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Oct 12
Friday

2012 NSCS Bank of America 500 Second Practice Session Speeds

Greg Biffle - Photo Credit: Todd Warshaw/Getty Images for NASCAR The pole-sitter for Saturday night's NSCS Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Greg Biffle, with a lap speed of 187.065 mph, was the quickest Friday afternoon during the second practice session for the event. Second quickest with a lap speed of 186.593 mph, was Kasey Kahne, and he was  followed by Kevin Harvick (186.574 mph) who was third quickest, Jimmie Johnson (186.361) fourth and Mark Martin (186.278) was fifth quickest. Rounding out the top-ten quickest during the practice session were Martin Truex, Jr. (186.271 mph) who was sixth quickest, the current series points leader, Brad Keselowski (185.989) seventh, Regan Smith (185.701) eighth, Ryan Newman (185.471) ninth and Jeff Gordon (185.401) posting the tenth quickest lap speed. The teams will return for their 5:50 PM - 6:50 PM (ET) scheduled "Happy ... FULL STORY »

Spring or Fall Roush Fenway Finds Success at Charlotte

Roush Fenway Racing "25 Years of Winning" Logo RFR looks for its ninth Cup and 13th NNS win this weekend at CMS during its “25 Winning Years” in the Sprint Cup Series  CONCORD, N.C. (Oct. 12, 2012) – With 20 NASCAR wins in the record books Charlotte Motor Speedway has always ... FULL STORY »

Good Sam/Camping World Ford Fusion To Start 16th At Charlotte

Trevor Bayne Cockpit - Photo Credit: Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images for NASCAR Trevor Bayne and the crew of the No. 21 Good Sam/Camping World Ford Fusion were best in class in qualifying at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Thursday, despite the distractions that came because of a radiator change before qualifying for Saturday’s ... FULL STORY »

Biffle Sets Record, Wins Pole

Greg Biffle, driver of the #16 3M/IDG Ford, poses with the pole award trophy after qualifying for pole position for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Bank of America 500 - Photo Credit: Streeter Lecka/Getty Images for NASCAR Greg Biffle set a new Charlotte Motor Speedway record en route to his 12TH career pole position during Thursday’s Bojangles’ Pole Night. Biffle sped around the 1.5-mile superspeedway in 27.877 seconds (193.708 mph) to earn the top starting spot for Saturday ... FULL STORY »

Team Chevy 2012 NSCS Bank of America 500 Post-Qualifying Recaps

Chevy Bowtie Symbol CONCORD, NC. – Oct. 11, 2012 – Ryan Newman posted the third fastest qualifying lap for Saturday night’s Bank of America 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race in his No. 39 Quicken Loans Chevrolet with a lap of 27.943 seconds, 193.251 ... FULL STORY »

Toyota Racing 2012 NSCS Bank of America 500 Post-Qualifying Recaps

Toyota Racing Logo MARK MARTIN, No. 55 Aaron's Dream Machine Toyota Camry, Michael Waltrip Racing Starting Position: 2nd How did you know your lap was so strong? "I knew it was flying because I went down into (turn) one and it was dragging, scrapping, ... FULL STORY »

SRT Motorsports 2012 NSCS Bank of America 500 Post-Qualifying Recaps

Street and Racing Technology (SRT) Motorsports Logo Sam Hornish Jr. (No. 22 Shell/Pennzoil Dodge Charger R/T) Qualified 14th “I’m just mad at myself.  I don’t feel like I drove it hard enough but even from what it’s changed from practice to qualifying from the end of Nationwide practice ... FULL STORY »



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Ford Racing 2012 NSCS Bank of America 500 Post-Qualifying Recaps
Posted 10.11.12
TREVOR BAYNE – No. 21 Good Sam Ford Fusion – “It’s the toughest when you know you have to make the show and can’t bring it back wadded up or you’re going home. You want to go for poles. That’s what we came here to do tonight, but it makes ...FULL STORY »
Greg Biffle Takes the Pole-Position - Photo Credit: - Photo Credit: John Harrelson/Getty Images for NASCAR
2012 NSCS Bank of America 500 Starting Lineup
Posted 10.11.12
Greg Biffle, with a new NSCS Charlotte Motor Speedway qualifying track record speed of 193.708 mph (previous record held by Elliott Sadler with 193.216 mph on 10/15/2005) captured the 2012 Bank of America 500 Coors Light Pole Award on Thursday night. This was Biffle's 3rd series pole of the 2012, his ...FULL STORY »
Jeff Gordon - Photo Credit: Todd Warshaw/Getty Images for NASCAR
2012 NSCS Bank of America 500 Q&A with Team Chevy Driver Jeff Gordon
Posted 10.11.12
JEFF GORDON, NO. 24 DRIVE TO END HUNGER CHEVROLET, met with members of the media at Charlotte Motor Speedway and discussed Dale Earnhardt, Jr. out of No. 88 with concussion, Jimmie Johnson at Charlotte, rule changes and other topics.  TALK ABOUT COMING TO CHARLOTTE RIDING A WAY OF STRONG FINISHES: “Thank ...FULL STORY »
Ricky Stenhouse Jr - Photo Credit: Mike Meadows/Motorsports Images and Archives for NASCAR
2012 NNS Dollar General 300 Final Practice Session Speeds
Posted 10.11.12
During the final NNS Dollar General 300 practice session at Charlotte Motor Speedway, it was the defending series champion, Ricky Stenhouse, Jr., with a lap speed of 183.076 mph, posting the fastest lap of the session. Kyle Busch, with a lap speed of 181.977 mph, was the second fastest, while the ...FULL STORY »
Martin Truex Jr.
2012 NSCS Bank of America 500 Q&A with Toyota Racing Driver Martin Truex Jr.
Posted 10.11.12
MARTIN TRUEX JR., No. 56 NAPA Auto Parts Toyota Camry, Michael Waltrip Racing How was your car in practice today? "We had a pretty good practice. The NAPA Toyota was pretty good right off the trailer. We fought being a little bit tight most of the session and we got ...FULL STORY »
The No. 48 MyLowe's Chevy Team Services Jimmie Johnson's car - Photo Credit: Tom Whitmore/Getty Images for NASCAR
2012 NSCS Bank of America 500 Q&A with Team Chevy Driver Jimmie Johnson
Posted 10.11.12
JIMMIE JOHNSON, NO. 48 MYLOWE’S CHEVROLET met with media and discussed a few of the Chase drivers, Dale Earnhardt Jr. and his concussion issue, his own experience with concussions, his relationship with crew chief, Chad Knaus, and more.  WE’RE 30 RACES INTO THE SEASON. DURING THE FIRST 15 RACES, YOU’VE FINISHED ...FULL STORY »
2012 NSCS Tony Stewart - Photo Credit: Chris Graythen/Getty Images for NASCAR
2012 NSCS Bank of America 500 Q&A with Team Chevy Driver Tony Stewart
Posted 10.11.12
TONY STEWART, NO. 14 MOBIL 1/OFFICE DEPOT CHEVROLET, met with members of the media at Charlotte Motor Speedway and discussed the first practice session, his strategy at this point in the Chase and other topics.  17TH IN PRACTICE KIND OF GAUGE HOW THAT FIRST PRACTICE WENT FOR YOU:  “I don’t think it ...FULL STORY »
Denny Hamlin in Garage - Photo Credit: Jerry Markland/Getty Images for NASCAR
2012 NSCS Bank of America 500 First Practice Session Speeds
Posted 10.11.12
Denny Hamlin, with a lap speed of 191.693 mph, was the fastest during the first NSCS Bank of America 500 practice session at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Second fastest with a lap speed of 191.442 mph, was Mark Martin and he was followed by Matt Kenseth (191.333 mph) who was third fastest, Joey Logano (191.157) fourth ...FULL STORY »
Ryan Newman in car - Photo Credit: Jerry Markland/Getty Images for NASCAR
2012 NSCS Bank of America 500 Q&A with Team Chevy Driver Ryan Newman
Posted 10.11.12
RYAN NEWMAN, NO. 39 QUICKEN LOANS CHEVROLET, met with members of the media at Charlotte Motor Speedway and discussed his special paint scheme for this weekend’s race, qualifying under the lights at Charlotte and other topics.  TELL US ABOUT COMING BACK HERE TO CHARLOTTE.  YOU ARE ALWAYS PRETTY FAST HERE THIS ...FULL STORY »


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