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Joey Logano wins at New Hampshire, advances to second round of Chase

Joey Logano won for the seventh time in his career and punched his ticket into the second elimination round under NASCAR’s new playoff format. Logano took control of Sunday’s Sylvania 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on a restart with 27 laps left and held on to win the second race in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup. Logano and teammate Brad Keselowski, who won the...
Via Sports-Glory
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

NSCS: The Magic Mile Not So Magical for Chase Contenders

LOUDON, N.H. — Heading into Sunday’s Sylvania 300 at New Hampshire, many wouldn’t have thought the flat 1-mile oval would be a wild card race, but the “Magic Mile” proved different as several Chase drivers had issues throughout the 300 lap event. Denny Hamlin led 32 laps early in the race, but on lap 96, things began to unravel for the driver of the No. 11 team. A fuel filler...
Via Rubbings Racing
1 day ago  |  Discuss

NSCS: Teammates Kyle Larson and Jamie McMurray Continue To Impress During Chase

LOUDON, N.H.– The Chip Ganassi Racing teammates, Kyle Larson and Jamie McMurray were eliminated from championship contention two weeks ago in Richmond, but you wouldn’t be able to tell based off of their incredible performance since the Chase for the Sprint Cup has begun. Last week in Chicago, the duo led a total of 52 laps, and each finished inside the top-10. Larson was in...
Via Rubbings Racing
1 day ago  |  Discuss

NSCS: Despite Long Odds, Almirola Has Fighting Chance of Advancing to Next Round of Chase

LOUDON, N.H.–Many had Aric Almirola wrote off as a championship contender as soon as he punched his Chase ticket with a win in a rain-shortened race at Daytona in July. Last week, anyone who clung on to any hope that Almirola would go on to win the championship in 2014 were crushed when his No. 43 Ford Fusion went up in smoke with less than 40 laps remaining, while running in sixth...
Via Rubbings Racing
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Brendan Gaughan Takes Nationwide Series Win At Kentucky Speedway

SPARTA, Ky. — Brendan Gaughan surged past rookies Chase Elliott and Ty Dillon in a wild three-wide run after a final restart for a hard-earned victory in Saturday night’s 300-mile Nationwide Series race at Kentucky Speedway. Elliott and Dillon initially battled for the lead on Lap 192 before Gaughan’s No. 62 Chevrolet rocketed forward on the outside to make it three abreast...
Via NESN.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Chase Elliott leads Nationwide Series standings, points following Kentucky

Chase Elliott will leave Kentucky Speedway as the points leader in the NASCAR Nationwide Series. The rookie driver remains atop the points following Saturday’s race at Kentucky. Entering Saturday’s running of the VisitMyrtleBeach.com 300 his point lead was 18 over Regan Smith. It is now 20 points. WINNER: Gaughan wins at Kentucky, full results The next race on the schedule...
Via Tireball.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Brendan Gaughan wins Nationwide Series race at Kentucky, full results for Visit Myrtle Beach 300

Brendan Gaughan claimed the win in Saturday night’s NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Kentucky Speedway. The driver of the No. 62 Southpoint Chevrolet Camaro finished ahead of teammate Brian Scott and Ty Dillon in the 200 lap race at the 1.5-mile track located in Sparta, KY. Ty Dillon began Saturday night’s VisitMyrtleBeach.com 300 on the pole and after 200 laps of racing...
Via Tireball.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Gordon spoils Keselowski's perfect weekend, looks for NHMS win

For the past three weeks, Team Penske's Brad Keselowski has been about as perfect as can be. The driver of the No. 2 Ford won the last race of the regular season at Richmond International Speedway in dominant fashion, then went to Chicagoland Speedway and scored another dramatic victory to kick off the Chase for the Sprint Cup with a big win. This weekend at New Hampshire Motor...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Final Practice Times: 2014 Sylvania 300

Pos # Driver Team Time Behind 1 24 Jeff Gordon Drive to End Hunger Chevrolet 28.139 Leader 2 2 Brad Keselowski Miller Lite Ford 28.160 -0.021 3 4 Kevin Harvick Budweiser Designate a Driver Chevrolet 28.164 -0.025 4 22 Joey Logano Shell Pennzoil Ford 28.192 -0.053 5 88 Dale Earnhardt[...]
Via Start 'N' Park Blog
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Starting Lineup: Sylvania 300

Pos # Driver Team Time 1 2 Brad Keselowski Miller Lite Ford 27.090 2 1 Jamie McMurray Belkin/WEMO Chevrolet 27.121 3 4 Kevin Harvick Budweiser Designate a Driver Chevrolet 27.193 4 11 Denny Hamlin FedEx Ground Toyota 27.253 5 18 Kyle Busch M&M’s Toyota 27.260 6 48 Jimmie Johnson Lowe’s[...]
Via Start 'N' Park Blog
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Earnhardt back in Kentucky

Jeffrey Earnhardt returns to Kentucky Speedway this weekend hoping to improve on his finish in the Nationwide Series race earlier this year. Earnhardt finished 23rd in June at Kentucky. “It’s a track I like,” Earnhardt said of the 1.5-mile facility. “We ran well there in June but didn’t get the finish we were looking for. With more laps in, I hope we can show some big improvement...

Stanley and Dewalt join JGR; to sponsor Carl Edwards and Matt Kenseth

On Wednesday Joe Gibbs Racing announced that it had entered into a partnership with Stanley and Dewalt bringing sponsorship to the cars which will be driven by Carl Edwards and Matt Kenseth during the 2015 season. Stanley will partner with JGR appearing as the primary sponsor for 12 races on the No. 19 Toyota Camry driven by Edwards while Dewalt will appear on the No. 20 driven by...
Via Tireball.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Kurt Busch One Down, Nine To Go

One race down, nine to go until the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion is crowned. Ten years after winning his first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship in 2004, Kurt Busch has his eyes set on that ultimate prize once again. To claim the championship crown a second time, the driver of the No. 41 Haas Automation Chevrolet SS for Stewart-Haas Racing (SHR) has to “survive and...

Stewart case goes to grand jury

The Office of the Ontario County (N.Y.) District Attorney has decided to move the case involving Tony Stewart’s role in the death of driver Kevin Ward, Jr. to a grand jury. This move is not overly surprising, but it is interesting given that the Ontario County Sheriff Philip Povero had[...]
Via Start 'N' Park Blog
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Marcos Ambrose, Tire Theft, And David Ragan News

Penske Racing made it official today in hiring Marcos Ambrose to drive in the Super V8 series in Australia. The #55 and #83 Sprint Cup teams wound up with stolen tires. David Ragan could wind up as the new driver of the #9 car next season.
Via The Pit Stop
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Who can replace Marcos Ambrose at Richard Petty Motorsports?

It is going to be a busy few weeks for executives at Richard Petty Motorsports. On Saturday afternoon, the organization announced that the No. 9 Ford Fusion is vacant for the 2015 season. Driving for the team since 2011, Marcos Ambrose is opting to leave RPM to take his family back to his home in Australia.  In lieu of this decision, the team now has the task of finding a new driver...

Richard Petty Motorsports Announces Driver Update to No. 9 Ford Team

CONCORD, N.C. (September 13, 2014) - Richard Petty Motorsports (RPM) announced today the No. 9 team will move forward with a new driver in 2015. Marcos Ambrose, who has been with RPM since 2011, has informed the organization that he will return to his native home of Australia in 2015. This was a personal decision by Ambrose. At this time RPM is currently evaluating several driver...
Via On Pit Road
9 days ago  |  Discuss
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