Jun 13

Carl Edwards 2014 NSCS Quicken Loans 400 Race Preview

2014 NSCS Driver Carl Edwards (Fastenal) - Photo Credit: Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images Carl Edwards – QUICKEN LOANS 400\ Team: No. 99 Fastenal Ford Fusion Crew Chief: Jimmy Fennig Primary Chassis: RK-897 Backup Chassis: RK-904 Twitter: @99_RFRracing ADVANCE NOTES     Pocono Recap o   Starting from the 10th-spot, the Roush Fenway Racing driver fell victim to an ill-timed debris caution on lap 59 during green flag stops which set the No.99 Kellogg’s Ford Fusion back to 15th. Crew chief Jimmy Fennig set into play a fuel strategy for the remainder of the day which would have put Edwards in contention for a solid finish. Unfortunately, the car of Kasey Kahne blew up in front of him, leaving a trail of oil which Edwards could not avoid, sending him into the wall, and ending the day in the 41st-position.     Edwards at Michigan International Raceway o   Edwards has four ... FULL STORY »

Stewart To Return at Atlanta
By Press Release

2014 NSCS Driver Tony Stewart (Bass Pro Shops/Mobil 1) - Photo Credit: Sean Gardner/Getty Images KANNAPOLIS, N.C., (Aug. 28, 2014) – Tony Stewart has decided to return to racing this weekend at Atlanta Motor Speedway in Hampton, Georgia. The Aug. 31 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at the 1.54-mile oval will mark Stewart’s first start since Aug. 3 at Pocono (Pa.) Raceway. Stewart sat out the past three races at Watkins Glen (N.Y.) International, Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn and Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway following the tragic accident on Aug. 9 involving Kevin Ward Jr. during a sprint car feature at Canandaigua (N.Y.) Motorsports Park. At 1 p.m. EDT on Friday in the infield media center at Atlanta Motor Speedway, Stewart will be available to the press, where he will be joined by Stewart-Haas Racing executive vice ... FULL STORY »

Farmers Insurance, Hendrick Motorsports Extend Partnership

2014 NSCS Driver Kasey Kahne (Farmers Insurance) - Photo Credit: Will Schneekloth/Getty Images 2015 Paint Scheme Design Challenge Announced in Conjunction with Renewal CONCORD, N.C., and LOS ANGELES (June 13, 2014) – Farmers Insurance, one of the nation’s largest multiline insurers, has extended its sponsorship of Hendrick Motorsports’ No. 5 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series ... FULL STORY »

Consumers Energy Working with Michigan International Speedway and Race Fans to Reduce Energy Usage

Michigan International Speedway Logo Sponsorship starts with this weekend’s Quicken Loans 400  JACKSON, Mich., June 13, 2014 – Consumers Energy is sponsoring Michigan International Speedway, helping race fans – and Michigan’s premier racetrack – to save energy. That begins with this weekend’s Quicken Loans 400. “We’re thrilled to be ... FULL STORY »

NASCAR Drivers Coming to Race at Plymouth Speedway

2014 NSCS Driver Justin Allgaier (BRANDT) - Photo Credit: Jerry Markland/Getty Images (Plymouth, IN) The Mod Squad event at Plymouth Speedway this Saturday will have the added excitement of NASCAR Sprint Cup drivers Justin Allgaier and David Stremme. The pair appeared last year for this event and both Stremme and ... FULL STORY »

Theme Park Connection Continues Sponsorship Starting at Michigan International Speedway

2014 NSCS Driver Reed Sorenson (Theme Park Connection) - Photo Credit: Jerry Markland/Getty Images Huntersville, NC (June 12, 2014) - After last weekend's fast paced ride at Pocono Raceway, Theme Park Connection has re-signed to be the primary sponsor on the No. 36 Chevrolet driven by Reed Sorenson. TPC has joined with Tommy Baldwin Racing ... FULL STORY »

Denny Hamlin 2014 NSCS Quicken Loans 400 Race Preview

Denny Hamlin, driver of the #11 FedEx Express Toyota, talks with crew chief Darian Grubb during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Auto Club 400 at Auto Club Speedway on March 21, 2014 in Fontana, California. - Photo Credit: Robert Laberge/Getty Images RACE INFO: Event: Quicken Loans 400 Date/Time: June 15/1 p.m. ET 2013 winner: Greg Biffle 2013 polesitter: Carl Edwards Distance: 200 laps/400 miles Track Length: 2  miles Banking: 18 degrees Track Shape: Oval EXPRESS NOTES: Pocono Recap: Denny Hamlin finished fourth in Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Pocono (Pa.) Raceway, logging his second-straight top-five finish in the ... FULL STORY »

Tony Stewart – Nature vs. Nurture

Tony Stewart, driver of the #14 Mobil 1/Bass Pro Shops Chevrolet, speaks with his crew chief Chad Johnston. - Photo Credit: Jerry Markland/Getty Images KANNAPOLIS, N.C., (June 12, 2014) – Tony Stewart knew from a very young age he wanted to drive racecars. Whether it was an innate yearning or an interest fostered through the support of his parents is a classic nature versus ... FULL STORY »

2014 NSCS Driver Brett Moffitt - Photo Credit: Jonathan Moore/Getty Images
Brett Moffitt 2014 NSCS Quicken Loans 400 Race Preview
no responses - Posted 06.12.14
CORNELIUS, N.C. —  No. 66 Let’s Go Places Toyota Camry driver Brett Moffitt will make his second career start on Sunday when the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races at Michigan International Speedway. The 21-year-old Grimes, Iowa native made his Sprint Cup debut at Dover on June 1 finishing 22nd. Moffitt, Jeff Burton and Michael Waltrip ...FULL STORY »
2014 NSCS Chip Ganassi Racing Drivers Jamie McMurray and Kyle Larson - Photo Credit: Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images
Jamie McMurray & Kyle Larson 2014 NSCS Quicken Loans 400 Race Previews
no responses - Posted 06.11.14
Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates Advance Notes  RACE SETUP Race: Quicken Loans 400 – 200 laps/400 miles #QL400 Track: Michigan International Speedway (2-mile D-oval) @MISpeedway Drivers: @jamiemcmurray, @KyleLarsonRacin Cars: No. 1 McDonald’s Chevrolet SS, No. 42 Target Chevrolet SS Television: Sunday, June 15 TNT (1:00 p.m. ET) Social: @CGRTeams #TeamMcD #TeamTarget #TeamGanassi I BET YOU DIDN’T KNOW THAT  Don’t ...FULL STORY »
2014 NSCS Driver Justin Allgaier - Photo Credit: Chris Graythen/Getty Images
Justin Allgaier 2014 NSCS Quicken Loans 400 Race Preview
no responses - Posted 06.11.14
Justin Allgaier No. 51 Carcoon USA Chevrolet Michigan International Speedway Quicken Loans 400 | June 15, 2014 Chevy's Back Yard... Justin Allgaier will be making his first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) start at Michigan International Speedway (MIS) on Sunday in the Quicken Loans 400. Allgaier has four starts at MIS in ...FULL STORY »
2014 NSCS No. 12 SKF Ford Fusion
Juan Pablo Montoya to drive the No. 12 SKF Ford Fusion in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series at Michigan International Speedway
no responses - Posted 06.11.14
The SKF primary colors will return to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series this weekend at Michigan International Raceway on the No. 12 SKF Ford Fusion driven by Team Penske’s Juan Pablo Montoya. The Quicken Loans 400 will be telecast beginning at1:00 pm ET on Sunday, June 15, 2014. “I’m really excited ...FULL STORY »
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Toyota NASCAR Tidbits: June 9 – 15, 2014
no responses - Posted 06.11.14
MIS MANUFACTURER TROPHY:  Toyota will compete for the ‘Manufacturer’s Trophy’ at Michigan International Speedway (MIS) this weekend.  The three-foot trophy will be awarded to the winning car manufacturer of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) race on Sunday.  The trophy renews a fun ‘rivalry’ between the automakers.  Last year, Toyota, MIS, Chevrolet and Ford, each ...FULL STORY »
2014 NSCS Driver Martin Truex Jr (Furniture Row) - Photo Credit: Jerry Markland/Getty Images
More Speed, Finishing Races Have Boosted Truex Jr.’s Performance
no responses - Posted 06.11.14
DENVER (June 11, 2014) -- Capturing consecutive top-10 finishes is not a celebratory time for Martin Truex Jr. and Furniture Row Racing. But after a slow start to the 2014 season and a whole bunch of bad luck the sixth-place finish in Dover followed by a ninth in Pocono has the ...FULL STORY »
2014 NSCS Driver Michael Annett (Flying J) - Photo Credit: Jeff Curry/Getty Images
Michael Annett 2014 NSCS Quicken Loans 400 Race Preview
no responses - Posted 06.11.14
MOORESVILLE, N.C. (June 11, 2014) - NASCAR Sprint Cup Series rookie Michael Annett and his Pilot Flying J Chevrolet SS team head to Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Mich. this weekend right as the No. 7 team is hitting its performance stride. In the last two weeks Annett and Tommy Baldwin Racing ...FULL STORY »
2014 NSCS Driver Kurt Busch (Haas Automation) - Photo Credit: Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images
Kurt Busch – Living in Michigan
no responses - Posted 06.11.14
KANNAPOLIS, N.C. (June 11, 2014) – When Kurt Busch left behind his hometown of Las Vegas to pursue his NASCAR dream, his first stop was not the typical move to North Carolina. Instead, Busch moved to southeast Michigan to drive the No. 99 entry for Roush Racing in the Camping ...FULL STORY »

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