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Articles tagged ‘NASCAR Sprint Cup Series’

Nov 09
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Brad Keselowski focused on making final four

Brad Keselowski, driver of the #2 Miller Lite Ford, prepares to drive during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series FedEx 400 Benefiting Autism Speaks at Dover International Speedway on May 30, 2014 in Dover, Delaware. - Photo Credit: Todd Warshaw/Getty Images AVONDALE, Ariz. – The most pressing questions of the weekend at Phoenix International Raceway are in order: 1. Why does everyone seem to hate Brad Keselowski? 2. Will anyone be so bold as to turn the No. 2 Ford Fusion into the wall during Sunday’s Quicken Loans Race for Heroes 500? The answers to Question 1 range from jealousy to contempt. The answers for Question 2 range from unlikely to never say never. For his part, Keselowski doesn’t really seem to care. -- not about what others think and not about actions beyond his control. His focus remains solely on winning at Phoenix and finding a way into the final four for Ford Championship ... FULL STORY »

Denny Hamlin embraces second chance at a title

2014 NSCS Driver Denny Hamlin (FedEx Ground) - Photo Credit: Jerry Markland/Getty Images AVONDALE, Ariz. -- Unless and until Denny Hamlin wins his first Sprint Cup championship, the legacy of Phoenix International Raceway and the 2010 season will haunt one of NASCAR’s most successful drivers. But failure to seize opportunity had to be ... FULL STORY »

2014 NSCS Quicken Loans 500(k) Final Practice Session Speeds

Jamie McMurray, driver of the #1 LIFTMASTER Chevrolet, walks in the garage area during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Quicken Loans Race for Heroes 500 at Phoenix International Raceway in Avondale, Arizona. - Photo Credit: Matt Sullivan Photography/Getty Images The final NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) Quicken Loans 500(k) practice session held Saturday afternoon concluded with Jamie McMurray - with a lap speed of 137.106 MPH - showing the fastest way around Phoenix International Raceway. Kevin Harvick, with a lap speed ... FULL STORY »

Marcos Ambrose Looks Back on NASCAR Career

Marcos Ambrose, driver of the #9 Stanley Ford, walks in the garage area during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kansas. - Photo Credit: Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images Marcos Ambrose, driver of the No. 9 Stanley Ford Fusion, has two races remaining in his NASCAR Sprint Cup Series career before heading back to his native Australia, where he will compete for Roger Penske and Dick Johnson next year ... FULL STORY »

2014 NSCS Quicken Loans 500(k) Second Practice Session Speeds

2014 NSCS Driver Kevin Harvick exiting car Kevin Harvick, with a lap speed of 138.403 MPH, was the quickest early Saturday at the conclusion of the second NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) practice session for Sunday's Quicken Loans 500(k) at Phoenix International Raceway. Second quickest was Brad Keselowski ... FULL STORY »

Another Uphill Battle For Carl Edwards

2014 NSCS Driver Carl Edwards (Fastenal) - Photo Credit: Sean Gardner/Getty Images Carl Edwards kept his championship hopes alive with a remarkable rally last Sunday at Texas Motor Speedway. Two laps down in 30th place late in the AAA Texas 500, Edwards took advantage of a wave-around, a free pass as the ... FULL STORY »

Despite Chase lead, Joey Logano focused on winning at Phoenix International Raceway

Joey Logano, driver of the #22 Shell-Pennzoil Ford, stands in the garage area during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Oral-B USA 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway in Hampton, Georgia. - Photo Credit: Jonathan Moore/Getty Images PHOENIX, Ariz.— Of the drivers who have dominated the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series this season, Joey Logano is in the most comfortable position as the final race in the Chase’s Eliminator Round approaches. Logano, the Chase leader, can lock up one ... 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 discusses Brad Keselowski brawl, chances at Championship advancement
Posted 11.08.14
AVONDALE, Ariz. – What in the world was Jeff Gordon seeking when he confronted Brad Keselowski in the heat of the moment following last week’s late-race incident in Texas that left bodies and title hopes bloodied? “Just to have a conversation to discuss it,” Gordon said following practice for the Quicken ...FULL STORY »
2014 NSCS Driver Kevin Harvick - Photo Credit Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images
Kevin Harvick explains push, readies for Phoenix International Raceway
Posted 11.08.14
AVONDALE, Ariz.— Saying that he has “no problem” with the way Brad Keselowski races, Kevin Harvick attempted to set the record straight about last weekend’s post-race shove that fueled an already-heated situation between Jeff Gordon and Keselowski. “I have no problem with the move and the way Brad races,” Harvick said. ...FULL STORY »
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Toyota Racing 2014 NSCS Quicken Loans 500(k) Post-Qualifying Recaps
Posted 11.07.14
DENNY HAMLIN, No. 11 FedEx Ground Toyota Camry, Joe Gibbs Racing Starting Position:  1st Are you surprised the lap time you ran stuck and you got the pole? "I definitely didn't think it was, but I was really hoping to back up what we ran the previous run.  I hit my marks perfectly ...FULL STORY »
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Ford Racing 2014 NSCS Quicken Loans 500(k) Post-Qualifying Recaps
Posted 11.07.14
CARL EDWARDS – No. 99 Fastenal Ford Fusion – “I hate to admit it, but I’m very happy with 13th.  We were about a 25th-place car in practice and I was nervous about this and it went well, so that’s good.  I’m telling you, we’re within striking distance.  We’re better ...FULL STORY »
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Team Chevy 2014 NSCS Quicken Loans 500(k) Post-Qualifying Recaps
Posted 11.07.14
JEFF GORDON, NO. 24 AXALTA CHEVROLET SS – QUALIFIED 7TH For qualifying, we didn’t have any expectations there. We definitely expected the car to be a little better in practice today. It had such good grip in the middle when we were testing, and that’s where we were lacking today. The ...FULL STORY »
2014 NSCS Driver Denny Hamlin (FedEx Ground) - Photo Credit: Jerry Markland/Getty Images
2014 NSCS Quicken Loans 500(k) Starting Lineup
Posted 11.07.14
Friday night at Phoenix International Raceway, Denny Hamlin - with a qualifying lap speed of 142.113 MPH - captured the pole for Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) Quicken Loans 500(k). This was Hamlin's third series pole of the 2014 season, his 20th series career pole and his second series pole ...FULL STORY »
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
2014 NSCS Quicken Loans 500(k) Q&A with Jeff Gordon
Posted 11.07.14
JEFF GORDON, NO. 24 AXALTA CHEVROLET SS, met with members of the media at Phoenix International Raceway (PIR) and discussed last week’s post-race incident with Brad Keselowski, his outlook for this weekend at PIR and many other topics.  ON HIS CHANCES THIS WEEKEND AND BEING IN THE CHAMPIONSHIP RACE AT HOMESTEAD: ...FULL STORY »
2014 NSCS Driver Carl Edwards (Fastenal) - Photo Credit: Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images
2014 NSCS Quicken Loans 500(k) Q&A with Carl Edwards
Posted 11.07.14
Carl Edwards, driver of the No. 99 Fastenal Ford Fusion, has two NASCAR Sprint Cup Series wins at Phoenix International Raceway and a third would guarantee him a spot in the Championship Four at Ford Championship Weekend in Homestead, FL.  Edwards answered questions from the media after today’s practice about ...FULL STORY »
Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Budweiser Chevrolet, stands in the garage area at Dover International Speedway on September 26, 2014 in Dover, Delaware. - Photo Credit: Getty Images
2014 NSCS Quicken Loans 500(k) First Practice Session Speeds
Posted 11.07.14
Kevin Harvick, with a lap speed of 141.521 MPH, was the fastest Friday afternoon during the first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) practice session for Sunday's Quicken Loans 500(k) at Phoenix International Raceway. Series Rookie of the Year (ROTY) contender, Kyle Larson, was second fastest with a lap speed of 141.471 MPH, and ...FULL STORY »


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