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Will Johnson, Like Tiger, Fall Short of Rewriting History?

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{ Sad news this morning }

Jamie McMurray mourns death of niece

NASCAR Sprint Cup driver Jamie McMurray is mourning the death of his niece, Lauren Montez, who passed away Sunday.

{ Better news }

Open road

Tony Stewart sits down with Jeff Burton to discuss why he decided it was the right time to step away from Sprint Cup and what his role will be after.

NASCAR’s Next Generation: Jesse Little

The seventh edition of our Q&A series with NASCAR Next drivers. This time ...

Veteran crew chief Todd Parrott working to improve JTG Daugherty

NASCAR America: Last chance at title intensifies race for Jeff Gordon (VIDEO)    

Poll: Harvick, Kenseth, Logano, Kyle Busch to reach Chase final round

This month’s Century Poll reveals Kevin Harvick as the odds-on favorite to ...

NASCAR issues penalties for Sprint Cup, Xfinity infractions at Dover

NASCAR on Wednesday announced several penalties to teams in the Sprint Cup ...

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Prayers for Elijah: Brave boy sparks a movement

High 5: Wrong button, escaped snake & Jamie's lovin' it

43 Questions: Brett Eldredge

New Earnhardt Jr. paint scheme for 2016 revealed

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Setting the pace: Harvick's near-perfect weekend sends message to Chase field

Hendrick teams now guarding against parts failures in Chase

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NASCAR odds and betting analysis – Harvick favored, Kyle Busch to come out swinging

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12 Questions with Ryan Blaney

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Happy Harvick Gets It Done...  Jimmie Johnson Doesn’t
by Chuck Abrams

MARTIN TRUEX JR., NO. 78 FURNITURE ROW/VISSER PRECISION CHEVROLET SS: MARTIN TRUEX JR.:  Well, I mean, every race is important, obviously.  But I think for this round, Talladega being - See more at:
Toyota Racing 2015 NSCS Charlotte Chase Media Day Q&A Joe Gibbs Racing drivers Kyle Busch, Carl Edwards, Denny Hamlin and Matt Kenseth were made available to the media at Contender Chase Media Day in Charlotte: KYLE BUSCH, No. ... - See more at:
Clint Bowyer Races Martinsville Speedway President Clay Campbell RALEIGH, N.C. (Oct. 6, 2015) – Clint Bowyer traded in his race car for a go-kart and went head-to-head with Martinsville Speedway President Clay Campbell at Rush Hour ... - See more at:
Ryan Sieg Welcomes Hunky Monkey Clothing Company To XFINITY Race At Charlotte Motor Speedway RSS Racing is pleased to welcome Hunky Monkey Clothing Company as a co-primary sponsor for the Friday night race at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Hunky Monkey is a cause-based ... - See more at:
Kevin Harvick Has Clear-Cut Approach To Talladega Chase Race The Chase race most drivers dread most—especially if they haven’t won at Charlotte or Kansas—is the Oct. 25 event at Talladega Superspeedway. The Contender Round’s elimination race is - See more at:
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Beyond the Flag
After Dover there was once again unrest amongst NASCAR fans about the current Chase format. Granted the majority of the fans upset were Jimmie ...
Beyond the Flag
Sep 26, 2015; Loudon, NH, USA; NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Jeff Gordon during practice for the Sylvania 300 at New Hampshire Motor ...
Charlotte Motor Speedway will officially kick of race festivities with NASCAR Night and Hauler Parade at zMAX Dragway. The free fan event begins at ... Colorado Springs and Pueblo News
An adaptive NASCAR donated by Furniture Row Racing will be driven by Martin Truex Jr. and paraplegic participants around the track at PPIR.
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Voting Opens For 2015 NASCAR XFINITY Series and
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Most Popular Driver Awards
Fans Can Also Vote For Their Favorites Across NASCAR’s Seven Touring Series
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Oct. 6, 2015) – As on-track competition heats up, there’s another showdown on the line in the NASCAR XFINITY Series, NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and NASCAR’s seven touring series, as voting for the Most Popular Driver Awards begins on Tuesday, Oct. 6.
Chase Elliott looks to defend his NASCAR XFINITY Series Most Popular Driver title while the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series is guaranteed a new winner. Fans can vote once per day online for the Most Popular Driver Awards at
Voting is open and runs through Friday, Nov. 20 for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and Saturday, Nov. 21 for the NASCAR XFINITY Series, prior to the respective season finale races at Homestead-Miami Speedway during Ford Championship Weekend. Voting for the seven NASCAR touring series will also conclude Saturday, Nov. 21.
The winners will be announced at the 2015 NASCAR XFINITY Series and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Awards. The combined postseason gala will take place at the Diplomat Resort and Spa in Hollywood, Florida on Monday, Nov. 23.
The Most Popular Driver Award winners for the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East, NASCAR K&N Pro Series West, NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour, NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour, NASCAR Canadian Tire Series, NASCAR Whelen Euro Series and NASCAR Mexico Series will be honored at the NASCAR Night of Champions Touring Series Awards at the NASCAR Hall of Fame/Charlotte Convention Center on Saturday, Dec. 12.
To be eligible to receive Most Popular Driver votes, NASCAR XFINITY Series or NASCAR Camping World Truck Series drivers must have selected to receive 2015 championship driver points in their respective series. Additionally, drivers in every series must have attempted at least half of each of their series’ races this season.
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 XFINITY 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, and follow NASCAR at and Twitter: @NASCAR.


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Michael Waltrip Running 2016 Daytona 500

A two-time Daytona 500 winner will try and qualify for the sport's Great American Race once again. Michael Waltrip announced he'll be attempting the 2016 Daytona 500 with sponsor Maxwell House despite the pending closure of his multi-car Sprint Cup Series organization. No partnership with another team was confirmed but rumors have Waltrip teaming up with Premium Motorsports and running the No. 98 for that restrictor plate race; Waltrip could also slide behind the wheel for October's Talladega race later this month.  Read more

Today's Featured Commentary
Sealing the Deal
Professor of Speed
by Mark Howell

Kevin Harvick slept soundly Sunday night.

So did Brian France.

Jimmie Johnson? Not so much….

Blame it on Delaware.

The events of Sunday’s race at Dover not only set the table for the remainder of the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship but they also reflected an emerging menu for NASCAR Nation circa 2015. If Brian France seeks “Game Seven” moments for NASCAR Dover provided him with a “Game Three” smorgasbord.

The misfortune that befell Jimmie Johnson not only unsettled the hierarchy of the Chase, it demonstrated the old adage that bad things can happen to good people. Johnson’s success at Dover is the stuff of NASCAR legend but his afternoon proved that the Fickled Finger of Failure can push hard enough to derail even the most revered track record.

A problematic right rear axle seal is not what you’d consider a typical mechanical woe; however, racing at Dover last weekend was not what you’d consider a typical chain of events. Heavy rains from Hurricane Joaquin washed out all but about forty minutes of Sprint Cup practice and forecasts for additional precipitation on race day gave way to strong, trash-flinging winds.

Unfortunately, the plight of the No. 48 Lowe’s Chevrolet involved more than grille-plugging hot dog wrappers. Brian Keselowski (Brad’s brother) shared some real life racing experience and tweeted about Johnson’s mechanical problem on Sunday afternoon, saying that repairing a rear axle seal was time-consuming because the rear end gear itself needed to be removed in order to access the failed seal.

Maybe Johnson’s speed at Dover was matched by that of his crew, who made repairs in 38 laps, enabling the No. 48 Chevy to finish the race.

Want a side order of tension to go with that anxiety? Maybe domination made a better side dish… that's because entering Sunday, certain NASCAR facts were crystal clear. Kevin Harvick had to win if he hoped to keep his championship hopes alive. Anything less would scuttle his chances for title number two.

So Harvick did exactly what everyone else in the Chase hoped he wouldn’t. When the No. 4 Budweiser Chevrolet rolled into Victory Lane, not only did “Happy” drive into the Contender Round but he did so by leading 355 of the scheduled 400 laps. If you need a conversion to better understand Harvick’s recipe for Dover success, you can use “about 89%” since that’s how much he ran out front during the AAA 400.

I will be the first to admit that I have long been suspicious of NASCAR’s penchant for “storybook” endings. Just when the state of NASCAR Nation looks bleak we get a near-magical occurrence to remind us that the sport is all-powerful. Take the Pepsi 400 at Daytona back in July 2001. The sport was still in mourning over the death of Dale Earnhardt in the 500 that February, then along comes Dale Jr. to win the 400 on NASCAR’s next visit.

I am NOT saying the race was fixed. What I AM saying is that NASCAR’s timing could not be any better. It was like NASCAR turned common fish eggs into caviar….

And here we are, once again, conceding to the impossible and sliding Kevin Harvick’s name into the next round of our Chase brackets. There will likely be fallout from the fact that Johnson is stuck with his “six-pack” moniker for another 12 months but now there’s also renewed hope for Harvick’s title chances.

Anyone have room for seconds?

Maybe Dover was what the entire Stewart-Haas Racing operation needed, especially on the heels of Tony Stewart’s announcement of his impending “retirement” come 2017. Now, the Sprint Cup table seems set for three more attention-grabbing courses. What a good time for SHR and Harvick to hit their late-season strides.

Good news, like a good meal, can work wonders for improving moods and attitudes. A little satisfaction can go a long way, especially if the dish is an old favorite you whip up on a regular basis. Given what happened at Dover, I’m guessing all eyes will be on Charlotte Motor Speedway this Saturday.

Brian France hopes fans are hungry for more….


Did You Notice? ... Penske Problems Ahead & Larson's Long Road Back

by Tom Bowles

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Elliott Sadler joins JR Motorsports for 2016
Cole Pearn on probation after Dover
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Me, Myself and I: Did the No. 4 seem too good?

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 Feel the burn?

If Kevin Harvick's post-victory burnout and crash were designed to cover any advantage his car had, he's not admitting it.

NASCAR America: Kyle Larson wants to be aggressive when he can (VIDEO)

NASCAR America: Logano warns crapshoot of Talladega will bounce favorites out (VIDEO)    

NASCAR America: Dale Earnhardt Jr. reminds himself Round of 12 only about racing (VIDEO)    

Actor Mark-Paul Gosselaar named grand marshal for Kansas Chase race

Austin Theriault expects to race again in 2015 after Las Vegas crash

Charlotte Motor Speedway to paint restart lines on track

Track becomes first this season to mark restart zone on the track for NASCAR Sprint Cup and Xfinity races.

Hendrick explores Jimmie Johnson’s Dover failure

Axle seal failure was "a freak deal," teammate Dale Earnhardt Jr.


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Harvick: Chase Format Adds Intensity, Drama

Kevin Harvick won his first NASCAR Sprint Cup title under…

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 Air-gun intrigue at heart of Hendrick pit crew hire

Richard Petty Motorsports sticking with Ford

Dale Jr. wants to keep pit crew as is

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Jeff Gordon reveals his pick to prevail in the Chase

'NASCAR Race Hub' special reunites Junior Johnson, Tom Wolfe



Power Rankings: Matty Nice on the rise

There's a lot of noise and confusion after three races in the race to the Sprint Cup championship. Ryan McGee says forget all that in this week's Power Rankings, Matt Kenseth is the driver to beat.

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Tale of two drivers as Kevin Harvick advances, Jimmie Johnson departs

Dale Earnhardt Jr. picks up Jeff Gordon’s sponsor for 2016           

Ranking the Chase contenders for Round 2

 NASCAR at Charlotte 2015: Time, TV channel, schedule, entry list

October events @ Wall Stadium Speedway ( !

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WALL TOWNSHIP, N.J. ~ An automotive swap meet on October 10 and the annual “Spooky Spectacular” stock car race on October 24 make up a busy post-season October schedule at Wall Stadium Speedway. Both events are set for the daylight hours with the swap meet running from 7:30 a.m. until 2:00 pm on October 10 and spectator seating opening at noon and main event racing starting at 2:00 p.m. for the “Spooky Spectacular” on October 24.

            The swap meet is open to cars and parts from all divisions of racing including paved track and dirt track oval racing and drag racing. Street rod, classic car and truck vehicles and parts are also welcome as are motorcycle, four wheel drive and quad vehicles, parts and accessories. Reservations for a spot are not needed as vendors are invited to arrive at 7:30 a.m. and pay the $15 per spot rental on the day of the event. Buyers will be admitted free of charge. In the event of bad weather on Saturday Sunday October 11 is the rain date. More information on the swap meet only can be obtained by emailing

        ;    Along with being an important post-season event the “Spooky Spectacular” is also a tune up for the annual Turkey Derby to be presented on Thanksgiving weekend. On October 24 the Downs Ford Modifieds will battle in the “Haunted Hundred” main event, while the Freakish 50 will be contested by the Snap-on Sportsman cars, the Blood Thirsty 30 is set for the Green Flag Driving Experience Legend cars and the Screeching Factory Stocks are also set for action. The beautifully restored cars of the Garden State Vintage Stock Car Club will also be on display along with Halloween decorations.

Wall Stadium 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. More information can be obtained by visiting The speedway hotline number is 732-681-6400 and email address is

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Will expanded restart zone solve restart issue?
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TV Ratings Down For Dover, Chase

For the third straight week NASCAR failed to score a 2.0 Nielsen rating for their playoff events. Dover's Round 1 Chase finale scored an overnight 1.8 Nielsen rating, down 14% from last year's 2.1 as the audience continues to drop during the first year of the sport's TV package with NBCSN. So far this season, 16 of 17 events on cable have suffered a decline in the overnights as both NBCSN and Fox Sports 1 have struggled to maintain the sport's audience.

It's the first time in Chase history three events have scored under a 2.0 TV rating. The 12th edition of NASCAR's playoffs are currently the lowest in their history.

Today's Featured Commentary
Who to Watch in NASCAR When Your Driver Retires
Sitting in the Stands: A Fan's View
by S.D. Grady

I’ve been asked several times in the past year, “What are you going to do when Jeff Gordon retires?”

I always smile and answer, “What do you mean?”

I know what the querying party intends. Now that my driver is departing the series, what point is there in watching NASCAR anymore?

Well, you see, there is this whole sport called NASCAR. There are 43 drivers on the track every week in the Cup series, another 20 some-odd names appear on the XFINITY roster and yet 30 more guys join up in the Camping World Truck Series. Then, there are the feeder divisions like the K&N Pro Series (East and West), ARCA, and Whelen Modifieds. Am I so wholly focused on one individual I can’t see the rest of the forest? The answer is no, I’m not, and thank goodness for that, for what would I do if I was?

As Gordon has been stating on his AARP ads for the past few months, I can’t wait to see what the next era in my favorite pastime will bring. We don’t have to look very far to find that list of up and comers that are just dying to replace some of the aging veterans in the big boys’ garage.

Who am I watching this year?

First, Austin Theriault. This young man appeared on my radar about four years ago in the ACT series. Brad Keselowski has been working him through various divisions nationwide, finally putting him into the trucks this year. While Austin suffered a compression fracture in his back at Las Vegas this past weekend while driving the No. 29 don’t expect him to hang up the steering wheel anytime soon. He’s a consistent wheelman, one who demonstrates a cool head on track. And hey! He’s from Maine! I gotta cheer for those New Englanders attempting to make it big.

Next, we’ve got Gray Gaulding. What a great name! He’s got a great dedicated sponsor, too in Krispy Kreme, emblazoned on his doors since he’s been driving. When you can win in the K&N Pro Series at the age of 16, then follow that up with solid top-5 and top-10 finishes, you’ve earned some sharp eyes looking your way when you hit that big one-eight. Incidentally, his birthday isn’t for another four months. We should see some fireworks at Daytona!

Talking about names, there’s a new guy on the block who just blasted his way through the K&N Pro Series East this year: William Byron. That’s right, we’re gonna have a Lord Byron running the NASCAR circuit sometime soon. At just 17, he earned the crown for the K&N Pro Series in 2015 and is currently in talks to land a truck ride for next year. This guy is sizzling! He is exciting to watch on track, talented with lots of car control. It’s astounding what kind of potential we are seeing at such young ages these days; Byron is a fine example of what the developmental series are producing.

Finally, we’ll give some love to one of the up-and-coming superstars in the XFINITY series, one who gets overshadowed by the ever-present Cup drivers. It’s difficult to garner all the attention you deserve, especially when a certain driver with the initials K.B. stinks up the show every week.

Daniel Suarez is a Drive for Diversity success story. Currently piloting the No. 18 XFINITY machine for Joe Gibbs Racing the Monterrey, Mexico native can be found most Saturdays lurking in the top 10 on track. Suarez does seem to have one of those bad luck leprechauns, though. He drives far better than he finishes—but he does finish. It’s rare that a wreck takes Suarez out of the race altogether. It’s much like watching for that rainbow you know is just behind the clouds—one day he’s going to blast to Victory Lane. I won’t be surprised one little bit.

So, there’s your answer. While the driver who solidified my passion for stock car racing is retiring, I’ve got plenty of young ‘uns to pin my future hopes on.

Sonya’s Scrapbook

1992 Jeff Gordon Beats Earnhardt Sr. at Charlotte

A real throwback video for you: Jeff Gordon driving his No. 1 Baby Ruth Busch Series car. It's nice footage of the birth of one of the greatest on-track rivalries in our sport’s history. Enjoy!

Numbers Game: AAA 400
by Tom Bowles


Laps led by Dale Earnhardt, Jr. since the Coke Zero 400 in July at Daytona. Earnhardt needed to run third just to advance into the Chase round of 12.


DNF due to mechanical failure at Dover. Landon Cassill's blown engine, causing the race's final caution was the first time since Bristol in August a driver had failed to finish for any reason other than a crash.


Average finish for Jimmie Johnson in the last four Dover races -- including three victories. Johnson broke a seal on the rear end and wound up 41st Sunday, easily the worst finish of his career at the Monster Mile.


Drivers with Hendrick connections eliminated in the first round of the Chase: Jimmie Johnson and Jamie McMurray (who runs Hendrick engines). Four drivers with Hendrick engines & chassis remain championship eligible: Jeff Gordon (see below), Earnhardt Jr., Kevin Harvick and Kurt Busch.


Top-5 finishes for Jeff Gordon this season. Gordon, 12th at Dover has still advanced to the next round of the Chase.


Wins for Kevin Harvick in the last two years when facing elimination from championship contention. They are Phoenix (made Final Four), Homestead (won title over Ryan Newman) and Dover Sunday afternoon.


Joe Gibbs Racing cars that made it into the Chase round of 12. It's the second straight year a full four-car team made the next round (Hendrick Motorsports did it in 2014).


Championships won by Jimmie Johnson from 2006-10. He's won just one from 2011-15.


Chevy teams to make it into the next round of the Chase, the most of any manufacturer. Two teams apiece from Hendrick Motorsports and Stewart-Haas Racing made it in along with Richard Childress Racing's Ryan Newman and the single-car, Furniture Row Racing effort manned by Martin Truex, Jr.


Straight finishes outside the top 20 for AJ Allmendinger in the Cup Series (29th at Dover). That ties his worst streak since signing with JTG-Daugherty Racing full-time at the end of 2013.


Lead changes Sunday at Dover. It's the 11th time in the last 12 Sprint Cup races there's been less than 20 lead changes in an event.


Races since Tony Stewart last scored a top-5 finish in the Cup Series (fourth at Martinsville). Stewart, 26th at Dover announced his retirement this week effective the end of the 2016 NASCAR season.


Laps led by Kevin Harvick this season, including a race-high 355 at Dover. Joey Logano is next best on the circuit this year with 863 laps led.


Money won by Kasey Kahne for running sixth at Dover.


Money won by Trevor Bayne for finishing 31st.


by Danny Peters

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Big mistake

Kevin Harvick's win moved him forward in the Chase, and other drivers in contention may rue the day they didn't eliminate the reigning champ.

JJ's elimination stuns, stings in many ways

NASCAR America: Can Jeff Gordon end final season with championship? (VIDEO)   

  NASCAR America: Did lack of practice time seal Jimmie Johnson’s fate? (VIDEO)    

NASCAR America: Final restart at Dover ended Jamie McMurray’s title hopes (VIDEO)      

Bad strategy almost costs Jeff Gordon at Dove

When the points were tallied, Gordon was only two markers ahead of the cutoff, which meant that he could not afford to lose much more ground. Poor decisions and bad restarts h... more

Brad Keselowski two points to the good

The AAA 400 was filled with drama as seven drivers ended the afternoon within two points of one another. That emotional drain may play a factor in the next round, particularly... more

Solid run keeps Carl Edwards in contention

This was Edwards’ 12th consecutive top-15. Solid runs like that will probably be enough to allow him to advance to the Eliminator round, but he is going to need to go back to ... more

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 Breaking down the Contender Round


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 NASCAR ‘will continue to police’ side skirts

Kevin Harvick and the most clutch performances in sports history

Rundown: Analysis of all 43 cars at Dover

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Larry Mac: Elimination race at Dover

Column: Harvick advancing bad for everyone else in NASCAR

He's movin' on: DW opines on Harvick's win, breaks down Dover race

Major shift: NASCAR Power Rankings have new look after Dover

Ties are the Worst (Unless you are Dale Jr.)



$5 part eliminates six-time Cup champ Johnson

Jimmie Johnson was the first big name to drop out of this year's Chase. His No. 48 car suffered a rear axle seal failure early in the 400-lap race at Dover and he couldn't recover from it.

New Hampshire Speedway's McGrath named GM

Speedway Motorsports Inc. has elevated New Hampshire Motor Speedway vice president of corporate sales David McGrath to general manager of the facility.

Oreovicz: Harvick as good as he needs to be

Kevin Harvick and his team have consistently been the best in the Sprint Cup Series all season, and they had to be Sunday to advance to the next round of the Chase. Mission accomplished.

Rundown: Junior's achievement

Dale Earnhardt Jr. managed to squeak into the next round of the Chase by the narrowest of margins. He may be primed to make a real run now, writes Bob Pockrass.

The Buzz: Chef Danica

Danica Patrick may have finished in 21st in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Dover this weekend, but she totally won on "The Kitchen" on Food Network.

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Track Trash – Do Over
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Elliott among latest to join Winchester 400 field

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(SALEM, Ind. – October 5, 2015) – Count the 2010 Winchester 400 winner in. Chase Elliott, son of NASCAR legend Bill Elliott, has entered to compete in the 44th Annual Winchester 400 on Sunday, October 11....Read more

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Kevin Harvick Does It; Advances to Round 2 with Dover Victory

Kevin Harvick entered Dover needing a very strong result in order to advance.  He responded with perhaps the most dominant run of his entire career, leading 355 laps en route to his third win of the year and a berth in the Contender round of the Chase.  Kyle Busch was second, followed by Dale Earnhardt, Jr., Jamie McMurray and Aric Almirola.  Read more

Mechanical Issue Prevents Jimmie Johnson from Advancing to Contender Round

Early on, Jimmie Johnson was looking pretty good at Dover.  Then, he got busted for speeding on pit road during the competition caution.  Later, a rear axle seal broke on the No. 48, sending Johnson to the garage and preventing him from advancing onward to the next round of the Chase.  Read more

Chasing the Chase: Kenseth Wins the Challenger Round
by Phil Allaway

Matt Kenseth didn't need to do anything to advance Sunday but he still managed to have a good day.  Staying out when the rest of the leaders made their last stops, Kenseth managed to hold on with 35-lap older tires to finish seventh.  That, combined with Joey Logano's tenth-place finish allowed Kenseth to win the first round by 14 points.  Denny Hamlin, meanwhile got busted for blatantly speeding on pit road during the early competition caution and never recovered.  He would suffer a second penalty and eventually finish 18th, dropping to third in points.

Carl Edwards struggled late on Sunday, finishing 15th and dropping down to fourth in the standings.  Behind him, Martin Truex, Jr. gained four places in points by finishing 11th Sunday.  That was despite being pulled off the grid, sent back to inspection and having to start at the rear because of it.

Further back in the standings, the points wound up razor-thin close for the rest of the top-12 drivers.  Kurt Busch ended round No. 1 in a three-way tie for sixth with Jeff Gordon and Brad Keselowski.  Busch made a packer adjustment that dropped the No. 41 out of the top 5, a dangerous move that really didn't help anything.  Gordon kept himself out of trouble all day, finishing 12th with a late fade down the stretch.  Keselowski didn't have the car to compete and spent much of the race a lap down before getting a lucky dog and finishing 16th.

One point behind the aforementioned trio were Kyle Busch and Ryan Newman, tied for ninth.  Kyle Busch had the second-best car all day Sunday to Kevin Harvick and managed to keep it right there at the finish.  Newman, by comparison struggled for much of the race and ended up as the only driver a lap down in 19th.  Finally, Dale Earnhardt, Jr. claimed the last spot by outrunning Jamie McMurray to third place.

It's interesting to note Harvick's most dominant run of his career actually only gained him six points on 12th.  However, winning Sunday at Dover got him into the next round automatically.

The drivers who qualified for the Contender Round (indicated below as the drivers in green) will all have their points reset to 3000 for Saturday night's Bank of America 500.  The drivers in red have been eliminated from the Chase; however, they will keep their points from the Challenger Round and can finish as high as fifth in the final standings.

Chase Point Standings after Dover: 1) Matt Kenseth 2137, 2) Joey Logano -14, 3) Denny Hamlin -18, 4) Carl Edwards -19, 5) Martin Truex, Jr. -33, t-6) Kurt Busch -37, t-6) Jeff Gordon -37, t-6) Brad Keselowski -37, t-9) Kyle Busch -38, t-9) Ryan Newman -38, t-11) Dale Earnhardt, Jr. -39, t-11) Jamie McMurray -39, 13) Jimmie Johnson -51, 14) Kevin Harvick -55, 15) Paul Menard -62, 16) Clint Bowyer -89.

Best of the Rest: 17) Kasey Kahne 770, 18) Aric Almirola -3, 19) Kyle Larson -52, 20) Greg Biffle -64, 21) Austin Dillon -123, 22) Casey Mears -147.

Regular Point Standings (1-16): 1) Joey Logano 1062, 2) Kevin Harvick -8, 3) Dale Earnhardt, Jr. -76, 4) Brad Keselowski -92, 5) Matt Kenseth -113, 6) Jimmie Johnson -136, 7) Martin Truex, Jr. -143, 8) Denny Hamlin -153, 9) Kurt Busch -187, 10) Carl Edwards -204, 11) Jamie McMurray -207, t-12) Ryan Newman -225, t-12) Jeff Gordon -225, 14) Paul Menard -277, 15) Kasey Kahne -292, 16) Aric Almirola -295.

Drivers Outside the top 16 in the Chase: 22) Kyle Busch -461.

Race Winners: Joey Logano (Daytona-1, Watkins Glen, Bristol-2), Jimmie Johnson (Atlanta, Texas, Kansas, Dover-1), Kevin Harvick (Las Vegas, Phoenix, Dover-2), Brad Keselowski (Fontana), Denny Hamlin (Martinsville, Chicagoland), Matt Kenseth (Bristol-1, Pocono-2, Michigan-2. Richmond-2, Loudon-2), Kurt Busch (Richmond-1, Michigan-1), Dale Earnhardt, Jr. (Talladega, Daytona-2), Carl Edwards (Charlotte, Darlington), Martin Truex, Jr. (Pocono-1), Kyle Busch (Sonoma, Kentucky, Loudon-1, Indianapolis)

Quotes to Remember: AAA 400
compiled by Phil Allaway

"Well, I think when you look at them [victories] they are all special for different reasons, obviously.  We are on the verge of being down and out for this one and to be able to pull this off is just one of those moments that you enjoy.  I told people before this, this is a lot of fun to be in these situations and succeed.  When you don’t succeed it’s not near as much fun, but it just makes them extra special. I think we’re better than we were last year just because of the experiences and things that we’ve had. I think when we look at everything that’s gone on over the last couple of years, it’s just been a lot of fun. So, it’s just that never quit attitude. That’s what Tony Stewart said when we went to Homestead last year. He said, ‘Whatever you do, do not quit until they throw that checkered flag.’" - Kevin Harvick, race winner

"It’s definitely good. I can’t say enough about my team – these guys did an awesome job. They prepared a great race car for me and gave me the piece that I needed in order to go out there and perform and run like we did today. We had a second-place car and we finished second with it. Nothing to hang our heads about there. We just have to get a little bit better or actually a lot better to catch that No. 4 (Kevin Harvick) car. The things that we needed to do today, we did. The first 300 laps, it seemed pretty simple and then the last 100 laps it got a little crazy with tire strategies and restarts and things kind of going on and trying to figure out who and how hard you had to race people and people wanting to race you real hard even though they’re just racing for the best finish they can get." - Kyle Busch, finished second

"Yeah, I knew we were a good enough team to get in there.  We made some mistakes together last week in New Hampshire and put ourselves in a bad position, but I knew we were a good enough team to make it to the next round. I just feel like our team is a lot better than the guys we are competing with.  I just have that good confidence in my guys.  They really support me and pump me up and give me the confidence to go out there and work hard.  We have been building this team for a long time.  A real good day for us.  The car did everything we needed.  We kind of got lucky to start on the outside of that one restart and just kind of went around them somehow.  I just drove it in there and it stuck.  I hate some guys don’t get to make it and some guys do, but I’m glad we are able to move on to the next round.  It kind of resets and hopefully we don’t make any more mistakes and make it too hard on ourselves to try to get to that next round." - Dale Earnhardt, Jr., finished third

Well, it was a great move that Dale, Jr. made on the outside. I was waving at Matt (Kenseth), hoping that he would let me in, and I really didn’t feel like the outside was the place to be and he just did a really good job and got a great run on me. I thought we were better than him the run before. I thought I would be able to get back by him. We were driving so hard those last few laps and it’s just hard to make up any ground. And it seemed like our car was maybe better on stickers. He was a little bit better on the scuffs. We haven’t run this well, honestly all year. We talked earlier today about that. So, I’m thrilled with our performance today. It’s frustrating that we weren’t able to make it to the next round, but it was a good day for the Nature Made car. We just needed one more point." - Jamie McMurray, finished fourth

"That was a good run for us.  I’m really proud of the guys.  That’s two top 5s in a row here at Dover.  It was a really good job.  We just struggled with getting the car in the racetrack most of the day and right there at the end, four tires paid off for us.  That was some really good adjustments by Trent and the guys and the pit crew did a good job getting me off pit road and just a really solid day for us." - Aric Almirola, finished fifth

"We felt good in practice so we were looking forward to the race even though we didn’t have a lot of practice.  The first run, we picked some cars off and felt like we were pretty good on the long run again, which has been our strong suit lately.  We needed some more short run speed.  We got caught behind some wrong cars on the restarts and that shuffled us back a little further than we wanted those last couple restarts.  We came in and got tires and got a good restart and were able to drive up through the field and really got the outside working at the end to go from 15th to eighth.  I’m really excited about that finish and our performance.  The 16 ran well and obviously the 43 did, too.  Our cars are getting better.  We still have some work to do, but definitely happy to come back here to Dover, where I thought we had a strong car the last time we were here.  We had some mechanical issues that caused us not to finish... all in all, it was a good day for us." - Ricky Stenhouse, Jr., finished eighth

"Our execution was perfect.  We had some really good pit stops and then started on the outside and was able to really run better than what our car was.  The last two restarts I started on the bottom and got my butt handed to me; it was really hard to pass.  It wasn’t that much fun of a race.  The cool temperatures probably aren’t good for this racetrack but we get to reset now for this next round.  We want to be faster and we’ve got to be faster than that to win this thing." - Joey Logano, finished tenth

"I wouldn’t call it ‘drama-free’. I was freaking out there at the end. We were pretty solid in the top 10 all day long. I’m really proud of this team and what they’ve accomplished. We’ve gone through a lot and it hasn’t been pretty. That’s kind of the way today was. We knew we needed to be in the top 10/11, or maybe 12th, if we were lucky. We did that. Until the end, when that caution came out and people swapped up their strategy; we just got ate up on that restart and were falling back and I didn’t know what was going to happen. So, it wasn’t easy. I’m really proud of this AARP Member Advantages Chevrolet. We’ll reset and go see what we can do in the next three (races)." - Jeff Gordon, finished 12th

"Our 5-hour ENERGY Toyota was good today – I’d say a top-5 car. We just had some bad luck with that loose wheel early on. We got two laps down but were able to make those up. No one had anything for that No. 4 car (Kevin Harvick) though.  Real proud of everyone at MWR (Michael Waltrip Racing) for all their hard work to get us in the Chase. Just sorry we aren’t able to go to the next round." - Clint Bowyer, finished 14th

"We survived kind of ugly today, but I’d rather survive ugly than not survive pretty.  We’ll take it and move on and realize that everything we’ve done from this point in the season doesn’t really mean anything.  Everything is back to scratch and that’s probably a good thing for us this year." - Brad Keselowski, finished 16th

"Definitely disappointed.  It’s tough having a very inexpensive axle seal be the culprit and take your championship hopes away.  It’s racing, I’ve had mechanicals take me out of championships growing up that led to some success for myself and I’m sure helped me with a championship or two.  It’s just part of racing.  It just shows how critical everything is on a race team, how important every component is and you can’t take anything for granted.  Heartbreaking for sure, but I don’t know what else we can do about it. We just have to go on, try to win races and close out the season strong." - Jimmie Johnson, finished 41st

Letter of the Race: Sunday's AAA 400 was brought to you by the letter "O," for "Opening up a Can."  That is exactly what Kevin Harvick did to the field.  It's hard to pass at Dover, yet Harvick got to the lead from 13th at the start (Truex, who was due to start ninth, dropped to the rear) in 24 laps.  From there, essentially no one on equal footing passed him all day.  - Phil Allaway


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Next Race: AAA 400
The Place: Dover International Speedway
The Date: Sunday, Oct. 4
The Time: 2:30 p.m. (ET)
TV: NBCSN, 2 p.m. (ET)
Radio: MRN, SiriusXM Ch. 90
Distance: 400 miles (400 laps)
Harvick On The Ropes Heading Into Dover
Defending champion Kevin Harvick has two options heading into Sunday’s AAA 400 at Dover International Speedway (2:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN) – the first cutoff race of the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup – win or go home.
The No. 4 Chevrolet driver ranks 15th out of 16 drivers on the Chase Grid and sits 23 points below 12th-place Dale Earnhardt Jr. on the cutoff line. He mathematically can still make the Contender Round on points, but it would be a tough task, requiring him to jump three drivers.
Basically, if Harvick doesn’t visit Victory Lane, he will be knocked out of NASCAR’s playoffs as one of the four winless drivers lowest in points.
In 29 career starts at the track known as the “Monster Mile,” Harvick has never won. No active driver has made more starts at Dover without a win. However, he did finish runner-up in the spring race in Delaware’s capital.
Last season, Harvick found himself in a similar situation after placing 33rd at Martinsville to open the Eliminator 8. He won one race later at Phoenix in a do-or-die situation to salvage his championship run.
Busch’s Contender Round Hopes Hinge On Dover Performance
If he doesn’t act fast, Kyle Busch’s dream season is going to come to a close.
Busch currently sits 13th on the Chase Grid, one point behind Dale Earnhardt Jr. for the final spot in the Contender Round.
To advance in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Busch needs to either win Sunday’s race at Dover or avoid being one of the four winless drivers lowest in points.
Fortunately, Busch has a strong track record at the Monster Mile. He boasts two wins, nine top fives and 13 top 10s at the Delaware track. Busch also has strong loop statistics, owning the third-best Dover driver rating (105.0) and the fourth-best average running position (11.235).
Busch returned to NSCS action in late May, just four months after breaking his leg and fracturing his foot in an accident at Daytona. In only 15 regular season races, he racked up four wins, tying Matt Kenseth and Jimmie Johnson for the series lead.
And it's those four regular season wins – and the Chase bonus points that went with them – that may earn him a spot in the next round. When the Chase started, all Chase drivers had their points reset to 2,000, with three bonus points added for every regular season win. Busch started the Chase with 2,012 points. Earnhardt started with 2,006. Jamie McMurray, who sits just two points ahead of Busch, is winless in 2015 and started with 2,000.
Only time will tell if he'll actually need to rely on those extra points -- but it certainly looks like he will.
Jimmie Johnson Set To Make 500th Start At Place He Wins ‘Dover And Dover’ Again
It’s not all in his head. Jimmie Johnson does it “Dover and Dover” again at the Monster Mile.
The No. 48 Lowe’s Chevrolet driver owns a track-record 10 wins at Dover International Speedway, including checkered flags in three of the last four races there. Additionally, he’s the only active driver with 10 or more wins at a single track.
It’s fitting that Johnson will make his 500th start on Sunday at the oval he dominates.
Over his career, Johnson boasts 74 wins (eighth all-time), 204 top fives (10th all-time) and 310 top 10s (15th all-time). The California native made his first start at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Oct. 7, 2001 and notched his first victory in his 13th race on April 28, 2002 at Auto Club Speedway.
Joe Gibbs Racing Continues Dominance
Joe Gibbs Racing has carried its end-of-season dominance into the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup. The organization has won the first two races of NASCAR’s playoffs (Denny Hamlin, Chicagoland; Matt Kenseth, New Hampshire) after visiting Victory Lane in eight of the last 11 regular season races.
The team has also finished 1-2 in three consecutive races, a feat that hasn’t happened since 1956, when owner Carl Kiekhaefer did it in four consecutive races.
As a result of their wins, Hamlin and Kenseth have advanced to the Contender Round of the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup. JGR drivers Carl Edwards and Kyle Busch rank third and 13th on the Chase Grid, respectively. Edwards only needs to earn 12 points at Dover (32nd and no laps, 33rd and at least one lap, 34th and most laps led) to transfer to the Contender Round. Busch, on the other hand, only controls his destiny by winning. Luckily for him, he sits just one point below the cutoff line and can still advance on points.
Clinch Scenarios for Dover: Safety In Numbers?
Only two drivers have locked up a spot in the Contender Round – Denny Hamlin thanks to his Chicagoland win, and New Hampshire winner Matt Kenseth.
Everyone else enters with a mathematical chance and missing the next round. And there are some BIG names in danger of seeing their title hopes evaporate at Dover.
Some should feel secure. Like these guys (all clinch scenarios are regardless of any other driver’s finish):
Carl Edwards guarantees a clinch with a finish of 32nd or better; 33rd and at least one lap led; or 34th and the most laps led. Edwards has an average finish of 15.3 this season and 10.6 at Dover. He should be safe.
Joey Logano guarantees a clinch with a finish of 31st or better; 32nd and at least one lap led; or 33rd and the most laps led. Logano has an average finish this season of 8.3, and a Dover average finish of 13.6. He looks good.
Jimmie Johnson guarantees a clinch with a finish of 25th or better; 26th and at least one lap led; or 27th and the most laps led. Johnson hasn’t won in 15 races, but his 10 wins at Dover should make him feel comfortable. It’d be the upset of the century if he gets bounced.
Some might be a tad worried, but all-in-all it should work out. Like these guys:
Ryan Newman guarantees a clinch with a finish of 16th or better; 17th and at least one lap led; or 18th and most laps led. Driving to his average finish of 13.6 at Dover would be enough to clinch. But, he’s finish 18th or worse in two of the last three Dover races.
Kurt Busch guarantees a clinch with a finish of 15th or better; 16th and at least one lap led; or 17th and the most laps led. Busch has finished outside the top 15 in each of the last four Dover races, including a 31st-place finish in May.
Brad Keselowski guarantees a clinch with a finish of 14th or better; 15th and at least one lap led; or 16th and the most laps led. He should be OK, considering he’s finished runner-up in two of the last three Dover races.
Martin Truex Jr. guarantees a clinch with a finish of 13th or better; 14th and at least one lap led; or 15th and the most laps led. This is the perfect track for Truex. It’s his home track; he won his first race there in 2007; and he’s finished in the top 10 in the last three Dover races. His Contender Round chances look good.
Jeff Gordon guarantees a clinch with a finish of 10th or better; 11th and at least one lap led; 12th and the most laps led. Gordon has finished in the top 10 in each of the last two Dover races, and his last win came in this race last year. He’s in good shape, unlike…
For everyone else, the only way to guarantee a spot in the next round is a win. That group includes Jamie McMurray, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Kyle Busch, Paul Menard, Kevin Harvick and Clint Bowyer. Of course, there are other ways the above can get in, but the safest and only SURE way is victory

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Frontstretch Folio: AAA 400

by Phil Allaway

The Sprint Cup Series travels to Delaware for their second appearance of the season at Dover International Speedway.  The AAA 400 can be seen at 2:30 p.m. Sunday on NBCSN; the event can also be heard on your local MRN affiliate or SiriusXM Channel 90. Drivers will compete for 400 laps (400 miles) en route to the checkered flag.

Records and facts

Last year, Jeff Gordon passed Brad Keselowski on lap 305 to take the lead prior to the final round of pit stops.  Once the final round of stops were complete, Gordon led the final 71 laps to claim the win by over four seconds.  Keselowski was second, followed by Jimmie Johnson, Joey Logano and Matt Kenseth.

Jimmie Johnson is the winningest driver at Dover with ten of his 74 career victories coming on the concrete high banks.  Jeff Gordon has five career Dover wins, while Tony Stewart has four.

Track Facts
Track / Race Length: 1.058-mile oval, 300 laps (317.4 miles)
Banking: 24 degrees in turns

Straightaways: 1,076 ft., banked 9 degrees

Grandstand Seating: 96,000
Pit Road Speed: 35 mph
Pace Car Speed: 45 mph
Opened: 1969




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"I think, when you look at the situation, every situation is different. Obviously, our situation last year at Phoenix was most like that. The one thing that we could control was to win the race and move on. I think, as you look back on it, I don’t think second place would have been good enough to move on just because of the circumstances that we wound up with after Martinsville. Definitely, in that position, it was a lot of pressure. For us, it was a great confidence booster leading into Homestead just for the fact that we had dealt with most of the pressure the week before. Leading into this year after dealing with everything at Phoenix and dealing with the weekend in Homestead and coming out on top of both of those situations, I think we have definitely gained a lot of confidence in knowing we can handle every different situation. I don’t think there are a lot of them that can say that. We are definitely happy that we have been through those moments and been able to capitalize on those situations. Moving forward is really good for us as a team." - Kevin Harvick

"We showed that we could be a spoiler in this Chase. Despite a wreck last week, we've been really strong these last few weeks. We've been very consistent this year, scoring top-15 finishes in over half the races, but now, we are working on making those top-15 finishes top 10s. We scored our first top-5 finish earlier this year in Dover. Hopefully, we can repeat that this weekend. Dover is one of my favorite tracks. It gives drivers the biggest sensation of speed, so it makes it fun to race there. We'll work to race up front all day and hopefully, score another top-5 finish." - Aric Almirola

"I always like going to Dover. The track is pretty fun. I remember everyone telling me how unique and challenging Dover was prior to my first race. At the time, I didn’t have a whole lot to compare that track to. They said it was like a larger version of Bristol, but I hadn’t raced at Bristol yet, either. It’s nice to have more of a handle on what to expect heading in there now. Dover is fun. It’s fast and it can make for a really long day of racing. I think that’s part of the appeal of it – how demanding it can be. We definitely want to stay out of trouble, which is easier said than done at these types of tracks." - Danica Patrick

"I really like Dover [International Speedway] because it's a unique track. We don't race on a lot of concrete surfaces and Dover is very challenging. If you just barely miss your mark at Dover, you pay for it for several laps. It's so hard to get back in the racing groove if you get shuffled out. I'm hoping to have some better luck this weekend at Dover than we had at the last race. The guys at HScott Motorsports have prepared a great Fraternal Order of Eagles Chevy for this weekend." - Justin Allgaier

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Next Race: Hisense 200
The Place: Dover International Speedway
The Date: Saturday, Oct. 3
The Time: 3:30 p.m. (ET)
TV: NBCSN, 3 p.m. (ET)
Radio: MRN, SiriusXM Ch. 90
Distance: 200 miles (200 laps)
Dover Bound: Chris Buescher Returns To Complete The Sweep
Roush Fenway Racing’s Chris Buescher returns to Dover International Speedway for the Hisense 200 (3:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN) hoping to see Victory Lane Déjà vu and complete the single-season sweep at the Monster Mile.
Earlier this season, Buescher and crew chief Scott Graves played the fuel mileage strategy to perfection beating second-place finisher and 2015 Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Challenger Matt Kenseth by more than 11 seconds at Dover.
This weekend, Buescher will attempt to pull off the sweep, becoming the seventh driver in series history to accomplish the feat: Robert Pressley (1992), Todd Bodine (1993), Randy LaJoie (1996), Kyle Busch (2010 and 2014), Carl Edwards (2011), Joey Logano (2012 and 2013; four straight).
Buescher has made three starts, posting one win, two top fives and an average finish of 5.3.
Blaney Wants To Make It Back-To-Back Wins 
Coming off his second win of the season last weekend at Kentucky, Ryan Blaney reports to Dover with one thing on his mind – win again.
Blaney has the chance to go back-to-back and win two consecutive races, a feat that has yet to be achieved this season.
Blaney’s chances are good. He will be strapping into the car owner points leading Team Penske No. 22 Ford at Dover.  This season the No. 22 team has posted six wins (series-most) and led a total of 1,270 laps of a possible 4,846 (26.2% - series-most).
Blaney has made two series starts at Dover posting a best finish of 13th in 2012. Earlier this season at Dover he started ninth but finished 69 laps down in 34th after being caught in an accident.
Dillon Looking To Continue To Chop Into Buescher’s Standings Lead
Second in points, Richard Childress Racing’s Ty Dillon has broken out the small axe and is chopping into the standings lead that Chris Buescher is trying to maintain, but to no avail.
Dillon knocked six points off Buescher’s lead from 25 points to 19 following his runner-up finish that saw 43 laps led at Kentucky Speedway last weekend.
Dillon struts into Dover knowing his biggest competition took the checkered earlier this season. But don’t think his momentum stalls. Dillon has made five starts at Dover and has posted four top 10s and an average finish of 11.4.
Six To Go: Can Elliott Find The Gear He Needs?
With big plans to move up to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series on the horizon next season, Chase Elliott has just six races to go to catch NASCAR XFINITY Series standings leader Chris Buescher and second-place Ty Dillon if he wants to win consecutive championships. Elliott has the chance to become just the sixth driver in series history to win back-to-back titles, much like his JR Motorsports owner Dale Earnhardt Jr. did in 1998-’99.
Elliott is 25 points back from Buescher heading to Dover this weekend. In his sophomore season, Elliott has posted one win, 11 top fives and a series-leading 21 top 10s, a consistency that has kept him in contention for the title.
Elliott, 19, has performed well at Dover. In three starts he has two top fives and an average finish of 4.5 (his sixth-best on the active schedule).
The next six races are pivotal for Elliott; fortunately for him he has an average finish in the top 10 at four out of the six tracks (Dover, 4.5; Kansas, 10.0; Charlotte, 17.7; Texas, 4.3; Phoenix, 7.0; Homestead-Miami, 17.0).
Sunoco Rookie Update: Suarez and Wallace
Rookie contenders, Daniel Suarez and Darrell Wallace Jr., continue to showcase their skills while competing in the NASCAR XFINITY Series as they contend for the Sunoco Rookie of the Year honors this season.
Daniel Suarez has made 27 starts in 2015, posting three Coors Light poles, six top fives, and 12 top 10s. He currently leads the Sunoco Rookie of the Year standings by 23 points over second-place. Suarez is tied with former Sunoco Rookies of the Year Austin Dillon (2012) and Kenny Wallace (1989) for the third-most Coors Light poles by a Sunoco Rookie in the NXS during their rookie season; behind Kyle Busch (5) and Carl Edwards (4). 
But don’t count out Darrell Wallace Jr. just yet; with six races remaining he still has a chance. Darrell scrapped three points off of Suarez’s rookie points lead this past weekend at Kentucky dropping it to 23 points. Wallace posted his 11th top 10 finish in the process.
Heading to Dover, Wallace will be making his third start at the Monster Mile this weekend; in his previous two starts he has posted two Coors Light poles and an average finish of 14.5. 
Suarez made his series debut at Dover earlier this season where he started fourth but finished 19th.
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Reflecting On Tony Stewart
Potts' Shots
by John Potts

On Wednesday, one of the worst kept secrets in the NASCAR garage area was confirmed: Tony Stewart announced his retirement from driving in the Sprint Cup Series effective the end of the 2016 season. Also confirmed was the fact that Clint Bowyer would take over the No. 14 Stewart-Haas Racing ride in 2017.

So, over the space of two seasons, a couple of drivers I saw as very young participants in this sport are going to be gone from behind the wheel.

The first, of course, is Jeff Gordon. I watched him come into Indianapolis Raceway Park and hop into Rollie Helmling’s car for his first USAC Midget ride, set a new track record, and win one of the most prestigious events in the sport – the Night Before the 500. Keep in mind that happened the weekend before he graduated from high school.

The story’s been told over and over about how Gordon’s family moved from California to Indiana so he could drive sprint cars at a young age. He was getting to be well-known but that night at IRP was our first time to actually see him drive. His talent was apparent, and over the next couple of years, Gordon impressed just about everyone who saw him. He won just about everywhere, including on his first trip to the Belleville Nationals.

Gordon's career change came after a trip to the Buck Baker Racing School, I believe. The account I heard was that after the first day, he called John Bickford, his stepfather, and said, “Sell everything, I know what I want to do.”

His experience in NASCAR began with Bill Davis’ Ford in the Busch Series, and of course he caught the eye of Rick Hendrick.  Turned out he didn’t have a signed contract with anybody in the Ford camp, and the rest is history.

There’s another footnote I heard about recently; turns out Mr. Hendrick wasn’t the only NASCAR owner who noticed Gordon. Seems Jack Roush was interested and contacted Bickford.
According to the way it was told to me, Mr. Bickford informed Roush that Jeff and Ray Evernham, his crew chief were a “package” deal. Take one, you "take ‘em both."

Also according to what I was told, Mr. Roush explained that his drivers didn’t pick their crew chiefs, but that they were assigned by him. That was presumably the end of that conversation.

We were all glad to see Gordon move up, and I’ll never forget the end of his first lap in the Daytona 500. That was back when five points were awarded for leading a lap, and when they crossed the start/finish line the late Mike Flynn, a longtime Winston representative and an old friend, said, “Well, Jeff’s leading the standings by five points, boys.”

I’d say Gordon had quite a career, but everybody knows that. I’m just proud to have known him.

I’m no less proud to have seen Tony Stewart at a very young age.

The late Crocky Wright, who became one of Tony’s closest friends, told me at a Hoosier Auto Racing Fans board meeting that there was this kid from Columbus who was going to be one of the best we’d ever seen.

I took a look, and ol’ Crocky was right as well as Wright on this one. Here was another kid who obviously had loads of talent and had the desire to get to the top.
Stewart also came up through the open-wheel ranks in the United States Auto Club and accomplished something nobody had ever done before. He won their midget, sprint car, and Silver Crown championships. Pancho Carter had done that, but Stewart got them all in the same year – 1995.

It’s interesting that Tony’s rides in the midget series that year were Steve Lewis’ Performance Racing Industry Beast cars wrenched by Bob East. It’s interesting because it was also Bob East who recommended to Rollie Helmling that he put Jeff Gordon in his Diet Pepsi Beast.

Stewart also became a friend and we joked a lot with each other. I always said, “Hello there, almost a race driver.” He’d reply, “Hello, almost a promoter.”

After Tony made it to NASCAR, I promised him I’d never refer to him that way again. I’ll never forget the night we were running our weeknight street legal drags and Stewart had just finished practicing with his Busch Series Pontiac on the oval. It was actually before he drove in the series, just after Joe Gibbs had purchased Bobby Labonte’s operation (those would be the cars assigned to Stewart).

I was sitting at the drag strip starting line when he came over, wondering what all the noise on the other side of the hill was about. I introduced him to some of our regular drag racers, who always took advantage of those nights to do some tuning and testing, and they immediately hit it off. The racers showed Stewart their cars, and he enjoyed watching them. Even brought his Corvette out and did some drag racing himself later on.

My respect for Tony Stewart knows no bounds. He can and will drive anything on wheels and also can and will take it to the front of the pack. He’s proven that in road racing, in IndyCars as well as midgets, sprint cars, and Silver Crowns, as well as in stock cars. He even hopped into an IMCA modified one night on the IRP oval and simply blistered the whole field. Didn’t get the trophy because, if I remember right, his car owner refused the claim on the engine.

It’s appropriate that Stewart's idol is A.J. Foyt and that he wanted No. 14 on his own stock cars for that reason. He’s probably the last of that breed to be active. Remember when A.J. and Mario Andretti drove anything, anywhere?

Another reason to respect this man is all that he has done for others after making it big. I won’t elaborate because Stewart, much like Dale Earnhardt Sr., likes to remain anonymous in this regard. Suffice it to say that he’s been very active in this way.

I know Stewart hasn’t been the same since he suffered a bad injury and since that accident up in New York, and I wouldn’t expect him to be. But that doesn’t lessen my feelings.
Let’s also remember that he’s the only driver with a Winston Cup, a Nextel Cup, and a Sprint Cup. That's a feat no one else will ever match.

Frontstretch Line of the Week

"We’re going to stay by ourselves, which I think is the best thing we can do. Everybody at TBR works really well together. At times, it might be better to have a second car I feel, but four cars would be like the opposite of Hendrick Motorsports. I think we just need to keep getting better on our own. Maybe at some point, Tommy will want to run a second car. I know they did last year, and if we got the funding and got the people together, that would help us. I’m just glad we’re sticking with what we have." - Alex Bowman, on why Tommy Baldwin Racing chose not to merge with BK Racing

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That’s a Wrap on the 2015 New Egypt Speedway Season

Mid Atlantic Championship Weekend Cancelled


New Egypt, NJ--                               With the conclusion of New Egypt Speedway’s third annual All Star Cup event this past weekend, the 2015 racing season has officially come to an end. The Mid Atlantic Championship Weekend that was schedule for October 30th and 31st at the Speedway has been cancelled.


                “We have some work that needs to be done to the track before the predicted harsh winter sets in,” said General Manager Allyse Wolfinger. “We need that to be able to settle so we can be ready to kick off the 2016 on time. So unfortunately we had to cancel our last race weekend.”


                The Mid Atlantic Championship Weekend was set to be a collaboration with Short Track Super Series promoter Brett Deyo. Deyo is expected to again bring his very successful Dirty Jersey event to New Egypt Speedway for the 2016 season.


                New Egypt Speedway will now begin to focus on building the 2016 season schedule as well as putting together their annual awards banquet. As soon as details for the banquet are finalized they will be posted to the track’s website The 2016 season schedule will be released ahead of the annual PPB Motorsport Expo in January. The Speedway will host its annual winter Swap Meet on Saturday, December 5th with a rain date of Sunday, December 6th.


                For more information on New Egypt Speedway, visit, “Like” us on Facebook /newegyptspeedwayofficial, or follow us on Twitter @nesspeedway. New Egypt Speedway is 7/16th mile, family friendly dirt racing track located minutes from Six Flags Great Adventure on Route 539 in New Egypt, NJ.

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 Stewart's Impact to Be Felt Long After His Retirement

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NASCAR suspends Brian Scott’s motorhome driver; places Darrell Wallace Jr. on probation    

  Long: The many faces, moods and sides of Tony Stewart

Equally fiery and compassionate, rebellious and reverent, Tony Stewart’s life has played before our eyes.

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Matt Tifft impresses in XFINITY debut


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'Bittersweet day' sets stage for Stewart's '16 swan song

Statement from Brian France, NASCAR Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, On Tony Stewart

NASCAR nation reacts to Tony Stewart retiring

Complete schedule for Dover and Las Vegas

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Talkin' Tony: The 12 best soundbites from Stewart's retirement announcement

Tony Stewart will be in cockpit after 2016, just not in NASCAR

NASCAR places 'Bubba' Wallace, Brian Scott's wife on probation

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From cow manure to roses: Stewart retirement opens door for Bowyer (VIDEO)

Carl Edwards Talks Wrestling and Chase Drama with APG's Mike Hill 

Charlotte Motor Speedway, Talladega are going pink

Women in Wheels: JR Motorsports' Kelley Earnhardt Miller

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Hurricane Joaquin could put Sprint Cup's Sunday at Dover in jeopardy



McGee: Stewart all smiles

You won't see Tony Stewart race a Sprint Cup Series car after next season, but at his retirement announcement Wednesday, he made it sound -- happily -- as if he intends to race again somewhere.

Oreovicz: Stewart's road to fame got IndyCar boost

A talent like Tony Stewart doesn't come along very often. Given his retirement announcement Wednesday, a look back at his brief but stellar beginnings in the IndyCar Series is instructive.

Stewart: Decision to retire '100 percent mine'

Tony Stewart, a passionate racer whose skill and tenacity led him to three Sprint Cup titles, will end an 18-year career of Sprint Cup racing following the 2016 season.

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2016 NASCAR Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony 
Tickets On Sale Beginning Tuesday, Oct. 6

Pricing Options for Fans Range from $45 to $350 
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Sept. 29, 2015) – Tickets for the 2016 NASCAR Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will be available to the public beginning Tuesday, Oct. 6 at 10 a.m. Jerry Cook, Bobby Isaac, Terry Labonte, Bruton Smith and Curtis Turner will be honored during this year’s ceremony set for Friday, Jan. 22, 2016. Ticket prices range from $45 for general seats to the Induction Ceremony to $350 for the Exclusive Driver Dinner Package (plus applicable service fees and taxes).
Drivers, celebrities and legends of the sport will take the stage during this premier celebration that will honor the seventh class of the NASCAR Hall of Fame. Prior to the ceremony, a special Induction Dinner at the Charlotte Convention Center, which is connected to the NASCAR Hall of Fame, will include a special jacket presentation for the living inductees and an award presentation honoring popular FOX Sports broadcaster Steve Byrnes, the fifth recipient of the Squier-Hall Award for NASCAR Media Excellence. Fans also have the exclusive opportunity to purchase a seat for the dinner that puts them at a table with a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver (limited quantities are available). After dinner, the Induction Ceremony will take place in the Crown Ballroom at the Charlotte Convention Center and will honor the five Class of 2016 inductees as well as Harold Brasington, the second recipient of the Landmark Award for Outstanding Contributions to NASCAR. 
Following the ceremony, a special NASCAR Fan Appreciation Day will take place at the NASCAR Hall of Fame on Saturday, Jan. 23. More details on driver appearances, activities and programming for this day will be announced at a later date.
Individual ticket and ticket packages will be available beginning Oct. 6 at 10 a.m. at or by calling 800-745-3000. For more information, visit For accessible seating, please call 704-654-4400. See below for ticket and package options.
NASCAR Hall of Fame Exclusive Driver Dinner Package ($350 per person plus applicable service fees and taxes; limited quantity available) 
  • NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Driver at Table 
  • (1) Induction Dinner Seat, including Jacket Presentation
  • (1) Induction Ceremony Seat
  • (1) Commemorative Dinner and Ceremony Ticket 
  • (1) NASCAR Hall of Fame Class of 2016 Yearbook
  • (1) Admission to First Look at Class of 2016 Inductee Exhibits 
  • (1) NASCAR Hall of Fame Annual Pass
NASCAR Hall of Fame VIP Induction Package ($299 per person plus applicable service fees and taxes; limited quantity available)
  • (1) Induction Dinner Seat, including Jacket Presentation
  • (1) Induction Ceremony Seat
  • (1) Commemorative Dinner and Ceremony Ticket 
  • (1) NASCAR Hall of Fame Class of 2016 Yearbook
  • (1) Admission to First Look at Class of 2016 Inductee Exhibits
  • (1) NASCAR Hall of Fame Annual Pass 
Premium Seating at Induction Ceremony ($80 per person plus applicable service fees and taxes)
  • (1) Premium Induction Ceremony Seat
  • (1) NASCAR Hall of Fame Class of 2016 Yearbook
  • (1) Admission to the NASCAR Hall of Fame on Friday, Jan. 22.
General Seating at Induction Ceremony ($45 per person plus applicable service fees and taxes)
  • (1) Induction Ceremony Seat
  • (1) NASCAR Hall of Fame Class of 2016 Yearbook
About the NASCAR Hall of Fame
Conveniently located in Uptown Charlotte, North Carolina, the 150,000-square-foot NASCAR Hall of Fame is an interactive entertainment attraction honoring the history and heritage of NASCAR. The high-tech venue, designed to educate and entertain race fans and non-fans alike, opened May 11, 2010, and includes artifacts, hands-on exhibits, a 278-person state-of-the-art theater, Hall of Honor, Buffalo Wild Wings restaurant, NASCAR Hall of Fame Gear Shop and NASCAR Productions-operated broadcast studio. The venue is open 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. seven days a week and has an attached parking garage on Brevard Street. The five-acre site also includes a privately developed 19-story office tower and 102,000-square-foot expansion to the Charlotte Convention Center, highlighted by a 40,000-square-foot ballroom. The NASCAR Hall of Fame is owned by the City of Charlotte, licensed by NASCAR and operated by the Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority. For more information, visit, and Twitter: @NASCARHall.
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Statement from Brett Jewkes,
NASCAR Senior Vice President & Chief Communications Officer
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Sept. 29, 2015) – “Earlier today NASCAR met with all Sprint Cup Series owners and presented framework concepts for future qualification to compete in NASCAR’s top national series with an eye toward implementing a new model for the 2016 season. The on-going dialogue with the entire industry has been very good and today’s session was another productive step in that process. NASCAR, the tracks and the team owners all have the same collective goal: making the sport as strong and competitive as it can be for decades to come.
“Today’s meeting was one step in the process. There is still a lot of work to be done and that will continue over the coming months. We understand there will be speculation and rumors related to the concepts outlined today, but would caution against coming to any conclusions as we work toward final decisions. When it is appropriate to do so, NASCAR will make an official announcement. In the meantime, we are excited about the 2015 Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup and this weekend’s race at Dover.”
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Call It What It Is

Professor of Speed

by Mark Howell

Preaching the gospel to non-believers is a challenging task.

By the time you read this column, I will be en route by air to Cincinnati, Ohio for the Midwest Popular Culture Association conference. The event attracts over a thousand scholars, researchers, writers, and graduate students from around the nation and showcases the latest discoveries in popular culture methodology and pedagogy.

I will be there to present a paper on the changing nature of NASCAR Sprint Cup drivers and their efforts to more closely reflect changing attitudes in global society.

From a racing standpoint, this kind of information can be gleaned from daily life. A quick review of current events in NASCAR Nation shows drivers celebrating their marriages, their babies, their charitable causes, and their communities. This reality is a far cry from the NASCAR of old, the infamous beating and brawling of the 1979 Daytona 500 and stock car racing’s forceful foray into mainstream culture. Gone are the days of Dale Earnhardt snarling and Tim Richmond carousing; today’s NASCAR is a sport about engagements, marriages, pregnancies, tweets, and posts.

Not that today’s NASCAR is free from physical confrontation. The problem is that post-race “fights” are anemic, devoid of true rivalry, and pretty much limited to the final ten events of the season. Because of this trend, the fights speak more to the officially-imposed pressure of elimination rounds during the Chase than they do of actual feuds between drivers.

Simply put: it’s difficult to be a rough-and-tumble stock car driver when acting on your emotions might jeopardize your image as a good husband and father. This angle is the one I’m working in Cincinnati on Saturday before an audience that has gathered to hear about topics in “The Evolving Role of Female Heroes in Popular Culture”.

As you might guess, I will be discussing these changes regarding men in NASCAR as compared to the influence of Danica Patrick on young girls who aspire to careers in professional sports. But I will also speak about the importance of women like Sara Christian and Louise Smith – women who competed in NASCAR during its early, hard-charging and harder-living days.

So how has NASCAR changed in this regard? Danica Patrick is ushering in a new era of race team sponsor come 2016: a non-Fortune 500 company known for its organic, gluten-free, and kosher baked goods. Such news, like American society itself, is a far cry from the years when Christian and Smith campaigned on dirt tracks east of the Mississippi.

And we today are aware of such women in the sport as Lesa France Kennedy, one level shy of being the queen of NASCAR Nation. Then there’s a woman like Sherry Pollex, who turned her battle with ovarian cancer into a bully pulpit for fundraising and increased research. The powerful voice of Pollex has been amplified because of her direct connection to NASCAR.

It is a brave new world in which we live….

I have watched this “brave new world” develop from my place at the podium at popular culture conferences across North America. The first time I ever spoke about NASCAR culture and its role as a reflection of American society was in the spring of 1993. I was a student at Bowling Green State University in Ohio and working on my doctorate in American Culture Studies. My initial plan was to research the plight of stainless steel diners as small towns struggled against suburban sprawl.

That was the topic of my very first conference paper, one I delivered in Toledo, Ohio 25 years ago this year, almost to the day.

Fortunately, way back then, I had a dissertation director who knew of my background in NASCAR. He suggested I focus my attention on the sport of stock car racing and how it affected the evolution of professional sports in the United States.

In other words: how did NASCAR become a force within American popular culture?

That was 24 years ago. Two years later, I stood at a lectern before an audience at the Popular Culture Association’s national conference in New Orleans. Fresh off several months working at various then-Winston Cup events, I shared my observations and my findings with an assembly of curious academics.

And they could not quite make sense of what I told them….

Granted, academia is not the first place you’d go to find NASCAR fans, but one thing I noticed as the years passed was that more and more college types were recognizing the relevance of NASCAR as a cultural phenomenon. By the time my first book about NASCAR was published in 1997, the tide was turning.

Five years after my first lecture explaining NASCAR, the audiences were larger and more knowledgeable. Some other academics jumped into the fray, pursued their own motorsports interests, and began exploring aspects of what we today call NASCAR Nation.

I guess some heathens were capable of being converted.

So here we are today, nearly a quarter of a century later, still addressing the evolution of this business Brad “Quick Foot” Keselowski refers to as “an entertainment sport, not a fair sport." Might I take his comment a step further and propose that the Sprint Cup Series is, above all else, “an influential sport?”

At least that’s what I’m going to suggest during my sermon in Cincinnati, Ohio this Saturday. I hope you agree....


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Jeff Gordon's Duck Tour -- Was It Really Wicked Awesome?
Sitting in the Stands: A Fan's View
by S.D. Grady

Just how special was Jeff Gordon's pre-race lap in a Boston Duck Tour boat? Did you miss its five seconds of fame during the Countdown to Green? Well, to this New England sports fan, it was the highlight of the entire race weekend at New Hampshire Motor Speedway -- one chock full of firsts and new records. Yes, it outshined the groundbreaking ceremony for the Northeast Motorsports Museum Friday afternoon. It bypassed the thrill of having the Camping World Truck Series take its 500th green flag. It totally blew by the second race in the 2015 Chase. It even managed to eke past Jeff Gordon setting a new Iron Man record with 789 consecutive race starts in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.

Really? It was that grand? The boat is kind of silly looking, something you find in tourist attractions across America. How can one with a No. 24 banner stuck to its side mean something extra?

Because this is New England.

In 2002, the New England Patriots had just won the Super Bowl. Boston needed to put on a celebration. The mayor asked around at the various trolley companies for transportation through the city streets in our first rolling rally. No, the team wouldn't just get on a stage and make speeches. Millions of fans would jam the city sidewalks in the middle of winter and scream out adulation for their champions. The Boston Duck Boat Tours -- a fledgling company established just eight years earlier -- stepped up to the plate and offered up their ducks for free.   The parade was awesome!

Over the next thirteen years, including during Snowmageddon in 2015, the Ducks have been called upon repeatedly to carry our championship teams, the Red Sox, Patriots, Bruins and Celtics, and they've answered the summons each time they've brought home the hardware. Not only do the members of the winning teams ride the ducks, they bring their families, support staff, trophies and anything else that can be jammed on top of the crafts. It is a party of epic proportions.

Now, Jeff Gordon may not be the reigning NASCAR champion, but his 23 years as pilot of the No. 24 Chevrolet is certainly something to celebrate. Add that it's his final appearance at NHMS as a driver, notching that epic 789th start at the same time and it called for more than just a collector coin and extra handshake during driver intros. The Duck Boat fit the bill.

Every New England fan in the stands understood in their very bones what that Duck meant. Jeff Gordon is our Champion, one who ought to be held up and thanked in as grand a fashion as humanly possible. So we did, under a cloudless September sky in the tree-covered hills of New Hampshire. His entire team and family were welcomed onto the Duck. Daughter Ella even gave a little jump of excitement when she climbed on board. They toured the track for the very last time and the stands erupted in cheers of gratitude.

It was a nearly perfect day -- one I shall always cherish.

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Numbers Game: Sylvania 300
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Points between 11th place Jamie McMurray in the standings and 14th place Paul Menard. Only the top 12 drivers make the next round of the Chase.


Joe Gibbs Racing drivers to finish inside the top 5 at New Hampshire. The JGR trio of Matt Kenseth, Denny Hamlin, and Carl Edwards sit 1-2-4 in points two races into the Chase.


Races since a Sprint Cup driver failed to finish due to mechanical failure. Michael Annett and Matt Kenseth were the last to do so; both blew engines during the Bristol night race in August.


Wins by Matt Kenseth this season, including Sunday's triumph at New Hampshire. Only in 2013 (seven victories) has Kenseth taken more trophies in Cup.


Chasers to run inside the top 10 Sunday. Only Greg Biffle (fourth) and Kasey Kahne (ninth) broke the string of contenders.


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Money won by Martin Truex, Jr. for running eighth Sunday.


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Chasing the Chase: Kenseth Comfortably In Front
by Phil Allaway

Contrary to what you've seen on TV, Matt Kenseth already had the points lead entering Loudon.  Sunday's victory (his series-best fifth of the season) allowed him to slightly expand that advantage.  It now stands at six points over teammate Denny Hamlin, who finished second in Sunday's race.  Carl Edwards and Joey Logano are tied for third, ten points back.  Edwards gets the position by virtue of his second-place result at Chicagoland.  At New Hampshire, Edwards was busted for taking half a dump can out of his stall and had to charge back from the tail end of the lead lap to finish fifth. 

Jimmie Johnson is up two spots to fifth in points, but it didn't come easy.  Johnson cut a left-front tire on lap 200 and lost a lap making an unscheduled pit stop.  Thanks to a Lucky Dog and some good form Johnson got back to sixth by the finish.  Behind him sits Ryan Newman, advancing to sixth in points after a tenth-place finish.  Kurt Busch is just behind in seventh but he lost points when he ran low on fuel in the final couple of laps. His 19th-place result, unofficial at press time should still be good enough to take the pressure off at Dover considering the cushion he already had over 13th in points.

Brad Keselowski is up one place to eighth in the standings; however, he had to spend the last 50 laps of the race making up for being penalized by jumping the restart.  12th place was a pretty good finish given the circumstances. Martin Truex, Jr., meanwhile recovered from a poor qualifying effort to run eighth. That's good enough to move him up to ninth in points, just ahead of Jeff Gordon in tenth.  Jamie McMurray is 11th, while Dale Earnhardt, Jr. ran out of gas late at New Hampshire and finished 25th.  He's now on the bubble, 12th in the standings and just a singular point ahead of getting knocked out.  Kyle Busch, who crashed on Sunday, is tied with Paul Menard, one point behind Earnhardt Jr.  Kevin Harvick is 23 points behind Earnhardt Jr. and all but needs to win Dover to advance after running out of fuel and finishing 21st.  Clint Bowyer, rounding out the 16-driver field is 39 points out of 12th and also must win to advance - even if the team wins their 25-point appeal heard by NASCAR this week.

Chase Point Standings: 1) Matt Kenseth 2099, 2) Denny Hamlin -6, t-3) Carl Edwards -10, t-3) Joey Logano -10, 5) Jimmie Johnson -16, 6) Ryan Newman -25, 7) Kurt Busch -26, 8) Brad Keselowski -27, 9) Martin Truex, Jr. -28, 10) Jeff Gordon -31, 11) Jamie McMurray -41, 12) Dale Earnhardt, Jr. -42, t-13) Kyle Busch -43, t-13) Paul Menard -43, 15) Kevin Harvick -65, 16) Clint Bowyer -81.

Best of the Rest: 17) Kasey Kahne 732, 18) Aric Almirola -4, 19) Kyle Larson -49, 20) Greg Biffle -57, 21) Austin Dillon -106, 22) Casey Mears -128.

Regular Point Standings (1-16): 1) Joey Logano 1028, 2) Kevin Harvick -22, 3) Dale Earnhardt, Jr. -83, 4) Brad Keselowski -86, 5) Jimmie Johnson -105, 6) Matt Kenseth -117, 7) Martin Truex, Jr. -142, 8) Denny Hamlin -145, 9) Kurt Busch -180, 10) Carl Edwards -199, 11) Jamie McMurray -213, 12) Ryan Newman -216, 13) Jeff Gordon -223, 14) Paul Menard -262, 15) Clint Bowyer -294, 16) Kasey Kahne -296.

Drivers Outside the top 16 in the Chase: 26) Kyle Busch -470.

Race Winners: Joey Logano (Daytona-1, Watkins Glen, Bristol-2), Jimmie Johnson (Atlanta, Texas, Kansas, Dover), Kevin Harvick (Las Vegas, Phoenix), Brad Keselowski (Fontana), Denny Hamlin (Martinsville, Chicagoland), Matt Kenseth (Bristol-1, Pocono-2, Michigan-2. Richmond-2, Loudon-2), Kurt Busch (Richmond-1, Michigan-1), Dale Earnhardt, Jr. (Talladega, Daytona-2), Carl Edwards (Charlotte, Darlington), Martin Truex, Jr. (Pocono-1), Kyle Busch (Sonoma, Kentucky, Loudon-1, Indianapolis)

Letter of the Race: Sunday's Sylvania 300 was brought to you by the letter "P," for "Pure Chance."  In Kevin Harvick's case, his team really didn't believe that they were taking a chance on fuel by trying to go the distance from lap 212.  Unfortunately, the 88-lap run that wasn't bit him - badly.  - Phil Allaway

Quotes to Remember: Sylvania 300
compiled by Phil Allaway

"We had to be there to win. These Dollar General guys did a great job today. We didn’t pit that one time and I was like, ‘Ahhh,’ and Jason (Ratcliff, crew chief) was like, ‘It’s fine, relax.’ We made it to the front faster than we thought. I was giving it everything I’ve got and I thought he (Kevin Harvick) was going to beat us and he had a better car today, but I guess he was a little short on fuel. This is unbelievable. This feels unbelievable. Thanks to everybody – thanks to Dollar General, DeWalt, Toyota, TRD (Toyota Racing Development) – I say it all the time, but we’ve got great partners. I really appreciate these guys a lot and thank the Lord for putting me here. This has been so much fun." - Matt Kenseth, race winner
"We had a pretty good race, really.  I thought we had a top‑5 car pretty much most of the day. At best I thought we were a second‑place car, at worst a fifth. We had everything kind of work out well there for us at the end. We came in, took tires and fuel with 60‑something to go, so we were good on fuel and we had good tires, and it really allowed us to be aggressive and get through the pack pretty quick and put some pressure on the 4 to try to make him run as hard as possible because we knew he was close. Overall a good day for the company, good day for us, and we’ll look forward to Dover." - Denny Hamlin, finished second

"My team did a great job and Todd did a great job calling this race.  We didn’t have the most speed in our Shell/Pennzoil Ford today, but I felt like as we worked on the car we got a little bit better.  He made some great calls and got us those four tires and started kind of weaving through the field.  I didn’t quite have enough to beat the guys in front of me but, overall, that’s what we’ve got to do.  We’ve got to have those blue collar days to get a nice top 5, which sets us up good for Dover at the end of this first round." - Joey Logano, finished third

"I feel really good about this run, especially when we got out in clean air how fast the car was.  Our Ford Fusion ran really good and we’re happy to have Kleen Performance on it this week, but we still have a little bit of work to do.  They were on a little bit better tires than we were, so they showed a little bit more speed than we did right there – the 4, the 11 and the 20 – but I was trying to save a little bit of gas too.  I knew I had a long ways to go if we were gonna make it that far, so it was a great run for us.  The team needed this.  We need to continue to work and try to make our cars a little bit better." - Greg Biffle, finished fourth

My guys they never quit. We got the penalty just barely. My guys on pit road are the fastest and they’re that way because they push it, they let it all hang out. They had a little problem there. Just an awesome finish though for everybody at JGR (Joe Gibbs Racing), for Toyota, for Sport Clips – they came on board in a big way for us for here and Kansas. It’s what we needed. Now we go to Dover (International Speedway), have a little bit of fun." - Carl Edwards, finished fifth

Yeah, it was really weird.  I went into turn 3 and got on the brakes and the car traveled and slowed down.  It felt like something broke in the left-front, but they said there was a lugnut inside the wheel.  I guess when I hit the brakes to slow down a lugnut hit the valve stem and took the tire out.  Fortunately, some cautions fell in quick order to let us get back on the lead lap.  We had a solid car and got up there to ninth or something and some guys ran out of fuel and got us to sixth." - Jimmie Johnson, finished sixth

We had a tough day; that is for sure.  We had to make some adjustments on the car to get it tuned up.  I was really proud of Alan (Gustafson, crew chief) and the team.  They did a great job getting the car where we needed it to be.  It wasn’t perfect, but it was certainly a top-10 or top-5 car.  We didn’t have much go our way, but at the end we finally did have something go our way, which was Alan made the call to put four tires on and had a decent restart and had a long green-flag run.  That is what we needed and maybe a couple of the guys to run out of fuel, too." - Jeff Gordon, finished seventh

"It’s a pretty basic understanding.  It’s an entertainment sport, not a fair sport, but we had a great car.  The Miller Lite Penske Team was really strong.  I don’t know if we would have been able to beat the 20 and the 11.  It looked like they probably had four tires, but it was a heck of a rebound.  I’m really proud of my guys to come back and get a top 12 out of that without getting another yellow or catching any other breaks after the black flag, so that’s part of it." - Brad Keselowski, finished 12th

"The good thing about these days is you have [Electronic Fuel Injection] data to go back and look at.  By the data, [Kevin Harvick] saved double what we needed to make it to the end.  It should have been a non-issue.  Which is why we weren't worried.  It looks like for some reason, [the car] must have not gotten full on our last stop of the race, or our fuel cell bladder is coming apart.  But, all in all, my engineers do a great job for me and hardly ever make any mistakes.  They work their butts off to make sure this doesn't happen. If anything showed we were taking a chance, we would have pitted.  On [to]'s not over." -Rodney Childers, crew chief for Kevin Harvick, finished 21st, on the final run at Loudon on Twitter

"We just came off a green-flag run and the tires looked fine, the balance was a little off and then had that short run there and the handling went away and just blew a right front. It looks like it just had a slow leak and just overworked the shoulder and finally blew out, but the balance was free, so it’s not like we abused it – especially after we just went a fuel run, you know what I mean? Just one of those things that happens – sometimes you get a pinhole or run something over and we found the fence."- Adam Stevens, crew chief for Kyle Busch, finished 37th

"Yeah, I’m fine. I definitely got hit hard enough to knock the breath out of me for a second. But, to be honest, I went because I actually wanted to get my carbon monoxide levels checked and I thought OK, I’ve got time now. So, I’m fine. I feel fine. But, I definitely got hit and I think that when I got hit in (turns) 1 and 2, by the car (No. 55 of David Ragan) and not the wall, it seemed like the worst of it. But, it’s such a shame. We were having a good race and the car was definitely pretty decent. We took two tires on that last stop and it was definitely a little bit too loose, but I was kind of waiting for it to come to me and (Ryan) Newman has always been super fair and I know that he was working to get by me. But, it sounds like maybe Jeff (Gordon) got into him, or something. It’s that time of year. It’s the Chase and people are racing hard and they want everything they can get and maybe Jeff couldn’t see exactly where he was in relationship to the No. 31 (Newman) and me. But I did not get the good end of the stick." - Danica Patrick, finished 40th (crashed out)

"I don’t know what happened to her, but typically when you hit the wall you hold onto the brakes, you lock it down – you try not to come back across the track. I saw her coming back down and I was trying. I didn’t want to lock my brakes up because I knew I would hit her, so I was trying to just get it as low as I could and just couldn’t get it as low as I needed to. Unfortunate to get involved in a wreck like that. I really hate it for our Michael Waltrip Racing Aaron’s Toyota team. We had a rocky start to the race with a loose wheel and unscheduled green flag pit stop, but we had kind of gotten back our mojo that last run and got back on the lead lap. Just one of those deals. I hate it for everybody that works on these race cars. We needed a good finish today, but I wish that she would have locked her brakes up and would have stayed up on the wall." - David Ragan, finished 41st (crashed out)

Something happened in the right front and it’s really odd that it happened that early.  We ran a lot of laps in practice on a set of tires as well, so we thought we would have seen some issues in practice, but I don’t know.  Something in the right front broke or the right-front tire blew out and it just went straight when I got to turn 1." - Aric Almirola, finished 43rd (Crashed Out)


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Kenseth: 'You got to enjoy it while it's here'

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'Not a fair sport': Brad Keselowski black flagged by NASCAR for jumping restart

NASCAR Speaks About Restart Penalties

Updated standings: Where the Chase drivers stack up post-New Hampshire


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Tangle with Carl Edwards earns Kevin Harvick another angry rival                        

Kyle Busch's Chase pursuit takes a hit with New Hampshire crash          



Kenseth wins Sylvania 300

Matt Kenseth secures the win after Kevin Harvick, who led a majority of the race, ran out of gas down the stretch.

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Kenseth foils fuel-less Harvick for New Hampshire win

Keselowski black flagged after restart

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Kenseth wins at Loudon when Harvick runs out of fuel

Gordon sets NASCAR record with 789th straight start

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Furniture Row, Truex Move To Toyota In ’16

Furniture Row Racing has entered into a partnership with Toyota…

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An 'Iron Man' tribute to Jeff Gordon, narrated by Michael Chiklis

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 Hats off to Clint Bowyer and the No. 15 team

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Championship Night News @ results from Wall Stadium Speedway ( ) !

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WALL TOWNSHIP, N.J. ~ Overcoming both a wrist injury early in the season and being involved in a wreck in the Saturday’s final 40-lap main event to finish sixth Jackson’s Steven Reed raced to his first ever Downs Ford Modified stock car driving championship at Wall Stadium Speedway Saturday night. Derek Hopkinson of Toms River bounced back from three major wrecks during the campaign to win the Saturday night series finale.

           ; Holmdel’s Andrew Krause led the initial 27 laps of the contest, fighting off several challenges early, before spinning from the lead when his car and Hopkinson’s touched exiting the second turn. Hopkinson then raced to the win over Eric Mauriello and Jimmy Blewett, both of Howell, early challenger Ken Matlach of New Hyde Park, N.Y. and Brick’s Ron Frees.

            Reed held the point lead going into the event with former champ Chas Okerson and Mauriello in contention. All three had a shot at the title during the contest but each had their own on-track problems. Reed’s turning point came on lap 22 when he was involved in a tangle exiting turn two. Reed’s crew performed quick right front suspension damage repair so that he could return to the track and advance to sixth for the title.

            “I’ve always raced to win and let the points take care of themselves,” Reed said. “This one is for my sponsors, crew and especially my mom and dad. The crew did a great job fixing this thing and my mom and dad put their hearts into the car.”

            After losing the point lead in the next to the last race of the point series Andrew Krause returned to win the driving title in the Snap-on Sportsman division finishing second to race winner Larry Thompson of Parlin. Defending champ Kevin Davison of Howell went into the contest with the point lead but was involved in an early race accident. That left title contenders Krause and Shanon Mongeau of Jackson to battle for second on the track and for first for the season.

           ; This one boiled over with a late race caution when the duo touched in turn one with Mongeau spinning as the result. That clinched Krause’s first ever driving crown. Trevor Alspach of Willingboro claimed third in the race followed by Howell’s Chris Lane and Mongeau. Davison returned after repairs to finish ninth.

            25 year veteran driver Joe Mongeau of Brick fought a stumbling motor due to a carburetor issue to finish seventh and win his first ever driving title in the O’Shea’s Auto Repair Factory Stocks. Jerry Stanzione of Keansburg led this one for 20-laps before former champ Scott Riggleman of Manchester took the lead and raced the final 5-laps to the win. Stanzione, Brick’s Rich Mongeau, Whitey Miller of Jamesburg and title contender Joey Helberg of Union completed the top five.

            The race for the Green Flag Driving Experience Legend Car title came down to the race for the lead in the 25-lap main events. Contenders Brian Spencer of Edison and Howell’s Robert French wrestled for the lead for much of the race before French motored to the front for good on lap 19 to claim his first ever crown. Pennsylvania’s Mitchell Dowd slipped into second late in the race while Spencer settled for third. Whiting’s Casey Robicheau and Nick Van Wickle wrapped up the top five.

            An emotional Anthony Crimaldi of Port Monmouth celebrated his first ever Elite Maintenance Limited Late Model driving title after finishing sixth in the 25-lapper. Two-time and defending champ Brian Doyle of Ronkonkoma, N.Y. won the race while Jackson’s Howie Conk, early leader Bill Vanderveen of Beachwood, Wall’s Cole Ormsbee and Mike Tillett completed the top five.

            Brick’s Ronnie Mullen clinched the Green Monster Insulation 4 Cylinder Stock driving title by finishing second to Lavallette’s Christian LaCicero in the 25-lap main event. Brick’s Mike Bilello, contender TJ Graves of Wall and Brick’s Robert Sutphin were third through fifth. Mullen also won a Legend Cars race for drivers over age 40.

            With the 2015 Saturday night season complete the shore speedway now focuses on post-season events. An automotive flea market is set for Saturday, October 10, before the speedway hosts the annual “Spooky Spectacular” stock car race program on Saturday afternoon, October 24. Spectator seating opens at noon with qualifying and main events to follow.

The “Awards Dinner” will then be enjoyed on Sunday, November 1, and the annual “Turkey Derby” will be presented on Friday, Saturday and Sunday of Thanksgiving weekend.


Wall Stadium 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. More information can be obtained by visiting  The speedway hotline number is 732-681-6400 and email address is


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MODIFIED FEATURE – 40 Laps – 1. DEREK HOPKINSON, TOMS RIVER, 2. Eric Mauriello, 3. Jimmy Blewett, 4. Ken Matlach, 5. Ron Frees, 6. Steven Reed, 7. Trevor Alspach, 8. Jason Treat, 9. Chas Okerson, 10. Shanon Mongeau, 11. Renee Dupuis, 12. Keith Mulleneaux, 13. Kevin Davison, 14. Andrew Krause, 15. Jonathan Mandato, 16. Adam LaCicero, 17. Justin Gumley, 18. Shawna Ingraham, 19. Jason Hearne, 20. Zack Alspach


SPORTSMAN FEATURE – 25 Laps – 1. LARRY THOMPSON, PARLIN, 2. Andrew Krause, 3. Trevor Alspach, 4. Chris Lane, 5. Shanon Mongeau, 6. Robby Walton, 7. Scott Brannick, 8. Rob Silver, 9. Kevin Davison, 10. Matt Langbein, 11. Ricky Collins, 12. Jarret DeGiantomasso, 13. Eric Lane, 14. Kenny Van Wickle, 15. Tyler Truex, 16. Chris Owsik, 17. Tim Stephan, 18. Dave Bailey, 19. Joe King, Jr.


FACTORY STOCK FEATURE – 25 Laps – 1. SCOTT RIGGLEMAN, MANCHESTER, 2. Jerry Stanzione, 3. Rich Mongeau, 4. Whitey Miller, 5. Joey Helberg, 6. Bob Haberstick, 7. Joe Mongeau, 8. Tim O’Shea, 9. Tiffany Olejnik, 10. Richie Byrne, 11. Marty Van Druten, 12. Gerry Koenig, 13. John Bowers, 14. Darren Cox, 15. Rick Patterson, 16. Tom Rajkowski, 17. Josh Matthews, 18. Tony Bartone, 19. Matt Badessa, 20. Bill Bruer, 21. Scott Maher, 22. Bill Stockert, 23. Ronnie Mullen


LEGEND CARS FEATURE – 25 Laps – 1. ROBERT FRENCH, HOWELL, 2. Mitchell Dowd, 3. Brian Spencer, 4. Casey Robicheau, 5. Nick Van Wickle, 6. Malcolm Campbell, 7. Peter Bruno, 8. Art Marrero, 9. Steven Woytysiak, 10. Roger Nickerson, 11. James Van Wickle, 12. Matt Marzano, 13. Beth MacFarlane, 14. Raven Schrantz, 15. Chris Gall, 16. Lowbed Johnson


4 CYLINDER STOCKS FEATURE – 25 Laps - 1. CHRISTIAN LACICERO, LAVALLETTE, 2. Ronnie Mullen, 3. Mike Bilello, 4. TJ Graves, 5. Robert Sutphin, 6. Fred Cannock, 7. Darren Burdge, 8. Todd Pilla, 9. Mike Lavery, 10. JC Duvall, 11. Darianne, McLaren, 12. Jason Lane, 13. James Rudd


LIMITED LATE MODEL FEATURE – 25 Laps – 1. BRIAN DOYLE, RONKONKOMA, NY, 2. Howie Conk, 3. Bill Vanderveen, 4. Cole Ormsbee, 5. Mike Tillett, 6. Anthony Crimaldi, 7. John Parker, 8. Michelle Moorman, 9. Jim Moorman, 10. JR Nixon


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Furniture Row Racing switches to Toyota
Ryan Blaney completes Kentucky sweep for No. 22 team
Jeff Gordon NASCAR's new iron man
Amanda Vincent

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Kevin Harvick, defending Cup champion, must look out for No. 1          

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Starting Grid: Gibbs a 'Granite State' lock?

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'Bubba' Wallace, Brian Scott spat gets ugly, spills over to Twitter

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NASCAR at New Hampshire starting lineup: Time, TV channel, online streaming

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NXS: Ryan Blaney Wins in G-W-C Finish - Kentucky 2015

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Blaney: 'No other way to rebound than winning'

Ryan Blaney wins XFINITY showdown at Kentucky

McClure transported to hospital for evaluation

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 Blaney, with help from Smith, wins at Kentucky

Ryan Blaney got a great push from Regan Smith on the final restart with two laps to go to win Saturday night’s 300 Xfinity Series race at Kentucky Speedway.

Erik Jones sees points lead shrink


Congratulations to all of tonight's winners, and ALL OF THE 2015 TRACK CHAMPIONS @ WALL STADIUM SPEEDWAY !

 HEY Robert French ! You finally got a track title in the Legends Series , AND ...

 HEY STEVEN Reed ! You finally got a track title in the Modifieds !

 Congratulations to all !


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Ryan Blaney wins XFINITY Series race at Kentucky Speedway


Knowing he needs to finish near the front at New Hampshire to keep his Chase chances alive, Kevin Harvick is trying to limit distractions.

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Loudon lowdown: Who can slow JGR's roll at New Hampshire?

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Furniture Row Racing latest team to shake up pit crew line-up
Austin Dillon gives GMS Racing first win at New Hampshire
Two drivers set for Sprint Cup debuts
Amanda Vincent

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Dillon dominates Loudon, wins 500th Truck Series event

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Opinion: JGR's dominance calls for game seven moment from competition

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Hometown hero Rhodes ready for Kentucky

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Should the regular season points leader be rewarded more?

Sprint Cup drivers talk about getting started in Truck Series

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Expected switch to Toyota could boost Martin Truex Jr., Furniture Row

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Harvick still tight-lipped over incident with Johnson

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See the starting lineup for the UNOH 175

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Next Race: Sylvania 300
The Place: New Hampshire Motor Speedway
The Date: Sunday, Sept. 27
The Time: 2 p.m. (ET)
TV: NBCSN, 1:30 p.m. (ET)
Radio: PRN, SiriusXM Ch. 90
Distance: 317.14 miles (300 laps)
Gordon Set To Become NASCAR’s All-Time Consecutive Starts Leader
When Jeff Gordon starts his engine in Sunday’s Sylvania 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway (2 p.m. ET on NBCSN), he will pass Ricky Rudd as the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series consecutive starts leader by beginning his 789th straight race.
NASCAR’s new Iron Man has not missed a start since making his NSCS debut at Atlanta on Nov. 15, 1992 – a span of 22 years, 10 months and 12 days.
NASCAR Hall of Fame nominee Rudd’s streak began on Jan. 11, 1981 and ended on Sept. 20, 2005. Over the stretch, he amassed a 23 wins, 194 top fives, 375 top 10s and 29 Coors Light Pole Awards. While impressive, his stats pale in comparison to Gordon who boasts four NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championships, 92 wins, 323 top fives, 467 top 10s and 80 Coors Light Pole Awards.
Gordon cannot afford to get overly sentimental on Sunday because he has a fifth NASCAR Sprint Cup Series title to earn. He sits in the 12th and final Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup transfer spot, three points above Jamie McMurray on the cutoff line. But remember, a win gets a driver into the next round and Gordon boasts three victories at New Hampshire – tied for the lead among active drivers.
No ACL, No Problem: Hamlin Advances To Challenger Round With Chicagoland Victory
Denny Hamlin, competing with a torn ACL, became the first driver to advance to the Contender Round of the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup by winning Sunday’s 400 at Chicagoland Speedway.  The victory was the 26th of Hamlin’s career, tying NASCAR Hall of Famer Fred Lorenzen for 27th on the all-time list.
No matter where Hamlin finishes in the next two Challenger Round races, he automatically transfers to the Contender Round, which contains races at Charlotte, Kansas and Talladega.
Maybe more impressive than Hamlin’s win is the bet he won with arguably the fiercest competitor in sports – his pal Michael Jordan.
After the race, Hamlin explained:
“Well, I know one thing for sure.  The first thing I'm going to do is text Michael Jordan. He texted me on Wednesday. He said he was in Monte-Carlo. I popped in his head like I always do, which I thought was a little odd.  He says, I know you're about to head into the playoffs. I just want you to know I've never admitted to anybody that anyone is better than me at anything my whole life. But if you win this race this weekend, I will admit that you're a better driver than I am.
“I thought, Wow! That would be awesome. I just thought of that just now. So the first thing I'm going to do is text him and say, ‘Admit it, I'm better than you, and I want everyone to know.’”
Keselowski Joins Elite Company With 10th Straight Top-10 Finish
With his eighth-place finish at Chicagoland, Brad Keselowski became the fifth driver in the Chase Era (2004-present) to record 10 straight top-10 finishes – a club that only includes NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champions.
Others to achieve the feat include Kevin Harvick (2015), Tony Stewart (twice 2005 and 2009), Jeff Gordon (2007) and Jimmie Johnson (2005).
Ninth on the Chase Grid following his eighth-place showing at Chicagoland, Keselowski heads to New Hampshire where he owns one win, five top fives, eight top 10s and three Coors Light Pole Awards in 12 starts.
Harvick Hobbles To New Hampshire, In Trouble Following Chicagoland
For the second straight season, Kevin Harvick has his back up against the wall in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup.
He wrecked at Chicagoland after continuing to race following a bump from Jimmie Johnson, finishing 42nd. He is now 22 points behind Jeff Gordon on the cutoff line with two races left to get to the Challenger Round.
He likely needs a win to advance.
Last season, Harvick found himself in a similar situation after placing 33rd at Martinsville to open the Eliminator 8. He won one race later at Phoenix in a do-or-die situation to salvage his championship run.
The difference between now and then is that Harvick owns Phoenix (he’s won the last four races there). At New Hampshire and Dover – the sites of the next two Chase events – Harvick has only visited Victory Lane once (fall 2006 at New Hampshire).
Harvick has placed third in the last two races at New Hampshire. Although he only has one win at The Magic Mile, his loop statistics there indicate a strong finish is likely. Harvick’s New Hampshire peripherals include the sixth-best average running position (11.931) and the eight-best driver rating (94.6).
Logano Lobbies For Another Lobster At New Hampshire
Joey Logano hopes to lift another lobster in Victory Lane as he tries to defend his New Hampshire Motor Speedway fall win from last year.
Logano, who grew up roughly 2.5 hours away from The Magic Mile in Middletown, Connecticut, claims two wins, four top fives and six top 10s at the place he considers his home track. He ranks third on the Chase Grid after placing sixth in NASCAR’s playoff opener at Chicagoland.
The 25-year-old Team Penske driver earned his first career NASCAR Sprint Cup Series victory as a member of Joe Gibbs Racing at New Hampshire on June 28, 2009.
Busch Can Bust Out Brooms At New Hampshire
Kyle Busch will attempt to become the first driver to sweep a track this season in Sunday’s Sylvania 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
“Rowdy” roared to Victory Lane at New Hampshire in July leading 95 laps on the way to his third of four wins this season. Since his triumph at the 1.058-mile track, Busch has six top 10s in eight starts, including one win and two runner-ups.
Overall, Busch has two wins at New Hampshire and has finished first, eighth, second, second and second in his last five starts there.
He ranks fourth on the Chase Grid following his ninth-place finish at Chicagoland.
Chase Update: 2 Races To Go In Challenger Round
Two races remain in the Challenger Round of the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup.
When the round ends, the four winless drivers with the least points will be eliminated. At the moment, Jeff Gordon sits in the 12th and final transfer spot ahead of Jamie McMurray (-3 points).
Denny Hamlin has already advanced to the Contender Round with a win and will be joined in it if another Chase-eligible driver wins at New Hampshire.
Drivers who are a part of the 16 challengers with a win at New Hampshire are: Jimmie Johnson (3), Ryan Newman (3), Kurt Busch (3), Gordon (3), Bowyer (2), Hamlin (2), Kyle Busch (2), Brad Keselowski (1) and Kevin Harvick (1).
It is in Hamlin’s best interest to win again because it would block a potential chance to transfer from Harvick, who is the defending series champion and led the circuit in points earned in the regular season.
Non-Chase-eligible drivers in the field who have won at New Hampshire and can block a transfer spot with a visit to Victory Lane include: Tony Stewart (3), Greg Biffle (1) and Kasey Kahne (1).
There are scenarios where a Chase driver can clinch a spot in the Contender Round without a win this weekend – though it’s a long shot. A driver can clinch without a win if they have a 45-point lead (or a 44-point if they own the tie-breaker) over the 10th-highest non-winning Chase driver if a Chase driver that’s not Hamlin wins at New Hampshire, or a 45-point lead over the 11th-highest non-winning Chase driver if a non-Chase driver or Hamlin wins at New Hampshire.
Beast Of The Northeast: Ryan Preece To Make Sprint Cup Series Debut At New Hampshire
Anyone who follows motorsports in the Northeast knows the name Ryan Preece.
The NASCAR Next alum won the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour championship in 2013, placed runner-up in the series in 2012 and 2014 and leads its standings this year with four wins, six top fives and 12 top 10s in 12 starts.
On Sunday, Preece will make his NASCAR Sprint Cup Series debut in the No. 98 Tommy Baldwin Chevrolet at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, located just under 180 miles from his hometown of Berlin, Connecticut.
Preece has made three NASCAR national series starts in his career – all in the XFINITY Series with a high finish of 14th at New Hampshire last summer. He finished better than he started in every race.
Roush Fenway Racing Inspired and ‘Driven for Elijah’
CONCORD, N.C. (Sept. 25, 2015) – Roush Fenway Racing will honor the courageous fight of 10-year old Elijah Aschenbrenner this weekend, running special “Driven for Elijah” decals on all seven of its NASCAR Fords in races at Kentucky Speedway and New Hampshire Speedway.
Elijah, whose mother is a former employee at Roush Fenway Racing, has been battling Epitheliod Sarcoma cancer since May 2014 - with his heroic fight garnering an emotional outpouring from communities including NASCAR and other professional sports.
Almost 40,000 people have visited Elijah’s blog on Facebook with his most recent video message receiving over 350,000 views.
This week alone Elijah has received calls of support from Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton, and Auburn University football coach Gus Malzahn -- whose team has dedicated this week’s game to the brave young man who has inspired so many.
Join in supporting Elijah on social media, using the hashtag #prayersforelijah and learn more about his battle at

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Martin Truex Jr. inks extension with Furniture Row as team set to join Toyota

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Edwards stays fast in New Hampshire practice

Wall Stadium Speedway ( ) is where I shall be, later today, for the "regular season finale" .

I'll be sitting high over the beginning of the frontstretch. Right on the aisle ! Just 3 rows down from the top !

I'll be wearing a track hat , track sweater,and probably a Yankees jacket (later !) . 

It could get a little chilly there ,after sun down . So I want to be ready !

I hope to see some of you there !


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Real Rivals: Ron Hornaday, Jack Sprague and the Truck series of old

As the NASCAR Camping World Series runs its 500th race Saturday, two former champions reminisce about their rivalry and the racing.

NASCAR Saturday schedule at Loudon, Kentucky

It will be a busy day at both New Hampshire Motor Speedway and Kentucky Speedway on Saturday.

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Gordon: Johnson sincere in confronting Harvick, but timing off

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