Aug 01

Construction Activities Shift Into High Gear

DAYTONA Rising: Reimagining an American Icon Logo DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – After successfully hosting another series of events during last month’s Coke Zero 400 Weekend Powered By Coca-Cola, Daytona International Speedway will significantly ramp up construction activities for the $400 million DAYTONA Rising redevelopment project. The average number of daily construction workers will increase from 600 to 850 during the peak summer months, representing the largest construction team since the project’s inception. “We are proud of our accomplishments to date but will certainly put the pedal to the metal in the months ahead,” said Daytona International Speedway President Joie Chitwood III. “Our plan is to open 40 percent of the new stadium by Budweiser Speedweeks 2015; therefore it’s important for us to continue the momentum.” Key accomplishments to date:          Installed ... FULL STORY »

Late-race surge at Atlanta puts Kahne in Victory Lane—and in the Chase
By NASCAR Wire Service

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 »

Majority of Atlanta Motor Speedway’s Labor Day Weekend Ticket Specials Expire Aug. 4

Atlanta Motor Speedway Logo HAMPTON, Ga. (July 31, 2014) – Fans have a very limited amount of time to take advantage of many of the ticket specials for Atlanta Motor Speedway’s Labor Day Weekend of NASCAR night racing. A majority of the limited-time offers ... FULL STORY »

Whitt to Pilot the No.26 Toyota of Scranton Toyota Camry at Pocono

2014 NSCS No. 26 Toyota of Scraton Toyota Camry STATESVILLE, N.C. (July 31, 2014) - The ownership and staff of the region's number one Toyota dealership, Toyota of Scranton announced today a breakthrough sponsorship of the No.26 Toyota Camry, driven by Sunoco Rookie of the Year contender Cole Whitt at ... FULL STORY »

Laps for Life Blood Drive Set for Sept. 11 at Talladega Superspeedway, International Motorsports Hall of Fame

American Red Cross Community Chapter Executive Peggy Mann (left) and Talladega Superspeedway Chairman Grant Lynch (right) get ready for the “Fan Track Drive” event on July 26, which will give fans the opportunity to drive around the historic 2.66-mile track in their passenger cars. TALLADEGA, AL – The annual American Red Cross-Talladega Superspeedway “Laps for Life” blood drive returns to Talladega Superspeedway on Thursday, September 11, from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the Fox Sports1 Dome at the International Motorsports Hall of Fame. This ... FULL STORY »

Mark Martin Returns ‘Home’ to Roush Fenway Racing

Mark Martin - Photo Credit: Geoff Burke/Getty Images for NASCAR NASCAR legend returns to Roush Fenway as driver development coach CONCORD, N.C. (July 31, 2014) –Roush Fenway Racing announces that legendary NASCAR driver Mark Martin is returning to the race team where he excelled behind the wheel for almost 20 years - ... FULL STORY »

2014 Olympic Gold Medalists will serve as grand marshals for Pure Michigan 400

Meryl Davis & Charlie White - 2014 Gold BROOKLYN, Mich. (July 31, 2014) – The United States ice dancing team of Meryl Davis and Charlie White will serve as the grand marshals for the Pure Michigan 400 on August 17 at Michigan International Speedway. White and Davis, the 2014 Olympic Champion ... FULL STORY »

Dover International Speedway’s annual 9/11 Memorial Blood Drive set for Thursday, Sept. 11

Dover International Speedway Logo Donate to receive complimentary pair of tickets to Sept. 27, 2014 NASCAR Nationwide Series race DOVER, Del. – Dover International Speedway plans to once again pay tribute to the victims of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks with its annual 9/11 Memorial ... FULL STORY »

2014 NSCS Chip Ganassi Racing Drivers Jamie McMurray and Kyle Larson - Photo Credit: Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images
Jamie McMurray, Kyle Larson 2014 NSCS 400 Race Previews
no responses - Posted 07.31.14
Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates Advance Notes  RACE SETUP  Race: 400 – 160 laps/400 miles – #GoBowling400 Track: Pocono Raceway (2.5 mile tri-oval) – @poconoraceway Drivers: @jamiemcmurray, @KyleLarsonRacin Cars: No. 1 Bad Boy Buggies Chevrolet SS, No. 42 Target Chevrolet SS Television: Sunday, August 3, ESPN (1:00 p.m. ET) Social: @CGRTeams #TeamTarget #TeamGanassi I BET YOU ...FULL STORY »
2014 NSCS Driver Ricky Stenhouse Jr (Zest) - Photo Credit: Nick Laham/Getty Images
Stenhouse Jr. and Roush Fenway Racing to Remain ‘Zestfully Clean’ in ‘15
no responses - Posted 07.30.14
Zest set to launch into fourth season of partnership with Roush Fenway and No. 17 team CONCORD, N.C. (July 30, 2014) – Roush Fenway Racing today announced that it has extended its partnership with Zest and the No. 17 Ford Fusion driven by two-time NASCAR champion Ricky Stenhouse Jr., into the 2015 ...FULL STORY »
Greg Biffle, driver of the #16 Ford - Photo Credit: Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images
Greg Biffle 2014 NSCS 400 Race Preview
no responses - Posted 07.30.14
Greg Biffle – Pocono  Advance Team: No. 16 3M Throwback Ford Fusion Crew Chief: Matt Puccia Primary Chassis: RK-890  Last ran Kentucky – finished 14th Backup Chassis: RK-879  Last ran Las Vegas – finished 22nd ADVANCE NOTES Biffle at Pocono o   Biffle has 23 Sprint Cup career starts at Pocono, with an average finish of 16.4. o   In 2010 he earned ...FULL STORY »
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National Anthem Singers, Pre-Race Entertainment and Grand Marshals Announced for 400 Weekend
no responses - Posted 07.30.14
Performances by Eric Lee Beddingfield and Lucy Angel LONG POND, PA (July 30, 2014) – Country recording artists Eric Lee Beddingfield and Lucy Angel will perform during the 400 race weekend at Pocono Raceway. NASCAR legend Richard Petty, on behalf of, will serve as Grand Marshal for the 400 ...FULL STORY »
2014 NSCS Driver Justin Allgaier - Photo Credit: Chris Graythen/Getty Images
Justin Allgaier 2014 NSCS 400 Race Preview
no responses - Posted 07.30.14
Justin Allgaier No. 51 AccuDoc Solutions Chevrolet Pocono Raceway 400 | August 3, 2014 Tricky Triangle for the Second Time...Justin Allgaier will be making his second NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) start this weekend at Pocono Raceway (Pocono). His first NSCS start was earlier this season in June at the ...FULL STORY »
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Crew chief Greg Ives to lead the No. 88 team in 2015
no responses - Posted 07.30.14
CONCORD, N.C. (July 30, 2014) – Crew chief Greg Ives will rejoin Hendrick Motorsports following the 2014 NASCAR season to lead the No. 88 Sprint Cup Series team of driver Dale Earnhardt Jr.Ives, 34, was race engineer for Jimmie Johnson’s historic run of five consecutive Sprint Cup championships (2006-2010) with the ...FULL STORY »
2014 NSCS No. 24 Crew Chief Alan Gustafson - Photo Credit: Jerry Markland/Getty Images
2014 NSCS 400 Q&A with Crew Chief Alan Gustafson
no responses - Posted 07.30.14
ALAN GUSTAFSON, CREW CHIEF, NO. 24 AXALTA CHEVROLET SS, WAS THE GUEST OF THIS WEEK’S NASCAR TELECONFERENCE. THE MODERATOR:  Good morning, everyone.  We're joined today by Alan Gustafson, crew chief of the No. 24 Axalta Chevrolet for Hendrick Motorsports and driver Jeff Gordon in the Sprint Cup Series.  Alan led the 24 ...FULL STORY »

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