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Undaunted Mears rebounds from early setback to finish 22nd at Atlanta

As the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season moves along, Casey Mears and the Germain Racing team arrived in a steaming hot Atlanta looking to turn in a solid performance and continue their strong season. Mears and his No. 13 GEICO Chevrolet SS opened the weekend 28th on the board at the close of the first practice. Despite residing on the bottom half of the chart, his position was...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Jeff Gordon leads NASCAR Sprint Cup Series points, full standings following Atlanta

Jeff Gordon will leave the high speed 1.54-mile Atlanta Motor Speedway as the points leader in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. The driver of the No. 24 Chevrolet SS leads teammate Dale Earnhardt Jr. by 21 points with one race left until the chase reset. WINNER: Kahne wins at Atlanta, full results Below are the standings of drivers who would qualify for the Chase right now. Drivers...
Via Tireball.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Jeff Gordon blows tire, hits wall while running second at Atlanta

Five-time Atlanta Motor Speedway winner Jeff Gordon had a solid run going early in Sunday night's Oral-B USA 500 until cutting a tire and hitting the wall on Lap 75. Running second to the dominant frontrunning car of Kevin Harvick, Gordon's Chevrolet cut a right front tire going into Turn 3 and hit the outside wall to bring out the second caution of the night. With significant...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Gordon reaches 750th start

Making 750 starts in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series is quite an accomplishment in itself. Doing so without interruption is even more remarkable. Jeff Gordon will make his 750th start at NASCAR’s highest level in Sunday night’s Oral-B USA 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Gordon hasn’t missed a race since he took the green flag in Cup competition for the first time, in November 1992...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Jeff Gordon says being in race car is “best thing” for Tony Stewarat

Tony Stewart will make his return to racing on Sunday during the Oral-B USA 500. After missing three weeks following an incident that took the life of Kevin Ward in a sprint race, Stewart will again get behind the wheel of his No. 14 Chevrolet. Four-time series champion Jeff Gordon believes getting back in the car is the best thing for Stewart. “I sent him a text as soon as I found...
Via Tireball.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Gordon says Stewart could run strong in Atlanta

HAMPTON, Ga. (AP) Jeff Gordon is expecting Tony Stewart to be a contender in his return to the track. Kevin Harvick will be on the pole but Stewart, who will start 12th, will be in the spotlight in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race Sunday night at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Stewart is competing for the first time since the sprint car he was driving struck and killed 20-year-old Kevin...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Jeff Gordon to make 750th career start this weekend at Atlanta

This weekend marks an important race in the history of one four-time Sprint Cup Series Champion as Jeff Gordon will make his 750th career start this weekend at Atlanta Motor Speedway. It marks a fitting spot to mark the career highlight as Gordon made his first career start at Atlanta in 1992. ““That is a big number.  I hadn’t thought about it a whole lot until I saw a decal...
Via On Pit Road
2 days ago  |  Discuss

NASCAR at Atlanta 2014: Weekend Schedule, Green Flag Start Time, Practice, Qualifying, TV info, and Weather Info

NASCAR heads to Atlanta Motor Speedway in Hampton, GA for racing at the 1.54 mile track this weekend. The Nationwide Series will run on Saturday for the Great Clips 300, and the Sprint Cup Series will be racing on Sunday night this weekend, for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Oral-B USA 500.  Sprint Cup: Jeff Gordon to make 750th career Cup start The Camping World Truck Series...
Via Tireball.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Fantasy Picks: Oral-B USA 500 at Atlanta

Getty Images The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series is at Atlanta Motor Speedway this weekend for the Oral-B USA 500. With only two races until the Chase begins time has run out for winless drivers to punch their ticket into the postseason. With all that we welcome you to the Tireball Sports Fantasy Picks for the Oral-B USA 500 at Atlanta! Five to Pick Kevin Harvick - Harvick has not won...
Via Tireball.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Tony Stewart to race Sunday at Atlanta Motor Speedway

Stewart-Haas Racing announced Thursday that three-time Sprint Cup Series champion Tony Stewart will return to racing this weekend at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Stewart has not raced since Aug. 9 when he struck and killed Kevin Ward Jr.  during a sprint car race at Canandaigua Motorsports Park in upstate New York. Kevin Ward, 20, exited his car and was walking down the first track...
Via Sports-Glory
4 days ago  |  Discuss

NASCAR PREVIEW - ORAL-B USA 500

With just two races to go before the new Chase for the Championship format begins the teams unpack at Atlanta Motor Speedway, one of the fastest tracks on the schedule. The track’s high speeds indicate that a strong car in qualifying and practice will have an advantage. In fact, fantasy players would have to look all the way back to 2003 to find the last time a driver won at the...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Jeff Gordon to make 750th career Cup start at Atlanta

Four-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Jeff Gordon will be making his 750th career start this Sunday at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Gordon currently leads the series in points though the first 24 races while his three wins are tied for the most this season. On Gordon’s No. 24 Chevrolet SS this weekend as a sponsor will be Panasonic Toughbook. This marks their second appearance...
Via Tireball.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

NSCS: Throwback Thursday – 2001 Cracker Barrel Old Country Store 500 at Atlanta

RIDGELAND, Miss. — As the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series prepares to head to Georgia to take on the Atlanta Motor Speedway this weekend, we take some time to revisit a race from Atlanta’s past in this week’s edition of “Throwback Thursday.” For this week’s edition, we take a look back at the 2001 Cracker Barrel Old Country Store 500, which many will remember as one of the closest...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

NASCAR: Jeff Gordon Favorite This Weekend in Atlanta

It’s been a stellar season for Jeff Gordon. It’s like he’s found the fountain of youth as the 43-year old has three victories this year which is tied for most in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series in 2014. With how good of cars Gordon has had this season, there’s no reason to think he can’t win this weekend in Atlanta. 11 of Gordon’s last 14 starts at Atlanta he’s finished...
Via Race Review Online
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Despite Martinsville Success, Testing Critical To Gordon, Johnson

Martinsville Speedway’s position as the first race in the Eliminator Round of the Chase for the Sprint Cup has the track’s most successful drivers understanding the importance of the Goody’s® Headache Relief Shot® 500. Jeff Gordon and Jimmie Johnson, who lead all active drivers with eight Martinsville wins apiece, spent the past two days testing at the iconic half-mile speedway...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Joey Logano Grabs Third Win of Season, with Teammate, Brad Keselowski in Tow

Heading into Saturday night’s Irwin Tools Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway, Joey Logano had only one top five finish in eleven starts. He left Bristol on Saturday night with a trophy and big smile. Saturday’s win was Logano’s third win of the season, putting him tied with Jeff Gordon, Dale Earnhardt Jr, Brad Keselowski and Jimmie Johnson for number of wins. The number of...
Via On Pit Road
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Jeff Gordon leaves Bristol as NASCAR Cup Series points leader, full standings

Jeff Gordon will leave the short track of Bristol Motor Speedway as the points leader of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. The race began with Jeff Gordon holding a three point lead over teammate Dale Earnhardt Jr. Following 500 laps of racing at the World’s Fastest Half Mile the points lead now is 27 for Gordon who has a spot locked up. WINNER: Logano wins at Bristol, full results...
Via Tireball.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Will Jeff Gordon Win Another Championship?

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Via Fox Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Saturday night lights: Gordon looks to continue hot streak

All week I've been getting asked who my pick is for Saturday night's race at Bristol Motor Speedway. That's an easy one to answer -- Jeff Gordon. Now sure, I'd like to think that Carl Edwards could complete the Bristol sweep for 2014. I'd like to think that Kasey Kahne, Matt Kenseth or Clint Bowyer or any one of the other drivers who desperately needs a win to...
Via Fox Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Jeff Gordon visits Dogfish Head Brewery and Rehoboth Beach, Del.

Four-time Dover International Speedway winner Jeff Gordon spent the day exploring downstate Delaware yesterday while in town to promote the Sept. 28 “AAA 400” NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race in Dover. Joined by Sam Calagione, founder of Dogfish Head Brewery and ambassador for Coastal Delaware for the day, Gordon visited the famous Dogfish Head Brewery in Milton, Del. before heading...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Gordon has thirst for fun at Delaware brewery

MILTON, Del. (AP) Jeff Gordon may as well have been any average sports fan, sliding up to the bar and ordering a beer. But for a guy who has mastered winemaking as well as he has winning races, Gordon needed a remedial course on the finer points of handling a cold one. ''Do you smell the beer like you do with wine,'' Gordon asked. He raised the glass to his nose...
Via AP on Fox
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Texts From Last Race: What went down after Michigan International Speedway?

Jeff Gordon restarted his way to a checkered flag at Michigan International Speedway. But what happened after? Thanks to our always entertaining friend Nascarcasm, Shake and Bake has uncovered a private (and extremely fake) post-race group text message between some of your favorite drivers. Clint Bowyer is NOT getting out of his race car, Chase Elliott has a different Hendrick...
Via Fox Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Thinking like a champion: That's what Jeff Gordon is doing in 2014

It's been real interesting to me these last few weeks to see the desire and determination of some of these drivers. Look at AJ Allmendinger two weeks ago at Watkins Glen. He wasn't going to be denied. He knew he was up against arguably the best road-course driver in our sport in Marcos Ambrose, yet AJ wanted that win so bad that he went up there and took it. You can go back...
Via Fox Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Winner's Weekend: Ride along with Jeff Gordon in Michigan (VIDEO)

Earlier this season, late-race restarts were Jeff Gordon's biggest enemy. Not anymore.  In an exclusive interview with FOX Sports 1's NASCAR Race Hub, Gordon and crew chief Alan Gustafson take you inside their late-race heriocs in Michigan to capture their third win of the 2014 season. Sit back and enjoy this week's edition of "Winner's Weekend." 
Via Fox Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Michigan International Speedway Test Helps Prepare Gen-6 Car for 2015

Just one day after Jeff Gordon grabbed the checkered flag in the Pure Michigan 400, NASCAR and teams were back testing on the two-mile Michigan International Speedway, gathering crucial data for the development of the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series rules package. Six different configurations were evaluated throughout the test. “Our main goal is to harvest data today to help refine...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
14 days ago  |  Discuss
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