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Is Jeff Gordon the Best Driver in Indianapolis history?

Via 110 Nation Sports
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

NASCAR takes away parts from Denny Hamlin’s Brickyard car, possible penalties

NASCAR confiscated parts from Denny Hamlin’s third-place car at Indianapolis Motor Speedway and warned of possible penalties coming his way, reports Jeff Gluck of USA TODAY Sports. Hamlin’s No. 11 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota “could have some possible issues” with several rear firewall block-off plates, said NASCAR spokesman Kerry Tharp. The plates protect the driver from fire...
Via Low Brow Sports
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Jeff Gordon gets milestone fifth win at Crown Royal 400 at The Brickyard

Pittsboro, Indiana's Jeff Gordon made history on Sunday at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, winning for the fifth time on the iconic 2.5-mile oval.             Gordon took the lead on a Lap 143 restart in his No. 24 Axalta Chevrolet and held off Kyle Busch the rest of the way at the Crown Royal Presents the John Wayne Walding 400 at The Brickyard Powered by BigMachineRecords...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Biffle Drives No. 16 3M Safety Ford to a 13th-Place Finish at Indianapolis

Greg Biffle drove his No. 16 3M Safety Ford to a 13th-place finish Sunday afternoon at the historic Indianapolis Motor Speedway.  Biffle started 19thand battled rear grip throughout the race.  The team made big chassis adjustments throughout the event and late-race pit strategy placed Biffle in position to earn a top-15 finish. Biffle had his hands full with an extremely loose...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
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RCR Post Race Report - Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Race Highlights: Richard Childress Racing teammates Austin Dillon, Ryan Newman and Paul Menard finished 10th, 11th and 34th, respectively. Newman ranks seventh in the Sprint Cup Series championship point standings, trailing current leader Jeff Gordon by 111 points, while Dillon ranks 14th and Menard ranks 16th. Gordon earned his second victory of the 2014 season and was followed...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Busch Brings Home Solid Second-Place Finish at Indianapolis

Kyle Busch was hungry to bring home a coveted win in Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series 21st annual Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. But one thing that was in the way of Busch, driver of the No. 18 SNICKERS Toyota for Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR), was four-time Sprint Cup champion Jeff Gordon, who pulled away from Busch on the final restart of the race to bring home his record...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Broken Rear Gear Ends Patrick's Day Early

For the first 69 laps of Sunday’s Brickyard 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race, Danica Patrick had a top-15 car. But a broken rear gear when she exited her pit stall on lap 69 ended her chance of a top-10 finish at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and she ended up 42nd. Patrick, driver of the No. 10 GoDaddy Chevrolet SS for Stewart-Haas Racing (SHR), started 14th and was in the top...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
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Flat Tire Ends Promising Brickyard Run For Motorcraft/Quick Lane Team

Motorcraft Quick/Lane team kicked off the Woods’ 64th NASCAR season – and Trevor Bayne and the crew of his No. 21 Motorcraft/Quick Lane Ford Fusion spent most of their pre-race practice time at Indianapolis Motor Speedway preparing their car for qualifying, which meant sacrificing time normally spent preparing for the Brickyard 400. Still, the Motorcraft/Quick Lane crew was...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Statistical Preview of the GoBowling.com 400 at Pocono

The Sprint Cup series makes its second visit of 2014 to Pocono Raceway on Sunday, where Hendrick Motorsports has won the last 4 races with 4 different drivers. Greg Biffle was the last Ford driver to win here (August, 2010) and he could use an encore in order to qualify for the 'Chase'. Biffle, winless and 17th in the points at this time, would be on the outside looking...
Via Racing-reference
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Jeff Gordon Gets Historic Fifth Brickyard Win; Complete John Wayne Walding 400 Results

Jeff Gordon became the first NASCAR Sprint Cup driver to win five times at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, with a dominant performance in the John Wayne Walding 400. Gordon, hardly known for his successful restarts, blew past teammate Kasey Kahne when the green flag dropped on lap 144 and sailed away from there to a 2.3 second victory. Kevin Harvick qualified on the pole and was Gordon...
Via Racing-reference
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Jeff Gordon leads Sprint Cup Series points following Indianapolis, full standings

Jeff Gordon entered Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway as the points leader. Following 160 laps of racing at the 2.5-mile track he will maintain that point lead and be celebrating a win. WINNER: Gordon wins at Indy, Full Results While Gordon now has two wins, the points leader after the reset would be Brad Keselowski who has three wins. NASCAR...
Via Tireball.com
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s mother thinks he’s great at driving sh*t cars

Jeff Gordon crossed the finish line first on Sunday for his fifth Brickyard 400 win. Dale Earnhardt Jr. finished ninth. Obviously, Earnhardt would have liked to finished higher, but it wasn’t meant to be. During times like this it’s always good to receive encouragement from mom, who almost always knows the right thing to say. […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Jeff Gordon wins record fifth NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Indy

INDIANAPOLIS—As he crossed the yard of bricks, and the significance of his fifth victory at Indianapolis Motor Speedway hit him like a ton of bricks, Jeff Gordon reveled in the moment that propelled him to victory in the Crown Royal Presents The John Wayne Walding 400 at The Brickyard. “God! I finally had the restart of my life,” Gordon shouted into his radio mic, recalling...
Via On Pit Road
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Dale Earnhardt Jr. gets profane, inspiring text from his mom

Brenda Gee, mother of Dale Earnhardt Jr., sent her son a pretty inspiring text after his 9th place finish at the Brickyard 400.
Via Gamedayr
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

TriStar Motorsports Post-Race Report: Indianapolis

The 250-mile NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway is complete. The Lilly Diabetes 250 post race notes below:   Mike Bliss and the No. 19 Tweaker Energy Shot Camry Finished 22nd Tweaker Energy Shot was back on board this weekend at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Mike Bliss qualified 29th after battling a tight racecar during practice and qualifying. Bliss and...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Truex Jr. Finishes 25th in the Brickyard 400; Respectable run slows in closing laps

Martin Truex Jr.’s respectable performance in Sunday’s Brickyard 400 took a wayward turn during the final green flag run at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.   Truex, who ran consistently in the top-15 and at times nudged his No. 78 Furniture Row Chevrolet SS into the top-10, fell back on the final restart (Lap 143 of 160), slipping to a 25th-place finish in the 20th anniversary...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Dale Earnhardt Jr. Seems To Have a Pretty Cool Mother

I love my mom. pic.twitter.com/eLEe7KDzbt — Dale Earnhardt Jr. (@DaleJr) July 27, 2014 Hard not to love this interaction between mother and son. [H/T Ryan] Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

The Rainbow Warrior is Back in Victory Lane with Historic Brickyard 400 Win

It’s been since August 8, 2004. The journey to return back to Victory Lane at the most famous track in motorsports history has finally concluded for one Indiana man. 20 years ago, Jeff Gordon took his rainbow-soaked No. 24 Chevrolet to the winner’s circle at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway for NASCAR’s inaugural race at the speedway.  On Sunday afternoon, Gordon drove his...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Jeff Gordon wins record fifth Brickyard 400

Jeff Gordon captured his record 5th victory at the Brickyard 400 on Sunday at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Via Gamedayr
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Roush Fenway Announces 2015 Driver Lineup (Q&A Session)

Roush Fenway Racing announced their driver lineup in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series for 2015 earlier today at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, which includes Greg Biffle, Ricky Stenhouse Jr., and Trevor Bayne in a three-car program.  Owner Jack Roush and President Steve Newmark spoke about the lineup before today’s driver’s meeting.   JACK ROUSH, Owner, Roush Fenway Racing – WHEN...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Jeff Gordon wins record fifth Brickyard 400

Via 110 Nation Sports
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Race Recap: Determined Gordon Prevails At The Brickyard

Twenty-one years after his first career win at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Jeff Gordon will be kissing the bricks once again. Gordon led 40 of the 160 laps, but it was a power move on the outside of Kasey Kahne on the final restart that won the race for him.[...]
Via Start 'N' Park Blog
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Jeff Gets Five

Kevin Harvick had the poll for the Sunday race as the rain stayed away from the track for the 400 mile event. “We got good speed in the car,” said Jimmie Johnson. The race started off with Kevin Harvick getting the race lead for lap one and then Jeff Gordon took it over on lap 2.   He started to pull off a nice size lead until the competition caution came out on lap 21.  The...
Via The Pit Stop
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Jeff Gordon wins at Indianapolis, full Sprint Cup Series results at the Brickyard

xxxxxxxxxxxxxx won Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The driver of the No. 24 Axalta Chevrolet SS finished ahead of Kyle Busch and Denny Hamlin to claim the win at the 2.5-mile track known as the Brickyard. Kevin Harvick and Jeff Gordon began the Crown Royal Presents John Wayne Walding 400 on the front row but it was not long before Kasey...
Via Tireball.com
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Ford Racing Statement on Carl Edwards Departure

JAMIE ALLISON, director, Ford Racing – “Carl Edwards has been a part of the Ford family for a decade, and it will certainly be tough to see him leave Ford and Roush Fenway Racing. During Carl’s time with Roush, he has represented Ford Motor Company with the utmost class, both on and off the track. We at Ford Racing did everything to facilitate keeping Carl a part of the Ford...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
22 hours ago  |  Discuss
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