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Still chasing Hendrick

Joe Gibbs desperately wants to win another Sprint Cup championship. He hopes adding Carl Edwards will get him closer. But SN's Jeff Owens says that, even with Edwards, Gibbs is still chasing Hendrick Motorsports. 

Johnson to angry Ryan Newman: ‘Bring it’  

Drivers want low downforce, softer tire after Michigan test


Fast Times At Bullring

Matt Kenseth is feeling good again, speeds are up and Greg Biffle found a new sponsor. What's going on at Bristol Motor Speedway? Plenty. Ed Hinton Live! Saturday, 7:30 p.m. ET

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By DOUG ELKINS (Post-Standard) With all the negative attention the sport of racing has received the past few years — and especially the last 12 days with the death of a local racer involving a national star — a lot of folks might have asked the obvious question: Why do racers race? It’s a question every racer has had to answer, and in many cases, they’ve asked themselves that question over and over. The answer is pretty simple and maybe was best summed up in the movie “Rush,” directed by Ron Howard. In an early scene, racer James Hunt brings…More

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Kyle Larson Paces First Bristol Practice

A freshman driver on the Chase bubble topped the charts in Sprint Cup practice Friday morning. Kyle Larson led the pack, clocking a speed of 131.083 miles an hour as he hopes to win the pole and then the race Saturday night, locking him into NASCAR's 16-driver postseason lineup. Denny Hamlin, with a speed of 130.557 miles an hour ran second followed by Kevin Harvick, Brian Vickers, and Dale Earnhardt, Jr.

There was only one incident, involving David Stremme and the No. 33 Circle Sport Racing car. Stremme's throttle hung open, causing the car to hit the wall hard and forcing them into a backup for qualifying. Stremme wound up with the 43rd-fastest speed in practice; however, with just 43 cars entered there's no danger of him missing the race.
Cameron Hayley Joins Turner Scott Motorsports in the Truck Series for Three Events

K&N Pro Series East driver Cameron Hayley will join Turner Scott Motorsports' Camping World Truck Series lineup next weekend at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park for his series debut. Hayley, who drives for TSM in K&N, will pilot the No. 32 Cabinets by Hayley Chevrolet, a truck that has run all season with a variety of different drivers, including Kyle Larson, Tayler Malsam, Ben Rhodes and Ryan Truex. Read more
Frontstretch Folio: Irwin Tools Night Race
by Brad Morgan

The Sprint Cup Series revisits Bristol Motor Speedway for the 24th race of the 2014 season Saturday, August 23. Television coverage of the IRWIN Tools Night Race begins at 7:30 p.m. ET on ABC, or tune into you local Performance Racing Network (PRN) affiliate or SiriusXM Channel 90 for the radio broadcast. Drivers will compete for at least 500 laps (266.5 miles) before the checkered flag waves.

Records and Facts

Matt Kenseth collected his fifth victory of the 2013 campaign in the IRWIN Tools Night Race last season; it was anything but a typical Bristol evening. Kenseth led the final 126 laps and beat Kasey Kahne to the line.

Carl Edwards put on a similar showing at the historic short track in March's visit, leading the final 78 circuits unchallenged before earning his breakthrough victory.

Track Facts

Track Length: 0.533-mile concrete oval
Pit Road Speed: 30 mph
Degree of Banking: 24-30 degrees
Frontstretch: 650 ft., 4-9 degrees of banking
Backstretch: 650 ft., 4-9 degrees of banking
Grandstand Seating: 160,000

Pre-race Schedule

Practices: Friday, August 22, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. ET on FOX Sports 1
Happy Hour: Friday, August 22, 1:30 - 2:20 p.m. ET on FOX Sports 1
Qualifying: Friday, August 22 at 5:40 p.m. ET on ESPN2


Grand Marshal: TBA
Command to start engines: TBA
Honorary Starter: TBA
Invocation: Michael McDowell, driver of the No. 95 Ford
National Anthem: MRO children of drivers and crews
Flyover: TBA

Race Day Forecast

Sunday: Chance of Storms
Precipitation: 40 percent
High: 82
Low: 66

They Said It:

“I love Bristol and getting back there, running all three divisions is going to be fun again. Being able to get back in the Truck, of course and then run the Nationwide car and also the Cup car. We’d love to be able to repeat 2010 — that would be amazing — and do another trifecta. But, since they’ve ground that place it’s not necessarily been my best track lately. So, I’ve got some work to do to figure out how to get better there and make it happen.” - Kyle Busch

“I think every racer loves Bristol Motor Speedway. It’s a fun little bullring. In the spring, the day race pretty much turned into a night race because of the weather and it worked out well for our team. We ended up having a really decent run there, so I have been looking forward to this race for awhile. It’s the type of track where you just have to stay in the race the whole time and fight until the end.” - Austin Dillon

“I always look forward to going to Bristol because I think that the racing has always been pretty good there. Certainly, the track changes a lot as the top line rubbers up throughout the weekend, but I’m looking forward to getting there this weekend. The last three races at Bristol, our No. 20 team has run really well even though we got wrecked out of two of those races and won the third. Bristol is one of the more physically demanding tracks that isn’t very forgiving and there’s a fine line between going fast and getting stuck in the fence, so it’s all about finding that balance.” - Matt Kenseth

They really haven’t changed the track in a couple of years, so it’s going to be where it was in the last few races. We’re just up by the fence and with the ride-height rule and more aero this year, the cars handle better so you can run lower longer, but as the tires wear and the pace slows down you’ll want to move to the top.”- Paul Menard

“The speeds at Bristol are so much greater than they used to be. It used to be where they would fall off two, three or four seconds a run while fighting forward drive. Now it’s not so much that, so it’s pretty intense both mentally and physically.” - Ryan Newman

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Phelps and O’Donnell Take on Broad Leadership Roles
And Top Posts in Charlotte Region
Stefanyshyn, Pemberton Promoted
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (August 21, 2014) – NASCAR announced today it has elevated the responsibilities of Steve Phelps and Steve O’Donnell with both assuming leadership roles in NASCAR’s Charlotte region offices effective immediately. The moves are designed to balance the company’s senior leadership across NASCAR’s various offices and accelerate the implementation of several key growth initiatives.
“In Steve Phelps and Steve O’Donnell, NASCAR has two seasoned leaders who are highly respected throughout the industry and have records of success in leading key functions within NASCAR,” said NASCAR Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Brian France. “Our strong teams in Charlotte and Concord are engaged in many efforts critical to the sport’s future and we’re confident having these two leaders at the helm on a day-to-day basis will accelerate projects and help us drive innovation for the future.”
Phelps, NASCAR Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, now will lead the company’s operations at NASCAR Plaza in Uptown Charlotte. Phelps, who will continue to report to NASCAR Chief Operating Officer Brent Dewar, retains all of his current responsibilities which include oversight of Brand Marketing, Integrated Marketing Communications, NASCAR Digital Media and NASCAR Properties. As part of this move, Phelps now also will assume oversight of Licensing, as well as Entertainment Marketing to bolster integration between the Los Angeles-based division and the other marketing and content disciplines operating primarily out of Charlotte.
O’Donnell assumes leadership of NASCAR’s Research & Development Center in Concord, North Carolina. Reporting to NASCAR President Mike Helton, O’Donnell has been named Executive Vice President & Chief Racing Development Officer and will add oversight of all operations in Concord, including Racing Development and Innovation, as well as Competition. O’Donnell maintains oversight of Racing Operations, Industry Services, Green Innovation, Touring / Weekly Series and Membership Services in addition to his new responsibilities.
Gene Stefanyshyn, who leads NASCAR’s Racing Development and Innovation group, and Robin Pemberton, who heads the Competition department, both have been promoted to senior vice president and now will report to O’Donnell.  Additionally, Tom Swindell who has played a key role on several recent Racing Operations initiatives has been assigned to Concord where he will work closely with O’Donnell on short- and long-term development projects.
Stefanyshyn, who joined NASCAR in May 2013, has made an immediate impact on the company in leading the transformation and modernization of NASCAR’s rules package development, testing and parts approval processes and set in motion a number of innovation projects for future racing development.  Pemberton, a long-time crew chief in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, has played a key role in the evolution of NASCAR’s officiating model, qualifying procedures and championship format since his arrival at NASCAR in 2004.
“Gene and Robin both bring invaluable experience and unique expertise to our team in Concord, and we are enjoying some of the best competition ever in NASCAR due to their efforts,” said O’Donnell. “We are constantly looking to improve and while we have very good momentum on an array of projects, we believe we can make an already strong product even better in a variety of ways for the industry and most importantly, for the fans.”
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Brad Keselowski Breaks Through in UNOH 200 for First NCWTS Win at Bristol

Brad Keselowski doesn't have the hear the words "winless in the truck series" again as after the UNOH 200 presented by ZLOOP at Bristol Motor Speedway, the 2012 Sprint Cup Series Champion can call himself a winner in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series.

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Power Rankings Shake-Up

The game of musical chairs atop Ryan McGee's Sprint Cup Power Rankings continues. Who's in the top spot this week? Ranks

R. Truex (concussion) cleared to race at Bristol

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Good moves

Carl Edwards is looking for greener pastures when he moves to Joe Gibbs Racing next season. Such moves have paid off big for some drivers, while others have gotten only marginal results.  Ranking NASCAR's best free-agent moves. 

Edwards promises to be better teammate at JGR

Wine connoisseur Jeff Gordon finds taste for good beer

Who will speak for Kevin Ward Jr. in Stewart investigation?

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Watkins Glen International Looking Towards Potential Modifications

In an interview with FOX Sports' Jay Pennell, Watkins Glen International President Michael Printup stated that the track is looking at potential safety modifications to the circuit in the aftermath of the huge crash involving Ryan Newman and Michael McDowell that caused a 90 minute red flag.  The changes are still in the planning stages, so any actual modifications will not be announced for quite a while.  Read more at Frontstretch

Entry List Update:
Note: These entries are accurate as of Wednesday night.  However, they are still subject to change.

Sprint Cup Series Irwin Tools Night Race: 43 cars entered

Drivers Ineligible to Earn Points:
No. 32
- JJ Yeley for Go FAS Racing
No. 40- Landon Cassill for Hillman Racing

Driver Changes:
No. 32
- JJ Yeley is in the seat, replacing Travis Kvapil.
No. 33- David Stremme returns to the seat, replacing Alex Kennedy.

No. 66- Brett Moffitt returns to the seat, replacing Joe Nemechek.
No. 83- Ryan Truex returns to the seat, replacing JJ Yeley.  This is unofficial, as Truex has yet to be cleared by doctors.

Since there are only 43 cars entered, no one will fail to qualify.


Not Entered:
No. 21
- Trevor Bayne for Wood Brothers Racing


Nationwide Series Food City 300: 46 cars entered

Drivers Ineligible to Earn Points:

No. 5- Kevin Harvick for JR Motorsports

No. 20- Erik Jones for Joe Gibbs Racing

No. 22- Ryan Blaney for Team Penske

No. 25- John Wes Townley for Athenian Motorsports

No. 33- Cale Conley for Richard Childress Racing

No. 42- Kyle Larson for Turner Scott Motorsports

No. 54- Kyle Busch for Joe Gibbs Racing

No. 86- Jake Crum for DRG Motorsports

No. 87- Timmy Hill for Identity Ventures Racing/Rick Ware Racing


Driver Changes:
No. 5
- Kevin Harvick returns to the seat, replacing Josh Berry

No. 10- Mike Bliss returns to the seat, replacing Blake Koch.

No. 14- Eric McClure returns to the seat, replacing Jeff Green.
No. 19- Hermie Sadler is in the seat, replacing Mike Bliss.
No. 20- Erik Jones returns to the seat, replacing Kenny Habul.
No. 22- Ryan Blaney returns to the seat, replacing Alex Tagliani.
No. 23- Brad Teague is in the seat, replacing Cody Ware.  Robert Richardson, Jr. was originally entered in the car.
No. 29- Milka Duno is in the seat, replacing Kenny Wallace.  If Duno qualifies, she will be making her Nationwide Series debut.
No. 31- Dylan Kwasniewski returns to the seat, replacing Justin Marks.
No. 33- Cale Conley returns to the seat, replacing Paul Menard.

No. 37- Ryan Ellis is in the seat, replacing Matt DiBenedetto.  Ellis announced this deal on his Twitter page earlier this week, but the entry has not been added to the official entry list.

No. 42- Kyle Larson returns to the seat, replacing Dylan Kwasniewski.

No. 44- David Starr returns to the seat, replacing Carlos Contreras.

No. 46- An unknown driver will be in the seat, replacing Josh Reaume.

No. 54- Kyle Busch returns to the seat, replacing Sam Hornish, Jr.

No. 55- Jamie Dick returns to the seat, replacing Timmy Hill.

No. 72- John Jackson returns to the seat, replacing Carl Long.
No. 74- Kevin Lepage returns to the seat, replacing Bobby Reuse.

No. 86- Jake Crum returns to the seat, replacing Tim Cowen.
No. 87- Timmy Hill is in the seat, replacing Stanton Barrett

No. 93- Kevin Swindell returns to the seat, replacing Tomy Drissi.


Drivers who must qualify on speed:
No. 5
- Kevin Harvick for JR Motorsports

No. 10- Mike Bliss for TriStar Motorsports

No. 13- Carl Long for Carl Long Racing*

No. 17- Tanner Berryhill for Vision Racing
No. 25- John Wes Townley for Athenian Motorsports

No. 29- Milka Duno for RAB Racing with Brack Maggard

No. 33- Cale Conley for Richard Childress Racing

No. 37- Ryan Ellis for Vision Racing

No. 46- Unknown driver for The Motorsports Group
No. 70- Derrike Cope for Derrike Cope Racing

No. 72- John Jackson for Carter Racing*

No. 74- Kevin Lepage for Mike Harmon Racing

No. 84- Chad Boat for Billy Boat Motorsports

No. 86- Jake Crum for DRG Motorsports

No. 89- Morgan Shepherd for Shepherd Motor Ventures*

No. 91- Jeff Green for TriStar Motorsports*

* - Expected to Start-and-Park

Not Entered:

No. 15- Rick Ware Racing
No. 77- Roger Reuse for Mike Harmon Racing

No. 79- John Jackson for Jimmy Means Racing

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Beyond the Cockpit: Justin Boston on Beginnings, Transitions and a Bristol Debut

"I try to stay away from that. Brennan Poole has enough superstitions and rituals to cover about half the garage. I always put my left glove on first, I always put my watch in my left shoe, and that’s pretty much as far as I want to go with it." - Justin Boston, on pre-race rituals
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Ford Racing Did You Know? … Bristol 2 Edition

Ford Racing has won 626 all-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races and of the active tracks currently on the schedule, Bristol Motor Speedway ranks as the manufacturer’s second-most successful track with 34 victories. Michigan International Speedway ranks first with 35 Ford victories.

Auto-Owners Insurance Joins HScott Motorsports For Multiple Races

HScott Motorsports is pleased to announce that Auto-Owners Insurance will sponsor the No. 51 Chevrolet SS driven by Justin Allgaier in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) at Atlanta Motor Speedway (AMS) and Martinsville Speedway (Martinsville). The two-race sponsorship marks the first time Auto-Owners has been involved in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.

Truex Jr. Looking for More Bristol Success While Driving for a Special Cause

The summer night race at Bristol Motor Speedway has both the drivers and fans feeling a little giddy about the world’s fastest half-mile oval.


LaJoie, RBR Enterprises to Make NCWTS Return at Bristol

After a two-month layoff from the series, Ricky Benton Racing (RBR) Enterprises and driver Corey LaJoie are making their return to the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) Wednesday for the UNOH 200 at Bristol Motor Speedway.


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WALL TOWNSHIP, N.J. ~ All first responders will be honored this Saturday night (8/23) and the Downs Ford Modifieds will return with Twin 35-lap main events at Wall Stadium Speedway. Fire, Police and EMTs will be admitted to the grandstands free of charge when they present proper identification. Qualifying events are set for 5:45 p.m. and main events set for 7:00 p.m.


            The Twin 35 lap races for the Modifieds are pivotal in the race for the 2014 driving title with championship points being awarded in both races. Going into Saturday night’s action Zack Alspach of Willingboro, Holmdel’s Andrew Krause, defending champion Chas Okerson of Freehold, Brick’s Shawna Ingraham and Eric Mauriello of Howell are in a knot in the top five spots in the title chase.


            The Limited Late Model stock cars will also be in the spotlight as they compete in a pair of 25-lappers with title points awarded in each event. Bayville’s Mike Tillett is at the top of the list at present, but he is being chased by former champions Bill Vanderveen of Beachwood and Brian Doyle of Ronkonkoma, N.Y., just to name a few.


            The Sportsman cars and the 4 Cylinder Stocks will also see competition in 30 and 25-lap main events, respectively. In addition, the Edison Pipe & Bugle Corp will perform and a First Responder Vehicle Parade will be presented on the speedway at intermission and a restored “Dukes of Hazzard” Dodge Charger will be on display in the midway area. The New York Fire Department will make a donation to the Modified purses.


On Saturday, pit gates will open at 1:00 p.m. with practice starting at 3:00 p.m. Grandstands will open at 5:00 p.m. and qualifying will start at 5:45 p.m. Main events for all divisions are scheduled for 7:00 p.m.


Wall Stadium presents professional motorsports events on Saturdays and Sundays through the end of September. Special post-season events are set for Saturday, October 18 and for Friday and Saturday of Thanksgiving weekend in November. The speedway is located on Route 34 in Wall Township, N.J., just one mile north of Garden State Parkway exit 98 and Interstate 195 exit 35B. The speedway hotline number is 732-681-6400, while is the track’s email address. More information is also available at

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Dealing with grief

Tony Stewart has missed the last two Sprint Cup races as he deals with the tragic accident that killed Kevin Ward Jr. Experts say it's only natural for Stewart to grieve, and there should be no timetable for his return. 

POWER RANKINGS: Gordon, Earnhardt emerging as favorites

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Michigan TV Ratings Up Over Last Year

On Tuesday, ESPN released the official rating and viewership numbers for their coverage of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Michigan International Speedway. For the second straight week, viewership trended up. Read more.

Martin Truex, Jr. and Furniture Row Racing Partner With World Vision for Two Races

Martin Truex, Jr.’s car will feature a crystal clear paint scheme …. regarding water, that is. Truex will have World Vision on his car for the next two NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races at Bristol and Atlanta, respectively. Read more.

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Team Penske Irwin Tools Night Race Preview

Bristol is just one of two tracks where Brad Keselowski has produced multiple NASCAR Sprint Cup Series victories (Kentucky is the other track). He won back-to-back races at Bristol starting in the fall of 2011 and then in the spring race of his NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) Championship season of 2012.


Ambrose Feels Bristol is an Opportunity

If there is a track where Marcos Ambrose feels he can put himself into The Chase in the remaining races, Bristol Motor Speedway is one of them. Ambrose has six Top-10 and three Top-Five finishes at the half-mile oval and finished fifth at the track in March. It has proved to be one of the most successful ovals for Ambrose in his Sprint Cup career.

#ChaseBound, Almirola and No. 43 Team Return to Bristol Confident in a Top Finish

Aric Almirola and the No. 43 team, now #ChaseBound, return to Bristol Motor Speedway confident in a top finish. The team contended for the lead late in the race earlier this season and scored a third-place finish, Almirola's career-best Sprint Cup finish at the Tennessee track.


Michigan Blood Returns To Spirit of America Blood Drive

On Thursday, September 11, Michigan Blood and Michigan International Speedway (MIS) renew their partnership at the Spirit of America Blood Drive. This one of a kind event pays tribute to the victims and heroes of 9/11, while bringing in hundreds of lifesaving blood donations


After Best Finish of Season Armstrong Looks to Carry Momentum into Bristol

Coming off his best finish of 2014, and his career-best NASCAR Nationwide Series finish, Dakoda Armstrong looks to carry that momentum to one of the toughest short tracks on the circuit, Bristol Motor Speedway.


Ray Courtemanche Jr. to run NCWTS race at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park

La Cite de Mirabel Inc. officially announced today that Ryan Courtemanche Jr. will drive the No. 07 truck for SS Green Light Racing in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park. Courtemanche Jr. will have sponsorship backing from La Cite de Mirabel.


Joe Gibbs: Tony Stewart 'big for our sport'

Reaction to Carl Edwards, JGR pairing

JGR moves benefit more than just team

Fast facts on Joe Gibbs Racing announcement

Late-race scrape can't keep down Keselowski

Carl Edwards to join Joe Gibbs Racing in 2015

Daniel Suarez taking next step with JGR

Meet the man who bridges JGR and Mexico's top drivers


Burning Questions

Which Chase driver will surprise? Which non-Chaser has the best shot at winning to get in? Is NASCAR's new post-wreck driver protocol really enforceable? Will Jeff Gordon get 100 wins? Turn 4 Rundown  

Edwards To Join Gibbs

It's official: Carl Edwards will drive a fourth Cup car for Joe Gibbs Racing beginning in 2015. Edwards,
in the final year of his contract with Roush Fenway Racing, will drive the No. 19 Toyota. Brant JamesVideo 

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Both sides of the story

Investigators might have a hard time finding unbiased people to talk to when looking into Kevin Ward Jr.'s death. Drivers will speak on behalf of Tony Stewart, but who will speak for Ward? SN's Bob Pockrass wonders. 

 Gibbs says his former driver has courage to overcome Aug. 9 crash

Hendrick powerhouse

Hendrick Motorsports appears headed for another championship run. But it's not Jimmie Johnson leading the pack this time. The team has two more strong contenders, and they're back on top of SN's weekly Power Rankings.  

Edwards joins Joe Gibbs Racing with hopes of winning first Sprint Cup

Toyota Racing plans to tweak engines in time for Chase

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Joe Gibbs Racing Makes Multiple Announcements

After months of rumors, it's finally official: Carl Edwards is going with Joe Gibbs Racing in 2015.  Edwards will drive a new fourth entry, the No. 19, in the Sprint Cup Series starting in 2015 with sponsorship from the Arris Group for 17 races.  Funding for the other 19 races has been sold but will be announced at a later date, along with Edwards' crew chief and other key additions to the JGR staff as they expand. The big news was made in conjunction with Daniel Suarez, who will run for Joe Gibbs Racing full-time next season, in the Nationwide Series with sponsorship also from Arris Group. Suarez, who made his Nationwide debut earlier this season will also earn a part-time schedule in the Camping World Truck Series with Kyle Busch Motorsports. Read more at Frontstretch.
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It's Time to Make Better Decisions About What We Know to Be True
Sitting in the Stands: A Fan's View
by S.D. Grady

“Make no judgments where you have no compassion.” -- Anne McCaffrey

That was a great race on Sunday!  It certainly made my day, what with Jeff Gordon notching his 91st win.  Wow, can you believe his career? Of course you can.  You, my friends, are NASCAR fans -- as am I.  Logano looked mighty sad when he missed the last restart, didn't he?  You also know that JJ and Newman had words post-race, and that Jimmie brushed it aside as Ryan being Ryan.  You may have felt sorry for Kyle Larson when his No. 42 hit the wall, placing him out of the Chase, at least for the moment.  Did you chuckle or just get irritated as Danica took out half the field?   And Harvick... still no win at Michigan!

Perhaps the hardest storyline to watch unfold was Jeff Burton's.  Sitting in the No. 14 in place of Tony Stewart, the car suffered a broken tailpipe, dropping their Chevy out of competition for enough laps to ruin their day.  The stress of the last week could be seen in every crew member's face and heard in Burton's voice as he chatted with the press.  There would not even be a good finish to soften the day.

We know all of these facts because we watched the event unfold before our eyes.  We cannot be led away from the truth when we saw it happen. However, things do occur that we did not witness.  What do we do then?  We rely upon the media to deliver unbiased, verified data.  Unfortunately, that hasn't been the case of late.

Monday, I came into work and was greeted with a co-worker who actually wanted to talk NASCAR for the first time ever. I looked forward to the conversation. Perhaps all the headlines of recent got him to watch a race.

Instead... I remain disillusioned. All he wanted to know was a question that, to him held an inevitable answer: when Tony Stewart was going to be arrested for murder.  Yes, a full ten days after the sensational headlines and he's still obsessing.  He then continued to spout all the half-truths and internet garbage regarding the Kevin Ward, Jr. tragedy, complete with the trashy legal analysis regarding Stewart's guaranteed future behind bars.  He also spouted quotes from the sheriff's department that were never made.

I snapped and explained what was true and what was not.  What we know and what we don't.  And most of all, yelled at him for believing every piece of crap he sees.  But what really grinds my gears is that this conversation wasn't the first I had in the past week where Nancy Grace apparently became an auto racing expert in a matter of seconds.  Perhaps the discussion that sent me over the edge was another ignoramus who not only knew exactly what happened at Canandaigua but was also privy to the shooting in Ferguson, MO.

I know telling the press to hold to their standards and only report what can be verified as true, resisting making sheer conjecture while delivering it to the viewing sheep known as The World is pointless.  But on a grassroots level, I do believe I can make a difference.  I did this week. I spent enough time with the misled and showed them the press releases and actual quotes from all parties involved.  Then, I told them to go digging and find the same from Ferguson.  It's a quest for them to draw their own conclusions, using the gray matter between their ears instead of leaping off cliffs because the television told them to.

I'm reaching out to you to join forces and do the same.  Help to stop the stupidity.  If you hear somebody spreading answers regarding an open investigation, filled with questions please make them stop.  Share your knowledge and understanding.  Seek out the truth, relying only upon real experts, not the ones found on the side of the road with a nightly talk show or trashy website.  It's only when we understand the facts -- unsullied by the light of a media feeding frenzy -- that we start to realize it is only with compassion for all the parties involved that we'll find the light at the end of the tunnel of such tragedies.

One can only hope the media moguls will learn that lesson, one of these days.  Until then, we're on our own. Keep thinking, America.

2014 Sonya Strictly by the Stats

Top Three Rookies for 2014 Pure Michigan 400

1.) No. 3 Austin Dillon - Started 8th, Finished 22nd (2nd in RoTY standings)

2.) No. 26 Cole Whitt - Started 36th, Finished 25th (5th in RoTY standings)

3.) No. 23 Alex Bowman - Started 32nd, Finished 26th (6th in RoTY standings)

Numbers Game: Pure Michigan 400
by Tom Bowles


Laps led by any Toyota driver on Sunday, at a race (Michigan) which is supposed to be the main showcase for all three manufacturers. How bad have things been for Toyota? The last time they led a race was Pocono, two weeks ago when Matt Kenseth popped in front of the field for just three of 200 laps.


Roush Fenway Racing car to run inside the top 10 in both Michigan races this season (Greg Biffle). That's the lowest total for the organization since 1989, when they ran just one car on the Cup circuit (Mark Martin). RFR, whose 13 victories in the Irish Hills are the most for them at any track also failed to lead a lap in both Michigan races.


Of 8 cautions Sunday that were either competition based or for debris on the racetrack. That's the most for the Cup Series in any race since New Hampshire in July.


DNFs this season for Kyle Larson, all of them due to in-race wrecks. The rookie, who was dead last Sunday now sits 24 points outside a Chase "transfer spot" with three races remaining.


Straight second-place results at Michigan for Kevin Harvick. In three of those races, Harvick failed to lead a lap despite finishing in the runner-up spot.


Average finish over the past four races for Joey Logano as his Penske Racing team gets revved up for the Chase.


Drivers inside the top 30 in Sprint Cup points who now must win in order to make the Chase. That list includes some heavy hitters: Martin Truex, Jr., Ricky Stenhouse, Jr., Danica Patrick, Justin Allgaier and Michael Annett are now over 141 points behind the last transfer spot, Greg Biffle, and have only one route left to make the field: win.


Victories for Hendrick Motorsports in the last 13 Cup races. Jimmie Johnson and Jeff Gordon have three apiece while Dale Earnhardt, Jr. has two. By comparison, no other organization on the Cup circuit has more than two during the same stretch (Penske Racing - Brad Keselowski).


Intermediate races held at 1.5 or 2-mile tracks this season. Of those, Hendrick Motorsports has won the most (four) followed by Penske Racing with three and Joe Gibbs Racing with one (Kyle Busch - Fontana). Remember, the Chase has five of ten tracks that are 1.5 miles in length (Chicagoland, Kansas, Charlotte, Texas, and Homestead).


Straight top-15 finishes for Dale Earnhardt, Jr. It's the longest active streak of any Sprint Cup driver.


Wins in 23 races for Chevrolet this season as they continue to dominate the manufacturer's championship. Ford, by comparison has eight while Toyota has only two.


Average finish for Kyle Busch over the last three races, including one DNF. The streak has tumbled the No. 18 down to 15th in Cup Series points.


Career series victories for Jeff Gordon, leaving him just 14 short of David Pearson for second on the all-time Cup win list. Gordon, at his current pace would catch Pearson during the 2019 season at the age of 48.


Money won by Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Sunday for running all 200 laps and finishing fifth.


Money won by Kyle Busch Sunday for crashing within five laps and running 39th.


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Michigan International Speedway Test Helps Prepare Gen-6 Car for 2015
NASCAR and Teams Test Various Setups to Refine 2015 Competition Package
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (August 18, 2014) – Just one day after Jeff Gordon grabbed the checkered flag in the Pure Michigan 400, NASCAR and teams were back testing on the two-mile Michigan International Speedway, gathering crucial data for the development of the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series rules package.
Six different configurations were evaluated throughout the test.
“Our main goal is to harvest data today to help refine the 2015 package,” said Gene Stefanyshyn, NASCAR vice president of innovation and racing development. “We are listening to our fans, they have said they like a lot of passing, side-by-side racing and lead changes. That is what we are aiming to accomplish with these tests.”
Throughout today’s test, focus was on aerodynamics and power optimization.
“We learned a lot today and were able to test a lot of our ideas,” Stefanyshyn said. “The race teams have shared their goals of having the new rules package in September, so that is one of the reasons we are here during the season at Michigan International Speedway working on our 2015 package.”
Ten teams were onsite throughout the day running through all six configurations.
“We are looking at all the different options today and I am glad we are doing it,” said Kasey Kahne, driver of the No. 5 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet. “It is neat that NASCAR has stepped up and is trying to find ways to improve.”
More than 160 laps were turned at Michigan by each team. Data will be taken back to the Research and Development Center in Concord, North Carolina to be analyzed and modeled as NASCAR finalizes its 2015 rules package for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.
The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing, Inc. (NASCAR) is the sanctioning body for the No. 1 form of motorsports in the United States. NASCAR consists of three national series (the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, NASCAR Nationwide Series, and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series), four regional series, one local grassroots series and three international series. The International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) governs the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship, the premier U.S. sports car series. Based in Daytona Beach, Fla., with offices in eight cities across North America, NASCAR sanctions more than 1,200 races in more than 30 U.S. states, Canada, Mexico and Europe. For more information visit and follow NASCAR at and Twitter: @NASCAR
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The Final Word – All the World’s a Stage, as we Close the Curtain on Michigan 

 A curmudgeon. An old fart who sits in the wings like a Muppet and mocks those upon the stage. In this case, for me that includes the three in the booth and the three on the desk offered up by ESPN. I am sure even a certain green talking frog would not have been safe from my sarcasm.


Time Running Out For Drivers Seeking Chase Berths

The window of opportunity continues to decrease for drivers vying for positions in the Chase for the Sprint Cup with Atlanta Motor Speedway’s Oral-B USA 500 NASCAR weekend one race closer.

Fans Can See Earnhardt Up Close, On Track With Special Offer

Race fans will have the opportunity to see Dale Earnhardt Jr. up close and then cheer him on from great seats on the


Michigan International Speedway Continues on Track to a Greener Michigan, Powered by Consumers Energy

Michigan International Speedway is waving the green flag this weekend, making a commitment with the help of Consumers Energy to match 100 percent of its electricity use with renewable energy.

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