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Aug 19
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Kurt Busch Driving for Five at Bristol

2015 NSCS Driver Kurt Busch sits in his car at Auto Club Speedway - Photo Credit: Jerry Markland/Getty Images KANNAPOLIS, North Carolina (Aug. 19, 2015) – Kurt Busch, driver of the No. 41 Haas Automation Chevrolet SS for Stewart-Haas Racing (SHR), has been looking forward to Saturday night’s Irwin Tools Night Race at Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway for weeks. Busch, the 2004 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion, has a history of success at the .533-mile bullring, starting with his first-career Sprint Cup win in the Food City 500 in March 2002. It came in only his third start at Bristol, making him the driver with the fewest starts at Thunder Valley ever to record his first win there. But his successes didn’t stop there. He went on to win in three of his next four visits by sweeping both the March ... FULL STORY »

Logano holds off Harvick to defend Bristol night race title
By NASCAR Wire Service

Joey Logano, driver of the #22 Shell Pennzoil Ford, celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series IRWIN Tools Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway on August 22, 2015 in Bristol, Tennessee. - Photo Credit: Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images BRISTOL, Tenn. – With Kevin Harvick hounding him mercilessly for 63 laps, Joey Logano kept his No. 22 Team Penske Ford out front after taking the lead on a Lap 438 restart and held on to win Saturday’s Irwin Tools Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway. Successfully defending last year’s victory at Thunder Valley, Logano won his third race of the season, his second at the .533-mile short track and the 11th of his career. Harvick recovered from two pit road speeding penalties to finish second, a mere .220 seconds behind Logano. Polesitter Denny Hamlin ran third, and Clint Bowyer got a much-needed fourth place result in his No. 15 Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota. It was a fascinating Chase over ... FULL STORY »

Freightliner and Team Penske Extend Longstanding Partnership

Team Penske Logo Company Features Team Penske’s Racing Programs Through Its Marketing Efforts MOORESVILLE, N.C. (August, 19, 2015) – Team Penske announced today that it has extended its partnership with Freightliner Trucks, the largest division of Daimler Trucks North America and one of the ... FULL STORY »

Toyota NASCAR Tidbits – August 17 – 23, 2015

Toyota Racing Logo DEFENDING WINNER: Toyota driver Matt Kenseth won from the pole at Bristol Motor Speedway in April to capture his second NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) win at the track in a Camry. Kenseth started from the pole and led 47 ... FULL STORY »

Stenhouse Jr. Will Make His 100th NASCAR Sprint Cup Start at Bristol

2015 NSCS Driver, Ricky Stenhouse Jr (Fastenal) - Photo Credit: Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images CONCORD, N.C (Aug. 19, 2015) – Ricky Stenhouse Jr. will make his 100th NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) start this weekend at Bristol, a track where he has seen success scoring two top-five and three top-10 finishes in his last ... FULL STORY »

Mello Yello Returns to the Track on Larson’s No. 42 Chevrolet SS

2015 NSCS No. 42 Mellow Yellow Chevrolet SS (Rendition) Classic Paint Scheme Returns for Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway Concord, N.C. (Aug. 19, 2015) – After racing on the big screen in Days of Thunder in 1990 and the NASCAR circuit for four seasons, the classic Mello Yello paint scheme ... FULL STORY »

Waltrip Addresses MWR News on FOX Sports 1’s NCWTS Practice Telecast

2015 FOX NASCAR Analyst , Michael Waltrip - Photo Credit: Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images On FOX Sports 1’s NASCAR CAMPING WORLD TRUCK SERIES practice telecast Wednesday morning, Michael Waltrip Racing (MWR) co-owner Michael Waltrip addressed the morning’s news that MWR and Clint Bowyer have mutually agreed to separate at the conclusion of the 2015 ... FULL STORY »

Bowtie Brand Ready for Blackout at Bristol

Team Chevy Logo Bright lights, rough and tumble racing on tap at ‘World’s Fastest Half-Mile’ DETROIT - (Aug. 19, 2015) – Electric, intense, exciting – all adjectives Team Chevy drivers use to describe the action and atmosphere at Bristol Motor Speedway during 500 laps of ... FULL STORY »



2015 NSCS No. 83 James Madison University Toyota Camry (Rendition)
BK Racing and James Madison University Partner Together at Richmond
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CHARLOTTE, NC (August 19, 2015)- BK Racing and James Madison University (JMU) have partnered together for the September night race at Richmond International Raceway. BK Racing, which is co-owned by former JMU Board of Visitors member Ron Devine ('78), will have its No. 83 car, decked out in purple and gold, ...FULL STORY »
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Front Row Motorsports 2015 NSCS IRWIN Tools Night Race Previews
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Brett Moffitt | No. 34 NO ESCAPE Ford "Bristol's tough. It's tough to pass. Everyone thinks because it's a short track it should be easier. But being right up against the wall, it's not. The big thing there is going to be qualifying decent and to keep pace at the beginning ...FULL STORY »
Dale Earnhardt Jr., driver of the #88 Nationwide Chevrolet, left, looks over data with a crew member in the garage area during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Axalta "We Paint Winners" 400 at Pocono Raceway on June 5, 2015 in Long Pond, Pennsylvania. Photo Credit: Drew Hallowell/Getty Images
Dale Earnhardt Jr 2015 NSCS IRWIN Tools Night Race Preview
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No. 88 Nationwide Chevrolet SS / Dale Earnhardt Jr. Driver: Dale Earnhardt Jr. Hometown: Kannapolis, North Carolina Age: 40 Resides: Mooresville, North Carolina 2015 Season 3rd in standings 23 starts 2 wins 0 pole positions 11 top-five finishes 14 top-10 finishes 204 laps led Career 564 starts 25 wins 13 pole positions 138 top-five finishes 238 top-10 finishes 8,051 laps led Track Career  31 starts 1 win 0 pole positions 7 top-five finishes 14 top-10 ...FULL STORY »
2015 NSCS Driver, Kyle Busch (Skittles) - Photo Credit: Jerry Markland/Getty Images
Kyle Busch – The Candy Man Can
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HUNTERSVILLE, North Carolina (Aug. 19, 2015) – The song “The Candy Man (Can)” first appeared in the 1971 movie classic “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.” Kyle Busch, driver of the No. 18 Skittles Toyota for Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR), is known as quite the candy man himself. He’s wearing the ...FULL STORY »
Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Budweiser/Jimmy John's Chevrolet - Photo Credit: Jerry Markland / Getty Images
Kevin Harvick – Redemption at Bristol
no responses - Posted 08.19.15
KANNAPOLIS, North Carolina (Aug. 19, 2015) – Kevin Harvick, driver of the No. 4 Budweiser/Jimmy John’s Chevrolet SS for Stewart-Haas Racing (SHR), is looking for redemption Saturday night in the Irwin Tools Night Race at Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway. The defending Sprint Cup champion looked to have the car to beat ...FULL STORY »
2015 NSCS Driver Martin Truex Jr (Furniture Row) - Photo Credit: Steeter Lecka/Getty Images
Bristol Energy Spikes Inspiration For Martin Truex Jr.
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DENVER, Colo. (Aug. 19, 2015) -- When a high-level racecar driver doesn’t have a history of strong results at a certain track that usually means either a dislike or aloofness towards the facility. Well, when it comes to Martin Truex Jr. and Bristol Motor Speedway that theory doesn’t exist. Why? There’s ...FULL STORY »
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MWR & Bowyer Agree to Separate at Season’s End
no responses - Posted 08.19.15
Organization will not field full-time cars in 2016 CORNELIUS, N.C. - Michael Waltrip Racing and Clint Bowyer have mutually agreed to separate at the conclusion of the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup season. Bowyer, currently 16th in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Chase standings, will be free to pursue other career options in 2016 ...FULL STORY »


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