Nov 06

Take a lap at MIS by donating a toy or nonperishable food

Michigan International Speedway Logo BROOKLYN, Mich. (Nov. 6, 2014) – The holiday season is quickly approaching. There’s no better way to get into the holiday spirit than taking a lap around the fastest track in NASCAR and donating to two local charities MIS Cares, the non-profit arm of Michigan International Speedway, will host the sixth annual Charity Track and Toy Drive on Saturday, Dec. 6. The event will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., weather dependent. Guests may take a lap in their personal automobile around the track in exchange for a new, unwrapped toy or a bag of nonperishable food. All items will be donated to the Brooklyn Food Bank in Brooklyn, Michigan, and the U.S. Marines Toys for Tots. In addition, guests will have ... FULL STORY »

Kevin Harvick’s first Sprint Cup title a total team effort
By NASCAR Wire Service

Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Budweiser Chevrolet, celebrates in victory lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 16, 2014 in Homestead, Florida. - Photo Credit: Patrick Smith/Getty Images HOMESTEAD, Fla.— Kevin Harvick walked into his post-race press conference munching a slice of pepperoni pizza. He ended it with 2-year-old son Keelan on his lap and walked out of the room with a bottle of his sponsor’s beer in his hand. All pretty normal stuff. But the 2014 season, to which Harvick applied his exclamation mark Sunday at Homestead-Miami Speedway, was anything but. It was special and quite remarkable for the team, its owners and its driver. Moreover it was about the combined family that Stewart-Haas Racing had become in the last year, bringing in new faces like Harvick and Kurt Busch and talented behind-the-scenes people like eager-to-achieve crew chief Rodney Childers. It’s a family that has experienced rough times. Co-owner Tony Stewart, ... FULL STORY »

Denny Hamlin 2014 NSCS Quicken Loans 500(k) Race Preview

Denny Hamlin, driver of the #11 FedEx Ground Toyota, stands in the garage area during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond International Raceway on April 25, 2014 in Richmond, Virginia. - Photo Credit Drew Hallowell/Getty Images RACE INFO: Event: Quicken Loans 500 Date/Time: Nov. 9/1:00 p.m. MT 2013 winner: Kevin Harvick 2013 polesitter: Jimmie Johnson Distance: 312 laps/312 miles Track Length: 1 mile Banking: 9/11 degrees Track Shape:  Oval EXPRESS NOTES: Texas Recap: Denny Hamlin finished 10th in Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Texas ... FULL STORY »

Jamie McMurray, Kyle Larson 2014 NSCS Quicken Loans 500(k) Race Previews

2014 NSCS Chip Ganassi Racing Drivers Jamie McMurray and Kyle Larson - Photo Credit: Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates Advance Notes RACE SETUP Race: Quicken Loans Race for Heroes 500 Track: Phoenix International Raceway (1.0- mile tri-oval) Drivers: @jamiemcmurray, @KyleLarsonRacin Cars: No. 1 LiftMaster Chevrolet SS, No. 42 Target Chevrolet SS Television: Sunday, Nov. 9 – ESPN (3 p.m. ET) Social: ... FULL STORY »

McDowell Homecoming at Phoenix

2014 NSCS Driver Michael McDowell (Leavine Family Racing) - Photo Credit: Jeff Curry/Getty Images Leavine Family Racing Honors Team Veterans Heading into Final Two Races CONCORD, N.C. (November 6, 2014) – NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Michael McDowell will be returning to his hometown this week as the Leavine Family Racing team heads to Phoenix ... FULL STORY »

Kurt Busch – A Homecoming, of Sorts

2014 NSCS Driver Kurt Busch (Haas Automation) - Photo Credit: Jeff Zelevenasky/Getty Images KANNAPOLIS, N.C. (Nov. 5, 2014) –  Growing up in Las Vegas, Kurt Busch spent the early years of his career competing at tracks along the West Coast. And when he wasn’t behind the wheel of his racecar, the driver of the ... FULL STORY »

Justin Allgaier 2014 NSCS Quicken Loans 500(k) Race Preview

Justin Allgaier (BRANDT) Justin Allgaier No. 51 BRANDT Professional Agriculture Chevrolet Phoenix International Raceway Quicken Loans 500 | November 9, 2014 Heading to the Desert...Justin Allgaier will make his third NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) start at Phoenix International Raceway (PIR) on Sunday afternoon. ... FULL STORY »

Watkins Glen International Set to Repave in 2015

Watkins Glen International Logo WATKINS GLEN, NY (November 5, 2014) – Watkins Glen International President Michael Printup announced Wednesday that the historic track will conduct a repaving project in the summer of 2015. It is the first time the track will be repaved since ... FULL STORY »

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Toyota NASCAR Tidbits – Nov. 3 – 9, 2014
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TWO TO GO:  Two Camry drivers are competing in the ‘Eliminator’ round of this year’s Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) championship playoff.  Denny Hamlin is tied for the series point’s lead while Matt Kenseth sits fifth (-13 points) in the title hunt after Texas.  Less than 20 ...FULL STORY »
2014 NSCS Driver Reed Sorenson on track in the No. 36 Tommy Baldwin Racing Chevrolet SS - Photo Credit: Elsa/Getty Images
Reed Sorenson 2014 NSCS Quicken Loans 500(k) Race Preview
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MOORESVILLE, N.C. (November 5, 2014) - Reed Sorenson will pilot the No. 36 Chevrolet SS this weekend in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Phoenix International Raceway. FLASR, the 4-oz. pocketsize, portable spittoon, will join Sorenson and Tommy Baldwin Racing (TBR) as the primary sponsor partner for the event. Sorenson has ...FULL STORY »
2014 NSCS Driver Michael Annett (Accell Construction) - Photo Credit: Christian Petersen/Getty Images
Michael Annett 2014 NSCS Quicken Loans 500(k) Race Preview
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MOORESVILLE, N.C. (October 1, 2014) - NASCAR Sprint Cup Series rookie Michael Annett and his No. 7 Accell Construction Chevrolet SS team will compete this weekend at Phoenix International Raceway, aiming to turn two consecutive top-25 finishes into three in a row. Annett and his Tommy Baldwin Racing team are heading to Phoenix ...FULL STORY »
2014 NSCS Driver Danica Patrick (GoDaddy) - Photo Credit: Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images
Danica Patrick – Home Game II
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KANNAPOLIS, N.C. (Nov. 5, 2014) – Back in February, the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series headed to Phoenix International Raceway for race number two of 36. This weekend, it will return to Phoenix of the second-to-last race of the year – the Phoenix 500k. For Danica Patrick, driver of the No. 10 ...FULL STORY »
2014 NSCS Driver Ricky Stenhouse Jr (Cargill) - Photo Credit: Chris Graythen/Getty Images
Ricky Stenhouse Jr 2014 NSCS Quicken Loans 500(k) Race Preview
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Ricky Stenhouse Jr. – Phoenix  Advance Team: No. 17 Cargill/Fry’s Ford Fusion Crew Chief: Mike Kelley Primary Chassis: RK- 882 - last raced at Loudon 2 – finished 39th. Backup Chassis: RK- 877 – last raced at Loudon - finished ninth. Stenhouse at Phoenix o   Stenhouse has three career starts at PIR, completing 940 of 940 laps (100%) with an ...FULL STORY »
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Goodyear Racing 2014 Phoenix Int’l Raceway NASCAR (Nov.) Tire Fast Facts
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GOODYEAR TIRE NOTES NASCAR Sprint Cup Series -- Race No. 35 – Quicken Loans Race for Heroes 500 NASCAR Nationwide Series -- Race No. 32 – DAV 200 Honoring America's Veterans NASCAR Camping World Truck Series -- Race No. 21 -- Lucas Oil 150 Phoenix International Raceway (1.0-mile oval) – Avondale, Ariz. Fast Facts for ...FULL STORY »
NASCAR issues penalties against No. 5 and No. 24 teams
no responses - Posted 11.04.14
NASCAR today announced much-anticipated penalties following Sunday's post-race fracas at Texas Motor Speedway involving Brad Keselowski, Jeff Gordon and others, assessing penalties to crew members from the No. 5 and No. 24 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series teams. Jeremy Fuller, a crew member with the No. 5 car (driven by Kasey ...FULL STORY »
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Hendrick Motorsports Will Not Appeal Penalties Announced Today by NASCAR
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CONCORD, N.C. (Nov. 4, 2014) – Hendrick Motorsports will not appeal penalties announced today by NASCAR related to a post-race incident Sunday evening at Texas Motor Speedway. “With NASCAR’s new Chase format, we’re seeing an unprecedented level of intensity every single week,” said Rick Hendrick, owner of Hendrick Motorsports. “Emotions run ...FULL STORY »

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