Articles tagged ‘NASCAR’

Sep 09

Almirola Kicks Off Chase with Double Duty

2014 NSCS Driver Aric Almirola (Eckrich) - Photo Credit: Jerry Markland/Getty Images No. 43 Ford Celebrates Eckrich's 120th Anniversary by Honoring 120 Military Families Aric Almirola will kick off the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup with double duty, running the Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series races at Chicagoland Speedway. Saturday, Almirola will make his first start in the Nationwide Series since 2013 with a goal of getting race practice before Sunday's Sprint Cup race. The team is focused on solid finishes throughout the Contender Round in order to be one of the 12 teams to advance to the Challenger Round. Almirola has five starts at the 1.5-mile track, two in the Sprint Cup Series and three in the Nationwide Series. He scored his track-best finish of fourth in both Nationwide races in 2011 ... FULL STORY »

Truex Jr., Furniture Row Racing Have Own Chase in Remaining 10 Races

2014 NSCS Driver Martin Truex Jr - Photo Credit: Jared Wickerham/Getty Images DENVER (Sept. 10, 2014) – As the 2014 Sprint Cup Series season counts down with 10 races remaining, Martin Truex Jr. and the Furniture Row Racing team are looking for the breakthrough race that will launch them to another level ... FULL STORY »

Clint Bowyer & Brian Pattie – Trophies

Clint Bowyer, driver of the #15 PEAK Toyota Camry, and crew chief Brian Pattie - Photo Credit: Sean Gardner/Getty Images [caption id="attachment_203063" align="alignright" width="297"] `[/caption] CORNELIUS, N.C. —  The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series travels to Chicagoland Speedway located in Joliet, Ill., this weekend. Clint Bowyer brings his No. 15 PEAK Radiator Guarantee Toyota to the 1.5-mile track looking to continue the ... FULL STORY »

Brian Vickers 2014 NSCS 400 Race Preview

2014 NSCS Driver Brian Vickers (Aaron's) - Photo Credit: Nick Laham/Getty Images CORNELIUS, N.C.  — No. 55 Aaron’s Dream Machine driver Brian Vickers has a lot to race for in the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup season’s final 10 races. Although, the Michael Waltrip Racing team won’t be in the Chase, the No. ... FULL STORY »

Ricky Stenhouse Jr 2014 NSCS 400 Race Preview

2014 NSCS Driver Ricky Stenhouse Jr in car - Photo Credit: Drew Hallowell/Getty Images Ricky Stenhouse Jr. – 400 Advance Team: No. 17 Ford Ecoboost Ford Fusion Crew Chief: Mike Kelley Primary Chassis: RK- 929 – new chassis Backup Chassis: RK-877 – last ran at Loudon – finished ninth. ADVANCE NOTES Stenhouse at Chicagoland o   Stenhouse made his first career Sprint Cup start ... FULL STORY »

Greg Biffle 2014 NSCS 400 Race Preview

NSCS Driver Greg Biffle on track in the No. 16 3M ScotchBlue Ford Fusion - Photo Credit: John Harrelson/Getty Images Greg Biffle – Chicago Advance Team: No. 16 3M ScotchBlue Ford Fusion Crew Chief: Matt Puccia Primary Chassis: RK-908  Last ran Michigan – finished 10th Backup Chassis: RK-890  Last ran Pocono – finished 5th ADVANCE NOTES Biffle at Chicago o   Biffle has 11 Sprint Cup career starts ... FULL STORY »

First Installment of Ford Racing Chase Video Series Highlights “12 Seconds of Fury” with Roush Fenway Racing

Ford Racing Logo · Ford Racing debuts new three-part video series that focuses on key elements of what it takes to win the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup. · “12 Seconds of Fury” focuses on the Roush Fenway Racing pit crews as they ... FULL STORY »

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Stewart-Haas Racing Announces Pit Crew Swap Between Nos. 4 and 14 Teams
Posted 09.09.14
KANNAPOLIS, N.C., (Sept. 9, 2014) – Stewart-Haas Racing, the championship-winning NASCAR Sprint Cup Series team, has swapped the pit crews of it Nos. 4 and 14 teams, effective immediately. Beginning with Sunday’s Sprint Cup race at Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, Illinois, the No. 14 team’s tire changers, tire carriers and jackmen ...FULL STORY »
Denny Hamlin (FedEx Office) - Photo Credit: Jerry Markland/Getty Images
Denny Hamlin 2014 NSCS 400 Race Preview
Posted 09.09.14
RACE INFO: Event: Geico 400 Date/Time: Sept. 14/2 p.m. ET 2013 winner: Matt Kenseth 2013 polesitter: Ryan Newman Distance: 267 laps/400.5 miles Track Length: 1.5 miles Banking: 14 degrees Track Shape:  Oval EXPRESS NOTES: Richmond Recap: Denny Hamlin finished 21st in Saturday night’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Richmond International Raceway, battling an ill-handling #11 FedEx Express Toyota throughout ...FULL STORY »
2014 NSCS Driver Kyle Busch (M&M's) - Photo Credit: Sarah Glenn/Getty Images
Kyle Busch – Survive and Advance
Posted 09.09.14
HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. (Sept. 9, 2014) – During his team’s magical run to the 1983 NCAA men’s basketball tournament championship, the late North Carolina State coach Jim Valvano first made famous the now-familiar phrase, “Survive and Advance”. Since then, each and every March during the NCAA tournament, the phrase continues to be ...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
Ryan Newman 2014 NSCS 400 Race Preview
Posted 09.09.14
Ryan Newman No. 31 Caterpillar Chevrolet SS Event Preview Fact Sheet  This Week's Caterpillar Chevrolet SS at Chicagoland Speedway ... Ryan Newman will drive chassis No. 479 in Sunday's 400-mile event. This chassis was utilized earlier this season at Michigan International Speedway (Start: 12th / Finish: 9th) and Indianapolis Motor Speedway (Start: 4th ...FULL STORY »
NSCS Driver Paul Menard (Richmond) - Photo Credit: Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images
Paul Menard 2014 NSCS 400 Race Preview
Posted 09.09.14
Paul Menard No. 27 Richmond/Menards Chevrolet SS Event Preview Fact Sheet This Week's Richmond/Menards Chevrolet at Chicagoland Speedway ... Paul Menard will utilize chassis No. 480 during the 400-mile event at Chicagoland Speedway. This No. 27 Chevrolet SS has seen the track two times in 2014, once at Indianapolis Motor Speedway where Menard ...FULL STORY »
2014 NSCS Driver Austin Dillon (DOW) - Photo Credit: Sarah Glenn/Getty Images
Austin Dillon 2014 NSCS 400 Race Preview
Posted 09.09.14
Austin Dillon No. 3 Dow Chevrolet SS Event Preview Fact Sheet This Week's Dow Chevrolet at Chicagoland Speedway ... Austin Dillon will pilot Chassis No. 481 in the 400 at Chicagoland Speedway. This is the same Chevrolet SS that Dillon raced to a 22nd-place finish at Michigan International Speedway in August and ...FULL STORY »
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Richard Childress Racing 2014 NSCS 400 Race Preview
Posted 09.09.14
Richard Childress Racing  NASCAR Sprint Cup Series News and Notes Event:  400 Date:             Sunday, September 14, 2014 Location:      Chicagoland Speedway Richard Childress Racing's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series history at Chicagoland Speedway ... Richard Childress is tied for second place for number of car owner victories at Chicagoland Speedway with Kevin Harvick's back-to-back wins in ...FULL STORY »
2014 NSCS Driver Kurt Busch (Haas Automation) - Photo Credit: Sean Gardner/Getty Images
Kurt Busch – Sweet Home Chicago
Posted 09.09.14
KANNAPOLIS, N.C. (Sept. 9, 2014) – There’s just something about the Chicago sports scene that Kurt Busch loves. The driver of the No. 41 Haas Automation Chevrolet SS for Stewart-Haas Racing (SHR) is an unabashed fan of the Chicago Cubs. He has an unwavering loyalty to the Chicago Bears. Busch was just ...FULL STORY »
2014 NSCS No 34 DockSide Logistics Ford Fusion - Photo Credit: Drew Hallowell/Getty Images
Worn In and Worn Out: Chicagoland Produces Ragan’s Kind of Racing
Posted 09.09.14
Dockside Logistics Returns to No. 34 Ford Fusion STATESVILLE, SEPT. 9, 2014 - David Ragan, driver of the No. 34 Dockside Logistics Ford, comments on racing at Chicagoland Speedway: "The track in Chicago is starting to wear in and be really fun. It reminds me a lot of Atlanta. The surface is ...FULL STORY »

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