Articles tagged ‘NASCAR’

Sep 03

Kyle Busch Above ‘Average’ at Richmond

NSCS Driver Kyle Busch (M&M's) - Photo Credit: Jerry Markland/Getty Images HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. (Sept. 3, 2014) – There are 23 tracks on the 36-race NASCAR Sprint Cup Series schedule. And for most drivers and teams, there are some they look forward to competing on more than others. For Kyle Busch, driver of the No. 18 M&M’s Toyota for Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) and his team, one of those tracks at or near the top of their list of favorites is Richmond (Va.) International Raceway, site of Saturday night’s Federated Auto Parts 400. Busch’s numbers at the .75-mile short track tell the story. His most recent win there in May 2012 was the fourth of his career there to go with four runner-up finishes and an amazing 13 top-fives in just 19 career Sprint Cup starts in Virginia’s capital city. The Las ... FULL STORY »

Danica Patrick Getting Rich in Richmond

Danica Patrick, driver of the #10 Chevrolet, prepares to drive during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Quicken Loans 400 at Michigan International Speedway on June 15, 2013 in Brooklyn, Michigan. - Photo Credit: Todd Warshaw/Getty Images KANNAPOLIS, N.C. (Sept. 3, 2014) – She came awfully close to a new NASCAR Sprint Cup Series record. Danica Patrick, driver of the No. 10 GoDaddy Chevrolet SS for Stewart-Haas Racing (SHR), finished sixth in Sunday night’s Oral-B USA 500 Sprint ... FULL STORY »

Kurt Busch Keeping it Simple Heading into the Playoffs

2014 NSCS Driver Kurt Busch (Haas Automation) - Photo Credit: Jeff Zelevenasky/Getty Images KANNAPOLIS, N.C. (Sept. 3, 2014) – For Kurt Busch and the No. 41 Haas Automation Racing team, this is it. This is the race that has been circled on the calendar for months. Saturday night’s Federated Auto Parts 400 NASCAR Sprint ... FULL STORY »

It All Comes Down to This – Making the Chase

Chevy Bowtie Symbol Chevrolet Drivers and Teams Poised to Make up Half the Chase Field DETROIT - (September 2, 2014) – Ten years ago NASCAR officials decided to make a radical change to how the season champion was decided – a Chase.  Like many other professional ... FULL STORY »

Matt Kenseth 2014 NSCS Federated Auto Parts 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 Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond International Raceway No. 20 Dollar General Toyota News and Notes: JOE GIBBS RACING AT RICHMOND:  Joe Gibbs Racing has 96 Sprint Cup Series starts at Richmond International Raceway and has earned ... FULL STORY »

Denny Hamlin 2014 NSCS Federated Auto Parts 400 Race Preview

Denny Hamlin, driver of the #11 FedEx Express Toyota, practices for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Sprint Unlimited at Daytona International Speedway on February 14, 2014 in Daytona Beach, Florida. - Photo Credit: Todd Warshaw/Getty Images RACE INFO: Event: Federated Auto Parts 400 Date/Time: Sept. 6/7:30 p.m. ET 2013 winner: Carl Edwards 2013 polesitter: Jeff Gordon Distance: 400 laps/300 miles Track Length: 0.750-mile Banking: 14 degrees Track Shape: Oval EXPRESS NOTES: Atlanta Recap: Denny Hamlin finished third in Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway, crossing the finish line behind winner Kasey ... FULL STORY »

Brian Vickers 2014 NSCS Federated Auto Parts 400 Race Preview

2014 NSCS Driver Brian Vickers (Aaron's) - Photo Credit: Patrick Smith/Getty Images CORNELIUS, N.C.  —  No. 55 Aaron’s Dream Machine driver Brian Vickers knows Saturday night at Richmond International Raceway is his final chance to earn a berth in NASCAR’s 2014 Chase for the Sprint Cup. The No. 55 team must win the 400-lap ... FULL STORY »

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Major Media Events Elevate 2014 Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup
Posted 09.02.14
Expanded Chase Across North America Spans Three Countries, Jeff Gordon Heading to Toronto, Carl Edwards to Visit Mexico City; Contender and Eliminator Media Days Added To Activities DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Sept. 2, 2014) – A bigger Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup – in both size and stature – awaits, and to help launch ...FULL STORY »
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Momentum is the Focus at Richmond for Almirola and No. 43 Team
Posted 09.02.14
Gwaltney Team will Work to Continue Momentum into The Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup After qualifying for this weekend's race at Richmond International Raceway (RIR), the final race before The Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup, Aric Almirola and the No. 43 team will officially make The Chase. Last weekend, ...FULL STORY »
2014 NSCS Driver Marcos Ambrose on track in the No. 9 DeWALT Ford Fusion - Photo Credit: Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images
Ambrose Is In It to Win It
Posted 09.02.14
No. 9 DEWALT Team Should Not Be Overlooked for Last Chase Spot Heading into the last race before The Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup begins, Marcos Ambrose and the No. 9 DEWALT Ford team should not be overlooked. Ambrose and the team have two Top-Five finishes at short tracks this ...FULL STORY »
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Goodyear Racing 2014 Richmond NASCAR (Sept.) Tire Fast Facts
Posted 09.02.14
GOODYEAR TIRE NOTESNASCAR Sprint Cup Series -- Race No. 26 -- Federated Auto Parts 400NASCAR Nationwide Series -- Race No. 25 – Virginia529 College Savings 250Richmond International Raceway (0.75-mile oval) – Richmond, Va.Fast Facts for September 4-6, 2014Tire: Goodyear Eagle Speedway RadialsSet limits: Sprint Cup: 7 sets for practice/qualifying and 11 ...FULL STORY »
2014 NASCAR Driver Michael Waltrip - Photo Credit: Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images
NASCAR driver to compete on “Dancing with the Stars”
Posted 09.02.14
NASCAR will have representation on the ABC hit show “Dancing with the Stars”. The New York Daily News reports that Michael Waltrip will compete when the season 19 cast is announced. Waltrip is a two-time Daytona 500 champion and currently part owner of Michael Waltrip Racing in the NASCAR Sprint ...FULL STORY »
NSCS Driver Carl Edwards on track in the No. 99 Kelloggs/CheezIt Ford Fusion - Photo Credit: Drew Hallowell/Getty Images
Carl Edwards 2014 NSCS Federated Auto Parts 400 Race Preview
Posted 09.02.14
Carl Edwards – FEDERATED AUTO PARTS 400 ADVANCE Team: No. 99 Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes Ford Fusion Crew Chief: Jimmy Fennig Primary Chassis: RK-886 Backup Chassis: RK-874 Twitter: @RandyPR99 ADVANCE NOTES Atlanta Recap o   Edwards stayed in the Top-10 for 240 laps of the 335 lap overtime race, 51 of them in the top-five.  He survived nine cautions while fighting a ...FULL STORY »
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TSM Ends Operations of No. 30 NCWTS Team; Downsizes
Posted 09.02.14
Turner Scott Motorsports announced today that it has taken the regrettable but necessary steps to layoff 18 employees company-wide as a result of ending operations of the No. 30 NCWTS team and in order to remain competitive throughout the remainder of the 2014 season. "The decision to lay-off any employee is ...FULL STORY »
2014 NSCS Driver Ryan Newman (Caterpillar) - Photo Credit: Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images
Ryan Newman 2014 NSCS Federated Auto Parts 400 Race Preview
Posted 09.02.14
Ryan Newman No. 31 Caterpillar Chevrolet SS Event Preview Fact Sheet This Week's Caterpillar Chevrolet SS at Richmond International Raceway ... Ryan Newman will drive chassis No. 456 in Saturday night's 400-lap event. This No. 31 Chevrolet SS was utilized in three Sprint Cup Series events so far in 2014; California Speedway (Start: 16th, Finish: 20th), ...FULL STORY »
Paul Menard in Garage - Photo Credit: Todd Warshaw/Getty Images
Paul Menard 2014 NSCS Federated Auto Parts 400 Race Preview
Posted 09.02.14
Paul Menard No. 27 SYLVANIA/Menards Chevrolet SS Event Preview Fact Sheet  This Week's SYLVANIA / Menards Chevrolet at Richmond International Raceway ... Paul Menard will utilize chassis No. 485 during the 300-mile event at Richmond International Raceway. This No. 27 Chevrolet SS is a brand new Richard Childress Racing chassis and will make its ...FULL STORY »

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