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Mar 14
Friday

Denny Hamlin Knocks Team Penske Off Qualifying Game At Bristol Motor Speedway

Denny Hamlin, driver of the #11 FedEx Freight Toyota, celebrates winning the pole position after qualifying for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway on March 14, 2014 in Bristol, Tennessee. - Photo Credit: Drew Hallowell/Getty Images Utilizing strategy and very little track time, Denny Hamlin denied Team Penske from snagging another NASCAR Sprint Cup Series pole this season in preparation for Sunday’s Food City 500 at Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway. Hamlin in the No. 11 FedEx Freight Toyota Camry took advantage of a clean track in the final minutes of knock-out qualifying to post a lap of 14.761 seconds at 129.991 miles per hour, setting a new track record for the 54th-annual event. Friday’s accomplishment was the 18th pole in 295 NSCS races for the Joe Gibbs Racing driver. He is now tied with Lee Petty, Joe Weatherly and Donnie Allison for 38th on the all-time list. “It’s fast -- it’s faster than I ever imagined going around this ... FULL STORY »

Jeff Gordon Leads Team Chevy in Qualifying at Bristol Motor Speedway

Jeff Gordon drives the #24 Axalta Chevrolet during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway on March 14, 2014 in Bristol, Tennessee. - Photo Credit: Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images Six Chevrolet SS Race Cars Qualify in Top 15 Starting Spots  BRISTOL, Tenn. (March 14, 2014) – Four-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Jeff Gordon led the way for Team Chevy in qualifying for Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Bristol ... FULL STORY »

Emmy-Nominated Mindy Kaling to Lead Field of NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Drivers at Auto Club Speedway

Mindy Kaling Star of The Mindy Project to drive Official NASCAR Pace Car for Auto Club 400, Sunday, March 23 FONTANA, Calif. (March 14, 2014) – Auto Club Speedway announced today that Mindy Kaling will be behind the wheel of the Official NASCAR 2014 Toyota Camry Pace Car as ... FULL STORY »

Dale Earnhardt Jr. believes “win-an-your-in” mentality is the recipe for an exciting finish on Sunday

2014 NSCS Driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. - Photo Credit: Patrick Smith/Getty Images BRISTOL, Tenn. -- Whether it's NASCAR's new rules for Chase qualifying or simply the nature of short-track racing at Bristol Motor Speedway, 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series points leader Dale Earnhardt Jr. won't be surprised to see push come ... FULL STORY »

2014 NSCS Food City 500 Starting Lineup

2014 NSCS Driver Denny Hamlin on track at Bristol Motor Speedway in the No. 11 FedEx Freight Toyota Camry - Photo Credit: Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images Denny Hamlin, with a new NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) Bristol Motor Speedway qualifying track record speed of 129.991 m.p.h., captured the 2014 Food City 500 Coors Light Pole Award on Friday. Hamlin, who broke Kyle Busch's record of 129.535 m.p.h. ... FULL STORY »

2014 NSCS Food City 500 Q&A with Driver Ryan Newman

Ryan Newman, driver of the #31 QuickenLoansBillionDollarBracketChallenge Chevrolet, stands in the garage area during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway on March 14, 2014 in Bristol, Tennessee. - Photo Credit: Jerry Markland/Getty Images RYAN NEWMAN, NO. 31 QUICKEN LOANS BILLION DOLLAR BRACKET CHALLENGE CHEVROLET SS me with media and discussed his sponsors, the track & tire conditions during practice, changes in the qualifying procedure, and more.  TALK ABOUT YOUR SPONSORS AND HOW IT ENDED ... FULL STORY »

2014 NSCS Food City 500 Q&A with Driver Kyle Busch

2014 NSCS Driver Kyle Busch (Skittles) - Photo Credit: Jerry Markland/Getty Images KYLE BUSCH, No. 18 Skittles Toyota Camry, Joe Gibbs Racing Why are you so strong at Bristol? “It’s been a real good place for me in years past -- not quite as good the last couple years and we would certainly like to ... FULL STORY »



2014 NSCS Driver Dale Earnhardt Jr (National Guard) - Photo Credit: Jerry Markland/Getty Images
2014 NSCS Food City 500 Q&A with Driver Dale Earnhardt Jr
Posted 03.14.14
DALE EARNHARDT JR, NO. 88 NATIONAL GUARD CHEVROLET SS, met with members of the media at Bristol Motor Speedway and discussed racing at Bristol, payback, celebrating his Daytona 500 victory and much more. COMING TO BRISTOL, FIRST SHORT TRACK ON THE SEASON THIS SEASON, TALK ABOUT YOUR MINDSET COMING HERE. YOU’VE ...FULL STORY »
NSCS Driver Matt Kenseth stands in the garage area - Photo Credit: Todd Warshaw/Getty Images
2014 NSCS Food City 500 Q&A with Matt Kenseth
Posted 03.14.14
MATT KENSETH, No. 20 Home Depot/Husky Toyota Camry, Joe Gibbs Racing Is Bristol a track you look forward to? “It’s a challenging track -- I always like coming here no matter what the configuration is.  It’s changed a lot over the years, since they repaved it or put new concrete on it. It’s one that ...FULL STORY »
2014 NSCS Driver Jimmie Johnson (Kobalt Tools) - Photo Credit: Todd Warshaw/Getty Images
2014 NSCS Food City 500 Q&A with Driver Jimmie Johnson
Posted 03.14.14
JIMMIE JOHNSON, NO. 48 KOBALT TOOLS CHEVROLET SS, met with members of the media at Bristol Motor Speedway and discussed his outlook for this weekend’s race at Bristol Motor Speedway, the changes in the qualifying procedure, not having a win through the first three races in 2014 and many other ...FULL STORY »
Jimmie Johnson Foundation
Jimmie Johnson Foundation, Blue Bunny Ice Cream Announce $25,000 Grant Opportunities
Posted 03.14.14
Public Vote To Determine 2014 Helmet of Hope Grantees BRISTOL, Tenn. (March 14, 2014) – Six-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson announced Friday the launch of the 2014 edition of the Blue Bunny Helmet of Hope campaign, which this year includes new criteria for being named one ...FULL STORY »
Goodyear Racing Logo
Springtime Means Testing Season for Goodyear
Posted 03.14.14
AKRON, Ohio (Friday, March 14, 2014) – As the weather warms come springtime, it marks the unofficial start of testing season for The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company’s NASCAR racing program. “It’s been a long, tough winter across the country, so we’re happy spring has arrived, which gives us the chance ...FULL STORY »
2014 NSCS No. 40 CRC Brakeleen Chevrolet SS
Landon Cassill to Drive No. 40 CRC Brakeleen Chevrolet at Bristol
Posted 03.14.14
MOORESVILLE, N.C. (March 14, 2014) – Hillman Racing today announced that CRC Automotive will be the primary sponsor of the No. 40 Hillman Racing Chevrolet SS this weekend at Bristol Motor Speedway.  CRC, a manufacturer of an extensive arsenal of automotive maintenance repair products, will promote its industry-leading CRC Brakleen® Brake Parts Cleaner on the ...FULL STORY »
NASCAR Digital Media
NASCAR Digital Media And OneUp Sports Partner To Launch Predictive Gaming App ‘NASCAR Connect’
Posted 03.14.14
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (March 14, 2014) — Prediction: NASCAR fans are already thinking about which driver will be visiting Victory Lane at the Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway this Sunday. Fact: NASCAR fans will be able to put their prediction skills to the test – against other fans in real time ...FULL STORY »
2014 NSCS Driver Kyle Busch (M&M'S) - Photo Credit: Jerry Markland/Getty Images
Kyle Busch on his way to mastering ‘The World’s Fastest Half-Mile’
Posted 03.13.14
Dominance. In the annals of sports lore, what constitutes a feat of pure dominance? How about when New York Yankees pitcher Don Larsen threw the only perfect game in World Series history against the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1956 … the UCLA Bruins men's basketball team dominated the college ranks in ...FULL STORY »
The Great Gonzo
The Great Gonzo Adds Grand Marshal To An Already Impressive Resume
Posted 03.13.14
~ Muppets’ Resident Daredevil to get Auto Club 400 underway with the most famous words in motorsports ~ FONTANA, Calif. (March 13, 2014) – Already a daredevil in his own right, the Great Gonzo will spend Sunday, March 23 among his peers in NASCAR, just two days after his new movie, ...FULL STORY »


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