Articles tagged ‘NASCAR’

Jul 05

Dust Settling Soon In Hunt For Nationwide Replacement; State of the Sport Notebook

NASCAR chairman and CEO, Brian France addresses the media during the NASCAR Sprint Media Tour hosted by Charlotte Motor Speedway (Photo: Harold Hinson) DUST SETTLING SOON IN HUNT FOR NATIONWIDE REPLACEMENT: In his Midseason State of the Sport address on Saturday afternoon at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway, NASCAR’s Chairman and CEO Brian France seemed confident that the sport’s second-tier series, known now as the NASCAR Nationwide Series will have a replacement sponsor for the 2015 season and beyond. While France would not elaborate further on a potential candidate, recent reports suggest that NASCAR is in heavy discussions with Comcast Xfinity about becoming title sponsor, replacing Nationwide, who will depart it’s role following the Ford 300 at Homestead-Miami (Fla.) Speedway in November. “Very good interest,” offered France on the subject. “I think in the coming weeks we'll be getting to the end of that process, ... FULL STORY »

2014 NNS Subway Firecracker 250 Race Results & Point Standings

Kasey Kahne, driver of the #5 Hellmann's Chevrolet, takes the checkered flag to win the NASCAR Nationwide Series Subway Firecracker 250 Powered by Coca-Cola at Daytona International Speedway on July 4, 2014 in Daytona Beach, Florida. - Photo Credit: Jerry Markland/Getty Images After a 90-minute rain delay and a green-white-checkered (flags) dash to the finish, it was Kasey Kahne holding off Regan Smith (by 0.020 seconds) to win Friday night's NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) Subway Firecracker 250 at Daytona International Speedway. Kahne, who ... FULL STORY »

Gilliland Earns First Pole for Front Row Motorsports

2014 NSCS Coke Zero 400 Coors Light Pole Award Winner David Gilliland - Front Row Motorsports Ragan Starts Eighth, Puts Both Team Cars in Top 10 STATESVILLE, N.C. (July 4, 2014) - David Gilliland earned Front Row Motorsports its first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series pole position in team history Friday at Daytona International Speedway. Gilliland's Love's Travel ... FULL STORY »

Chevrolet Drivers Capture Four of Top-Five Starting Five Starting Positions in Rain-Shortened Qualifying Session at Daytona

Team Chevy Logo DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – July 4, 2014 – After a bizarre and rain-shortened qualifying session for the Coke Zero 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) race at Daytona International Speedway, there were a few uncommon names at the top of the final time ... FULL STORY »

Rain-Shortened Qualifying Rewards David Gilliland With Pole For Saturday’s Coke Zero 400 Powered By Coca-Cola

Carl Edwards, driver of the #99 Subway Ford, David Gilliland, driver of the #38 Love's Travel Stops Ford, and Aric Almirola, driver of the #43 United States Air Force Ford, on track at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida. - Photo Credit: Jerry Markland/Getty Images DAYTONA BEACH, Florida – Knockout qualifying came to Daytona International Speedway on Friday but this fight was stopped early, waved off due to rain. The scheduled three rounds of qualifying were reduced to one, with David Gilliland the beneficiary – and ... FULL STORY »

Toyota Racing 2014 NSCS Coke Zero 400 Post-Qualifying Recaps

Toyota Racing Logo MATT KENSETH, No. 20 Home Depot Husky Toyota Camry, Joe Gibbs Racing Starting Position:  6th How was qualifying? “We stayed out the whole time and ended up getting a good lap there at the end.  Me and David (Ragan) and Brian (Vickers) was behind ... FULL STORY »

2014 NSCS Coke Zero 400 Starting Lineup

2014 NSCS Driver David Gilliland on track at Daytona Int'l Speedway in the No. 38 Loves Travel Stops Military Salute Ford Fusion - Photo Credit: Scott Halleran/Getty Images The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) was able to finish the first round of Coke Zero 400 qualifying, and was prepared for round two before rain returned to Daytona International Speedway early Friday evening. With the persistent rain, qualifying was concluded and resulted ... FULL STORY »

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Ford Racing 2014 NSCS Coke Zero 400 Post-Qualifying Recaps
Posted 07.04.14
DAVID GILLILAND, No. 38 Love’s Travel Shops Ford Fusion – QUALIFIED 1st (PIT ROAD INTERVIEW) “You know, the win last year at Talladega was big for David Ragan and I feel like this is our strong suit for our team. Out there qualifying we knew that anything could happen and Frank Kerr, ...FULL STORY »
2014 NNS Driver Dakoda Armstrong in the No. 43 Fresh From Florida Ford Mustang at Daytona International Speedway, - Photo Credit: Chris Trotman/Getty Images
2014 NNS Subway Firecracker 250 Starting Lineup
Posted 07.04.14
Rain cut short NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) qualifying at Daytona International Speedway on Friday, placing series Rookie of the Year (ROTY) candidate, Dakoda Armstrong - with a qualifying lap speed of 192.123mph - on his first series career pole for tonight's Subway Firecracker 250. Trevor Bayne will start second with a qualifying ...FULL STORY »
2014 NSCS Driver Landon Cassill on track in the No, 40 Newtown Building Supplies Chevrolet SS - Photo Credit: Jonathan Moore/Getty Images
Newtown Building Supplies Returns as Sponsor for Cassill at Daytona
Posted 07.04.14
Cassill Looks to Add to Superspeedway Success with Proven Race Car Mooresville, N.C. (July 3, 2014) – Landon Cassill has big expectations heading back to Daytona International Speedway following his 12th-place finish in the season-opening Daytona 500.  He followed up that attention-grabbing performance with an impressive 11th-place finish in the season’s second ...FULL STORY »
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2014 NSCS Coke Zero 400 Q&A with Drivers Annett & Sorenson
Posted 07.03.14
MICHAEL ANNETT, NO. 7 PILOT/FLYING J CHEVROLET SS AND REED SORENSON, NO. 36 GOLDEN CORRAL CHEVROLET SS met with media and discussed the season to date, changes of making the Chase, racing at Daytona, and more. DO YOU THINK THIS IS YOUR BEST OPPORTUNITY TO MAKE THE CHASE WITH A WIN ...FULL STORY »
2014 NSCS No 33 Thunder Coal Chevrolet SS
Series Champion Bobby Labonte Joins Circle Sport for Daytona Sprint Cup Event
Posted 07.03.14
Va.-based Thunder Coal Company Returns to Sponsor 2000 Sprint Cup Champion  MOORESVILLE, N.C. (July 3, 2014) – Bobby Labonte, the 2000 Sprint Cup Series champion, will pilot the No. 33 Thunder Coal Chevrolet SS for Circle Sport in Saturday night’s Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway.  With 21 career Sprint Cup Series victories to his credit, Labonte will ...FULL STORY »
Carl Edwards, driver of the #99 Subway Ford, prepares to drive during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Auto Club 400 at Auto Club Speedway on March 22, 2014 in Fontana, California. - Photo Credit: Harry How/Getty Images
2014 NSCS Coke Zero 400 Q&A with Driver Carl Edwards
Posted 07.03.14
Carl Edwards, driver of the No. 99 Subway Ford Fusion, met with media members Thursday evening after the rain-delayed opening practice session at Daytona International Speedway in advance of Saturday nights Coke Zero 400.  CARL EDWARDS, No. 99 Subway Ford Fusion – IT IS A LITTLE STORMY OUT THERE. TALK ABOUT ...FULL STORY »
2014 NSCS Driver Brian Vickers (Aaron's) in car - Photo Credit: Jeff Bottari/Getty Images
2014 NSCS Coke Zero 400 Q&A with Driver Brian Vickers
Posted 07.03.14
BRIAN VICKERS, No. 55 Aaron’s FSU National Championship Toyota Camry, Michael Waltrip Racing What is your outlook for the weekend at Daytona with the FSU National Championship on your Camry? “Obviously it’s an honor to have FSU and the champions on the car this weekend.  It’s pretty cool.  We’ve had an opportunity -- ...FULL STORY »
2014 NSCS Driver Dale Earnhardt Jr (National Guard) - Photo Credit: Jerry Markland/Getty Images
2014 NSCS Coke Zero 400 Q&A with Driver Dale Earnhardt Jr
Posted 07.03.14
DALE EARNHARDT JR. NO. 88 NATIONAL GUARD CHEVROLET SS met with members of the media and discussed the first half of his season, the recent plate race at Talladega, his quest to sweep the two races at Daytona this year, Twitter, and more. Full Transcript: TALK ABOUT YOUR QUEST TO WIN ...FULL STORY »
The helmet of Jimmie Johnson, driver of the #48 Lowe's/Kobalt Tools Chevrolet, is seen in the garage during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series FedEx 400 Benefiting Autism Speaks at Dover International Speedway on May 31, 2014 in Dover, Delaware. - Photo Credit: Rob Carr/Getty Images
2014 NSCS Coke Zero 400 Q&A with Driver Jimmie Johnson
Posted 07.03.14
JIMMIE JOHNSON, NO. 48 LOWE’S PATRIOTIC CHEVROLET SS met with media and discussed his teammate Dale Earnhardt, Jr., plate racing at Daytona and how it compares with Talladega, and more. Full Transcript: YOU ARE A THREE-TIME WINNER THIS SEASON. TALK ABOUT COMING TO DAYTONA WHEN WE’RE ALMOST AT THE MIDPOINT OF ...FULL STORY »

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