Aug 22

2014 NSCS IRWIN Tools Night Race Q&A with AJ Allmendinger

AJ Allmendinger, driver of the #47 Scott Products Chevrolet, sits in his car in the garage area during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Cheez-It 355 at Watkins Glen International on August 8, 2014 in Watkins Glen, New York. - Photo Credit: Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images AJ ALLMENDINGER, NO. 47 BUSH’S BEANS CHEVROLET SS, met with members of the media and discussed his thoughts on being locked into this season’s Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup, what the win at Watkins Glen has meant to him and many other topics.  WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS COMING INTO THIS RACE THIS WEEKEND AND GETTING READY FOR RICHMOND:  “I think it’s a matter of each week for us just trying to get better.  Last week I thought was actually almost as satisfying as winning at Watkins Glen just the mere fact that the first race in Michigan we struggled so bad and to go out there, we ran top 10 all day.  Finished 13th, but thought we were a lot better ... FULL STORY »

Justin Boston’s Concentration Shifts Towards 2015
By Chris Knight

Justin Boston (Photo Credit: Jared C. Tilton / Getty Images) When the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) garage opened for business on Thursday afternoon, Justin Boston’s No. 25 Toyota Tundra was noticeably missing at Texas Motor Speedway. Boston’s team, Venturini Motorsports announced in August that the Baltimore, Maryland native would compete in four NCWTS races this season, including the final three race stretch, beginning with Friday night’s WinStar World Casino & Resort 350k. With Boston and Venturini Motorsports absent, it’s obvious, Boston’s plans have been altered with a shifted concentration towards 2015. “I’m disappointed that I won’t be competing in the final stretch of truck races this season, but I’m (very) optimistic about 2015,” said Boston, who made his NCWTS debut at Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway in August. “I’m ... FULL STORY »

Ortho Brand to Serve as Anchor Partner on Roush Fenway Racing’s No. 16 Sprint Cup Team with Greg Biffle

2014/2015 NSCS No 16 Ortho Ford Fusion Two-Time NASCAR Champion Biffle to represent Ortho Products in Multi-year Deal CONCORD, N.C. (Aug. 22, 2014) – Roush Fenway Racing has announced that Ortho and its complete line of home, lawn and garden pest control products will serve as the anchor partner ... FULL STORY »

Kids Invited to Join NASCAR Drivers for Free Activities and Q&As at Richmond International Raceway

Richmond International Raceway Logo Kids 12 & Younger Can Play Games with Matt Kenseth & Justin Allgaier What’s better than watching a race at Richmond International Raceway? Being in one! Kids 12 and younger have an opportunity to do just that on Saturday, September 6, in the ... FULL STORY »

Ryan Truex Medically Cleared to Return to Competition at Bristol

2014 NSCS Driver Ryan Truex in car - Photo Credit: Jerry Markland/Getty Images Ryan Truex, driver of the No. 83 Burger King / Dr Pepper Toyota Camry, has been medically cleared to return to previous racing activities. Truex was involved in a single-car crash during Saturday practice at this past weekend's Pure Michigan 400 ... FULL STORY »

CRC Industries’ 1-Tank Power Renew Ready to Deliver Winning Results at Bristol

2014 NSCS No. 40 CRC 1-Tank Power Renew Chevrolet SS MOORESVILLE, N.C. (August 21, 2014) – CRC Industries, Inc., manufacturer of industry-leading specialty chemicals for automotive service technicians and do-it-yourselfers, announced that it will exhibit its popular fuel system cleaner, CRC 1-TANK POWER RENEW, at the upcoming NASCAR Sprint Cup Series “IRWIN ... FULL STORY »

Denny Hamlin 2014 NSCS IRWIN Tools Night Race Preview

Denny Hamlin, driver of the #11 FedEx Ground Toyota, stands in the garage area during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond International Raceway on April 25, 2014 in Richmond, Virginia. - Photo Credit Drew Hallowell/Getty Images RACE INFO: Event: IRWIN Tools Night Race Date/Time: Aug. 23/7:30 pm ET 2013 winner: Matt Kenseth 2013 polesitter: Denny Hamlin Distance: 500 laps/266.5 miles Track Length: 0.533-mile Banking: 36 degrees Track Shape: Oval EXPRESS NOTES: Michigan Recap: Denny Hamlin finished seventh in Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Michigan International Speedway, recording his fifth top-10 finish in the last ... FULL STORY »

Saturday Night NASCAR Race at Bristol on Alternate Channels in Some Markets

ESPN NASCAR Logo The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Bristol (TN) Motor Speedway is being broadcast live nationally by ABC on Saturday night, Aug. 23, but viewing will be affected in 15 markets due to NFL preseason games airing on local ABC ... FULL STORY »

A fan watches practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series AdvoCare 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway on August 31, 2013 in Hampton, Georgia. - Photo Credit: Patrick Smith/Getty Images
First Campers Have Arrived For Atlanta Motor Speedway’s Oral-B USA 500 NASCAR Night Race Weekend
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HAMPTON, Ga. (August 20, 2014) – The first campers have arrived for the Oral-B USA 500 weekend at Atlanta Motor Speedway, nine days before NASCAR Nationwide and Sprint Cup Series haulers enter the Speedway for the event. All of the Speedway’s exterior campgrounds open Saturday, Aug. 23 for both tent and RV units. ...FULL STORY »
Clint Bowyer, driver of the #15 5-hour ENERGY Toyota, sits in his car during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Sonoma Raceway on June 20, 2014 in Sonoma, California. - Photo Credit: Sean Gardner/Getty Images
Clint Bowyer – Eyes on the Prize
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CORNELIUS, N.C. —  The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series pulls into Bristol Motor Speedway this weekend. The “Colosseum,” as the .533-mile high-banked concrete oval is nicknamed, has produced some epic battles and post-event fireworks. With three races to go before the field for the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup is set, Clint ...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 IRWIN Tools Night Race Preview
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Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates Advance Notes RACE SETUP Race: Irwin Tools Night Race – 500 laps/266.5 miles – #ITNR Track: Bristol Motor Speedway (0.533 mile oval short track) – @BMSupdates Drivers: @jamiemcmurray, @KyleLarsonRacin Cars: No. 1 McDonald’s Chevrolet SS, No. 42 Target Chevrolet SS Television: Saturday, August 23 ABC (7:30 p.m. ET) Social: @CGRTeams #TeamMcD ...FULL STORY »
2014 NSCS Driver Jeff Burton (Stewart-Haas Racing) - Photo Credit: Gregory Shamus/Getty Images
Stewart To Sit Out Bristol; Burton To Return as Interim Driver for No. 14 Team
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KANNAPOLIS, N.C., (Aug. 20, 2014) – Tony Stewart has decided not to compete in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series event this weekend at Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway. Veteran driver Jeff Burton, a winner of 21 Sprint Cup races, will pilot the No. 14 Bass Pro Shops/Mobil 1 Chevrolet SS for Stewart-Haas ...FULL STORY »
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NASCAR’s Kevin Harvick & RIR Visit Military at Ft. Eustis Army Base
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Chase Driver Reflects on Appreciation for the Military & What to Expect at RIR in September You would be hard pressed to find a sport more in touch with its military fan base than NASCAR, and that bond was evident today when Richmond International Raceway officials brought NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Kevin ...FULL STORY »
2014 NSCS Driver Michael Annett (Pilot/Flying J) - Photo Credit: Jerry Markland/Getty Images
Michael Annett 2014 NSCS IRWIN Tools Night Race Preview
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MOORESVILLE, N.C. (August 20, 2014) - NASCAR Sprint Cup Series rookie Michael Annett will make his second visit this season to the treacherous half-mile Bristol Motor Speedway this Saturday night for one of the most exciting events on the NASCAR calendar. Annett, in his No. 7 Pilot Flying J Chevrolet SS, previously competed at ...FULL STORY »
2014 NSCS Driver Kevin Harvick (Jimmy Johns) - Photo Credit: Rober Laberge/Getty Images
Kevin Harvick – Bonus Points at Bristol
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KANNAPOLIS, N.C. (August 20, 2014) – When Kevin Harvick’s No. 4 Jimmy John’s team for Stewart-Haas Racing (SHR) unloads its Chevrolet SS for Saturday night’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Irwin Tools Night Race at Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway, there is one goal in mind: winning to secure bonus points for the Chase ...FULL STORY »
2014 NSCS No 51 Auto Owner Insurance Chevrolet SS
Auto-Owners Insurance Joins HScott Motorsports For Multiple Races
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SPARTANBURG, S.C. (August 20, 2014) - HScott Motorsports is pleased to announce that Auto-Owners Insurance will sponsor the No. 51 Chevrolet SS driven by Justin Allgaier in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) at Atlanta Motor Speedway (AMS) and Martinsville Speedway (Martinsville). The two-race sponsorship marks the first time Auto-Owners ...FULL STORY »

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