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Clint Bowyer 2014 NSCS Auto Club 400 Race Preview

NSCS Driver Clint Bowyer (PEAK) - Photo Credit: Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images CORNELIUS, N.C. —   This week the NCAA kicks off March Madness and the college basketball world will soon crown its champion. NASCAR holds its own version of March Madness later this year when the Challenger (Sweet 16), Contender (Elite 8), and Eliminator (Final Four) rounds decide the 2014 Sprint Cup champion in a winner-take-all race at Homestead. Loyal University of Kansas Jayhawk fan Clint Bowyer plans to root on his favorite team, who makes their 25th consecutive appearance in the tournament, in the next few weeks. He also hopes to secure his Michael Waltrip Racing team a place in NASCAR’s championship tournament. His next opportunity is this weekend at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif. The Kansas native also sports a new look on ... FULL STORY »

Truex Jr. Has Good Vibes for California Track

2014 NSCS Driver Martin Truex Jr - Photo Credit: Sean Gardner/Getty Images DENVER, Colo. (March 19, 2014) – In three of the first four Sprint Cup races Martin Truex Jr. knows he has had a car capable of finishes in the top-10 or better. But mechanical woes and other issues overshadowed the ... FULL STORY »

Toyota NASCAR Tidbits – March 17 – 23, 2014

Toyota Racing Logo TOYOTA TERRITORY:  Headquarters for Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc., are located in Torrance, Calif.  Toyota sold its first car -- the Toyopet Crown -- in its initial dealership located in Hollywood, Calif., in 1957.  Sales began in 1958 and totaled 288 vehicles ... FULL STORY »

Danica Patrick – Finding Success in Fontana

2014 NSCS Driver Danica Patrick (GoDaddy) - Photo Credit: Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images KANNAPOLIS, N.C. (March 19, 2014) – Earlier this week, the leprechaun was looking for his pot of gold at the end of the rainbow as part of the St. Patrick’s Day celebration. On Sunday, Danica Patrick, who like the leprechaun wears ... FULL STORY »

Jamie McMurray & Kyle Larson 2014 NSCS Auto Club 400 Race Previews

2014 NSCS Chip Ganassi Racing Drivers Jamie McMurray and Kyle Larson - Photo Credit: Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates Advance Notes – Auto Club Speedway RACE SETUP Race: Auto Club 400 Drivers: @jamiemcmurray, @KyleLarsonRacin Cars: No. 1 McDonald’s Chevrolet SS, No. 42 Target Chevrolet SS Track: Auto Club Speedway (2 mile D-shaped oval) @ACSupdates, #AutoClub400 Television: FOX (3 p.m. ... FULL STORY »

Greg Biffle 2014 NSCS Auto Club 400 Race Preview

2014 NSCS Driver Greg Biffle - Photo Credit: Sean Gardner/Getty Images Greg Biffle – California Advance Team: No. 16 3M Aerospace Ford Fusion Crew Chief: Matt Puccia Primary Chassis: RK-890  Brand new chassis Backup Chassis: RK-844  Last ran Bristol – finished 9th ADVANCE NOTES ·        Biffle at California           o   Biffle has 19 Sprint Cup Series starts at Fontana, earning one win, four top-five and seven ... FULL STORY »

Team Chevy 2014 NSCS Auto Club 400 Pre-Race Notes & Quotes

Team Chevy Logo TEAM CHEVY ADVANCE NASCAR SPRINT CUP SERIES AUTO CLUB 400 AUTO CLUB SPEEDWAY FONTANA, CALIFORNIA MARCH 23, 2014 DID YOU KNOW? March is Chevrolet Truck Month.  In Chevrolet dealerships across the country consumers can find special pricing and offers on the all-new Chevrolet Silverado, one of the ... FULL STORY »



NSCS Driver Kyle Busch (Interstate Batteries) - Photo Credit: Sean Gardner/Getty Images
Kyle Busch – 10,000
Posted 03.18.14
HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. (March 18, 2014) – Just because the site of last weekend’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway is nicknamed “The Last Great Colosseum,” it doesn’t mean Kyle Busch doesn’t have his eyes purely on the conquest of the next venue and trophy – and ...FULL STORY »
Ricky Stenhouse Jr (Ford EcoBoost) - Photo Credit: Andy Lyons/Getty Images
Ricky Stenhouse Jr 2014 NSCS Auto Club 400 Race Preview
Posted 03.18.14
Ricky Stenhouse Jr. – Auto Club 400 Advance  Team: No. 17 Ford Ecoboost Ford Fusion Crew Chief: Mike Kelley Primary Chassis: RK- 893 – new chassis Backup Chassis: RK-860 – last raced at Texas – finished 16th ADVANCE NOTES ·        Stenhouse at Auto Club Speedway o   Stenhouse has one career Cup start at Fontana where he finished 20th after he took two right side tires and fuel ...FULL STORY »
2014 NSCS Driver Brian Vickers (Aaron's) - Photo Credit: Drew Hallowell/Getty Images
Brian Vickers 2014 NSCS Auto Club 400 Race Preview
Posted 03.18.14
CORNELIUS, N.C. — Brian Vickers has overcome blood clots twice in his life. He’s taking steps to make sure others are just as fortunate. The Michael Waltrip Racing driver will pilot the No. 55 TREATMYCLOT.com Aaron’s Toyota in Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Auto Club Speedway. He’ll also kickoff Blood Clot Awareness ...FULL STORY »
2014 NSCS Driver Kyle Larson (Target) - Photo Credit: Jerry Markland/Getty Images
2014 NSCS Auto Club 400 Q&A with Driver Kyle Larson
Posted 03.18.14
THE MODERATOR:  Good afternoon, everyone.  Today we're joined by Kyle Larson, driver of the No. 42 Target Chevrolet for Chip Ganassi Racing in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. The Sunoco Rookie of the Year contender is coming off a career‑best 10th‑place finish at Bristol Motor Speedway, as he gets set to make his Sprint ...FULL STORY »
Matt Kenseth, driver of the #20 Dollar General Toyota, climbs into his car in the garage area - Photo Credit: Tom Pennington/Getty Images
Matt Kenseth 2014 NSCS Auto Club 400 Race Preview
Posted 03.18.14
Matt Kenseth / No. 20 Dollar General Toyota Preview Auto Club 400 at Auto Club Speedway No. 20 Dollar General Toyota News and Notes: KENSETH BY THE NUMBERS: In 21 Sprint Cup Series starts at Fontana, Kenseth has completed 4,982 of 4,984 laps (99.9 percent) and has led for a total of 507 laps.  ...FULL STORY »
2014 NSCS Driver Ryan Newman sits in car - Photo Credit: Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images
Ryan Newman 2014 NSCS Auto Club 400 Race Preview
Posted 03.18.14
Ryan Newman No. 31 Caterpillar Chevrolet SS Event Preview Fact Sheet  This Week's Caterpillar Chevrolet at Auto Club Speedway ... Ryan Newman will drive chassis No. 462 in Sunday's Auto Club 400 at Auto Club Speedway. This No. 31 Chevrolet SS is brand new in competition and will make its debut at the track for the first ...FULL STORY »
Paul Menard, driver of the #27 Menards/Serta Chevrolet, sits in his car during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, North Carolina. - Photo Credit: Jerry Markland/Getty Images
Paul Menard 2014 NSCS Auto Club 400 Race Preview
Posted 03.18.14
Paul Menard No. 27 Duracell/Menards Chevrolet SS Event Preview Fact Sheet  This Week's Duracell/Menards Chevrolet at Auto Club Speedway ... Paul Menard will pilot chassis No. 461 in the Auto Club 400 at Auto Club Speedway. This No. 27 Chevrolet SS is new to the RCR fleet and will make its first laps this ...FULL STORY »
2014 NSCS Driver Austin Dillon (Cheerios) - Photo Credit: Nick Laham/Getty Images
Austin Dillon 2014 NSCS Auto Club 400 Race Preview
Posted 03.18.14
Austin Dillon No. 3 Cheerios Chevrolet SS Event Preview Fact Sheet This Week's Cheerios Chevrolet at Auto Club Speedway ... Austin Dillon will pilot Chassis No. 457 in the Auto Club 400 at Auto Club Speedway. This is a new Chevrolet SS that will be utilized for the first time under race conditions this ...FULL STORY »
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Richard Childress Racing 2014 NSCS Auto Club 400 Race Preview
Posted 03.18.14
Richard Childress Racing  NASCAR Sprint Cup Series News and Notes Event:        Auto Club 400 Date:          Sunday, March 23, 2014 Location:   Auto Club Speedway Richard Childress Racing's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series history at Auto Club Speedway ... In 72 overall NASCAR Sprint Cup Series starts at Auto Club Speedway, RCR Chevrolet teams have earned one win (Kevin Harvick ...FULL STORY »


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