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Stat of the Week: Chase Drivers At Martinsville

From the biggest track on the circuit in the Talladega Superspeedway, to now the smallest track on the schedule, the Martinsville Speedway, there is no rest for the Chase drivers as the begin the Eliminator Round. Sixteen drivers have been cut in half to the eight drivers we have left[...]
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Gaughan To Return To RCR In 2015

WELCOME, N.C. – Richard Childress Racing and South Point Hotel & Casino announced today the renewal of their partnership for the 2015 NASCAR XFINITY Series season with driver Brendan Gaughan. “The South Point Hotel & Casino is pleased to return as primary sponsor of the Richard Childress Racing No. 62[...]
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Wurth Returns To Team Penske As Keselowski Sponsor In 2015

MOORESVILLE, NC – Team Penske has reached a multi-year extension agreement with the Wurth Group to continue as a key partner in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS). Under the terms of the new agreement, Wurth will be a primary sponsor of the No. 2 Team Penske Ford Fusion for[...]
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NASCAR Announces Changes To XFINITY and Camping World Truck Series For 2015

NASCAR announced on Wednesday changes for the XFINITY (now Nationwide) Series and the Camping World Truck Series for the 2015 season. Starting then, both series will use the same qualifying rules as being used now for the Sprint Cup Series, field sizes were announced, and there is a new addition[...]
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Biffle And Cheez-It Team Up For 2015

CONCORD, N.C.– Roush Fenway Racing has announced a multi-year partnership with Kellogg Company’s  Cheez-It brand to serve as a primary partner on the No. 16 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) Ford with driver Greg Biffle beginning in 2015. Kellogg has a long history of success with Roush Fenway, with Cheez-It[...]
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Stewart-Haas Racing Swaps Personnel On 41 And 10 Teams

In the first move to shake things up for 2015, Stewart-Haas Racing announced changes to the 41 team of Kurt Busch and the 10 team of Danica Patrick. Starting this weekend crew chief Tony Gibson and the road crew (pit crew excluded) from the 10 team will move over to[...]
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Fan3Cast – October 22, 2014 Episode 32

The second round of the Chase for the Sprint Cup is in the books and there were some surprise eliminations. Jason and Michael take a look at the three races by virtue of their surprises and what is next for those eliminated. Also, they take a look back at the[...]
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Power Rankings: Week 32

Rank Driver Starts Poles Wins Top-5s Top-10s Laps Comp. Laps Led Previous Change 1 Kevin Harvick 32 8 3 11 17 8,655 1,817 1 0 2 Jeff Gordon 32 2 4 12 20 9,084 743 2 0 3 Brad Keselowski 32 5 6 14 17 8,970 1,518 3 0 4[...]
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Entry List: Goody’s Headache Relief Shot 500

# Driver Sponsor Make 1 Jamie McMurray McDonald’s Chevrolet 2 Brad Keselowski Alliance Truck Parts Ford 3 Austin Dillon Dow Chevrolet 4 Kevin Harvick Outback Steakhouse Chevrolet 5 Kasey Kahne Great Clips Chevrolet 7 Michael Annett Allstate Peterbuilt Group Chevrolet 9 Marcos Ambrose Stanley Tools Ford 10 Danica Patrick GoDaddy[...]
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Entry List: Kroger 200

# Driver Sponsor Make 0 Matt Tifft TBA Chevrolet 6 Norm Benning TBA Chevrolet 8 John Hunter Nemechek TBD Toyota 9 Brennan Newberry Qore-24 Chevrolet 10 Jennifer Jo Cobb Driven2Honor.org RAM 13 Jeb Burton Estes-Carolina Nut Company Toyota 15 Mason Mingus 811 Call Before You Dig Chevrolet 17 Timothy Peters[...]
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The Road to Miami: Contender Round Shakes Up Championship Picture

Each race in the Contender Round of the 2014 Chase for the Sprint Cup championship provided a unique twist to the title battle. Three weeks ago at Kansas Speedway, the trouble Dale Earnhardt Jr., Jimmie Johnson, Kasey Kahne, and Brad Keselowski ran into impacted their chances at moving forward in[...]
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Keselowski Wins To Stay Alive In The Chase

One weekend ago it was Matt Kenseth who was looking to put a choke hold on Brad Keselowski, this weekend Kenseth helped push Keselowski to victory in Sunday’s GEICO 500 from the Talladega Superspeedway. It was no surprise that Keselowski was going to be a factor during this race. Despite[...]
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Labonte Gearing Up For Final Ride

After 37 years and 890 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races “Texas” Terry Labonte will hang up his helmet one final time. Labonte, a two-time Sprint Cup Series champion, has made it official that this weekend’s GEICO 500 from the Talladega Superspeedway will be his last race. In a grand gesture[...]
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Starting Lineup: GEICO 500

Pos # Driver Team Time 1 55 Brian Vickers Aaron’s Dream Machine Toyota 48.825 2 48 Jimmie Johnson Lowe’s Chevrolet 48.924 3 47 AJ Allmendinger Scott Products Chevrolet 48.983 4 12 Ryan Blaney SKF Ford 49.357 5 2 Brad Keselowski Redd’s Wicked Apple Ale Ford 49.359 6 95 Michael McDowell[...]
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Peters Gets Back To Victory Lane

A struggle of a season for Timothy Peters got a kick in the rear with a victory Saturday at the Talladega Superspeedway. Peters held on during a frantic green/white/checkered finish in the Coca-Cola 250 powered by Fred’s for his eighth career victory. Following Peters to the line was Tayler Malsam,[...]
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Starting Lineup: Coca-Cola 250 powered by Fred’s

Pos # Driver Team Time 1 19 Tyler Reddick DrawTite Ford 51.256 2 32 Tayler Malsam Outerwall Chevrolet 51.287 3 88 Matt Crafton Menards/Fishers Nuts Toyota 51.366 4 98 Johnny Sauter Nextant/Curb Records Toyota 51.407 5 29 Ryan Blaney Cooper Standard Ford 51.618 6 51 Erik Jones ToyotaCare Toyota 51.678[...]
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Final Practice Times: GEICO 500

Pos # Driver Team Time Behind 1 18 Kyle Busch M&M’s Halloween Toyota 49.056 Leader 2 42 Kyle Larson Energizer Chevrolet 49.078 -0.022 3 5 Kasey Kahne Farmer’s Insurance Chevrolet 49.081 -0.025 4 24 Jeff Gordon Axalta Chevrolet 49.104 -0.048 5 13 Casey Mears GEICO Chevrolet 49.112 -0.056 6 36[...]
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First Practice Times: GEICO 500

Pos # Driver Team Time Behind 1 15 Clint Bowyer PinkLemonade5HrEnergybnftLBBC Toyota 47.788 Leader 2 43 Aric Almirola Smithfield Ford 47.816 -0.028 3 1 Jamie McMurray Cessna Chevrolet 47.852 -0.064 4 95 Michael McDowell Jordan Truck Sales Ford 47.887 -0.099 5 33 Travis Kvapil Little Joe’s Autos Chevrolet 47.908 -0.120[...]
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Final Practice Times: Coca-Cola 250 powered by Fred’s

Pos # Driver Team Time Behind 1 31 Ben Kennedy Heater.com Chevrolet 50.693 Leader 2 15 Mason Mingus 811 Call Before You Dig Chevrolet 50.701 -0.008 3 32 Tayler Malsam Outerwall Chevrolet 50.705 -0.012 4 39 Ryan Sieg Pull-A-Part Used Auto Parts Chevrolet 50.711 -0.018 5 23 Spencer Gallagher Allegiant[...]
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Stat of the Week: Chase Drivers and Talladega

If the end of last weekend’s Bank of America 500 was any indication, this weekend at the unpredictable Talladega Superspeedway will be a memorable race for all involved. This is the exact situation that NASCAR planned for when it overhauled the Chase for the Sprint Cup. Emotions to be high[...]
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Fines And Probation Handed Out Post Charlotte

The big wait is over and it was all for nothing. NASCAR announced penalties following a multitude of incidents after the completion of Saturday night’s Bank of America 500 from the Charlotte Motor Speedway. For their part, Brad Keselowski and Tony Stewart were fined and put on probation until November[...]
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Power Rankings: Week 31

Rank Driver Starts Poles Wins Top-5s Top-10s Laps Comp. Laps Led Previous Change 1 Kevin Harvick 31 8 3 11 16 8,461 1,815 2 1 2 Jeff Gordon 31 2 4 12 20 8,890 740 1 -1 3 Brad Keselowski 31 5 5 13 16 8,776 1,506 3 0 4[...]
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Entry List: GEICO 500

# Driver Sponsor Make 1 Jamie McMurray Cessna Chevrolet 2 Brad Keselowski Wicked Apple Ale Ford 3 Austin Dillon Dow Chevrolet 4 Kevin Harvick Budweiser Chevrolet 5 Kasey Kahne Farmer’s Insurance Chevrolet 7 Michael Annett Golden Corral Chevrolet 9 Marcos Ambrose Black & Decker Ford 10 Danica Patrick GoDaddy Breast[...]
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Entry List: Coca-Cola 250 powered by Fred’s

# Driver Sponsor Make 1 Milka Duno(i) TBA Chevrolet 5 Cody Ware(i) RWR Chevrolet 6 Norm Benning TBA Chevrolet 8 Joe Nemechek Bully Hill Vineyards Toyota 9 Ron Hornaday Jr Armour Vienna Sausages/Bad Boy Buggies Chevrolet 10 Jennifer Jo Cobb VG Pride Group/Oohrah! Hydration Drink Chevrolet 13 Jeb Burton Estes-Carolina[...]
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Commentary: Defending Keselowski

Tempers and the pressure of the Chase got to a few drivers last night unlike any that we’ve seen in recent times. Brad Keselowski tried to pick fights with Joe Gibbs Racing teammates Matt Kenseth and Denny Hamlin, which inadvertently involved Tony Stewart in some post-race fireworks. Many fans on[...]
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