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Brad Keselowski and Matt Kenseth: What a difference a week makes

Brad Keselowski (second from left), driver of the #2 Detroit Genuine Parts Ford, speaks with the media after the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on October 11, 2014 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo Credit: Streeter Lecka / Getty Images) TALLADEGA, Ala.— As luck would have it, the driver who had Brad Keselowski in a headlock on Oct. 11 helped push Keselowski’s No. 2 Team Penske Ford to victory in Sunday’s GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway. With drafting help on the final restart from Matt Kenseth, with whom Keselowski had tangled on and off the track at Charlotte a week earlier, Keselowski got the win he desperately needed to advance to the Eliminator Round of the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup. “If he (Kenseth) could have flipped him to win the race, he probably would have,” quipped third-place finisher Clint Bowyer. “That’s just competition. Matt needed to push the 2 to get his best position and get himself in an overall ... FULL STORY »

Kevin Harvick’s first Sprint Cup title a total team effort
By NASCAR Wire Service

Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Budweiser Chevrolet, celebrates in victory lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 16, 2014 in Homestead, Florida. - Photo Credit: Patrick Smith/Getty Images HOMESTEAD, Fla.— Kevin Harvick walked into his post-race press conference munching a slice of pepperoni pizza. He ended it with 2-year-old son Keelan on his lap and walked out of the room with a bottle of his sponsor’s beer in his hand. All pretty normal stuff. But the 2014 season, to which Harvick applied his exclamation mark Sunday at Homestead-Miami Speedway, was anything but. It was special and quite remarkable for the team, its owners and its driver. Moreover it was about the combined family that Stewart-Haas Racing had become in the last year, bringing in new faces like Harvick and Kurt Busch and talented behind-the-scenes people like eager-to-achieve crew chief Rodney Childers. It’s a family that has experienced rough times. Co-owner Tony Stewart, ... FULL STORY »

Three Team Chevy Drivers Advance to ‘Eliminator’ Round of Sprint Cup Chase

Chevy Bowtie Symbol Chevrolet SS Driver Landon Cassill Scores Career-Best Finish at Talladega TALLADEGA, Ala. (Oct. 19, 2014) – The final race of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series’ “Contender” round at Talladega Superspeedway lived up to its billing with a thrilling finish in determining ... FULL STORY »

Toyota Racing 2014 NSCS GEICO 500 Post-Race Recaps

Toyota Racing Logo Two of the three Camry drivers in the Chase -- Denny Hamlin and Matt Kenseth -- advanced to the third round of the championship playoffs following Talladega.  Four drivers were eliminated from the 12-driver field following Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup ... FULL STORY »

2014 Martinsville Speedway NASCAR (Oct.) Weekend Track Event Schedule

Goody's Headache Relief Shot 500 at Martinsville Speedway MARTINSVILLE SPEEDWAY 2014 NASCAR SPRINT CUP SERIES NASCAR CAMPING WORLD TRUCK SERIES EVENT SCHEDULE Thursday, October 23RD 11:00 AM NCWTS HAULERS ENTER & UNLOAD 12:30 PM ... FULL STORY »

Team Chevy 2014 NSCS GEICO 500 Post-Race Recaps

Team Chevy Logo LANDON CASSILL, NO. 40 CARSFORSALE.COM CHEVROLET SS - FINISHED 4TH TALK ABOUT YOUR RACE: "We wanted to win this race. We came here to win it. My team deserves it. Carsforsale.com deserves it. We don't have a lot to work with. ... FULL STORY »

Ford Racing 2014 NSCS GEICO 500 Post-Race Recaps

Ford Racing Logo FUSION ADVANCES TO ELIMINATOR ROUND WITH JOEY LOGANO AND 22 TEAM Brad Keselowski’s win vaults the No. 2 into the Eliminator round of eight. The win is the sixth Cup win of the season for Keselowski and 16th of his career. The victory ... FULL STORY »

2014 NSCS GEICO 500 Race Results & Point Standings

Brad Keselowski, driver of the #2 Redd's Wicked Apple Ale Ford, celebrates in victory lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway on October 19, 2014 in Talladega, Alabama. - Photo Credit: Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images After a second attempt at a green-white-checkered (flags) finish, it was Brad Keselowski racing his way into victory lane in Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway. And, with his victory, Keselowski advances to the next ... FULL STORY »



Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 M&M's Halloween Toyota, sits on the track after an incident during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway on October 19, 2014 in Talladega, Alabama (Photo Credit: Matt Sullivan / Getty Images)
Kyle Busch Championship Hopes Eliminated Following Big One At Talladega
no responses - Posted 10.19.14
Just past the halfway point at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway on Sunday afternoon, Kyle Busch’s conservative race strategy backfired, as he became collected in the dreaded “big one” on Lap 103. Busch’s No. 18 M&M Toyota Camry was running at the rear of the field, when J.J. Yeley and Aric Almirola ...FULL STORY »
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Richard Petty Motorsports to Move Race Operations
no responses - Posted 10.19.14
Larger Space Designed for Growth and Opportunity CONCORD, N.C. (October 19, 2014) - Richard Petty Motorsports (RPM) announced today their race operations will move from their current location in Concord, N.C. to Mooresville, N.C. at the end of the 2014 NASCAR race season. RPM's new address will be 112 Byers Creek ...FULL STORY »
2014 NSCS Driver Matt Kenseth (Home Depot/Husky) - Photo Credit: Kevin C. Cox/ Getty Images
Matt Kenseth To The Back
no responses - Posted 10.19.14
After a precautionary engine change on Saturday, Matt Kenseth will start from the rear of the field in Sunday’s GEICO 500. Kenseth’s crew found issues in the bottom of the engine and made the change, rather than risk a failure during the race. Kenseth currently is ninth in the Chase ...FULL STORY »
Terry Labonte (Photo Credit: Scott Halleran / Getty Images)
This Time Terry Labonte Means It
no responses - Posted 10.19.14
Terry Labonte sounded serious and sincere on Saturday morning at Talladega Superspeedway when he said Sunday’s GEICO 500 would be his last race in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. Labonte had contracted to run the four 2014 superspeedway races in Go Green Racing's No. 32 Ford, and Sunday’s event is the ...FULL STORY »
Steve Letarte is retiring from his crew chief duties for Dale Earnhardt Jr. at the end of the season, but he's still got a lot left to accomplish this season. (CMS/HHP photo)
Dale Earnhardt Jr. says it’s every man for himself at Talladega
no responses - Posted 10.19.14
TALLADEGA, Ala.— For Dale Earnhardt Jr., the only realistic way to keep the championship hopes of the No. 88 team alive is to win Sunday’s GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway (2 p.m. ET on ESPN). If Earnhardt wins, however, there’s a good chance he’ll knock teammate Jimmie Johnson out of the ...FULL STORY »


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