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May 02
Saturday

Keeping Up With Erik Jones

NASCAR Driver Erik Jones - Photo Credit: Streeter Lecka/Getty Images Erik Jones, who’ll not turn 19 until later this month, said he’s on a tentative schedule that will find him in 46 races this season, among Sprint Cup, XFINITY and the Camping World Truck Series. Jones will make his first Sprint Cup start next week at Kansas in the Joe Gibbs Racing No. 18 Toyota, though he drove in relief of Denny Hamlin in the Cup race at Bristol on April 19. He’s expected to fill in until Kyle Busch returns from the injuries he suffered at Daytona in February. “I’ve been begging to get in a car since Daytona, so they definitely took their time with it and let me develop this year,” Jones said. “I honestly feel like I've advanced ... FULL STORY »

Many Factors Lead To Dehydration For Denny Hamlin In Charlotte
By Chris Knight

2015 NSCS Driver, Denny Hamlin (FedEx) - Photo Credit: Maddie Meyer/Getty Images CONCORD, North Carolina – Several factors played into NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) driver Denny Hamlin suffering from dehydration late in Sunday’s Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte (N.C.) Motor Speedway. Last weekend’s Sprint All-Star winner complained of not feeling well and suffering a severe headache. Immediately following his eighth place finish, the Martinsville (Va.) Speedway winner was taken to the infield care center for observation. He spent 45 minutes there before being released. Hamlin proved just how well he was feeling after receiving an IV when he interrupted Carl Edwards’ post-race presser with a hug to his Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) teammate who stamped his way into this year’s Chase for the Sprint Cup. “A lot better now. I knew when my ... FULL STORY »

Drivers, Fans Participate in NASCAR’s Biggest Party at Talladega “The Big One on the Blvd” Parade Friday, May 1

Drivers, Fans Participate in NASCAR’s Biggest Party at Talladega “The Big One on the Blvd” Parade Friday, May 1 TALLADEGA, AL – Talladega Superspeedway’s “Big One on the Blvd” – the one-of-a-kind Mardi Gras-style party at NASCAR’s Party Capital – was back Friday night with some of NASCAR’s ultimate stars taking part in all the action. At Talladega anything can ... FULL STORY »

BK Racing Launches Eight-Week American Salute Campaign

2015 NSCS No. 23 "We Salute You" Toyota Camry Rendition CHARLOTTE, NC (May 2, 2015)-BK Racing is excited to announce that the team will participate in an eight-week American Salute Campaign, starting at Charlotte Motor Speedway in North Carolina May 24th. JJ Yeley, driver of the No. 23 Toyota, will run ... FULL STORY »

Danica Patrick Wants To Stay At Stewart-Haas Racing

Danica Patrick, driver of the #10 GoDaddy Chevrolet, stands on the grid during qualifying for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway on April 17, 2015 in Bristol, Tennessee. - Photo Credit: Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images Danica Patrick was brimming with optimism about both her chances at Talladega Superspeedway and her future with Stewart-Haas Racing under new sponsorship. Patrick’s long-time sponsor, GoDaddy.com, announced earlier in the week it would not sponsor her No. 10 Chevrolet next season. ... FULL STORY »

Shaky Run For Dale Earnhardt Jr.

Dale Earnhardt Jr., driver of the #88 Diet Mountain Dew Chevrolet, speaks with the media in the garage area after being involved in an on-track incident during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway on March 29, 2015 in Martinsville, Virginia. - Photo Credit: Daniel Shirey/Getty Images Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s second practice session was cut short Friday afternoon when the No. 88 Chevrolet had vibration problems. Or, as he noted on his radio, “There was a little bloop or something.” His shifter broke during last month’s race at ... FULL STORY »

Brad Keselowski Confident

2015 NASCAR Driver, Brad Keselowski - Photo Credit: Jerry Markland/Getty Images Brad Keselowski was the winner in Talladega’s most recent race, with a victory in a “two-overtime” green-white-checkered finish that propelled him into the Eliminator Round of the 2014 Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship. “Coming back here this weekend after ... FULL STORY »

Sprint Cup drivers feeling positive about new qualifying format at Talladega

2015 GEICO 500 Logo TALLADEGA, Ala.— Saturday's Coors Light Pole qualifying for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series GEICO 500 is the unveiling of still another new format for Talladega Superspeedway, and it meets with wide approval among drivers. "I feel really good about what it's ... FULL STORY »



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Richard Petty Motorsports, SHOP.COM Give Fans a Chance to Send Campers to Victory Junction
no responses - Posted 05.01.15
$5 Donation Made for Each Fan Vote Hornish Receives MOORESVILLE, N.C. (May 1, 2015) - Richard Petty Motorsports (RPM) and partner SHOP.COM have taken the Sprint Fan Vote to a new level and are calling all fans to join in. By voting for the driver of the No. 9 Ford, Sam ...FULL STORY »
Greg Biffle, driver of the #16 Ortho Ford, practices for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway on May 1, 2015 in Talladega, Alabama. - Photo Credit: Matt Sullivan/Getty Images
2015 NSCS GEICO 500 Final Practice Session Speeds
no responses - Posted 05.01.15
Greg Biffle, with a lap speed of 197.929 MPH, was the fastest Friday in the final NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) practice session for Sunday's GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway (TSS). Second fastest in the session with a lap speed of 197.859 MPH was Tony Stewart, and he was followed by ...FULL STORY »
David Ragan, driver of the #18 Pedigree Toyota, practices for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway on May 1, 2015 in Talladega, Alabama. - Photo Credit: Matt Sullivan/Getty Images
2015 NSCS GEICO 500 Q&A with David Ragan
no responses - Posted 05.01.15
DAVID RAGAN, No. 18 Pedigree Toyota Camry, Joe Gibbs Racing How does it feel to return to a track where you have won? "Any track you can come back to that you've won at before is a great feeling. You always relive some of those memories driving through the tunnel and the ...FULL STORY »
NASCAR Driver Ricky Stenhouse Jr - Photo Credit: Todd Warshaw/Getty Images
2015 NSCS GEICO 500 First Practice Session Speeds
no responses - Posted 05.01.15
Friday afternoon at Talladega Superspeedway (TSS) in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS), it was driver Ricky Stenhouse Jr. - with a lap speed of 200.780 MPH - who was the quickest at the end of the first GEICO 500 practice session. Michael Waltrip was second quickest with a lap speed of 200.742 ...FULL STORY »
2015 NASCAR Driver Kevin Harvick - Photo Credit: Robert Laberge/Getty Images
2015 NSCS GEICO 500 Q&Q with Kevin Harvick
no responses - Posted 05.01.15
KEVIN HARVICK, NO. 4 OUTBACK STEAKHOUSE CHEVROLET SS, met with members of the media at Talladega Superspeedway and discussed the new qualifying format for superspeedways, his thoughts on the current NASCAR Sprint Cup Series schedule, this past week’s test at Indianapolis Motor Speedway and many other topics. ANOTHER STRONG RUN FOR ...FULL STORY »


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