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May 21
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2015 NSCS Coca-Cola 600 Starting Lineup

Matt Kenseth, driver of the #20 DeWalt Toyota, stands on the grid prior to qualifying for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on May 21, 2015 in Charlotte, North Carolina. - Photo Credit: Streeter Lecka/Getty Images Matt Kenseth, on Thursday night at Charlotte Motor Speedway (CMS) and with a qualifying lap speed of 194.252 MPH, captured the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) pole for this Sunday night's Coca-Cola 600. This was Kenseth's second series pole and eighth top-10 start of the 2015 season, his 15th series career pole and his first series pole at CMS. This past Daytona 500 winner, Joey Logano, will start second on the outside pole with a qualifying lap speed of 192.836 MPH, and he will be followed by Carl Edwards (192.733 MPH) starting third, Greg Biffle (192.226) fourth and Denny Hamlin (192.007) starts in fifth. Rounding out the top-10 starting positions will be Brad Keselowski (191.884 MPH) starting sixth, David Ragan (191.625) seventh, the reigning ... FULL STORY »

2015 NXS Hisense 300 Final Practice Session Speeds

Ty Dillon, driver of the #3 Bass Pro Shops/NWTF.org Chevrolet, sits in his car during practice for the NASCAR XFINITY Series Hisense 300 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on May 21, 2015 in Charlotte, North Carolina. - Photo Credit: Jerry Markland/Getty Images Ty Dillon, with a lap speed of 181.068 MPH, was the fastest early Thursday evening during the final NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) practice session for Saturday's 2015 Hisense 4k TV 300 at Charlotte Motor Speedway (CMS). Fastest in the first session, ... FULL STORY »

2015 NSCS Coca-Cola 600 Q&A with Kyle Busch

The car of Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 Skittles Toyota, sits in the garage area during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on May 21, 2015 in Charlotte, North Carolina. - Photo Credit: Jerry Markland/Getty Images KYLE BUSCH, No. 18 Skittles Toyota Camry, Joe Gibbs Racing How exciting has this week been? “It’s been really fun – a lot of different experiences here. Some new, some old, but getting back in the race car first and foremost last ... FULL STORY »

Roush Fenway to Pay Homage to Fallen Heroes at Charlotte Motor Speedway

Roush Fenway Racing Logo CONCORD, N.C. (May 21, 2015) – As part of the Memorial Day weekend celebration, Roush Fenway Racing will participate in the “600 Miles of Remembrance” at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Sunday evening for the 56th running of the Coca-Cola 600. ... FULL STORY »

2015 NSCS Coca-Cola 600 Q&A with Joey Logano

Joey Logano, driver of the #22 Shell Pennzoil Ford, stands in the garage area during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on May 21, 2015 in Charlotte, North Carolina. - Photo Credit: Streeter Lecka/Getty Images Joey Logano, driver of the No. 22 Shell/Pennzoil Ford Fusion, met with the media after a press announcement for the Bojangles’ Summer Shootout at Charlotte Motor Speedway and discussed a number of topics. JOEY LOGANO – No. 22 Shell/Pennzoil Ford Fusion ... FULL STORY »

2015 NXS Hisense 300 First Practice Session Speeds

2015 NXS Driver, Darrell "Bubba" Wallace Jr - Photo Credit: Matt Sullivan/Getty Images Thursday afternoon at Charlotte Motor Speedway (CMS), it was NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) Rookie of the Year (ROTY) candidate, Darrell "Bubba" Wallace Jr. - with a lap speed of 180.536 MPH - showing the quickest way around the track during ... FULL STORY »

2015 NSCS Coca-Cola 600 First Practice Session Speeds

2015 NSCS Driver, Carl Edwards (Subway) - Photo Credit: Jerry Markland/Getty Images The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) teams kicked off track activity on Thursday for the Memorial Day Weekend with their first 2015 Coca-Cola 600 practice session at Charlotte Motor Speedway (CMS). And, at the conclusion of the session, it was ... FULL STORY »



2015 NSCS Driver Kevin Harvick (Budweiser) - Photo Credit: Chris Graythen/Getty Images
2015 NSCS Coca-Cola 600 Q&A with Kevin Harvick
Posted 05.21.15
KEVIN HARVICK, NO. 4 BUDWEISER/JIMMY JOHN’S CHEVROLET SS met with media and discussed safety issues, driver communication with NASCAR, aero, voting in the Hall of Fame, and more.  TALK ABOUT THE IMPORTANCE OF STARTING OUT THE SEASON STRONGLY AND HOW YOU PLAN TO CARRY THAT MOMENTUM INTO 600 LAPS HERE IN ...FULL STORY »
2015 NSCS Driver, Jimmie Johnson (Team Lowe's Patriotic) - Photo Credit: Drew Hallowell/Getty Images
2015 NSCS Coca-Cola 600 Q&A with Jimmie Johnson
Posted 05.21.15
JIMMIE JOHNSON, NO. 48 LOWE’S PATRIOTIC CHEVROLET SS, met with members of the media at Charlotte Motor Speedway and discussed his outlook for this weekend’s 600 mile race, his thoughts on having a full-time traveling safety team and many other topics. TALK ABOUT COMING INTO A RACETRACK WHERE YOU CONSISTENTLY RUN ...FULL STORY »
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Circle Sport Pays Tribute to Fallen Heroes with Honor and Remember
Posted 05.21.15
Symbol of Sacrifice and Remembrance Returns to Alex Kennedy’s No. 33 Chevrolet SS at Charlotte MOORESVILLE, N.C. (May 21, 2015) – Circle Sport's Alex Kennedy will once again represent Honor and Remember in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series when he gets behind the wheel of the No. 33 Honor and Remember ...FULL STORY »
2015 NSCS Driver Alex Bowman (Tommy Baldwin Racing) - Photo Credit: Jerry Markland/Getty Images
Alex Bowman 2015 NSCS Coca-Cola 600 Race Preview
Posted 05.21.15
Alex Bowman No. 7 CULER Chevrolet Charlotte Motor Speedway Coca-Cola 600 | May 24, 2015 Welcome, CULER: CULER space coolers joined Tommy Baldwin Racing for the Coca-Cola 600 race weekend at Charlotte Motor Speedway. What is a CULER space cooler - CULER space coolers are the most advanced, effective and efficient ...FULL STORY »
Tony Stewart, driver of the #14 Bass Pro Shops/Arctic Cat Chevrolet, sits in his car during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway on May 15, 2015 in Charlotte, North Carolina. - Photo Credit: Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images
Tony Stewart – The ‘Won’ That Got Away
Posted 05.21.15
KANNAPOLIS, N.C., (May 20, 2015) – As a 48-time race winner in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, there isn’t much that Tony Stewart hasn’t accomplished in NASCAR’s premiere division. He has a trio of Sprint Cup championships in addition to the title of championship-winning car owner – a feat he has ...FULL STORY »
Coca-Cola 600 on May 24, at Charlotte Motor Speedway - (CMS/HHP photo)
Crews Busy Preparing for Coca-Cola 600 Weekend
Posted 05.20.15
CONCORD, N.C. (May 20, 2015) – Half way through the 10 Days of NASCAR Thunder, Charlotte Motor Speedway crews are busy preparing to welcome fans from across the country and around the world for the 56th running of the Coca-Cola 600 on Sunday, May 24. Among other things, workers are restocking ...FULL STORY »
Jamie McMurray, driver of the #1 McDonald's Chevrolet, and Kyle Larson, driver of the #42 Target Chevrolet, leads a pack of cars during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series SpongeBob SquarePants 400 at Kansas Speedway on May 9, 2015 in Kansas City, Kansas. - Photo Credit: Ed Zurga/Getty Images
Jamie McMurray, Kyle Larson 2015 NSCS Coca-Cola 600 Race Preview
Posted 05.20.15
Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates Advance Notes RACE SETUP Race: Coca-Cola 600 – 400 Laps (600 Miles) #CocaCola600 Track: Charlotte Motor Speedway (1.5-mile quad oval) @CLTMotorSpdwy Drivers: @jamiemcmurray, @KyleLarsonRacin Cars:  No. 1 Cessna/McDonald’s Chevrolet SS, No. 42 Target Chevrolet SS Television: FOX (6:00 p.m. ET) Social: @CGRnascar #TeamGanassi #TeamTarget #Cessna1 #TeamMcD I BET YOU DIDN’T KNOW THAT This ...FULL STORY »
2015 NSCS Driver, Justin Allgaier (BRANDT) - Photo Credit: Christian Petersen/Getty Images
Justin Allgaier 2015 NSCS Coca-Cola 600 Race Preview
Posted 05.20.15
Justin Allgaier No. 51 BRANDT Professional Agriculture Chevrolet Charlotte Motor Speedway Coca-Cola 600 | May 24, 2015 Home Turf...The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) commences its two weekends at Charlotte Motor Speedway (CMS) with Sunday night's Coca-Cola 600. The 600-mile Memorial Weekend race is the longest NSCS race of the season. ...FULL STORY »
2015 NSCS Driver Michael Annett (Pilot/Fling J) - Photo Credit; Lachian Cunningham/Getty Images
Michael Annett 2015 NSCS Coca-Cola 600 Race Preview
Posted 05.20.15
Michael Annett No. 46 Pilot Flying J Chevrolet Charlotte Motor Speedway Coca-Cola 600 | May 24, 2015 Back-to-Back Short Tracks...The Coca-Cola 600, the longest race on the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series calendar, is next on the docket for Michael Annett and his No. 46 Pilot Flying J Chevrolet team. Annett ...FULL STORY »


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