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Apr 17
Thursday

Role of Crew Chief at Talladega Pivotal in Team’s Outcome

Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway New “Knockout” Qualifying and Chase Format Create New Challenges for Mammoth Track  TALLADEGA, AL -- With all the excitement around NASCAR’s competition changes for Talladega Superspeedway’s Aaron’s Dream Weekend, May 2-4, added pressure and a sense of urgency will now be felt like never before by the Crew Chief and team engineers who set up the cars and make the hard decisions at NASCAR’s biggest and most challenging venue. Two immediate changes – the new “Knockout” Coors Light Pole Award qualifying and NASCAR’s new Chase format where a driver has a chance to make The Chase with a victory – will place a premium on perfection where it concerns aerodynamics of the cars as well as the engines under the hood. It could ... FULL STORY »

Darlington Raceway is still a magical place for NASCAR racing
By NASCAR Wire Service

Darlington Raceway Logo Darlington Raceway LogoDARLINGTON, S.C.— By now, everyone has heard the rumors. When I left Darlington Raceway after Saturday night’s Bojangles’ Southern 500, I turned to a friend who has worked at the track for years and said what I always say: “See you next year.” The response I got was decidedly different this time. “I hope so,” he said. In the rumor mill, Darlington’s place on the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series schedule is tenuous. That being the case, it was gratifying to sit in on a Saturday noon press conference at the venerable speedway, where track president Chip Wile and NASCAR president Mike Helton talked about plans for the 2015 event. No, Darlington doesn’t have a specific date for next year’s race. That won’t be set ... FULL STORY »

NASCAR Executive Marcus Jadotte Leaving Organization

Marcus Jadotte Jadotte to Serve as NASCAR Consultant for Multicultural Development; Teneo Strategy to Broaden NASCAR Public Affairs Capabilities DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (April 16, 2014) – NASCAR announced today that Marcus Jadotte, vice president of public affairs and multicultural development, will ... FULL STORY »

Martinsville Speedway Infield Switches To ‘Fun Power’ For After-Prom Party

Martinsville (Va.) Speedway MARTINSVILLE, Va. (April 16, 2014) – Horsepower and Goodyear Eagle tires were replaced by music, games and all-night laughter in the infield of Martinsville Speedway last Saturday night. The infield was transformed into “The Stars Are Out In Central Park” for ... FULL STORY »

Jimmie Johnson Foundation Announces Ten Blue Bunny Helmet of Hope Semifinalist

Jimmie Johnson Foundation CHARLOTTE, N.C. (April 16, 2014) – The Jimmie Johnson Foundation announced today the 10 semifinalists that are eligible for a $25,000 grant. In all, five grants are available through the Blue Bunny Helmet of Hope program. A public vote will ... FULL STORY »

Darrell Waltrip Educates Samford University Students on Talladega Superspeedway’s Incredible $19 College Ticket

Waltrip stands with Samford PR students in front of his historic No. 88 Gatorade Monte Carlo that won many races in the late 1970s. TALLADEGA, AL – Four-time Talladega Superspeedway winner and three-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Champion Darrell Waltrip was at Samford University in Birmingham on Tuesday, showcasing his historic No. 88 Gatorade Monte Carlo that won many races in the late 1970s and ... FULL STORY »

DAYTONA Rising Creates Opportunities For Local Construction Firms, Welcomes New Families To Daytona Beach Area

DAYTONA Rising: Reimagining an American Icon Logo Project Provides Once-In-A-Lifetime Opportunity For Design-Build Team DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – After a successful beginning to the 2014 motorsports event season, Daytona International Speedway is now ramping up construction activities for the $400 million DAYTONA Rising redevelopment project. More than 65 Volusia ... FULL STORY »

New Freedom Trophy Awarded to Talladega Sprint Cup Series Winner; Begins New Military Tradition

Graphic rendering of Freedom Trophy to be presented to the winner of the Aaron’s 499 at Talladega Superspeedway on May 4. TALLADEGA, AL – Winning a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Talladega Superspeedway -  NASCAR’s Most Competitive track - brings with it history, tradition, prestige and honor. Now, it has taken on a new meaning that has a special place in ... FULL STORY »



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After Action-Packed Weekend, NASCAR Takes A Cool Down Lap
no responses - Posted 04.14.14
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (April 14, 2014) – Five hundred miles at Darlington Raceway. It’s a challenging, exhausting endeavor – and on Saturday night, the Southern 500 needed overtime. Of course it did. In a busy storybook weekend of NASCAR and TUDOR United SportsCar Championship racing, that was the necessary outcome. Seven races were run in three countries ...FULL STORY »
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Darlington Raceway is still a magical place for NASCAR racing
no responses - Posted 04.14.14
Darlington Raceway LogoDARLINGTON, S.C.— By now, everyone has heard the rumors. When I left Darlington Raceway after Saturday night’s Bojangles’ Southern 500, I turned to a friend who has worked at the track for years and said what I always say: “See you next year.” The response I got was decidedly different this ...FULL STORY »
Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Budweiser Chevrolet, takes the checkered flag ahead of Dale Earnhardt Jr. to win the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Bojangles' Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway on April 12, 2014 in Darlington, South Carolina. - Photo Credit: Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images
Kevin Harvick Earns Second Win of 2014
no responses - Posted 04.13.14
Chevrolet SS Sweeps the Podium at Darlington DARLINGTON, SC – (APRIL 12, 2014) – Team Chevy crossed the finish line occupying the top three spots at the conclusion of the Bojangles Southern 500, the eighth NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race to open the 2014 season.  After the first seven races the series ...FULL STORY »
Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Budweiser Chevrolet, celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Bojangles' Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway on April 12, 2014 in Darlington, South Carolina. - Photo Credit: Jerry Markland/Getty Images
Kevin Harvick Becomes First Repeat Winner Of 2014 At Darlington
no responses - Posted 04.13.14
Welcome to the Chase, officially, Kevin Harvick. After a series of mishaps, misfortunes and mistakes lately for Kevin Harvick and his Stewart Haas Racing team, their stars perfectly aligned Saturday night at Darlington (S.C.) Raceway to win the Bojangles Southern 500 in overtime. Harvick, driver of the No. 4 Budweiser ...FULL STORY »
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Team Chevy 2014 NSCS Southern 500 Post-Race Recaps
no responses - Posted 04.13.14
KEVIN HARVICK, NO. 4 BUDWEISER CHEVROLET SS – WINNER AN EVENTFUL RACE BUT LETS START WITH THOSE LAST TWO RESTARTS STARTING WITH THE ONE WHERE YOU SHOVED DALE EARNHARDT, JR. OUT THERE AND THEN WERE TRYING TO CHASE THOSE GUYS DOWN: “It was just one of those deals where the strategy was ...FULL STORY »
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Toyota Racing 2014 Bojangles’ Southern 500 Race Recaps
no responses - Posted 04.12.14
·         Matt Kenseth was the first Camry driver to the finish line in Saturday night’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) race at Darlington Raceway. ·         Kenseth finished fourth behind race-winner Kevin Harvick, second-place Dale Earnhardt Jr. and third-place Jimmie Johnson. ·         Three other Camry drivers registered top-20 results -- Kyle Busch (sixth), Clint Bowyer (12th) and Denny ...FULL STORY »
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Ford Racing 2014 NSCS Southern 500 Post-Race Recaps
no responses - Posted 04.12.14
GREG BIFFLE, No. 16 3M/Red Cross Ford Fusion – FINISHED 5th - “We worked really hard all night and probably didn’t have a fifth place car but we worked really hard on it and we had good pit stops and track position was everything tonight. Those last restarts we were on ...FULL STORY »
Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Budweiser Chevrolet, celebrates with a burnout after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Bojangles' Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway on April 12, 2014 in Darlington, South Carolina. - Photo Credit: Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images
2014 NSCS Bojangles’ Southern 500 Race Results & Point Standings
no responses - Posted 04.12.14
From pole to victory lane, Kevin Harvick tamed the track "too tough to tame" at Darlington Raceway, and did it in dominate fashion Saturday night in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) Bojangles' Southern 500. (Note: Harvick's pole to victory was the first at Darlington since Dale Jarrett did it in ...FULL STORY »


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