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Fast and Steady Wins the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway

Team Chevy Logo Chevrolet Looking for Fifth Consecutive Win in NASCAR’s Longest Race DETROIT - (May 19, 2015) – The Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway is not a sprint; it is a marathon.  The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series’ longest race is the next challenge that awaits Team Chevy.  The 1.5-mile super-fast Charlotte Motor Speedway (CMS) is a tri-oval located in Concord, North Carolina, minutes from the center of uptown Charlotte and within close proximity to where most of the major NASCAR Sprint Cup Series teams reside. Known as a “home” race for many of the teams, drivers and crew members, the pressure to perform at the top level in front of family and friends only adds to the mystique of winning one of the sports ... FULL STORY »

Blaney holds on to win in overtime at Iowa
By NASCAR Wire Service

Ryan Blaney, driver of the #22 Discount Tire Ford, celebrates in victory lane after winning the NASCAR XFINITY Series U.S. Cellular 250 at Iowa Speedway on August 1, 2015 in Newton, Iowa. - Photo Credit: Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images NEWTON, Iowa - As the cautions — and wreckage — piled up, Ryan Blaney didn’t blink. Trouble reigned for most in the late tension-filled stages of the U.S. Cellular 250 NASCAR XFINITY Series race at Iowa Speedway, but the driver of the No. 22 Discount Tire Ford remained calm and poised. Seemed so, anyway. “It’s not ideal,” Blaney said of four cautions in the final 20 scheduled laps that interrupted his stirring Saturday night run to Victory Lane. “At all. You have a great car and those late cautions are just chances to give it away.” Not Saturday. Blaney’s turn at the wheel put the Team Penske No. 22 in Victory Lane at Iowa for the third straight August. Brad Keselowski drove it to wins ... FULL STORY »

Dale Earnhardt Jr 2015 NSCS Coca-Cola 600 Race Preview

2015 NSCS No. 88 Nationwide Ins. Memorial Chevrolet SS No. 88 Nationwide Chevrolet SS / Dale Earnhardt Jr. Driver: Dale Earnhardt Jr. Hometown: Kannapolis, North Carolina Age: 40 Resides: Mooresville, North Carolina 2015 Season 5th in standings 11 starts 1 win 0 pole positions 6 top-five finishes 7 top-10 finishes 104 laps led Career 552 starts 24 wins 13 pole positions 133 top-five finishes 231 top-10 finishes 7,951 ... FULL STORY »

Jimmie Johnson 2015 NSCS Coca-Cola 600 Race Preview

2015 NSCS No. 48 Lowe's Patriotic Chevrolet SS No. 48 Lowe's Patriotic Chevrolet SS / Jimmie Johnson Driver: Jimmie Johnson Hometown: El Cajon, California Age: 39 Resides: Charlotte, North Carolina​ 2015 Season 3rd in standings 11 starts 3 wins 0 pole positions 7 top-five finishes 8 top-10 finishes 364 laps led Career 482 starts 73 wins 33 pole positions 200 top-five finishes 300 top-10 finishes 17,515 laps ... FULL STORY »

Chase Elliott 2015 NSCS Coca-Cola 600 Race Preview

2015 NSCS No. 25 NAPA AUTO PARTS Memorial Chevrolet SS No. 25 NAPA AUTO PARTS Chevrolet SS / Chase Elliott Driver: Chase Elliott Hometown: Dawsonville, Georgia Age: 19 Resides: Dawsonville, Georgia IN REMEMBRANCE: Instead of Chase Elliott’s name on the windshield for the 600-mile Memorial Day weekend event, his name has been replaced with “CWO. ... FULL STORY »

Jeff Gordon 2015 NSCS Coca-Cola 600 Race Preview

2015 NSCS No. 24 AARP Drive to End Hunger Memorial Chevrolet SS No. 24 Drive to End Hunger Chevrolet SS / Jeff Gordon Driver: Jeff Gordon Hometown: Pittsboro, Indiana Age: 43 Resides: Charlotte, North Carolina 2015 Season 9th in standings 11 starts 0 wins 3 pole positions 2 top-five finishes 7 top-10 finishes 161 laps led Career 772 starts 92 wins 80 pole positions 322 top-five finishes 461 top-10 finishes 24,825 ... FULL STORY »

Kasey Kahne 2015 NSCS Coca-Cola 600 Race Preview

2015 NSCS No. 5 LiftMaster Chevrolet SS No. 5 LiftMaster Chevrolet SS / Kasey Kahne Driver: Kasey Kahne Hometown: Enumclaw, Washington Age: 35 Resides: Mooresville, North Carolina 2015 Season 10th in standings 11 starts 0 wins 0 pole positions 1 top-five finish 4 top-10 finishes 38 laps led Career 407 starts 17 wins 26 pole positions 84 top-five finishes 150 top-10 finishes 4,579 laps led Charlotte Career  22 ... FULL STORY »

Hendrick Motorsports 2015 NSCS Coca-Cola 600 Race Preview

Hendrick Motorsports Logo CHARLOTTE MOTOR SPEEDWAY (1.5-MILE OVAL) LOCATION: CONCORD, NORTH CAROLINA EVENT: NASCAR SPRINT CUP SERIES (RACE 12 OF 36) TUNE IN: 6 P.M. ET, SUNDAY, MAY 24 (FOX/PRN/SIRIUSXM) 600 MILES OF REMEMBRANCE: All five Hendrick Motorsports drivers will participate in “600 Miles of Remembrance” on ... FULL STORY »



2015 NSCS No. 17 Patriotic Fastenal Ford Fusion (Rendition)
Ricky Stenhouse Jr 2015 NSCS Coca-Cola 600 Race Preview
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Ricky Stenhouse Jr. – Coca-Cola 600 Advance Team: No. 17 Fastenal Ford Fusion Crew Chief: Nick Sandler Twitter: @PR17RFR @stenhousejr @FastenalRacing and @roushfenway ADVANCE NOTES Stenhouse Jr. at Charlotte Motor Speedway Stenhouse Jr. has six NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) starts at Charlotte Motor Speedway with an average starting position of 22.5 and average finishing position ...FULL STORY »
NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. took Carolina Panther and Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Thomas Davis for a few hot laps around Charlotte Motor Speedway on Tuesday to prepare him for his role as honorary pace car driver at Sunday's Coca-Cola 600. (CMS/HHP photo)
Dale Earnhardt Jr. Gives Carolina Panthers’ Thomas Davis Taste of NASCAR Thrills During Pace Car Certification at Charlotte Motor Speedway
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CONCORD, N.C. (May 19, 2015) – Carolina Panthers’ linebacker Thomas Davis is no stranger to speed and power, but the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year presented by Nationwide award winner gained a new appreciation for it from the biggest name in motorsports, Dale Earnhardt Jr., during a series of ...FULL STORY »
2015 NSCS Driver, Greg Biffle (ORTHO) - Photo Credit: Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images
Greg Biffle 2015 NSCS Coca-Cola 600 Race Preview
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Greg Biffle – Charlotte Advance Team: No. 16 Ortho Ford Fusion Crew Chief: Matt Puccia; @mpuccia16 Twitter: @16RFRCup, @gbiffle ADVANCE NOTES Biffle at Charlotte Biffle has 24 starts at the 1.5-mile track, earning five top-five and eight top-10 finishes. Showdown All-Star   Greg Biffle dominated the first 20-lap segment of the Showdown in his No. 16 Ortho Ford, ...FULL STORY »
2015 NSCS Driver, Matt Kenseth, on Track in the No. 20 DeWALT Toyota Camry - Photo Credit: Jerry Markland/Getty Images
Matt Kenseth 2015 NSCS Coca-Cola 600 Race Preview
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Matt Kenseth / No. 20 DEWALT Toyota Preview Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway No. 20 DEWALT Toyota News and Notes: KENSETH BY THE NUMBERS: In 31 Sprint Cup Series career starts at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Matt Kenseth has an average finish of 13.6, has completed 10,504 of 11,054 (95.0 percent) career laps, ...FULL STORY »
2015 NSCS Driver Danica Patrick - Photo Credit: Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images
Danica Patrick Ready for the ‘Greatest Day in Motorsports’
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KANNAPOLIS, N.C. (May 19, 2015) – The Sunday of Memorial Day weekend has long been a special day for racing enthusiasts around the world. Considered by many as the “Greatest Day in Motorsports,” it starts with the Grand Prix of Monaco, where Formula 1 drivers navigate through the streets of ...FULL STORY »
2015 NSCS Driver Trevor Bayne (AdvoCare) - Photo Credit: Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images
Trevor Bayne 2015 NSCS Coca-Cola 600 Race Preview
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Trevor Bayne – Charlotte Advance Team: No. 6 AdvoCare Ford Fusion Crew Chief: Bob Osborne Twitter: @Tbayne6, @RFR6PR and @RoushFenway Venue: Charlotte Motor Speedway – Sunday, May 24 at 6:00pm EST on FOX ADVANCE NOTES Bayne at Charlotte Bayne makes his sixth career NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) start at Charlotte Motor Speedway this weekend. Bayne’s best finish in ...FULL STORY »
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Ten North Bay Schools to Participate in STEM Race Car Challenge at Toyota/Save Mart 350
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SONOMA, Calif.  (May 19, 2015) – Science and technology go hand in hand with high performance, and Sonoma Raceway continues to do its parts to help develop the next generation of engineers and scientists through its youth education initiative for the 2015 race season. The raceway’s goal is to provide real-world ...FULL STORY »
2015 NSCS No. 43 U.S. Air Force/Capt. Derek M. Argel Ford Fusion (Rendition)
No. 43 Air Force Team Honors Fallen Airmen on their Ford in Coca-Cola 600
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Almirola Looks to Bounce Back from All-Star Run at Charlotte This weekend is not only special because the Sprint Cup Series races their longest race of the season, but also, all of the series' teams will be honoring fallen servicemen. Aric Almirola and team will have the privilege to carry fallen ...FULL STORY »


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