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Jul 22
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Kevin Harvick – From Bakersfield to Indianapolis

Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Jimmy John's/ Budweiser Chevrolet, looks on from the grid during qualifying for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series CampingWorld.com 500 at Phoenix International Raceway on March 13, 2015 in Avondale, Arizona. - Photo Credit: Christian Petersen/Getty Images KANNAPOLIS, North Carolina (July 22, 2015) – Kevin Harvick grew up racing go-karts in Bakersfield, California, dreaming of his turn to one day emulate his childhood hero Rick Mears, the four-time Indianapolis 500 champion and three-time IndyCar Series champion who also hails from Bakersfield.  His dream was to win the historic Indy 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. But, the driver of the No. 4 Jimmy John’s/Budweiser Chevrolet SS for Stewart-Haas Racing (SHR) saw his career take a different path that led him to NASCAR instead of IndyCar. The path that led to NASCAR meant that Harvick would have to slightly amend his dreams of winning at Indianapolis. Instead of winning the 500, he would instead try to win the NASCAR Sprint ... FULL STORY »

Toyota NASCAR Tidbits – July 20 -26, 2015

Toyota Racing Logo BUSCH BATTLING BACK: Camry driver Kyle Busch recorded his third NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) victory in the last four races with a win at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Sunday. After going a lap down early in the ... FULL STORY »

Tony Stewart – Hoosier Returns to Home Track

2015 NSCS Driver, Tony Stewart (Mobil 1) - Photo Credit: Maddie Meyer/Getty Images KANNAPOLIS, N.C. – Many years have passed since Tony Stewart was a youngster growing up in Indiana, working his way up auto racing’s hierarchical ladder and dreaming of the day he would race across the famed yard of bricks that ... FULL STORY »

Ricky Stenhouse Jr 2015 NSCS Brickyard 400 Race Preview

2015 NSCS Driver, Ricky Stenhouse Jr (NOS Energry) - Photo Credit: Jerry Markland/Getty Images Ricky Stenhouse Jr. – Indianapolis Advance Team: No. 17 NOS Energy Drink Ford Fusion Crew Chief: Nick Sandler Twitter: @PR17RFR, @Stenhousejr and @roushfenway ADVANCE NOTES Stenhouse Jr. at Indianapolis Motor Speedway Stenhouse has two Sprint Cup starts at IMS with an average starting position of 23.0 ... FULL STORY »

Goodyear Racing 2015 Indy & Eldora NASCAR Tire Fast Facts

Goodyear Racing Logo GOODYEAR TIRE NOTES NASCAR Sprint Cup Series -- Race No. 20 – Crown Royal 400 at The Brickyard NASCAR Xfinity Series – Race No. 18 – Lilly Diabetes 250 Indianapolis Motor Speedway (2.5-mile oval) – Indianapolis, Ind. Fast Facts for ... FULL STORY »

Chevrolet – The Undisputed Leader at Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Team Chevy Logo The Bowtie Brand Goes For Their 13th Consecutive Win at ‘The Brickyard’ DETROIT - (July 21, 2015) – Domination is defined as occupying a commanding or elevated position.  At Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Chevrolet drivers have towered high above the competition for the ... FULL STORY »

Dale Earnhardt Jr 2015 NSCS Brickyard 400 Race Preview

Dale Earnhardt Jr., driver of the #88 Nationwide Chevrolet, left, looks over data with a crew member in the garage area during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Axalta "We Paint Winners" 400 at Pocono Raceway on June 5, 2015 in Long Pond, Pennsylvania. Photo Credit: Drew Hallowell/Getty Images No. 88 Nationwide Chevrolet SS / Dale Earnhardt Jr. Driver: Dale Earnhardt Jr. Hometown: Kannapolis, North Carolina Age: 40 Resides: Mooresville, North Carolina​ 2015 Season 3rd in standings 19 starts 2 wins 0 pole positions 10 top-five finishes 12 top-10 finishes 204 laps led Career 560 starts 25 wins 13 pole positions 137 top-five finishes 236 top-10 finishes 8,051 ... FULL STORY »



NASCAR Driver Jimmie Johnson (Lowe's/Kobalt) in car - Photo Credit: Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images
Jimmie Johnson 2015 NSCS Brickyard 400 Race Preview
Posted 07.21.15
No. 48 Lowe's/Kobalt Tools Chevrolet SS / Jimmie Johnson Driver: Jimmie Johnson Hometown: El Cajon, California Age: 39 Resides: Charlotte, North Carolina​ 2015 Season 4th in standings 19 starts 4 wins 0 pole positions 10 top-five finishes 13 top-10 finishes 467 laps led Career 490 starts 74 wins 33 pole positions 203 top-five finishes 305 top-10 finishes 17,618 laps led Track Career  13 starts 4 wins 1 pole position 5 top-five finishes 6 top-10 finishes 302 ...FULL STORY »
2015 NSCS Driver, Chase Elliott (NAPA) - Photo Credit: Matt Sullivan/Getty Images
Chase Elliott 2015 NSCS Brickyard 400 Race Preview
Posted 07.21.15
No. 25 NAPA AUTO PARTS Chevrolet SS / Chase Elliott Driver: Chase Elliott Hometown: Dawsonville, Georgia Age: 19 Resides: Dawsonville, Georgia ​CROSSING PATHS: In 2016, Chase Elliott will take over the iconic No. 24 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet SS currently driven by Jeff Gordon. Gordon won the inaugural Brickyard 400 in 1994, two days after his ...FULL STORY »
Jeff Gordon, driver of the #24 3M Chevrolet, sits in his car area during practice - Photo Credit: Jerry Markland/Getty Images
Jeff Gordon 2015 NSCS Brickyard 400 Race Preview
Posted 07.21.15
No. 24 3M Chevrolet SS / Jeff Gordon Driver: Jeff Gordon Hometown: Pittsboro, Indiana Age: 43 Resides: Charlotte, North Carolina​ 2015 Season 10th in standings 19 starts 0 wins 3 pole positions 2 top-five finishes 11 top-10 finishes 164 laps led Career 780 starts 92 wins 80 pole positions 322 top-five finishes 465 top-10 finishes 24,828 laps led Track Career  21 starts 5 wins 3 pole positions 12 top-five finishes 17 top-10 finishes 528 laps led TOPS ...FULL STORY »
2015 NSCS Driver Kasey Kahne (Farmers Ins.) - Photo Credit: Christian Petersen/Getty Images
Kasey Kahne 2015 NSCS Brickyard 400 Race Preview
Posted 07.21.15
No. 5 Farmers Insurance Chevrolet SS / Kasey Kahne Driver: Kasey Kahne Hometown: Enumclaw, Washington Age: 35 Resides: Mooresville, North Carolina​ 2015 Season 12th in standings 19 starts 0 wins 1 pole position 2 top-five finishes 6 top-10 finishes 46 laps led Career 415 starts 17 wins 27 pole positions 85 top-five finishes 152 top-10 finishes 4,587 laps led Track Career  11 starts 0 wins 0 pole positions 3 top-five finishes 6 top-10 finishes 158 laps ...FULL STORY »
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Hendrick Motorsports 2015 NSCS Brickyard 400 Race Preview
Posted 07.21.15
INDIANAPOLIS MOTOR SPEEDWAY (2.5-MILE OVAL) LOCATION: SPEEDWAY, INDIANA EVENT: NASCAR SPRINT CUP SERIES (RACE 20 OF 36) TUNE IN: 3:30 P.M. ET, SUNDAY, JULY 26 (NBCSN/IMS/SIRIUSXM) HENDRICK MOTORSPORTS AT INDIANAPOLIS: Hendrick Motorsports has won nine of the 21 Sprint Cup races at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Gordon's five wins are the most all-time, and Johnson's ...FULL STORY »
2015 NSCS Driver, Trevor Bayne - Photo Credit: Drew Hallowell/Getty Images
Trevor Bayne 2015 NSCS Brickyard 400 Race Preview
Posted 07.21.15
Trevor Bayne – Indianapolis Advance Team:  No. 6 AdvoCare Ford Fusion Crew Chief: Bob Osborne Twitter: @Tbayne6, @RFR6PR and @RoushFenway Indianapolis Motor Speedway – Sunday, July 26 at 3:00pm EST on NBCSN ADVANCE NOTES Bayne at Indianapolis Bayne will make his fifth NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) start at the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway this weekend. In four ...FULL STORY »
2015 NSCS Driver Clint Bowyer (5-hour Energy) - Photo Credit: Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images
Clint Bowyer – A Great Tasting Mouthful of Bricks
Posted 07.21.15
CORNELIUS, N. C. – Indianapolis Motor Speedway is a track steeped in tradition. The track officially opened in June 1909 with balloon races followed by motorcycle and automobile races later that year. A stamp cost two cents, a gallon of gas six cents and Yale University was the NCAA champion ...FULL STORY »
NASCAR Driver, Kyle Busch (Skittles) - Photo Credit: Chris Trotman/Getty Images
Kyle Busch – Tasting the Bricks with Help from the ‘Rainbow’
Posted 07.21.15
HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. (July 21, 2015) – Kyle Busch’s 32 victories in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series have come at 17 of the 23 racetracks where it competes. Those 32 wins on layouts of virtually every shape and size are certainly proof of the Las Vegas native’s versatility and fierce appetite ...FULL STORY »
2015 NSCS Driver Aric Almirola on track in the No. 43 Eckrich Ford Fusion - Photo Credit: Rainier Ehrhardt/Getty Images
Almirola and No. 43 Team Look to Continue Consistency This Weekend at Indy
Posted 07.21.15
Eckrich will Return to the "Petty Blue" No. 43 as They Look for Their 11th Top-15 Finish Back on the Chase Grid, Aric Almirola and the No. 43 Eckrich Ford team look to continue their consistency this weekend as they head to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Almirola has a two point ...FULL STORY »


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