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Mar 18
Tuesday

Don’t read too much into four different winners in the first four Sprint Cup races

Carl Edwards, driver of the #99 Kellogg's / Frosted Flakes Ford, celebrates in Victory Lane after taking the checkered flag under caution to win the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway on March 16, 2014 in Bristol, Tennessee. - Photo Credit: Jerry Markland/Getty Images Before we travel too far down the path of wrong thinking, there's one thing followers of NASCAR Sprint Cup Series racing should understand -- namely, that there is little statistical significance to the fact that four different drivers have won the first four races of the season. It's seductive to think that having four different winners in the first four races increases the likelihood of producing more than 15 different winners in the first 26 races, after which the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup field is set. That very suggestion was made to Carl Edwards after he took the checkered flag in Sunday's rain-delayed Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway, and he ran with it. "There's been a lot of talk ... FULL STORY »

Carl Edwards Wins At Rain-Plagued Bristol Motor Speedway

Carl Edwards, driver of the #99 Kellogg's/Frosted Flakes Ford, celebrates with a backflip after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway on March 16, 2014 in Bristol, Tennessee. - Photo Credit: Jonathan Moore/Getty Images Despite a mysterious caution with two laps to go, Mother Nature reared a downpour that saved Carl Edwards late-race dominance from being evaporated at Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway, allowing him to win Sunday’s Food City 500. Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Edwards’s teammate ... FULL STORY »

Mears and GEICO Team Perservere Through Issue at Bristol

2014 NSCS Driver Casey Mears (GEICO) - Photo Credit: Tom Pennington/Getty Images BRISTOL, TN (March 16, 2014) - Coming into the Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway tied for 16thin the point standings, Casey Mears and the #13 GEICO team looked to rebound from a challenging weekend in Las Vegas.  They got off ... FULL STORY »

Truex Jr. Has Strong Run Until Taking a Bristol Hit

2014 NSCS Driver Martin Truex Jr - Photo Credit: Patrick Smith\Getty Images BRISTOL, Tenn. (March 16, 2014) – A late-race hit spoiled a solid run by Martin Truex Jr. in Sunday’s rain-delayed Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway. As the race was winding down, Truex’s No. 78 Furniture Row/Denver Mattress Chevrolet ... FULL STORY »

Ford Racing 2014 NSCS Food City 500 Post-Race Recaps

Ford Racing Logo Carl Edwards captured the 22nd NASCAR Sprint Cup Series win of his career with today’s victory. Today’s win is Ford’s 620th all-time series victory and the 134th for Roush Fenway Racing. Edwards’ third Bristol win ties him with Fred Lorenzen and Kurt Busch, who ... FULL STORY »

Chevrolet SS Driver Tony Stewart Earns Best Finish of Season at Bristol

Tony Stewart, driver of the #14 Bass Pro Shops / Mobil 1 Chevrolet, races Ricky Stenhouse Jr., driver of the #17 Nationwide Insurance Ford, during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway on March 16, 2014 in Bristol, Tennessee. - Photo Credit: Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images Stewart Finishes Fourth in Rain Marred Food City 500 BRISTOL, Tenn. (March 16, 2014) – In a race plagued by inclement weather for the entire day and into the evening, the Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway was shortened by 2.5 laps ... FULL STORY »

Toyota Racing 2014 NSCS Food City 500 Post-Race Recaps

Toyota Racing Logo Denny Hamlin (sixth) was the highest-finishing Toyota in Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) race at Bristol Motor Speedway that was won by Carl Edwards after two delays for rain throughout the event. Hamlin started the race from the pole and ... FULL STORY »



Carl Edwards, driver of the #99 Kellogg's/Frosted Flakes Ford, celebrates with a backflip after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway on March 16, 2014 in Bristol, Tennessee. - Photo Credit: Jonathan Moore/Getty Images
2014 NSCS Food City 500 Race Results & Point Standings
Posted 03.16.14
Rain delayed the initial start (by two hours) of the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) Food City 500 Sunday afternoon, and then again it forced a red-flag (with 375 laps remaining) halting the race for over 3-hours. The rain would then remain scarce until it would once again appear ...FULL STORY »
2014 NSCS Driver Casey Mears (GEICO) in car - Photo Credit: Robert Laberge/Getty Images
2014 NSCS Food City 500 Final Practice Session Speeds
Posted 03.15.14
During the final NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) Food City 500 practice session on Saturday, it was Casey Mears, with a lap speed of 125.906 m.p.h., showing the quickest way around Bristol Motor Speedway. Matt Kenseth put up the second quickest lap speed of 125.815 m.p.h., followed by Carl Edwards (125.683 ...FULL STORY »
Carl Edwards, driver of the #99 Kellogg's / Frosted Flakes Ford Ford, sits in his car during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway on March 15, 2014 in Bristol, Tennessee. - Photo Credit: Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images
2014 NSCS Food City 500 Q&A with Driver Carl Edwards
Posted 03.15.14
Carl Edwards, driver of the No. 99 Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes Ford Fusion, qualified 12th for Sunday’s scheduled Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway.  In the first three races of the season, Edwards has finishes of 17th (Daytona), 8th (Phoenix), and 5th (Las Vegas).  He spoke about his start and other topics after today’s first practice ...FULL STORY »
Ryan Newman drives the #31 QuickenLoansBillionDollarBracketChallenge Chevrolet during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway in Bristol, Tennessee. - Photo Credit: Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images
2014 NSCS Food City 500 Second Practice Session Speeds
Posted 03.15.14
Saturday morning at Bristol Motor Speedway, NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) driver, Ryan Newman, with a lap speed of 127.081 m.p.h., was the quickest during the second NSCS Food City 500 practice session. Kevin Harvick was second quickest in the session with a lap speed of 126.863 m.p.h., and he was ...FULL STORY »
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Ford Racing 2014 NSCS Food City 500 Post-Qualifying Recaps
Posted 03.14.14
JOEY LOGANO – No. 22 Shell/Pennzoil Ford Fusion – HOW DID YOUR STRATEGY WORK OUT AT THE END?  “Not good enough (laughing).  I feel like we did what we were supposed to do to be able to go out there and give it a shot for the pole.  Really and honestly Brad’s car has ...FULL STORY »
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Toyota Racing 2014 NSCS Food City 500 Post-Qualifying Recaps
Posted 03.14.14
DENNY HAMLIN, No. 11 FedEx Freight Toyota Camry, Joe Gibbs Racing Starting Position:  1st How did a lap of 14.76 seconds feel around Bristol -- a new track record? “It’s fast -- it’s faster than I ever imagined going around this track.  Every new rule change we have just makes these cars go a little bit ...FULL STORY »
Denny Hamlin, driver of the #11 FedEx Freight Toyota, celebrates winning the pole position after qualifying for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway on March 14, 2014 in Bristol, Tennessee. - Photo Credit: Drew Hallowell/Getty Images
Denny Hamlin Knocks Team Penske Off Qualifying Game At Bristol Motor Speedway
Posted 03.14.14
Utilizing strategy and very little track time, Denny Hamlin denied Team Penske from snagging another NASCAR Sprint Cup Series pole this season in preparation for Sunday’s Food City 500 at Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway. Hamlin in the No. 11 FedEx Freight Toyota Camry took advantage of a clean track in the ...FULL STORY »
Jeff Gordon drives the #24 Axalta Chevrolet during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway on March 14, 2014 in Bristol, Tennessee. - Photo Credit: Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images
Jeff Gordon Leads Team Chevy in Qualifying at Bristol Motor Speedway
Posted 03.14.14
Six Chevrolet SS Race Cars Qualify in Top 15 Starting Spots  BRISTOL, Tenn. (March 14, 2014) – Four-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Jeff Gordon led the way for Team Chevy in qualifying for Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway with a sixth-place time of 14.962 (128.245 mph) ...FULL STORY »
2014 NSCS Driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. - Photo Credit: Patrick Smith/Getty Images
Dale Earnhardt Jr. believes “win-an-your-in” mentality is the recipe for an exciting finish on Sunday
Posted 03.14.14
BRISTOL, Tenn. -- Whether it's NASCAR's new rules for Chase qualifying or simply the nature of short-track racing at Bristol Motor Speedway, 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series points leader Dale Earnhardt Jr. won't be surprised to see push come to shove once the checkered flag is in sight on ...FULL STORY »


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