Articles tagged ‘NSCS’

Jul 06

Career Best For Austin Dillon; Plus Sunday Daytona Notebook

2014 NSCS Driver Austin Dillon - Photo Credit: Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images Sunday Daytona International Speedway Notebook: Career Best For Austin Dillon: A few endured career-best days on Sunday at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway, but Austin Dillon needed his career-best finish of fifth to keep him in the battle for rookie-of-the-year against his closest nemesis, Kyle Larson. Since the season-opening Daytona 500 in February, where the No. 3 won the pole, Dillon hasn’t finished inside the top-10 since. In fact, his best finish leading into the Coke Zero 400 was 11th three times (Bristol, Fontana and Darlington). But, Sunday’s result will in-fact help reigning NASCAR Nationwide Series champion make a dent in Larson’s lead, but maybe more importantly yield confidence moving forward for the Richard Childress Racing team. “It’s huge for us, getting a ... FULL STORY »

Team Chevy 2014 NSCS Coke Zero 400 Post-Race Recaps

Team Chevy Logo TONY STEWART, NO. 14 BASS PRO SHOPS/DUCKS UNLIMITED CHEVROLET SS – Involved in multi-car crash on lap 20: WHAT HAPPENED FROM YOUR PERSPECTIVE? “The No. 17 car (Ricky Stenhouse Jr.) got sideways on the lap that we’re all getting a competition caution. ... FULL STORY »

2014 NSCS Coke Zero 400 Race Results & Point Standings

Aric Almirola, driver of the #43 United States Air Force Ford, celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Coke Zero 400 after the race was called for weather at Daytona International Speedway on July 6, 2014 in Daytona Beach, Florida. - Photo Credit: Chris Graythen/Getty Images After being postponed by rain from Saturday to Sunday, the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway, was yet again affected by rain and was shortened to 112-laps (out of 160). At the call of the ... FULL STORY »

Rain pushes Daytona Sprint Cup race to Sunday

Coke Zero 400 DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Persistent rain forced postponement of Saturday night’s Coke Zero 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Daytona International Speedway. The race has been rescheduled to start Sunday at 11 a.m. ET., broadcast ... FULL STORY »

56th Annual Coke Zero 400 Powered By Coca-Cola Postponed; Start Time Moved to Sunday at 11 a.m.

An Air Titan at Daytona International Speedway - Photo Credit: Patrick Smith/Getty Images DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The 56th annual Coke Zero 400 Powered By Coca-Cola NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Daytona International Speedway has been postponed. The 160-lap, 400-mile race is rescheduled for Sunday, July 6 at 11 a.m. (TNT, MRN Radio, SiriusXM). Tickets for Saturday’s ... FULL STORY »

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 ... 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 »

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Chevrolet Drivers Capture Four of Top-Five Starting Five Starting Positions in Rain-Shortened Qualifying Session at Daytona
Posted 07.04.14
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 sheet, but another solid contingent of Chevrolets at the front.   ...FULL STORY »
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
Rain-Shortened Qualifying Rewards David Gilliland With Pole For Saturday’s Coke Zero 400 Powered By Coca-Cola
Posted 07.04.14
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 the pole winner for Saturday’s Coke Zero 400 Powered By ...FULL STORY »
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Toyota Racing 2014 NSCS Coke Zero 400 Post-Qualifying Recaps
Posted 07.04.14
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 me for just a little bit and then I think ...FULL STORY »
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
2014 NSCS Coke Zero 400 Starting Lineup
Posted 07.04.14
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 in David Gilliland, with a qualifying lap speed of 199.322mph, on ...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 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 »
Thursday Daytona Notebook Including: Heat, Brian Scott and Dale Earnhardt Jr.
Posted 07.03.14
Thursday Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway Notebook: SURVIVING THE HEAT: It’s no secret that when NASCAR returns to the Daytona Beach shores for their annual July 4th tradition that they’ll have to embrace warmer temperatures. However, so far this weekend at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway, it’s been more than warm, more than hot, ...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 »

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