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Jul 25
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2014 NSCS John Wayne Walding 400 Q&A with Jimmie Johnson

2014 NSCS Driver Jimmie Johnson (Lowe's/Kobalt) in car - Photo Credit: Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images JIMMIE JOHNSON, NO. 48 LOWE’S/KOBALT TOOLS CHEVROLET SS, met with members of the media at Indianapolis Motor Speedway and discussed changes he would make to the 2015 schedule, his favorite Brickyard 400 memories and many other topics. MODERATOR: We are now joined by Jimmie Johnson, driver of the No. 48, Lowe's/Kobalt Tools Chevrolet for Hendricks Motorsports. Jimmie, big weekend here at Indianapolis at the Brickyard for the Brickyard 400 and a big weekend for the Helmet of Hope. Could you talk about that a little bit? JIMMIE JOHNSON: Absolutely, and thank you for the opportunity to bring everybody up to speed on the Helmet of Hope. We're in our seventh year and things have gone exceptionally well over the years. We're so proud of ... FULL STORY »

At age 42, Jeff Gordon shows no signs of slowing down
By NASCAR Wire Service

Jeff Gordon, driver of the #24 Axalta Chevrolet, celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Crown Royal Presents The John Wayne Walding 400 at the Brickyard Indianapolis Motor Speedway on July 27, 2014 in Indianapolis, Indiana. - Photo Credit: Rainier Ehrhardt/Getty Images INDIANAPOLIS— Jeff Gordon won the inaugural Brickyard 400 in 1994. On Sunday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, in a No. 24 Chevrolet that clearly was the class of the field, Gordon won the 21st edition of the prestigious race. It's remarkable enough that Gordon could win a record five times at IMS. It's even more astounding that his first and most recent victories at the Brickyard are 20 years apart. And it's even more staggering that Gordon seems to have rediscovered the same sort of passion and intensity that propelled him to his first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship as a 24-year-old. So don’t be too surprised if Gordon returns to Victory Lane in the 41st running of the Brickyard 400, at age 62. OK, that ... FULL STORY »

2014 NSCS John Wayne Walding 400 Q&A with Juan Pablo Montoya

Juan Pablo Montoya, driver of the #12 Penske Truck Rental Ford, drives through the garage area during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Crown Royal Presents The John Wayne Walding 400 at the Brickyard Indianapolis Motor Speedway on July 25, 2014 in Indianapolis, Indiana. - Photo Credit: Rainier Ehrhardt/Getty Images Juan Pablo Montoya, driver of the No. 12 Penske Truck Rental Ford Fusion, will be attempting to make his second NASCAR Sprint Cup Series start of the season this weekend in the Brickyard 400.  Montoya, whose other race came at Michigan ... FULL STORY »

2014 NSCS John Wayne Walding 400 Q&A with Matt Kenseth

Matt Kenseth, driver of the #20 Dollar General Toyota, drives through the garage area during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Crown Royal Presents, the John Wayne Walding 400 at the Brickyard Indianapolis Motor Speedway on July 25, 2014 in Indianapolis, Indiana. - Photo Credit: Mark Sullivan/Getty Images MATT KENSETH, No. 20 Dollar General Toyota Camry, Joe Gibbs Racing How does it feel to be fastest during Friday’s practice? “I felt like we had a really good hour-and-a-half.  It was productive, so one of our goals was to get a good lap in ... FULL STORY »

2014 NSCS John Wayne Walding 400 Q&A with Ryan Newman

Ryan Newman, driver of the #31 Quicken Loans Chevrolet, drives through the garage area during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Crown Royal Presents The John Wayne Walding 400 at the Brickyard Indianapolis Motor Speedway on July 25, 2014 in Indianapolis, Indiana. - Photo Credit: Rainier Ehrhardt/Getty Images RYAN NEWMAN, NO. 31 QUICKEN LOANS CHEVROLET SS, met with members of the media at Indianapolis Motor Speedway and discussed what changes he would make to the 2015 schedule, his take on where the performance of RCR is midseason and ... FULL STORY »

2014 NSCS John Wayne Walding 400 Q&A with Kurt Busch

Kurt Busch, driver of the #41 Haas Automation Chevrolet, drives through the garage area during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Crown Royal Presents, the John Wayne Walding 400 at the Brickyard Indianapolis Motor Speedway on July 25, 2014 in Indianapolis, Indiana. - Photo Credit: Matt Sullivan/Getty Images KURT BUSCH, NO. 41 HAAS AUTOMATION CHEVROLET SS, met with members of the media at Indianapolis Motor Speedway and discussed the difference of racing an Indy Car and Stock Car on the 2.5-mile track, his connection to Indianapolis following his ... FULL STORY »

2014 NSCS John Wayne Walding 400 Q&A with Jeff Gordon

Jeff Gordon, driver of the #24 Axalta Chevrolet, looks on in the garage area during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Crown Royal Presents The John Wayne Walding 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on July 25, 2014 in Indianapolis, Indiana. - Photo Credit: Rainier Ehrhardt/Getty Images JEFF GORDON, NO. 24 AXALTA CHEVROLET SS, met with members of the media at Indianapolis Motor Speedway and discussed racing at the famed 2.5-mile track, his thoughts on the 2015 schedule and many other topics.  Full Transcript MODERATOR: We're going to continue ... FULL STORY »

2014 NSCS John Wayne Walding 400 First Practice Session Speeds

2014 NSCS Driver Matt Kenseth on track in the No. 20 Dollar General Toyota Camry - Photo Credit: Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images Matt Kenseth, with a lap speed of 186.285mph, was the quickest Friday afternoon during the first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) practice session for Sunday's John Wayne Walding 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Posting the second quickest lap speed of 186.070mph, was ... FULL STORY »



Jimmie Johnson Foundation
Jimmie Johnson to Wear the Blue Bunny Helmet of Hope at The Brickyard
no responses - Posted 07.25.14
Five Charities Awarded $25,000 and Logo Placement on Johnson’s Helmet CHARLOTTE, N.C. (July 25, 2014) --- Jimmie Johnson revealed today the special Blue Bunny Helmet of Hope design he will wear during this weekend’s Sprint Cup Series race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The helmet scheme features the five winners of the ...FULL STORY »
Aric Almirola with Richard Petty - Photo Credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images
2014 NSCS John Wayne Walding 400 Q&A with Petty & Almirola
no responses - Posted 07.25.14
Richard Petty and Aric Almirola were part of a presentation with sponsors Eckrich and Kroger that recognized Samuel Sawyer and his military family Friday morning at Indianapolis Motor Speedway as part of Operation Inspiration.  Sawyer, who was born with spina bifida, was presented a new wheelchair designed like the No. 43 Eckrich Ford ...FULL STORY »
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Chevy Day & Team Chevy Racing Display Return to Indianapolis Motor Speedway
no responses - Posted 07.24.14
Autographs, Q&A Sessions with Some of Racing’s Biggest Stars  DETROIT – Race fans will get the opportunity to see up close race-car drivers such as Jimmie Johnson, Jeff Gordon, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Tony Stewart, Kevin Harvick and Danica Patrick, and cars like Corvette Stingray convertible and Camaro Z/28 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway ...FULL STORY »
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Fan Favorites to Rock Red Cat Summer Stage
no responses - Posted 07.24.14
Tim Dugger will headline the Red Cat Summer Stage Concert on Friday night ofCheez-It™ 355 at The Glen ; Zac Brown Tribute Band returns as opening act WATKINS GLEN, NY (July 24, 2014) – Watkins Glen International is proud to welcome back Tim Dugger as the headliner for the Red Cat Summer Stage Concert on Friday night of the Cheez-It™ 355 at ...FULL STORY »
2014 NSCS Driver Landon Cassill Pitting the No. 40 carforsale.com Chevy SS - Photo Credit: Jerry Markland/Getty Images
Carsforsale.com to Sponsor No. 40 Hillman Racing Chevrolet SS at Indianapolis Motor Speedway
no responses - Posted 07.24.14
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (July 24, 2014) – Carsforsale.com, one of the Internet’s largest online automotive inventory websites, is proud to announce that the No. 40 Carsforsale.com Chevrolet SS will make its fourth appearance of the season with Landon Cassill and Hillman Racing at the NASCAR Crown Royal Presents the John Wayne Walding 400 on July 27.  The 21st annual 160-lap ...FULL STORY »
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Bobby Labonte, Reed Sorenson 2014 NSCS John Wayne Walding 400 Race Preview
no responses - Posted 07.24.14
Huntersville, NC (July 24, 2014) - Heading to one of the most prestigious events in auto racing, Tommy Baldwin Racing will field a three car team at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Bobby Labonte joins Michael Annett and Reed Sorenson for the Crown Royal Presents the John Wayne Walding 400 at the ...FULL STORY »
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IMS Encourages Fans to Use ‘Know Your Zone’ Routes, Parking
no responses - Posted 07.24.14
Infield parking available for Sprint Cup race Sunday by advance permit purchase only INDIANAPOLIS, Thursday, July 24, 2014 - Race fans looking for the most efficient ways to avoid heavy traffic en route to the 2014 Kroger Super Weekend and the 21st running of the Crown Royal Presents the John Wayne Walding 400 at the ...FULL STORY »
2014 NSCS Driver Carl Edwards (Fastenal) - Photo Credit: Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images
Carl Edwards 2014 NSCS John Wayne Walding 400 Race Preview
no responses - Posted 07.24.14
Carl Edwards – Brickyard 400 Team: No. 99 Fastenal Ford Fusion Crew Chief: Jimmy Fennig Primary Chassis: RK-910 Backup Chassis: RK-904 Twitter: @99_RFRracing ADVANCE NOTES  New Hampshire Recap o   After starting 14th Carl Edwards ran in the top 20 for most of the race, but was able to capture a 13th place finish on the 1-mile oval.  Edwards at the Brickyard o   Edwards is still ...FULL STORY »


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