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Articles tagged ‘Charlotte Motor Speedway’

Oct 10
Friday

Busch Brothers Make NASCAR History

Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 Doublemint Toyota, left, and Ms. Coors Lite Rachel Rupert, right, pose with the Coors Lite Pole Award after Busch qualified for the pole for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on October 9, 2014 in Charlotte, North Carolina. - Photo Credit: Streeter Lecka/Getty Images Myers Wins Southern Slam, Seuss Crowned Champion CONCORD, N.C. (Oct. 9, 2014) – Kyle Busch earned the pole position on Bojangles’ Pole Night with a lap of 197.390 mph in the final session of knockout qualifying on Thursday at Charlotte Motor Speedway. But it was his brother Kurt Busch who walked away with the new track record after posting a hot lap of 198.771 mph in the second qualifying session – the fastest NASCAR Sprint Cup qualifying lap recorded on a 1.5-mile superspeedway. Both Busch brothers, along with 19 other drivers, bested the previous track record of 195.624 mph set by Denny Hamlin in 2013. “In qualifying you are just asking for hundredths or thousandths of time,” Busch said. “You have to ... FULL STORY »

Toyota Racing 2014 NSCS Bank of America 500 Post-Qualifying Recaps

Toyota Racing Logo KYLE BUSCH, No. 18 Doublemint Toyota Camry, Joe Gibbs Racing Starting Position: 1st How strong was the car in qualifying? "It seemed like the guy that was the most consistent was able to win the pole tonight.  I think we had a .38 ... FULL STORY »

Ford Racing 2014 NSCS Bank of America 500 Post-Qualifying Recaps

Ford Racing Logo BRAD KESELOWSKI – No. 2 Detroit Genuine Parts Ford Fusion – “We’ve been off a little bit in qualifying trim since we’ve been here, but I thought our race trim was really good in practice and that’s the most important ... FULL STORY »

Team Chevy 2014 NSCS Bank of America 500 Post-Qualifying Recaps

Team Chevy Logo JEFF GORDON, NO. 24 DRIVE TO END HUNGER CHEVROLET SS – QUALIFIED 2ND ON THE SPEEDS: “Oh my gosh. It’s so fast; so much grip and so much commitment. Luckily our Drive to End Hunger Chevrolet had a lot of grip, too. ... FULL STORY »

2014 NSCS Bank of America 500 Starting Lineup

2014 NSCS Driver Kyle Busch on track in the No. 18 Doublemint Toyota Camry - Photo Credit: Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images Kurt Busch smashed the previous NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) qualfying track record (195.624mph - set by Denny Hamlin in May of 2013) at Charlotte Motor Speedway with a qualifying lap speed of 198.771mph, in round two of qualifying. But, it ... FULL STORY »

2014 NNS Drive for the Cure 300 Final Practice Session Speeds

Alex Bowman, driver of the #5 Dirty Mo Radio Chevrolet, practices for the NASCAR Nationwide Series Drive For The Cure 300 presented by Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina at Charlotte Motor Speedway on October 9, 2014 in Charlotte, North Carolina. - Photo Credit: Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images Alex Bowman, with a lap speed of 181.245mph, showed the quickest way around Charlotte Motor Speedway Thursday evening during the final NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) Drive for the Cure 300 practice session. The 2010 series champion, Brad Keselowski, was second quickest with a lap speed ... FULL STORY »

2014 NSCS Bank of America 500 Q&A with Denny Hamlin

Denny Hamlin, DRIVER of the #11 FedEx Ground Toyota, speaks with the media during a press conference prior to practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on October 9, 2014 in Charlotte, North Carolina. - Photo Credit: Tim Bradbury/Getty Images DENNY HAMLIN, No. 11 FedEx Ground Toyota Camry, Joe Gibbs Racing How do you feel coming into Charlotte? "Obviously, we had a good start -- a decent start to this first race in this round.  A lot of guys have shown a ... FULL STORY »



Kasey Kahne, DRIVER of the #5 Pepsi Chevrolet, speaks with the media after practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on October 9, 2014 in Charlotte, North Carolina. - Photo Credit: Tim Bradbury/Getty Images
2014 NSCS Bank of America 500 Q&A with Kasey Kahne
Posted 10.09.14
KASEY KAHNE, NO. 5 PEPSI CHEVROLET SS, met with members of the media at Charlotte Motor Speedway and discussed his chances this weekend at Charlotte Motor Speedway, his thoughts on Danica Patrick’s progress this season and many other topics. TALK ABOUT YOUR ANNUAL 5K THAT IS THIS WEEKEND: “10:00 AM Sunday morning ...FULL STORY »
2014 NNS Driver Trevor Bayne (AdvoCare) - Photo Credit: Jerry Markland/Getty Images
2014 NNS Drive for the Cure 300 First Practice Session Speeds
Posted 10.09.14
NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) diver, Trevor Bayne, with a lap speed of 180.856mph, was at the top of the speed chart at the conclusion of Friday's first Drive for the Cure 300 practice session at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Second fastest on the speed chart with a lap speed of 180.584mph, was Kyle ...FULL STORY »
2014 NSCS Driver Kevin Harvick (Budweiser) - Photo Credit: Daniel Shirey/Getty Images
2014 NSCS Bank of America 500 First Practice Session Speeds
Posted 10.09.14
Thursday afternoon at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Kevin Harvick, with a lap speed of 196.192mph, was the quickest during the first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) practice session for Saturday night's Bank of America 500. Series Rookie of the Year (ROTY) contender, Austin Dillon, with a lap speed of 196.107mph, was second quickest; ...FULL STORY »
Joey Logano, driver of the #22 Shell-Pennzoil Ford - Photo Credit: Jerry Markland/Getty Images
2014 NSCS Bank of America 500 Q&A with Joey Logano
Posted 10.09.14
Joey Logano, driver of the No. 22 Shell/Pennzoil Ford Fusion, is coming off a win in last week’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Kansas Speedway.  Logano held a Q&A session with members of the media at Charlotte Motor Speedway to discuss advancing to the Eliminator Road and other issues. JOEY ...FULL STORY »
Ryan Newman, driver of the #31 Caterpillar Chevrolet, left, talks with crew chief Lucas Lambert in the garage area - Photo Credit: Joe Robbins/Getty Images
2014 NSCS Bank of America 500 Q&A with Ryan Newman
Posted 10.09.14
RYAN NEWMAN, NO. 31 CATERPILLAR CHEVROLET SS, met with members of the media today at Charlotte Motor Speedway to discuss the Chase for the Sprint Cup, thoughts on next week’s race at Talladega, the challenges of Charlotte Motor Speedway and other topics. YOU’VE BEEN ADAMANTLY SAYING YOU NEED AN EIGHTH-PLACE FINISH. ...FULL STORY »
Dale Earnhardt Jr., driver of the #88 Diet Mountain Dew/National Guard Chevrolet, sits in his car - Photo Credit: Todd Warshaw/Getty Images for NASCAR
2014 NSCS Bank of America 500 Q&A with Dale Earnhardt Jr
Posted 10.09.14
DALE EARNHARDT, JR., NO. 88 DIET MOUNTAIN DEW CHEVROLET SS, met with members of the media at Charlotte Motor Speedway and discussed his outlook for this weekend at Charlotte Motor Speedway, his surprise birthday party and many other topics. TALK ABOUT YOUR MINDSET COMING INTO CHARLOTTE MOTOR SPEEDWAY, OBVIOUSLY A BIG ...FULL STORY »
2014 NSCS Driver Jimmie Johnson - Photo Credit: Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images
2014 NSCS Bank of America 500 Q&A with Jimmie Johnson
Posted 10.09.14
JIMMIE JOHNSON, NO. 48 LOWE’S CHEVROLET SS, met with members of the media at Charlotte Motor Speedway and discussed racing at Charlotte, past success here, season to-date, performance in the Chase, Jeff Gordon and other topics. Full transcript: TALK ABOUT YOUR MINDSET AS YOU HEAD INTO CHARLOTTE, A TRACK WHERE YOU ...FULL STORY »
Grade school students at Harmony Elementary School got a big surprise Thursday morning as David Ragan, driver of the NASCAR No. 34 Ford, led a "Play It Safe Assembly." - Photo Credit: CIA Stock Photo
Rail Safety Partners Team with No. 34 Ford to Encourage Grade School to ‘Play It Safe’
Posted 10.09.14
Students Sign Hood of Ragan's Charlotte Race Car STATESVILLE, N.C. (October 9, 2014) - Grade school students at Harmony Elementary School got a big surprise Thursday morning as David Ragan, driver of the NASCAR No. 34 Ford, led a "Play It Safe Assembly." Joining Ragan were representatives from North Carolina Department of ...FULL STORY »
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BK Racing and Original Painters Home Ice Cream Announce Partnership for Charlotte
Posted 10.09.14
STATESVILLE, N.C. (October 9, 2014) - BK Racing is pleased to announce today a partnership with North Myrtle Beach, SC based Original Painters Home Made Ice Cream for the upcoming NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway on October 11. Original Painters Home Made Ice Cream will ride-along ...FULL STORY »


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