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Articles tagged ‘“The Great American Race”’

Feb 21
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Jeff Gordon’s ‘Great American’ goodbye

Jeff Gordon, driver of the #24 Drive To End Hunger Chevrolet, poses with the Coors Light Pole Award after qualifying for the pole position for the 57th Annual Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 15, 2015 in Daytona Beach, Florida. - Photo Credit: Chris Graythen/Getty Images Jeff Gordon kicked off his final full-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season the best way he possibly could – by winning the Daytona 500 Coors Light Pole. The 43-year-old will attempt to launch his farewell full-schedule campaign in even grander fashion in Sunday’s 57th running of “The Great American Race” (1 p.m. ET on FOX) by becoming the 10th Daytona 500 winner to visit Victory Lane from the pole. “I can't think of anything cooler than to start this season, the Daytona 500, my final Daytona 500, final full season, on the pole,” he said. Gordon won his second of three Daytona 500s from the pole in 1999. The other drivers to accomplish the feat are NASCAR Hall of Famers: Fireball Roberts (1962), ... FULL STORY »

Michael Annett 2015 NSCS Daytona 500 Race Preview

2015 NSCS Driver Michael Annett on track in the No. 46 Pilot/Flying J Chevrolet SS - Photo Credit: Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images Michael Annett No. 46 Pilot Flying J Chevrolet Daytona International Speedway Daytona 500 | February 22, 2015 "If we're in it, we can win it"...Michael Annett raced his No. 46 Pilot Flying J Chevrolet into the Daytona 500 via a 14th-place finish in Thursday ... FULL STORY »

2015 NSCS Daytona 500 Seventh Practice Session Speeds

The #88 Nationwide Chevrolet, driven by Dale Earnhardt Jr., is pushed through the garage area during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series 57th Annual Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 20, 2015 in Daytona Beach, Florida. - Photo Credit: Robert Laberge/Getty Images Dale Earnhardt Jr., with a lap speed of 194.405 MPH, was the fastest Friday afternoon during the seventh NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) practice session at Daytona International Speedway for Sunday's Daytona 500. Earnhardt's fellow Hendrick Motorsports teammates, Kasey Kahne (193.528 MPH) ... FULL STORY »

2015 NSCS Daytona 500 Sixth Practice Session Speeds

Jeff Gordon, driver of the #24 Drive To End Hunger Chevrolet, drives through the garage area during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series 57th Annual Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 20, 2015 in Daytona Beach, Florida. - Photo Credit: Patrick Smith/Getty Images Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) pole-sitter, Jeff Gordon, with a lap speed of 193.079 MPH, on Friday led the field of 14 drivers during the sixth Daytona 500 practice session at Daytona International Speedway. Michael Waltrip was second quickest in the ... FULL STORY »

Dr Pepper to Partner with BK Racing for 2015

2015 NSCS Driver JJ Yeley (Dr Pepper) - Photo Credit: Jared C. Tilton/Getty Imagee CHARLOTTE, NC (February 20, 2015) - Dr Pepper partners with BK Racing as the primary sponsor on the No. 23 Toyota of JJ Yeley for the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season. The one of a kind soft drink, whose involvement with BK ... FULL STORY »

Justin Allgaier 2015 NSCS Daytona 500 Race Preview

2015 NSCS Driver Justin (Allgaier BRANDT) - Photo Credit: Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images Justin Allgaier No. 51 BRANDT Professional Agriculture Chevrolet Daytona International Speedway Daytona 500 | February 22, 2014 New Year, New Season...Justin Allgaier peeled off the yellow rookie stripe from the back bumper of his No. 51 BRANDT Professional Agriculture Chevrolet at ... FULL STORY »

Dale Earnhardt Jr., Jimmie Johnson Win Budweiser Duel At Daytona Races; Field Set for DAYTONA 500

2015 NSCS Bud Duel 1 Race DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The Budweiser Duel At Daytona races Thursday night at Daytona International Speedway were separate events won in equally dominating fashion by Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Jimmie Johnson. The Budweiser Duel, consisting of two 150-mile (60 laps) qualifying ... FULL STORY »



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2015 NSCS Daytona 500 Starting Lineup
Posted 02.20.15
Now that the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) Budweiser Duel qualifying races have concluded, the starting lineup for the 57th annual Daytona 500 is set, and the teams will now focus their attention preparing their cars for the 200-lap event. Jeff Gordon and Jimmie Johnson had already secured the pole and ...FULL STORY »
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Team Chevy 2015 NSCS Budweiser Duel 2 Post-Race Recaps
Posted 02.19.15
ALEX BOWMAN, NO. 7 TOY STATE/NIKKO RC CHEVROLET SS – Involved in a multi-car accident on lap 36 ANY IDEA WHERE THIS PUTS YOU FOR TRYING TO MAKE THE (DAYTONA) 500?
“I have no idea.  I’m just really thankful for Nikko RC and Toy State and everybody at TBR (Tommy Baldwin Racing) ...FULL STORY »
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Toyota Racing 2015 NSCS Budweiser Duel 2 Post-Race Recaps
Posted 02.19.15
KYLE BUSCH, No. 18 M&M's Crispy Toyota Camry, Joe Gibbs Racing Duel 2 Finishing Position:  2nd How was the race? "I thought our race was pretty good. I wish we would have won obviously – just one short. We were a restart off. I didn't get the best of jumps there, Jimmie (Johnson) ...FULL STORY »
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Ford Racing 2015 NSCS Budweiser Duel 2 Post-Race Recaps
Posted 02.19.15
GREG BIFFLE – No. 16 Ortho Ford Fusion – “I felt good about my chances right there. I was so confident coming to take the green that I was gonna have a chance at winning that thing or be dicing it out with those guys. I was gonna make a ...FULL STORY »
Jimmie Johnson, driver of the #48 Lowe's Chevrolet, celebrates in victory lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Budweiser Duel 2 at Daytona International Speedway on February 19, 2015 in Daytona Beach, Florida. - Photo Credit: Patrick Smith/Getty Images
2015 NSCS Budweiser Duel 2 Race Results
Posted 02.19.15
Six-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) champion, Jimmie Johnson, captured the win in Thursday's second Budweiser Duel qualifying race at Daytona International Speedway after leading 40 of the 64-laps that were run, and under a green-white-checkered (flags) finish. Following Johnson to the drop of the checkered flag were Joe Gibbs Racing teammates, ...FULL STORY »
2015 NSCS Driver Trevor Bayne (AdvoCare) - Photo Credit: Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images
Bayne Looks to Recapture Daytona Magic with Familiar Number
Posted 02.18.15
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Feb. 18, 2015) – Trevor Bayne returns to the site of one of the most historic moments in sports history on Sunday afternoon for the 57th running of the Daytona 500. In what will be his Roush Fenway Racing debut in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS), ...FULL STORY »
2015 NSCS Driver Carl Edwards (Arris) - Photo Credit: Maddie Meyer/Getty Images
Carl Edwards Helps Goodyear Illustrate the Grueling Conditions NASCAR Tires Face in New ‘Tire Talk’ Videos
Posted 02.18.15
Goodyear Releases Three New Videos in ‘Tire Talk’ Series during Daytona Speedweeks AKRON, Ohio, February 18, 2015 – For more than 60 years, The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company has provided tires that offer confident grip and handling for drivers in America’s most popular motorsport, designed to face the extreme demands ...FULL STORY »
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NASCAR Makes Adjustments to XFINITY & Camping World Truck Series Qualifying at Daytona
Posted 02.18.15
The following adjustments will be made to the qualifying format for this week’s NASCAR XFINITY Series and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series events at Daytona International Speedway:    The first round of qualifying will consist of four groups of approximately 12 vehicles (depending on the size of the field, which will ...FULL STORY »
2015 NSCS Driver Dale Jr (Nationwide Ins.) - Photo Credit: Patrick Smith/Getty Images
2015 NSCS Daytona 500 Q&A with Dale Earnhardt Jr.
Posted 02.18.15
DALE EARNHARDT JR., NO. 88 NATIONWIDE CHEVROLET SS met with media and discussed the adjusted qualifying format for the Truck Series and NXS Series, the 14th anniversary of the loss of his father, Dale Earnhardt, on being the defending Daytona 500 winner, his new crew chief, Greg Ives, and more. ...FULL STORY »


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