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How'd we do? NASCAR on FOX Chase Grids after Challenger Round

Prior to the start of the Challenger Round of this year's Chase for the Sprint Cup, eight members of the FOX Sports on-air and online teams filled out their brackets, all the way to the championship. Here's how our experts did in the Challenger Round of the Chase and who they see advancing out of the Contender Round, which starts Sunday at Kansas Speedway. Joe Menzer --...
Via Fox Sports
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Biffle Narrowly Misses Contender Round of 2014 Chase with 21st-Place Finish at Dover

Biffle fell just shy of making the next round of the 2014 Chase for the Championship with his 21st-place finish at Dover International Raceway.  The No. 16 3M Post-it Brand Ford reacted to the slightest of adjustments throughout the 400-lap race and despite many chassis adjustments the handling was never where Biffle needed it.    Greg Biffle started the third race of the Chase...

Busch Finishes 10th at Dover; Advances to Contender Round

While the result wasn’t exactly what he had hoped for, Kyle Busch did exactly what he needed to do to advance into the second round of this year’s Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup. Busch, driver of the No. 18 Interstate Batteries Toyota for Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR), was a staple in the top-five for much of Sunday’s AAA 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Dover (Del.) International...

Kyle Busch Advances With Top-10 Finish

While the result wasn’t exactly what he had hoped for, Kyle Busch did exactly what he needed to do to advance into the second round of this year’s Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup. Busch, driver of the No. 18 Interstate Batteries Toyota for Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR), was a[...]
Via Start 'N' Park Blog
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BI-LO, Ragú® and Charlotte Motor Speedway to Celebrate Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s Birthday at the Bank of America 500

Dale Earnhardt Jr. will celebrate his 40th birthday during the Oct. 9-11 Bank of America 500 weekend and fans can join the fun at the Dale Jr. Birthday Pit Party presented by BI-LO on Saturday, Oct. 11. The pre-race pit party will include a concert by The Band Perry, the 2014 Academy of Country Music Vocal Group of the Year, along with performances by Parmalee and Jimmy Wayne. Earnhardt...

Gordon Cruises To Dover Win

Jeff Gordon was the big winner Sunday after the conclusion of the AAA 400 from the Dover International Speedway. He collected his fourth win of the 2014 season, along with capturing momentum for the second leg of the Chase for the Sprint Cup. Chase drivers rounded out the top-5 finishers,[...]
Via Start 'N' Park Blog
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Jeff Gordon wins at Dover, four eliminated from Chase

Jeff Gordon is guaranteed a berth in the next Chase for the Sprint Cup championship round with his win Sunday at Dover International Speedway. Gordon joins Brad Keselowski and Joey Logano as the three drivers who are guaranteed a berth in the next round with victories. “I think this is huge,” Gordon said in Victory Lane. “We came in here with a little bit of extra pressure...
Via Sports-Glory
1 day ago  |  Discuss

NSCS: Composed Kurt Busch Takes Blame For Not Advancing In Chase

DOVER, Del. —  Kurt Busch’s bid for a second Sprint Cup Series championship came to an abrupt end Sunday at Dover International Speedway, as he finished a disappointing 18th in the last race of the ‘Challenger Round’ of NASCAR’s new Chase format. The No. 41 car hovered around 15th all day long, but never seriously competed for a victory. “(The car) was just tight the...
Via Rubbings Racing
1 day ago  |  Discuss

NSCS: Aric Almirola ‘Sad and Disappointed’ By Missing Out On Contender Round Of Chase

DOVER, Del. — It has been a huge season for Richard Petty Motorsports driver, Aric Almirola. He recorded his first-career Sprint Cup Series victory at Daytona in July, and in doing so he recorded the first victory for car No. 43 since the 1999 season. Almirola became a long-shot to upset the Chase field after recording two-consecutive top-10 finishes heading into the Chase, but...
Via Rubbings Racing
1 day ago  |  Discuss

NSCS: Kahne Narrowly Advances Following Tough Race in Dover

DOVER, Del. — Entering the AAA 400 at Dover International Speedway, Kasey Kahne had a small, stressful six-point lead over 13th- place Denny Hamlin. In a race that required no significant mistakes and solid speed, Kahne had a lot to overcome in a short amout of time. Starting in the 12th position, Kahne was holding his ground for a majority of the first half until he reported a...
Via Rubbings Racing
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Chase Elliott leads Nationwide Series points, full standings following Dover

Chase Elliott will again leave the race track with the points lead in the NASCAR Nationwide Series. The driver of the No. 9 NAPA Chevrolet Camaro will leave Dover International Raceway with a 26 point lead over Regan Smith. Up next for the Nationwide Series is the 1.5-mile Kansas Speedway next Saturday afternoon. Nationwide Series points following Dover – RK DRIVER POINTS...
Via Tireball.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Harvick wins pole at Dover, full qualifying results for AAA 400

Kevin Harvick claimed the pole for the Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series’ AAA 400 at Dover International Raceway. The driver of the No. 4 Budweiser Chevrolet will be joined by Kyle Busch on the front row after setting the fast time during the final round of knockout qualifying. Sunday’s AAA 400 will air on ESPN beginning at 2:00 pm ET. The 400 lap race will be total 400 miles...
Via Tireball.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Tony Stewart has no ‘desire’ to get back in a sprint car

Tony Stewart says he may never get back in a sprint car again following the death of Kevin Ward Jr. “I would say it’s going to be a long time before you ever see me in a sprint car again, if ever. I don’t have any desire at this moment to get back in a car,” Stewart told The Associated Press in his first interview since a grand jury decided he would not be charged in Ward’s...
Via Sports-Glory
3 days ago  |  Discuss

The 10 ugliest NASCAR paint schemes of all-time

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Via Athlon Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Joey Logano And Jamie Little News

Joey Logano has a new multi-year contract with Penske Racing. Jamie Little is going to be moving over to Fox Sports starting in 2015.
Via The Pit Stop
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Stewart not charged by grand jury in death of Kevin Ward Jr.

Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports NASCAR driver Tony Stewart will not face criminal charges for his role in the on-track death of sprint car driver Kevin Ward Jr. A 23-member grand jury reviewed evidence from the Ontario County District Attorney’s office and found there was no basis for criminal charges, D.A. Michael Tantillo announced Wednesday. Tantillo also said Ward was under...
Via Sports-Glory
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Danica Patrick getting closer to true mediocrity

Danica Patrick was in the top-15 for much of Sunday’s event and ran as high as fifth on lap 248. But a combination of numerous cautions, being on old tires and saving fuel cost her a chance at a top-10. For the second consecutive week, Danica Patrick started 18th, she finished 19th, and a Team Penske car won. She’s getting more consistent top 20 finishes now. And given how her...
Via The Sports Bank
7 days ago  |  Discuss
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