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May 09
Friday

Three Fords Land in Top-Five at Kansas Qualifying

Ford Racing Logo RYAN BLANEY, No. 12 SKF Ford Fusion – QUALIFIED 21st “It feels good to make it. It is a shame my dad couldn’t make it. I felt we had a good car the first session and it got a little cooler going into the second session and the track picked up a little bit and got a little bit tight. We stayed about the same speed, everyone just got faster. We just needed to free it up a little more in that second session. I think we have a pretty good race car for tomorrow. Hopefully we can execute tomorrow and run all 400 miles. I think we will have a pretty good race.” YOU BROUGHT UP YOUR DAD. HOW BUMMED ARE ... FULL STORY »

At age 42, Jeff Gordon shows no signs of slowing down
By NASCAR Wire Service

Jeff Gordon, driver of the #24 Axalta Chevrolet, celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Crown Royal Presents The John Wayne Walding 400 at the Brickyard Indianapolis Motor Speedway on July 27, 2014 in Indianapolis, Indiana. - Photo Credit: Rainier Ehrhardt/Getty Images INDIANAPOLIS— Jeff Gordon won the inaugural Brickyard 400 in 1994. On Sunday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, in a No. 24 Chevrolet that clearly was the class of the field, Gordon won the 21st edition of the prestigious race. It's remarkable enough that Gordon could win a record five times at IMS. It's even more astounding that his first and most recent victories at the Brickyard are 20 years apart. And it's even more staggering that Gordon seems to have rediscovered the same sort of passion and intensity that propelled him to his first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship as a 24-year-old. So don’t be too surprised if Gordon returns to Victory Lane in the 41st running of the Brickyard 400, at age 62. OK, that ... FULL STORY »

Team Chevy 2014 NSCS 5-hour ENERGY 400 Post-Qualifying Recaps

Team Chevy Logo KEVIN HARVICK, NO. 4 JIMMY JOHN’S CHEVROLET SS – POLE WINNER ON WINNING THE POLE: “Just have to thank everybody on my Jimmy John’s Chevrolet for all that they do.  It was ‘Freaky Fast’ today so just have to put it all ... FULL STORY »

2014 NSCS 5-hour ENERGY 400 Starting Lineup

Kevin Harvick drives the #4 Jimmy John's Chevrolet - Photo Credit: Harry How/Getty Images Kevin Harvick, with a new NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) Kansas Speedway qualifying track record lap speed of 194.252 m.p.h., captured the 2014 5-hour ENERGY 400 Coors Light Pole Award Friday evening. Harvick, who broke Matt Kenseth's previous track record speed ... FULL STORY »

2014 NSCS 5-hour ENERGY 400 Q&A with Driver Ryan Newman

2014 NSCS Driver Ryan Newman sits in his car - Photo Credit: Jerry Markland/Getty Images RYAN NEWMAN, NO. 31 KWIKSET CHEVROLET SS met with media and discussed track conditions, tires, his race team’s current program, and more. “On pure raw speed here at this race track, this Kwikset Chevrolet has grip and just pure raw speed. ... FULL STORY »

Ford’s Carl Edwards Really Wants to Win Kansas Race

Carl Edwards, driver of the #99 Aflac Ford, sits in his car during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Kobalt 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on March 7, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. - Photo Credit: Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images Carl Edwards, driver of the No. 99 Aflac Ford Fusion, is still looking for his first victory on what he considers his home track. The Columbia, Missouri, native has never been bashful to say a win at Kansas would be ... FULL STORY »

2014 NSCS 5-hour ENERGY 400 Final Practice Session Speeds

2014 NSCS Driver Tony Stewart looks out from his No. 14 Bass Pro Shops/Mobil 1 Chevrolet SS - Photo Credit: Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images Tony Stewart, with a lap speed of 192.809 m.p.h., was the fastest Friday afternoon during the final NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) 5-hour ENERGY 400 practice session at Kansas Speedway. (Note: Matt Kenseth holds the series qualifying track record at ... FULL STORY »

NASCAR Express Offers Train to NASCAR in Sonoma

Sonoma Raceway Logo SONOMA, Calif. (May 9, 2014) – For the second consecutive year,NASCAR fans can get on board the NASCAR Express train to the Toyota/Save Mart 350 Sprint Cup Series event at Sonoma Raceway. The raceway will partner with Key Holidays to offer an ... FULL STORY »



2014 NSCS Driver Kurt Busch on track in the No. 41 Haas Automation Chevy SS - Photo Credit: Todd Warshaw/Getty Images
2014 NSCS 5-hour ENERGY 400 Q&A with Driver Kurt Busch
no responses - Posted 05.09.14
KURT BUSCH, NO. 41 HAAS AUTOMATION CHEVROLET SS met with media and discussed racing both the Indy 500 and the Coke 600 on Memorial Day weekend, his physical fitness routine to prepare, the busy schedule, and more.   ON TALKING TO TONY STEWART ABOUT DOING THE ‘DOUBLE’ “He said you know the IndyCars ...FULL STORY »
2014 NSCS Driver Kyle Larson (Target) - Photo Credit: Sean Gardner/Getty Images
2014 NSCS 5-hour ENERGY 400 First Practice Session Speeds
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NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) Sunoco Rookie of the Year (ROTY) candidate, Kyle Larson - with a lap speed of 189.076 m.p.h. - was the quickest Friday afternoon during the first 5-hour ENERGY 400 practice session at Kansas Speedway. Aric Almirola was second quickest with a lap speed of 188.620 m.p.h., ...FULL STORY »
2014 NCWTS Driver Ryan Blaney (Cooper Standard) - Photo Credit: Sean Gardner/Getty Images
Ryan Blaney Set to Make Cup Debut Sunday
no responses - Posted 05.09.14
Ryan Blaney will make his NASCAR Sprint Cup Series debut Saturday night, driving the No. 12 SKF Ford Fusion for Team Penske. Blaney, who will also race in tonight’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race, talked about his Cup debut as part of a media availability Thursday. Below is a partial transcript of ...FULL STORY »
2014 NSCS Driver Clint Bowyer (5 hour ENERGY) - Photo Credit: Todd Warshaw/Getty Images
2014 NSCS 5-hour ENERGY 400 Q&A with Driver Clint Bowyer
no responses - Posted 05.09.14
CLINT BOWYER, No. 15 Cherry 5-Hour ENERGY for Special Ops Warrior Foundation, Michael Waltrip Racing What has it been like coming home to Kansas this week? “It’s been a hell of a week.  We’ve had a lot of fun.  Coming back to Kansas first and foremost is always big for me.  I spent a lot of ...FULL STORY »
2014 NSCS Driver Jimmie Johnson (Lowe's) - Photo Credit: Robert Laberge/Getty Images
2014 NSCS 5-hour ENERGY 400 Q&A with Driver Jimmie Johnson
no responses - Posted 05.09.14
JIMMIE JOHNSON, NO. 48 LOWE’S CHEVROLET SS, met with members of the media at Kansas Speedway and discussed not having a win in 2014, the potential to change up the All-Star format and many other topics. WHAT DO YOU SAY TO YOUR FANS WHO MIGHT BE CONCERNED THAT YOU HAVEN’T WON ...FULL STORY »
2014 NSCS Driver AJ Allmendinger on track in the No. 47 Kingsford Chevrolet SS - Photo Credit: Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images
2014 NSCS 5-hour ENERGY 400 Q&A with Driver AJ Allmendinger
no responses - Posted 05.09.14
AJ ALLMENDINGER, NO. 47 KINGSFORD CHEVROLET SS, met with members of the media at Kansas Speedway and discussed last weekend’s finish at Talladega, his season thus far and many other topics. TALK ABOUT YOUR RUN LAST WEEK AT TALLADEGA:  “I was just happy to roll the car back onto the hauler with ...FULL STORY »
Sam Bass, NASCAR's first officially licensed artist, created his 75th (Sprint All-Star) and 76th (Coca-Cola 600) consecutive souvenir program cover. (Image courtesy of Sam Bass)
Sam Bass, Charlotte Motor Speedway Mark Artist’s 75th and 76th Consecutive Souvenir Program Cover During 10-Day Blockbuster of Racing
no responses - Posted 05.09.14
CONCORD, N.C. (May 9, 2014) – For nearly 30 years, Sam Bass has left his mark on Charlotte Motor Speedway with his one-of-a-kind artwork gracing the covers of souvenir programs for all three of the legendary speedway’s premier NASCAR events. When fans make their way to the speedway during the 10-Day ...FULL STORY »


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