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Oct 19
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2014 NSCS GEICO 500 Race Results & Point Standings

Brad Keselowski, driver of the #2 Redd's Wicked Apple Ale Ford, celebrates in victory lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway on October 19, 2014 in Talladega, Alabama. - Photo Credit: Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images After a second attempt at a green-white-checkered (flags) finish, it was Brad Keselowski racing his way into victory lane in Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway. And, with his victory, Keselowski advances to the next round - which begins next weekend at Martinsville Speedway - in the "Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship." This was Keselowski's sixth series win of the 2014 season, his sixteenth series career win and his third series win at Talladega Superspeedway. Finishing 0.141 seconds behind Keselowski to finish second was Matt Kenseth, and they were followed by Clint Bowyer finishing third, Landon Cassill fourth and Ryan Newman finished fifth. Rounding out the top-ten finishing positions were Travis Kvapil claiming sixth-place, Kurt Busch seventh, ... FULL STORY »

Kyle Busch Championship Hopes Eliminated Following Big One At Talladega

Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 M&M's Halloween Toyota, sits on the track 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) Just past the halfway point at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway on Sunday afternoon, Kyle Busch’s conservative race strategy backfired, as he became collected in the dreaded “big one” on Lap 103. Busch’s No. 18 M&M Toyota Camry was running at the ... FULL STORY »

Richard Petty Motorsports to Move Race Operations

Richard Petty Motorsports Logo Larger Space Designed for Growth and Opportunity CONCORD, N.C. (October 19, 2014) - Richard Petty Motorsports (RPM) announced today their race operations will move from their current location in Concord, N.C. to Mooresville, N.C. at the end of the 2014 NASCAR ... FULL STORY »

Matt Kenseth To The Back

2014 NSCS Driver Matt Kenseth (Home Depot/Husky) - Photo Credit: Kevin C. Cox/ Getty Images After a precautionary engine change on Saturday, Matt Kenseth will start from the rear of the field in Sunday’s GEICO 500. Kenseth’s crew found issues in the bottom of the engine and made the change, rather than risk a failure ... FULL STORY »

This Time Terry Labonte Means It

Terry Labonte (Photo Credit: Scott Halleran / Getty Images) Terry Labonte sounded serious and sincere on Saturday morning at Talladega Superspeedway when he said Sunday’s GEICO 500 would be his last race in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. Labonte had contracted to run the four 2014 superspeedway races in Go ... FULL STORY »

Dale Earnhardt Jr. says it’s every man for himself at Talladega

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) 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 ... FULL STORY »

Jimmie Johnson Gives Chevrolet Front-Row Starting Position at Talladega

2014 NSCS Driver Jimmie Johnson (Lowe's) - Photo Credit: Todd Warshaw/Getty Images AJ Allmendinger qualifies third as pairing leads Team Chevy contingent TALLADEGA, Ala. (Oct. 18, 2014) – Jimmie Johnson and AJ Allmendinger led Team Chevy’s effortsSaturday in qualifying for the GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway. Johnson, in the No. 48 Lowe’s Chevrolet ... FULL STORY »



Brian Vickers, driver of the #55 Aaron's Dream Machine Toyota, poses after winning the Coors Light Pole Award for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway on October 18, 2014 in Talladega, Alabama. - Photo Credit: Matt Sullivan/Getty Images
Brian Vickers wins Talladega pole in debut of new qualifying format
Posted 10.18.14
TALLADEGA, Ala.— A wild, crazy and often confusing session of knockout qualifying—the first under a new short-session format designed specifically for superspeedways—put Brian Vickers on the pole for Sunday’s GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway. Jimmie Johnson, who likely needs a victory to advance to the Eliminator Round of the Chase for ...FULL STORY »
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Toyota Racing 2014 NSCS GEICO 500 Post-Qualifying Recaps
Posted 10.18.14
BRIAN VICKERS, No. 55 Aaron's Dream Machine Toyota Camry, Michael Waltrip Racing Starting Position: 1st Were you surprised to end up with the pole in this format? "It's crazy.  I thought that coming to three (laps) to go that we had literally no shot.  We were way back -- like a half a ...FULL STORY »
2014 NSCS Dtiver Brian Vickers on Traclk at 'Dega in the No. 55 Aarons Own it Toyota Camry - Photo Credit: Todd Warshaw/Getty Images
2014 NSCS GEICO 500 Starting Lineup
Posted 10.18.14
Early Saturday evening at Talladega Superspeedway, it was Brian Vickers - with a qualifying lap speed of 196.129 mph - capturing the pole for Sunday afternoon's GEICO 500. This was Vickers' first series pole of the 2014 season, his twelfth series career pole and his first series pole at Talladega Superspeedway. The ...FULL STORY »
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Team Chevy 2014 NSCS GEICO 500 Post-Qualifying Recaps
Posted 10.18.14
JIMMIE JOHNSON, NO. 48 LOWE’S CHEVROLET SS – QUALIFIED 2ND WAS THERE ANY STRATEGY BEING PLAYED OUT THERE DURING THAT RUN? “There were a lot of strategies being put into use.  Having to really come through and work out for you is just the toughest thing, because 20 some guys and a ...FULL STORY »
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Ford Racing 2014 NSCS GEICO 500 Post-Qualifying Recaps
Posted 10.18.14
JOEY LOGANO, No. 22 Shell Pennzoil Ford Fusion (Qualified 40th) –  “I think everyone is confused. We worked with Kyle and got a good run and drafted off the right guys and were fast enough to make it but we just didn’t get across the line in time.” AT WHAT POINT ...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 »
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2014 NSCS GEICO 500 Q&A with Terry Labonte
Posted 10.18.14
Terry Labonte, driver of the No. 32 C&J Energy Services Ford Fusion, will be making his 890th and final NASCAR Sprint Cup Series start this weekend in the Geico 500.  The two-time series champion has 22 career victories, including two with Ford Racing in 1989 (Pocono and Talladega) while driving ...FULL STORY »
Clint Bowyer, driver of the No. 15 Pink Lemonade 5Hr Energy benefiting LBBC Toyota, stands in the garage area during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway on October 17, 2014 in Talladega, Alabama. (Photo Credit: Matt Sullivan / Getty Images)
Short Strokes
Posted 10.17.14
Clint Bowyer was fastest in opening NASCAR Sprint Cup Series practice at Talladega, posting a lap at 200.385 mph in the draft, as drivers prepare for the new split-field, short-session qualifying format that will debut at the 2.66-mile speedway on Saturday afternoon. Two other drivers topped the 200 mph mark, Aric ...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 »


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