Aug 20

Goodyear Racing 2014 Bristol Motor Speedway NASCAR August Tire Fast Facts

Goodyear Racing Logo GOODYEAR TIRE NOTESNASCAR Sprint Cup Series -- Race No. 24 – Irwin Tools Night RaceNASCAR Nationwide Series -- Race No. 23 – Food City 300NASCAR Camping World Truck Series -- Race No. 13 – UNOH 200Bristol Motor Speedway (0.533-mile oval) – Bristol, Tenn.Fast Facts for August 20-23, 2014Tire: Goodyear Eagle Speedway RadialsSet limits: Sprint Cup: 5 sets for practice/qualifying and 10 sets for the race;    Nationwide: 6 sets for the event;         Camping World Truck: 4 sets for the eventTire Codes: Left-side -- D-4416; Right-side -- D-4526Tire Circumference: Left-side -- 87.40 in. (2,220 mm); Right-side -- 88.50 (2,248 mm)Technical Inspection Inflation: Left Front -- 26 psi; Left Rear -- 26 psi;    Right Front -- 42 psi; Right ... FULL STORY »

Late-race surge at Atlanta puts Kahne in Victory Lane—and in the Chase
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Kasey Kahne, driver of the #5 Farmers Insurance Chevrolet, celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Oral-B USA 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway on August 31, 2014 in Hampton, Georgia. - Photo Credit: Jonathan Moore/Getty Images HAMPTON, Ga. – It was Tony Stewart’s return to racing that dominated the headlines before Sunday night’s Oral-B USA 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway, but it was Kasey Kahne who stole the show—and a berth in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup. In a race that went 10 laps beyond its scheduled distance of 325 laps, Kahne surged past Matt Kenseth on the second attempt at a green-white-checkered-flag finish to win for the first time this year and the third time at the 1.54-mile speedway. Kenseth finished second and clinched a Chase spot on points, leaving just two of 16 positions in NASCAR’s 10-race playoff available in Saturday’s regular-season finale at Richmond International Raceway. After streaking into the lead on a restart ... FULL STORY »

Ambrose Feels Bristol Is An Opportunity

2014 NSCS Driver Marcos Ambrose (DeWALT) - Photo Credit: Scott Halleran/Getty Images Team Finished Fifth in March If there is a track where Marcos Ambrose feels he can put himself into The Chase in the remaining races, Bristol Motor Speedway is one of them. Ambrose has six Top-10 and three Top-Five finishes at ... FULL STORY »

#ChaseBound, Almirola and No. 43 Team Return to Bristol Confident in a Top Finish

2014 NSCS Driver Aric Almirola on track in the No. 43 STP Ford Fusion - Photo Credit: Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images STP Returns to the No. 43 and Celebrates First Entry into The Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Aric Almirola and the No. 43 team, now #ChaseBound, return to Bristol Motor Speedway confident in a top finish. The team contended for the ... FULL STORY »

Chevy Reigns Supreme at the ‘World’s Last Great Coliseum’

Team Chevy Logo The Chase Heats Up As Chevy Goes for Five Straight Wins at Bristol DETROIT - (August 19, 2014) – From a famous flat 2.0-mile track to a ‘Tricky Triangle’ to turning left and right and then competing in the backyard of Chevrolet’s ... FULL STORY »

Justin Allgaier 2014 NSCS IRWIN Tools Night Race Preview

2014 NSCS Driver Justin Allgaier (BRANDT) - Photo Credit: Jerry Markland/Getty Images Justin Allgaier No. 51 BRANDT Professional Agriculture Chevrolet Bristol Motor Speedway IRWIN Tools Night Race | August 23, 2014 Back to Bristol...Justin Allgaier will make his second NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) start at Bristol Motor Speedway (BMS) this Saturday night. He finished 17th ... FULL STORY »

Bill Elliott To Be Inducted Into City of Hampton’s Speed Lane on Aug. 28; NASCAR Hauler Parade Scheduled

Bill Elliott - Photo Credit: Rusty Jarrett/Getty Images for NASCAR HAMPTON, Ga. (August 19, 2014) – A 16-time winner of NASCAR’s Most Popular Driver award and a 2015 NASCAR Hall of Fame inductee, Bill Elliott continues to receive accolades for a legendary career behind the wheel of a stock car. ... FULL STORY »

RIR Fans Invited to the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Post-Race Party on the Track

Richmond International Raceway Logo The Party Begins When the Race Ends The 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season at Richmond International Raceway concludes with the September 6, Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Post-Race Party on the Track. That’s right – ALL fans attending RIR’s Federated Auto Parts 400 can ... FULL STORY »

2014 NSCS Driver Ricky Stenhouse Jr drives through the garage are in the No. 17 Ford EcoBoost Ford Fusion - Photo Credit: Jerry Markland/Getty Images
Ricky Stenhouse Jr 2014 NSCS IRWIN Tools Night Race Preview
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Ricky Stenhouse Jr. – IRWIN Tools Night Race Advance Team: No. 17 Ford Ecoboost Ford Fusion Crew Chief: Mike Kelley Primary Chassis: RK- 888 – last raced at Bristol – finished second Backup Chassis: RK-877 – last raced at Loudon – finished ninth ADVANCE NOTES Stenhouse at Bristol o   Stenhouse has three Sprint Cup career starts at the World’s Fastest Half-Mile ...FULL STORY »
Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 Doublemint Toyota, sits in his car in the garage area during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series IRWIN Tools Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway on August 23, 2013 in Bristol, Tennessee. - Photo Credit: Sean Gardner/Getty Images
Kyle Busch Looking for a ‘Fresh’ Start at Bristol
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HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. (Aug. 19, 2014) – When the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series heads to the half-mile bullring at Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway, many naturally look to Kyle Busch as the driver to beat in northeast Tennessee’s “Thunder Valley.” Busch has five Sprint Cup wins at Bristol while also recording eight top-five finishes ...FULL STORY »
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Jeff Gordon Offers Fans a Ride with Him on His AAA Texas 500 Parade Lap
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The NASCAR Champion Will Fly the Prizeo Winner Out to Texas for a Racing Weekend Los Angeles, CA (August 19, 2014). NASCAR driver Jeff Gordon has announced via exclusive video, alongside top Formula One drivers Esteban Gutiérrez and Adrian Sutil, the launch of a campaign on the celebrity charity-fundraising digital platform to raise awareness ...FULL STORY »
2014 NSCS Driver Greg Biffle (3M) - Photo Credit: Patrick Smith/Getty Images
Greg Biffle 2014 NSCS IRWIN Tools Night Race Preview
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Greg Biffle – Bristol Advance Team: No. 16 3M Hire Our Heroes Ford Fusion Crew Chief: Matt Puccia Primary Chassis: RK-896  Last ran Pocono – finished 5th Backup Chassis: RK-879  Last ran Las Vegas – finished 22nd ADVANCE NOTES Biffle at Bristol    o   Biffle has 23 Sprint Cup Series starts at Bristol, earning six top-five and 12 top-10 finishes.  ...FULL STORY »
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Michigan Blood Returns To Spirit of America Blood Drive
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Michigan International Speedway hosting annual blood drive to honor victims and heroes of 9/11 GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (August 19, 2014) – On Thursday, September 11, Michigan Blood and Michigan International Speedway (MIS) renew their partnership at the Spirit of America Blood Drive. This one of a kind event pays tribute to ...FULL STORY »
Danica Patrick, driver of the #10 GoDaddy Chevrolet, right, talks with her crew chief Tony Gibson in the garage area during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Crown Royal Presents The John Wayne Walding 400 at the Brickyard Indianapolis Motor Speedway on July 26, 2014 in Indianapolis, Indiana. - Photo Credit: Chris Graythen/Getty Images
Danica Patrick – It’s Bristol Baby!
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KANNAPOLIS, N.C. (Aug. 19, 2014) – Danica Patrick, crew chief Tony Gibson and the GoDaddy team have already worked a full day at the track this work week. After three days of racing at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, they returned Monday to the 2-mile oval with nine other cars for ...FULL STORY »
Kurt Busch, driver of the #41 Haas Automation Chevrolet, pits during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Kobalt 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on March 9, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. - Photo Credit: Nick Laham/Getty Images
Kurt Busch – Time To Add Another Win to the Bristol Highlight Reel
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KANNAPOLIS, N.C. (Aug. 19, 2014) – It’s difficult not to think of Kurt Busch when talking about Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway. Over the years, the driver of the No. 41 Haas Automation Chevrolet SS for Stewart-Haas Racing (SHR) has crafted quite the highlight reel when it comes to racing and ...FULL STORY »
2014 NSCS Driver David Gilliland (Long John Silver's) - Photo Credit: Jerry Markland/Getty Images
‘You’re On It for Each and Every Lap, for 500 of ‘em’
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Gilliland Loves Bristol Spectacle, MDS Scheme Goes Tennessee Orange STATESVILLE, AUGUST 19, 2014 - David Gilliland, driver of the No. 38 MDS Transport Ford, comments on racing at Bristol Motor Speedway: "The Bristol night race is always a blast. It's one of those bucket-list events that a lot of NASCAR fans have. ...FULL STORY »

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