Jul 23

ESPN’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Coverage Rolls Out at Indianapolis

ESPN NASCAR Logo ESPN begins its coverage of the final 17 races of the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season with a live, flag-to-flag telecast of the Brickyard 400 at historic Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Sunday, July 27. The telecast from Indianapolis is presented by Golden Corral and begins with theNASCAR Countdown pre-race show at noon ET from the Speedway’s iconic Pagoda. The program will set up the race with interviews and features before the1:19 p.m. green flag. In addition, ESPN will televise NASCAR Sprint Cup qualifying on Saturday, July 26, at 2 p.m. and ESPN2 will air NASCAR Sprint Cup practice Saturday at 9 a.m. Also from Indianapolis, ESPN will televise the NASCAR Nationwide Series race on Saturday, with NASCAR Countdown at 4 p.m. and the green flag at 4:50 p.m. All NASCAR programming from Indy is available on WatchESPN ... FULL STORY »

Sunday Indianapolis Motor Speedway Notebook Featuring: Joe Gibbs Racing; Kasey Kahne and Possible Post-Race Inspection Issues
By Chris Knight

2013 NSCS Driver Kasey Kahne (Time Warner Cable) - Photo Credit: Jerry Markland/Getty Images Sunday Indianapolis Motor Speedway: INDIANAPOLIS -- Jeff Gordon may have won the 21st annual Crown Royal presents The John Wayne Walding 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, but Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) finished second, third and fourth on Sunday, turning some heads as the 2014 edition of The Chase nears. What’s more important from JGR is the team is showing gradual improvement as The Chase inches closer and with a little more work, they could give Hendrick Motorsports a run for their money for the 10-race shootout. Even though Matt Kenseth is (still) winless this season, the recent performance surge from the Huntersville, North Carolina-based team has him solidly fourth in the championship standings, safely secure with a Chase spot. But why that’s all ... FULL STORY »

Justin Allgaier 2014 NSCS John Wayne Walding 400 Race Preview

2014 NSCS Driver Justin Allgaier (HScott Motorsports) - Photo Credit: Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images Justin Allgaier No. 51 Collision Cure Body Werks Chevrolet Indianapolis Motor Speedway Crown Royal presents the John Wayne Walding 400 | July 27, 2014 Yard of Bricks...Justin Allgaier will be making his first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) start this weekend ... FULL STORY »

Jamie McMurray, Kyle Larson 2014 NSCS John Wayne Walding 400 Race Previews

Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates Logo Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates Advance Notes  RACE SETUP Race: The Crown Royal Presents the John Wayne Walding 400 at The Brickyard – #Brickyard Track: Indianapolis Motor Speedway (2.5 mile quad-oval) – @IMS Drivers: @jamiemcmurray, @KyleLarsonRacin Cars: No. 1 Cessna Chevrolet SS, No. 42 Target ... FULL STORY »

The Brickyard’s A Special Place For The Motorcraft/Quick Lane Team

Trevor Bayne, driver of the #21 Motorcraft/Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center Ford, is pushed in the garage area - Photo Credit: Robert Laberge/Getty Images As the NASCAR community looks back on 20 years of racing at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, many in the sport say their most memorable experiences are from the inaugural event. That’s true for Eddie and Len Wood, co-owners of the No. 21 ... FULL STORY »

Keith Anderson and Tim Dugger perform at Budweiser Acceleration Concert

Budweiser Acceleration Club Logo BROOKLYN, Mich. (July 23, 2014) – The Budweiser Acceleration Concert is a great way to continue the festivities after the Careers for Veterans 200 on Saturday, Aug. 16. The fans spoke after the 2013 concert and Michigan International Speedway listened. Back ... FULL STORY »

Denny Hamlin 2014 NSCS John Wayne Walding 400 Race Preview

Denny Hamlin, driver of the #11 FedEx Express Toyota, practices for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Sprint Unlimited at Daytona International Speedway on February 14, 2014 in Daytona Beach, Florida. - Photo Credit: Todd Warshaw/Getty Images RACE INFO: Event: The John Wayne Walding 400 Date/Time: July 27/1 p.m. ET 2013 winner:  Ryan Newman 2013 polesitter: Ryan Newman Distance: 160 laps/400 miles Track Length: 2.5 miles Banking: 9 degrees Track Shape:  Oval EXPRESS NOTES: New Hampshire Recap: Denny Hamlin finished eighth in the Camping World RV Sales 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in the #11 ... FULL STORY »

Toyota NASCAR Tidbits – July 21 – 27, 2014

Toyota Racing Logo SEEKING SUCCESS AT SPEEDWAY:  Camry drivers have won races at 22 of the 23 tracks on the current NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) schedule.  The only track where Camry drivers have yet to record a NSCS victory is at Indianapolis Motor ... FULL STORY »

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AARP and AARP Foundation Drive to End Hunger Present the Salute to America’s Heroes Pre-Race Show at Chicagoland Speedway on Sunday, Sept. 14th
no responses - Posted 07.23.14
Jim Cornelison to Perform the National Anthem, Celebrating 200th Anniversary of Star Spangled Banner Joliet, Ill. – July 23, 2014 – Chicagoland Speedway today announced AARP andAARP Foundation Drive to End Hunger as the presenters of the “Salute to America’s Heroes Pre-Race Show” prior to the first race in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup ...FULL STORY »
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Richard Petty to Serve as Grand Marshal for 400
no responses - Posted 07.23.14
“Win $43,000 if #43 Wins” Fan Promotion Announced LONG POND, PA (July 23, 2014) – announced today NASCAR Hall of Famer and seven-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Richard Petty will serve as the Grand Marshal for the 400. The 400 will mark the 40thanniversary of Pocono Raceway’s inaugural ...FULL STORY »
2014 NSCS Driver Michael Annett - Photo Credit: Patrick Smith/Getty Images
Michael Annett 2014 NSCS John Wayne Walding 400 Race Preview
no responses - Posted 07.23.14
MOORESVILLE, N.C. (July 23, 2014) - NASCAR Sprint Cup Series rookie Michael Annett and his Pilot Flying J Chevrolet SS team travel to the oldest, and arguably most prestigious, track on the circuit this weekend, competing at Indianapolis Motor Speedway for the 21st running of the track's 400-mile race. The track, opened ...FULL STORY »
2014 NSCS Driver Clint Bowyer (RK Motors Charlotte) - Photo Credit: Jeff Curry/Getty Images
Clint Bowyer – Making a Difference
no responses - Posted 07.22.14
CORNELIUS, N.C. —  Before heading to the famed yard of bricks at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in his No. 15 RK Motors Toyota, where Clint Bowyer has two top-five and two top-10 finishes in eight starts, the Emporia, Kan., native made a stop in his hometown. On Saturday, Bowyer hosted the seventh annual ...FULL STORY »
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Goodyear Racing 2014 Indianapolis Motor Speedway NASCAR Tire Fast Facts
no responses - Posted 07.22.14
GOODYEAR TIRE NOTESNASCAR Sprint Cup Series -- Race No. 20 – Crown Royal 400 at The BrickyardIndianapolis Motor Speedway (2.5-mile oval) – Indianapolis, Ind.Fast Facts for July 25-27, 2014Tire: Goodyear Eagle Speedway RadialsSet limits: 6 sets for practice/qualifying and 10 sets for the raceTire Codes: Left-side -- D-4556; Right-side -- D-4476Tire ...FULL STORY »
2014 NSCS Driver Brian Vickers (Aaron's) - Photo Credit: Nick Laham/Getty Images
Brian Vickers 2014 NSCS John Wayne Walding 400 Race Preview
no responses - Posted 07.22.14
CORNELIUS, N.C. — No. 55 Aaron’s Dream Machine driver Brian Vickers visits one of racing’s most historic venues this weekend when the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series travels to Indianapolis Motor Speedway for Sunday’s 400-mile race. The 30-year-old Vickers will make history no matter how his Michael Waltrip Racing team performs on the ...FULL STORY »
2014 NSCS Driver Greg Biffle - Photo Credit: Sean Gardner/Getty Images
Greg Biffle 2014 NSCS John Wayne Walding 400 Race Preview
no responses - Posted 07.22.14
Greg Biffle – Indianapolis Advance Team: No. 16 3M Safety Ford Fusion Crew Chief: Matt Puccia Primary Chassis: RK-922  Brand new chassis Backup Chassis: RK-879  Last ran Vegas – finished 22nd ADVANCE NOTES Biffle at Indy o   Biffle has 11 starts at Indy, earning three top-five and six top-10 finishes. o   His average start at Indy is 16.4 with an average ...FULL STORY »
2014 NSCS Driver Ricky Stenhouse Jr - Photo Credit: Todd Warshaw/Getty Images
Ricky Stenhouse Jr 2014 NSCS John Wayne Walding 400 Race Preview
no responses - Posted 07.22.14
Ricky Stenhouse Jr – Brickyard 400 Advance Team: No. 17 Ecopower Re-Refined Oil Ford Fusion Crew Chief: Mike Kelley Primary Chassis: RK- 899- last raced at Charlotte – finished 26th. Backup Chassis: RK-888 - last raced at Bristol – finished second. ADVANCE NOTES Stenhouse at Indianapolis o   Stenhouse has one Sprint Cup start at the historical track, earning a 25th- place finish ...FULL STORY »

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