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May 24
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2014 NSCS Coca-Cola 600 Final Practice Session Speeds

Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 M&M's Toyota, drives through the garage area during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on May 24, 2014 in Charlotte, North Carolina. - Photo Credit: Jerry Markland/Getty Images Saturday afternoon at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Kyle Busch, with a lap speed of 188.640 m.p.h., was at the top of the scoring pylon at the end of the final NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) Coca-Cola 600 practice session. Joey Logano put up the second fastest lap in the session with a speed of 188.265 m.p.h., and he was followed by Danica Patrick (187.846 m.p.h.) who was third, Greg Biffle (187.663) fourth and pole-sitter Jimmie Johnson (187.656) was fifth. Rounding out the top-ten fasteast drivers in the "Happy Hour" (final) session were Kevin Harvick (187.428 m.p.h.) who was sixth, Carl Edwards (187.422) seventh, Martin Truex, Jr. (187.337) eighth, Clint Bowyer (187.071) ninth and Ryan Newman (186.987) was tenth fastest. The 55th annual Coca-Cola 600 ... FULL STORY »

2014 NNS HISTORY 300 Starting Lineup

2014 NNS Driver Kurt Busch in the No. 54 Monster Energy Toyota Camry - Photo Credit: Will Schneekloth/Getty Images Saturday morning at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Kyle Busch, with a qualifying lap speed of 183.094 m.p.h., captured the 2014 NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) Coors Light Pole Award for this afternoon's HISTORY 300. This was Busch's second series pole of the season, ... FULL STORY »

Hendrick Motorsports’ NSCS No. 24 Crew Chief Alan Gustafson on Jeff Gordon’s Back Issue

Jeff Gordon, driver of the #24 Drive To Ends Hunger Chevrolet, stands with his crew chief, Alan Gustafson, in the garage at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Charlotte, North Carolina. - Photo Credit Rainier Ehrhardt/Getty Images An interview with: ALAN GUSTAFSON QUESTION: Alan, when did you get an idea of how serious this was?  ALAN GUSTAFSON: Well, you know, I know he had some discomfort after Thursday night and he had been working on it, trying to get it fixed up. ... FULL STORY »

Jeff Gordon Will Sit-Out Second NSCS Practice Session Today Due to Back Issue

Jeff Gordon, driver of the #24 Drive To End Hunger Chevrolet, sits in his car during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on May 24, 2014 in Charlotte, North Carolina. - Photo Credit: Streeter Lecka/Getty Images JEFF GORDON, NO. 24 DRIVE TO END HUNGER CHEVROLET SS - Will sit-out second NASCAR Sprint Cup practice session today due to back issue.  NORMALLY WE WOULD ASK ABOUT YOUR RACE CAR. BUT INSTEAD, HOW ARE YOU? “Yeah, unfortunately I had a ... FULL STORY »

2014 NSCS Coca-Cola 600 Second Practice Session Speeds

Carl Edwards drives the #99 Fastenal Ford during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Charlotte, North Carolina. - Photo Credit: Will Schneekloth/Getty Images The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) teams returned to Charlotte Motor Speedway Saturday morning after having Friday off from track activity, and started off the morning with their second Coca-Cola 600 practice session. At the end of the session and at the ... FULL STORY »

Savage Outdoor TV Joins TBR at Charlotte Motor Speedway

Tommy Baldwin Racing Logo Huntersville, NC (May 24, 2014) - Tommy Baldwin Racing is proud to announce that Savage Outdoors TV has joined the No. 36 team with Reed Sorenson for the Coca-Cola 600 race weekend at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Savage Outdoors TV is one ... FULL STORY »

Major Gen. Tom Sadler to Receive Stonewall Jackson Award

Major Gen. Tom Sadler will be awarded Charlotte Motor Speedway's prestigious Stonewall Jackson Award during pre-race ceremonies Sunday before the Coca-Cola 600. (CMS/HHP photo) CONCORD, N.C. (May 23, 2014) – Keeping with the tradition of honoring the men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces during the Coca-Cola 600 pre-race festivities, Charlotte Motor Speedway will present Major Gen. Tom Sadler with the coveted Stonewall ... FULL STORY »



NSCS Driver Carl Edwards (Fastenal) - Photo Credit: Jerry Markland/Getty Images
Carl Edwards 2014 NSCS Coca-Cola 600 Race Preview
Posted 05.23.14
Carl Edwards – COCA-COLA 600 Team: No. 99 Fastenal Ford Fusion Crew Chief: Jimmy Fennig Primary Chassis: RK-880 Backup Chassis: RK-904 Twitter: @99_RFRracing ADVANCE NOTES  Edwards at Charlotte Motor Speedway o   This Memorial Day weekend will mark Edwards’ 19th start at Charlotte Motor Speedway. o   Edwards has an average start of 17.8 and an average finish of 11.8 at the one-and-a-half mile track. o   The ...FULL STORY »
2014 NSCS No. 40 Patriotic-Themed CRC BRAKLEEN Chevrolett SS
Cassill to Drive Patriotic-Themed No. 40 CRC Brakleen Chevrolet at Charlotte
Posted 05.23.14
MOORESVILLE, N.C. (May 23, 2014) – Hillman Racing today announced that CRC Automotive will be the primary sponsor of the No. 40 CRC BRAKLEEN Chevrolet SS under the lights at Charlotte Motor Speedway for the Memorial Day weekend Coca-Cola 600.  With a patriotic backdrop to the Hillman Racing entry, CRC will promote its industry-leading CRC Brakleen® Brake ...FULL STORY »
Jimmie Johnson, driver of the #48 Lowe's Patriotic Chevrolet, poses with Rachel Rupert, Miss Coors Light, after qualifying for the pole position for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on May 22, 2014 in Charlotte, North Carolina. - Photo Credit: Matt Sullivan/Getty Images
Jimmie Johnson Puts Chevrolet SS on Pole at Charlotte Motor Speedway
Posted 05.22.14
Sixth Consecutive Race Team Chevy Leads Field to Green  CONCORD, NC. – May, 22, 2014 – Jimmie Johnson, six-time NASCAR Sprint Cup points paying race winner at Charlotte Motor Speedway (CMS), put his No. 48 Lowe’s Patriotic Chevrolet SS on pole for Sunday’s Coca-Cola 600. Johnson turned a lap of 194.911 mph, 27.705 ...FULL STORY »
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Team Chevy 2014 NSCS Coca-Cola 600 Post-Qualifying Recaps
Posted 05.22.14
JIMMIE JOHNSON, NO. 48 LOWE’S PATRIOT CHEVROLET SS – POLE WINNER TALK ABOUT YOUR LAP. YOU WERE ONE OF THE LAST ONES TO GO OUT ‘Yeah, it was a really strong lap. I’m very pleased with it. Happy to get this Lowe’s Chevrolet on pole for this big race coming up Sunday afternoon. We ...FULL STORY »
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Ford Racing 2014 NSCS Coca-Cola 600 Post-Qualifying Recaps
Posted 05.22.14
BRAD KESELOWSKI – No. 2 Miller Lite Ford Fusion – PRESS CONFERENCE – “Based off of last week’s practice I would say as fast as our car was in the practice and not in the race that I really don’t trust any practice speeds right now.  We’ll have to see what shows up here ...FULL STORY »
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Toyota Racing 2014 NSCS Coca-Cola 600 Post-Qualifying Recaps
Posted 05.22.14
CLINT BOWYER, No. 15 Cherry 5-hour ENERGY for Special Ops Warrior Foundation Toyota Camry, Michael Waltrip Racing Starting Position:   5th How was the qualifying session? “It was a solid qualifying session.  A good starting spot.  Certainly, it’s pole day so you want the pole, but nonetheless top-five starting spot for a long race.  It’s a good way to ...FULL STORY »
Jimmie Johnson, driver of the #48 Lowe's Patriotic Chevrolet, celebrates after qualifying for the pole position for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on May 22, 2014 in Charlotte, North Carolina. - Photo Credit: Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images
2014 NSCS Coca-Cola 600 Starting Lineup
Posted 05.22.14
The 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) defending champion, Jimmie Johnson, with a qualifying lap speed of 194.911 m.p.h., captured the 2014 Coca-Cola 600 Coors Light Pole Award Thursday night. This was Johnson's first series pole of the season, his thirty-third series career pole and his third series pole at Charlotte ...FULL STORY »
Chase Elliott, driver of the #9 NAPA AUTO PARTS Chevrolet, stands in the garage area during practice for the NASCAR Nationwide Series History 300 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on May 22, 2014 in Charlotte, North Carolina. - Photo Credit: Streeter Lecka/Getty Images
2014 NNS HISTORY 300 Final Practice Session Speeds
Posted 05.22.14
NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) Sunoco Rookie of the Year (ROTY) candidate, Chase Elliott, with a lap speed of 178.330 m.p.h., was the fastest during the final HISTORY 300 practice session early Thursday evening at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Posting the second fastest lap speed of 178.183 m.p.h., was Brian Scott, followed by ...FULL STORY »
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2014 NSCS Coca-Cola 600 Q&A with Drivers Annett & Sorenson
Posted 05.22.14
MICHAEL ANNETT, NO. 7 PILOT FLYING J CHEVROLET SS AND REED SORENSON, NO. 36 BEEF JERKY OUTLET CAROLINAS CHEVROLET SS, met with members of the media at Charlotte Motor Speedway and discussed Tommy Baldwin Racing’s involvement with the Salute the Troops program and the Armed Forces Foundation.   REED SORENSON: TALK ABOUT THE ...FULL STORY »


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