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OPR Staff and Fan Fantasy Results for NSCS at Chicagoland Speedway

For the second straight Sprint Cup Series event, Brad Keselowski would claim the checkered flag first as he held off Kyle Larson and Jeff Gordon at the end of the MyAFibStory.com 400 to score the victory in the first race of the Chase for the Sprint Cup. As a result, Keselowski will automatically advance to round two.     The Picks Ashley McCubbin picked Kevin Harvick, Jeff Gordon...
Via On Pit Road
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Power Rankings: Week 27

Rank Driver Starts Poles Wins Top-5s Top-10s Laps Comp. Laps Led Previous Change 1 Jeff Gordon 27 2 3 10 18 7,586 571 1 0 2 Brad Keselowski 27 4 5 12 14 7,517 1,340 2 0 3 Kevin Harvick 27 5 2 9 14 7,158 1,265 3 0 4[...]
Via Start 'N' Park Blog
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

The pass: DW breaks down the dramatic first race of the Chase

I don't know about you, but Sunday's race at Chicago was fun to watch and quite exciting. We all saw some pretty serious racing going on, particularly when we got down there near the end. You can tell those drivers definitely want to win a race. Obviously with this new Chase format this year, if you win, you automatically move on to the next round. So Brad Keselowski has...
Via Fox Sports
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Gordon-Larson mutual admiration society meets in media center

As hard as they raced each other in the closing laps of Sunday's MyAFibStory.com 400 at Chicagoland Speedway, Jeff Gordon and Kyle Larson might as well have been at a tea social when they sat side-by-side at the dais in the track's media center. Gordon and Larson raced ferociously over the last six laps and finished second and third, respectively, behind race-winner Brad...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Gordon gets his Chase off to a great start with runner-up finish

Four-time Sprint Cup champion Jeff Gordon's 'Drive for Five' got off to a great start Sunday at Chicagoland Speedway, as the driver of the No. 24 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet finished second to Team Penske's Brad Keselowski. Starting eighth, Gordon was one of the fastest cars consistently throughout the 267-lap MyAFibStory.com 400. Leading a total of 26 laps, Gordon...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

NSCS: Larson Nearly Plays Chase Spoiler, Receives Praise From Gordon

JOLIET, Ill. — Kyle Larson came from the back to the front at Chicagoland Speedway, ultimately bringing his No. 42 Target Chevrolet home in the third position in the MyAFibStory.com 400 on Sunday afternoon. Larson missed making the Chase for the Sprint Cup field of 16 drivers, leaving his Chip Ganassi Racing team to utilize the balance of the season to focus on getting to victory...
Via Sicknissified
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Larson once dressed like his heroes; now races 'em

JOLIET, Ill. (AP) When he was a kid with grand plans to become a NASCAR driver someday, Kyle Larson dressed up as Jeff Gordon when his family went to watch the races at Sonoma. In the last few laps of the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship opener, Larson found himself racing the real-life version nose to nose down the stretch at Chicagoland Speedway. ''Jeff's been...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Power Rankings: Week 26

Rank Driver Starts Poles Wins Top-5s Top-10s Laps Comp. Laps Led Previous Change 1 Jeff Gordon 26 2 3 9 17 7,319 545 1 0 2 Brad Keselowski 26 4 4 11 13 7,250 1,278 3 1 3 Kevin Harvick 26 5 2 8 13 6,891 1,186 2 -1 4[...]
Via Start 'N' Park Blog
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Goodbye 'Drive for Five?' Jeff Gordon really believes it's finally title time

Over the first decade of his Sprint Cup Series career, Jeff Gordon made winning championships look easy. So when the California-born driver in 2001 captured his fourth title in a seven-year stretch, a catchy marketing slogan dubbed Gordon's "Drive for Five" quickly became common jargon around the NASCAR world. Thirteen years later, the Drive for Five continues -- but...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Gordon covets elusive 5th title as Chase begins

JOLIET, Ill. (AP) Jeff Gordon hopped off a plane, his typical polished self, ready for a full day of appearances to promote NASCAR's championship race. Then he glanced down at his black polo and saw for the first time the thick, white streaks of deodorant that had soiled his shirt. ''What a rookie move!'' he crowed then bee-lined for the closest bathroom. Gordon...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Second Practice Times: MyAfibStory.com 400

Pos # Driver Team Time Behind 1 27 Paul Menard Richmond/Menards Chevrolet 28.606 Leader 2 5 Kasey Kahne Farmers Insurance Chevrolet 28.757 -0.151 3 4 Kevin Harvick Jimmy John’s Chevrolet 28.768 -0.162 4 24 Jeff Gordon Drive To End Hunger Chevrolet 28.781 -0.175 5 99 Carl Edwards Fastenal Ford 28.820[...]
Via Start 'N' Park Blog
2 days ago  |  Discuss

2014 NASCAR SPRINT CUP CHAMPIONSHIP PREDICTIONS

2014 SPRINT CUP CHAMPION JEFF GORDON #24 Drive to End Hunger Chevrolet ·         Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 109.1 2014 Rundown ·         Three wins, nine top fives, 17 top 10s; two poles ·         Average finish of 10.0 ·         Led 18 races for 545 laps Chicagoland Speedway Outlook: ·         One win, six top fives, eight...
Via Captain Thunder Racing
3 days ago  |  Discuss

NSCS: Jeff Gordon Having the Time of His Life Amidst Great Season

TORONTO, Ontario — When Jeff Gordon started racing at a young age in 1994, he believed that he would have a long career, following in the footsteps of Dale Earnhardt, Rusty Wallace and Darrell Waltrip. At that time, the precedent was for drivers to have long careers into their 40s. That thought came into jeopardy about seven years ago when Gordon started having back pains as a...
Via Sicknissified
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Jeff Gordon set to contend for championship with right team behind him

“This is definitely the highest elevation that I’ve ever done a press conference.” were the first words spoken by Jeff Gordon on Wednesday at the CN Tower. The four-time Sprint Cup Champion was at the CN Tower in Toronto to discuss his chances for the 2014 Sprint Cup Series Chase for the Championship as part of NASCAR’s “Chase Across North America” tour. “We’re certainly...
Via On Pit Road
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Fantasy Picks: MyAFibStory.com 400 at Chicagoland

Welcome to the weekly edition of NASCAR Fantasy Picks here at Tireball Sports. This week marks the first of ten races in the NASCAR Chase. Currently 16 drivers are eligible to win the Sprint Cup. Of course getting the trophy at the end of the season will depend on strong runs in the rounds leading up to the season ending race at Homestead. Below we take a look at five drivers to...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Fantasy: OnPitRoad Brackets and Final Four Chase for the Sprint Cup Series picks

As the Chase for the Sprint Cup Series gets set to begin this weekend at Chicagoland Speedway, the staff at OnPitRoad.com thought it’d be a great idea to try and predict the perfect Chase for the Sprint Cup Series bracket. Both Managing Editor Ashley McCubbin (myself) and journalist Tayler Stiles went ahead and filled out a complete bracket. The odds for being perfect in figuring...
Via On Pit Road
4 days ago  |  Discuss

MIS President Roger Curtis says next 10 weeks will be “dramatic, awesome”

In June, Jimmie Johnson played strategy to score the victory at Michigan International Speedway. In August, Jeff Gordon beat Joey Logano on a late race restart with 17 laps to go to score the victory at Michigan. Needless to say, both races this year were full of action for the fans in attendance, and watching from home. “They were great,” MIS President Roger Curtis commented...
Via On Pit Road
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Team Penske geared up for Chase

It's fair to say Brad Keselowski flopped in 2013 - and he'd be the first to admit it. After winning the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup in 2012 - joining Jeff Gordon and Dale Earnhardt as the only drivers to achieve the feat in their first three seasons - Keselowski failed to even qualify for the Chase. Now, he's back in NASCAR's postseason. As the favorite. Keselowski...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Oddsmakers name their Chase for the Cup Favorites

NASCAR’s regular season is over and the 16 drivers that will compete for this year’s Sprint Cup Championship have been determined. This weekend the Chase for the Cup begins at Chicagoland Speedway in the first of ten races NASCAR postseason tournament. Oddsmakers have weighted in and posted their thoughts, of course in the form of odds, as to whom they believe will be this year’s...
Via 110 Nation Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Steckly Takes Part in “Chase Across North America” Media Tour

NASCAR announced on Monday that all 16 Challengers in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup would participate in a “Chase Across North America” media tour.  Sixteen drivers in sixteen different cities, with one in each Chase market and additionally Los  Angeles, Mexico City, San Antonio, TORONTO, New York and Bristol Connecticut.   Jeff Gordon will be representing NASCAR...
Via On Pit Road
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Chase For The Sprint Cup Drivers Set

Rank Driver Points Behind 1 Brad Keselowski 2,012 Leader 2 Jeff Gordon 2,009 -3 2 Dale Earnhardt Jr 2,009 -3 2 Jimmie Johnson 2,009 -3 2 Joey Logano 2,009 -3 6 Kevin Harvick 2,006 -6 6 Carl Edwards 2,006 -6 8 Kyle Busch 2,003 -9 8 Denny Hamlin 2,003 -9[...]
Via Start 'N' Park Blog
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Brad Dominates Four Fourth Win This Season

Brad Keselowksi was looking to win the race at Richmond from the pole position as drivers had a final shot to make it as one of the 16 drivers in the chase. Ryan Newman says his car is pretty good. “This is a wild race,” says Clint Bowyer. The race started off with Brad Keselowski leading laps with Jeff Gordon stuck in second.  After a while Kevin Harvick started to get hot...
Via The Pit Stop
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Starting Lineup: Federated Auto Parts 400

Pos # Driver Team Time 1 2 Brad Keselowski Miller Lite Ford 21.324 2 24 Jeff Gordon Drive To End Hunger Chevrolet 21.422 3 48 Jimmie Johnson Lowe’s Chevrolet 21.446 4 4 Kevin Harvick Budweiser Chevrolet 21.453 5 22 Joey Logano Shell Pennzoil Ford 21.486 6 15 Clint Bowyer 5-hour[...]
Via Start 'N' Park Blog
10 days ago  |  Discuss

NSCS: Keselowski Wins Richmond Pole

Brad Keselowski will start on the pole for the Federated Auto Parts 400 at the Richmond International Raceway. Keselowski's fastest time came in the final round with a 21.324 seconds, 126.618 mph on his second of two laps. The pole for Saturday's race will mark his fourth of the season and his seventh in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. It'll mark the 21st time of the 2014...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Josh Gordon will be selling cars while he serves his NFL suspension

Despite reports that Josh Gordon was looking to play in the CFL, which the Browns predictably squashed, ESPN’s Josina Anderson is reporting that Gordon will be working a regular job. That job? Selling cars in Ohio. #Browns WR Josh Gordon has a new job. He will be the goodwill ambassador for the Sarchione Auto group in (cont) http://t.co/Piqu2vOQih — Josina Anderson (@JosinaAnderson...
Via No Guts, No Glory
11 days ago  |  Discuss
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