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Aug 30
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2014 NSCS Oral-B USA 500 Second Practice Session Speeds

Joey Logano, driver of the #22 Shell-Pennzoil Ford, stands in the garage area during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Oral-B USA 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway in Hampton, Georgia. - Photo Credit: Jonathan Moore/Getty Images The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) teams returned to Atlanta Motor Speedway Saturday afternoon for their second (of three) Oral-B USA 500 practice session. And, at the conclusion of the practice, it was Joey Logano - with a lap speed of 189.351mph - at the top of the scoring pylon. Second on the scoring pylon with a lap speed of 188.328mph, was pole-sitter Kevin Harvick; followed by Dale Earnhardt, Jr. (187.843mph) who was third, Denny Hamlin (187.405) fourth and Carl Edwards (187.215) was fifth. Rounding out the top-ten were Greg Biffle (186.679mph) who was sixth, Kasey Kahne (186.297) seventh, Jeff Gordon (186.153) eighth, Ryan Newman (186.034) and Jamie McMurray (185.915) posting tenth. The rain came before practice was over, cutting it short, and ... FULL STORY »

Late-race surge at Atlanta puts Kahne in Victory Lane—and in the Chase
By NASCAR Wire Service

Kasey Kahne, driver of the #5 Farmers Insurance Chevrolet, celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Oral-B USA 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway on August 31, 2014 in Hampton, Georgia. - Photo Credit: Jonathan Moore/Getty Images HAMPTON, Ga. – It was Tony Stewart’s return to racing that dominated the headlines before Sunday night’s Oral-B USA 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway, but it was Kasey Kahne who stole the show—and a berth in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup. In a race that went 10 laps beyond its scheduled distance of 325 laps, Kahne surged past Matt Kenseth on the second attempt at a green-white-checkered-flag finish to win for the first time this year and the third time at the 1.54-mile speedway. Kenseth finished second and clinched a Chase spot on points, leaving just two of 16 positions in NASCAR’s 10-race playoff available in Saturday’s regular-season finale at Richmond International Raceway. After streaking into the lead on a restart ... FULL STORY »

The Band Perry Headlines Pre-Race Country Jam And Pit Party at Bank of America 500

The Band Perry will headline the largest pre-race Country Jam and Pit Party in Charlotte Motor Speedway’s history prior to the Bank of America 500 on Saturday, Oct. 11. (Credit: David McClister) Dale Earnhardt Jr and Jimmie Johnson to Make Fan Stage Appearances CONCORD, N.C. (Aug. 30, 2014) – The 2014 Academy of Country Music Vocal Group of the Year, The Band Perry, will headline the largest pre-race Country Jam and Pit Party in ... FULL STORY »

Ford Racing 2014 NSCS Oral-B USA 500 Post-Qualifying Recaps

Ford Racing Logo BRAD KESELOWSKI – No. 2 Alliance Truck Parts Ford Fusion – “It’s by far the best qualifying effort I’ve ever had here. That’s a testament to the team and the work they’ve done and trying to be better.  We’re having a phenomenal season, ... FULL STORY »

Toyota Racing 2014 NSCS Oral-B USA 500 Post-Qualifying Recaps

Toyota Racing Logo MATT KENSETH, No. 20 Home Depot Husky Tools Toyota Camry, Joe Gibbs Racing Starting Position:  5th  How was your Camry race car in qualifying? “Our Home Depot Husky Tools Camry was really good.  The last run we kind of missed a little bit there.  ... FULL STORY »

2014 NSCS Oral-B USA 500 Starting Lineup

2014 NSCS Driver Kevin Harvick on track at Atlanta Motor Speedway in the No. 4 Jimmy Johns Chevy SS - Photo Credit: Jeff Curry/Getty Images For the second consecutive NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) weekend, it's Kevin Harvick taking the pole, as Harvick runs a qualifying lap speed of 190.398mph, to lead the field on Sunday for the Oral-B 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway. This was ... FULL STORY »

2014 NSCS Oral-B USA 500 Q&A with Jeff Gordon

Jeff Gordon, driver of the #24 Panasonic Chevrolet, practices for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Oral-B USA 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway on August 29, 2014 in Hampton, Georgia. - Photo Credit: Jeff Curry/Getty Images JEFF GORDON, NO. 24 PANASONIC CHEVROLET SS, met with members of the media at Atlanta Motor Speedway and discussed making his 750th start at Atlanta Motor Speedway, his longevity, last week at Bristol, Atlanta’s 2015 date and many other topics. TALK ... FULL STORY »

2014 NSCS Oral-B USA 500 Q&A with Brian Vickers

2014 NSCS Driver Brian Vickers (Aaron's) - Photo Credit: Drew Hallowell/Getty Images BRIAN VICKERS, No. 55 Aaron’s Dream Machine Toyota Camry, Michael Waltrip Racing How did your visit go yesterday with the Brookhaven Boys and Girls Club talking about Math, Science and Engineering? “It worked out great.  It’s a really interesting program that Aaron’s has ... FULL STORY »



Greg Biffle, driver of the #16 Ortho Fire Ant Killer Ford, stands in the garage area during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Oral-B USA 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway on August 29, 2014 in Hampton, Georgia. - Photo Credit: Jerry Markland/Getty Images
2014 NSCS Oral-B USA 500 Q&A with Greg Biffle
no responses - Posted 08.29.14
Greg Biffle, driver of the No. 16 Ortho Ford Fusion, is holding down the final Chase spot going into this weekend’s Oral B USA 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway.  Biffle spoke about his bubble position with members of the media after today’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series practice session.  GREG BIFFLE – No. ...FULL STORY »
2014 NSCS Driver Carl Edwards (Subway) - Photo Credit: Jerry Markland/Getty Images
2014 NSCS Oral-B USA 500 First Practice Session Speeds
no responses - Posted 08.29.14
Carl Edwards, with a lap speed of 192.855mph, was the quickest Friday afternoon during the first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) practice session for Sunday night's Oral-B USA 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Second quickest with a lap speed of 191.628mph, was Ryan Newman, and he was followed by Marcos Ambrose ...FULL STORY »
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NASCAR Driver Cole Whitt Makes Pit Stop at Rinnai Headquarters
no responses - Posted 08.29.14
Cole Whitt visits Rinnai HQ to celebrate the brand's NASCAR sponsorship Peachtree City, Ga., August 29, 2014 - Popular NASCAR driver Cole Whitt made a pit stop at Rinnai headquarters in Peachtree City today to celebrate the tankless water heater brand's sponsorship of his car with the company's employees. Whitt ...FULL STORY »
2014 NASCAR Driver Ty Dillon - Photo Credit: Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images
2014 NSCS Oral-B USA 500 Q&A with Ty Dillon
no responses - Posted 08.29.14
TY DILLON, NO. 33 REALTREE/RHEEM CHEVROLET SS, met with members of the media at Atlanta Motor Speedway and discussed making his NASCAR Sprint Cup Series debut at Atlanta, what he likes about this track and many other topics.   TALK ABOUT YOUR EXCITEMENT COMING INTO THIS WEEKEND AT ATLANTA MOTOR SPEEDWAY: “This is ...FULL STORY »
NASCAR President Mike Helton speaks with the media during a press conference prior to practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Oral-B USA 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway on August 29, 2014 in Hampton, Georgia. - Photo Credit: Jonathan Moore/Getty Images
2014 NSCS Oral-B USA 500 Q&A with NASCAR President Mike Helton
no responses - Posted 08.29.14
An interview with: MIKE HELTON  THE MODERATOR:  Welcome to NASCAR weekend at Atlanta Motor Speedway.  As you know, Tony Stewart will be returning to NASCAR competition today, will be participating in fact in practice starting within the half hour at 2:30 and then will participate in qualifying later this evening. For this reason ...FULL STORY »
Tony Stewart, driver of the #14 Bass Pro Shops / Mobil 1 Chevrolet, speaks to the media prior to practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Oral-B USA 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway on August 29, 2014 in Hampton, Georgia. Stewart hit and killed sprint car driver Kevin Ward Jr. during a dirt track race August 9, after Ward Jr. had exited his car. - Photo Credit: Jamie Squire/Getty Images
2014 NSCS Oral-B USA 500 Q&A with Tony Stewart & Brett Frood
no responses - Posted 08.29.14
An interview with: TONY STEWART & BRETT FROOD  THE MODERATOR:  Good morning.  I'm director of communication for Stewart-Haas Racing.  Up here is Tony Stewart, driver/owner of Stewart-Haas Racing, and Brett Frood, executive vice president of Stewart-Haas Racing. Tony has prepared some remarks.  We'll let him read those. TONY STEWART:  Thanks. This has been one of the ...FULL STORY »
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Childress, Jarrett, Bodine Headline Legends Club at Chicagoland Speedway, Sept. 12-14
no responses - Posted 08.29.14
Childress, Jarrett and Bodine Will be Inducted Throughout Triple-Header Weekend, Sept. 12 - 14 Joliet, Ill. – August 29, 2014 – Chicagoland Speedway today announced Richard Childress, Dale Jarrett and Brett Bodine will be inducted in the Legends Club this September as part of a triple-header weekend to kick off the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup. Featuring ...FULL STORY »


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