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Oct 18
Saturday

Jimmie Johnson Gives Chevrolet Front-Row Starting Position at Talladega

2014 NSCS Driver Jimmie Johnson (Lowe's) - Photo Credit: Todd Warshaw/Getty Images AJ Allmendinger qualifies third as pairing leads Team Chevy contingent TALLADEGA, Ala. (Oct. 18, 2014) – Jimmie Johnson and AJ Allmendinger led Team Chevy’s effortsSaturday in qualifying for the GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway. Johnson, in the No. 48 Lowe’s Chevrolet SS will start second in the final round of the ‘Contender’ segment of the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup. Johnson’s lap of 48.924 (195.732 mph) was just 0.099 seconds off the pole-winning time in the final round ofSaturday’s knock-out qualifying format, which featured three stages of time trials. Allmendinger, driving the No. 47 Scott Products Chevrolet SS, will start third following his best lap of 48.983 (195.496 mph) in the final five-minute period. Six-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Johnson, is ... FULL STORY »

Brian Vickers wins Talladega pole in debut of new qualifying format

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 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 ... FULL STORY »

Toyota Racing 2014 NSCS GEICO 500 Post-Qualifying Recaps

Toyota Racing Logo BRIAN VICKERS, No. 55 Aaron's Dream Machine Toyota Camry, Michael Waltrip Racing Starting Position: 1st Were you surprised to end up with the pole in this format? "It's crazy.  I thought that coming to three (laps) to go that we had literally no ... FULL STORY »

2014 NSCS GEICO 500 Starting Lineup

2014 NSCS Dtiver Brian Vickers on Traclk at 'Dega in the No. 55 Aarons Own it Toyota Camry - Photo Credit: Todd Warshaw/Getty Images Early Saturday evening at Talladega Superspeedway, it was Brian Vickers - with a qualifying lap speed of 196.129 mph - capturing the pole for Sunday afternoon's GEICO 500. This was Vickers' first series pole of the 2014 season, his twelfth series ... FULL STORY »

Team Chevy 2014 NSCS GEICO 500 Post-Qualifying Recaps

Chevy Bowtie Symbol JIMMIE JOHNSON, NO. 48 LOWE’S CHEVROLET SS – QUALIFIED 2ND WAS THERE ANY STRATEGY BEING PLAYED OUT THERE DURING THAT RUN? “There were a lot of strategies being put into use.  Having to really come through and work out for you is ... FULL STORY »

Ford Racing 2014 NSCS GEICO 500 Post-Qualifying Recaps

Ford Racing Logo JOEY LOGANO, No. 22 Shell Pennzoil Ford Fusion (Qualified 40th) –  “I think everyone is confused. We worked with Kyle and got a good run and drafted off the right guys and were fast enough to make it but we ... FULL STORY »

2014 NSCS GEICO 500 Q&A with Dale Earnhardt Jr

2014 NSCS Driver Dale Earnhardt Jr - Photo Credit: Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images DALE EARNHARDT JR., NO. 88 DIET MOUNTAIN DEW CHEVROLET SS, met with members of the media today at Talladega Superspeedway. He discussed his standing in the Chase, needing a winSunday to advance, how to control the race, Talladega preparation and ... FULL STORY »



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Martinsville Speedway Home Away From Home For California Couple
Posted 10.18.14
MARTINSVILLE, Va. (October 18, 2014) – It’s pretty easy for Steve and Jan Maroun to prove they have a love affair with Martinsville Speedway. First, they drove 2,596 miles to make sure they were among first to enter the track’s campground when it opened at 8 o’clock Saturday morning, a full ...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 »
This is Talladega: NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
Faster NSCS Qualifying For Talladega Saturday
Posted 10.17.14
Reddick Wins Pole for fred’s 250 Powered by Coca-Cola TALLADEGA, AL – The high-speed chess match that has long been a trademark of racing at Talladega Superspeedway will now extend into qualifying, as Saturday marks the debut of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series’ new rapid qualifying format. Qualifying for Sunday’s running of ...FULL STORY »
Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 M&M's Halloween Toyota, practices for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway on October 17, 2014 in Talladega, Alabama. - Photo Credit: Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images
2014 NSCS GEICO 500 Final Practice Session Speeds
Posted 10.17.14
During the final NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) GEICO 500 practice session early Friday afternoon at Talladega Superspeedway, it was Kyle Busch - with a lap speed of 195.205 mph - at the top of the speed chart at the end of the session. Series Rookie of the Year (ROTY) candidate, ...FULL STORY »
Denny Hamlin, driver of the #11 FedEx One Rate/Deliverminator Toyota, sits in his car during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway on October 17, 2014 in Talladega, Alabama. - Photo Credit: Jerry Markland/Getty Images
2014 NSCS GEICO 500 Q&A with Denny Hamlin
Posted 10.17.14
DENNY HAMLIN, No. 11 FedEx One Rate Toyota Camry, Joe Gibbs Racing How will you approach Sunday's race? "I think we'll have to kind of play it by ear and really kind of look and see what the guys around us in points are planning on doing.  We need to get a ...FULL STORY »
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Governor Corbett Announces Economic Growth Initiative Grant to Assist Pocono Raceway Improvements
Posted 10.17.14
Long Pond, PA (Oct. 17, 2014)– Governor Tom Corbett today announced a $1 million Economic Growth Initiative (EGI) grant to assist in the Pocono Raceway’s renovation and improvement plan. “This raceway is a major tourism catalyst for Pennsylvania bringing in tourism dollars from neighboring states and around the country,” said Gov. ...FULL STORY »
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Fifty Years Later, NASCAR Drivers Still Pine for a Martinsville Clock
Posted 10.17.14
MARTINSVILLE, Va. (Oct. 17, 2014) - On Sept. 27, 1964 Fred Lorenzen won at Martinsville Speedway. His prize for crossing the finish line first – a grandfather clock. It was then NASCAR’s most iconic trophy was born. When the Sprint Cup Series returns to Martinsville on Oct. 26 for the Goody’s® ...FULL STORY »


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