Apr 09

Goodyear Racing 2014 Darlington Raceway NASCAR April Tire Fast Facts

Goodyear Racing Logo GOODYEAR TIRE NOTES NASCAR Sprint Cup Series -- Race No. 8 – Bojangles' Southern 500 NASCAR Nationwide Series -- Race No. 7 – VFW Sports Clips Help A Hero 200 Darlington Raceway (1.366-mile oval) – Darlington, S.C. Fast Facts for April 10-12, 2014 Tire: Goodyear Eagle Speedway Radials Set limits: Sprint Cup: 5 sets for practice/qualifying and 11 sets for the race; Nationwide: 7 sets for the event Tire Codes: Left-side -- D-4392; Right-side -- D-4552 Tire Circumference: Left-side -- 87.4 in. (2,220 mm); Right-side -- 88.4 in. (2,246 mm) Technical Inspection Inflation: Left Front -- 30 psi; Left Rear -- 30 psi; Right Front -- 55 psi; Right Rear -- 50 psi Minimum Recommended Inflation: Left Front -- 22 psi; Left Rear -- 20 psi; Right Front -- 52 psi; Right Rear -- ... FULL STORY »

Darlington Raceway is still a magical place for NASCAR racing
By NASCAR Wire Service

Darlington Raceway Logo Darlington Raceway LogoDARLINGTON, S.C.— By now, everyone has heard the rumors. When I left Darlington Raceway after Saturday night’s Bojangles’ Southern 500, I turned to a friend who has worked at the track for years and said what I always say: “See you next year.” The response I got was decidedly different this time. “I hope so,” he said. In the rumor mill, Darlington’s place on the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series schedule is tenuous. That being the case, it was gratifying to sit in on a Saturday noon press conference at the venerable speedway, where track president Chip Wile and NASCAR president Mike Helton talked about plans for the 2015 event. No, Darlington doesn’t have a specific date for next year’s race. That won’t be set ... FULL STORY »

Does the Lady Have a Mild Crush on Martin Truex Jr.?

2014 NSCS Driver Martin Truex Jr - Photo Credit: Sean Gardner/Getty Images DENVER (April 9, 2014) – It appears the Lady and Martin Truex Jr. have developed a special chemistry. “I’d rather think of it as a mutual feeling of respect,” said Truex about the Lady in Black, the longtime nickname for the ... FULL STORY »

MWR & Aaron’s to Honor 2013 BCS National Football Champion Florida State at July Daytona Race

Michael Waltrip Racing Logo ATLANTA (April 9, 2014)–Florida State University’s trophy case holds lots of hardware, but none for motorsports. Aaron’s and Brian Vickers plan to change that. Vickers’ No. 55 Aaron’s Toyota will carry a special paint scheme honoring FSU’s 2013 BCS National Championship football ... FULL STORY »

Gilliland Says ‘Lady in Black’ Is a 10

2014 NSCS Driver David Gilliland on track in the No. 38 A&W All American Food Ford Fusion - Photo Credit: Kevin C, Cox/Getty Images Driver Ranks Darlington among Most Difficult Tracks in NASCAR STATESVILLE, APRIL 9, 2014 - David Gilliland, driver of the No. 38 A&W All American Food Ford, comments on racing at Darlington Raceway: "Darlington is very, very tough. I enjoy it and always ... FULL STORY »

Reutimann Focuses on One Foe at Darlington

2014 NSCS Driver David Reutiman on track in the No. 35 MDS Transport Ford Fusion - Photo Credit: Drew Hallowell/Getty Images 'You've Got to Forget about Racing Other Guys and Race the Racetrack' STATESVILLE, APRIL 9, 2014 - David Reutimann, driver of the No. 35 MDS Transport Ford, comments on racing at Darlington Raceway: "My first trip to Darlington was in the Truck ... FULL STORY »

Ragan and CSX Go Green at Darlington

2014 NSCS Driver David Ragan (CSX) - Photo Credit: Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images Driver to Drop In on Fans to Encourage Recycling and Tree-Planting STATESVILLE, APRIL 9, 2014 - David Ragan, driver of the No. 34 CSX "Play It Safe" Ford, comments on CSX's "green" efforts and racing at Darlington Raceway: "We're happy to have ... FULL STORY »

Danica Patrick – The ‘Lady in Green’ Takes On the ‘Lady in Black’

2014 NSCS Driver Danica Patrick (GoDaddy) - Photo Credit: Sean Gardner/Getty Images KANNAPOLIS, N.C. (April 9, 2014) – Its reputation as the toughest and most challenging racetrack on the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series circuit is widely known. Successfully maneuvering around Darlington (S.C.) Raceway – aptly nicknamed “The Track Too Tough To Tame” – ... FULL STORY »

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Team Chevy 2014 NSCS Southern 500 Pre-Race Notes & Quotes
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TEAM CHEVY ADVANCE NASCAR SPRINT CUP SERIES BOJANGLES SOUTHERN 500 DARLINGTON RACEWAY DARLINGTON, SOUTH CAROLINA APRIL 8, 2014< DID YOU KNOW? April is Earth Awareness Month.  Chevrolet helps preserve natural resources and enhance habitats surrounding our facilities. ·        26 certified habitat programs – more than any other automaker ·        4,243 acres of wildlife habitats maintained at facilities ·        8,500 students matched annually with ...FULL STORY »
2014 NSCS Driver Matt Kenseth on track in the No. 20 Home Depot Husky/Toyota Camry - Photo Credit: Jonathan Moore/Getty Images
Matt Kenseth 2014 NSCS Southern 500 Race Preview
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Matt Kenseth/No. 20 Home Depot Husky Toyota Preview Bojangles’ Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway  No. 20 Home Depot Husky Toyota News and Notes: KENSETH’S DOUBLE-DUTY: In addition to competing in Saturday’s Bojangles’ Southern 500, Kenseth will also pilot the No. 20 GameStop/Call of Duty Ghosts Toyota in Friday’s VFW Sport Clips Help A Hero ...FULL STORY »
2014 NSCS Driver Ricky Stenhouse Jr (Nationwide Insurance) - Photo Credit: Jonathan Moore/Getty Images
Ricky Stenhouse Jr 2014 NSCS Southern 500 Race Preview
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Ricky Stenhouse Jr – Bojangles’ Southern 500 Advance Team: No. 17 Nationwide Insurance Ford Fusion Crew Chief: Mike Kelley Primary Chassis: RK- 902 – new chassis Backup Chassis: RK-860 - last raced at Texas 2013 – finished 16th ADVANCE NOTES Stenhouse Jr. at Darlington o   The driver of the No. 17 Nationwide Insurance Ford has one career Sprint Cup start at the ...FULL STORY »
2014 NSCS Driver Brian Vickers (Aaron's) - Photo Credit: Nick Laham/Getty Images
Brian Vickers 2014 NSCS Southern 500 Race Preview
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CORNELIUS, N.C. — No. 55 Aaron’s Dream Machine driver Brian Vickers grew up in Thomasville, N.C. about 140 miles from Darlington Raceway in South Carolina where the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races Saturday night. Vickers said the 1.366-mile, egg-shaped track that opened in 1950 is as tough a challenge as any ...FULL STORY »
Jimmie Johnson, driver of the #48 Lowe's Chevrolet, looks on during qualifying for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Auto Club 400 at Auto Club Speedway on March 21, 2014 in Fontana, California. - Photo Credit: Getty Images
Is Jimmie Johnson already in the danger zone?
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It's a foregone conclusion, isn't it? Jimmie Johnson will win one of the next 19 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races -- guaranteed. Right? Since the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup was instituted in 2004, Johnson is the only driver to qualify for each of the 10 playoffs that have determined ...FULL STORY »
2014 NSCS No. 43 Fresh from Florida Ford Fusion
No. 43 Team Gears up to Win at Trent Owens Home Track, Darlington Raceway
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Will Debut Fresh From Florida Colors in the Sprint Cup Series The No. 43 team wants to win every week, but this week, they have an additional incentive. Crew Chief Trent Owens grew up just a few miles from Darlington Raceway and says a win at the track "Too Tough To ...FULL STORY »
2014 NSCS Driver Marcos Ambrose on track in the No. 9 DeWALT Ford Fusion - Photo Credit: Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images
For Ambrose and No. 9 Team, Darlington a Reminder of Improvement
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Team Heads to Darlington with Desire for a Good Finish What a difference a year can make. Last season, Marcos Ambrose and the No. 9 Richard Petty Motorsports (RPM) team didn't score a top-five finish. In the first seven races this year, the team has earned two and have been in ...FULL STORY »
Greg Biffle, driver of the #16 American Red Cross Ford, talks to his crew chief Matt Puccia - Photo Credit: Tyler Barrick/Getty Images
Greg Biffle 2014 NSCS Southern 500 Race Preview
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Greg Biffle – Darlington Advance Team: No. 16 Red Cross Ford Fusion Crew Chief: Matt Puccia Primary Chassis: RK-903  Brand new chassis Backup Chassis: RK-879  Last ran Las Vegas – finished 22nd ADVANCE NOTES ·        Biffle at Darlington o   Biffle has 13 Sprint Cup career starts at Darlington, earning two wins, two top-five and five top-10 finishes. o   Darlington is the track ...FULL STORY »

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