Articles tagged ‘NASCAR’

Jun 10

Matt Kenseth 2014 NSCS Quicken Loans 400 Race Preview

Matt Kenseth, driver of the #20 Dollar General Toyota, left, talks with crew chief Jason Ratcliff in the garage area - Photo Credit: Jeff Curry/Getty Images Matt Kenseth / No. 20 Dollar General Toyota Preview Quicken Loans 400 at Michigan International Speedway  No. 20 Dollar General Toyota News and Notes: KENSETH BY THE NUMBERS AT MICHIGAN: In 29 Sprint Cup Series career starts at Michigan, Matt Kenseth has an average finish of 9.6 which ranks him second of all active drivers in the series.  He’s completed 5,572 of 5,695 (97.8 percent) career laps, and has led for a total of 284 laps.  Kenseth has earned two wins (2002 & 2006), 12 top-five and 18 top-10 finishes at MIS. JOE GIBBS RACING AT MICHIGAN:  Joe Gibbs Racing has 92 Sprint Cup Series starts at Michigan and has earned seven wins, 28 top-five, and 44 top-ten finishes.  The organization has led for a total ... FULL STORY »

Ricky Stenhouse Jr 2014 NSCS Quicken Loans 400 Race Preview

2014 NSCS Driver Ricky Stenhouse Jr in car - Photo Credit: Robert Laberge/Getty Imsges Ricky Stenhouse Jr – Quicken Loans 400  Advance Team: No. 17 Ecopower Re-Refined Oil Ford Fusion Crew Chief: Mike Kelley Primary Chassis: RK- 882 - last raced at Kansas– finished 22nd. Backup Chassis: RK- 888 - last raced at Bristol- finished second.   ADVANCE NOTES Stenhouse Jr. at Michigan International ... FULL STORY »

MWR’s Scott Miller Confident No. 55 Team Can Close the Deal for the Chase

NSCS No. 55 Crew Chief Scott Miller - Photo Credit: Jerry Markland/Getty Images CORNELIUS, N.C. — The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series visits Michigan International Speedway this weekend with just 12 races remaining before the sport’s 16-team playoffs begin. Michael Waltrip Racing’s two fulltime drivers Brian Vickers and Clint Bowyer are both in the battle ... FULL STORY »

Kyle Busch – Rethinking the Repaves

2014 NSCS Driver Kyle Busch Up Close in Car - Photo Credit: Drew Hallowell/Getty Images HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. (June 10, 2014) – Kyle Busch remembers the day well. It was Aug. 21, 2011, and with just four top-10 finishes to that point in his career at Michigan International Speedway, he found himself outdueling now six-time NASCAR ... FULL STORY »

Raceway’s Steve Page to be Inducted Into West Coast Stock Car Hall of Fame

Sonoma Raceway Logo SONOMA, Calif. (June 10, 2014) – Sonoma Raceway President and General Manager Steve Page will be inducted to the West Coast Stock Car Hall of Fame later this month. Page and four other honorees will be inducted during a gala event at the ... FULL STORY »

Greg Biffle 2014 NSCS Quicken Loans 400 Race Preview

2014 NSCS Driver Greg Biffle - Photo Credit: Sean Gardner/Getty Images Greg Biffle – Michigan Advance Team: No. 16 3M Military Salute Ford Fusion Crew Chief: Matt Puccia Primary Chassis: RK-908  Last ran Charlotte – finished 21st Backup Chassis: RK-879  Last ran Las Vegas – finished 22nd ADVANCE NOTES Biffle at Michigan o   Biffle has 22 Sprint Cup career starts ... FULL STORY »

2014 NSCS Quicken Loans 400 Q&A with Driver Brad Keselowski

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 Brad Keselowski, driver of the No. 2 Miller Lite Ford Fusion for Team Penske, heads home to the Irish Hills of Michigan this weekend for the first of two races at his home track, Michigan International Speedway. Keselowski was the ... FULL STORY »

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Hamlin Has Eyes On Goody’s 500 At Martinsville Speedway
Posted 06.10.14
MARTINSVILLE, Va. (June 10, 2014) – Denny Hamlin doesn’t want to get ahead of himself. He knows he isn’t “officially” locked into the Chase for the Sprint Cup. But with a victory already in hand this season, he knows under the new Chase format, the odds are good he’s in ...FULL STORY »
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Edsel B. Ford, Jason Hedlesky Remember Former Ford Owner Junie Donlavey
Posted 06.10.14
Former Ford owner Junie Donlavey, a Spirit of Ford Award Winner for his contributions to motorsports, passed away last night.  Donlavey fielded Ford vehicles from 1961 until his retirement in 2004 and during that time gave many drivers and crewmen an opportunity to compete on NASCAR’s biggest stage.  Edsel B. Ford, ...FULL STORY »
Jamie McMurray Poses with Executives from Edible Arrangements
Edible Arrangements Enters the Fast Lane Partnering With Cessna and Chip Ganassi Racing
Posted 06.10.14
Brand signage was featured on the No. 1 Cessna Chevrolet SS yesterday at Pocono Raceway  Wallingford, CT (June 10, 2014)— Edible Arrangements, the originator of the fresh fruit bouquet and global category leader, launched its first-time collaboration with Chip Ganassi Racing and Cessna on Monday at the Pocono 400 in Long Pond, PA. ...FULL STORY »
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Lee Brice to Perform Pre-Race Concert for the 56th Annual Coke Zero 400 Powered By Coca-Cola
Posted 06.10.14
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Country music singer and songwriter, Lee Brice, whose list of hits include “A Woman Like You,” “Parking Lot Party,” CMA and ACM Song of the Year “I Drive Your Truck,” and “I Don’t Dance,” will perform an hour-long pre-race concert prior to the 56th annual Coke Zero ...FULL STORY »
2014 NSCS Driver Marcos Ambrose (DeWalt) - Photo Credit: Nick Laham/Getty Images
Ambrose Proving to Be Most Successful Driver in Petty Team History
Posted 06.10.14
One More Top-10 and Ambrose Will Hit Petty Milestone Marcos Ambrose is still looking to get his first oval win, a fact that is not lost on the driver of the No. 9 DEWALT Ford. But, the two-time NASCAR Sprint Cup winner, and former track record holder at Michigan International Speedway, ...FULL STORY »
2014 NSCS Driver Aricl Almirol on track in the No. 43 Smithfield Ford Fusion - Photo Credit: Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images
Almirola Looks for Speed at Michigan to Continue Progress in Points
Posted 06.10.14
Confident in RPM Engineering Department and Roush Yates Engines At Ford Racing's home track, Michigan International Speedway, Aric Almirola and the No. 43 Smithfield team know they will unload with good horse power from Roush Yates Engines. RPM continues to show improvement after adding an engineering team to the roster. Despite ...FULL STORY »
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Virginia’s Donlavey a NASCAR Hero
Posted 06.10.14
Virginia’s roots in NASCAR run deep and one Virginian in particular, W.C. “Junie” Donlavey’s past extends back to NASCAR’s beginnings.  A car owner from 1949 through 2005, the Richmond native who passed away Mondaynight, embodied the spirit of racing. Much of his notoriety came from the conduit he developed, giving young drivers ...FULL STORY »
Ryan Newman, driver of the #31 QuickenLoansBillionDollarBracketChallenge Chevrolet, stands in the garage area during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway on March 14, 2014 in Bristol, Tennessee. - Photo Credit: Jerry Markland/Getty Images
Ryan Newman 2014 NSCS Quicken Loans 400 Race Preview
Posted 06.10.14
Ryan Newman No. 31 Quicken Loans Chevrolet SS Event Preview Fact Sheet This Week's Quicken Loans Chevrolet SS at Michigan International Speedway ... Ryan Newman will drive chassis No. 462 on Sunday at Michigan. Chassis No. 462 has been utilized in two Sprint Cup Series events so far in 2014 (California Speedway - 20th and Kansas ...FULL STORY »
2014 NSCS Driver Paul Menard on track in the No. 27 Pittsburgh Paints Menards Chevy SS - Photo Credit: Chris Trotman/Getty Images
Paul Menard 2014 NSCS Quicken Loans 400 Race Preview
Posted 06.10.14
Paul Menard No. 27 Pittsburgh Paints/Menards Chevrolet SS Event Preview Fact Sheet  This Week's Pittsburgh Paints/Menards Chevrolet at Michigan International Speedway ...Paul Menard will pilot chassis No. 454 in the 400-mile event at Michigan International Speedway. This No. 27 Chevrolet SS was previously raced this year at Las Vegas Motor Speedway and Charlotte ...FULL STORY »

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