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Oct 27
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Runner-up finish is a mixed blessing for Jeff Gordon

2014 NSCS Driver Jeff Gordon (AARP Drive to End Hunger) - Photo Credit: Jerry Markland/Getty Images MARTINSVILLE, Va.— Finishing second to Hendrick Motorsports teammate Dale Earnhardt Jr. wasn’t without substantial benefits to Jeff Gordon. When Gordon crossed the finish line .344 seconds behind Earnhardt in the Goody’s Headache Relief Shot 500 at Martinsville Speedway on Sunday, he did so as the new leader in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup. With Earnhardt, a non-Chase driver, winning the first race of the Chase’s Eliminator Round, Gordon goes to Texas and Phoenix two solid finishes away from advancing to the championship race at Homestead-Miami Speedway. But Gordon narrowly missed the major prize, a victory that would have locked him into the season finale ahead of a test session at Homestead. In one respect, Gordon can blame himself for the second-place ... FULL STORY »

Dale Earnhardt Jr. Wins At Martinsville As Calamity Strikes Chase Favorites

Dale Earnhardt Jr., driver of the #88 National Guard Chevrolet, celebrates in Victory Lane after winning during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Goody's Headache Relief Shot 500 at Martinsville Speedway on October 26, 2014 in Martinsville, Virginia. - Photo Credit: Jonathan Moore/Getty Images MARTINSVILLE, Va.— On a day that saw two of the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup favorites suffer potentially catastrophic problems, Dale Earnhardt Jr. stole a victory from the title contenders on Sunday, passing Tony Stewart for the lead with ... FULL STORY »

2014 NSCS Goody’s 500 Race Results & Point Standings

Dale Earnhardt Jr., driver of the #88 National Guard Chevrolet, leads a pack of cars during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Goody's Headache Relief Shot 500 at Martinsville Speedway on October 26, 2014 in Martinsville, Virginia. - Photo Credit: Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images After a red flag and then a 5-lap dash to the finish, it was Dale Earnhardt, Jr., holding off - by 0.344 seconds - his fellow Hendrick Motorsports' teammate, Jeff Gordon, to win Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) Goody's ... FULL STORY »

2014 NSCS Goody’s 500 Second Practice Session Speeds

Jimmie Johnson, driver of the #48 Lowe's Chevrolet, qualifies for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Goody's Headache Relief Shot 500 at Martinsville Speedway in Martinsville, Virginia. - Photo Credit: Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) teams were up early Saturday morning at Martinsville Speedway for their second Goody's 500 practice session, and posting the fastest lap of the session was the 2013 series champion, Jimmie Johnson, with a speed ... FULL STORY »

2014 NSCS Goody’s 500 Q&A with Jeff Gordon

Jeff Gordon, driver of the #24 Drive To End Hunger Chevrolet, drives during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Goody's Headache Relief Shot 500 at Martinsville Speedway on October 24, 2014 in Martinsville, Virginia. - Photo Credit: Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images JEFF GORDON, NO. 24 DRIVE TO END HUNGER CHEVROLET SS met with media and discussed his past success at Martinsville, delivering a millionth meal to a local resident, the Hendrick plane tragedy, the traditional grandfather clock trophy, and more. YESTERDAY YOU ... FULL STORY »

2014 NSCS Goody’s 500 First Practice Session Speeds

Jeff Gordon, driver of the #24 Drive to End Hunger Chevrolet, walks in the garage area - Photo Credit: Christian Petersen/Getty Images Early Friday afternoon at Martinsville Speedway, it was NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) driver, Jeff Gordon - with a lap speed of 99.251 mph - posting the quickest speed during the first Goody's 500 practice session. Posting the second quickest lap ... FULL STORY »

2014 NSCS Goody’s 500 Q&A with Jimmie Johnson

2014 NSCS Driver Jimmie Johnson (Lowe's) - Photo Credit: Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images JIMMIE JOHNSON, NO. 48 LOWE’S CHEVROLET SS, met with members of the media today at Martinsville Speedway. He discussed his outlook on the rest of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, Martinsville’s history in NASCAR, short-track mentalities, readying for 2015 and ... FULL STORY »



Danica Patrick, driver of the No. 10 GoDaddy Breast Cancer Awareness Chevrolet, drives past Dale Earnhardt Jr., driver of the No. 88 Diet Mountain Dew Chevrolet, and Ryan Blaney, driver of the #12 SKF Ford, after an incident during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway on October 19, 2014 in Talladega, Alabama. (Photo Credit: Matt Sullivan / Getty Images)
Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s Sprint Cup title aspirations end at Talladega
Posted 10.20.14
TALLADEGA, Ala.–- As Dale Earnhardt Jr. went spinning madly on the backstretch, careening from the wall to the infield grass, these words painted on the wall appeared clearly on television via his in-car camera: "This is Talladega." As if Earnhardt and the rest of the field of Sunday afternoon’s frenetic NASCAR Sprint ...FULL STORY »
2014 NSCS Driver Jimmie Johnson - Photo Credit: Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images
Jimmie Johnson’s Sprint Cup championship defense ends at Talladega
Posted 10.20.14
TALLADEGA, Ala.— Jimmie Johnson stood on pit road at Talladega Superspeedway late Sunday afternoon and “vividly remembered” missing a meal. It was a luncheon press conference in 2011, the year that a five-year Johnson reign as NASCAR champ was coming to an end, with Tony Stewart and Carl Edwards in a ...FULL STORY »
Jeff Gordon, driver of the #24 Drive To End Hunger Chevrolet, prepares to drive in practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Sylvania 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on September 20, 2014 in Loudon, New Hampshire. - Photo Credit: Will Schneekloth/Getty Images
Jeff Gordon Slips Into Eliminator Round
Posted 10.20.14
Over the last few laps of the GEICO 500, Jeff Gordon’s campaign for a possible fifth NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship hung by a thread as drivers at Talladega swapped positions. Ultimately, Gordon finished 26th, good enough to keep him in the Chase by three points over Hendrick Motorsports teammate Kasey ...FULL STORY »
Jimmie Johnson, driver of the #48 Lowe's Chevrolet, leads the field during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway on October 19, 2014 in Talladega, Alabama. - Photo Credit: Sean Gardner/Getty Images
Hendrick Motorsports’ Big One Comes In Form Of Elimination From Chase
Posted 10.19.14
Hendrick Motorsports’ Dale Earnhardt Jr., Jimmie Johnson and Kasey Kahne all won NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races in 2014, but they won’t win the championship, after being eliminated from the Chase following Sunday’s GEICO 500 at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway. In a year where Jeff Gordon, the organization’s fourth driver has flourished ...FULL STORY »
Steve Letarte is retiring from his crew chief duties for Dale Earnhardt Jr. at the end of the season, but he's still got a lot left to accomplish this season. (CMS/HHP photo)
Dale Earnhardt Jr. says it’s every man for himself at Talladega
Posted 10.19.14
TALLADEGA, Ala.— For Dale Earnhardt Jr., the only realistic way to keep the championship hopes of the No. 88 team alive is to win Sunday’s GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway (2 p.m. ET on ESPN). If Earnhardt wins, however, there’s a good chance he’ll knock teammate Jimmie Johnson out of the ...FULL STORY »
2014 NSCS Driver Dale Earnhardt Jr - Photo Credit: Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images
2014 NSCS GEICO 500 Q&A with Dale Earnhardt Jr
Posted 10.18.14
DALE EARNHARDT JR., NO. 88 DIET MOUNTAIN DEW CHEVROLET SS, met with members of the media today at Talladega Superspeedway. He discussed his standing in the Chase, needing a winSunday to advance, how to control the race, Talladega preparation and other topics. WHAT’S IT GOING TO TAKE FOR YOU TO GET ...FULL STORY »
Jimmie Johnson, driver of the #48 Lowe's/Kobalt Tools Chevrolet, stands in the garage area during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Oral-B USA 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway on August 29, 2014 in Hampton, Georgia. - Photo Credit: Todd Warshaw/Getty Images
Jimmie Johnson’s Daunting Task
Posted 10.17.14
For practical purposes, if Jimmie Johnson hopes to advance to the Eliminator Round of the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup, he has to win Sunday’s GEICO 500 at Talladega, the cutoff race for the Contender Round. Despite pondering possible strategies for the race, Johnson says he hasn’t come up with ...FULL STORY »
Jimmie Johnson, driver of the #48 Lowe's/Kobalt Tools Chevrolet, stands in the garage area during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Oral-B USA 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway on August 29, 2014 in Hampton, Georgia. - Photo Credit: Todd Warshaw/Getty Images
2014 NSCS GEICO 500 Q&A with Jimmie Johnson
Posted 10.17.14
JIMMIE JOHNSON, NO. 48 LOWE’S CHEVROLET SS, met with members of the media today at Talladega Superspeedway. He discussed the pressures of advancing in the Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship and racing at Talladega, his relationship with crew chief Chad Knaus, drafting at Talladega and other topics.   TALK A LITTLE ...FULL STORY »
2014 NSCS Driver Dale Earnhardt Jr - Photo Credit: Jerry Markland/Getty Images
Dale Earnhardt Jr. hopes to rediscover magic after decade-long ‘Dega drought
Posted 10.16.14
At one point in time, Dale Earnhardt Jr. dominated Talladega Superspeedway in such a way that only one word could describe him: Untouchable. From 2001-04, Earnhardt rattled off a track-record four consecutive victories, followed by two straight runner-up finishes and a fifth checkered flag. A decade has passed since the ...FULL STORY »


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