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Oct 17
Friday

2014 NSCS GEICO 500 First Practice Session Speeds

Clint Bowyer, driver of the #15 Pink Lemonade 5-hour ENERGY Benefiting Living Beyond Breast Cancer Toyota - Photo Credit: Jerry Markland/Getty Images Clint Bowyer, with a lap speed of 200.385 mph, was the fastest Friday afternoon during the first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) practice session for Sunday's GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway. Second fastest with a lap speed was 200.268 mph, was Aric Almirola and he was followed by Jamie McMurray (200.117 mph) who was third, Michael McDowell (199.971) fourth and Travis Kvapil (199.971) was fifth. Series Rookie of the Year (ROTY) candidate, Kyle Larson (199.537 mph) was sixth fastest, while Landon Cassill (199.284) was seventh, Brad Keselowski (199.238() eighth, Kurt Busch (199.197) ninth and Kyle Buach (199.160) rounding out the top-ten. The teams will return later today for their "Happy Hour" (final) practice from 4:30 pm - 5:20 pm (ET), before returning Saturday ... FULL STORY »

Did Brad Keselowski and the No. 2 team really win the Talladega race at Charlotte?
By NASCAR Wire Service

Brad Keselowski, driver of the #2 Redd's Wicked Apple Ale Ford, celebrates in victory lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway on October 19, 2014 in Talladega, Alabama. - Photo Credit: Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images TALLADEGA, Ala.— Against all odds, Brad Keselowski advanced to the Eliminator Round of the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup, capturing victory in a race he had to win on Sunday at Talladega Superspeedway. To be sure, talent played a role, and talent is something Keselowski has in ample supply. Focus was a major factor, too. Throughout the week preceding the Talladega race, during a test session at Martinsville Speedway and on Friday and Saturday at Talladega, Keselowski answered questions from reporters in terse, clipped sentences, preferring not to fuel the fire that came to a blaze on the track and in the garage at Charlotte on the previous Saturday night. Keselowski had his blinders on, and the only point of interest ... FULL STORY »

2014 NSCS GEICO 500 Q&A with Brad Keselowski

Brad Keselowski, driver of the #2 Redds Ford, looks on in the garage area - Photo Credit: Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images Brad Keselowski, driver of the No. 2 Redd’s Wicked Apple Ale Ford Fusion, spoke to members of the media prior to the opening practice Friday afternoon at Talladega Superspeedway. Keselowski addressed his incident with Matt Kenseth last weekend in Charlotte ... FULL STORY »

2014 NSCS GEICO 500 Q&A with Jamie McMurray

2014 NSCS Driver Jamie McMurray (Cessna) i- Photo Credit: Robert Laberge/Getty Images JAMIE MCMURRAY, NO. 1 CESSNA CHEVROLET SS, met with members of the media at Talladega Superspeedway, and discussed racing at Talladega, race strategy, teammates at Talladega, car setups and other topics. ON BEING AT TALLADEGA: “Talladega is one of the more ... FULL STORY »

BK Racing and Bad Boy Mowers Announces Partnership for ‘Dega

2014 NSCS No 26 Bad Boy Mowers Toyota Camry STATESVILLE, N.C. (October 17, 2014) - Sunoco Rookie of the Year contender Cole Whitt will sport the colors of Batesville, Ark., based Bad Boy Mowers, Inc. for the final NASCAR Sprint Cup Series restrictor plate race of the 2014 season ... FULL STORY »

NASCAR’s History on Display In Rare Collection At 21st Annual Goodguys Southeastern Nationals

This 1980 Monte Carlo, raced by Harry Gant at Texas Speedway and Lennie Pond at Atlanta in 1980, will be among the vehicles on display as part of a special NASCAR exhibit at the 21st annual Goodguys Southeastern Nationals at Charlotte Motor Speedway. CONCORD, N.C. (Oct. 17, 2014) – Whether you’re a longtime NASCAR fan who’s passionate about the sport’s rich history or a car buff with an interest in unique rides, the Goodguys Southeastern Nationals will have a can’t-miss stock car collection ... FULL STORY »

BK Racing Announces Primary Sponsorship from Dustless Blasting for No. 23 at ‘Dega

2014 NSCS No 23 Dustless Blasting Toyota Camry STATESVILLE, N.C. (October 17, 2014) - Sunoco Rookie of the Year contender Alex Bowman will have a different look to his No.23 BK Racing Toyota Camry at the final restrictor plate race of 2014. The green and white colors of Houston, ... FULL STORY »

Carsforsale.com to Sponsor No. 40 Hillman Racing Chevrolet SS at Talladega Superspeedway

2014 NSCS Driver Landon Cassill on track in the No. 40 Carforsale.com Chevrolet SS - Photo Credit: Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (October 16, 2014) – Carsforsale.com, one of the Internet’s largest online automotive inventory websites, is proud to announce that the No. 40 Carsforsale.com Chevrolet SS will make its sixth appearance of the season with Landon Cassill and ... FULL STORY »



2014 NSCS Driver Reed Sorenson on Track in the No. 36 Zing Zang Chevrolet SS - Photo Credit: Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images
Reed Sorenson 2014 NSCS GEICO 500 Race Preview
no responses - Posted 10.16.14
Event/Date: Geico 500 (October 19th, 2014) Track: Talladega Superspeedway, AL Track Length: 2.66 miles Race Distance: 501 miles (188 laps) Tune in: ESPN at 2:00 p.m. ET Huntersville, NC (October 15, 2014) - Coming off another solid race weekend at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Reed Sorenson and the No. 36 Zing Zang Bloody Mary Mix team ...FULL STORY »
2014 NASCAR Hall of Famer and NSCS Team Owner Richard Petty - Photo Credit: Patrick Smith/Getty Images
NASCAR Legend Richard Petty Named Grand Marshal at Martinsville
no responses - Posted 10.16.14
MARTINSVILLE, Va. (Oct. 16, 2014) – They say the best relationships are formed over time, and two of the longest in NASCAR are the ones Richard Petty has formed with Goody’s® and Martinsville Speedway. The three will come together Oct. 26 as Petty has been named Grand Marshal of the ...FULL STORY »
2014 NSCS Driver Michael Annett - Photo Credit: Jerry Markland/Getty Images
Michael Annett 2014 NSCS GEICO 500 Race Preview
no responses - Posted 10.16.14
MOORESVILLE, N.C. (October 16, 2014) - NASCAR Sprint Cup Series rookie Michael Annett will pilot the No. 7 Golden Corral Chevrolet SS in the race at Talladega Superspeedway on Sunday. Annett, who finished 16th in his first Cup Series start at Talladega in May, collected a win in the 2007 ARCA Series ...FULL STORY »
2014 NSCS No 42 Energizer Max Powerseal Batteries Chevrolet SS
Energizer® Partners with Team Target at Talladega to Keep Larson “Going and Going”
no responses - Posted 10.15.14
CONCORD, N.C.  (Oct. 15, 2014) – For the final superspeedway race of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season, Kyle Larson welcomes Energizer® to the track as the primary sponsor on his No. 42 Chevrolet SS.  Larson will trade in the familiar Bullseye on his hood for the iconic Energizer® Bunny, ...FULL STORY »
DAYTONA Rising: Reimagining an American Icon Logo
Daytona International Speedway Installs Highest Piece of Steel As Part of Topping Out Ceremony
no responses - Posted 10.15.14
Historic Redevelopment Project Reaches Halfway Point DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Daytona International Speedway held a topping out ceremony today to install the highest piece of steel associated with its $400 million DAYTONA Rising project and celebrate the halfway point in the project. Florida Secretary of Commerce Gray Swoope and Florida Department ...FULL STORY »
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Nate Bolling Has Surgery for Torn Triceps
no responses - Posted 10.15.14
Jackman for Joe Gibbs Racing No. 11 Sprint Cup Series Team Expected to Return for 2015 Daytona 500 HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. (October 15, 2014) – Nate Bolling, the jackman on the No. 11 FedEx Sprint Cup Series race team had successful surgery on a torn right triceps this morning and is expected ...FULL STORY »
2014 NSCS Driver Justin Allgaier (BRANDT) - Photo Credit: Jerry Markland/Getty Images
Justin Allgaier 2014 NSCS GEICO 500 Race Preview
no responses - Posted 10.15.14
Justin Allgaier No. 51 BRANDT Professional Agriculture Chevrolet Talladega Superspeedway GEICO 500 | October 19, 2014 Superspeedway Racin'...Justin Allgaier will make his third NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) start at Talladega Superspeedway (TSS) on Sunday afternoon. TSS is one of four tracks where Allgaier made NSCS starts last year in the No. 51 BRANDT ...FULL STORY »
2014 NASCAR Driver Michael Waltrip - Photo Credit: Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images
Michael Waltrip 2014 NSCS GEICO 500 Race Preview
no responses - Posted 10.15.14
CORNELIUS, N.C. —  Two-time Daytona 500 champion Michael Waltrip’s hardest hit in life came when his sister called to tell him their mother, Margaret Waltrip, had suffered a major stoke due to arterial fibrillation (AFib.) The stroke left Margaret partially paralyzed. Her mobility continued to deteriorate until she was confined to ...FULL STORY »


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