Sprint Cup Series

Sep 16

Ragan to Put New Data to the Test at Loudon

David Ragan, driver of the #34 Taco Bell Ford, sits in his car - Photo Credit: Chris Graythen/Getty Images Taco Bell Team Tested at Flat Oval Known for One-Groove Racing STATESVILLE, SEPTEMBER 16, 2014 - David Ragan, driver of the No. 34 Taco Bell Ford, comments on racing at New Hampshire Motor Speedway: "We tested at Loudon a couple weeks ago to try to get a little better on our flat, one-mile track program. If we can improve our race cars for Loudon, it could also pay some dividends at Phoenix and even Richmond and Martinsville next year. "Loudon's a tough little racetrack. It's very narrow and very much one groove. At a lot of racetracks, if you're off a little bit, you can move around and you've got some banking to help. But when you've got little to no banking and ... FULL STORY »

Gilliland Heads for the Fast Lane with Clean Harbors

2014 NSCS No 38 Clean Harbor Ford Fusion Boston-Based Company Goes Racing at Loudon on No. 38 Ford STATESVILLE, SEPTEMBER 16, 2014 - David Gilliland, driver of the No. 38 Clean Harbors Ford, comments on racing at New Hampshire Motor Speedway: "We're excited to have Clean Harbors on our No. ... FULL STORY »

Roller coaster first race for Busch brothers, Matt Kenseth

2014 NSCS Driver Kurt Busch (Haas Automation) - Photo Credit: Jeff Zelevenasky/Getty Images JOLIET, Ill.— A couple of near spin-outs on pit road, getting a free pass and a near crash between two brothers sums up Sunday's 400 at Chicagoland Speedway for three drivers. Kurt Busch started his day with a commitment line ... FULL STORY »

Jeff Gordon-Kyle Larson mutual admiration society meets in media center; Plus Sunday Notebook

2014 NSCS Driver Jeff Gordon (AARP Drive to End Hunger) - Photo Credit: Jerry Markland/Getty Images JOLIET, Ill.— As hard as they raced each other in the closing laps of Sunday's 400 at Chicagoland Speedway, Jeff Gordon and Kyle Larson might as well have been at a tea social when they sat side-by-side at the ... FULL STORY »

Danica Patrick And Boyfriend Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Crash At Chicagoland

Danica Patrick and boyfiend Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (Photo Credit: Sean Gardner / Getty Images) They’re all good now, but for a moment during Sunday’s 400 at Chicagoland Speedway, Danica Patrick and boyfriend Ricky Stenhouse Jr. weren’t. The two were having decent runs on Sunday afternoon, but their chances at a better finish were hindered ... FULL STORY »

Team Penske to Partner with Dick Johnson Racing in 2015 V8 Supercars Championship

Dick Johnson Racing (djr)/Team Penske Logo Marcos Ambrose to Drive the No. 17 Ford MOORESVILLE, NC (September 14, 2014) – Team Penske announced today that it will form a partnership with one of the most successful motorsport teams in Australia to compete in the popular V8 Supercars ... FULL STORY »

Roush Fenway Racing Troubles Continue In Chase Opener

Roush Fenway Racing Logo Not an even a gruesome test at Chicagoland Speedway could prove to be any benefit for Roush Fenway Racing on Sunday afternoon. While Carl Edwards and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. both showed promise with strong practice speeds, when the start of ... FULL STORY »

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Three Top-10 Finishes For Joe Gibbs Racing In Round 1
Posted 09.14.14
They didn’t contend for the win on Sunday afternoon in the 400 at Chicagoland Speedway, but it was a productive day nonetheless for Joe Gibbs Racing. The Huntersville, North Carolina-based team racked in three top-10 finishes led by Denny Hamlin with a sixth place performance. Pole sitter Kyle Busch ...FULL STORY »
2014 NSCS Driver Aric Almirola (Eckrich) - Photo Credit: Jerry Markland/Getty Images
Aric Almirola’s Strong Run Goes Up In Smoke
Posted 09.14.14
Aric Almirola was characterized as an underdog entering Sunday’s 400 at Chicagoland Speedway, but the underdog spoke up, until the driver of the No. 43 Eckrich Ford Fusion blew up on Lap 230, resulting in a disappointing 41st place finish. Almirola who started mid-pack methodically began working his way through ...FULL STORY »
2014 NSCS Driver Kyle Larson on Track at Pocono Raceway in the No. 42 Target Chevrolet SS - Photo Credit: Jared C, Tilton/Getty Images
Kyle Larson Roars From Back To Front At Chicagoland Speedway
Posted 09.14.14
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Rookie of the Year candidate Kyle Larson appeared to have the car to beat in the final stages of the 400 at Chicagoland Speedway, but two late race cautions spoiled his efforts, resulting in a third place finish Sunday afternoon. “I had a really good ...FULL STORY »
2014 New Hampshire Motor Speedway NASCAR (Sept.) Weekend Track Event Schedule
Posted 09.14.14
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Ford Racing 2014 NSCS 400 Post-Race Recaps
Posted 09.14.14
KESELOWSKI GIVES FUSION FIRST WIN IN CHASE Brad Keselowski’s win is his second consecutive and fifth race of the season. With the win, Keselowski advances to the Challenger round of the 2014 Chase. Ford Racing’s 11 wins this season ties for the most for the manufacturer since 2008 (11). The win is Ford’s 629th all-time ...FULL STORY »
Brad Keselowski, driver of the #2 Miller Lite Ford, celebrates in Victory Lane after winning during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series 400 at Chicagoland Speedway on September 14, 2014 in Joliet, Illinois. - Photo Credit: Jerry Markland/Getty Images
Bold Late-Race Move Sets Up Keselowski’s Win In First Chase Event
Posted 09.14.14
JOLIET, Ill. — For Brad Keselowski, this year's Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup started the same way it did in 2012—with a victory at Chicagoland Speedway. Clearly, Keselowski would love to see the Chase end the same way it did two years ago—with a series championship. Needing an extra pit stop ...FULL STORY »
Jeff Gordon, driver of the #24 Drive To End Hunger Chevrolet SS finished in second place and Dale Earnhardt, Jr., driver of the 88 Nationwide Insurance Chevrolet SS finished in eleventh place Sunday, September 14, 2014 in the Chase Challenger 16 NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, Illinois. Gordon and Earnhardt, Jr. are in the Chase which begins with the Challenger 16 for this race and the following two. (Photo by Alan Marler/HHP for Chevy Racing)
Gordon Leads Team Chevy at Chicagoland with Runner-Up Finish
Posted 09.14.14
Five Chevrolet SS Race Cars in Top 10  JOLIET, ILL – September 14, 2014 – In the opening playoff round of the 10-race Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup, Jeff Gordon powered his No. 24 Drive to End Hunger Chevrolet SS to a second place finish in the at Chicagoland ...FULL STORY »
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Toyota Racing 2014 NSCS 400 Post-Race Recaps
Posted 09.14.14
Denny Hamlin (sixth) was the highest-finishing Toyota driver in Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) race at Chicagoland Speedway that was won by Brad Keselowski. Camry driver Kyle Busch (seventh) started from the first position after rain cancelled qualifying and he led 46 laps (of 267). Toyota driver Matt Kenseth (10th) also ...FULL STORY »
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Team Chevy 2014 NSCS 400 Post-Race Recaps
Posted 09.14.14
JEFF GORDON, NO. 24 DRIVE TO END HUNGER CHEVROLET SS – Finished 2nd HOW MUCH FUN WAS THAT BATTLE WITH KYLE LARSON? “Oh my gosh. I was having a pretty good time watching him and Kevin (Harvick) go at it in front of me. I didn’t know what was going to ...FULL STORY »

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