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May 25
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Many Factors Lead To Dehydration For Denny Hamlin In Charlotte

2015 NSCS Driver, Denny Hamlin (FedEx) - Photo Credit: Maddie Meyer/Getty Images CONCORD, North Carolina – Several factors played into NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) driver Denny Hamlin suffering from dehydration late in Sunday’s Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte (N.C.) Motor Speedway. Last weekend’s Sprint All-Star winner complained of not feeling well and suffering a severe headache. Immediately following his eighth place finish, the Martinsville (Va.) Speedway winner was taken to the infield care center for observation. He spent 45 minutes there before being released. Hamlin proved just how well he was feeling after receiving an IV when he interrupted Carl Edwards’ post-race presser with a hug to his Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) teammate who stamped his way into this year’s Chase for the Sprint Cup. “A lot better now. I knew when my ... FULL STORY »

Fuel strategy gives Carl Edwards first win at Charlotte
By NASCAR Wire Service

Carl Edwards, driver of the #19 Subway Toyota, celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on May 24, 2015 in Charlotte, North Carolina. - Photo Credit: Jerry Markland/Getty Images CONCORD, N.C. – Will the mystery winner of Sunday night’s Coca-Cola 600 enter and sign in please? Hint: It’s the guy who does back flips every time he takes the checkered flag. But for the first 370 of 400 laps at Charlotte Motor Speedway, no one would have picked Carl Edwards or his No. 19 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota as the likely winner of the season’s 12th NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race. Martin Truex Jr., Kurt Busch and Denny Hamlin had spent the lion’s share of time at the head of the field, but none of that mattered when Edwards got 62 laps out of his last tank of fuel and took the checkered flag 4.785 seconds ahead of Greg Biffle, who also ... FULL STORY »

Engine Woes Continue To Haunt Ryan Blaney; Wood Bros. Racing

Ryan Blaney, driver of the No. 21 Motorcraft/Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center Ford, is involved in an on-track incident during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on May 24, 2015 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo Credit: Rainier Ehrhardt / Getty Images) CONCORD, North Carolina – For the third time in 2015, Ryan Blaney and the Wood Bros. Racing team were unable to finish a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race because of engine failure in their No. 21 Motorcraft / Quick ... FULL STORY »

Greg Biffle Rejuvenates Team With Runner-Up Performance At Charlotte

2015 NSCS Driver, Greg Biffle (ORTHO) - Photo Credit: Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images CONCORD, North Carolina – In the end Greg Biffle had some pit strategy to help, but the Roush Fenway Racing driver finished second in Sunday’s Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte (N.C.) Motor Speedway, his best finish since Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway ... FULL STORY »

Ford Performance 2015 NSCS Coca-Cola 600 Post-Race Recaps

Ford Performance Logo RYAN BLANEY – No. 21 Motorcraft/Quick Lane Ford Fusion – “We unfortunately had an engine problem.  It was really unfortunate.  I thought our Motorcraft/Quick Lane Ford Fusion was pretty good.   Jeremy Bullins and everyone on the team did a great ... FULL STORY »

Toyota Racing 2015 NSCS Coca-Cola 600 Post-Race Recaps

Toyota Racing Logo Toyota NSCS Charlotte Post-Race Notes & Quotes Camry driver Carl Edwards was victorious in Sunday night’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) race at Charlotte Motor Speedway. The victory was the first for Edwards with Toyota and Joe Gibbs Racing. The win also ... FULL STORY »

Dale Earnhardt Jr. Leads Five Team Chevy Drivers to Top-10 Finishes at Charlotte

Dale Earnhardt Jr., driver of the #88 Nationwide Chevrolet, lead Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Budweiser/Jimmy John's Chevrolet, during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on May 24, 2015 in Charlotte, North Carolina. - Photo Credit: Rainier Ehrhardt/Getty Images CONCORD, NC – (May 24, 2015) – Dale Earnhardt, Jr., driver of the No. 88 Nationwide Chevrolets SS lead the Team Chevy effort at the Coca-Cola 600, round 12 of the NASCAR Sprint Cup circuit at Charlotte Motor Speedway, with a ... FULL STORY »

2015 NSCS Coca-Cola 600 Race Results & Point Standings

Carl Edwards, driver of the #19 Subway Toyota, celebrates with crew members after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on May 24, 2015 in Charlotte, North Carolina. - Photo Credit: Streeter Lecka/Getty Images [table=2736]# = Rookie, Fin = Finish, Str = Start, Pts = Total Points, BPs = Lap Leader Bns Pts, TLd = Times Led, LLd = Laps Led. (i) Ineligible for driver points in this series[table=2737] Source: Timing and Scoring provided by ... FULL STORY »



2015 NSCS Justin Allgaier (BRANDT) - Photo Credit: Grace Wyant Krenrich for Catchfence
Justin Allgaier First Casualty In Coca-Cola 600
no responses - Posted 05.24.15
CONCORD, North Carolina – Justin Allgaier’s hopes for his second top-10 finish of the season in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) took a immediate halt after a crash on Lap 136 in Sunday’s Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte (N.C.) Motor Speedway. It’s been a frustrating couple weeks for Allgaier’s ...FULL STORY »
Kurt Busch, driver of the #41 Haas Automation Chevrolet, practices for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on May 23, 2015 in Charlotte, North Carolina. - Photo Credit: Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images
2015 NSCS Coca-Cola 600 Final Practice Session Speeds
no responses - Posted 05.23.15
Once again at Charlotte Motor Speedway (CMS) in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS), it was Kurt Busch - with a lap speed of 188.653 MPH - showing the quickest way around the track on Saturday during the final Coca-Cola 600 practice session. Kasey Kahne was second quickest with a lap ...FULL STORY »
Kurt Busch, driver of the #41 Haas Automation Chevrolet, stands in the garage area during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Charlotte, North Carolina. - Photo Credit: Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images
2015 NSCS Coca-Cola 600 Second Practice Session Speeds
no responses - Posted 05.23.15
After a day off from on-track activity at Charlotte Motor Speedway (CMS), the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) teams returned to the track Saturday morning for their second Coca-Cola 600 practice session. Kurt Busch, with a lap speed of 192.644 MPH - which was faster than his 14th-place qualifying lap speed ...FULL STORY »
Matt Kenseth, driver of the #20 DeWalt Toyota, poses with the Coors Light Pole Award after qualifying for pole position for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on May 21, 2015 in Charlotte, North Carolina. - Photo Credit: Streeter Lecka/Getty Images
Matt Kenseth wins Charlotte pole for Sunday’s Coca-Cola 600
no responses - Posted 05.22.15
CONCORD, N.C. – After powering to his second pole of the season on Thursday night, Matt Kenseth will start NASCAR’s longer race from the most advantageous position—with his No. 20 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota getting serviced in the most advantageous pit stall. Kenseth ran his fastest lap of the night ...FULL STORY »
Jeff Gordon (center) in the Booth with Alex Alexander (left) and Michael Waltrip (right) for FOX Sports
Jeff Gordon To FOX Booth For 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Season
no responses - Posted 05.22.15
Jeff Gordon will join FOX NASCAR full time in 2016 as an analyst for FOX’s 16th year of NASCAR Sprint Cup Series coverage, the network announced on Thursday. Gordon will join play-by-play announcer Mike Joy and analyst Darrell Waltrip in the booth for the network’s race broadcasts. Chris Myers will ...FULL STORY »
2015 NSCS Driver, Kevin Harvick (Budweiser/Jimmy Johns) - Photo Credit: Jerry Markland/Getty Images
Will Kevin Harvick / Jimmie Johnson Dominance Continue?
no responses - Posted 05.22.15
More than seven months ago, Joey Logano took the checkered in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Kansas Speedway. That was the last time a driver other than Kevin Harvick or Jimmie Johnson won a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series points race at a 1.5-mile intermediate speedway. Harvick won at ...FULL STORY »
2015 NSCS Driver, Jimmie Johnson (Team Lowe's Patriotic) - Photo Credit: Drew Hallowell/Getty Images
Jimmie Johnson finds speed at Charlotte in Thursday’s practice
no responses - Posted 05.22.15
CONCORD, N.C. – After last Saturday’s lackluster performance in the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race, Jimmie Johnson returned to Charlotte Motor Speedway on Thursday still searching for speed. Apparently he found it. In opening practice for Sunday’s Coca-Cola 600 (6 p.m. ET on FOX), Johnson was second on the speed chart to Carl ...FULL STORY »


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