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May 22

Ricky Stenhouse Jr 2013 NSCS Coca-Cola 600 Race Preview

Ricky Stenhouse Jr (Ford EcoBoost) - Photo Credit: Andy Lyons/Getty Images Ricky Stenhouse Jr – Coca-Cola 600 Advance Team: No. 17 Fastenal Ford Fusion Crew Chief: Scott Graves Primary Chassis: RK- 827 – last raced in Texas – finished 40th. Backup Chassis: RK-791 - chassis raced numerous times by No. 99 in 2012. ADVANCE NOTES Stenhouse Jr. at Charlotte Motor Speedway o   Stenhouse Jr. got his first Sprint Cup start at Charlotte in 2011 in the famed No. 21 finishing an impressive 11th-place. o   The two-time Nationwide champion earned one of the two transfer spots in the Sprint Showdown to qualify for his first All-Star race last weekend. He finished 16th in the 90-lap showdown. The Car o   Chassis RK-827 is the same chassis that the No.17 team ran in Texas cutting a left rear tire early in the race resulting in a 40th-place finish. o   The backup Chassis RK-791 was a chassis ... FULL STORY »

Team Chevy 2013 NSCS Coca-Cola 600 Pre-Race Notes & Quotes

Chevy Bowtie Symbol TEAM CHEVY ADVANCE COCA-COLA 600 CHARLOTTE MOTOR SPEEDWAY CONCORD, NORTH CAROLINA MAY 26, 2013  DID YOU KNOW? A group of 110 Detroit-area high school students are about to begin paid summer internships as members of the brand-new GM Student Corps, a program introduced today by General ... FULL STORY »

Bobby Labonte 2013 NSCS Coca-Cola 600 Race Preview

2013 No. 47 BUSH'S® Grillin' Beans® Toyota Camry BOBBY LABONTE & NO. 47 BUSH'S® GRILLIN' BEANS® TOYOTA CAMRY TEAM COCA-COLA 600 AT CHARLOTTE MOTOR SPEEDWAY Track: Charlotte Motor Speedway Event: Coca-Cola 600 Date: Sunday, May 26th Time: 6 PM ET TV/Radio: FOX / PRN Radio COCA-COLA 600 NOTES & QUOTES: Bobby Labonte's first NASCAR Sprint ... FULL STORY »

Hill and FAS Lane Racing Prepare for Longest Race of Season

2013 NSCS Driver Timmy Hill (OXYwater) - Photo Credit: Chris Graythen/Getty Images MOORESVILLE, N.C. - (May 21, 2013) - NASCAR Sprint Cup Series rookie driver Timmy Hill and the FAS Lane Racing team prepare for the grueling 600 miles that lay ahead this week. Hill and his No. 32 OXYwater Ford head ... FULL STORY »

Jamie McMurray & Juan Pablo Montoya 2013 NSCS Coca-Cola 600 Race Previews

Jamie McMurray & Juan Pablo Montoya - Photo Credit: Jerry Markland/Getty Images Earnhardt Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates Advance Notes  RACE SETUP  Race: Coca-Cola 600  on Sunday, May 27 Drivers: @jamiemcmurray @jpmontoya Cars: No. 1 Bad Boy Buggies Chevrolet SS, No. 42 Target Chevrolet SS Track: Charlotte Motor Speedway (1.5-mile Quad-Oval) TV: FOX (6:00 pm ET) Social: @EGRTeams #TeamGanassi I BET ... FULL STORY »

Carl Edwards 2013 NSCS Coca-Cola 600 Race Preview

2013 NSCS Carl Edwards (Fastenal) - Photo Credit: Ronald Martinez/Getty Images Carl Edwards – Coca-Cola 600 Team:  No. 99 Fastenal Ford Fusion Crew Chief:     Jimmy Fennig Primary Chassis:  RK- 821 last ran All-Star race Back Up Chassis: RK – 826 backup at Texas                            ... FULL STORY »

Greg Biffle 2013 NSCS Coca-Cola 600 Race Preview

Greg Biffle - Photo Credit: Rob Carr/Getty Images for NASCAR Greg Biffle – Coca-Cola 600 Advance Team: No. 16 Fastenal Ford Fusion Crew Chief: Matt Puccia Primary Chassis: RK-849  Last ran Texas – finished 4th Backup Chassis: RK-803  Last ran Bristol – finished 11th ADVANCE NOTES ·        Biffle at Charlotte o   Biffle has 20 starts in the Cup series at ... FULL STORY »

Denny Hamlin (FedEx Office) - Photo Credit: Jerry Markland/Getty Images
Denny Hamlin 2013 NSCS Coca-Cola 600 Race Preview
Posted 05.21.13
RACE INFO: Event: Coca-Cola 600 Date/Time: May 26/6 p.m. ET 2012 winner: Kasey Kahne 2012 polesitter: Aric Almirola Distance: 400 laps/600 miles Track Length: 1.5 miles Banking: 24 degrees Track Shape: Quad-Oval EXPRESS NOTES: All-Star Race Recap: Denny Hamlin finished sixth in last Saturday night’s NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway in the #11 FedEx Express Toyota, learning ...FULL STORY »
2013 NSCS Driver David Ragan in the garage area - Photo Credit: Jeff Gross/Getty Images
‘It’s a Test for Both Man and Machine’
Posted 05.21.13
Ragan Stresses Preparedness in Approach to Coke 600 STATESVILLE, N.C. (May 21, 2013) - David Ragan cites the Coca-Cola 600 right up there with the rest of NASCAR's historic races: the Daytona 500, the Brickyard 400 and the Southern 500. Only the 600-miler is an even greater test of the endurance ...FULL STORY »
2013 NSCS Josh Wise - Photo Credit: Chris Graythen/Getty Images
Wise Preps for His First 600-Miler
Posted 05.21.13
Triathlete Ready Physically, Now Preparing Mentally STATESVILLE, N.C. (May 21, 2013) - Josh Wise will run his first Coca-Cola 600 this Memorial Day weekend and is preparing in every way possible to prepare for NASCAR's most endurance-testing event. The 30-year-old driver of the No. 35 MDS Transport Ford, who still considers ...FULL STORY »
David Gilliland in the No. 38 Long John Silvers Ford Fusion on Track - Photo Credit: Christian Petersen/Getty Images
Adjustability Is Name of Game for Gilliland
Posted 05.21.13
Drivers Focuses on Ability to Adapt to Change over 600 Miles STATESVILLE, N.C. (May 21, 2013) - The annual Coca-Cola 600 is one of David Gilliland's favorite races. It's also among the most challenging. The driver of the No. 38 Long John Silver's Ford says adjustability is the key to making it ...FULL STORY »
Kurt Busch, driver of the #78 Furniture Row Racing / Serta Chevrolet, stands by his car during qualifying for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Bojangles' Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway on May 10, 2013 in Darlington, South Carolina. - Photo Credit: Todd Warshaw/Getty Images
With Thoughts on Fallen Warriors, Kurt Busch Ready to Contend in NASCAR’s Memorial Day Weekend Classic
Posted 05.21.13
DENVER, Colo. (May 21, 2013) – The first thought for Kurt Busch when asked about this weekend’s Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway wasn’t about the longest race of the year, nor was it about his chances of winning one of NASCAR’s crown jewels after a dominating performance Saturday night ...FULL STORY »
2013 NSCS Ryan Newman (Quicken Loans) in Car - Photo Credit: Nick Laham/Getty Images
Ryan Newman – ‘Home’ Game
Posted 05.21.13
KANNAPOLIS, N.C. (May 21, 2013) – It could be argued that there’s no track on the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series circuit Ryan Newman feels more at home than at Charlotte (N.C.) Motor Speedway. It was at the 1.5-mile track where Newman first made a big splash. And there’s no doubt Newman ...FULL STORY »
2013 Kyle Busch in Garage - Photo Credit: Matthew Stockman/Getty Images
Kyle Busch – ‘Building’ Toward a Win at Charlotte
Posted 05.21.13
HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. (May 21, 2013) – On Monday, Kyle Busch, crew chief Dave Rogers and several members of his No. 18 M&M’s Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) team headed to Charlotte to help build a home at a Habitat for Humanity build site. The driver of the No. 18 M’Prove America™ Toyota ...FULL STORY »
Bruton Smith - Photo Credit:Jim Hunter / NASCAR Public Relations
Statement From O. Bruton Smith: “…Moving a Race is False”
Posted 05.21.13
CONCORD, N.C. (May 21, 2013) – The following is a statement from Speedway Motorsports, Inc. Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board, O. Bruton Smith: “The ‘done deal’ report by WBTV regarding moving a race is false. No final decision has been made regarding any race date move, and I ...FULL STORY »
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“NASCAR: An American Salute” Pays Tribute to U.S. Military
Posted 05.21.13
Initiative Rallies Fans, Industry And Partners To Reach One Million Salutes To Military Members DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (May 21, 2013) — NASCAR announced today the launch of the second-annual “NASCAR: An American Salute” initiative, an industry-wide effort to honor and celebrate the service of members of the United States Armed Forces, veterans and their ...FULL STORY »

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