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Oct 17
Friday

Faster NSCS Qualifying For Talladega Saturday

This is Talladega: NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Reddick Wins Pole for fred’s 250 Powered by Coca-Cola TALLADEGA, AL – The high-speed chess match that has long been a trademark of racing at Talladega Superspeedway will now extend into qualifying, as Saturday marks the debut of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series’ new rapid qualifying format. Qualifying for Sunday’s running of the GEICO 500 Sprint Cup race will begin at 3:40 p.m. Saturday. The field will be divided by random draw into two 23-car groups, and each group will compete in what is basically a mini five-minute race. The 24 drivers who post the fastest lap speeds from either group will advance to the second round of qualifying and will be guaranteed a starting spot in the top 24 for Sunday’s ... FULL STORY »

2014 NSCS GEICO 500 Final Practice Session Speeds

Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 M&M's Halloween Toyota, practices for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway on October 17, 2014 in Talladega, Alabama. - Photo Credit: Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images During the final NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) GEICO 500 practice session early Friday afternoon at Talladega Superspeedway, it was Kyle Busch - with a lap speed of 195.205 mph - at the top of the speed chart at the ... FULL STORY »

2014 NSCS GEICO 500 Q&A with Denny Hamlin

Denny Hamlin, driver of the #11 FedEx One Rate/Deliverminator Toyota, sits in his car during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway on October 17, 2014 in Talladega, Alabama. - Photo Credit: Jerry Markland/Getty Images DENNY HAMLIN, No. 11 FedEx One Rate Toyota Camry, Joe Gibbs Racing How will you approach Sunday's race? "I think we'll have to kind of play it by ear and really kind of look and see what the guys around us in ... FULL STORY »

Fifty Years Later, NASCAR Drivers Still Pine for a Martinsville Clock

Martinsville Speedway Logo MARTINSVILLE, Va. (Oct. 17, 2014) - On Sept. 27, 1964 Fred Lorenzen won at Martinsville Speedway. His prize for crossing the finish line first – a grandfather clock. It was then NASCAR’s most iconic trophy was born. When the Sprint Cup ... FULL STORY »

2014 NSCS GEICO 500 Q&A with Kevin Harvick

2014 NSCS Driver Kevin Harvick with son Keelan in the garage area - Photo Credit: Drew Hallowell/Getty Images KEVIN HARVICK, NO. 4 BUDWEISER CHEVROLET SS, met with members of the media at Talladega Superspeedway to discuss advancing to the next round of the Chase, the challenge of Talladega and the fallout from the Charlotte weekend, among other topics. YOU ... FULL STORY »

2014 NSCS GEICO 500 Q&A with Matt Kenseth

Matt Kenseth, driver of the #20 Home Depot/Husky Toyota - Photo Credit: Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images MATT KENSETH, No. 20 Home Depot Husky Toyota Camry, Joe Gibbs Racing How do you approach Talladega knowing how critical it is to transfer in the Chase? "Obviously this is one that everybody has been worried about.  In this round, we have ... FULL STORY »

2014 NSCS GEICO 500 Q&A with Ryan Newman

2014 NSCS Driver Ryan Newman (Caterpillar) - Photo Credit: Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images RYAN NEWMAN, NO. 31 CATERPILLAR CHEVROLET SS met with media and discussed post-race activities at Charlotte last week, his opinion of the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup format at this point, the upcoming Martinsville race, qualifying at Talladega, and ... FULL STORY »



Jimmie Johnson, driver of the #48 Lowe's/Kobalt Tools Chevrolet, stands in the garage area during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Oral-B USA 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway on August 29, 2014 in Hampton, Georgia. - Photo Credit: Todd Warshaw/Getty Images
2014 NSCS GEICO 500 Q&A with Jimmie Johnson
Posted 10.17.14
JIMMIE JOHNSON, NO. 48 LOWE’S CHEVROLET SS, met with members of the media today at Talladega Superspeedway. He discussed the pressures of advancing in the Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship and racing at Talladega, his relationship with crew chief Chad Knaus, drafting at Talladega and other topics.   TALK A LITTLE ...FULL STORY »
Clint Bowyer, driver of the #15 Pink Lemonade 5-hour ENERGY Benefiting Living Beyond Breast Cancer Toyota - Photo Credit: Jerry Markland/Getty Images
2014 NSCS GEICO 500 First Practice Session Speeds
Posted 10.17.14
Clint Bowyer, with a lap speed of 200.385 mph, was the fastest Friday afternoon during the first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) practice session for Sunday's GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway. Second fastest with a lap speed was 200.268 mph, was Aric Almirola and he was followed by Jamie McMurray (200.117 ...FULL STORY »
Brad Keselowski, driver of the #2 Redds Ford, looks on in the garage area - Photo Credit: Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images
2014 NSCS GEICO 500 Q&A with Brad Keselowski
Posted 10.17.14
Brad Keselowski, driver of the No. 2 Redd’s Wicked Apple Ale Ford Fusion, spoke to members of the media prior to the opening practice Friday afternoon at Talladega Superspeedway. Keselowski addressed his incident with Matt Kenseth last weekend in Charlotte and spoke about the pressure on he and the No. ...FULL STORY »
2014 NSCS Driver Jamie McMurray (Cessna) i- Photo Credit: Robert Laberge/Getty Images
2014 NSCS GEICO 500 Q&A with Jamie McMurray
Posted 10.17.14
JAMIE MCMURRAY, NO. 1 CESSNA CHEVROLET SS, met with members of the media at Talladega Superspeedway, and discussed racing at Talladega, race strategy, teammates at Talladega, car setups and other topics. ON BEING AT TALLADEGA: “Talladega is one of the more laid-back weekends for all of us. It’s typically one practice ...FULL STORY »
2014 NSCS No 26 Bad Boy Mowers Toyota Camry
BK Racing and Bad Boy Mowers Announces Partnership for ‘Dega
Posted 10.17.14
STATESVILLE, N.C. (October 17, 2014) - Sunoco Rookie of the Year contender Cole Whitt will sport the colors of Batesville, Ark., based Bad Boy Mowers, Inc. for the final NASCAR Sprint Cup Series restrictor plate race of the 2014 season at Talladega Superspeedway. Bad Boy Inc. began operation in 1998, with ...FULL STORY »
2014 NSCS No 23 Dustless Blasting Toyota Camry
BK Racing Announces Primary Sponsorship from Dustless Blasting for No. 23 at ‘Dega
Posted 10.17.14
STATESVILLE, N.C. (October 17, 2014) - Sunoco Rookie of the Year contender Alex Bowman will have a different look to his No.23 BK Racing Toyota Camry at the final restrictor plate race of 2014. The green and white colors of Houston, TX based Dustless Blasting will ride with Bowman during this ...FULL STORY »
2014 NSCS Driver Dale Earnhardt Jr - Photo Credit: Jerry Markland/Getty Images
Dale Earnhardt Jr. hopes to rediscover magic after decade-long ‘Dega drought
Posted 10.16.14
At one point in time, Dale Earnhardt Jr. dominated Talladega Superspeedway in such a way that only one word could describe him: Untouchable. From 2001-04, Earnhardt rattled off a track-record four consecutive victories, followed by two straight runner-up finishes and a fifth checkered flag. A decade has passed since the ...FULL STORY »
2014 NSCS Driver Landon Cassill on track in the No. 40 Carforsale.com Chevrolet SS - Photo Credit: Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images
Carsforsale.com to Sponsor No. 40 Hillman Racing Chevrolet SS at Talladega Superspeedway
Posted 10.16.14
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (October 16, 2014) – Carsforsale.com, one of the Internet’s largest online automotive inventory websites, is proud to announce that the No. 40 Carsforsale.com Chevrolet SS will make its sixth appearance of the season with Landon Cassill and Hillman Racing at the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series GEICO 500 ...FULL STORY »
2014 NSCS Driver Reed Sorenson on Track in the No. 36 Zing Zang Chevrolet SS - Photo Credit: Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images
Reed Sorenson 2014 NSCS GEICO 500 Race Preview
Posted 10.16.14
Event/Date: Geico 500 (October 19th, 2014) Track: Talladega Superspeedway, AL Track Length: 2.66 miles Race Distance: 501 miles (188 laps) Tune in: ESPN at 2:00 p.m. ET Huntersville, NC (October 15, 2014) - Coming off another solid race weekend at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Reed Sorenson and the No. 36 Zing Zang Bloody Mary Mix team ...FULL STORY »


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