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Mar 14
Friday

Dale Earnhardt Jr. believes “win-an-your-in” mentality is the recipe for an exciting finish on Sunday

2014 NSCS Driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. - Photo Credit: Patrick Smith/Getty Images 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 Sunday. He says other drivers shouldn't be surprised either if the final laps of the Food City 500 turn a bit wild. "You don't want to go throw trash in your neighbor's yard just for the hell of it, but if you give me a good reason, I might do it," said Earnhardt, speaking metaphorically on Friday about the need to take out a rival at Bristol. "The mentality has changed over ... FULL STORY »

2014 NSCS Food City 500 Starting Lineup

2014 NSCS Driver Denny Hamlin on track at Bristol Motor Speedway in the No. 11 FedEx Freight Toyota Camry - Photo Credit: Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images Denny Hamlin, with a new NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) Bristol Motor Speedway qualifying track record speed of 129.991 m.p.h., captured the 2014 Food City 500 Coors Light Pole Award on Friday. Hamlin, who broke Kyle Busch's record of 129.535 m.p.h. ... FULL STORY »

2014 NSCS Food City 500 Q&A with Driver Ryan Newman

Ryan Newman, driver of the #31 QuickenLoansBillionDollarBracketChallenge Chevrolet, stands in the garage area during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway on March 14, 2014 in Bristol, Tennessee. - Photo Credit: Jerry Markland/Getty Images RYAN NEWMAN, NO. 31 QUICKEN LOANS BILLION DOLLAR BRACKET CHALLENGE CHEVROLET SS me with media and discussed his sponsors, the track & tire conditions during practice, changes in the qualifying procedure, and more.  TALK ABOUT YOUR SPONSORS AND HOW IT ENDED ... FULL STORY »

2014 NSCS Food City 500 First Practice Session Speeds

Kurt Busch, driver of the #41 Haas Automation Chevrolet, sits in the garage during practice - Photo Credit: Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) driver, Kurt Busch, with a lap speed of 129.789 m.p.h., was the quickest Friday afternoon during the first NSCS Food City 500 practice session at Bristol Motor Speedway. Jeff Gordon put up the second quickest lap speed ... FULL STORY »

2014 NSCS Food City 500 Q&A with Driver Kyle Busch

2014 NSCS Driver Kyle Busch (Skittles) - Photo Credit: Jerry Markland/Getty Images KYLE BUSCH, No. 18 Skittles Toyota Camry, Joe Gibbs Racing Why are you so strong at Bristol? “It’s been a real good place for me in years past -- not quite as good the last couple years and we would certainly like to ... FULL STORY »

2014 NSCS Food City 500 Q&A with Driver Dale Earnhardt Jr

2014 NSCS Driver Dale Earnhardt Jr (National Guard) - Photo Credit: Jerry Markland/Getty Images DALE EARNHARDT JR, NO. 88 NATIONAL GUARD CHEVROLET SS, met with members of the media at Bristol Motor Speedway and discussed racing at Bristol, payback, celebrating his Daytona 500 victory and much more. COMING TO BRISTOL, FIRST SHORT TRACK ON THE ... FULL STORY »

2014 NSCS Food City 500 Q&A with Matt Kenseth

NSCS Driver Matt Kenseth stands in the garage area - Photo Credit: Todd Warshaw/Getty Images MATT KENSETH, No. 20 Home Depot/Husky Toyota Camry, Joe Gibbs Racing Is Bristol a track you look forward to? “It’s a challenging track -- I always like coming here no matter what the configuration is.  It’s changed a lot over the years, since they ... FULL STORY »



2014 NSCS Driver Jimmie Johnson (Kobalt Tools) - Photo Credit: Todd Warshaw/Getty Images
2014 NSCS Food City 500 Q&A with Driver Jimmie Johnson
Posted 03.14.14
JIMMIE JOHNSON, NO. 48 KOBALT TOOLS CHEVROLET SS, met with members of the media at Bristol Motor Speedway and discussed his outlook for this weekend’s race at Bristol Motor Speedway, the changes in the qualifying procedure, not having a win through the first three races in 2014 and many other ...FULL STORY »
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Landon Cassill to Drive No. 40 CRC Brakeleen Chevrolet at Bristol
Posted 03.14.14
MOORESVILLE, N.C. (March 14, 2014) – Hillman Racing today announced that CRC Automotive will be the primary sponsor of the No. 40 Hillman Racing Chevrolet SS this weekend at Bristol Motor Speedway.  CRC, a manufacturer of an extensive arsenal of automotive maintenance repair products, will promote its industry-leading CRC Brakleen® Brake Parts Cleaner on the ...FULL STORY »
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No. 99 Team adds another “Crue” Member to its Roster
Posted 03.13.14
Team to ‘kickstart’ its effort at Bristol this weekend  LAS VEGAS, Nev. (Mar.13, 2014) – Last weekend at Las Vegas Motor Speedway the No.99 team showed the rest of the garage that they could ‘run' with the best of them when they hosted Motley Crue frontman Vince Neil as an honorary crew ...FULL STORY »
2014 NSCS Driver Michael Annett (Pilot/Flying J) - Photo Credit: Jerry Markland/Getty Images
Michael Annett 2014 NSCS Food City 500 Race Preview
Posted 03.12.14
MOORESVILLE, N.C. (March 12, 2014) -  Michael Annett and the No. 7 Pilot Flying J Chevrolet SS race team out of Tommy Baldwin Racing descend upon Thunder Valley this weekend for their first attempt together on the half-mile Bristol Motor Speedway in Tennessee for the fourth race on the 2014 NASCAR ...FULL STORY »
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Goodyear Racing Tire 2014 March NASCAR Bristol Fast Facts
Posted 03.12.14
GOODYEAR TIRE NOTES NASCAR Sprint Cup Series -- Race No. 4 – Food City 500 NASCAR Nationwide Series -- Race No. 4 – Drive to Stop Diabetes 300 Bristol Motor Speedway (0.533-mile oval) – Bristol, Tenn. Fast Facts for March 14-16, 2014 Tire: Goodyear Eagle Speedway Radials Set limits: Sprint Cup: 5 sets for practice/qualifying and 10 ...FULL STORY »
2014 NSCS Driver Kurt Busch - Photo Credit: Nick Laham/Getty Images
Kurt Busch – High-Bank Circled on the Calendar
Posted 03.12.14
KANNAPOLIS, N.C., (March 12, 2014) – Kurt Busch, the 2004 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion and driver of the No. 41 Haas Automation Chevrolet SS for Stewart-Haas Racing (SHR), had Sunday’s Food City 500 Sprint Cup Series race circled on his calendar even before the 2014 season started. Busch has a ...FULL STORY »
2014 NSCS Driver Michael Annett - Photo Credit: Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images
Justin Allgaier 2014 NSCS Food City 500 Race Preview
Posted 03.12.14
Justin Allgaier No. 51 SEM Products Chevrolet Bristol Motor Speedway Food City 500 | March 16, 2014 Concrete Oval...Justin Allgaier will be making his first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) start at Bristol Motor Speedway (BMS) in the No. 51 SEM Products Chevy. While this will be Allgaier's first time at ...FULL STORY »
NASCAR Driver Greg Biffle (Meguiar's) - Photo Credit: Jerry Markland/Getty Images
Greg Biffle 2014 NSCS Food City 500 Race Preview
Posted 03.12.14
Greg Biffle - Bristol Advance Team: No. 16 Meguiar’s Ford Fusion Crew Chief: Matt Puccia Primary Chassis: RK-885  Brand new chassis Backup Chassis: RK-863  Last ran Kansas – finished 13th ADVANCE NOTES ·        Biffle at Bristol    o   Biffle has 22 Sprint Cup Series starts at Bristol, earning six top-five and 12 top-10 finishes.  He has an average starting position ...FULL STORY »
2014 NSCS Driver Danica Patrick (GoDaddy) - Photo Credit: Jerry Markland/Getty Images
Danica Patrick – Looking to Get Found
Posted 03.12.14
KANNAPOLIS, N.C. (March 12, 2014) – With the madness of Daytona Speedweeks and the two-week West Coast swing now complete, the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series moves into a bit of a normal stretch. Teams and drivers spent 12 days in Daytona Beach, Fla., preparing for the 56th Daytona 500, and then the ...FULL STORY »


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