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Mar 04
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UNC Football Coach Larry Fedora Honorary Pace Car Driver For STP 500

University of North Carolina football coach Larry Fedora - Photo Credit: Streeter Lecka/ Getty Images MARTINSVILLE, Va. (March 4, 2014) – University of North Carolina football coach Larry Fedora became a NASCAR fan watching the sport on television. He fell head-over-heels in love with it during a trip to Martinsville Speedway last spring. “Last year at Martinsville was my first short-track race and it was phenomenal,” said Fedora. “That’s where it’s at. It’s non-stop action all the time. It’s exciting and high-tempo. It’s pretty special at Martinsville.” Fedora will be in the middle of all the Martinsville action, at least for a few laps, as the honorary pace car driver for the STP 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup race on March 30. “I’m extremely excited … I really can’t tell you how excited I am,” Fedora said of his upcoming ... FULL STORY »

Koch Rolls the Dice on New Qualifying Procedure in Vegas

2014 NSCS Driver Blake Koch on track in the No. 35 MDS Ford Fusion - Photo Credit: Chris Trotman/Getty Images Sunday's Race Would Be Rookie's First Cup Start at 1.5-Mile Desert Track STATESVILLE, MARCH 4, 2014 - Blake Koch, driver of the No. 35 MDS Transport Ford, comments on racing at Las Vegas Motor Speedway: "This new qualifying procedure is definitely making ... FULL STORY »

Las Vegas Can Show Off-Season Upgrades for 34 Team

2014 NSCS No. 34 Taco Bell Live Mas Ford Fusion Barletta and Schwarze Join Ragan as Associates at First 1.5-Mile Track STATESVILLE, MARCH 4, 2014 - David Ragan, driver of the No. 34 Taco Bell Ford, comments on racing at Las Vegas Motor Speedway: "The mile-and-a-half tracks have definitely been what Front ... FULL STORY »

Gilliland Hikes Grand Canyon en Route to Las Vegas

No. 38 Love's Travel Stops Ford Fusion Weekend Will Show Love's Team's Competitiveness on 1.5-Mile Tracks STATESVILLE, MARCH 4, 2014 - David Gilliland will take a detour -- on foot -- on his way to Las Vegas Motor Speedway this week. The driver of the No. 38 Love's ... FULL STORY »

Kurt Busch’s Indianapolis 500 Entry ‘A Dream Come True’

NSCS Driver Kurt Busch in the No. 1 Andretti Autosport Chevrolet During Indianapolis Motor Speedway Test on May 8th, 2013 - Photo Credit: Paul Powell/Catchfence For Kurt Busch, competing in the Indianapolis 500 mile race wasn't a goal until recently because he never envisioned it was attainable. On March 4, Busch announced he is one step closer to achieving that goal. The 2004 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series ... FULL STORY »

Las Vegas Will Mark 300th Cup Start For Martin Truex Jr.

2014 NSCS Driver Martin Truex Jr - Photo Credit: Sean Gardner/Getty Images “I am only 33 and have a lot more years in me. I feel the best is still yet to come as a driver.” - Martin Truex Jr. DENVER, Colo. (March 4, 2014) -- Martin Truex Jr. will make his 300th ... FULL STORY »

Kurt Busch to Attempt the “Double” with 2014 Indy 500 Entry

NSCS Driver Kurt Busch in the No. 1 Andretti Autosport Chevrolet During Indianapolis Motor Speedway Test on May 8th, 2013 - Photo Credit: Paul Powell/Catchfence New York (March 4, 2014) - It has been over a decade since it was last completed, but this May NASCAR Champion Kurt Busch will endeavor to become only the fourth driver in history to contest the "Double" - competing ... FULL STORY »



Brian Vickers, driver of the #55 Aaron's Dream Machine Toyota, sits in his car - Photo Credit: Jerry Markland/Getty Images
Brian Vickers 2014 NSCS Kobalt 400 Race Preview
Posted 03.03.14
CORNELIUS, N.C. — No. 55 Aaron’s Dream Machine Toyota driver Brian Vickers and his Michael Waltrip Racing team visit Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Sunday for the 400-mile NASCAR Sprint Cup race. The No. 55 raced well in the first two races of the 2014 season, but with little result. A multi-car accident at ...FULL STORY »
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Richard Petty Receives North Carolina Winner’s Circle Award
Posted 03.03.14
North Carolina Tourism Trailblazers Receive Winner's Circle Awards at Annual Governor's Conference on Tourism COURTESY OF N.C. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE: CHARLOTTE, N.C.- Governor Pat McCrory and the NC Division of Tourism, Film and Sports Development announced today the recipients of the Winner's Circle awards, given annually since 2004 to people who have ...FULL STORY »
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Motorsports This Week on ESPN
Posted 03.03.14
NASCAR Nationwide Series at Las Vegas Live on ESPN2 The NASCAR Nationwide Series moves to the 1.5-mile Las Vegas Motor Speedway for a 300-mile race on Saturday, March 8, and ESPN2 will have a live telecast. NASCAR Countdown airs at 4 p.m. ET while the green flag will fly at 4:31 p.m.  The race telecast will air ...FULL STORY »
NSCS Driver Casey Mears (GEICO) - Photo Credit: Chris Graythen/Getty Images
Casey Mears Departs Phoenix 11th in Points after 14th-Place Finish
Posted 03.03.14
Avondale, AZ (March 2, 2014) - Casey Mears and his GEICO team departed Daytona a week ago with a 10th place finish and they eagerly anticipated their arrival in Phoenix.  Many off-season changes, including a switch to Chevrolet and a new technical alliance with Richard Childress Racing, has turned the Germain Racing crew ...FULL STORY »
2014 NSCS Driver Brian Scott on track in the No. 33 Whitetail Chevrolet SS - Photo Credit: Robert Laberge/Getty Images
Brian Scott 2014 NSCS The Profit on CNBC 500 Post-Race Report
Posted 03.03.14
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series The Profit on CNBC 500 presented by Small Business Fueling America Phoenix International Raceway Sunday, March 2, 2014 Race Highlights: Brian Scott started 32nd in The Profit on CNBC 500 presented by Small Business Fueling America. In only his third NASCAR Sprint Cup Series start, Scott finished 32nd. Next ...FULL STORY »
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Richard Childress Racing 2014 NSCS The Profit on CNBC 500 Post-Race Report
Posted 03.03.14
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series The Profit on CNBC 500 presented by Small Business Fueling America Phoenix International Raceway March 2, 2014 Race Highlights: Richard Childress Racing teammates Ryan Newman finished seventh, Paul Menard 23rd and Austin Dillon was 24th. Ryan Newman ranks 15th in the Sprint Cup Series championship point standings, trailing current ...FULL STORY »
2014 Kobalt 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway
2014 March Las Vegas Motor Speedway NASCAR Weekend Track Event Schedule
Posted 03.03.14
LAS VEGAS MOTOR SPEEDWAY 2014 NASCAR SPRINT CUP SERIES NASCAR NATIONWIDE SERIES EVENT SCHEDULE Wednesday, March 5TH 7:00 PM NSCS HAULERS ENTER Thursday, March 6TH 10:00 AM NSCS ...FULL STORY »
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Kevin Harvick Becomes the Winningest NSCS Driver at PIR
Posted 03.02.14
Kevin Harvick became the winningest NASCAR Sprint Cup driver in the history of Phoenix International Raceway Sunday, turning in a dominating performance to win The Profit on CNBC 500, Presented by Small Business Fueling America. Leading 224 of the 312 laps, Harvick averaged 109.229 mph and held off attacks from Daytona 500 ...FULL STORY »
Kurt Busch, driver of the #41 Haas Automation Chevrolet, makes a pit stop during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series The Profit On CNBC 500 at Phoenix International Raceway on March 2, 2014 in Avondale, Arizona. - Photo Credit: Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images
Kurt Busch’s Day Spoiled by Engine Failure
Posted 03.02.14
Haas Automation Driver Finishes 39th at Phoenix Date: March 2, 2014 Event: The Profit on CNBC 500k (Round 2 of 36) Series: NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Location: Phoenix International Raceway (1-mile oval) Start/Finish: 10th/39th (Engine, completed 292 of 312 laps) Winner: Kevin Harvick of Stewart-Haas Racing (Chevrolet) Kurt Busch and the No. 41 Haas Automation team watched ...FULL STORY »


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