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BURTON’S BID FOR TALLADEGA VICTORY COMES UP SHORT

Talladega, Ala. (October 18, 2014) – Jeb Burton, driver of the No. 13 Estes Express Toyota Tundra, entered the ninth annual fred’s 250 at Talladega Superspeedway hoping to play spoiler and earn his first victory of the 2014 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season. After running inside the top-15 for the majority of the day, Burton lost drafting help on the final lap relegating...
Via On Pit Road
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Burton's bid for Talladega victory comes up short

Jeb Burton, driver of the No. 13 Estes Express Toyota Tundra, entered the ninth annual fred's 250 at Talladega Superspeedway hoping to play spoiler and earn his first victory of the 2014 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season. After running inside the top-15 for the majority of the day, Burton lost drafting help on the final lap relegating the Estes driver to a 16th-place finish...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Peters holds on for Truck Series win in wild race at Talladega

Holding off all challengers in a race that went four-wide on the final two laps, Timothy Peters won the Fred's 250 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race on Saturday at Talladega Superspeedway. Peters arrived at the finish line .143 seconds ahead of second-place starter and finisher Tayler Malsam. Spencer Gallagher ran third, followed by Tyler Reddick and Ryan Blaney, who trimmed...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Timothy Peters survives wild day to win 'Dega truck race

Timothy Peters used a last-lap shove from Tayler Malsam to power ahead of Ryan Blaney and win Saturday's NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Talladega Superspeedway. Malsam crossed the finish line second, followed by Spencer Gallagher, pole winner Tyler Reddick and Brad Keselowski Racing teammate Blaney. As is typical of races at Talladega, there was no shortage of excitement...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Friends could be beneficial come Sunday at Talladega Superspeedway

This is going to be a very wild race this weekend. Four cars will be eliminated from the Chase Sunday afternoon when the checkered flag falls. I was looking at the entries for the race and it looks like Ford is coming loaded for bear. They've got Ryan Blaney scheduled to be in this race along with Trevor Bayne in the Wood Brothers car. They could either end up helping Carl Edwards...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

EXCLUSIVE: Rick Hendrick talks about a season on the brink

Nobody has more skin in the game in Sunday's GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway than NASCAR team owner Rick Hendrick, who potentially has the most to gain in the race and definitely has the most to lose, too. And in an exclusive interview with FOXSports.com, Hendrick made it clear that he has qualms about the new-for-2014 Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup format. "It just...
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

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[...]
Via Start 'N' Park Blog
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Elliott Boosts Points Lead With Top-10 Run at Charlotte

Chase Elliott, driver of the No. 9 NAPA AUTO PARTS Chevrolet, finished eighth in Friday night’s Drive for the Cure 300 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.  Elliott increased his lead to 42 points over JR Motorsports teammate Regan Smith in the NASCAR Nationwide Series standings with only three races to go.  Race winner Brad Keselowski led a total of 22 laps en route to his fourth Nationwide...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Brad Keselowski grabs Nationwide Series victory at Charlotte

In the closing laps of Friday night’s Drive for the Cure 300 at Charlotte Motor Speedway, with an air of inevitability, Brad Keselowski tracked down teammate Ryan Blaney and made the pass for the win on Lap 187 of 200. With frequent cautions giving crew chiefs multiple options and scrambling tire strategies, Keselowski had four fresh tires for the restart on Lap 182. It was simply...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Opinion: Chase Elliott, the Epitome of Class and Talent as he Closes in on Record Setting Championship

Chase Elliott stretched his points lead over teammate, Regan Smith, Friday at Charlotte Motor Speedway in the Drive for the Cure 300. Only three races remain in the NASCAR Nationwide Series season, and Elliott now has a solid 42 point lead in the championship standings. What makes this story even more impressive is the fact that last year Elliott appeared, for a short period of time...
Via On Pit Road
10 days ago  |  Discuss

NNS: Brad Keselowski Grabs Nationwide Series Victory At Charlotte

October 10, 2014   In the closing laps of Friday night’s Drive for the Cure 300 at Charlotte Motor Speedway, with an air of inevitability, Brad Keselowski tracked down teammate Ryan Blaney and made the pass for the win on Lap 187 of 200. With frequent cautions giving crew chiefs multiple options and scrambling tire strategies, Keselowski had four fresh tires for the restart on...
Via On Pit Road
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Chase Elliott leads Nationwide Series points after Charlotte, full standings

Chase Elliott will leave yet another track as the points leader in the NASCAR Nationwide Series. The driver of the No. 9 Napa Chevrolet Camaro appears to be on his way to a Nationwide Series title in his rookie season. Elliott entered Friday’s race 38 points ahead of teammate Regan Smith and will leave with a 42 point advantage. WINNER: xxxx wins at Charlotte, full Nationwide...
Via Tireball.com
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Keselowksi wins Nationwide race at Charlotte

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) Brad Keselowski passed teammate Ryan Blaney with 12 laps to go to win the Nationwide Series race Friday night at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Keselowski passed Blaney on the outside on the straightaway and cruised to his fourth victory in nine starts this year and 31st Nationwide Series win of his career. Kyle Busch, who was won a record 69 races in the series, finished...
Via AP on Fox
11 days ago  |  Discuss

NNS: Ty Dillon Takes Hit in Nationwide Point Standings

CONCORD, N.C. — Ty Dillon entered the night third in the point standings trailing the leader, Chase Elliott, by 40 points. In the second major wreck of the Drive For The Cure 300 NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Ty Dillon was involved in a six-car accident that brought out the red flag. On lap 74, the red flag flew following an accident that included...
Via Rubbings Racing
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Keselowski KO: Rest of NNS field can't catch BK at Charlotte

Brad Keselowski made a late pass of Team Penske teammate Ryan Blaney and then held off the rest of the field in the closing laps to win the NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Friday night.  It was Keselowski's fourth win in nine NNS starts in the No. 22 Ford this season.
Via Fox Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Chase Elliott wins Nationwide Series pole at Charlotte, full qualifying results

Chase Elliott will lead the NASCAR Nationwide Series to the green flag for Saturday nights race at Charlotte Motor Speedway. The driver of the No. 9 Napa Chevrolet Camaro will be joined by Matt Kenseth on the front row for the start of the Drive for the Cure 300. ESPN2 will have coverage of the race beginning at 7:30 pm ET. The green flag for the Drive for the Cure 300 will wave...
Via Tireball.com
11 days ago  |  Discuss

NNS: Drive for the Cure 300 Presented by Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina Preview

WEST CHESTER, Pa. — As the NASCAR Nationwide Series heads home to Charlotte for the Drive for the Cure 300 Presented by Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina, Regan Smith and Ty Dillon feel the pressure now more than anything. Both drivers are chasing rookie Chase Elliott in the standings by 38 and 40 points, respectively, with just four more races remaining this season. Elliott...
Via Rubbings Racing
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Entry List: Blue Cross Blue Shield Drive for the Cure 300

# Driver Sponsor Make 2 Brian Scott Charter Communications Chevrolet 3 Ty Dillon Bass Pro Shops Chevrolet 4 Jeffrey Earnhardt teamjdmotorsports.com Chevrolet 5 Alex Bowman(i) Dirty Mo Radio Chevrolet 6 Trevor Bayne AdvoCare Ford 7 Regan Smith Vlasic Wish-Bone Chevrolet 9 Chase Elliott NAPA Auto Parts Chevrolet 10 David Starr[...]
Via Start 'N' Park Blog
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Kyle Busch wins at Kansas Speedway

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) Kyle Busch raced his sixth NASCAR Nationwide Series victory of the year Saturday, making a late pass on Kevin Harvick and holding on at Kansas Speedway. Busch, also the winner last week at Dover, extended his series-record victory total to 69. Harvick pulled away at the final restart with 40 laps to go, but Busch got around him with 20 to go and won by 0.767...
Via AP on Fox
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Chase Elliott leads Nationwide Series points, full standings following Kansas Speedway

Rookie driver Chase Elliott continues his reign atop the NASCAR Nationwide Series point standings. The driver of the No. 9 Napa Chevrolet Camaro holds a 38 point lead over teammate Regan Smith following Saturday’s running of the Kansas Lottery 300 at Kansas Speedway. Elliott’s lead is nearly a full race over second place Smith and is a full race over fourth place Brian Scott...
Via Tireball.com
17 days ago  |  Discuss

NNS: Ty Dillon Scores Kansas Lottery 300 Pole

Ty Dillon scored the pole for Saturday's Kansas Lottery 300 after posting a fast time of 29.357 seconds, 183.943 mph. Dillon led all but the first of the three rounds of the day. It'll mark the third time of the year that the 22-year-old has started a race from the pole position. Ryan Blaney will start from the second starting spot after posting a fast time of 29.398 seconds...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
17 days ago  |  Discuss

NNS: Ty Dillon Wins Third Pole of 2014 at Kansas

KANSAS CITY, Kan. — For the third time of his NASCAR Nationwide Series career, Ty Dillon topped the charts when it counted and won the pole for the Kansas Lottery 300 at Kansas Speedway. “This is a testament to the guys back at the shop, building these race cars so fast,” said Dillon. “This is two out of the last three poles so proud of my guys, proud of the effort. I got...
Via Rubbings Racing
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Nationwide at Kansas: Starting lineup, green flag and tv info for Kansas Lottery 300

The NASCAR Nationwide Series will run the Kansas Lottery 300 on Saturday afternoon from the 1.5-mile oval of Kansas Speedway. Ty Dillon will lead a field of 40 drivers to the green flag for the start of this 200 lap races which will total 300 miles. ESPN will have coverage of this event beginning at 3:30 pm ET. The green flag is set to wave at 3:45 pm ET. Matt Kenseth won this race...
Via Tireball.com
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Ty Dillon wins Nationwide Series pole at Kansas, qualifying results for Kansas Lottery 300

Ty Dillon was the fastest driver in the final round of knockout qualifying and will sit on the pole for Saturday’s NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Kansas Speedway. The driver of the No. 3 Chevrolet Camaro will be joined by Ryan Blaney on the front row as 40 cars take to the 1.5-mile track. Coverage of Saturday’s Nationwide Series running of the Kansas Lottery 300 will air...
Via Tireball.com
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Who knew? Dale Jr. doesn't plan to finish out career at Hendrick

It has been widely assumed for a while that Dale Earnhardt Jr. would finish out his NASCAR driving career at Hendrick Motorsports, the organization he joined with much fanfare in 2008 following eight roller-coaster years with Dale Earnhardt Inc. After all, Earnhardt Jr. has repeatedly expressed his affinity for team owner Rick Hendrick and the entire Hendrick organization, where...
Via Fox Sports
18 days ago  |  Discuss
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