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Aug 14
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Greg Biffle, Roush Fenway face uphill battle in attempt to make Chase

2015 NSCS Driver, Greg Biffle (ORTHO) - Photo Credit: Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images BROOKLYN, Mich. – Greg Biffle is feeling the stress. Since NASCAR introduced the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup format in 2004, there has never been a playoff in NASCAR’s premier series without a Roush Fenway Racing driver in the field. That could change this season, unless Biffle or one of his RFR teammates (Ricky Stenhouse Jr. or Trevor Bayne) manages to win one of the next four races. Currently 18th in the Sprint Cup standings, Biffle isn't in position to earn a Chase spot on points, and Stenhouse (27th) and Bayne (28th) are even farther out of the picture. The good news is that Biffle is the series leader among active drivers with four victories at Michigan International Speedway, ... FULL STORY »

Jones cruises to victory in Canada, takes NCWTS points lead
By NASCAR Wire Service

Erik Jones, driver of the #4 Toyota Toyota, celebrates in victory lane after winning during the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Chevrolet Silverado 250 at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park on August 30, 2015 in Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada. - Photo Credit: Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images BOWMANVILLE, Ontario - Two weeks ago in the NASCAR XFINITY Series race at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, Alex Tagliani got turned out of the lead by Regan Smith and lost his shot at a win. Today in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Chevrolet Silverado 250 at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, Tagliani had a chance to be the one doing the turning. Heading into Turn 5B on the final lap, Tagliani says he was in a position to push Erik Jones aside and claim victory for himself. But he didn’t. Instead, Tagliani held back as Jones cruised to his second win of the season and vaulted to the top of the NCWTS point standings. “If I would have stayed where I was he ... FULL STORY »

2015 NSCS Pure Michigan 400 Starting Lineup

Matt Kenseth, driver of the #20 Dollar General Toyota, walks on pit road during qualifying for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan International Speedway on August 14, 2015 in Brooklyn, Michigan. - Photo Credit: Rey Del Rio/Getty Images [table=2872](i) Ineligible for Driver Points in this Series # Denotes Rookie Source: Timing and Scoring provided by NASCARMedia/NASCAR Statistics FULL STORY »

KHI Management Inks Multi-Year Agreement For Kevin Harvick With Legendary New Era Cap

KHI Management Logo Charlotte, N.C. (Aug. 13, 2015) -- KHI Management has inked a multi-year agreement on behalf of reigning NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Kevin Harvick with the legendary New Era Cap company. The nearly century-old New Era Cap, a leading ... FULL STORY »

Ford Performance 2015 NSCS Pure Michigan 400 Post-Qualifying Recaps

Ford Performance Logo JOEY LOGANO, No. 21 Shell Pennzoil Ford Fusion (Qualified 10th) – “Well, we aren’t in first so we aren’t satisfied with it. Qualifying here is very interesting, for sure. I had my hands full I can tell you that much. ... FULL STORY »

Gordon earns a stay at the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island

(L-R)Michigan International Speedway president Roger Curtis speaks to Jeff Gordon, driver of the #24 Pepsi Chevrolet, during a press conference before practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan International Speedway on August 14, 2015 in Brooklyn, Michigan. - Photo Credit: Josh Hedges/Getty Images BROOKLYN, Mich. (Aug. 14, 2015) – Michigan International Speedway president Roger Curtis congratulated NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Jeff Gordon on his final event at MIS with a vacation at the iconic Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island, Michigan. “I know Jeff ... FULL STORY »

2015 NSCS Pure Michigan 400 Q&A with Jeff Gordon

Jeff Gordon, driver of the #24 Pepsi Chevrolet, holds a press conference before practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan International Speedway on August 14, 2015 in Brooklyn, Michigan. - Photo Credit: Josh Hedges/Getty Images JEFF GORDON, NO. 24 PEPSI CHEVROLET SS, met with members of the media at Michigan International Speedway (MIS) and discussed his memories of racing at MIS, his thoughts on the high downforce package teams are competing with this weekend and ... FULL STORY »

2015 NSCS Pure Michigan 400 First Practice Session Speeds

2015 NSCS Driver, Carl Edwards, on track in the No. 19 Arris Toyota Camry. - Photo Credit: Jerry Markland/Getty Images [table=2867](i) Ineligible for Driver Points in this Series # Denotes Rookie Source: Timing and Scoring provided by NASCARMedia/NASCAR Statistics FULL STORY »



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Aric Almirola Under the Weather
no responses - Posted 08.14.15
Aric Almirola is under the weather today with what the team hopes is a 24-hour virus. In an effort to allow Almirola to rest and recover, two-time NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Champion Matt Crafton has been tapped to practice the No. 43 Armour Ford today at Michigan International Speedway. ...FULL STORY »
2015 NSCS Driver Matt Kenseth (Dollar General) - Photo Credit: Jerry Markland/Getty Images
2015 NSCS Pure Michigan 400 Q&A with Matt Kenseth
no responses - Posted 08.14.15
MATT KENSETH, No. 20 Dollar General Toyota Camry, Joe Gibbs Racing Are you looking forward to racing here at Michigan? “With this organization, I feel like we have been running really good here the last few months and hopefully we can continue this weekend.” How do you approach this race with the aero ...FULL STORY »
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Seventh Annual NASCAR After The Lap® Event And Sweepstakes Returns
no responses - Posted 08.14.15
All 16 Chase For The NASCAR Sprint Cup Drivers To Attend Sweepstakes Prizes Include 2016 Ford F-150, Trips To Las Vegas, and more DAYTONA BEACH, FLA. (AUGUST 14, 2015) — NASCAR® announced today that NASCAR After The Lap, sponsored by Ford and Sprint, will return to Las Vegas for its seventh-consecutive ...FULL STORY »
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2015 NSCS Pure Michigan 400 Q&A with Greg Biffle & Jack Roush
no responses - Posted 08.14.15
Greg Biffle, driver of the No. 16 Ortho Ford Fusion and team owner Jack Roush, met with media members at Michigan International Speedway Friday morning to kick off race weekend in the Irish Hills. Roush and Biffle are no strangers to success at MIS over the years with Biffle securing ...FULL STORY »
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CNC Distributor Makes History with NASCAR Sprint Series Team Sponsorship
no responses - Posted 08.13.15
Champion Machinery Announces 2015 Season Partnership with Premium Motorsports August 13, 2015 – Charlotte, NC – National machine tool distributor, Champion Machinery, is proud to announce their sponsorship of the #98 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Ford of Premium Motorsports for the 2015 season. Champion Machinery is the first CNC machine tool distributor ...FULL STORY »
2015 NSCS Driver, Denny Hamlin, driver of the #11 FedEx Freight Toyota - Photo Credit: Rainier Ehrhardt/Getty Images
Denny Hamlin 2015 NSCS Pure Michigan 400 Race Preview
no responses - Posted 08.13.15
Denny Hamlin #11 FedEx Freight Toyota Joe Gibbs Racing Race Info: Race: Pure Michigan 400 Date/Time: Aug. 16/2:30 p.m. ET Distance: 200 laps/400 miles Track Length: 2 miles Track Shape: Oval Banking: 18 degrees 2014 Winner: Jeff Gordon Express Notes: Watkins Glen Recap: Denny Hamlin finished 27th in Sunday’s 90-lap NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Watkins Glen International after being forced ...FULL STORY »


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