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Mar 11
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NASCAR Makes Modifications To National Series Qualifying

NASCAR Logo Enhancements Made To Help Make An Exciting Format Even Better DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (March 11, 2014) — NASCAR notified its teams this afternoon that effective immediately the following modifications apply to all elements of its national series qualifying including the breaks: One cool down unit connected through either the left side or right side hood flap/cowl flap is allowed to cool the engine The hood must continue to remain closed Plugging in the generator will not be allowed Two crew members will be allowed over the wall to support the car and driver No cool down laps will be permitted NASCAR instituted a new group qualifying format for its three national series in January and has continued to evaluate the process through the first three races of the season. The new format ... FULL STORY »

Darlington Raceway is still a magical place for NASCAR racing
By NASCAR Wire Service

Darlington Raceway Logo Darlington Raceway LogoDARLINGTON, S.C.— By now, everyone has heard the rumors. When I left Darlington Raceway after Saturday night’s Bojangles’ Southern 500, I turned to a friend who has worked at the track for years and said what I always say: “See you next year.” The response I got was decidedly different this time. “I hope so,” he said. In the rumor mill, Darlington’s place on the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series schedule is tenuous. That being the case, it was gratifying to sit in on a Saturday noon press conference at the venerable speedway, where track president Chip Wile and NASCAR president Mike Helton talked about plans for the 2015 event. No, Darlington doesn’t have a specific date for next year’s race. That won’t be set ... FULL STORY »

Clint Bowyer – Battle Ready

2014 NSCS Driver Clint Bowyer (5 hour ENERGY) - Photo Credit: Todd Warshaw/Getty Images CORNELIUS, N.C. —   Rome has its Colosseum and so does the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series circuit. Bristol Motor Speedway self-titled its .533-mile oval, the “last great Colosseum.” Clint Bowyer and the rest of NASCAR travel there this weekend ready to do ... FULL STORY »

Matt Kenseth 2014 NSCS Food City 500 Race Preview

NSCS Driver Matt Kenseth (Home Depot/Husky) - Photo Credit: Todd Warshaw/Getty Images Matt Kenseth / No. 20 Home Depot Husky Toyota Preview Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway  No. 20 Home Depot Husky Toyota News and Notes: KENSETH AT BRISTOL:  In 28 Sprint Cup Series starts at Bristol Motor Speedway, Kenseth has completed 13,601 of ... FULL STORY »

Marcos Ambrose Knows RPM Has Tools to Succeed

(L-R) Marcos Ambrose, driver of the #9 Stanley Ford, talks with crew chief Drew Blickensderfer - Photo Credit: Todd Warshaw/Getty Images Knows Improvements in Team Will Show Soon Not the start to the season Marcos Ambrose and the No. 9 Richard Petty Motorsports (RPM) team was looking for, the senior leader of RPM knows the best is yet to come. RPM made ... FULL STORY »

43 Team Prepared for Short Track Racing; Hope to Put on Good Show at Bristol

2014 NSCS Driver Aric Almirola (Smithfield) - Photo Credit: Robert Laberge/Getty Images Almirola and Team Tested Short-Track Program at New Smyrna Speedway in Off-Season Weekend Statistics and Notes Aric Almirola and the No. 43 team prepared for short track racing with two tests at New Smyrna Speedway, a .48-mile track. The two tests give ... FULL STORY »

Denny Hamlin 2014 NSCS Food City 500 Race Preview

NSCS Driver Denny Hamlin (FedEx Freight) - Photo Credit: Jerry Markland/Getty Images RACE INFO: Event: Food City 500 Date/Time: March 16/1:00 pm ET 2013 winner: Kasey Kahne 2013 polesitter: Kyle Busch Distance: 500 laps/266.5 miles Track Length: 0.533-mile Banking: 36 degrees Track Shape: Oval EXPRESS NOTES: Choose Denny’s Ride: For the seventh-consecutive season, FedEx will raise awareness for the March of Dimes ... FULL STORY »

Kyle Busch – The Last Great Colosseum

2014 NSCS Driver Kyle Busch on track in the No. 18 Skittles Toyota Camry - Photo Credit: Jerry Markland/Getty Images HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. (March 11, 2014) – Built out of concrete and stone, the Roman Colosseum still stands today in the Italian center of Rome as a major tourist attraction visited annually by millions from around the world. Completed in 80 AD, the ... FULL STORY »



2014 NSCS Driver Parker Kligerman - Photo Credit: Chris Trotman/Getty Images
Spirits Still High for Kligerman After Mechanical Issues in Vegas
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Las Vegas, NV - March 11, 2014 - Parker Kligerman is looking to turn his luck around after a tough start to his 2014 season. Due to mechanical issues, he finished Sunday's Kobalt 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in P40. Despite on-track factors that were out of his control, the ...FULL STORY »
2014 NSCS Crew Chief Paul Wolfe (Miller Lite) - Photo Credit: Todd Warshaw/Getty Images
2014 NSCS Teleconference with Kobalt 400 Winning Crew Chief Paul Wolfe
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JENNIE LONG:  Good morning, everyone.  Welcome to today's NASCAR teleconference.  We're joined by Paul Wolfe, crew chief of the No. 2 Miller Lite Ford for Team Penske and driver Brad Keselowski.  Paul led the No. 2 team to its first win of the season last weekend at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, and ...FULL STORY »
2014 NSCS Driver Brian Vickers (Aaron's) in car - Photo Credit: Jeff Bottari/Getty Images
Brian Vickers 2014 NSCS Food City 500 Race Preview
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CORNELIUS, N.C. — Brian Vickers doesn’t mind sharing Michael Waltrip Racing’s secret for success at Bristol Motor Speedway. That secret has led to three top-five finishes in his last four races on the Bristol high banks. “There’s really not much of a secret,” said the driver of the No. 55 Aaron’s Dream ...FULL STORY »
2014 NSCS No 51 SEM Chevrolet SS
SEM to Sponsor HScott Motorsports and Justin Allgaier at Bristol Motor Speedway
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SPARTANBURG, S.C. (March 11, 2014) - HScott Motorsports announced today that SEM Products, Inc. will sponsor the No. 51 Chevrolet SS driven by Justin Allgaier in this weekend's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) race at Bristol Motor Speedway (BMS). SEM Products, Inc., whose partnership with HScott Motorsports began this season, ...FULL STORY »
2014 NSCS Driver Ryan Newman (Quicken Loans) - Photo Credit: Robert Laberge/Getty Images
Ryan Newman 2014 NSCS Food City 500 Race Preview
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Ryan Newman No. 31 Quicken Loans Billion Dollar Bracket Challenge Chevrolet SS Event Preview Fact Sheet  This Week's Quicken Loans Billion Dollar Bracket Challenge SS at Bristol Motor Speedway ... Ryan Newman will drive chassis No. 438 in Sunday's Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway. This No. 31 Chevrolet SS is brand new in competition. It ...FULL STORY »
NSCS Driver Paul Menard (Richmond) - Photo Credit: Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images
Paul Menard 2014 NSCS Food City 500 Race Preview
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Paul Menard No. 27 Richmond/Menards Chevrolet SS Event Preview Fact Sheet  This Week's Rheem/Menards Chevrolet at Bristol Motor Speedway ... Paul Menard will pilot chassis No. 403 in the Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway. This No. 27 Chevrolet SS has been a workhouse for the Richard Childress Racing stable, testing and racing ...FULL STORY »
2014 NSCS Driver Austin Dillon - Photo Credit: Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images
Austin Dillon 2014 NSCS Food City 500 Race Preview
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Austin Dillon No. 3 Realtree/Bad Boy Buggies Chevrolet SS  Event Preview Fact Sheet This Week's Realtree/Bad Boy Buggies Chevrolet at Bristol Motor Speedway ... Austin Dillon will pilot Chassis No. 430 in the Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway. This is the same Chevrolet SS Dillon raced to a 24th-place finish at Phoenix ...FULL STORY »
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Richard Childress Racing 2014 Food City 500 Race Preview
no responses - Posted 03.11.14
Richard Childress Racing  NASCAR Sprint Cup Series News and Notes  Event -  Food City 500 Date -    Sunday, March 16, 2014 Venue - Bristol Motor Speedway Richard Childress Racing's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series history at Bristol Motor Speedway ...In 143 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series starts at Bristol Motor Speedway, Richard Childress Racing boasts nine wins - seven with ...FULL STORY »


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