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Mar 14
Friday

Toyota Racing 2014 NSCS Food City 500 Post-Qualifying Recaps

Toyota Racing Logo 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 faster.  Darian (Grubb, crew chief) just made an excellent call with our adjustments and the team stepped up.  We were pretty strategic in how we executed that qualifying session and (Brad) Keselowski obviously had some laps on his tires put one down there.  We thought that it was going to be one and done for us -- we felt like one good effort in that final round, but luckily we didn’t have to ... FULL STORY »

Denny Hamlin Knocks Team Penske Off Qualifying Game At Bristol Motor Speedway

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 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 ... FULL STORY »

Jeff Gordon Leads Team Chevy in Qualifying at Bristol Motor Speedway

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 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 ... FULL STORY »

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 ... 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 (Quicken Loans) - 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 Driver Kyle Busch (Skittles) - Photo Credit: Jerry Markland/Getty Images
2014 NSCS Food City 500 Q&A with Driver Kyle Busch
Posted 03.14.14
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 change that around a little bit and get back to ...FULL STORY »
2014 NSCS Driver Dale Earnhardt Jr (National Guard) - Photo Credit: Jerry Markland/Getty Images
2014 NSCS Food City 500 Q&A with Driver Dale Earnhardt Jr
Posted 03.14.14
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 SEASON THIS SEASON, TALK ABOUT YOUR MINDSET COMING HERE. YOU’VE ...FULL STORY »
NSCS Driver Matt Kenseth stands in the garage area - Photo Credit: Todd Warshaw/Getty Images
2014 NSCS Food City 500 Q&A with Matt Kenseth
Posted 03.14.14
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 repaved it or put new concrete on it. It’s one that ...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 »
2014 NSCS No. 40 CRC Brakeleen Chevrolet SS
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 »
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 »


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