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Toyota Racing 2014 NSCS Pure Michigan 400 Post-Qualifying Recaps

Toyota Racing Logo BRIAN VICKERS, No. 55 Aaron's Dream Machine Toyota Camry, Michael Waltrip Racing Starting Position:  4th How was qualifying? "The guys on this Aaron's Dream Machine brought a great race car here.  Man, it's hairy out there running -- so close to wide-open. We have a good Camry for Sunday.  We have a great starting spot.  I'd love to be on the pole, but it wasn't meant to be.  I couldn't be more proud of these guys.  The car is just so fast.  I'm almost wide-open."   Why did you describe qualifying as 'hairy'? "You're just on the edge -- so close to wide-open.  You have less inputs -- if that makes sense -- when you're almost wide-open.  When you're lifting and braking and steering you have three inputs.  ... FULL STORY »

Ford Racing 2014 Pure Michigan 400 Post-Qualifying Recaps

Ford Racing Logo JOEY LOGANO, No. 22 Shell Pennzoil Ford Fusion – QUALIFIED 2nd TALK ABOUT YOUR STARTING POSITION FOR SUNDAY. “Close but didn’t quite make it. Once again. That is our seventh front row start this year, which we are very proud of don’t ... FULL STORY »

Team Chevy 2014 NSCS Pure Michigan 400 Post-Qualifying Recaps

Chevy Bowtie Symbol JEFF GORDON, NO. 24 AXALTA CHEVROLET SS – POLE SITTER “I don’t know how to make it much better than that. This entire Axalta Chevrolet crew just did a phenomenal job. Our first qualifying effort today, and practice, was not good. ... FULL STORY »

2014 NSCS Pure Michigan 400 Starting Lineup

2014 NSCS Driver Jeff Gordon on track at Michigan International Speedway in the No. 24 Axalta Chevrolet SS - Photo Credit: Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images Friday evening at Michigan International Speedway, and for the second consecutive weekend, Jeff Gordon - with a new qualifying track record of 206.558mph - captured the pole for Sunday's Pure Michigan 400. Gordon, who broke Kevin Harvick's June MIS qualifying track ... FULL STORY »

2014 NSCS Pure Michigan 400 Q&A with Jeff Gordon

Jeff Gordon, driver of the #24 Axalta Chevrolet, looks on in the garage area during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Crown Royal Presents The John Wayne Walding 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on July 25, 2014 in Indianapolis, Indiana. - Photo Credit: Rainier Ehrhardt/Getty Images JEFF GORDON, NO. 24 AXALTA CHEVROLET SS met with media and discussed tires during practice, the new rule change announced today by NASCAR, how he tries to keep emotions in check, pit crews as athletes today, and more. TALK ABOUT YOUR EXCITING ... FULL STORY »

2014 NSCS Pure Michigan 400 Q&A with AJ Allmendinger

2014 NSCS Driver AJ Allmendinger on track in the No. 47 Kingsford Chevrolet SS - Photo Credit: Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images AJ ALLMENDINGER, NO. 47 KINGSFORD CHARCOAL CHEVROLET SS, met with members of the media at Michigan International Speedway and discussed the week following his first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series victory, his outlook for the Chase and many other topics. TALK ABOUT ... FULL STORY »

Friday Michigan Notebook Featuring: Stewart-Haas Racing; NASCAR’s New Rule And Ryan Blaney

Stewart Haas Racing's Brett Frood, executive vice president, Greg Zipadelli and Jeff Burton (Photo Credit: Grace Krenrich) Friday Notebook: Stewart-Haas Racing Sets No Timetable For Tony Stewart’s Return: BROOKLYN, Mich.-- Tony Stewart will sit out his second straight NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race of the season this weekend at Michigan International Speedway in a decision made by the three-time ... FULL STORY »



2014 NSCS Driver Carl Edwards (Fastenal) - Photo Credit: Sean Gardner/Getty Images
2014 NSCS Pure Michigan 400 Q&A with Carl Edwards
Posted 08.15.14
Carl Edwards posted the second quickest practice time in the opening Sprint Cup series session at Michigan International Speedway Friday afternoon. Edwards, who has two wins in his career at MIS, met with media members prior to qualifying. CARL EDWARDS, No. 99 Ford EcoBoost Fusion – YOU HAVE HAD SUCCESS HERE ...FULL STORY »
NSCS Driver Jimmie Johnson - Photo Credit: Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images
2014 NSCS Pure Michigan 400 Q&A with Jimmie Johnson
Posted 08.15.14
JIMMIE JOHNSON, NO. 48 LOWE’S /JIMMIE JOHNSON FOUNDATION CHEVROLET SS met with media and discussed recent bad luck, the upcoming Chase, today’s rule change announced by NASCAR, and more. AFTER YOUR WIN HERE AT MICHIGAN IN JUNE, TALK ABOUT YOUR THOUGHTS FOR THIS WEEKEND AND BEING LOCKED INTO THE CHASE “It’s good ...FULL STORY »
Matt Kenseth, driver of the #20 Dollar General Toyota, looks on during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Auto Club 400 at Auto Club Speedway on March 21, 2014 in Fontana, California. - Photo Credit: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images
2014 NSCS Pure Michigan 400 Q&A with Matt Kenseth
Posted 08.15.14
MATT KENSETH, No. 20 Dollar General Toyota Camry, Joe Gibbs Racing How do you feel about this weekend's race? "Just getting ready to get started.  I think, obviously we talk a lot about the track has changed a lot since they paved it.  It seems to be changing a little bit more as ...FULL STORY »
Joey Logano, driver of the #22 Shell-Pennzoil Ford - Photo Credit: Jerry Markland/Getty Images
2014 NSCS Pure Michigan 400 First Practice Session Speeds
Posted 08.15.14
The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) returned to the "Irish Hills" of Michigan on Friday for their first Pure Michigan 400 practice session at Michigan International Speedway (MIS). And, at the end of the session and with the quickest lap speed of 204.545mph, it was Joey Logano at the top of the scoring ...FULL STORY »
2014 NSCS Driver Kyle Larson - Photo Credit: Nick Laham/Getty Images
2014 NSCS Pure Michigan 400 Q&A with Kyle Larson
Posted 08.15.14
KYLE LARSON, NO. 42 TARGET CHEVROLET SS, met with members of the media at Michigan International Speedway and discussed his opportunity to make this year’s Chase for the Sprint Cup, the new rule policy NASCAR announced this morning and many other topics. TALK ABOUT RACING HERE THIS WEEKEND AT MICHIGAN: “I enjoy ...FULL STORY »
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NASCAR Implements New On-Track Incident Procedure For Competitors
Posted 08.15.14
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Aug. 15, 2014) — In its continued efforts to evolve the safety of its sport, NASCAR announced Friday that it will add a rule that addresses on-track incidents as part of its race procedures. The rule, listed as Section 9-16, will be an addendum to the NASCAR rule book and will apply ...FULL STORY »
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2014 NSCS Pure Michigan 400 Q&A with SHR’s Jeff Burton, Greg Zipadelli and Brett Frood
Posted 08.15.14
THE MODERATOR:  Good morning, everyone.  I thank you for your time this morning.  Certainly appreciate it.  Up here is Jeff Burton, our interim driver of the No. 14 car this weekend.  Greg Zipadelli, VP of competition, Stewart Haas Racing, and Brett Frood executive vice president of Stewart Haas Racing. There will be ...FULL STORY »
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Team Penske Announces Extension of Partnership with Alliance Truck Parts
Posted 08.15.14
MOORESVILLE, NC (August 15, 2014) - Team Penske announced today that it has extended its partnership with Alliance Truck Parts (ATP), building on the relationship between the two transportation-based organizations that began in 2010. Under the new multi-year agreement, Alliance Truck Parts will continue to be a primary sponsor of the No. ...FULL STORY »
Ryan Blaney Joins Wood Brothers Racing in the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
Wood Brothers Racing Selects Ryan Blaney to Drive Famous No. 21 Car in 2015
Posted 08.14.14
Forms Alliance with Team Penske  HARRISBURG, N.C., Aug. 14, 2014 – Wood Brothers Racing announces today that it has formed a technical alliance with Team Penske and will race a partial-season schedule in the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series with up-and-coming driver Ryan Blaney. Blaney, who has raced as a Team Penske ...FULL STORY »


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