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Marathon man: Landon Cassill runs 14 miles after Coca-Cola 600

After completing Sunday's Coca-Cola 600, Landon Cassill swapped his driving suit for running shorts and ran 14 miles from Charlotte Motor Speedway to the NASCAR Hall of Fame in Uptown Charlotte.  Once he climbed from the No. 40 Snap Fitness Chevrolet, Cassill stretched out and set off on his route. Cassill was accompanied by two escort motorcylces along the route.  When Cassill...
Via Fox Sports
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Tony Stewart Post-Race Report – Charlotte

Stewart 21st in Coca-Cola 600 Bass Pro Shops/Mobil 1 Driver Perseveres Through NASCAR’s Longest Race Date:  May 24, 2015 Event:  Coca-Cola 600 (Round 12 of 36) Series:  NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Location:  Charlotte (N.C.) Motor Speedway (1.5-mile oval) Start/Finish:  12th/21st (Running, completed 399 of 400 laps) Point Standing:  30th (202 points, 271 out of first...
Via Motor Racing Digest
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Winners and Losers – Charlotte Edition

Photo Credit: Rusty Jarrett/HHP Posted by: Dave Thompson, follow @phillyfan17 May 25, 2015 Winners Carl Edwards – Edwards returned to Victory Lane for the first time in 31 races and the first time with his new team at Joe Gibbs Racing. He didn’t have the fastest car on the track or even the fastest amongst his teammates (Matt Kenseth, Denny Hamlin and Kyle Busch), but fuel...
Via Motor Racing Digest
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Fuel mileage duel costs Martin Truex Jr. another shot at victory

As Carl Edwards was busy back flipping and celebrating with the fans on the frontstretch of Charlotte Motor Speedway after winning Sunday night's Coca-Cola 600, Martin Truex Jr. climbed from his car, took off his helmet and put his head in his arms on the roof of the car. Frustration does not begin to describe the Furniture Row Racing driver's emotions after finishing fifth. In a...
Via Fox Sports
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Harvick Finishes Ninth in Coca-Cola 600

Kevin Harvick, driver of the No. 4 Budweiser/Jimmy John’s Chevrolet SS for Stewart-Haas Racing (SHR), finished ninth in the Coca-Cola 600 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Charlotte (N.C.) Motor Speedway Sunday night. Harvick, who won the race in 2011 and 2013, scored his 11th top-10 in the 12 points-paying races of 2015. Harvick started eighth and charged to the front of the pack...

RCR Post Race Report - Coca-Cola 600

Race Highlights: Richard Childress Racing teammates Ryan Newman, Paul Menard and Austin Dillon finished sixth, 14th and 16th, respectively, in the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Newman ranks 11th in the Sprint Cup Series championship point standings, trailing current leader Kevin Harvick by 130 points, while Menard ranks 13th and Dillon 23rd. Carl Edwards earned his...

Carl Edwards Wins At Charlotte Motor Speedway

  Photo Credit: Jennifer Coleman / NKP Posted by: Sandy Terronez, follow @sandyterronez May 24, 2015   Carl Edwards won Sunday’s 56th Annual Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. This is his first win for 2015 and his first win since joining Joe Gibbs Racing. He led 27 laps overall and the final 21 of the race for the win. Roush Fenway’s Greg Biffle came in second and...
Via Motor Racing Digest
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Coca-Cola 600 Ends Early for Blaney & Wood Brothers

Engine trouble ended the Coca-Cola 600 early for Ryan Blaney and the Motorcraft/Quick Lane Racing team.   Blaney was running the famous No. 21 solidly in 14th place (he had run as high as seventh throughout NASCAR’s longest race) when the engine let go in a spectacular white cloud during lap 282, which caused him to hit the wall.   “It sputtered and started to go maybe a half...

Kevin Harvick leads NASCAR points, full standings following Coca-Cola 600

Kevin Harvick leaves the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway as the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver with the most points on the season. Jimmie Johnson has the most wins in the series at three. Winner: Edwards wins Coca-Cola 600, full results With wins already on the season Edwards, Jimmie Johnson, Kevin Harvick, Joey Logano. Dale Earnhardt Jr., Brad Keselowski, Matt Kenseth...
Via Tireball.com
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

NASCAR: Previewing the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte

Tonight, the stars of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series close Charlotte Motor Speedway’s “Ten Days of Thunder” with the longest race of the season, the Coca-Cola 600.  Starting in the daylight and ending under the lights, this Memorial Day mainstay will test drivers and pit crews alike as teams attempt to combat the changing race conditions.  At the end of 600 miles (400 laps...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Chris Buescher leads Xfinity Series points following Charlotte, full standings

Chris Buescher will leave Charlotte Motor Speedway as the points leader in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. Buescher holds a 4 point lead over second place Ty Dillon. Winner: Austin Dillon wins Hisense 300 at Charlotte The next race on the Xfinity schedule is at Dover next week. Xfinity Series point standings after Charlotte – RK DRIVER POINTS WINS POLES TOP 5 TOP 10 1 Chris...
Via Tireball.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

NSCS: From Horses to Horsepower, E.E. Ward Moves Into High Gear with Richard Petty Motorsports

One of the Nation’s Oldest Minority-owned Businesses Will Write the Next Chapter of its 134-year History with Racing Legend Richard Petty. MOORESVILLE, N.C. (May 22, 2015) – Richard Petty Motorsports welcomes Columbus, Ohio based E.E. Ward Moving & Storage, one of the country’s oldest minority-owned businesses, as an associate sponsor on the No. 43 WinField Ford Mustang...
Via On Pit Road
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Jeff Gordon will join the NASCAR on Fox broadcast booth for 2016

Since winning NASCAR rights for the first time in 2001, the trio of Mike Joy, Darrell Waltrip, and Larry McReynolds has been in the broadcast booth for Fox Sports.  The three have seen NASCAR ride the roller coaster of national popularity and called some of the most tragic and most memorable moments in the history of the sport. For the 2016 season, Fox will make their first change...
Via Awful Announcing
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Kenseth wins Coca-Cola 600 pole, full Charlotte NASCAR qualifying results

Matt Kenseth was the fastest qualifier in Thursday’s qualifying session for the Coca-Cola 600. The driver of the No. 20 Dollar General Toyota Camry will be joined by Joey Logano on the front row. Coverage of Sunday’s Coca-Cola 600 will air on FOX beginning at 6:00 pm ET with the green flag set to wave at 6:16 pm ET. Jimmie Johnson won this event a year ago. Kevin Harvick...
Via Tireball.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Jeff Gordon Joins NASCAR on FOX, Will Replace McReynolds in Booth

Fox Sports has hired one of the biggest names in NASCAR. Retiring NASCAR driver Jeff Gordon has joined Fox Sports as a NASCAR analyst, it was announced Thursday. He will serve as an in-race reporter for the remainder of the season before joining Mike Joy and Darrell Waltrip on the lead broadcast team next year. [...]
Via Sports Media Watch
3 days ago  |  Discuss

NSCS: Bobby Labonte Statement on Brother Terry Being Voted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame

TRINITY, N.C. (May 20, 2015) - The NASCAR Hall of Fame announced Wednesday that two-time Sprint Cup Series champion Terry Labonte would be inducted into the Hall as a member of the Class of 2016. Bobby Labonte, Terry’s younger brother and also a Sprint Cup Series champion, commented:   “Obviously, this is a really proud day for the Labonte family. I think back to when we were...
Via On Pit Road
4 days ago  |  Discuss

ARCA: Bayne to Pilot Cunningham Motorsports No. 22 at Pocono Raceway

Trevor Bayne, driver of the No. 6 AdvoCare Ford Fusion for Roush Fenway Racing in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS), is set to make his first laps around the 2.5-mile Pocono Raceway for Cunningham Motorsports in the No. 22 AdvoCare Ford for the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards on June 6.. Hailing from Knoxville, Tenn., Bayne has made 69 career NSCS starts since 2010. In...
Via On Pit Road
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Takeaways from NASCAR's All-Star weekend in Charlotte

When the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series returns to its adopted home of the Charlotte, N.C. area for “10 Days of Thunder,” anything can happen.  The more than weeklong celebration of speed at the Charlotte Motor Speedway began this weekend, and was highlighted by the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race; the 110-lap dash for $1 million and absolutely no points, and this year’s running featured...
Via isportsweb.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss
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