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Aug 29
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2014 NSCS Oral-B USA 500 Starting Lineup

2014 NSCS Driver Kevin Harvick on track at Atlanta Motor Speedway in the No. 4 Jimmy Johns Chevy SS - Photo Credit: Jeff Curry/Getty Images For the second consecutive NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) weekend, it's Kevin Harvick taking the pole, as Harvick runs a qualifying lap speed of 190.398mph, to lead the field on Sunday for the Oral-B 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway. This was Harvick's sixth series pole of the 2014 season, his twelfth series career pole and his first series pole at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Starting second on the outside pole with a qualifying lap speed of 190.058mph, will be Brad Keselowski; followed by series Rookie of the Year (ROTY) contender, Kyle Larson (189.883mph) starting third, Ryan Newman (189.396) fourth and Matt Kenseth (188.996) starts fifth. Rounding out the top-ten starting positions will be Martin Truex, Jr. (188.918mph) starting sixth, Aric Almirola (188.629) seventh, Kyle ... FULL STORY »

Contender Media Day Notebook; Featuring Talladega; Joey Logano and Keelan Harvick
By NASCAR Wire Service

Contenders concerned about Chase cut-off at Talladega: The key to surviving the Contender Round of the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup, a three-race stretch that begins this Sunday at Kansas Speedway, then rolls into Charlotte Motor Speedway on Oct. 11 and finally ends Oct. 19 at Talladega Superspeedway, is to arrive at Talladega not having to worry about surviving. So said the Chase drivers interviewed Wednesday at Contender Media Day at the NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte, N.C. None said they relish the idea of arriving at 'Dega needing to win -- or even pull off a strong finish -- to avoid being one of the four drivers who will be eliminated from the Chase field after that race. “My guess ... FULL STORY »

2014 NSCS Oral-B USA 500 Q&A with Jeff Gordon

Jeff Gordon, driver of the #24 Panasonic Chevrolet, practices for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Oral-B USA 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway on August 29, 2014 in Hampton, Georgia. - Photo Credit: Jeff Curry/Getty Images JEFF GORDON, NO. 24 PANASONIC CHEVROLET SS, met with members of the media at Atlanta Motor Speedway and discussed making his 750th start at Atlanta Motor Speedway, his longevity, last week at Bristol, Atlanta’s 2015 date and many other topics. TALK ... FULL STORY »

2014 NSCS Oral-B USA 500 Q&A with Brian Vickers

2014 NSCS Driver Brian Vickers (Aaron's) - Photo Credit: Drew Hallowell/Getty Images BRIAN VICKERS, No. 55 Aaron’s Dream Machine Toyota Camry, Michael Waltrip Racing How did your visit go yesterday with the Brookhaven Boys and Girls Club talking about Math, Science and Engineering? “It worked out great.  It’s a really interesting program that Aaron’s has ... FULL STORY »

2014 NSCS Oral-B USA 500 Q&A with Greg Biffle

Greg Biffle, driver of the #16 Ortho Fire Ant Killer Ford, stands in the garage area during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Oral-B USA 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway on August 29, 2014 in Hampton, Georgia. - Photo Credit: Jerry Markland/Getty Images Greg Biffle, driver of the No. 16 Ortho Ford Fusion, is holding down the final Chase spot going into this weekend’s Oral B USA 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway.  Biffle spoke about his bubble position with members of the media after ... FULL STORY »

2014 NSCS Oral-B USA 500 First Practice Session Speeds

2014 NSCS Driver Carl Edwards (Subway) - Photo Credit: Jerry Markland/Getty Images Carl Edwards, with a lap speed of 192.855mph, was the quickest Friday afternoon during the first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) practice session for Sunday night's Oral-B USA 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Second quickest with a lap speed of 191.628mph, ... FULL STORY »

NASCAR Driver Cole Whitt Makes Pit Stop at Rinnai Headquarters

BK Racing Logo Cole Whitt visits Rinnai HQ to celebrate the brand's NASCAR sponsorship Peachtree City, Ga., August 29, 2014 - Popular NASCAR driver Cole Whitt made a pit stop at Rinnai headquarters in Peachtree City today to celebrate the tankless water heater ... FULL STORY »

2014 NSCS Oral-B USA 500 Q&A with Ty Dillon

2014 NASCAR Driver Ty Dillon - Photo Credit: Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images TY DILLON, NO. 33 REALTREE/RHEEM CHEVROLET SS, met with members of the media at Atlanta Motor Speedway and discussed making his NASCAR Sprint Cup Series debut at Atlanta, what he likes about this track and many other topics.   TALK ABOUT YOUR ... FULL STORY »



NASCAR President Mike Helton speaks with the media during a press conference prior to practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Oral-B USA 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway on August 29, 2014 in Hampton, Georgia. - Photo Credit: Jonathan Moore/Getty Images
2014 NSCS Oral-B USA 500 Q&A with NASCAR President Mike Helton
no responses - Posted 08.29.14
An interview with: MIKE HELTON  THE MODERATOR:  Welcome to NASCAR weekend at Atlanta Motor Speedway.  As you know, Tony Stewart will be returning to NASCAR competition today, will be participating in fact in practice starting within the half hour at 2:30 and then will participate in qualifying later this evening. For this reason ...FULL STORY »
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2014 NSCS Oral-B USA 500 Q&A with Tony Stewart & Brett Frood
no responses - Posted 08.29.14
An interview with: TONY STEWART & BRETT FROOD  THE MODERATOR:  Good morning.  I'm director of communication for Stewart-Haas Racing.  Up here is Tony Stewart, driver/owner of Stewart-Haas Racing, and Brett Frood, executive vice president of Stewart-Haas Racing. Tony has prepared some remarks.  We'll let him read those. TONY STEWART:  Thanks. This has been one of the ...FULL STORY »
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Childress, Jarrett, Bodine Headline Legends Club at Chicagoland Speedway, Sept. 12-14
no responses - Posted 08.29.14
Childress, Jarrett and Bodine Will be Inducted Throughout Triple-Header Weekend, Sept. 12 - 14 Joliet, Ill. – August 29, 2014 – Chicagoland Speedway today announced Richard Childress, Dale Jarrett and Brett Bodine will be inducted in the Legends Club this September as part of a triple-header weekend to kick off the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup. Featuring ...FULL STORY »
2014 NSCS Driver Dale Earnhardt Jr (Nationwide Insurance)
Nationwide to sponsor No. 88 team at Richmond
no responses - Posted 08.29.14
CONCORD, N.C. – When Dale Earnhardt Jr. races Sept. 6 at Richmond International Raceway, Nationwide will be on his side as the company makes an early debut as a primary sponsor of the No. 88 Chevrolet SS team in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. Nationwide, which in May announced it will join Hendrick Motorsports next ...FULL STORY »
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NASCAR Hauler Showcase and Parade returns to Dover on Thursday, Sept. 25
no responses - Posted 08.29.14
DOVER, Del. – Dover International Speedway is pleased to announce a special kickoff to the Sept. 26-28, 2014 race weekend with the return of the popular NASCAR Hauler Showcase and Parade. The event is set for Thursday, Sept. 25 from 4 to 6 p.m. and begins at the Blue Hen Corporate ...FULL STORY »
2014 NSCS Driver Tony Stewart (Mobi1/Bass Pro Shops) - Photo Credit: Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images
Tony Stewart to return to racing at Atlanta
no responses - Posted 08.28.14
Stewart-Haas Racing today announced that Tony Stewart will return to racing this weekend, participating in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series events at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Stewart returns to the race track for the first time since the fatal sprint car accident at Canandaigua (New York) Motorsports Park on Aug. 9 involving ...FULL STORY »
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OSRAM SYLVANIA, NHMS Launch Champion Camper Contest for SYLVANIA 300
no responses - Posted 08.28.14
Prizes Include Trips to Bank of America 500 and End of Season Drivers’ Awards Banquet in Las Vegas! Danvers, Mass., August, 2014 – To help celebrate this year’s SYLVANIA 300, the second race in the Chase for the NASCAR® Sprint® Cup taking place Sept. 21, North American lighting leader OSRAM SYLVANIA and New Hampshire Motor Speedway (NHMS) are launching two exciting ...FULL STORY »
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PIR Teams Up with Paralyzed Veterans of America this Veterans Day
no responses - Posted 08.28.14
Phoenix International Raceway hosts “$1, $3, $5…Let Freedom Drive” Donation Campaign Benefitting Paralyzed Veterans  Phoenix, Ariz. – Phoenix International Raceway President Bryan R. Sperber announced today that Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA) has joined the track’s family of partners.  This Veterans Day, individuals purchasing tickets online or by phone will have the ...FULL STORY »


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