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May 22
Friday

Matt Kenseth wins Charlotte pole for Sunday’s Coca-Cola 600

Matt Kenseth, driver of the #20 DeWalt Toyota, poses with the Coors Light Pole Award after qualifying for pole position for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on May 21, 2015 in Charlotte, North Carolina. - Photo Credit: Streeter Lecka/Getty Images CONCORD, N.C. – After powering to his second pole of the season on Thursday night, Matt Kenseth will start NASCAR’s longer race from the most advantageous position—with his No. 20 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota getting serviced in the most advantageous pit stall. Kenseth ran his fastest lap of the night (194.252 mph) in the third and final round of knockout qualifying at Charlotte Motor Speedway and secured the top spot on the grid for Sunday’s Coca-Cola 600 (6 p.m. ET on FOX), the 12th NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race of the season. The Coors Light Pole Award was Kenseth’s first at Charlotte and the 15th of his career. Kenseth, who covered the 1.5-mile distance in 27.799 seconds, was a whopping .204 ... FULL STORY »

Jeff Gordon To FOX Booth For 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Season

Jeff Gordon (center) in the Booth with Alex Alexander (left) and Michael Waltrip (right) for FOX Sports Jeff Gordon will join FOX NASCAR full time in 2016 as an analyst for FOX’s 16th year of NASCAR Sprint Cup Series coverage, the network announced on Thursday. Gordon will join play-by-play announcer Mike Joy and analyst Darrell Waltrip in ... FULL STORY »

Will Kevin Harvick / Jimmie Johnson Dominance Continue?

2015 NSCS Driver, Kevin Harvick (Budweiser/Jimmy Johns) - Photo Credit: Jerry Markland/Getty Images More than seven months ago, Joey Logano took the checkered in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Kansas Speedway. That was the last time a driver other than Kevin Harvick or Jimmie Johnson won a NASCAR Sprint Cup ... FULL STORY »

Jimmie Johnson finds speed at Charlotte in Thursday’s practice

2015 NSCS Driver, Jimmie Johnson (Team Lowe's Patriotic) - Photo Credit: Drew Hallowell/Getty Images CONCORD, N.C. – After last Saturday’s lackluster performance in the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race, Jimmie Johnson returned to Charlotte Motor Speedway on Thursday still searching for speed. Apparently he found it. In opening practice for Sunday’s Coca-Cola 600 (6 p.m. ET on ... FULL STORY »

Denny Hamlin hopes to sweep May Charlotte races

Denny Hamlin, driver of the #11 FedEx Express Toyota, celebrates in victory lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Sprint All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway on May 16, 2015 in Charlotte, North Carolina. - Photo Credit: Jerry Markland/Getty Images Denny Hamlin had one million reasons to smile Saturday. The No. 11 Toyota driver took home $1 million after visiting Victory Lane in the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race. Hamlin’s all-star triumph marked the first victory in the event for Joe Gibbs ... FULL STORY »

Kenseth Tops Speed Charts on LiftMaster Pole Night

Matt Kenseth, driver of the #20 DeWalt Toyota, poses with the Coors Light Pole Award after qualifying for pole position for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on May 21, 2015 in Charlotte, North Carolina. - Photo Credit: Streeter Lecka/Getty Images Venturini Wins Inaugural MRO High Heel Dash; Ferguson Claims Victory in Legends All-Star Race Matt Kenseth and his Joe Gibbs Racing No. 20 DeWalt Toyota will lead the field to green forSunday’s 56th running of the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway ... FULL STORY »

Children’s Charities Kentucky Chapter to Host Inaugural Drag Race

Shifting Gears for Kids Logo Speedway Children’s Charities to Host Inaugural Drag Race at Kentucky Speedway SPARTA, Ky. – For the first time in its history, Kentucky Speedway is opening its doors to the public and offering them the opportunity to drag race on the ... FULL STORY »



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Toyota Racing 2015 NSCS Coca-Cola 600 Post-Qualifying Recaps
Posted 05.21.15
MATT KENSETH, No. 20 DeWalt Toyota Camry, Joe Gibbs Racing Starting Position: 1st How do you feel after that qualifying effort? “Happy – the DeWalt guys did a great job on our Camry today. They made some great adjustments and they worked hard on it the last couple weeks to get it ready ...FULL STORY »
Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Budweiser/Jimmy John’s Chevrolet SS, qualifies for eighth position, Thursday, May 21, 2015, for Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, North Carolina. Harvick leads the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) standings. All 43 drivers will be participating in "600 Miles of Remembrance" by having the name of a fallen service member on the windshield of their car. (Photo by Harold Hinson/HHP for Chevy Racing)
Kevin Harvick Leads Team Chevy in Qualifying for Coca-Cola 600
Posted 05.21.15
Five Chevrolet SS Drivers to Start in Top 12 on Sunday CONCORD, NC – (May 21, 2015) – Current NASCAR Sprint Cup champion Kevin Harvick will be the first Chevrolet SS in the 43-car starting grid for Sunday’s Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway, the longest race of the season on the Cup circuit. Harvick, ...FULL STORY »
2015 NSCS Driver, David Ragan (Aaron's) - Photo Credit: Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images
David Ragan Fast Thursday at Charlotte; Optimistic For Race
Posted 05.21.15
CONCORD, North Carolina – Two races into his new ride at Michael Waltrip Racing (MWR), David Ragan seems to be making big gains. The Unadilla, Georgia native unloaded competitive Thursday at Charlotte (N.C.) Motor Speedway and carried that speed into a seventh place starting spot for Sunday’s Coca-Cola 600. ...FULL STORY »
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Ford Performance 2015 NSCS Coca-Cola 600 Post-Qualifying Recaps
Posted 05.21.15
ARIC ALMIROLA – No. 43 U.S. Air Force Ford Fusion – “I’m not sure what happened.  The car did something a little bit goofy there that we weren’t expecting.  It just drove weird, so we’ll have to go back and tear it apart and see if they can figure out ...FULL STORY »
A detailed view of decals on tires in the garage area as part of the NASCAR Salutes program at Charlotte Motor Speedway on May 21, 2015 in Charlotte, North Carolina. - Photo Credit: Steeter Lecka/Getty Images
Sixth Annual ‘Goodyear Gives Back’ Campaign Rallies NASCAR Fans in Support of Troops
Posted 05.21.15
Goodyear Transforms NASCAR Tires for Memorial Day Race Weekend, Launches Charity Auction to Benefit Support Our Troops® Organization AKRON, Ohio, May 21, 2015 – For the sixth straight year, The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, exclusive tire supplier of NASCAR’s three major national series, is rallying NASCAR fans to support members ...FULL STORY »
Matt Kenseth, driver of the #20 DeWalt Toyota, stands on the grid prior to qualifying for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on May 21, 2015 in Charlotte, North Carolina. - Photo Credit: Streeter Lecka/Getty Images
2015 NSCS Coca-Cola 600 Starting Lineup
Posted 05.21.15
Matt Kenseth, on Thursday night at Charlotte Motor Speedway (CMS) and with a qualifying lap speed of 194.252 MPH, captured the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) pole for this Sunday night's Coca-Cola 600. This was Kenseth's second series pole and eighth top-10 start of the 2015 season, his 15th series career ...FULL STORY »
The car of Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 Skittles Toyota, sits in the garage area during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on May 21, 2015 in Charlotte, North Carolina. - Photo Credit: Jerry Markland/Getty Images
2015 NSCS Coca-Cola 600 Q&A with Kyle Busch
Posted 05.21.15
KYLE BUSCH, No. 18 Skittles Toyota Camry, Joe Gibbs Racing How exciting has this week been? “It’s been really fun – a lot of different experiences here. Some new, some old, but getting back in the race car first and foremost last weekend was really good for me, for my team just ...FULL STORY »
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Roush Fenway to Pay Homage to Fallen Heroes at Charlotte Motor Speedway
Posted 05.21.15
CONCORD, N.C. (May 21, 2015) – As part of the Memorial Day weekend celebration, Roush Fenway Racing will participate in the “600 Miles of Remembrance” at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Sunday evening for the 56th running of the Coca-Cola 600. In honor of this special occasion, the nameplates across the ...FULL STORY »
Joey Logano, driver of the #22 Shell Pennzoil Ford, stands in the garage area during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on May 21, 2015 in Charlotte, North Carolina. - Photo Credit: Streeter Lecka/Getty Images
2015 NSCS Coca-Cola 600 Q&A with Joey Logano
Posted 05.21.15
Joey Logano, driver of the No. 22 Shell/Pennzoil Ford Fusion, met with the media after a press announcement for the Bojangles’ Summer Shootout at Charlotte Motor Speedway and discussed a number of topics. JOEY LOGANO – No. 22 Shell/Pennzoil Ford Fusion – DID IT SHOCK YOU TO SEE HOW LONG YOUR ...FULL STORY »


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