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Statement from Furniture Row Racing On Passing of Justin Wilson

Furniture Row Racing Logo Statement from Furniture Row Racing "Everyone at Furniture Row Racing is deeply saddened about the passing of IndyCar driver and Longmont, Colorado resident Justin Wilson. Our heartfelt condolences, thoughts and prayers go out to Justin's family and friends." Source: Furniture Row Racing FULL STORY »

Dale Earnhardt Jr. to Drive “Throwback” Valvoline™ Paint Scheme Labor Day Weekend at Darlington Raceway

2015 NSCS No. 88 Valvoline "Throwback" Chevrolet SS No. 88 Chevrolet scheme represents the motor oil’s rich auto racing history as brand’s 150th anniversary approaches in 2016 Lexington, Ky. (Aug. 24, 2015) – Dale Earnhardt Jr. may be driving the Valvoline™ car on Sept. 6, 2015, at Darlington Raceway, but thanks to a “throwback” paint scheme, ... FULL STORY »

Jeff Gordon Soldiers To Top-20 Finish In Final Bristol Start

Jeff Gordon, driver of the #24 Axalta Chevrolet, leads a pack of cars during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series IRWIN Tools Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway on August 22, 2015 in Bristol, Tennessee. (Photo Credit: Brian Lawdermilk / Getty Images) BRISTOL, Tenn. – For a split second in Saturday night’s IRWIN Tools Night Race at Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway, it appeared that Jeff Gordon in his final “Thunder Valley” start could contend for his first win of the 2015 ... FULL STORY »

Clint Bowyer Salvages Fifth Place Finish At Bristol After Brush With Teammate

Clint Bowyer, driver of the #15 Cherry 5-hour ENERGY benefiting Special Operations Warrior Foundation Toyota, sits in his car during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Quicken Loans 400 at Michigan International Speedway on June 12, 2015 in Brooklyn, Michigan. - Photo Credit: Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images BRISTOL, Tenn. – Both Michael Waltrip Racing (MWR) cars came to play Saturday night at Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway, but what no one expected was the two cars to tangle late in the race, sending one to the garage ... FULL STORY »

Speeding Penalty Haunts Kyle Busch At Bristol Motor Speedway

Kyle Busch (Photo Credit: Drew Hallowell / Getty Images) BRISTOL, Tenn. – Kyle Busch may have had the fastest car at Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway Saturday night, but a late-race speeding penalty haunted the Joe Gibbs Racing driver who had to settle for eighth after starting second in ... FULL STORY »

Logano holds off Harvick to defend Bristol night race title

Joey Logano, driver of the #22 Shell Pennzoil Ford, celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series IRWIN Tools Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway on August 22, 2015 in Bristol, Tennessee. - Photo Credit: Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images BRISTOL, Tenn. – With Kevin Harvick hounding him mercilessly for 63 laps, Joey Logano kept his No. 22 Team Penske Ford out front after taking the lead on a Lap 438 restart and held on to win Saturday’s Irwin Tools ... FULL STORY »

Toyota Racing 2015 NSCS IRWIN Tools Night Race Recaps

Toyota Racing Logo Toyota driver Denny Hamlin (third) was the highest-finishing Camry in Saturday night’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) race at Bristol Motor Speedway. Joey Logano won tonight’s race. Hamlin started from the pole – ahead of three other Toyotas to make up ... FULL STORY »



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Team Chevy 2015 IRWIN Tools Night Race Recaps
Posted 08.22.15
KEVIN HARVICK, NO. 4 BUDWEISER/JIMMY JOHN’S CHEVROLET SS – FINISHED 2nd YOU HAD TO BATTLE THROUGH SOME ADVERSITY TONIGHT, BUT YOU HAD A REMARKABLE FINISH IN SECOND PLACE. HOW WOULD YOU ASSESS THE NIGHT? “I’m just proud that NBC actually played our interview this week so the fans will be happy. I just ...FULL STORY »
Joey Logano, driver of the #22 Shell Pennzoil Ford, celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series IRWIN Tools Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway on August 22, 2015 in Bristol, Tennessee. - Photo Credit: Sean Gardner/Getty Images
2015 NSCS IRWIN Tools Night Race Results & Point Standings
Posted 08.22.15
Joey Logano held off the reigning NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) champion and current points leader, Kevin Harvick, by 0.220 seconds to win Saturday night's IRWIN Tools Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway. Logano, who also won the event last year, received his third series victory and 18th top-10 finish of ...FULL STORY »
Jerry Caldwell, General Manager Bristol Motorspeedway, presents Jeff Gordon, driver of the #24 Axalta Chevrolet, with a commemorative section of the grandstand named "Jeff Gordan Terrace" during a press conference after practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Irwin Tools Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway on August 21, 2015 in Bristol, Tennessee. - Photo Credit: Daniel Shirey/Getty Images
Jeff Gordon Grateful For Commemorative Honor
Posted 08.22.15
Throughout Jeff Gordon’s final season as a full-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver, race tracks have been trying to outdo each other in recognition of Gordon’s last visits as a competitor. The honor bestowed by Bristol Motor Speedway—a grandstand terrace named after the four-time champion. The gift made a visible ...FULL STORY »
Bruton Smith - Photo Credit:Jim Hunter / NASCAR Public Relations
Bruton Smith returns to race track after battling lymphoma
Posted 08.22.15
BRISTOL, Tenn. – From high in the grandstands at Bristol Motor Speedway, you can see a message in bold letters on top of one of the tents that covers the NASCAR inspection line. The message reads, “Bruton Smith, Class of 2016, NASCAR Hall of Fame, Congratulations Mr. Chairman.” But more ...FULL STORY »
Clint Bowyer, driver of the #15 5-hour Energy Toyota, speaks to the media during a press conference prior to practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Irwin Tools Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway on August 21, 2015 in Bristol, Tennessee. - Photo Credit: Tom Pennington/Getty Images
Clint Bowyer says future plans “didn’t align” with those of former owner
Posted 08.22.15
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Clint Bowyer described his future as “uncertain right now,” but there’s one sure bet you can make about Bowyer’s long-term plans. He won’t be driving for Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates and new partner Rob Kauffman. Earlier in the week, Bowyer and Kauffman, co-owner at Michael ...FULL STORY »
Rob Kauffman (Photo Credit: John Harrelson / Getty Images)
A Business Decision For Rob Kauffman, Too
Posted 08.22.15
For the first time since announcing he would buy an interest in Chip Ganassi Racing, Rob Kauffman laid out his reasons for making the move, one that has the unfortunate consequence of idling the Michael Waltrip Racing organization. It wasn’t personal. It was business. Kauffman said he and co-owner Michael ...FULL STORY »
Denny Hamlin, driver of the #11 FedEx Ground Toyota, poses with Miss Coors Light Amanda Mertz and the Coors Light Pole award after qualifying for pole position for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Irwin Tools Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway on August 21, 2015 in Bristol, Tennessee. - Photo Credit: Rainier Ehrhardt/Getty Images
JGR power surge continues with Denny Hamlin on Bristol pole
Posted 08.21.15
BRISTOL, Tenn. – If it’s pole day in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, Joe Gibbs Racing must be celebrating. Denny Hamlin powered his No. 11 Toyota around .533-mile Bristol Motor Speedway in 14.602 seconds (131.407 mph) on Friday to win the pole for Saturday’s Irwin Tools Night Race (on NBCSN at ...FULL STORY »
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Toyota Racing 2015 NSCS IRWIN Tools Night Race Post-Qualifying Recaps
Posted 08.21.15
DENNY HAMLIN, No. 11 FedEx Ground Toyota Camry, Joe Gibbs Racing Starting Position: 1st Can you improve the speed in your race car even more come tomorrow? “I hope so. That’s the plan. Our FedEx Ground Camry obviously was very fast that last round and Dave (Rogers, crew chief) made the great adjustments ...FULL STORY »
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Team Chevy 2015 NSCS IRWIN Tools Night Race Post-Qualifying Recaps
Posted 08.21.15
Kevin Harvick led the charge for Team Chevy in qualifying at Bristol Motor Speedway with a 7th place qualifying effort in his No. 4 Budweiser/Jimmy John’s Chevrolet SS Chevrolet took four of the Top-12 qualifying spots in the three-round knockout style qualifying format around the 0.533-mile short-track. 10th – Jimmie Johnson, No. ...FULL STORY »


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