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Oct 09
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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 was his brother, Kyle Busch - with a qualifying lap speed of 197.390mph - in round three, that captured the pole for Saturday night's Bank of America 500. This was Busch's third series pole of the 2014 season, his sixteenth series career pole and his second series pole at Charlotte Motor Speedway.' Jeff Gordon will sit on the outside pole to start second with a qualifying lap speed of 197.217mph,  and he will be followed by Denny Hamlin (197.087mph) starting third, Tony Stewart (196.542) ... 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 »

2014 NSCS Bank of America 500 Q&A with Kasey Kahne

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 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 ... FULL STORY »

2014 NNS Drive for the Cure 300 First Practice Session Speeds

2014 NNS Driver Trevor Bayne (AdvoCare) - Photo Credit: Jerry Markland/Getty Images 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 ... FULL STORY »

2014 NSCS Bank of America 500 First Practice Session Speeds

2014 NSCS Driver Kevin Harvick (Budweiser) - Photo Credit: Daniel Shirey/Getty Images 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 ... FULL STORY »

2014 NSCS Bank of America 500 Q&A with Joey Logano

Joey Logano, driver of the #22 Shell-Pennzoil Ford - Photo Credit: Jerry Markland/Getty Images 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 ... 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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Reed Sorenson 2014 NSCS Bank of America 500 Race Preview
Posted 10.09.14
Event/Date: Bank of America 500 (October 11th, 2014) Track: Charlotte Motor Speedway, NC Track Length: 1.5 miles Race Distance: 501 miles (334 laps) Tune in: ABC at 7:00pm Huntersville, NC (October 8, 2014) - Coming off another solid race weekend at Kansas Speedway, Reed Sorenson and the No. 36 team are preparing to race at ...FULL STORY »
2014 NSCS/Chip Ganassi Racing Drivers Jamie McMurray (McDonalds) abd Kyle Larson (Target) - Photo Credit: Jeff Curry/Getty Images
Jamie McMurray, Kyle Larson 2014 NSCS Bank of America 500 Race Previews
Posted 10.09.14
Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates Advance Notes RACE SETUP Race: Bank of America 500 – 334 laps/501 miles #BOA500 Track: Charlotte Motor Speedway (1.5-mile quad-oval) @CLTMotorSpdwy Drivers: @jamiemcmurray, @KyleLarsonRacin Cars: No. 1 McDonald’s Monopoly Chevrolet SS, No. 42 Target Chevrolet SS Television: Saturday, October 11 ABC (7:30 p.m. ET) Social: @CGRTeams #TeamTarget #McDMonopoly I BET YOU DIDN’T ...FULL STORY »
2013 NSCS Driver Denny Hamlin (FedEx Ground) - Photo Credit: Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images
Denny Hamlin 2014 NSCS Bank of America 500 Race Preview
Posted 10.09.14
RACE INFO: Event: Bank of America 500 Date/Time: Oct. 11/7:30 p.m. ET 2013 winner: Brad Keselowski 2013 polesitter: Jeff Gordon Distance: 334 laps/501 miles Track Length: 1.5 miles Banking: 24 degrees Track Shape: Quad-Oval EXPRESS NOTES: Kansas Recap: Denny Hamlin finished seventh in Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Kansas Speedway, a solid finish for the FedEx team, placing ...FULL STORY »
Clint Bowyer, driver of the #15 Pink Lemonade 5-hour ENERGY Benefitting LBBC Toyota - Photo Credit: Robert Lebarge/Getty Images
Clint Bowyer – Seeing Pink
Posted 10.08.14
CORNELIUS, N.C. — The Sprint Cup Series doesn’t travel very far from where most of the industry resides this weekend. The drivers and crew visit Charlotte Motor Speedway, a short distance from most of the sports’ race shops. Because of the close proximity, it’s a race most teams count as one ...FULL STORY »


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