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LiftMaster Joins Hendrick And Kahne For 2015 And Beyond

CONCORD, N.C. – LiftMaster, the number-one brand of professionally installed residential garage door openers, will join 11-time Sprint Cup Series champions Hendrick Motorsports beginning with the 2015 NASCAR season when it will become a primary sponsor of driver Kasey Kahne and his No. 5 Chevrolet SS team. The new relationship[...]
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

Kahne Extends With Hendrick Through 2018

CONCORD, N.C. – Hendrick Motorsports and Kasey Kahne have agreed to a three-year contract extension that will keep the driver with the No. 5 Chevrolet SS team through the end of the 2018 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season. “It’s extremely gratifying to work with a driver like Kasey,” said Rick[...]
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

Fan3Cast – November 19, 2014 Episode 33

In the bittersweet finale, Michael and Jason take a look back at the Ford EcoBoost 400 and the championship battle won by Kevin Harvick. They weigh in on how the new Chase went, reflect on the year that was, and take a look into the future for 2015.
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

Keith Rodden Is Kasey Kahne’s New Crew Chief

CONCORD, N.C. – In preparation for the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season and revised rules that affect race car development and on-track testing, Hendrick Motorsports has named Kenny Francis to the new position of vehicle technical director and Keith Rodden as crew chief of the No. 5 Chevrolet SS[...]
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November 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Let The Crew Chief Shuffle Begin

Just two days since the close of the 2014 Sprint Cup Series season there have already been shuffling among teams for their crew chief lineups for 2015. Chip Ganassi Racing announced the first round with rumors persistent about what could be happening at Hendrick Motorsports. For Ganassi, Keith Rodden has[...]
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November 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Ford EcoBoost 400 Observations

The call of a championship raised the performance for all four of the drivers going for the Sprint Cup Series title on Sunday. That was evident by all four being in the top-5 at multiple times during the race. Statistics and history was thrown out the window for the most[...]
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November 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Discount Tire Extends With Team Penske

MOORESVILLE, N.C. – Team Penske announced today that it has reached a multi-year extension with Discount Tire, the world’s largest tire and wheel retailer, to continue as a key marketing partner with the team. Discount Tire will remain a primary sponsor of the No. 22 Team Penske Ford Mustang for[...]
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November 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Harvick Captures Race And Sprint Cup Series Title

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – In a storybook finish to conclude a revamped Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup, Kevin Harvick won the season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway Sunday to claim his first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship. To win the title, Harvick needed to finish ahead of his fellow Championship[...]
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November 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Chevrolet Wins Cup Manufacturers’ Championship

DETROIT  – With the conclusion of the season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway, Chevrolet clinched the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Manufacturers’  Championship. It marks the 12th consecutive year and 38th time overall that the Bowtie Brand has won the prestigious title in NASCAR’s premiere series. It is the second Manufacturers’[...]
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November 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Start ‘N’ Park Blog Pick ‘Em Overall Final Standings

Rank Player Truck NNS Cup Total Behind 1 Brittany 848 1,335 1,246 3,429 Leader 2 Mike McPhee 760 1,299 1,184 3,243 -186 3 Jason Schultz 735 1,279 1,195 3,209 -220 4 Mike Metzger 805 1,229 1,159 3,193 -236 5 Scott 790 1,249 1,140 3,179 -250 6 Kyle Magda 766 1,303[...]
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November 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Race Results: Ford EcoBoost 400

Fin St # Driver Sponsor Car Laps Money Status Led Pts 1 5 4 Kevin Harvick Budweiser Chevrolet 267 $346,498 Running 54 43 2 21 31 Ryan Newman Caterpillar Chevrolet 267 $244,450 Running 0 42 3 4 2 Brad Keselowski Miller Lite Ford 267 $231,758 Running 0 41 4 16[...]
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November 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Race Recap: Ford EcoBoost 300

Fin St # Driver Sponsor Car Laps Money Status Led Pts 1 3 20 Matt Kenseth GameStop / Rock Candy Toyota 206 $77,375 Running 52 0 2 6 54 Kyle Busch Monster Energy Toyota 206 $58,825 Running 5 0 3 2 42 Kyle Larson Cartwheel by Target Chevrolet 206 $53,725[...]
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November 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Race Results: Ford EcoBoost 200

Fin St # Driver Sponsor Car Laps Money Status Led Pts 1 8 54 Darrell Wallace Jr ToyotaCare Toyota 134 $42,095 Running 30 47 2 1 42 Kyle Larson ParkerStore Chevrolet 134 $27,735 Running 96 0 3 15 17 Timothy Peters Red Horse Racing Toyota 134 $21,326 Running 0 41[...]
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November 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Kyle Busch Motorsports Adds Two New Drivers

MOORESVILLE, N.C. - Kyle Busch Motorsports (KBM) announced today the additions of Justin Boston and Matt Tifft to the team’s driver lineup for the 2015 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season. Boston will run a full-time schedule competing for the Sunoco Rookie of the Year Award, while Tifft will run[...]
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November 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Starting Lineup: Ford EcoBoost 400

Pos # Driver Team Time 1 24 Jeff Gordon Drive To End Hunger Chevrolet 29.876 2 41 Kurt Busch Haas Automation Chevrolet 29.895 3 20 Matt Kenseth Dollar General Toyota 29.951 4 2 Brad Keselowski Miller Lite Ford 30.001 5 4 Kevin Harvick Budweiser Chevrolet 30.009 6 15 Clint Bowyer[...]
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November 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Final Practice Times: Ford EcoBoost 300

Pos # Driver Team Time Behind 1 12 Ryan Blaney Discount Tire Ford 32.097 Leader 2 3 Ty Dillon WESCO Chevrolet 32.129 -0.032 3 54 Kyle Busch Monster Energy Toyota 32.315 -0.218 4 11 Elliott Sadler OneMain Financial Toyota 32.358 -0.261 5 42 Kyle Larson Cartwheel by Target Chevrolet 32.365[...]
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November 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Starting Lineup: Ford EcoBoost 200

Pos # Driver Team Time 1 42 Kyle Larson ParkerStore Chevrolet 32.252 2 29 Ryan Blaney Cooper Standard Ford 32.269 3 35 Ross Chastain watermelon.org Toyota 32.290 4 19 Tyler Reddick DrawTite Ford 32.297 5 51 Kyle Busch ToyotaCare Toyota 32.329 6 88 Matt Crafton Jeld-Wen/Menards Toyota 32.542 7 9[...]
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November 14, 2014  |  Discuss

First Practice Times: Ford EcoBoost 400

Pos # Driver Team Time Behind 1 2 Brad Keselowski Miller Lite Ford 30.167 Leader 2 4 Kevin Harvick Budweiser Chevrolet 30.176 -0.009 3 10 Danica Patrick Florida Lottery/GoDaddy Chevrolet 30.207 -0.040 4 20 Matt Kenseth Dollar General Toyota 30.260 -0.093 5 42 Kyle Larson Target Chevrolet 30.346 -0.179 6[...]
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November 14, 2014  |  Discuss

First Practice Times: Ford EcoBoost 300

Pos # Driver Team Time Behind 1 12 Ryan Blaney Discount Tire Ford 32.154 Leader 2 11 Elliott Sadler OneMain Financial Toyota 32.337 -0.183 3 20 Matt Kenseth GameStop/Rock Candy Toyota 32.401 -0.247 4 9 Chase Elliott NAPA Auto Parts Chevrolet 32.468 -0.314 5 7 Regan Smith TaxSlayer.com Chevrolet 32.485[...]
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November 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Fan3Cast Championship Picks

It has been 35 challenging races for not only the Sprint Cup Series drivers, but also for us at the Fan3Cast. With one last race to decide it all, Michael Metzger and Jason Schultz are here to give some insight into what might happened at the Ford 400 this Sunday.[...]
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November 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Final Practice Times: Ford EcoBoost 200

Pos # Driver Team Time Behind 1 29 Ryan Blaney Cooper Standard Ford 32.531 Leader 2 19 Tyler Reddick DrawTite Ford 32.566 -0.035 3 51 K. Busch / E. Jones ToyotaCare Toyota 32.575 -0.044 4 35 Ross Chastain watermelon.org Toyota 32.594 -0.063 5 23 Spencer Gallagher Allegiant Travel Chevrolet 32.638[...]
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November 13, 2014  |  Discuss

First Practice Times: Ford EcoBoost 200

Pos # Driver Team Time Behind 1 88 Matt Crafton Jeld-Wen/Menards Toyota 32.388 Leader 2 19 Tyler Reddick DrawTite Ford 32.460 -0.072 3 29 Ryan Blaney Cooper Standard Ford 32.483 -0.095 4 98 Johnny Sauter Nextant/Curb Records Toyota 32.571 -0.183 5 77 German Quiroga OtterBox Toyota 32.623 -0.235 6 31[...]
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November 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Stat of the Week: Contenders At Homestead

It all has come down to this, the 2014 Sprint Cup Series season and champion hang on one race. When the green flag flies for the Ford EcoBoost 400 at the Homestead-Miami Speedway, there will be one champion and three disappointed drivers leaving the track. Looking at recent history, this[...]
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November 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Newman Ready To Be Spoiler

When the Chase for the Sprint Cup rule changes were announced before the start of the 2014 season, there were two things that would have been unbelievable. The first would be that a winless driver would be in the final four drivers for the championship, and one of those drivers[...]
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November 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Entry List: Ford EcoBoost 400

# Driver Sponsor Make 1 Jamie McMurray Cessna Chevrolet 2 Brad Keselowski Miller Lite Ford 3 Austin Dillon Dow Chevrolet 4 Kevin Harvick Budweiser Chevrolet 5 Kasey Kahne Great Clips Chevrolet 7 Michael Annett Pilot Flying J Chevrolet 9 Marcos Ambrose Stanley Tools Ford 10 Danica Patrick Florida Lottery /[...]
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November 11, 2014  |  Discuss
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