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Aug 15
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Jeff Gordon Places Chevy SS on the Pole at Michigan

Jeff Gordon, driver of the #24 Axalta Chevrolet, celebrates with the Coors Light Pole Award after qualifying for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan International Speedway on August 15, 2014 in Brooklyn, Michigan. - Photo Credit: Robert Reiners/Getty Images Six of the Top-12 Starters Will Pilot Chevy SS Race Cars On Sunday BROOKLYN, Mich. - Jeff Gordon, driver of the No. 24 Axalta Chevrolet SS, set a track qualifying record en route to winning the pole for the Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan International Speedway on Friday. Gordon turned in a fast lap of 206.558 mph around the two-mile oval. It is the seventh-fastest qualifying speed in NASCAR Sprint Cup Series history. “I knew that we were really strong here the last time we were here and what our team is doing right now it’s just phenomenal how they continue to improve race cars and just the whole effort.  I’m just so proud of them. You don’t go around this place like that, ... FULL STORY »

Jamie McMurray Puts Chevrolet SS on the Pole at Martinsville
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Jamie McMurray, driver of the #1 McDonald's Chevrolet, poses with the Coors Light Pole Award after qualifying for the pole for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Goody's Headache Relief Shot 500 at Martinsville Speedway on October 24, 2014 in Martinsville, Virginia. - Photo Credit: Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images Five Chevy drivers qualify in top-12 positions for Sunday’s race MARTINSVILLE, Va. (Oct. 24, 2014) – Jamie McMurray drove his No. 1 McDonald’s Chevrolet SS to the pole position Friday at Martinsville Speedway for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series’ Goody’s Headache Relief Shot 500. McMurray posted a lap of 18.954 seconds (99.905 mph) for his second career pole position at the track. McMurray’s lap was good enough for a 0.057-second gap back to second place and his 11th career pole in the Sprint Cup Series. He led a group of five Team Chevy drivers in the top-12 of qualifying for Sunday’s 1:30 p.m. ET race around the 0.526-mile track. “It’s a great start to our weekend for our McDonald’s Chevrolet,” McMurray said. “We ... FULL STORY »

Toyota Racing 2014 NSCS Pure Michigan 400 Post-Qualifying Recaps

Toyota Racing Logo BRIAN VICKERS, No. 55 Aaron's Dream Machine Toyota Camry, Michael Waltrip Racing Starting Position:  4th How was qualifying? "The guys on this Aaron's Dream Machine brought a great race car here.  Man, it's hairy out there running -- so close to wide-open. We have ... FULL STORY »

Ford Racing 2014 Pure Michigan 400 Post-Qualifying Recaps

Ford Racing Logo JOEY LOGANO, No. 22 Shell Pennzoil Ford Fusion – QUALIFIED 2nd TALK ABOUT YOUR STARTING POSITION FOR SUNDAY. “Close but didn’t quite make it. Once again. That is our seventh front row start this year, which we are very proud of don’t ... FULL STORY »

Team Chevy 2014 NSCS Pure Michigan 400 Post-Qualifying Recaps

Chevy Bowtie Symbol JEFF GORDON, NO. 24 AXALTA CHEVROLET SS – POLE SITTER “I don’t know how to make it much better than that. This entire Axalta Chevrolet crew just did a phenomenal job. Our first qualifying effort today, and practice, was not good. ... FULL STORY »

2014 NSCS Pure Michigan 400 Starting Lineup

2014 NSCS Driver Jeff Gordon on track at Michigan International Speedway in the No. 24 Axalta Chevrolet SS - Photo Credit: Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images Friday evening at Michigan International Speedway, and for the second consecutive weekend, Jeff Gordon - with a new qualifying track record of 206.558mph - captured the pole for Sunday's Pure Michigan 400. Gordon, who broke Kevin Harvick's June MIS qualifying track ... FULL STORY »

2014 NSCS Pure Michigan 400 Q&A with Jeff Gordon

Jeff Gordon, driver of the #24 Axalta Chevrolet, looks on in the garage area during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Crown Royal Presents The John Wayne Walding 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on July 25, 2014 in Indianapolis, Indiana. - Photo Credit: Rainier Ehrhardt/Getty Images JEFF GORDON, NO. 24 AXALTA CHEVROLET SS met with media and discussed tires during practice, the new rule change announced today by NASCAR, how he tries to keep emotions in check, pit crews as athletes today, and more. TALK ABOUT YOUR EXCITING ... FULL STORY »

2014 NSCS Pure Michigan 400 Q&A with AJ Allmendinger

2014 NSCS Driver AJ Allmendinger on track in the No. 47 Kingsford Chevrolet SS - Photo Credit: Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images AJ ALLMENDINGER, NO. 47 KINGSFORD CHARCOAL CHEVROLET SS, met with members of the media at Michigan International Speedway and discussed the week following his first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series victory, his outlook for the Chase and many other topics. TALK ABOUT ... FULL STORY »



Stewart Haas Racing's Brett Frood, executive vice president, Greg Zipadelli and Jeff Burton (Photo Credit: Grace Krenrich)
Friday Michigan Notebook Featuring: Stewart-Haas Racing; NASCAR’s New Rule And Ryan Blaney
no responses - Posted 08.15.14
Friday Notebook: Stewart-Haas Racing Sets No Timetable For Tony Stewart’s Return: BROOKLYN, Mich.-- Tony Stewart will sit out his second straight NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race of the season this weekend at Michigan International Speedway in a decision made by the three-time premier series champion himself following last Saturday night's tragedy with ...FULL STORY »
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Richard Childress Racing Celebrates 45 Years
no responses - Posted 08.15.14
Established in 1969, RCR will share memories and iconic moments across their social media channels throughout August and September with #RCR45 WELCOME, N.C. (August 15, 2014) Marking the organization's 45th Anniversary in NASCAR, Richard Childress Racing will celebrate the milestone throughout August and September with creative content and stories from the past 45 ...FULL STORY »
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Atlanta Motor Speedway Media Center Renamed In Memory Of Marcy Scott
no responses - Posted 08.15.14
HAMPTON, Ga. (August 15, 2014) –  Atlanta Motor Speedway has announced that the infield media center has been named in memory of Marcy Scott, the track’s late Director of Marketing & Promotion. The building will be known as the Marcy Scott Media Center. Scott was the Director of Marketing & Promotion ...FULL STORY »
2014 NSCS Driver Carl Edwards (Fastenal) - Photo Credit: Sean Gardner/Getty Images
2014 NSCS Pure Michigan 400 Q&A with Carl Edwards
no responses - Posted 08.15.14
Carl Edwards posted the second quickest practice time in the opening Sprint Cup series session at Michigan International Speedway Friday afternoon. Edwards, who has two wins in his career at MIS, met with media members prior to qualifying. CARL EDWARDS, No. 99 Ford EcoBoost Fusion – YOU HAVE HAD SUCCESS HERE ...FULL STORY »
NSCS Driver Jimmie Johnson - Photo Credit: Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images
2014 NSCS Pure Michigan 400 Q&A with Jimmie Johnson
no responses - Posted 08.15.14
JIMMIE JOHNSON, NO. 48 LOWE’S /JIMMIE JOHNSON FOUNDATION CHEVROLET SS met with media and discussed recent bad luck, the upcoming Chase, today’s rule change announced by NASCAR, and more. AFTER YOUR WIN HERE AT MICHIGAN IN JUNE, TALK ABOUT YOUR THOUGHTS FOR THIS WEEKEND AND BEING LOCKED INTO THE CHASE “It’s good ...FULL STORY »
Matt Kenseth, driver of the #20 Dollar General Toyota, looks on during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Auto Club 400 at Auto Club Speedway on March 21, 2014 in Fontana, California. - Photo Credit: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images
2014 NSCS Pure Michigan 400 Q&A with Matt Kenseth
no responses - Posted 08.15.14
MATT KENSETH, No. 20 Dollar General Toyota Camry, Joe Gibbs Racing How do you feel about this weekend's race? "Just getting ready to get started.  I think, obviously we talk a lot about the track has changed a lot since they paved it.  It seems to be changing a little bit more as ...FULL STORY »
Joey Logano, driver of the #22 Shell-Pennzoil Ford - Photo Credit: Jerry Markland/Getty Images
2014 NSCS Pure Michigan 400 First Practice Session Speeds
no responses - Posted 08.15.14
The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) returned to the "Irish Hills" of Michigan on Friday for their first Pure Michigan 400 practice session at Michigan International Speedway (MIS). And, at the end of the session and with the quickest lap speed of 204.545mph, it was Joey Logano at the top of the scoring ...FULL STORY »
2014 NSCS Driver Kyle Larson - Photo Credit: Nick Laham/Getty Images
2014 NSCS Pure Michigan 400 Q&A with Kyle Larson
no responses - Posted 08.15.14
KYLE LARSON, NO. 42 TARGET CHEVROLET SS, met with members of the media at Michigan International Speedway and discussed his opportunity to make this year’s Chase for the Sprint Cup, the new rule policy NASCAR announced this morning and many other topics. TALK ABOUT RACING HERE THIS WEEKEND AT MICHIGAN: “I enjoy ...FULL STORY »


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