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Wreck And Rain Force Postponement Of Countdown Opener
Sunday, 14 Sep, 2014 – 16:49 | 3 Comments
Wreck And Rain Force Postponement Of Countdown Opener

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
CONCORD, N.C. – V. Gaines escaped injury Sunday when his Dodge Dart flipped four times near the finish line at zMAX Dragway in the first round of Pro Stock eliminations during the Pep Boys NHRA Carolina Nationals.
The accident forced a halt in the first event of the Countdown to the [...]

Pit Call Gives Harvick NNS Win
Sunday, 14 Sep, 2014 – 9:19 | No Comment
Pit Call Gives Harvick NNS Win

By Reid Spencer
NASCAR Wire Service
JOLIET, Ill. — Kevin Harvick got the track position he needed with a two-tire call under caution late in Saturday’s Jimmy John’s Freaky Fast 300.
Then he and crew chief Ernie Cope got the victory they deserved for choosing the right strategy at the right time.
Harvick beat Kyle Larson to the finish [...]

Kyle Busch Wins Postponed Truck Race In Joliet
Sunday, 14 Sep, 2014 – 9:15 | No Comment
Kyle Busch Wins Postponed Truck Race In Joliet

By Reid Spencer
NASCAR Wire Service
JOLIET, Ill.—Kyle Busch overcame more than his share of adversity Saturday night in winning the rain-postponed Lucas Oil 225 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Chicagoland Speedway.
Busch came from the rear of the field twice and overcame a caution that put him on the wrong end of a cycle of [...]

Flat Spot On: Does Junior Have Stamina to Win?
Saturday, 13 Sep, 2014 – 19:05 | 2 Comments
Flat Spot On: Does Junior Have Stamina to Win?

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Six-time champion Jimmie Johnson is often touted as the favorite to win the Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship under this year’s new format. But Dale Earnhardt Jr. is the driver being discussed and written about the most.
On the cusp of his 40th birthday, NASCAR’s perennially most popular driver [...]

Sampey Returning To NHRA Bike Competition
Saturday, 13 Sep, 2014 – 14:53 | No Comment
Sampey Returning To NHRA Bike Competition

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
CONCORD, N.C. – After a seven-year absence, three-time NHRA champion Angelle Sampey will return to Pro Stock Motorcycle competition this year in the Mello Yello Drag Racing Series with Star Racing, it was announced Saturday at zMAX Dragway.
Sampey returns with team owners George and Jackie Bryce of Americus, Ga., [...]

Ambrose, Petty To Part Company
Saturday, 13 Sep, 2014 – 14:36 | No Comment
Ambrose, Petty To Part Company

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Richard Petty Motorsports announced Saturday that Marcos Ambrose will not return as driver of the No. 9 Ford Fusion after the 2014 season.
Ambrose spoke with media members after the morning practice session Saturday at Chicagoland Speedway to address the announcement and discuss his future plans. A full transcript of that meeting with the press follows:
MARCOS [...]

Rain Puts Kyle Busch On Pole For Chase Opener
Friday, 12 Sep, 2014 – 19:31 | No Comment
Rain Puts Kyle Busch On Pole For Chase Opener

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Rain at Chicagoland Speedway forced cancellation of Friday’s qualifying sessions for Sunday’s MyAFibStory.com 400, the first race in the 2014 Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup, and put Kyle Busch on the pole for the race.
The rain also forced postponement of Friday night’s Camping World Truck Series race at Chicagoland.
With the field ordered according to [...]

Allmendinger’s Past Overtaken By His Present
Thursday, 11 Sep, 2014 – 13:27 | No Comment
Allmendinger’s Past Overtaken By His Present

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
KANSAS CITY, Kan. – A career that has been marked more by bumpy roads than smooth cruises to victory lane has prompted driver A.J. Allmendinger to adopt a short and simple world view: Things happen for a reason.
This week, as he prepares for his first-ever start in NASCAR’s Chase for [...]

Hamlin Names Favorite To Win Chase Championship
Wednesday, 10 Sep, 2014 – 13:48 | No Comment
Hamlin Names Favorite To Win Chase Championship

By Mark Armijo | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
PHOENIX, Ariz. – Should Denny Hamlin fail to satiate a hungry quest to collar a coveted Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup trophy, a shiny piece of hardware that narrowly escaped his clutch four years ago, he has a fairly strong opinion as to which driver will eventually ensconce himself [...]

Stewart-Haas Swaps Cup Crews On Eve Of Chase
Wednesday, 10 Sep, 2014 – 13:40 | No Comment
Stewart-Haas Swaps Cup Crews On Eve Of Chase

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Stewart-Haas Racing’s championship-winning NASCAR organization has swapped the pit crews of its Nos. 4 and 14 teams heading into the opening round of the Chase for the Sprint Cup.
Beginning with Sunday’s race at Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, Illinois, Tony Stewart’s No. 14 team of tire changers, tire carriers and jackmen will switch to Kevin [...]