Tag "GEICO 500"

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Captures First Cup Series Win At Talladega; Ends Roush Fenway Racing’s 101 Race Winless Streak

TALLADEGA, Ala.- Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. made a late-race pass on a hard-charging Kyle Busch in NASCAR Overtime to claim his first-ever Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Victory on Sunday at Talladega Superspeedway. The 29-year-old driver of the Roush Fenway Racing

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Talladega/Kansas Date Swap a Safety Initiative Itself

Okay folks, we’re out of the Talladega weekend, we can all breathe easy now. The social media firestorm following last weekend’s Sparks Energy 300 and GEICO 500 was, for a lack of a better term, insane. Yes, Sunday was a race full

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Three Cup, Seven XFINITY Teams Issued Written Warnings out of Talladega

NASCAR’s weekly post-event penalty report has three Sprint Cup and seven XFINITY teams listed on it following this past race weekend at Talladega Superspeedway. The Nos. 44, 48 and 98 Sprint Cup teams were each given warnings for various pre-race inspection

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Brad Keselowski Survives Chaotic GEICO 500 To Earn Fourth Win In Talladega

TALLADEGA, Ala. – With impending rain on the horizon, Sunday’s GEICO 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Talladega Superspeedway had a heightened sense of urgency. Brad Keselowski in the No. 2 Miller Lite Ford Fusion capitalized on that urgency,

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Chase Elliott On The Pole For Talladega Superspeedway’s GEICO 500

TALLADEGA, Ala. – Chase Elliott won the Coors Light 21 means 21 Pole Award on Saturday afternoon at Talladega Superspeedway. Elliott’s pole sitting lap for Sunday’s GEICO 500 was a run of 49.704 seconds at 192.661 mph. The effort is

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Ford Performance’s Joey Logano and Ryan Blaney Top Final Practice At Talladega Superspeedway

TALLADEGA, Ala. – Team Penske’s Joey Logano topped the speed chart in final NASCAR Sprint Cup Series practice with a lap of 48.785 seconds at 196.290 mph at Talladega Superspeedway on Friday afternoon. Logano is the defending race winner of

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Jamie McMurray on Top in First GEICO 500 Practice

Jamie McMurray’s No. 1 Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet paced the field on Friday in first practice for Sunday’s GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway. The first of two sessions for the day for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, the early afternoon’s

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. Rejuvenates The Earnhardt Legacy With GEICO 500 Victory

TALLADEGA, Ala. – With an overheating engine, Dale Earnhardt Jr. was able to hold off the field and capture his sixth career victory at Talladega Superspeedway in the GEICO 500 on Sunday. However, the reason behind the excitement on Sunday

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The Big One Strikes Early In Sunday’s GEICO 500 At Talladega Superspeedway

TALLADEGA, Ala. – During the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway on Sunday, the highly anticipated “Big One” brought out the second caution of the afternoon on lap 48. The accident began when Trevor Bayne got aero

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David Ragan Moving to MWR’s No. 55 Car Full-Time Starting at Kansas

Photo credit: Todd Warshaw/NASCAR via Getty Images CORNELIUS, N.C. — After serving as a substitute for Joe Gibbs Racing’s Kyle Busch for the last eight races of the 2015 season, David Ragan will move over to Michael Waltrip Racing’s No. 55

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Four Things Learned from the Contender Round

Photo Credit: Jared C. Tilton/NASCAR via Getty Images With two rounds and six races down in the 2014 Chase for the Sprint Cup, four races remain with one major hurdle for the eight remaining Chasers’ title hopes remaining before Homestead

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Lesson Learned: You Play With Fire, You Get Burned

Photo Credit: Todd Warshaw/NASCAR via Getty Images TALLADEGA, Ala. — Well, that was interesting. NASCAR’s debut of their new qualifying format for the restrictor plate tracks didn’t go off without its fair share of controversy on Saturday afternoon at Talladega Superspeedway.

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Jeff Gordon Hendrick Motorsports’ Last Bullet Entering Eliminator Round

Photo Credit: Chris Trotman/NASCAR via Getty Images TALLADEGA, Ala. — And then there was one. Hendrick Motorsports entered the Chase’s Contender Round with all four of its drivers in contention to move on to the Eliminator Round. Exiting the GEICO 500

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Brad Keselowski Advances To Eliminator Round With Talladega Victory

Photo Credit: Jared C. Tilton/NASCAR via Getty Images TALLADEGA, Ala. – Last weekend, Matt Kenseth and Brad Keselowski were fighting in the garage at Charlotte Motor Speedway, but on Sunday, it was Kenseth who pushed Keselowski to not only a

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