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Ricky Stenhouse Jr 2014 NSCS AAA Texas 500 Race Preview

2014 NSCS Driver Ricky Stenhouse Jr - Photo Credit: Drew Hallowell/Getty Images Ricky Stenhouse Jr. – Texas Advance Team: No. 17 EcoPower Re-Refined Oil Ford Fusion Crew Chief: Mike Kelley Primary Chassis: RK- 929 – last raced at Chicago – finished 17th. Backup Chassis: RK-877 – last raced at Loudon – finished ninth. ADVANCE NOTES Stenhouse at Texas o   Stenhouse has three Sprint Cup career starts with an average starting position of 19.0 and average finishing position of 27.3. Last time at Texas o   After rain postponed the Duck Commander 500 at Texas Motor Speedway until Monday, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. worked his way up inside the top-20 before his Ford Ecoboost machine tightened causing him to settle for a 26th-place finish. Car o   Chassis RK-929 is the same chassis that the No. 17 team raced at Chicago leading the Roush Fenway Racing efforts with his 17th-place ... FULL STORY »

Brad Keselowski back in the same hole he just escaped
By NASCAR Wire Service

Brad Keselowski, driver of the #2 Miller Lite Ford, looks on during qualifying for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Sylvania 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on September 19, 2014 in Loudon, New Hampshire. - Photo Credit: Will Schneekloth/Getty Images Apparently, Brad Keselowski can’t stand prosperity. Or perhaps he’s just trying to extract every ounce of drama possible from the new Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup format. A week after keeping his championship hopes alive with a storybook victory at Talladega Superspeedway, in a race he had to win to advance to the Chase’s Eliminator Round, Keselowski and his No. 2 Ford team are back on skid row. And, once again, he has company on his quick trip from the penthouse to the outhouse heading into Sunday's race at Texas Motor Speedway (3 p.m. ET on ESPN). At Talladega, Keselowski, Jimmie Johnson and Dale Earnhardt Jr. entered the GEICO 500 facing win-or-bust scenarios. Obviously, the trophy went to the Keselowski and No. 2 ... FULL STORY »

Danica Patrick – Texas Tough

2014 NSCS Driver Danica Patrick (GoDaddy) - Photo Credit: Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images KANNAPOLIS, N.C. (Oct. 28, 2014) – Danica Patrick begins a new era with this week’s AAA Texas 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth. After two good years with crew chief Tony Gibson, she now ... FULL STORY »

Kyle Busch – Texas Two-Step

2014 NSCS Driver Kyle Busch (M&M's) - Photo Credit: Sarah Glenn/Getty Images HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. (Oct. 28, 2014) – As the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series heads to Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth for Sunday’s AAA Texas 500, Kyle Busch is hoping to be doing the Texas Two-Step yet again in the Lone ... FULL STORY »

Gilliland Looks for ‘Seamless’ Race at Texas

2014 NSCS David Gilliland on track in the No. 38 Loves Travel Stops Ford Fusion Love's Travel Stops on No. 38 Ford for 'Home' Race STATESVILLE, OCTOBER 28, 2014 - David Gilliland, driver of the No. 38 Love's Travel Stops Ford, comments on racing at Texas Motor Speedway: "Texas will be fun. We've got Love's Travel Stops ... FULL STORY »

Ragan Carries Martinsville Momentum to Texas

2014 NSCS No 34 DockSide Logistics Ford Fusion - Photo Credit: Drew Hallowell/Getty Images No. 34 Team Coming off First Top-10 Finish of Season STATESVILLE, OCTOBER 28, 2014 - David Ragan, driver of the No. 34 Dockside Logistics Ford, comments on his top-10 finish at Martinsville Speedway and on racing at Texas Motor Speedway: "Last Sunday ... FULL STORY »

Ricky Craven to Remain with ESPN as NASCAR Analyst

ESPN's Ricky Craven Former NASCAR Sprint Cup race winner Ricky Craven has agreed to a new contract and will remain with ESPN as NASCAR analyst for SportsCenter and other ESPN news platforms. Craven, who started with ESPN as an analyst in 2008, will make ... FULL STORY »

Frustrating Night For Carl Edwards

Carl Edwards, driver of the #99 Ford Ecoboost Ford, climbs into his car in the garage area during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Goody's Headache Relief Shot 500 at Martinsville Speedway on October 24, 2014 in Martinsville, Virginia. - Photo Credit: Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images Carl Edwards started 11th in the Goody’s 500. Only one problem—that was the highlight of his day at Martinsville. Edwards’ No. 99 Roush Fenway Racing Ford lost ground throughout the race, fell a lap down at one point but, with a ... FULL STORY »



Denny Hamlin, driver of the #11 FedEx Freight Toyota, walks through the garage area during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Goody's Headache Relief Shot 500 at Martinsville Speedway on October 24, 2014 in Martinsville, Virginia. - Photo Credit: Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images
Denny Hamlin Disappointed With Eighth-Place Run
no responses - Posted 10.27.14
Throughout Sunday’s race at Martinsville, Denny Hamlin ran consistently in the top five, led 68 laps and had a car capable of contending for the win. But Hamlin’s day soured initially with a slow pit stop on Lap 420, when he entered pit road from the lead and came out fourth. ...FULL STORY »
2014 NSCS Driver Jeff Gordon (AARP Drive to End Hunger) - Photo Credit: Jerry Markland/Getty Images
Runner-up finish is a mixed blessing for Jeff Gordon
no responses - Posted 10.27.14
MARTINSVILLE, Va.— Finishing second to Hendrick Motorsports teammate Dale Earnhardt Jr. wasn’t without substantial benefits to Jeff Gordon. When Gordon crossed the finish line .344 seconds behind Earnhardt in the Goody’s Headache Relief Shot 500 at Martinsville Speedway on Sunday, he did so as the new leader in the Chase for ...FULL STORY »
Brad Keselowski, driver of the #2 Alliance Truck Parts Ford, talks with his crew chief Paul Wolfe during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series GoBowling.com 400 at Pocono Raceway in Long Pond, Pennsylvania. - Photo Credit: Jerry Markland/Getty Images
Brad Keselowski’s Momentum Stalled Again…
no responses - Posted 10.27.14
A week after guaranteeing himself into the Eliminator round of the Chase, Brad Keselowski found trouble in Sunday’s Cup race at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway. It marked the second straight round where the opening race spelled potential doom for Team Penske. Keselowski didn’t appear to have a race-winning car by any ...FULL STORY »
David Ragan, driver of the #34 Wendell Scott Hall of Fame Tribute Ford, races Jamie McMurray, driver of the #1 McDonald's Chevrolet, during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Goody's Headache Relief Shot 500 at Martinsville Speedway on October 26, 2014 in Martinsville, Virginia.  (Photo Credit: Jared C. Tilton / Getty Images)
David Ragan Late Race Strategy Pays Off With Top-10 Finish
no responses - Posted 10.26.14
After falling off the lead lap early, a last-minute Hail Mary attempt by Front Row Motorsports didn’t exactly end up in Victory Lane, but David Ragan did score his first top-10 finish of the year in Sunday’s Goody’s Headache Relief Shot 500 at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway. “That was a great finish,” ...FULL STORY »
2014 NSCS AAA Texas 500 Logo
2014 Texas Motor Speedway NASCAR (Nov.) Weekend Track Event Schedule
no responses - Posted 10.26.14
TEXAS MOTOR SPEEDWAY 2014 NASCAR SPRINT CUP SERIES NASCAR NATIONWIDE SERIES / NASCAR CAMPING WORLD TRUCK SERIES WEEKEND TRACK EVENT SCHEDULE Wednesday, October 29TH 4:00 PM NCWTS HAULERS ENTER Thursday, October 30TH 7:30 AM ...FULL STORY »
Kevin Harvick, driver of the No. 4 Outback Steakhouse Chevrolet, drives to the pits with smoke pouring from his car during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Goody's Headache Relief Shot 500 at Martinsville Speedway on October 26, 2014 in Martinsville, Virginia. (Photo Credit:  Jeff Zelevansky)
Kevin Harvick’s Rally From The Back All For Not
no responses - Posted 10.26.14
Stewart-Haas Racing’s mission during Sunday’s Goody’s Headache Relief Shot 500 at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway was to dig Kevin Harvick out of his 33rd place starting position and accelerate to the front, where they thought they’d be safe. It inadvertently backfired. Harvick, driving the No. 4 Outback Steakhouse Chevrolet SS was running in ...FULL STORY »
2014 NSCS Driver Ryan Newman (Caterpillar) - Photo Credit: Nick Laham/Getty Images
Ryan Newman Quietly Earning Shot At Final Four
no responses - Posted 10.26.14
In his first season driving for Richard Childress Racing, Ryan Newman appears to be the front-running dark horse in the Chase for the Sprint Cup, after earning a third place finish in Sunday afternoon’s Goody’s Headache Relief Shot 500 at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway. Yes, the Chase for the Sprint Cup ...FULL STORY »


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