Articles tagged ‘NASCAR Sprint Cup Series’

Nov 06

NBC Sports Group Adds Reporters Dave Burns & Mike Massaro to NASCAR Broadcast Team

NBC Sports Group Experienced Motorsports Reporters Join Marty Snider and Kelli Stavast to Round Out NBC Sports’ Sprint Cup and XFINITY Series Pit Crew, Starting in 2015 STAMFORD, Conn. — November 6, 2014 — NBC Sports Group has reached agreements with motorsports reporters Dave Burns and Mike Massaro, who will join NBC’s multiplatform NASCAR coverage in 2015.  In addition to covering pit road during Sprint Cup and XFINITY Series action on NBC and NBCSN, Massaro and Burns will contribute to NASCAR AMERICA on NBCSN, as well as handle assignments throughout various NBC Sports properties.  The announcement was made today by Sam Flood, Executive Producer, NBC Sports and NBCSN. “We’ve known Dave Burns for a long time, and are excited to welcome back his ability to make strong ... FULL STORY »

Denny Hamlin 2014 NSCS Quicken Loans 500(k) Race Preview

Denny Hamlin, driver of the #11 FedEx Ground Toyota, stands in the garage area during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond International Raceway on April 25, 2014 in Richmond, Virginia. - Photo Credit Drew Hallowell/Getty Images RACE INFO: Event: Quicken Loans 500 Date/Time: Nov. 9/1:00 p.m. MT 2013 winner: Kevin Harvick 2013 polesitter: Jimmie Johnson Distance: 312 laps/312 miles Track Length: 1 mile Banking: 9/11 degrees Track Shape:  Oval EXPRESS NOTES: Texas Recap: Denny Hamlin finished 10th in Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Texas ... FULL STORY »

Jamie McMurray, Kyle Larson 2014 NSCS Quicken Loans 500(k) Race Previews

2014 NSCS Chip Ganassi Racing Drivers Jamie McMurray and Kyle Larson - Photo Credit: Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates Advance Notes RACE SETUP Race: Quicken Loans Race for Heroes 500 Track: Phoenix International Raceway (1.0- mile tri-oval) Drivers: @jamiemcmurray, @KyleLarsonRacin Cars: No. 1 LiftMaster Chevrolet SS, No. 42 Target Chevrolet SS Television: Sunday, Nov. 9 – ESPN (3 p.m. ET) Social: ... FULL STORY »

McDowell Homecoming at Phoenix

2014 NSCS Driver Michael McDowell (Leavine Family Racing) - Photo Credit: Jeff Curry/Getty Images Leavine Family Racing Honors Team Veterans Heading into Final Two Races CONCORD, N.C. (November 6, 2014) – NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Michael McDowell will be returning to his hometown this week as the Leavine Family Racing team heads to Phoenix ... FULL STORY »

Kurt Busch – A Homecoming, of Sorts

2014 NSCS Driver Kurt Busch (Haas Automation) - Photo Credit: Jeff Zelevenasky/Getty Images KANNAPOLIS, N.C. (Nov. 5, 2014) –  Growing up in Las Vegas, Kurt Busch spent the early years of his career competing at tracks along the West Coast. And when he wasn’t behind the wheel of his racecar, the driver of the ... FULL STORY »

Justin Allgaier 2014 NSCS Quicken Loans 500(k) Race Preview

Justin Allgaier (BRANDT) Justin Allgaier No. 51 BRANDT Professional Agriculture Chevrolet Phoenix International Raceway Quicken Loans 500 | November 9, 2014 Heading to the Desert...Justin Allgaier will make his third NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) start at Phoenix International Raceway (PIR) on Sunday afternoon. ... FULL STORY »

Watkins Glen International Set to Repave in 2015

Watkins Glen International Logo WATKINS GLEN, NY (November 5, 2014) – Watkins Glen International President Michael Printup announced Wednesday that the historic track will conduct a repaving project in the summer of 2015. It is the first time the track will be repaved since ... FULL STORY »

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Toyota NASCAR Tidbits – Nov. 3 – 9, 2014
Posted 11.05.14
TWO TO GO:  Two Camry drivers are competing in the ‘Eliminator’ round of this year’s Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) championship playoff.  Denny Hamlin is tied for the series point’s lead while Matt Kenseth sits fifth (-13 points) in the title hunt after Texas.  Less than 20 ...FULL STORY »
2014 NSCS Driver Reed Sorenson on track in the No. 36 Tommy Baldwin Racing Chevrolet SS - Photo Credit: Elsa/Getty Images
Reed Sorenson 2014 NSCS Quicken Loans 500(k) Race Preview
Posted 11.05.14
MOORESVILLE, N.C. (November 5, 2014) - Reed Sorenson will pilot the No. 36 Chevrolet SS this weekend in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Phoenix International Raceway. FLASR, the 4-oz. pocketsize, portable spittoon, will join Sorenson and Tommy Baldwin Racing (TBR) as the primary sponsor partner for the event. Sorenson has ...FULL STORY »
2014 NSCS Driver Michael Annett (Accell Construction) - Photo Credit: Christian Petersen/Getty Images
Michael Annett 2014 NSCS Quicken Loans 500(k) Race Preview
Posted 11.05.14
MOORESVILLE, N.C. (October 1, 2014) - NASCAR Sprint Cup Series rookie Michael Annett and his No. 7 Accell Construction Chevrolet SS team will compete this weekend at Phoenix International Raceway, aiming to turn two consecutive top-25 finishes into three in a row. Annett and his Tommy Baldwin Racing team are heading to Phoenix ...FULL STORY »
2014 NSCS Driver Danica Patrick (GoDaddy) - Photo Credit: Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images
Danica Patrick – Home Game II
Posted 11.05.14
KANNAPOLIS, N.C. (Nov. 5, 2014) – Back in February, the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series headed to Phoenix International Raceway for race number two of 36. This weekend, it will return to Phoenix of the second-to-last race of the year – the Phoenix 500k. For Danica Patrick, driver of the No. 10 ...FULL STORY »
2014 NSCS Driver Ricky Stenhouse Jr (Cargill) - Photo Credit: Chris Graythen/Getty Images
Ricky Stenhouse Jr 2014 NSCS Quicken Loans 500(k) Race Preview
Posted 11.05.14
Ricky Stenhouse Jr. – Phoenix  Advance Team: No. 17 Cargill/Fry’s Ford Fusion Crew Chief: Mike Kelley Primary Chassis: RK- 882 - last raced at Loudon 2 – finished 39th. Backup Chassis: RK- 877 – last raced at Loudon - finished ninth. Stenhouse at Phoenix o   Stenhouse has three career starts at PIR, completing 940 of 940 laps (100%) with an ...FULL STORY »
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Goodyear Racing 2014 Phoenix Int’l Raceway NASCAR (Nov.) Tire Fast Facts
Posted 11.05.14
GOODYEAR TIRE NOTES NASCAR Sprint Cup Series -- Race No. 35 – Quicken Loans Race for Heroes 500 NASCAR Nationwide Series -- Race No. 32 – DAV 200 Honoring America's Veterans NASCAR Camping World Truck Series -- Race No. 21 -- Lucas Oil 150 Phoenix International Raceway (1.0-mile oval) – Avondale, Ariz. Fast Facts for ...FULL STORY »
NASCAR issues penalties against No. 5 and No. 24 teams
Posted 11.04.14
NASCAR today announced much-anticipated penalties following Sunday's post-race fracas at Texas Motor Speedway involving Brad Keselowski, Jeff Gordon and others, assessing penalties to crew members from the No. 5 and No. 24 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series teams. Jeremy Fuller, a crew member with the No. 5 car (driven by Kasey ...FULL STORY »
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Hendrick Motorsports Will Not Appeal Penalties Announced Today by NASCAR
Posted 11.04.14
CONCORD, N.C. (Nov. 4, 2014) – Hendrick Motorsports will not appeal penalties announced today by NASCAR related to a post-race incident Sunday evening at Texas Motor Speedway. “With NASCAR’s new Chase format, we’re seeing an unprecedented level of intensity every single week,” said Rick Hendrick, owner of Hendrick Motorsports. “Emotions run ...FULL STORY »
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NASCAR Penalizes Crew Members And Crew Chiefs From The No. 5 and No. 24 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Teams
Posted 11.04.14
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Nov. 4, 2014) — NASCAR has assessed penalties to crew members from the No. 5 and No. 24 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series teams for their involvement in post-race incidents on Nov. 2 at Texas Motor Speedway. In addition, the crew chiefs from those two teams also have ...FULL STORY »

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