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Oct 07
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Bayne to Make Roush Fenway Sprint Cup Debut at Charlotte Motor Speedway

NASCAR Driver Trevor Bayne (AdvoCare) - Photo Credit: Jerry Markland/Getty Images CONCORD, N.C. (Oct. 7, 2014) – Trevor Bayne will make his Roush Fenway Racing Sprint Cup debut this weekend at Charlotte (N.C.) Motor Speedway behind the wheel of the No. 6 AdvoCare Ford Fusion. This marks the first time that a No. 6 Roush Fenway Ford will start a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) race since the 2012 season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Bayne will take the wheel of the No. 6 Ford Fusion full time in 2015. “I am very excited to be behind the wheel of the No. 6 AdvoCare Ford Fusion this weekend,” said Bayne. “The No. 6 is such a legendary number to both the sport and this company. To be able to say that I am ... FULL STORY »

Did Brad Keselowski and the No. 2 team really win the Talladega race at Charlotte?
By NASCAR Wire Service

Brad Keselowski, driver of the #2 Redd's Wicked Apple Ale Ford, celebrates in victory lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway on October 19, 2014 in Talladega, Alabama. - Photo Credit: Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images TALLADEGA, Ala.— Against all odds, Brad Keselowski advanced to the Eliminator Round of the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup, capturing victory in a race he had to win on Sunday at Talladega Superspeedway. To be sure, talent played a role, and talent is something Keselowski has in ample supply. Focus was a major factor, too. Throughout the week preceding the Talladega race, during a test session at Martinsville Speedway and on Friday and Saturday at Talladega, Keselowski answered questions from reporters in terse, clipped sentences, preferring not to fuel the fire that came to a blaze on the track and in the garage at Charlotte on the previous Saturday night. Keselowski had his blinders on, and the only point of interest ... FULL STORY »

Matt Kenseth 2014 NSCS Bank of America 500 Race Preview

2014 NSCS Driver Matt Kenseth (Dollar General) - Photo Credit: Robert Laberge/Getty Images Matt Kenseth/No. 20 Dollar General Toyota Preview Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway No. 20 Dollar General Toyota News and Notes: KENSETH BY THE NUMBERS: In 30 Sprint Cup Series career starts at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Matt Kenseth has an average ... FULL STORY »

Greg Biffle 2014 NSCS Bank of America 500 Race Preview

2014 NSCS Driver Greg Biffle (3M) - Photo Credit: Patrick Smith/Getty Images Greg Biffle – Charlotte Advance Team: No. 16 3M Bondo Ford Fusion Crew Chief: Matt Puccia Primary Chassis: RK-922  Last ran Atlanta – finished 10th Backup Chassis: RK-908  Last ran Chicago – finished 23rd ADVANCE NOTES Biffle at Charlotte o   Biffle has 23 starts in the Cup ... FULL STORY »

Junior’s Crew Chief Has Unfinished Business At This Weekend’s Bank of America 500

Steve Letarte is retiring from his crew chief duties for Dale Earnhardt Jr. at the end of the season, but he's still got a lot left to accomplish this season. (CMS/HHP photo) CONCORD, N.C. (Oct. 7, 2014) -- Nobody could ever accuse Steve Letarte of being a late bloomer. In 1996, when most 16-year-olds were serving up burgers at a local fast food joint, Letarte was already working full time for Hendrick Motorsports. ... FULL STORY »

Ryan Newman 2014 NSCS Bank of America 500 Race Preview

2014 NSCS Driver Ryan Newman pits the No. 31 Caterpillar Chevrolet SS - Photo Credit: Jerry Markland/Getty Images Ryan Newman No. 31 Caterpillar Chevrolet SS Event Preview Fact Sheet  This Week's Caterpillar Chevrolet SS at Charlotte Motor Speedway ... Ryan Newman will drive chassis No. 479 in Saturday's 501-mile event. This chassis was utilized earlier this season at Chicagoland Speedway (Start: ... FULL STORY »

Paul Menard 2014 NSCS Bank of Ameria 500 Race Preview

2014 NSCS Driver Paul Menard - Photo Credit: Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images Paul Menard No. 27 Schrock/Menards Chevrolet SS Event Preview Fact Sheet This Week's Schrock/Menards Chevrolet at Charlotte Motor Speedway ... Paul Menard will utilize chassis No. 480 during the Charlotte 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. This is the same No. 27 Chevrolet SS ... FULL STORY »

Austin Dillon 2014 NSCS Bank of America 500 Race Preview

2014 NSCS Driver Austin Dillon (DOW) - Photo Credit: Jamie Squire/Getty Images Austin Dillon No. 3 Dow Chevrolet SS Event Preview Fact Sheet This Week's Dow Chevrolet at Charlotte Motor Speedway ... Austin Dillon will pilot Chassis No. 481 in the Charlotte 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. This is the same Chevrolet SS that Dillon ... FULL STORY »



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Richard Childress Racing 2014 NSCS Bank of America 500 Race Preview
no responses - Posted 10.07.14
Richard Childress Racing  NASCAR Sprint Cup Series News and Notes  Event: Charlotte 500 Date: Saturday, October 11, 2014 Location: Charlotte Motor Speedway Richard Childress Racing's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series history at Charlotte Motor Speedway ... In 142 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series starts at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Richard Childress Racing teams have earned seven points-paying victories ...FULL STORY »
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2014 Joe Gibbs Racing Fall FanFest Scheduled for October 10
no responses - Posted 10.07.14
Busch, Hamlin, Kenseth and Others Available for Autographs; Third Annual JGR FanFest Car Show Part of Fan-Friendly Activities HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. (October 7, 2014) - Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) Fall FanFest will be held this Friday, October 10 from 9 AM to 1 PM at its team headquarters in Huntersville, NC. JGR drivers Kyle ...FULL STORY »
2014 NSCS Driver David Ragan (CSX) - Photo Credit: Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images
Ragan’s CSX Ford to Feature Local Schoolkids’ Signatures
no responses - Posted 10.07.14
Driver Encourages Students to Promise to Play It Safe around Railroad Tracks STATESVILLE, OCT. 7, 2014 - David Ragan, driver of the No. 34 CSX "Play It Safe" Ford, comments on racing at Charlotte Motor Speedway: "We've got our friends at CSX back on the car for Charlotte, which is cool to ...FULL STORY »
2014 NSCS Driver David Gilliland - Photo Credit: Christian Petersen/Getty Images
Gilliland Says Charlotte Character Coming Back
no responses - Posted 10.07.14
Team Takes Intermediate Track Knowledge, New Crew Chief to Home Track STATESVILLE, OCT. 7, 2014 - David Gilliland, driver of the No. 38 MDS Transport Ford, comments on racing at Charlotte Motor Speedway: "The Charlotte race is a home game, which is great. We've got a lot of friends and family of ...FULL STORY »
2014 NSCS Driver Carl Edwards on track in the No. 99 Fastenal Ford Fusion - Photo Credit: Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images
Carl Edwards 2014 NSCS Bank of America 500 Race Preview
no responses - Posted 10.07.14
Carl Edwards – BANK OF AMERICA 500 ADVANCE Team: No. 99 Fastenal Ford Fusion Crew Chief: Jimmy Fennig Primary Chassis: RK-910 Backup Chassis: RK-897 Twitter: @RandyFuller99 ADVANCE NOTES Kansas Recap o    A strategy call from crew chief Jimmy Fennig with 37 laps to go was the move of the race for Edwards and his No. 99 Fastenal team.  ...FULL STORY »
GoPro Motorplex plans to break ground on new, 6,000 SF building on their campus this month.
GoPro Motorplex’s 2015 Expansion Plans Revealed on Eve of Two-Year Anniversary
no responses - Posted 10.06.14
MOORESVILLE, N.C. (Oct. 6, 2014) – Wednesday, Oct. 8 will mark GoPro Motorplex’s two-year anniversary and the 0.7-mile, 11-turn karting track and state-of-the-art facility that sits on 30 acres in Mooresville, NC plans to expand in 2015. “Business continues to pick up as we come to the conclusion of ...FULL STORY »
Bank of America 500
The quick fix for the victims of Kansas? Win at Charlotte
no responses - Posted 10.06.14
KANSAS CITY, Kan.— There’s one gigantic mulligan available on Saturday night at Charlotte Motor Speedway—just one. And three drivers in particular will be fighting tooth-and-nail to take advantage of it. At Kansas Speedway, in Sunday’s Hollywood Casino 400, the Wheel of Ill Fortune landed on “Wipeout” for Jimmie Johnson, Brad Keselowski and ...FULL STORY »
2015 NSCS No, 4 ditech Chevrolet SS
Ditech Mortgage Corp Increases Involvement with Stewart-Haas Racing
no responses - Posted 10.06.14
Will Expand Partnership to Include Two-Race Primary Sponsorship of No. 4 Team and Driver Kevin Harvick Beginning in 2015  CHARLOTTE, N.C., (Oct. 6, 2014) – Ditech Mortgage Corp (“ditech”), one of the mortgage industry’s best-known brands, has significantly increased its partnership with Stewart-Haas Racing (SHR) for the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup ...FULL STORY »


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