Apr 15

Toyota NASCAR Tidbits – April 13 – 19, 2015

Toyota Racing Logo JOY FOR JONES: Erik Jones claimed his first-career NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) victory and the first for Toyota in 2015 in Friday night's race at Texas Motor Speedway. Jones led 79 laps (of 200) after starting from the pole position at the 1.5-mile track. The victory was the 99th overall NXS win for Toyota since entering the series in 2007. The 18-year old driver now has three top-five finishes in the last three NXS races – also finishing third in California and fifth in Phoenix – and six top-10 finishes in only nine career series starts. The young driver has one prior start at the half-mile Bristol Motor Speedway, which came last August in the Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) No. ... FULL STORY »

Joey Logano Leads All 300 Laps In Record Win At Bristol
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Joey Logano, driver of the #22 Discount Tire Ford, celebrates in victory lane after winning the NASCAR XFINITY Series Drive To Stop Diabetes 300 at Bristol Motor Speedway on April 18, 2015 in Bristol, Tennessee. - Photo Credit: Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images BRISTOL, Tenn.— Joey Logano was enjoying such a perfect day at Bristol Motor Speedway that the driver of the No. 22 Team Penske Ford kept expecting something to go wrong. It never did. Logano led all 300 laps of Saturday’s Drive to Stop Diabetes 300 at the .533-mile short track, a record for laps led in a NASCAR XFINITY Series race. It was the first time a driver led every lap in a single race since Kyle Busch accomplished the feat in winning the Virginia 529 College Savings 250 at Richmond on Sept. 5, 2014. The victory was Logano’s second of the season, his second at Bristol (and his second straight dating back to his last start at Thunder Valley in 2012) and ... FULL STORY »

Autotrader Enlists Stars of “The Dukes of Hazzard” to Celebrate the Company’s New Logo at Bristol Motor Speedway

2015 NSCS No. 22 Autotrader Ford Fusion Paint scheme unveiled for Joey Logano’s No. 22 Team Penske Ford ATLANTA, April 15, 2015 – Hot off the heels of its new logo launch, Autotrader is racing into Bristol, Tenn., as the primary sponsor of Team Penske driver Joey Logano ... FULL STORY »

Earnhardt Jr. and Logano head up Dover Pocono Celebrity Softball game

Dover Vs Pocono Celebrity Softball Game Todd Bodine, members of the media and other special guests round out the lineups (April 15, 2015) – As part of their annual Team Dover vs. Team Pocono Celebrity Softball Game, Dover International Speedway and Pocono Raceway will go head-to-head for ... FULL STORY »

Carl Edwards 2015 NSCS Food City 500 Race Preview

2015 NSCS Driver Carl Edwards - Photo Credit: Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images Carl Edwards / No. 19 Comcast Business Toyota Preview Food City 500 in Support of Steve Byrnes and Stand Up to Cancer at Bristol Motor Speedway No. 19 Comcast Business Toyota News and Notes: Edwards heads to Bristol, TN this weekend with Comcast ... FULL STORY »

Mike Bliss 2015 NSCS Food City 500 Race Preview

2015 NSCS Driver Mike Bliss - Photo Credit: Brenda Robertson Owen Mike Bliss No.32 Visone RV/CorvetteParts.Net Ford Race Advance 55th Annual Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway News and Notes: Heading into Sunday's Food City 500, Bliss will be making his 7th career NSCS start at "The Last Great Coliseum." The Oregon ... FULL STORY »

Truex Jr. Taking Consistency to Bristol’s Short Track

2015 NSCS Driver Martin Truex Jr (Furniture Row) - Photo Credit: Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images DENVER, Colo. (April 15, 2015) – Martin Truex Jr. enters this weekend’s Sprint Cup Series race at Bristol(Tenn.) Motor Speedway third in driver points as a result of scoring seven-straight top 10s to open the 2015 campaign. The last time a driver ... FULL STORY »

Kevin Harvick – Big Challenge on Bristol’s High Banks

2015 NSCS Driver Kevin Harvick (Jimmy John's) - Photo Credit: Jonathan Moore/Getty Images KANNAPOLIS, N.C. (April 15, 2015) – Kevin Harvick, driver of the No. 4 Jimmy John’s/Budweiser Chevrolet SS for Stewart-Haas Racing (SHR), will attempt to score his 11th consecutive NASCAR Sprint Cup Series top-10 finish by winning this Sunday’s Food City ... FULL STORY »

APXnet to Accelerate NASCAR Productions At-Track Communications at Gigabit Speeds
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New APXnet’s Gigabit Fiber-Optic Connections Offers Unprecedented Capacity and Reliability To Quickly Transfer Large Data and Video Files at Race Tracks Nationwide BERWICK, Maine, April 14, 2015 – APXnet, a communications company specializing in complex, multilocation high-speed networks, has helped NASCAR Productions throttle up its ability to send information and ...FULL STORY »
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National Motorsports Appeals Panel Reduce Penalties Assessed to the NSCS No. 33 Team
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(April 14, 2015) - The National Motorsports Appeals Panel today heard and considered the appeal of a P4 penalty issued on March 25, 2015 to Joseph Falk (owner) and Richard Labbe (crew chief), relative to NASCAR Sprint Cup Series vehicle #33 at Auto Club Speedway. The penalty concerns the following sections in ...FULL STORY »
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Dale Earnhardt Jr 2015 NSCS Food City 500 Race Preview
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No. 88 Mtn Dew DEWshine Chevrolet SS / Dale Earnhardt Jr. Driver: Dale Earnhardt Jr. Hometown: Kannapolis, North Carolina Age: 40 Resides: Mooresville, North Carolina 2015 Season 7th in standings 7 starts 0 wins 0 pole positions 4 top-five finishes 5 top-10 finishes 37 laps led Career 548 starts 23 wins 13 pole positions 131 top-five finishes 229 top-10 finishes 7,884 laps led Bristol Career  30 starts 1 win 0 pole positions 7 top-five ...FULL STORY »
2015 NSCS Driver Jimmie Johnson (Lowe's) - Photo Credit: Patrick Smith/Getty Images
Jimmie Johnson 2015 NSCS Food City 500 Race Preview
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No. 48 Lowe's Chevrolet SS / Jimmie Johnson Driver: Jimmie Johnson Hometown: El Cajon, California Age: 39 Resides: Charlotte, North Carolina 2015 Season 6th in standings 7 starts 2 wins 0 pole positions 3 top-five finishes 4 top-10 finishes 304 laps led Career 478 starts 72 wins 33 pole positions 196 top-five finishes 296 top-10 finishes 17,455 laps led Bristol Career  26 starts 1 win 1 pole position 8 top-five finishes 14 top-10 finishes 833 laps ...FULL STORY »
Jeff Gordon, driver of the #24 3M Chevrolet, sits in his car area during practice - Photo Credit: Jerry Markland/Getty Images
Jeff Gordon 2015 NSCS Food City 500 Race Preview
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No. 24 3M Chevrolet SS / Jeff Gordon Driver: Jeff Gordon Hometown: Pittsboro, Indiana Age: 43 Resides: Charlotte, North Carolina 2015 Season 13th in standings 7 starts 0 wins 2 pole positions 0 top-five finishes 4 top-10 finishes 114 laps led Career 768 starts 92 wins 79 pole positions 320 top-five finishes 458 top-10 finishes 24,778 laps led Bristol Career  44 starts 5 wins 5 pole positions 16 top-five finishes 24 top-10 finishes 2,730 laps led ​TV ...FULL STORY »
2015 NSCS Driver Kasey Kahne (Great Clips) - Photo Credit: Ronald Martinez/Getty Images
Kasey Kahne 2015 NSCS Food City 500 Race Preview
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No. 5 Great Clips Chevrolet SS / Kasey Kahne Driver: Kasey Kahne Hometown: Enumclaw, Washington Age: 35 Resides: Mooresville, North Carolina 2015 Season 5th in standings 7 starts 0 wins 0 pole positions 1 top-five finish 3 top-10 finishes 35 laps led Career 403 starts 17 wins 26 pole positions 84 top-five finishes 149 top-10 finishes 4,576 laps led Bristol Career  22 starts 1 win 1 pole position 5 top-five finishes 10 top-10 finishes 512 laps ...FULL STORY »
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Hendrick Motorsports 2015 NSCS Food City 500 Race Preview
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HENDRICK MOTORSPORTS AT BRISTOL: In 62 Cup events at Bristol, Hendrick Motorsports has 10 wins, 11 pole positions, 49 top-five finishes and 90 top-10s. Gordon is tied for first among active drivers with five wins at the track, while Kahne most recently won there for the organization in March 2013. SHORT-TRACK ...FULL STORY »
2015 NSCS Driver Ricky Stenhouse Jr (Zest) Photo Credit: Tom Pennington/Getty Images
Ricky Stenhouse Jr 2015 NSCS Food City 500 Race Preview
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Ricky Stenhouse Jr. – Bristol Advance Team: No. 17 Zest Ford Fusion Crew Chief: Nick Sandler Twitter: @PR17RFR, @stenhousejr, @ZestRacing and @roushfenway ADVANCE NOTES Stenhouse Jr. at Bristol Motor Speedway Stenhouse has four Sprint Cup starts at Bristol Motor Speedway with an average starting position of 24.2 and average finishing position of 10.5. Stenhouse earned his best ...FULL STORY »

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