No. 15 Pink Lemonade 5Hr Energy benefiting LBBC Toyota, stands in the garage area during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway on October 17, 2014 in Talladega, Alabama. (Photo Credit: Matt Sullivan / Getty Images)
Short Strokes
Posted 10.17.14
Clint Bowyer was fastest in opening NASCAR Sprint Cup Series practice at Talladega, posting a lap at 200.385 mph in the draft, as drivers prepare for the new split-field, short-session qualifying format that will debut at the 2.66-mile speedway on Saturday afternoon. Two other drivers topped the 200 mph mark, Aric ...FULL STORY »
Jimmie Johnson, driver of the #48 Lowe's/Kobalt Tools Chevrolet, stands in the garage area during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Oral-B USA 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway on August 29, 2014 in Hampton, Georgia. - Photo Credit: Todd Warshaw/Getty Images
Jimmie Johnson’s Daunting Task
Posted 10.17.14
For practical purposes, if Jimmie Johnson hopes to advance to the Eliminator Round of the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup, he has to win Sunday’s GEICO 500 at Talladega, the cutoff race for the Contender Round. Despite pondering possible strategies for the race, Johnson says he hasn’t come up with ...FULL STORY »
Five days later, Matt Kenseth and Brad Keselowski still have their differences
Posted 10.17.14
TALLADEGA, Ala.— The Battle of Pit Road may have ended Saturday night, but the war of words is far from over. Matt Kenseth and Brad Keselowski traded paint on the race track during Saturday night’s Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway—and that was just the beginning. On pit road after ...FULL STORY »
2014 NSCS Driver Dale Earnhardt Jr - Photo Credit: Jerry Markland/Getty Images
Dale Earnhardt Jr. hopes to rediscover magic after decade-long ‘Dega drought
Posted 10.16.14
At one point in time, Dale Earnhardt Jr. dominated Talladega Superspeedway in such a way that only one word could describe him: Untouchable. From 2001-04, Earnhardt rattled off a track-record four consecutive victories, followed by two straight runner-up finishes and a fifth checkered flag. A decade has passed since the ...FULL STORY »
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Talladega Superspeedway is a must-win scenario for three notable drivers
Posted 10.13.14
CONCORD, N.C.— When the smoke cleared, the dust settled, and the fists stopped flying on Saturday night at Charlotte Motor Speedway, three of the most high-profile drivers in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series were back where they started. Six days earlier, in a race at Kansas Speedway fraught with peril ...FULL STORY »


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