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Hamlin On Pole In Pocono
Friday, 6 Jun, 2014 – 18:17 | Comments Off
Hamlin On Pole In Pocono

By Seth Livingstone
NASCAR Wire Service
LONG POND, Pa. – A four-time NASCAR Sprint Cup winner at Pocono Raceway, Denny Hamlin, continued to excel on the 2.5-mile triangular layout on Friday, setting a track record in qualifying for Sunday’s Pocono 400.
But Hamlin says Pocono is a different animal than the track at which he won his first [...]

Johnson Wins Dover For Second Straight Victory
Sunday, 1 Jun, 2014 – 16:15 | Comments Off
Johnson Wins Dover For Second Straight Victory

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Jimmie Johnson arrived in Charlotte, N.C. in mid-May for the Sprint All-Star Race and the Coca-Cola 600 with people asking him when he was going to win a race this year. Johnson left Dover, Del. on Sunday with people wondering when he would next lose a race.
Johnson dominated large portions [...]

Keselowski Earns Dover Pole
Friday, 30 May, 2014 – 18:46 | Comments Off
Keselowski Earns Dover Pole

Brad Keselowski earned his second NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Coors Light Pole of 2014 on Friday when he battered the track qualifying record at Dover International Speedway.
Team Penske’s Keselowski bettered the previous track record set by Dale Earnhardt Jr. last year by over 2.5 mph.
Keselowski clocked 164.444 mph in his Team Penske Ford Fusion to [...]

Johnson Not Fan Of Kenseth’s Down Low Moves
Friday, 30 May, 2014 – 13:43 | Comments Off
Johnson Not Fan Of Kenseth’s Down Low Moves

DOVER, Del.– When Jimmie Johnson chased down Matt Kenseth in the final laps of Sunday night’s Coca-Cola 600, the defending Sprint Cup champion wasn’t exactly shocked when the driver of the No. 20 Toyota threw a block in an attempt to retain the lead.
He was, however, slightly surprised that Kenseth nearly drove him to the [...]

Busch Makes Most Of His Time On A ‘Grand Stage’
Monday, 26 May, 2014 – 8:22 | Comments Off
Busch Makes Most Of His Time On A ‘Grand Stage’

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
CONCORD, N.C – A blown engine foiled Kurt Busch’s bid to complete 1,100 miles Sunday in the Indy-Charlotte double, but the NASCAR champion said what occurred in the Coca-Cola 600 wouldn’t dampen his stellar performance and sixth-place finish in his inaugural Indianapolis 500.
“Today is a memory I’ll have forever,” said [...]

Johnson Wins 600 To Break His 2014 ‘Drought’
Sunday, 25 May, 2014 – 21:36 | Comments Off
Johnson Wins 600 To Break His 2014 ‘Drought’

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Jimmie Johnson has been facing questions about his lack of victories in 2014 for weeks. On Sunday, in the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Johnson rendered those questions irrelevant as he blew past Matt Kenseth with just under 10 laps to go and went on to secure the victory.
The [...]

The 600 Is A Big Race In More Ways Than Just One
Sunday, 25 May, 2014 – 13:39 | Comments Off
The 600 Is A Big Race In More Ways Than Just One

CONCORD, N.C. – In a way, the first-ever Memorial Day weekend 600-mile NASCAR race got off to a shotgun start back in 1960 as heavily-armed Charlotte Motor Speedway founders Bruton Smith, Curtis Turner, Turner’s brother Darnell and driver Bob Welborn confronted an obstinate contractor and his crew to persuade them to stop delaying the track [...]

Roush’s 2015 Driver Lineup Remains ‘In Flux’
Saturday, 24 May, 2014 – 21:26 | 2 Comments
Roush’s 2015 Driver Lineup Remains ‘In Flux’

CONCORD, N.C. – Roush Fenway Racing’s Saturday announcement that Trevor Bayne will compete fulltime next year in the Sprint Cup Series provides only a small glimpse into the team’s 2015 driver lineup.
Ricky Stenhouse Jr. returns to the Roush Fenway operation, but Greg Biffle’s and Carl Edwards’ plans for next year have yet to be finalized. [...]

Larson Gets NNS Win In Charlotte
Saturday, 24 May, 2014 – 19:07 | Comments Off
Larson Gets NNS Win In Charlotte

RacinToday.com
Kyle Larson got his second NASCAR Nationwide Series win of the season on Saturday when he won the History 300 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
In fact, he dominated the second half of the event to get that win.
Larson passed fellow Sprint Cup regular Brad Keselowski on Lap 118 of 200 and stayed out front the rest [...]

Back Spasms Keep Gordon Out Of Car; Backup To Be Ready On Race Day
Saturday, 24 May, 2014 – 14:45 | Comments Off
Back Spasms Keep Gordon Out Of Car; Backup To Be Ready On Race Day

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
CONCORD, N.C. – Jeff Gordon bypassed Saturday’s final practice session for the Coca-Cola 600 due to back spasms and said Regan Smith would be standing by Sunday in case he needed relief during NASCAR’s
longest race.
“Unfortunately, I had a back spasm the other night [Thursday] in that last qualifying run that [...]