Jun 12

Denny Hamlin 2014 NSCS Quicken Loans 400 Race Preview

Denny Hamlin, driver of the #11 FedEx Express Toyota, talks with crew chief Darian Grubb during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Auto Club 400 at Auto Club Speedway on March 21, 2014 in Fontana, California. - Photo Credit: Robert Laberge/Getty Images RACE INFO: Event: Quicken Loans 400 Date/Time: June 15/1 p.m. ET 2013 winner: Greg Biffle 2013 polesitter: Carl Edwards Distance: 200 laps/400 miles Track Length: 2  miles Banking: 18 degrees Track Shape: Oval EXPRESS NOTES: Pocono Recap: Denny Hamlin finished fourth in Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Pocono (Pa.) Raceway, logging his second-straight top-five finish in the #11 FedEx Ground Toyota. Hamlin and crew chief Darian Grubb played the strategy game to near-perfection in the 160-lap event won by Dale Earnhardt Jr. on the 2.5-mile triangular track. Hamlin, a four-time Pocono winner, lined up fifth for the final restart with 12 laps remaining, moved up to fourth in Turn 1 and took the checkered flag fourth behind Earnhardt Jr., Brad Keselowski and Kurt Busch. Hamlin qualified on the pole with a track record speed and ran among ... FULL STORY »

Friday Indianapolis Motor Speedway Notebook: Featuring Ryan Newman, Marcos Ambrose And Chase Elliott
By Chris Knight

Ryan Newman, driver of the #31 QuickenLoansBillionDollarBracketChallenge Chevrolet, stands in the garage area during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway on March 14, 2014 in Bristol, Tennessee. - Photo Credit: Jerry Markland/Getty Images Friday Indianapolis Motor Speedway Notebook: Ryan Newman Focused On Indy Return And Chase Chances: INDIANAPOLIS -- Despite being winless in the first 19 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races for Richard Childress Racing, Ryan Newman seems confident that his No. 31 Chevrolet SS will make this year’s race to The Chase. And that stern feeling from the defending champion of the Crown Royal presents The John Wayne Walding 400 at The Brickyard comes on the heels of two of his last three finishes, which include third and fifth at Kentucky Speedway and New Hampshire Motor Speedway respectively. “We’ve got some better finishes under our belt the last three or four races,” said Newman Friday morning. “Two top-fives was something we needed to get. We’ve ... FULL STORY »

Tony Stewart – Nature vs. Nurture

Tony Stewart, driver of the #14 Mobil 1/Bass Pro Shops Chevrolet, speaks with his crew chief Chad Johnston. - Photo Credit: Jerry Markland/Getty Images KANNAPOLIS, N.C., (June 12, 2014) – Tony Stewart knew from a very young age he wanted to drive racecars. Whether it was an innate yearning or an interest fostered through the support of his parents is a classic nature versus ... FULL STORY »

Brett Moffitt 2014 NSCS Quicken Loans 400 Race Preview

2014 NSCS Driver Brett Moffitt - Photo Credit: Jonathan Moore/Getty Images CORNELIUS, N.C. —  No. 66 Let’s Go Places Toyota Camry driver Brett Moffitt will make his second career start on Sunday when the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races at Michigan International Speedway. The 21-year-old Grimes, Iowa native made his Sprint Cup debut at Dover ... FULL STORY »

Jamie McMurray & Kyle Larson 2014 NSCS Quicken Loans 400 Race Previews

2014 NSCS Chip Ganassi Racing Drivers Jamie McMurray and Kyle Larson - Photo Credit: Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates Advance Notes  RACE SETUP Race: Quicken Loans 400 – 200 laps/400 miles #QL400 Track: Michigan International Speedway (2-mile D-oval) @MISpeedway Drivers: @jamiemcmurray, @KyleLarsonRacin Cars: No. 1 McDonald’s Chevrolet SS, No. 42 Target Chevrolet SS Television: Sunday, June 15 TNT (1:00 ... FULL STORY »

Justin Allgaier 2014 NSCS Quicken Loans 400 Race Preview

2014 NSCS Driver Justin Allgaier - Photo Credit: Chris Graythen/Getty Images Justin Allgaier No. 51 Carcoon USA Chevrolet Michigan International Speedway Quicken Loans 400 | June 15, 2014 Chevy's Back Yard... Justin Allgaier will be making his first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) start at Michigan International Speedway (MIS) on Sunday in the ... FULL STORY »

Juan Pablo Montoya to drive the No. 12 SKF Ford Fusion in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series at Michigan International Speedway

2014 NSCS No. 12 SKF Ford Fusion The SKF primary colors will return to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series this weekend at Michigan International Raceway on the No. 12 SKF Ford Fusion driven by Team Penske’s Juan Pablo Montoya. The Quicken Loans 400 will be telecast beginning ... FULL STORY »

Toyota NASCAR Tidbits: June 9 – 15, 2014

Toyota Racing Logo MIS MANUFACTURER TROPHY:  Toyota will compete for the ‘Manufacturer’s Trophy’ at Michigan International Speedway (MIS) this weekend.  The three-foot trophy will be awarded to the winning car manufacturer of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) race on Sunday.  The trophy renews a fun ‘rivalry’ ... FULL STORY »

2014 NSCS Driver Martin Truex Jr (Furniture Row) - Photo Credit: Jerry Markland/Getty Images
More Speed, Finishing Races Have Boosted Truex Jr.’s Performance
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DENVER (June 11, 2014) -- Capturing consecutive top-10 finishes is not a celebratory time for Martin Truex Jr. and Furniture Row Racing. But after a slow start to the 2014 season and a whole bunch of bad luck the sixth-place finish in Dover followed by a ninth in Pocono has the ...FULL STORY »
2014 NSCS Driver Michael Annett (Flying J) - Photo Credit: Jeff Curry/Getty Images
Michael Annett 2014 NSCS Quicken Loans 400 Race Preview
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MOORESVILLE, N.C. (June 11, 2014) - NASCAR Sprint Cup Series rookie Michael Annett and his Pilot Flying J Chevrolet SS team head to Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Mich. this weekend right as the No. 7 team is hitting its performance stride. In the last two weeks Annett and Tommy Baldwin Racing ...FULL STORY »
2014 NSCS Driver Kurt Busch (Haas Automation) - Photo Credit: Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images
Kurt Busch – Living in Michigan
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KANNAPOLIS, N.C. (June 11, 2014) – When Kurt Busch left behind his hometown of Las Vegas to pursue his NASCAR dream, his first stop was not the typical move to North Carolina. Instead, Busch moved to southeast Michigan to drive the No. 99 entry for Roush Racing in the Camping ...FULL STORY »
NSCS Driver Danica Patrick Garage
Danica Patrick – Pure Michigan
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KANNAPOLIS, N.C. (June 11, 2014) – It’s race number 15, but to fans it seems like so much more. There is a track, 2-miles of asphalt in southern Michigan. It is nestled in the Irish Hills just south of Brooklyn. People come from there, but also the automotive cities surrounding it like ...FULL STORY »
2015 Ford Mustang MIS Pace Car
Legendary Mustang to Continue 50-Year Celebration as Pace Car for Sprint Cup Race at Michigan International Speedway
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 All-new 2015 Ford Mustang will serve as pace car for the Quicken Loans 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Michigan International Speedway June 15, a fitting tribute to 50 years of continuous production  Joe Hinrichs, Ford Motor Company president of The Americas, will drive the Race Red Mustang GT fastback to ...FULL STORY »
Jimmie Johnson, driver of the #48 Lowe's Chevrolet, celebrates with a burnout after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway on November 3, 2013 in Fort Worth, Texas. - Photo Credit: Chris Graythen/Getty Images
AAA Texas 500 Pre-Sale Offers Lowest-Priced Frontstretch Ticket
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Track Will Host the Eighth Race in the Chase for the Sprint Cup in November FORT WORTH, Texas (June 11, 2014) - Texas Motor Speedway will offer a special one-day, pre-sale opportunity to the public Friday for individual frontstretch tickets to November's AAA Texas 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race that will be available for ...FULL STORY »
2014 NSCS Driver Clint Bowyer (5 hour ENERGY) - Photo Credit: Todd Warshaw/Getty Images
Clint Bowyer – Special Gift
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CORNELIUS, N.C. —   The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series circuit travels to Michigan International Speedway for a 400-mile race this weekend. One lucky driver will be able to give his or her father a special gift after the event, which falls on Father’s Day. While Clint Bowyer’s dad, Chris “Pops” Bowyer, has witnessed his ...FULL STORY »
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SKF Extends Sponsorship and Expands Technical Alliance with Team Penske
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MOORESVILLE, N.C. (June 11, 2014) – Team Penske announced today that SKF has agreed to a multi-year extension with the team that will expand SKF’s technical alliance and continue its associate sponsorship of the team’s entries in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS), NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) and Verizon IndyCar Series. A Team ...FULL STORY »

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