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Jul 01
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NBC Sports Group Celebrates NASCAR’s Return With 23.5 Hours Of Holiday Weekend Coverage

NASCAR on NBC STAMFORD, Conn. – July 1, 2015 – NBC Sports Group begins its 10-year partnership with NASCAR this 4th of July weekend with 23.5 hours of NASCAR coverage. The holiday weekend slate from Daytona International Speedway is highlighted by the 57th running of the Coke Zero 400 powered by Coca-Cola NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race on Sunday, July 5, at 7 p.m. ET on NBC, and the Subway Firecracker 250 NASCAR XFINITY Series race on Saturday, July 4, at 6:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN. Profiles and features included within this weekend’s telecasts: • A profile on Kyle Busch, who triumphantly returned to racing at the end of May after a serious crash at the XFINITY Series race in Daytona this past February. • ... FULL STORY »

Jeff Gordon Finishes 16th In Last Sonoma Run
By NASCAR Wire Service

Jeff Gordon, driver of the #24 AARP Member Advantages Chevrolet, races during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Sonoma Raceway on June 28, 2015 in Sonoma, California. - Photo Credit: Ezra Shaw/Getty Images Jeff Gordon fought a chancy setup early in Sunday’s race at Sonoma. Then his team incurred a penalty when a crew member threw a spring rubber over the roof of the No. 24 Chevrolet—a violation of NASCAR’s rule against throwing equipment on pit road—and Gordon had to drop to the rear of the field. Despite the adversity, Gordon restarted third with a glimmer of hope when pit strategy left him near the front of the field on old tires, but the top-five position didn’t last long at the 1.99-mile road course Gordon considers his home track. Ultimately, the four-time champion finished 16th in his final run at Sonoma as a full-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver. “I was really optimistic going into the race,” ... FULL STORY »

Analysis: Number of FORTUNE 500 Companies in NASCAR Increases for Third Consecutive Year

NASCAR Logo More than 1-in-4 FORTUNE 500 and Nearly 1-in-2 FORTUNE 100 Companies Invested; FORTUNE 500 Tech Sponsorships Grow 66 Percent over Last Two Years DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (July 1, 2015) – Since the moment stock cars first raced on ... FULL STORY »

Danica Patrick: Back to Daytona

2015 NSCS Driver Danica Patrick - Photo Credit: Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images KANNAPOLIS, N.C. (July 1, 2015) – The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series nears the midpoint of the 2015 season as it returns to where it all started back in February – Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway, site of Sunday night’s Coke Zero ... FULL STORY »

Toyota NASCAR Tidbits – June 29 – July 5, 2015

Toyota Racing Logo TOYOTA NASCAR NOTES & QUOTES: June 29 – July 5, 2015 TOYOTA TIDBITS KYLE’S COMEBACK: Kyle Busch was victorious in Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) race at Sonoma Raceway in just his fifth event back since an accident at Daytona International Speedway ... FULL STORY »

Chevrolet Becomes Founding Partner of DAYTONA Rising Project At Daytona International Speedway

Chevrolet Becomes Founding Partner of DAYTONA Rising Project At Daytona International Speedway DAYTONA BEACH, Fla.– International Speedway Corporation (NASDAQ Global Select Market: ISCA; OTC Bulletin Board: ISCB) (“ISC”) and Chevrolet today announced a multi-year partnership that will make Chevrolet a Founding Partner at Daytona International Speedway (DIS) as part of its ... FULL STORY »

Martin Truex Jr. Looking for Continuation of Daytona Omen

Martin Truex Jr., driver of the #78 Furniture Row/Visser Precision Chevrolet, stands on the grid during qualifying for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Sprint Showdown at Charlotte Motor Speedway on May 15, 2015 in Charlotte, North Carolina. -Photo Credit: Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images Furniture Row Racing driver to make 350th career Sprint Cup start DENVER, Colo. (July 1, 2015) – The success that Martin Truex Jr. and Furniture Row Racing enjoyed in February at Daytona International Speedway to open the 2015 season ... FULL STORY »

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. 2015 NSCS Coke Zero 400 Race Preview

2014 NSCS Driver Ricky Stenhouse Jr (Fifth Third Bank) - Photo Credit: Jeff Curry/Getty Images Ricky Stenhouse Jr. – Daytona International Speedway Advance: Team: No. 17 Fifth Third Bank Ford Fusion Crew Chief: Nick Sandler Twitter: @PR17RFR @stenhousejr @FifthThird and @roushfenway Daytona International Speedway – Sunday, July 5 at 7:00pm EST on NBC ADVANCE NOTES: ... FULL STORY »



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Front Row Motorsports 2015 NSCS Coke Zero 400 Race Previews
no responses - Posted 07.01.15
Coke Zero 400 Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, Fla. Brett Moffitt | No. 34 CSX 'Play It Safe' Ford: "This will be my first superspeedway race, so I'm pretty excited about it. Obviously I've watched a lot of the Daytona and Talladega races on TV, and they're always exciting to watch and full ...FULL STORY »
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
Clint Bowyer: July 4th Fireworks
no responses - Posted 07.01.15
CORNELIUS, N.C. — “Just Own the Night. Like the Fourth of July. ‘Cause, Baby you're a firework. Come on show them what you’re worth.” Clint Bowyer would like to do exactly what singer Katy Perry suggests. The NASCAR Sprint Cup driver will try to do that this holiday weekend ...FULL STORY »
2015 NSCS Driver, Carl Edwards (Subway) - Photo Credit: Jerry Markland/Getty Images
Carl Edwards 2015 NSCS Coke Zero 400 Race Preview
no responses - Posted 07.01.15
Carl Edwards / No. 19 Subway Toyota Preview Coke Zero 400 powered by Coca-Cola at Daytona International Speedway No. 19 Subway Toyota News and Notes: • NASCAR is on their return trip to Daytona International Speedway this weekend. Subway will return as the primary sponsor on Edwards and the No. 19 team’s Toyota. ...FULL STORY »
NSCS Driver Kyle Busch (Interstate Batteries) - Photo Credit: Sean Gardner/Getty Images
Kyle Busch: What a Difference 127 Days Makes
no responses - Posted 07.01.15
HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. (July 1, 2015) – On February 21, 2015, Kyle Busch found himself in an unfamiliar spot – lying in hospital bed after suffering a broken right leg and left foot during an accident in the NASCAR Xfinity Series race that day at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway. The winner ...FULL STORY »
Tony Stewart, No. 14 Bass Pro Shops / Ducks Unlimited Chevrolet SS
Tony Stewart: Like a Duck to Water
no responses - Posted 07.01.15
KANNAPOLIS, N.C. (July 1, 2015) – There may be no place on Earth where Tony Stewart is more comfortable than behind the wheel of a racecar. Racing is the thing he’s been doing quite well since he was seven years old. And though Stewart cut his teeth on the open-wheel ...FULL STORY »
Ryan Blaney on track in the No. 21 Motorcraft/Quick Lane Ford Fusion
Motorcraft / Quick Lane Team Looks to Finish What it Started During Daytona 500 with Strong Run at Coke Zero 400
no responses - Posted 07.01.15
DEARBORN, Mich., July 1, 2015 – The Motorcraft / Quick Lane Racing Team is looking to finish at the Coke Zero 400 this weekend what it started in February during the Daytona 500 when a hard-charging, fast race car retired early with engine trouble. Driver Ryan Blaney’s first Daytona ...FULL STORY »
Dale Earnhardt Jr., No. 88 Nationwide Stars and Stripes Chevrolet SS
Dale Earnhardt Jr. 2015 NSCS Coke Zero 400 Race Preview
no responses - Posted 06.30.15
DAYTONA INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY (2.5-MILE SUPERSPEEDWAY) LOCATION: DAYTONA BEACH, FLORIDA EVENT: NASCAR SPRINT CUP SERIES (RACE 17 OF 36) TUNE IN: 7:45 P.M. ET, SUNDAY, JULY 5 (NBC / MRN / SIRIUSXM) Dale Earnhardt Jr., No. 88 Nationwide Stars and Stripes Chevrolet SS 2015 Season 5th in standings 16 starts 1 win 0 pole positions 8 top-five finishes 10 top-10 finishes 108 laps ...FULL STORY »
No. 48 Lowe's Patriotic Chevrolet SS
Jimmie Johnson 2015 NSCS Coke Zero 400 Race Preview
no responses - Posted 06.30.15
DAYTONA INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY (2.5-MILE SUPERSPEEDWAY) LOCATION: DAYTONA BEACH, FLORIDA EVENT: NASCAR SPRINT CUP SERIES (RACE 17 OF 36) TUNE IN: 7:45 P.M. ET, SUNDAY, JULY 5 (NBC / MRN / SIRIUSXM) Jimmie Johnson, No. 48 Lowe's Patriotic Chevrolet SS ​ 2015 Season 4th in standings 16 starts 4 wins 0 pole positions 9 top-five finishes 11 top-10 finishes 432 laps led Career 487 starts 74 wins 33 ...FULL STORY »


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