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Jun 27
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Keselowski Leads Penske Front Row Sweep in Quaker State 400 Qualifying

Brad Keselowski, driver of the #2 Miller Lite Ford, poses with the Coors Light Pole Award after qualifying for the pole for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Quaker State 400 presented by Advance Auto Parts at Kentucky Speedway on June 27, 2014 in Sparta, Kentucky. - Photo Credit: Christian Petersen/Getty Images Sparta, Ky. - Brad Keselowski knocked teammate Joey Logano from the top spot in the final round of Quaker State 400 qualifying with a blistering lap of 188.791 mph that earned him the pole for Saturday's race at Kentucky Speedway. It's the third front row sweep by the Penske Racing drivers and third pole for Keselowski this season. "The last year's we were off in qualifying, so yin yang, it's balancing back out," the driver of the No. 2 Ford said. "I'm proud of that. I'm really happy….We've just got to make it count on race day. Qualifying is great but at the end of the week, or the start of the next week on Monday, nobody talks about who qualified on ... FULL STORY »

Conway’s gamble pays off in Race 2 win in Toronto
By Press Release

Mike Conway of England driver of the #20 Ed Carpenter Racing Dallara Chevrolet celebrates after winning the Verizon IndyCar Series Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach on April 13, 2014 on the streets of Long Beach, California. - Photo Credit: Robert Laberge/Getty Images TORONTO (Sunday, July 20, 2014) - Mike Conway earned his second Verizon IndyCar Series victory of the season by holding off Tony Kanaan over a three-lap sprint to the finish in the second race of the Honda Indy Toronto doubleheader. Conway, driving the No. 20 Fuzzy's Ultra Premium Vodka car for Ed Carpenter Racing, won by 3.5418 seconds following a Lap 54 restart after a red flag with 4 minutes, 23 seconds left in the 80-minute race. INDYCAR Race Control called for the red flag to freeze the field on Lap 52 after a multiple-car incident in Turn 3. Will Power finished third in the No. 12 Verizon Team Penske car and Charlie Kimball advanced 12 positions from his 16th-place starting position ... FULL STORY »

Ford Racing 2014 NSCS Quaker State 400 Post-Qualifying Recaps

Ford Racing Logo JOEY LOGANO – No. 22 Shell/Pennzoil Ford Fusion – PRESS CONFERENCE – “It’s gonna take quite a bit, that’s for sure.  It’s such a tricky track and the way you get over the bumps and the way you hit the bumps, if you miss ... FULL STORY »

Jeff Gordon, NASCAR Sprint Cup Point Leader, Leads the Way for Team Chevy at Kentucky

Jeff Gordon, driver of the #24 Drive to End Hunger Chevrolet, walks in the garage area during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Quaker State 400 presented by Advance Auto Parts at Kentucky Speedway on June 27, 2014 in Sparta, Kentucky. - Photo Credit: Christian Petersen/Getty Images Eight Team Chevy SS Drivers Qualify in Top 12  SPARTA, KY. – June 27, 2014 – NASCAR Sprint Cup Series point leader, Jeff Gordon, led the way for Team Chevy in qualifying today at Kentucky Speedway, the 17th stop on the 2014 tour.  Gordon ... FULL STORY »

Team Chevy 2014 NSCS Quaker State 400 Post-Qualifying Recaps

Team Chevy Logo JEFF GORDON, NO. 24 DRIVE TO END HUNGER CHEVROLET SS – QUALIFIED 3RD ON HIS QUALIFYING EFFORT: “Oh my gosh you never want to be satisfied unless you are on the pole or in Victory Lane, but this sort of feels like ... FULL STORY »

Toyota Racing 2014 NSCS Quaker State 400 Post-Qualifying Recaps

Toyota Racing Logo DENNY HAMLIN, No. 11 FedEx Office Toyota Camry, Joe Gibbs Racing Starting Position:  4th How was the qualifying session? “It wasn’t bad really.  We got faster every run, which is similar to what we did in Pocono.  We’re getting better.  Fourth is a little better than I expected ... FULL STORY »

2014 NSCS Quaker State 400 Starting Lineup

Brad Keselowski, driver of the #2 Miller Lite Ford, drives during qualifying for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Quaker State 400 presented by Advance Auto Parts at Kentucky Speedway on June 27, 2014 in Sparta, Kentucky. - Photo Credit: Gregory Shamus/Getty Images Two Poles in One Day for Brad Keselowski. Adds Cup Pole to Tonight's Nationwide Pole Brad Keselowski became the new NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) qualifying track record holder at Kentucky Speedway Friday night, as he recorded a record shattering qualifying ... FULL STORY »

2014 NSCS Quaker State 400 Q&A with Driver Jeff Gordon

2014 NSCS Driver Jeff Gordon (AARP Drive to End Hunger) - Photo Credit: Sarah Glenn/Getty Images JEFF GORDON, NO. 24 DRIVE TO END HUNGER CHEVROLET SS, met with members of the media and discussed the bumpy Kentucky track, his thoughts on marking Kentucky off as the final track on the schedule he has yet to record ... FULL STORY »



2014 NSCS Driver Ryan Newman (Caterpillar) - Photo Credit: Nick Laham/Getty Images
2014 NSCS Quaker State 400 Q&A with Driver Ryan Newman
no responses - Posted 06.27.14
RYAN NEWMAN, NO. 31 CATERPILLAR CHEVROLET SS met with media and discussed his ‘best/worst’ season to date, the characteristics of the Kentucky race track, upcoming qualifying at Daytona, and more. Full Transcript  TALK ABOUT CATERPILLAR RENEWING THEIR SPONSORSHIP AND WHAT THAT MEANS TO THE TEAM “It’s great for all of RCR and ...FULL STORY »
Quaker State 400 Presented by Advance Auto Parts
Friday Notebook: Kentucky possible gateway to Chase; Plus Jimmie Johnson; Brendan Gaughan
no responses - Posted 06.27.14
Kentucky possible gateway to Chase: The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series will host just their fourth race at Kentucky Speedway Saturday night. In the previous three races, the Quaker State 400 presented by Advance Auto Parts has produced three different race winners, as well as three different pole sitters (2011 pole sitter ...FULL STORY »
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Halftime Party and Fan Garage Experience Return to Pocono
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Fan-Driven Experiences Back for August 3 GoBowling.com 400 LONG POND, PA (June 27, 2014) – Back by popular demand, Pocono Raceway announced today the Bud Light Halftime Party and the Tricky Triangle Garage Experience will be offered at the GoBowling.com 400 at Pocono Raceway. Both fan experiences were a success at this year’s Pocono ...FULL STORY »
Brad Keselowski, driver of the #2 Miller Lite Ford, during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Quaker State 400 presented by Advance Auto Parts at Kentucky Speedway on June 27, 2014 in Sparta, Kentucky. - Photo Credit: Todd Warshaw/Getty Images
2014 NSCS Quaker State 400 Final Practice Session Speeds
no responses - Posted 06.27.14
Brad Keselowski, with a lap speed of 183.101mph, put up the quickest speed in Friday afternoon's final NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) practice session for Saturday night's Quaker State 400 at Kentucky Speedway. Second quickest in the session was Matt Kenseth with a lap speed of 182.309mph, followed by series Rookie of the ...FULL STORY »
Jamie McMurray, driver of the #1 LEXAR Chevrolet, during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Quaker State 400 presented by Advance Auto Parts at Kentucky Speedway on June 27, 2014 in Sparta, Kentucky. - Photo Credit: Todd Warshaw/Getty Images
Lexar Shows-Off Its Colors in the Bluegrass State
no responses - Posted 06.27.14
Will be Primary Sponsor on McMurray’s No. 1 Chevrolet SS at Kentucky Speedway CONCORD, N.C. (June 27, 2014) – Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates (CGRFS) and Lexar announce an extension of their continued partnership to be the primary sponsor on the No. 1 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) Chevrolet SS driven ...FULL STORY »
NSCS Driver Clint Bowyer (5 hour ENERGY) - Photo Credit Rob Carr/Getty Images
2014 NSCS Quaker State 400 Q&A with Driver Clint Bowyer
no responses - Posted 06.27.14
CLINT BOWYER, No. 15 5-hour ENERGY Toyota Camry, Michael Waltrip Racing Is Kentucky Speedway a track you look forward to racing? “I’m really looking forward to getting back here -- we ran second here last race.  More importantly, hungry for a win.  There’s obviously a lot of teams that are hungry for a win, but ...FULL STORY »
2014 NSCS Driver Kyle Larson (Target) - Photo Credit: Jerry Markland/Getty Images
2014 NSCS Quaker State 400 First Practice Session Speeds
no responses - Posted 06.27.14
It was the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) team's turn for on-track activity at Kentucky Speedway on Friday, and during the first Quaker State 400 practice session, it was series Rookie of the Year (ROTY)  contender, Kyle Larson, posting the fastest lap speed of 183.549mph. (Note: Dale Earnhardt, Jr., currently holds ...FULL STORY »
U.S. President Barack Obama (C) poses for a picture with the 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Champion Jimmie Johnson (5thR), team owner Rick Hendrick (3rd L), crew chief Chad Knaus (4th L), during an event in the East Room of the White House on June 25, 2014 in Washington, DC. Johnson was honored for winning his 6th Sprint Cup championship. - Photo Credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images
2014 NSCS Quaker State 400 Q&A with Driver Jimmie Johnson
no responses - Posted 06.27.14
JIMMIE JOHNSON, NO. 48 LOWE’S CHEVROLET SS met with media and discussed visiting the White House last week, how his season is progressing, the rough track at Kentucky, his teammates, and more. Full Transcript:  TALK ABOUT BEING AT THE WHITE HOUSE THIS WEEK AND BEING RECOGNIZED BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE ...FULL STORY »


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