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Larson challenges Chase drivers for win at Chicagoland NASCAR needed the theatrics with the revamping of its 10-race title chase Check out this story on portclintonnewsherald.com: http://ohne.ws/1tVVteW Brad Keselowski approaches the finish line to win the NASCAR Sprint Cup series auto race at Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, Ill. It featured a scintillating final chapter in which a rookie gamely dueled with three stars of NASCAR's premier series and nearly emerged on top.
In the opening playoff round of the 10-race Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup, Jeff Gordon powered his No. 24 Drive to End Hunger Chevrolet SS to a second place finish in the MyAbFibStory.com at Chicagoland Speedway.
What: 14th Annual MyAFibStory.com 400 . Where: Chicagoland Speedway , Joliet, Ill.
Brad Keselowski smiles as he talks to reporters during the NASCAR Sprint Cup media day in Chicago, Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014.
Nothing was going to stop Kyle Busch during Saturday's NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Lucas Oil 225 at Chicagoland Speedway. Busch came from the rear of the field not once, but twice in a dominating performance to score his sixth victory of the season in the Truck Series.
Dale Jr. says he wasn't having a good time before, but has 'had the best time driving race cars this year "I feel physically and mentally 10 years younger than that," Earnhardt said as he prepared for Sunday's Chase for the Sprint Cup opening race at Chicagoland Speedway. "I still enjoy what I do and had the best time driving race cars this year," he said.
Joliet, IL - Kevin Harvick claimed his fourth victory in the Nationwide Series this season by taking Saturday's Jimmy John's Freaky Fast 300 at Chicagoland Speedway. Kyle Busch dominated most of this race by leading 141 of 200 laps, but Busch fell back to 16th in the field following a round of pit stops under caution on lap 155 when his No.
Kyle Busch will start the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship on the pole for Sunday's opening race at Chicagoland Speedway. Busch got the top spot when rain washed out Friday's qualifying session and the field was set by practice times from earlier in the day.
Dale Earnhardt Jr., driver of the #88 Nationwide Insurance Chevrolet, is introduced during pre-race ceremonies for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond International Raceway. Dale Earnhardt Jr., driver of the #88 Nationwide Insurance Chevrolet, is introduced during pre-race ceremonies for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond International Raceway.
History: Matt Kenseth, the regular-season victory leader, won a storm-shortened opener to the Chase for the Sprint Cup last year, while eventual champion Jimmie Johnson recovered from a pit miscue, an official's error and a broken jack to finish fifth. Tony Stewart and Kevin Harvick are the only multiple winners in the track's 13 races.
It's an apt description for JTG Daughtery Racing, a one-car operation that will be seeded 13th in the Chase for the Sprint Cup and competing against the powerhouse Hendrick Motorsports, Joe Gibbs Racing and Penske Racing organizations, among others. Allmendinger, 32, qualified for the expanded win-and-you're-in 16-driver Chase by winning his first career Cup race on the Watkins Glen road course.
The 2014 Chase for the Sprint Cup kicks off Sunday, September 14th at Chicagoland Speedway, a track that has only hosted 13 Cup Series races heading into the weekend; this marks the fourth year that Chicagoland has been a part of the Chase schedule. Four of the eight drivers who have competed in all 13 races at the track are part of this year's Chase, and seven of the 16 drivers in the Chase have wins at Chicagoland.
No one would blame NASCAR driver Denny Hamlin if a stern grimace rolled across his face anytime someone mentioned Phoenix International Raceway. If not for a few gallons of fuel, Hamlin would have coasted to a championship in NASCAR's Sprint Cup series in 2010 after a strong performance at PIR.
Updated: Tue Sep 16, 2014 07:22 am
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