Thu, 22/01/15 – 18:01 | No Comment

On Thursday morning, Jeff Gordon announced to his Hendrick Motorsports team that 2015 would be the last year that he competed full time in the Sprint Cup Series.
Thursday afternoon, the 43-year-old driver held a teleconference with the media to explain his decision and to take question about it.
Gordon, a four-time Cup champion and the winner [...]

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Harvick On Pole At Bristol
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Kevin Harvick continued to trash his reputation as a mediocre qualifier on Friday as he claimed his fifth Coors Light Pole Award of the season at Bristol Motor Speedway Friday in track record time.
Five of his 11 career poles have come in 2014.
“It just took us a little bit to get our balance right on [...]

Fri, 08/22/14 – 19:22 | Comments Off
Key Sprint Cup Races On The Move In 2015
Deb Williams | Senior Writer

BRISTOL, Tenn. – Bristol Motor Speedway’s spring races have been moved next year to April 18-19, hopefully, signaling an end to the snow and extremely cold weather that has plagued the track’s March date, it was announced Friday.
That, however, won’t be the only change on the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup schedule. Two others are expected [...]

Fri, 08/22/14 – 19:07 | Comments Off
Late Deal Aborts Rossi’s F1 Debut
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
American Alexander Rossi’s Formula One debut weekend with Marussia began and ended with Free Practice 1 for the Shell Belgian Grand Prix Friday, after the team hurriedly resolved its contract issue with Max Chilton.
Marussia reinstated Chilton for Round 12 of the FIA World Championship at Spa-Francorchamps one day after announcing [...]

Fri, 08/22/14 – 16:06 | Comments Off
Kenseth: The Best Way Forward Is To Go Backward
Deb Williams | Senior Writer

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Matt Kenseth described the NASCAR aerodynamic-engine package test earlier this week at Michigan as really interesting, but said Friday he believed the best configuration was when all of the downforce was removed and the cars were given full power.
“It was like going back 15 years in time [...]

Fri, 08/22/14 – 14:35 | Comments Off
American Rossi Set To Make Formula One Debut
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

A seven-year drought by American drivers competing in Formula One will end during the Belgian Grand Prix this weekend, when native Californian Alexander Rossi will make his debut with Marussia F1 Team in place of Max Chilton.
Rossi, who joined the British-based team as a reserve driver on July 24, is subbing for Chilton while unspecified [...]

Fri, 08/22/14 – 7:21 | Comments Off
Truck Win Has Special Significance For Keselowski
Deb Williams | Senior Writer

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
BRISTOL, Tenn. – For Brad Keselowski, Thursday’s victory in the UNOH 200 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race not only made history, it also gave the Michigan native a special satisfaction on a personal and professional level.
The 30-year-old Keselowski’s victory provided him and his father, Bob, with the distinction of [...]

Thu, 08/21/14 – 16:52 | Comments Off
Keselowski Wins His First Ever Camping World Race
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Brad Keselowski held off Darrell Wallace Jr. late in Thursday’s rain-postponed Camping World Truck race at Bristol Motor Speedway to get his first victory ever in the series.
The victory came in his third start in the series in 2014 and his 62 career start. It made him the 25th driver to win in each of [...]

Thu, 08/21/14 – 10:31 | Comments Off
Rain Postpones Truck Race
Deb Williams | Senior Writer

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Rain forced postponement of Wednesday night’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series UNOH 200 presented by ZLOOP at Bristol Motor Speedway.
The race has been rescheduled to start Thursday morning at 10:00 a.m. ET live on FOX Sports 1.
Kyle Busch will start the race on the pole.

Thu, 08/21/14 – 6:15 | Comments Off
Stewart To Sit Out Bristol
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

A still grieving Tony Stewart has decided not to compete in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series event this weekend at Bristol Motor Speedway.
Veteran driver Jeff Burton, a winner of 21 Sprint Cup races, will pilot the No. 14 Bass Pro Shops/Mobil 1 Chevrolet SS for Stewart-Haas Racing in place of Stewart for the second straight [...]

Wed, 08/20/14 – 16:16 | Comments Off
Carl Edwards To Join Joe Gibbs Racing In 2015
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Months of speculation ended Tuesday when it was announced that Sprint Cup driver Carl Edwards will join Joe Gibbs Racing beginning with the 2015 season.
Edwards, who has been with Roush Fenway Racing since breaking into NASCAR, will drive the No. 19 Toyota for JGR.
Edwards’ arrival at JGR will make the team a four-car operation as [...]

Tue, 08/19/14 – 10:31 | Comments Off