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Nov 15
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2014 NSCS Ford EcoBoost 400 Second Practice Session Speeds

Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Budweiser Chevrolet, practices for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway in Homestead, Florida. - Photo Credit: Robert Laberge/Getty Images Early Saturday afternoon at Homestead-Miami Speedway, it was Kevin Harvick - with a lap speed of 175.069 MPH - placing himself at the top of the speed chart during the second NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) practice session for Sunday's Ford EcoBoost 400. Sunday's pole-sitter, Jeff Gordon, was second fastest on the speed chart with a lap speed of 175.029 MPH, and he was followed by Brad Keselowski (174.498 MPH) who was third, Jimmie Johnson (174.222) fourth and Denny Hamlin (173.969) was fifth fastest. Rounding out the top-10 fastest drivers in the session were: Joey Logano (173.589 MPH) who was sixth, Matt Kenseth (173.366) seventh, series Rookie of the Year (ROTY) contender, Kyle Larson (173.094) eighth, Kasey Kahne (172.994) ninth and Martin ... FULL STORY »

Kevin Harvick’s first Sprint Cup title a total team effort
By NASCAR Wire Service

Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Budweiser Chevrolet, celebrates in victory lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 16, 2014 in Homestead, Florida. - Photo Credit: Patrick Smith/Getty Images HOMESTEAD, Fla.— Kevin Harvick walked into his post-race press conference munching a slice of pepperoni pizza. He ended it with 2-year-old son Keelan on his lap and walked out of the room with a bottle of his sponsor’s beer in his hand. All pretty normal stuff. But the 2014 season, to which Harvick applied his exclamation mark Sunday at Homestead-Miami Speedway, was anything but. It was special and quite remarkable for the team, its owners and its driver. Moreover it was about the combined family that Stewart-Haas Racing had become in the last year, bringing in new faces like Harvick and Kurt Busch and talented behind-the-scenes people like eager-to-achieve crew chief Rodney Childers. It’s a family that has experienced rough times. Co-owner Tony Stewart, ... FULL STORY »

Toyota Racing 2014 NSCS Ford EcoBoost 400 Post-Qualifying Recaps

Toyota Racing Logo MATT KENSETH, No. 20 Dollar General Toyota Camry, Joe Gibbs Racing Starting Position: 3rd How strong is your race car for Sunday? "We just worked on qualifying today so we'll get into race practice a little bit tomorrow.  Then we'll have a little ... FULL STORY »

Harvey Gulf to Sponsor Cassill in NSCS Season Finale

2014 NSCS No 40 Harvey Gulf Chevrolet SS HOMESTEAD, Fla. (November 14, 2014) – Hillman Racing today announced that Harvey Gulf International Marine, a marine transportation company that specializes in providing offshore supply and multi-purpose support vessels for deepwater operations in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico, will sponsor ... FULL STORY »

Team Chevy 2014 NSCS Ford EcoBoost 400 Post-Qualifying Recaps

Team Chevy Logo JEFF GORDON, NO. 24 DRIVE TO END HUNGER CHEVROLET SS – POLE WINNER “We had a great Drive to End Hunger Chevrolet but the bottom just wasn’t the perfect place for us to run. I could feel the tires going away ... FULL STORY »

Ford Racing 2014 NSCS Ford EcoBoost 400 Post-Qualifying Recaps

Ford Racing Logo BRAD KESELOWSKI – No. 2 Miller Lite Ford Fusion – “I’m not happy with fourth, but I’m happy with how strong we’ve been all day.  We had decent runs.  Our first qualifying run was really strong and then our second and third just ... FULL STORY »

2014 NSCS Ford EcoBoost 400 Starting Lineup

Jeff Gordon, driver of the #24 Drive To End Hunger Chevrolet, stands in the garage area for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 14, 2014 in Homestead, Florida. - Photo Credit: Jerry Markland/Getty Images Brad Keselowski, in the first round of NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) qualifying at Homestead-Miami Speedway, broke the previous qualifying track record with a lap speed of 181.238 MPH. But, in the final round it was Jeff Gordon - with ... FULL STORY »

2014 NSCS Ford EcoBoost 400 First Practice Session Speeds

Brad Keselowski, driver of the #2 Miller Lite Ford, looks on in the garage area - Photo Credit: Patrick Smith/Getty Images NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) driver, Brad Keselowski, with a lap speed of 179.004 MPH, was the fastest Friday afernoon during the first Ford EcoBoost 400 practice session at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Series championship contender, Kevin Harvick, was second fastest with a ... FULL STORY »



Brian France, CEO and Chairman of NASCAR, speaks to the media at Homestead-Miami Speedway on Nov. 18 in Homestead, Fla. - Photo Credit: Chris Trotman/Getty Images for NASCAR
Brian France believes new Chase format has accomplished its mission
no responses - Posted 11.14.14
HOMESTEAD, Fla.— In Brian France’s estimation, the new Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup format introduced this year has struck a perfect balance between winning and consistency in determining the series champion. At the same time, France said, the new system, featuring an expanded 16-driver field and eliminations after every third ...FULL STORY »
2014 NASCAR CEO and Chariman, Brian France - Photo Credit: Rainier Ehrhardt/Getty Images
2014 NSCS Ford Championship Weekend Q&A with Brian France
no responses - Posted 11.14.14
An Interview With: BRIAN FRANCE             BRETT JEWKES:  We're going to get started.  We want to welcome you all to Homestead‑Miami Speedway and Ford Championship Weekend.  Glad to have you here joining us.  NASCAR Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Brian France will give his state‑of‑the‑sport press conference. Before we do start, I want ...FULL STORY »
2014 NSCS Driver Cole Whitt, driver of the #26 GEAR Speed Stick Toyota, climbs into his car during practice - Photo Credit: Robert Laberge/Getty Images
Cole Whitt 2014 NSCS Ford EcoBoost 400 Race Preview
no responses - Posted 11.14.14
COLE WHITT No. 26 Speed Stick GEAR Toyota Camry Homestead - Miami Speedway | Ford 400 Whitt Looks to GEARup for the Final Race of 2014... Following a weekend of struggles in Phoenix, Cole Whitt and his Speed Stick GEAR Toyota Camry team come into Homestead riding a streak of eight ...FULL STORY »
2014 NSCS Driver Alex Bowman (BK Racing) - Photo Credit: Jerry Markland/Getty Images
Alex Bowman 2014 NSCS Ford EcoBoost 400 Race Preview
no responses - Posted 11.14.14
ALEX BOWMAN No. 23 DipYourCar.com Toyota Camry Homestead - Miami Speedway| Ford 400 Bowman Ready to Close out Rookie Campaign at Homestead...Following a string of finishes outside the top-30, Alex Bowman is set to make his NASCAR Sprint Cup (NSCS) Homestead-Miami Speedway debut this weekend. Having never raced at the 1.5 ...FULL STORY »
2014 NSCS Driver JJ Yeley (BK Racing) - Photo Credit: Sean Gardner/Getty Images
JJ Yeley 2014 NSCS Ford EcoBoost 400 Race Preview
no responses - Posted 11.14.14
JJ YELEY No. 83 DipYourCar.com Toyota Camry Homestead - Miami Speedway | Ford 400 Yeley Looks to "Dip" the Competition at Homestead...Following his second top-30 finish of the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) season, JJ Yeley and his No.83 DipyYourCar.com Toyota Camry team are looking for a strong finish at this weekend's ...FULL STORY »
2014 NSCS Driver Ryan Newman (Caterpillar) in garage area - Photo Credit: Tom Pennington/Getty Images
Different Strokes For Different Drivers?
no responses - Posted 11.14.14
Brad Keselowski tried to go up the middle between Jeff Gordon and Jimmie Johnson late in the Chase race at Texas. The result? A cut tire and a 29th-place finish for Gordon, a fight on pit road and criticism of Keselowski from many of his peers. Last Sunday at Phoenix, Ryan Newman ...FULL STORY »
Arabella Jones
One of America’s Brightest New Country Artists to Light Up Ford Championship Weekend in Miami
no responses - Posted 11.13.14
MIAMI – Nov 13, 2014 – Country music’s Arabella Jones is bringing her unique blend of country, rock, and pop influenced songs with performances featuring vocals that are edgy and powerful to the fans at this year’s Ford Championship Weekend, NASCAR’s championship event. Arabella is excited and honored to be performing ...FULL STORY »


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