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Chevrolet Claims Manufacturer Title For Third Year In Row

Chevrolet has secured the Verizon IndyCar Series Manufacturer Championship for the third successive year since rejoining engine manufacturer competition.   Chevy Racing principals will be presented the championship trophy during the Aug. 31 INDYCAR Championship Celebration at Club Nokia in Los Angeles.   Chevrolet, with 10 entries using its 2.2-liter, twin-turbocharged V6 engine...

NASCAR After The Lap™ Sponsored By Ford Motor Company, Coca-Cola, and Sprint Returns to Las Vegas For Sixth-Straight Year

NASCAR® announced today that NASCAR After The Lap™ sponsored by Ford, Coca-Cola, and Sprint will return to Las Vegas for its sixth-consecutive year. Since its debut in 2009, NASCAR After The Lap has earned the reputation with fans as the must-see event during NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Champion’s Week™. This year’s show returns to the Pearl Palms Concert Theater inside the...

Cassill 22nd at Bristol

A long, rainy night at Bristol Motor Speedway resulted in a 22nd-place finish for Landon Cassill in Friday night’s Food City 300 Nationwide Series race. Cassill qualified 17th but couldn’t move through the field. The start of the race was delayed by rain for an hour, and more rain threatened during the event. After the race, a downpour soaked the speedway area. “We couldn...

Earnhardt solid at Bristol

Jeffrey Earnhardt turned in an excellent performance in Friday night’s Food City 300 at Bristol Motor Speedway, finishing 12th after starting 21st. The 12th-place run is Earnhardt’s best of the Nationwide season. His previous top finish was a 16th at Talladega Superspeedway. Earnhardt finished on the lead lap and won $25,175. “It really felt good to race around the top 10 and...

Bayne Finishes 13th In Bristol

Trevor Bayne, driver of the No. 6 AdvoCare Ford Mustang, came home with a 13th-place finish in the NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) event on Friday night at Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway. “We had some good speed on the longer runs,” said Bayne after the race. “After 20 or so laps our car would begin to turn better through the corner, but we were really never able to get a good...

Reed Perseveres for Top-15 Finish at Bristol Motor Speedway

Roush Fenway Racing rookie of the year contender Ryan Reed and the No. 16 team battled hard all race long at the ‘World’s Fastest Half-Mile’, bringing the American Diabetes Association Drive to Stop DiabetesSM presented by Lilly Diabetes Ford Mustang home with a 14th-place finish Friday evening at Bristol Motor Speedway. “The Drive to Stop Diabetes team worked hard all race...

Kyle Busch Monster Energy No. 54 Second Place at Bristol Night Race

Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) driver Kyle Busch and the No. 54 Monster Energy team secured their 19th top-five finish of the season Friday night, although it didn’t come with the victory lane visit they were used to. This Joe Gibbs Racing team had shown consistent dominance at Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway, known as the Last Great Colosseum, with Busch who earned checkered flag grabs...

Harvick wins fifth pole of the season for Bristol night race

Kevin Harvick is making it look easy in NASCAR Sprint Cup Series qualifying these days. Harvick claimed his fifth Coors Light Pole Award of the season at Bristol Motor Speedway Friday in track record time. Harvick has started and finished in the top 10 in each of the previous four races and has missed cracking the top 12 just once in the last 18. His qualifying turnaround began...

NASCAR And ESPN Collaborate To Rally Fans Behind Their Favorite Driver For The Launch Of The 2014 Chase For The NASCAR Sprint Cup

NASCAR today will unveil the biggest, most engaging marketing campaign in the history of the sport to promote the all new Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup™. At the heart of the effort is a collaboration with ESPN that features five original television spots, an educational video, and an extensive social media push that will rally fans, teams, tracks, and partners around The Chase®...

RCR Nationwide Series Bristol Motor Speedway Post Race Report

Race Highlights:  Ty Dillon qualified seventh for the Food City 300 and was the highest qualifying Richard Childress Racing entry at Bristol Motor Speedway. Teammates Brian Scott, Cale Conley, and Brendan Gaughan qualified ninth, 10th and 11th respectively. RCR teammates Ty Dillon, Brendan Gaughan, Brian Scott and Cale Conley finished, in order, fourth, sixth, 11th and 15th....

A Solid Run Keeps Elliott and NAPA in Points Control

Chase Elliott, driver of the No. 9 NAPA AUTO PARTS Chevrolet, finished third in the rain-delayed Food City 300 NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway Friday night.  It was his 10th top five of the season, most of any driver in the Nationwide Series this year.  The finish propelled him to a 13-point lead over teammate Regan Smith in the points standings.  Ryan...

Season-High Ninth-Place for Buescher at Bristol

After heavy rain moved through the Bristol, Tenn., area just before the scheduled start of the Food City 300 which delayed the race for nearly an hour. James Buescher started Friday evening's short-track showdown in the 16th position. During the first stint of the 300-lap race, Buescher was running in the 15th position battling a tight-handling Rheem Toyota Camry. Buescher and...

Food City 300 results from Bristol

Polesitter Wiman Sweeps Heats in First Day of Red Bull GRC Daytona

Olsbergs MSE driver Joni Wiman followed up the fastest time in seeding with a pair of heat victories in the first day of Red Bull Global Rallycross Daytona, held at Daytona International Speedway. He joined four other drivers as a heat winner during the event, held on the largest course of the 2014 Red Bull GRC season. Wiman, Scott Speed, and Patrik Sandell qualified first, second...

Joni Wiman Earns Second Pole of Season at Red Bull GRC Daytona

Joni Wiman earned his second pole of the 2014 Red Bull Global Rallycross season at Daytona International Speedway, the series' inaugural event at the track. Wiman, whose first pole came at X Games Austin, posted the fastest lap time by just under one tenth of a second over Volkswagen Andretti Rallycross driver Scott Speed. Full results from Supercars qualifying at Red Bull Global...

MX Sports Pro Racing Announces 2015 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship Schedule

On the eve of the conclusion of what's been an incredibly successful season, MX Sports Pro Racing and Alli Sports, a division of the NBC Sports Group, announce the 2015 schedule for the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing. The world's most prestigious motocross racing series will kick off at Hangtown in Sacramento, California, on May 16, visiting...

Irwin Tool Night starting lineup at Bristol

‘Race Around America’ Captures Reed’s Road Trip

Roush Fenway Racing’s Ryan Reed recently traveled from Indianapolis to Iowa as part of the latest road trip in the Walgreen’s ‘Race Around America’.  The webisode, featuring the driver of the No. 16 American Diabetes Association Drive to Stop DiabetesSMpresented by Lilly Diabetes Ford Mustang, includes activities in Indianapolis and a pit stop in Chicago with Roush Fenway...

Biffle hangs on to potential Chase spot, barely

No driver sits more squarely on NASCAR's Chase Grid bubble than Greg Biffle. Although winless this season, if the Chase were to begin today, Biffle would be part of the championship field, based on points. But the Roush Fenway Racing driver is perched precariously, 16th on the 16-driver grid, just nine points ahead of Kasey Kahne and 22 ahead of Austin Dillon. A victory by a...

NASCAR to announce next year's schedules

Bristol’s spring race weekend will move from March to April 18-19 for the 2015 season. The announcement was made Friday by NASCAR Vice President and Chief Communication Officer Brett Jewkes, who also said that the complete 2015 NASCAR schedules for all three national touring series will be announced concurrently this Tuesday on Fox Sports 1's Race Hub and on NBC Sports Network’s...

JGR finds needed speed

Finishing 38th in two of the last three events, Matt Kenseth expressed concern that his team’s performance needs to improve in a hurry to move from pretender to contender status. And the same can be said for his Joe Gibbs Racing teammates Denny Hamlin and Kyle Busch “My confidence isn’t nearly as high with how we’re running at this point, this year, (compared to) last year...

Food City 300 starting lineup at Bristol

Christian Potolicchio Learning, Climbing Standings During Rapid Rise

 Christian Potolicchio came to the United States last year from his native Venezuela to race in the Cooper Tires Prototype Lites Powered by Mazda series. He was 17 years old. He knew very little English. He was competing in his first full season of auto racing after starting in karting and then graduating to a limited schedule of F1600 junior open-wheel competition in Venezuela...

Changes Announced For MDCU 300 Qualifying, Race-Day Format

This year’s MDCU 300 weekend will offer special dividends to the fastest two drivers in qualifying and a tweak in the race-day format. The top two qualifiers for the MDCU 300 Late Model Stock Race on October 4 automatically advance to the 200-lap feature, bypassing qualifying races that set the field. In the past, all drivers had to compete in the heat races. “We thought this...

South Mountain Raceway added to the NHRA member track network

NHRA announced today that South Mountain Raceway, Bowling Springs, Pa., (formerly Quarter Aces Dragway) has rejoined the NHRA Member Track Network.   New owner Mike Natoli will handle the day to day operations along with Kathy Jones.  “South Mountain Raceway is well known for the close-knit group of racers that attend its weekly events,” said Dave Mohn, NHRA Northeast Division...
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