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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

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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 [...]

Two Night: Gordon, Evernham ‘Snookered” The 600
Saturday, 24 May, 2014 – 10:40 | Comments Off
Two Night: Gordon, Evernham ‘Snookered” The 600

CONCORD, N.C. – Twenty years ago, 22-year-old upstart Jeff Gordon and his Ray Evernham-led Hendrick Motorsports team drove into Coca-Cola 600 history by outsmarting the 1989 series champion on the competitors’ final stop at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Rusty Wallace’s Penske Racing crew changed four tires, which was the accepted practice at the time, while Gordon’s Chevrolet [...]

Bayne To Drive The RFR No. 6 Ford
Saturday, 24 May, 2014 – 9:51 | Comments Off
Bayne To Drive The RFR No. 6 Ford

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
CONCORD, N.C. – Trevor Bayne will move to NASCAR Sprint Cup racing fulltime in 2015, driving the No. 6 Ford fielded by Roush Fenway Racing, Jack Roush announced Saturday at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Advocare, who is sponsoring Bayne in the Nationwide Series this year, will move to the Sprint Cup level [...]