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Oct 10
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Dale Earnhardt Jr.: Pressure’s off after calamity in Kansas; Thursday Charlotte Notebook

2014 NSCS Driver Jimmie Johnson - Photo Credit: Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images CONCORD, N.C.— When is a 39th-place finish at Kansas Speedway like a victory in the Daytona 500? Answer: When it takes the pressure off Dale Earnhardt Jr. No, that’s not a joke. Though a blown tire and a hard shot into the Turn 4 wall at Kansas made staying in the Chase an uphill battle for the driver of the No. 88 Chevrolet, Earnhardt comes to Saturday night’s Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway with a clearly defined set of circumstances and, consequently, a lower degree of stress. At this point, the surest way for Earnhardt to survive elimination from the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup is to win one of the next two races. “I feel less pressure now, I ... FULL STORY »

Trevor Bayne Fails To Qualify For Cup Race At Charlotte; Plus Qualifying Nuggets:

2014 NNS Driver Trevor Bayne (AdvoCare) - Photo Credit: Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images Surely, it was a day of mixed emotions for Trevor Bayne at Charlotte (N.C.) Motor Speedway. He was fastest in the first NASCAR Nationwide Series practice, his wife, Ashton finished fourth in the Better Half Dash, claimed eighth in final ... FULL STORY »

Toyota Racing 2014 NSCS Bank of America 500 Post-Qualifying Recaps

Toyota Racing Logo KYLE BUSCH, No. 18 Doublemint Toyota Camry, Joe Gibbs Racing Starting Position: 1st How strong was the car in qualifying? "It seemed like the guy that was the most consistent was able to win the pole tonight.  I think we had a .38 ... FULL STORY »

Ford Racing 2014 NSCS Bank of America 500 Post-Qualifying Recaps

Ford Racing Logo BRAD KESELOWSKI – No. 2 Detroit Genuine Parts Ford Fusion – “We’ve been off a little bit in qualifying trim since we’ve been here, but I thought our race trim was really good in practice and that’s the most important ... FULL STORY »

Team Chevy 2014 NSCS Bank of America 500 Post-Qualifying Recaps

Team Chevy Logo JEFF GORDON, NO. 24 DRIVE TO END HUNGER CHEVROLET SS – QUALIFIED 2ND ON THE SPEEDS: “Oh my gosh. It’s so fast; so much grip and so much commitment. Luckily our Drive to End Hunger Chevrolet had a lot of grip, too. ... FULL STORY »

2014 NSCS Bank of America 500 Starting Lineup

2014 NSCS Driver Kyle Busch on track in the No. 18 Doublemint Toyota Camry - Photo Credit: Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images Kurt Busch smashed the previous NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) qualfying track record (195.624mph - set by Denny Hamlin in May of 2013) at Charlotte Motor Speedway with a qualifying lap speed of 198.771mph, in round two of qualifying. But, it ... FULL STORY »

2014 NSCS Bank of America 500 Q&A with Denny Hamlin

Denny Hamlin, DRIVER of the #11 FedEx Ground Toyota, speaks with the media during a press conference prior to practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on October 9, 2014 in Charlotte, North Carolina. - Photo Credit: Tim Bradbury/Getty Images DENNY HAMLIN, No. 11 FedEx Ground Toyota Camry, Joe Gibbs Racing How do you feel coming into Charlotte? "Obviously, we had a good start -- a decent start to this first race in this round.  A lot of guys have shown a ... FULL STORY »



2014 NSCS Driver Austin Dillon (DOW) - Photo Credit: Sarah Glenn/Getty Images
Austin Dillon Looking To Carry Momentum At Charlotte Motor Speedway
Posted 10.09.14
On the heels of his fourth top-10 finish of the year last weekend at Kansas Speedway, Sunoco rookie candidate Austin Dillon posted the second-fastest time in opening Sprint Cup Series practice Thursday afternoon at Charlotte (N.C.) Motor Speedway. In a sport where momentum is everything, the practice effort was not ...FULL STORY »
Kasey Kahne, DRIVER of the #5 Pepsi Chevrolet, speaks with the media after practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on October 9, 2014 in Charlotte, North Carolina. - Photo Credit: Tim Bradbury/Getty Images
2014 NSCS Bank of America 500 Q&A with Kasey Kahne
Posted 10.09.14
KASEY KAHNE, NO. 5 PEPSI CHEVROLET SS, met with members of the media at Charlotte Motor Speedway and discussed his chances this weekend at Charlotte Motor Speedway, his thoughts on Danica Patrick’s progress this season and many other topics. TALK ABOUT YOUR ANNUAL 5K THAT IS THIS WEEKEND: “10:00 AM Sunday morning ...FULL STORY »
(Left) Five-time Talladega Superspeedway winner Dale Earnhardt, Jr., joins the lineup for NASCAR’s Most Competitive Track’s Fan Q&A on Sunday, Oct.19, along with two-time TSS winner Donnie Allison (Center) and two time TSS winning crew chief and current NASCAR on FOX analyst Larry McReynolds (right). About Talladega Superspeedway
Dale Earnhardt, Jr., Donnie Allison & Larry McReynolds Complete Lineup for Talladega’s Pre-Race Fan Question & Answer Session Sunday, Oct. 19
Posted 10.09.14
Joins Drivers Jimmie Johnson, Joey Logano, Danica Patrick, Gregg Biffle & Aric Almirola. TALLADEGA, AL – NASCAR’s Most Popular driver and five-time Talladega Superspeedway winner Dale Earnhardt, Jr., along with two popular individuals with Alabama ties, have joined a stellar list of NASCAR personalities as part of the track’s Pre-Race Fan ...FULL STORY »
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Auto Club 400 Tickets on Sale Monday, Oct. 13
Posted 10.09.14
Save Now with Early Bird Pricing FONTANA, Calif. (Oct. 9, 2014) – On Monday, Oct. 13, race fans can take advantage of early bird pricing for NASCAR’s 2015 return to Southern California by purchasing tickets to the Auto Club 400 weekend, March 20-22, at Auto Club Speedway. For as low as $35, ...FULL STORY »
2014 NSCS Driver Kevin Harvick (Budweiser) - Photo Credit: Daniel Shirey/Getty Images
2014 NSCS Bank of America 500 First Practice Session Speeds
Posted 10.09.14
Thursday afternoon at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Kevin Harvick, with a lap speed of 196.192mph, was the quickest during the first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) practice session for Saturday night's Bank of America 500. Series Rookie of the Year (ROTY) contender, Austin Dillon, with a lap speed of 196.107mph, was second quickest; ...FULL STORY »
Joey Logano, driver of the #22 Shell-Pennzoil Ford - Photo Credit: Jerry Markland/Getty Images
2014 NSCS Bank of America 500 Q&A with Joey Logano
Posted 10.09.14
Joey Logano, driver of the No. 22 Shell/Pennzoil Ford Fusion, is coming off a win in last week’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Kansas Speedway.  Logano held a Q&A session with members of the media at Charlotte Motor Speedway to discuss advancing to the Eliminator Road and other issues. JOEY ...FULL STORY »
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Larson Leans on McMurray at Martinsville
Posted 10.09.14
MARTINSVILLE, Va. (Oct. 9, 2014) - NASCAR Sprint Cup Series rookie of the year candidate Kyle Larson has found immediate success at nearly every track the circuit visits. Martinsville Speedway is not one of them. The Elk Grove, Calif., native will make his third career start at the historic half-mile speedway ...FULL STORY »
Ryan Newman, driver of the #31 Caterpillar Chevrolet, left, talks with crew chief Lucas Lambert in the garage area - Photo Credit: Joe Robbins/Getty Images
2014 NSCS Bank of America 500 Q&A with Ryan Newman
Posted 10.09.14
RYAN NEWMAN, NO. 31 CATERPILLAR CHEVROLET SS, met with members of the media today at Charlotte Motor Speedway to discuss the Chase for the Sprint Cup, thoughts on next week’s race at Talladega, the challenges of Charlotte Motor Speedway and other topics. YOU’VE BEEN ADAMANTLY SAYING YOU NEED AN EIGHTH-PLACE FINISH. ...FULL STORY »
Dale Earnhardt Jr., driver of the #88 Diet Mountain Dew/National Guard Chevrolet, sits in his car - Photo Credit: Todd Warshaw/Getty Images for NASCAR
2014 NSCS Bank of America 500 Q&A with Dale Earnhardt Jr
Posted 10.09.14
DALE EARNHARDT, JR., NO. 88 DIET MOUNTAIN DEW CHEVROLET SS, met with members of the media at Charlotte Motor Speedway and discussed his outlook for this weekend at Charlotte Motor Speedway, his surprise birthday party and many other topics. TALK ABOUT YOUR MINDSET COMING INTO CHARLOTTE MOTOR SPEEDWAY, OBVIOUSLY A BIG ...FULL STORY »


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