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Articles tagged ‘Phoenix International Raceway’

Nov 07
Friday

Toyota Racing 2014 NSCS Quicken Loans 500(k) Post-Qualifying Recaps

Toyota Racing Logo DENNY HAMLIN, No. 11 FedEx Ground Toyota Camry, Joe Gibbs Racing Starting Position:  1st Are you surprised the lap time you ran stuck and you got the pole? "I definitely didn't think it was, but I was really hoping to back up what we ran the previous run.  I hit my marks perfectly and the adjustments just kept getting better and better.  Darian (Grubb, crew chief) and the whole FedEx Ground team kept making my Camry better.  That allowed me to drive harder and harder.  That's a big surprise." How was the car in practice and how did it improve in qualifying? "A good day.  We just kept getting our car a little bit better with every run today and in the qualifying run.  Definitely ... FULL STORY »

Ford Racing 2014 NSCS Quicken Loans 500(k) Post-Qualifying Recaps

Ford Racing Logo CARL EDWARDS – No. 99 Fastenal Ford Fusion – “I hate to admit it, but I’m very happy with 13th.  We were about a 25th-place car in practice and I was nervous about this and it went well, so that’s ... FULL STORY »

Team Chevy 2014 NSCS Quicken Loans 500(k) Post-Qualifying Recaps

Team Chevy Logo JEFF GORDON, NO. 24 AXALTA CHEVROLET SS – QUALIFIED 7TH For qualifying, we didn’t have any expectations there. We definitely expected the car to be a little better in practice today. It had such good grip in the middle when we ... FULL STORY »

2014 NSCS Quicken Loans 500(k) Starting Lineup

NASCAR Driver Denny Hamlin (FedEx Ground) - Photo Credit: Jerry Markland/Getty Images Friday night at Phoenix International Raceway, Denny Hamlin - with a qualifying lap speed of 142.113 MPH - captured the pole for Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) Quicken Loans 500(k). This was Hamlin's third series pole of the 2014 season, ... FULL STORY »

2014 NSCS Quicken Loans 500(k) Q&A with Jeff Gordon

Jeff Gordon, driver of the #24 Axalta Chevrolet, looks on in the garage area during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Crown Royal Presents The John Wayne Walding 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on July 25, 2014 in Indianapolis, Indiana. - Photo Credit: Rainier Ehrhardt/Getty Images JEFF GORDON, NO. 24 AXALTA CHEVROLET SS, met with members of the media at Phoenix International Raceway (PIR) and discussed last week’s post-race incident with Brad Keselowski, his outlook for this weekend at PIR and many other topics.  ON HIS CHANCES ... FULL STORY »

2014 NCWTS Lucas Oil 150 Starting Lineup

2014 NCWTS Driver Erik Jones - Photo Credit: Jonathan Moore/Getty Images Erik Jones, with a new NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) qualifying track record speed of 135.532 MPH at Phoenix International Raceway, captured the pole for tonight's Lucas Oil 150. Jones, who broke Nelson Piquet Jr.'s previous record of 134.439 MPH, ... FULL STORY »

2014 NSCS Quicken Loans 500(k) Q&A with Carl Edwards

2014 NSCS Driver Carl Edwards (Fastenal) - Photo Credit: Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images Carl Edwards, driver of the No. 99 Fastenal Ford Fusion, has two NASCAR Sprint Cup Series wins at Phoenix International Raceway and a third would guarantee him a spot in the Championship Four at Ford Championship Weekend in Homestead, FL.  ... FULL STORY »



2014 NSCS Driver Alex Bowman (BK Racing) - Photo Credit: Sarah Glenn/Getty Images
2014 NNS DAV 200 Final Practice Session Speeds
Posted 11.07.14
At the end of the final NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) DAV 20o practice session at Phoenix International Raceway on Friday, it was Alex Bowman - with a lap speed of 133.610 MPH - showing the fastest way around the track. Second quickest in the session with a lap speed of 132.115 MPH was ...FULL STORY »
Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Budweiser Chevrolet, stands in the garage area at Dover International Speedway on September 26, 2014 in Dover, Delaware. - Photo Credit: Getty Images
2014 NSCS Quicken Loans 500(k) First Practice Session Speeds
Posted 11.07.14
Kevin Harvick, with a lap speed of 141.521 MPH, was the fastest Friday afternoon during the first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) practice session for Sunday's Quicken Loans 500(k) at Phoenix International Raceway. Series Rookie of the Year (ROTY) contender, Kyle Larson, was second fastest with a lap speed of 141.471 MPH, and ...FULL STORY »
Ryan Newman, driver of the #31 Caterpillar Chevrolet, left, talks with crew chief Lucas Lambert in the garage area - Photo Credit: Joe Robbins/Getty Images
2014 NSCS Quicken Loans 500(k) Q&A with Ryan Newman
Posted 11.07.14
RYAN NEWMAN, NO. 31 CAT MINING CHEVROLET SS met with media and discussed his view of the Chase with two races remaining, drivers he’s admired, mind games, and more. GIVE US YOUR THOUGHTS ON THE RACE AT PHOENIX THIS WEEKEND “I just look forward tot this opportunity. It’s a good race track. ...FULL STORY »
Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Budweiser Chevrolet, stands in the garage area during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Quicken Loans 400 at Michigan International Speedway on June 13, 2014 in Brooklyn, Michigan. - Photo Credit: Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images
2014 NSCS Quicken Loans 500(k) Q&A with Kevin Harvick
Posted 11.07.14
KEVIN HARVICK, NO. 4 BUDWEISER CHEVROLET SS, met with members at Phoenix International Raceway (PIR) and discussed post-race at Texas last week, expectations for this weekend at PIR and other topics. THOUGHTS ON COMING TO PHOENIX: “We are excited. I think last week was a little bit unexpected just for the fact ...FULL STORY »
Matt Kenseth, driver of the #20 Dollar General Toyota, looks on during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway in Homestead, Florida. - Photo Credit Todd Warshaw/Getty Images
2014 NSCS Quicken Loans 500(k) Q&A with Matt Kenseth
Posted 11.07.14
MATT KENSETH, No. 20 Dollar General Toyota Camry, Joe Gibbs Racing What are your thoughts on this year’s Chase and championship? “It’s been an interesting Chase for us because we haven’t ran consistently really, really well and we still have a shot at it if we can have a good day here ...FULL STORY »
2014 NSCS Driver Jimmie Johnson (Lowe's) - Photo Credit: Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images
2014 NSCS Quicken Loans 500(k) Q&A with Jimmie Johnson
Posted 11.07.14
JIMMIE JOHNSON, NO. 48 LOWE’S PATRIOTIC CHEVROLET SS, met with members of the media at Phoenix International Raceway and discussed last weekend’s incident at Texas Motor Speedway between Jeff Gordon and Brad Keselowski, his outlook for this weekend at Phoenix and many other topics.  TALK A LITTLE BIT ABOUT YOUR THOUGHTS ...FULL STORY »
2014 NSCS Driver Aric Almirola (Farmland) - Photo Credit: Robert Laberge/Getty Images
2014 NSCS Quicken Loans 500(k) Q&A with Aric Almirola
Posted 11.07.14
Aric Almirola, driver of the No. 43 Folds of Honor/Farmland Ford Fusion, was part of a press conference today where he presented a check for $100,000 in scholarship money for Folds of Honor recipients.  He also took questions about this weekend’s race at Phoenix and other competition issues. ARIC ALMIROLA – ...FULL STORY »
Joey Logano, driver of the #22 Shell-Pennzoil Ford, stands in the garage area during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Oral-B USA 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway in Hampton, Georgia. - Photo Credit: Jonathan Moore/Getty Images
2014 NSCS Quicken Loans 500(k) Q&A with Joey Logano
Posted 11.07.14
Joey Logano, driver of the No. 22 Shell/Pennzoil Ford Fusion, is tied for the points lead going into this weekend’s Eliminator Round finale at Phoenix International Raceway.  He spoke with members of the media before today’s practice session and discussed his situation. JOEY LOGANO – No. 22 Shell/Pennzoil Ford Fusion – ...FULL STORY »
Kyle Busch, driver of the #54 Monster Energy Toyota - Photo Credit: Robert Laberge/Getty Images
2014 NNS DAV 200 First Practice Session Speeds
Posted 11.07.14
Early Friday afternoon at Phoenix International Raceway (PIR), it was Kyle Busch - with a lap speed of 132.861 MPH - posting the fastest lap during the first NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) DAV 200 practice session. Series Rookie of the Year (ROTY) candidate, Ty Dillon, was second fastest with a lap speed of 132.421 ...FULL STORY »


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