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Aug 01
Friday

Kyle Larson Takes First NSCS Career Pole at Pocono

Kyle Larson, driver of the #42 Target Chevrolet, poses with the Coors Light Pole Award after qualifying for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series GoBowling.com 400 at Pocono Raceway on August 1, 2014 in Long Pond, Pennsylvania. - Photo Credit: Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images Nine Chevy SS Race Cars in Top 12 Starting Line-up LONG POND, Pa – (Aug. 1, 2014)  - Kyle Larson captured his first NASCAR Sprint Cup career pole position with a track record lap of 183.438-mph/49.063 seconds in his No. 42 Target Chevrolet SS for Sunday’s GoBowling.com 400 at Pocono raceway. The Rookie-of-the-Year contender bested the previous record of 181.415 mph/49.610 seconds around the 2.5-mile track set by Denny Hamlin in June 2014. This also marked the 15th Cup track qualifying record set thus far in 2014. In his final attempt during NASCAR’s three-round knockout qualifying format, Larson surpassed Joey Logano (Ford) who had posted fast times in the first two rounds. Brad Keselowski (Ford) qualified third. "I had some butterflies before that last round," said Larson, who is the first ... FULL STORY »

Ford Racing 2014 NSCS GoBowling.com 400 Post-Qualifying Recaps

Ford Racing Logo BRAD KESELOWSKI – No. 2 Alliance Truck Parts Ford Fusion – “Third is a respectable effort. You certainly always want the pole, but we can be proud of where we’re at.   I had to make a second run there in the second ... FULL STORY »

Toyota Racing 2014 NSCS GoBowling.com 400 Post-Qualifying Recaps

Toyota Racing Logo KYLE BUSCH, No. 18 M&M's Toyota Camry, Joe Gibbs Racing Starting Position:  7th How was qualifying? "It was fine.  I'm just glad we made it through all three sessions and got a good lap in there at the end.  It felt like I should've been ... FULL STORY »

Team Chevy 2014 NSCS GoBowling.com 400 Post-Qualifying Recaps

Team Chevy Logo KYLE LARSON, NO. 42 TARGET CHEVROLET SS – POLE WINNER “I thought it would be Joey (Logano) too.  Those Penske cars are fast every weekend.  To get a pole here, my first ‘real’ pole (Kyle started on the pole at Richmond ... FULL STORY »

2014 NSCS GoBowling.com 400 Starting Lineup

2014 NSCS Driver Kyle Larson on Track at Pocono Raceway in the No. 42 Target Chevrolet SS - Photo Credit: Jared C, Tilton/Getty Images NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) Rookie of the Year (ROTY) candidate, Kyle Larson, set a new qualifying track record at Pocono Raceway on Friday, as he captured his first series career pole - with a lap speed of 183.438mph - ... FULL STORY »

2014 NSCS GoBowling.com 400 Q&A with Jeff Gordon

Jeff Gordon, driver of the #24 Axalta Chevrolet, stands in the garage during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series GoBowling.com 400 at Pocono Raceway on August 1, 2014 in Long Pond, Pennsylvania. - Photo Credit: Sarah Glenn/Getty Images JEFF GORDON, NO. 24 AXALTA CHEVROLET SS met with media and discussed his week, winning at the Brickyard, how Ray Evernham interacts with the teams at Hendrick Motorsports, the upcoming road race at The Glen, the Knoxville Nationals, and more. CONGRATULATIONS ... FULL STORY »

Early Success for Pocono Raceway and ID.me Partnership

Pocono Raceway Logo New Military Verification Process Enables Pocono to Expand Benefits to the Military Community LONG POND, PA (August 1, 2014) – Pocono Raceway and ID.me, an award-winning identity verification service, began their partnership two months ago in May 2014. “The Tricky Triangle” has ... FULL STORY »



NSCS Driver Greg Biffle - Photo Credit: Jerry Markland, Getty Images for NASCAR
2014 NSCS GoBowling.com 400 Q&A with Greg Biffle
Posted 08.01.14
Greg Biffle, driver of the No. 16 3M Ford Fusion, is still looking for his first win of the season but he has one NASCAR Sprint Cup Series win at Pocono (2010).  Biffle spoke about his hopes for the weekend and other issues after today’s practice session. GREG BIFFLE – No. 16 ...FULL STORY »
2014 NSCS Driver Kasey Kahne (Farmers Ins.) - Photo Credit: Sean Gardner/Getty Images
2014 NSCS GoBowling.com 400 Q&A with Kasey Kahne
Posted 08.01.14
KASEY KAHNE, NO. 5 FARMERS INSURANCE CHEVROLET SS, met with members of the media and discussed the first practice session, his overall outlook on his chances to secure a victory this weekend at Pocono and many other topics. TALK ABOUT COMING HERE TO POCONO A PLACE YOU HAVE HAD SUCCESS: “I feel ...FULL STORY »
Kurt Busch, driver of the #41 Haas Automation Chevrolet, sits in the garage during practice - Photo Credit: Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images
2014 NSCS GoBowling.com 400 First Practice Session Speeds
Posted 08.01.14
Kurt Busch, with a lap speed of 180.353mph, was the quickest early Friday afternoon during the first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) practice session for Sunday's GoBowling.com 400 at Pocono Raceway. Brad Keselowski, with a lap speed of 180.155mph, was second quickest in the session, and he was followed by Joey ...FULL STORY »
NSCS Driver Jimmie Johnson - Photo Credit: Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images
2014 NSCS GoBowling.com 400 Q&A with Jimmie Johnson
Posted 08.01.14
JIMMIE JOHNSON, NO. 48 LOWE’S CHEVROLET met with media and discussed his performance thus far, the impact of a crew chief suspension, the Brickyard 400 and Jeff Gordon’s win there, and more. WHAT IS YOUR OUTLOOK FOR THIS WEEKEND AT POCONO? “I’m excited to be back. We had a very strong car ...FULL STORY »
Dale Earnhardt Jr., driver of the #88 Time Warner Cable Chevrolet, speaks to fans during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Wild Card Contenders Press Conference at Richmond International Raceway on September 5, 2013 in Richmond, Virginia. - Photo Credit: Todd Warshaw/Getty Images
2014 NSCS GoBowling.com 400 Q&A with Dale Earnhardt Jr
Posted 08.01.14
DALE EARNHARDT, JR., NO. 88 MICHAEL BAKER INTERNATIONAL CHEVROLET SS, met with members of the media at Pocono Raceway and discussed his opportunity to win back-to-back races at Pocono, the addition of Greg Ives as his crew chief for 2015 and many other topics. TALK ABOUT THE SPECIAL PAINT SCHEME THAT ...FULL STORY »
2014 NSCS Driver Denny Hamlin (FedEx Office) - Photo Credit: Jeff Gross/Getty Images
2014 NSCS GoBowling.com 400 Q&A with Denny Hamlin
Posted 08.01.14
DENNY HAMLIN, No. 11 FedEx Office Toyota Camry, Joe Gibbs Racing What is your reaction to the penalty on the No. 11 team? "It's a tough deal.  It's something that obviously affects our team, but there's obviously other opportunities as well for us to go out here and get our stuff going.  As ...FULL STORY »
2014 NSCS Driver Matt Kenseth (Dollar General) - Photo Credit: Robert Laberge/Getty Images
2014 NSCS GoBowling.com 400 Q&A with Matt Kenseth
Posted 08.01.14
MATT KENSETH, No. 20 Dollar General Toyota Camry, Joe Gibbs Racing What is your mindset heading into Pocono this weekend? "I feel like we've been running better lately.  I feel like we have some momentum as far as how our cars are running as an organization.  This has not been one of the ...FULL STORY »
2014 NSCS No. 48 Crew Chief Chad Knaus - Photo Credit: Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images
2014 NSCS GoBowling.com 400 Q&A with Chad Knaus
Posted 08.01.14
CHAD KNAUS, CREW CHIEF, NO. 48 LOWE’S CHEVROLET SS, met with members of the media at Pocono Raceway and discussed the addition of Greg Ives as crew chief for the No. 88 Chevrolet SS in 2015 and many other topics. TELL US WHY GREG IVES WAS THE RIGHT CHOICE OF THE ...FULL STORY »
Denny Hamlin (FedEx Office) - Photo Credit: Patrick Smith/Getty Images
Denny Hamlin 2014 NSCS GoBowling.com 400 Race Preview
Posted 08.01.14
RACE INFO: Event: GoBowling.com 400 Date/Time: August 3/1 p.m. ET 2013 winner: Kasey Kahne 2013 polesitter: Jimmie Johnson Distance: 160 laps/400 miles Track Length: 2.5 miles Banking: 14/8/6 degrees Track Shape: Triangle EXPRESS NOTES: Indianapolis Recap: Denny Hamlin finished third in Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Indianapolis. Hamlin and crew chief Darian Grubb gambled on an alternate fuel strategy that went awry when the tank wasn't completely ...FULL STORY »


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