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Oct 21
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Back to Normalcy, Truex Jr. Ready to Resume Momentum

2014 NSCS Driver Martin Truex Jr (Front Row) - Photo Credit: Jerry Markland/Getty Images DENVER (Oct. 21, 2014) – After seeing his recent momentum stalled during the final two laps at Talladega, Martin Truex Jr. is ready to resume where he left off before the folly at the Alabama superspeedway. “We have to put Talladega behind us,” said the Furniture Row Racing driver. “We finished 27th there but could have easily had a top-five had it not been for those last two laps. All I care about right now is how to figure out the Martinsville short track.” Truex, who had a 10.2 finishing average in the five races prior to Talladega, is one of many Sprint Cup Series drivers who are puzzled by the configuration of Martinsville’s .526-mile oval, site of Sunday’s Goody’s Headache Relief ... FULL STORY »

FLASR to Partner with Reed Sorenson, Tommy Baldwin Racing for NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Race at Phoenix

Tommy Baldwin Racing Logo MOORESVILLE, N.C. (October 21, 2014) - FLASR, the 4-oz. pocketsize, portable spittoon, will join NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Reed Sorenson and his No. 36 Tommy Baldwin Racing (TBR) team as the primary sponsor partner for the Cup Series race weekend ... FULL STORY »

Denny Hamlin 2014 NSCS Goody’s 500 Race Preview

2014 NSCS Driver Denny Hamlin (FedEx Freight) - Photo Credit: Will Schneekloth/Getty Images RACE INFO: Event: Goody’s 500 Date/Time: Oct. 26/1:30 p.m. ET 2013 winner: Jeff Gordon 2013 polesitter: Denny Hamlin Distance: 500 laps/263 miles Track Length: 0.526-mile Banking: 12 degrees Track Shape: Oval EXPRESS NOTES: Talladega Recap: Denny Hamlin finished 18th in Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway ... FULL STORY »

Did Brad Keselowski and the No. 2 team really win the Talladega race at Charlotte?

Brad Keselowski, driver of the #2 Redd's Wicked Apple Ale Ford, celebrates in victory lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway on October 19, 2014 in Talladega, Alabama. - Photo Credit: Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images TALLADEGA, Ala.— Against all odds, Brad Keselowski advanced to the Eliminator Round of the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup, capturing victory in a race he had to win on Sunday at Talladega Superspeedway. To be sure, talent played a role, ... FULL STORY »

Goody’s 500 Drivers’ Meeting Moved To Pit Road For Fans

Martinsville Speedway Logo MARTINSVILLE, Va. (Oct. 20, 2014) - Whether it’s before the race or during it, Martinsville Speedway prides itself on getting fans as close to the action as possible and the Goody’s® Headache Relief Shot® 500 on Oct. 26 will be ... FULL STORY »

Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s Sprint Cup title aspirations end at Talladega

Danica Patrick, driver of the No. 10 GoDaddy Breast Cancer Awareness Chevrolet, drives past Dale Earnhardt Jr., driver of the No. 88 Diet Mountain Dew Chevrolet, and Ryan Blaney, driver of the #12 SKF Ford, after an incident during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway on October 19, 2014 in Talladega, Alabama. (Photo Credit: Matt Sullivan / Getty Images) TALLADEGA, Ala.–- As Dale Earnhardt Jr. went spinning madly on the backstretch, careening from the wall to the infield grass, these words painted on the wall appeared clearly on television via his in-car camera: "This is Talladega." As if Earnhardt and the ... FULL STORY »

Jimmie Johnson’s Sprint Cup championship defense ends at Talladega

2014 NSCS Driver Jimmie Johnson - Photo Credit: Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images TALLADEGA, Ala.— Jimmie Johnson stood on pit road at Talladega Superspeedway late Sunday afternoon and “vividly remembered” missing a meal. It was a luncheon press conference in 2011, the year that a five-year Johnson reign as NASCAR champ was coming to ... FULL STORY »



Jeff Gordon, driver of the #24 Drive To End Hunger Chevrolet, prepares to drive in practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Sylvania 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on September 20, 2014 in Loudon, New Hampshire. - Photo Credit: Will Schneekloth/Getty Images
Jeff Gordon Slips Into Eliminator Round
Posted 10.20.14
Over the last few laps of the GEICO 500, Jeff Gordon’s campaign for a possible fifth NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship hung by a thread as drivers at Talladega swapped positions. Ultimately, Gordon finished 26th, good enough to keep him in the Chase by three points over Hendrick Motorsports teammate Kasey ...FULL STORY »
Brad Keselowski (second from left), driver of the #2 Detroit Genuine Parts Ford, speaks with the media after the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on October 11, 2014 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo Credit: Streeter Lecka / Getty Images)
Brad Keselowski and Matt Kenseth: What a difference a week makes
Posted 10.20.14
TALLADEGA, Ala.— As luck would have it, the driver who had Brad Keselowski in a headlock on Oct. 11 helped push Keselowski’s No. 2 Team Penske Ford to victory in Sunday’s GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway. With drafting help on the final restart from Matt Kenseth, with whom Keselowski had tangled ...FULL STORY »
Ryan Newman, driver of the No. 31 Caterpillar Chevrolet, Trevor Bayne, driver of the No. 21 Motorcraft/Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center Ford, Landon Cassill, driver of the No. 40 Carsforsale.com Chevrolet, and David Ragan, driver of the #34 Dockside Logistics Ford, race during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway on October 19, 2014 in Talladega, Alabama.  (Photo Credit: Jerry Markland / Getty Images)
Strong Runs For Landon Cassill; Travis Kvapil At Talladega Superspeedway
Posted 10.19.14
Brad Keselowski advanced his way into the Eliminator round of the Chase Sunday afternoon at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway, but Landon Cassill and Travis Kvapil may have felt like the real winners, after both scored top-10 finishes in the GEICO 500. Cassill driving the No. 40 CarsforSale.com Chevrolet SS for Hillman ...FULL STORY »
Brad Keselowski, driver of the #2 Redd's Wicked Apple Ale Ford, celebrates with a burnout after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway on October 19, 2014 in Talladega, Alabama. - Photo Credit: Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images
Keselowski keeps Sprint Cup title hopes alive with dramatic win at Talladega
Posted 10.19.14
TALLADEGA, Ala.—In a must-win situation at Talladega Superspeedway, Brad Keselowski did exactly that, preserving his NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship hopes with a victory in Sunday’s GEICO 500. With the right side of his car damaged in the wreck that brought out the first caution flag of the afternoon, Keselowski persevered, ...FULL STORY »
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Three Team Chevy Drivers Advance to ‘Eliminator’ Round of Sprint Cup Chase
Posted 10.19.14
Chevrolet SS Driver Landon Cassill Scores Career-Best Finish at Talladega TALLADEGA, Ala. (Oct. 19, 2014) – The final race of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series’ “Contender” round at Talladega Superspeedway lived up to its billing with a thrilling finish in determining the final eight drivers who will advance to the next ...FULL STORY »
Jimmie Johnson, driver of the #48 Lowe's Chevrolet, leads the field during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway on October 19, 2014 in Talladega, Alabama. - Photo Credit: Sean Gardner/Getty Images
Hendrick Motorsports’ Big One Comes In Form Of Elimination From Chase
Posted 10.19.14
Hendrick Motorsports’ Dale Earnhardt Jr., Jimmie Johnson and Kasey Kahne all won NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races in 2014, but they won’t win the championship, after being eliminated from the Chase following Sunday’s GEICO 500 at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway. In a year where Jeff Gordon, the organization’s fourth driver has flourished ...FULL STORY »
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Toyota Racing 2014 NSCS GEICO 500 Post-Race Recaps
Posted 10.19.14
Two of the three Camry drivers in the Chase -- Denny Hamlin and Matt Kenseth -- advanced to the third round of the championship playoffs following Talladega.  Four drivers were eliminated from the 12-driver field following Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) race, including Camry driver Kyle Busch who was ...FULL STORY »
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Team Chevy 2014 NSCS GEICO 500 Post-Race Recaps
Posted 10.19.14
LANDON CASSILL, NO. 40 CARSFORSALE.COM CHEVROLET SS - FINISHED 4TH TALK ABOUT YOUR RACE: "We wanted to win this race. We came here to win it. My team deserves it. Carsforsale.com deserves it. We don't have a lot to work with. But what we do work with, we set out to ...FULL STORY »
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Ford Racing 2014 NSCS GEICO 500 Post-Race Recaps
Posted 10.19.14
FUSION ADVANCES TO ELIMINATOR ROUND WITH JOEY LOGANO AND 22 TEAM Brad Keselowski’s win vaults the No. 2 into the Eliminator round of eight. The win is the sixth Cup win of the season for Keselowski and 16th of his career. The victory marks the second in the 2014 Chase for the 2 ...FULL STORY »


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