NSCS: Blown Tire Ends Biffle’s Day Early at Indianapolis; Puts Dent in Chase Hopes

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Greg Biffle’s hopes of qualifying for the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup took another major blow on Sunday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, as he pounded the turn one wall on lap 53 and went out early in the Crown Royal presents the Combat Wounded Coalition 400.

NSCS: Clean Sweep; Kyle Busch Charges Late for First Brickyard 400 Crown and Completes Weekend Double at Indy

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SPEEDWAY, Ind. — Recap by Race Chaser Online Managing Editor Jacob Seelman — Matt Sullivan/Getty Images photo — “I guess Kyle’s back.” That astute observation from Team Penske’s Joey Logano was the perfect description of not just Sunday afternoon’s final result at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, but the entire NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season for the driver he was referring to, …

NSCS: Two in a Row; Edwards Wins Second Consecutive Sprint Cup Pole at Indianapolis

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SPEEDWAY, Ind. — official series release by Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service — Sarah Crabill/NASCAR via Getty Images photo — If Toyota and Ford are to break the Chevrolet stranglehold on Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the two manufacturers took a positive step in that direction during NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Coors Light Pole Qualifying on Saturday. Underscoring the recent resurgence of Joe Gibbs Racing, Carl Edwards toured the 2.5-mile track in …

NSCS: Earnhardt Jr. Rises to the Top; Hendrick Motorsports Driver Paces Second Indianapolis Practice

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SPEEDWAY, Ind. — Report by Race Chaser Online Managing Editor Jacob Seelman — NASCAR photo — Dale Earnhardt Jr., whose father won the 1995 running of the Crown Royal presents the Jeff Kyle 400 at the Brickyard, channeled his family’s long legacy at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway to lead the second practice session for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series on …

NSCS: Denny Hamlin Tops Opening Sprint Cup Series Practice Session at Indianapolis

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SPEEDWAY, Ind. — official series release — Jerry Markland/Getty Images North America photo — Denny Hamlin rose to the top of the leaderboard Friday morning in opening NASCAR Sprint CupSeries practice as teams got their first taste of a new aerodynamic package at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Hamlin drove the Joe Gibbs Racing No. 11 Toyota to a fast lap of 182.208 mph on the 2.5-mile track. The 34-year-old driver …

Speed Zone: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly — Three Thoughts From the Motorsports World

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Column by Race Chaser Online Managing Editor Jacob Seelman — NHMS photo — Race fans, I have to admit, this weekend in racing was a bit of a mixed bag in my opinion. There were a few things that were great, there were some things that I wasn’t impressed with and then there were some things that …

NSCS: Major Penalties Handed Down to Hamlin, JGR No. 11 Team; Two Crewman Suspended

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — official release — HHP/Rusty Jarrett photo — The No. 11 team that competes in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series has been penalized for a rules infraction discovered in post-race inspection July 27 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. This infraction is a P5 level penalty which is outlined in Section 12-4.5 A (9) of the 2014 NASCAR rule book: Approved parts that …

NSCS: Drive to Five; Jeff Gordon Scores Record-Setting Fifth Brickyard 400 Triumph on “Jeff Gordon Day” in Indianapolis

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INDIANAPOLIS — By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service — Patrick Smith/NASCAR via Getty Images photo — As he crossed the yard of bricks, and the significance of his fifth victory at Indianapolis Motor Speedway hit him like a ton of bricks, Jeff Gordon reveled in the moment that propelled him to victory in the Crown Royal presents the John Wayne Walding 400 at the …

NSCS: “Freaky Fast” IV; Harvick Dominates Brickyard Qualifying En Route to Coors Light Pole at Indianapolis

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SPEEDWAY, Ind. — staff report — NASCAR photo — Kevin Harvick picked up his fourth pole of the season after topping NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Coors Light Pole Qualifying at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Saturday. The 2003 Brickyard winner led the field in the final all three qualifying sessions, leading the 12-car field in the final run with a 188.470 mph for the honor of leading …

NSCS: Indianapolis Motor Speedway — The Quiet Wild Card

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SPEEDWAY, Ind. — official release — Harold Hinson photo — At face value, this makes zero sense: Sunday’s race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway might rank right up there with Sonoma, Daytona, Talladega and Watkins Glen as “wild-card” tracks in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series regular season. Anyone can win…and nab an all-but-guaranteed spot in Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup. Of course, …

NSCS: Moffitt and Jay Robinson Racing Add Sponsorship for Indianapolis

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MONROE, N.C. – official release — JRR photo — Jay Robinson Racing will have a new sponsor when its cars return to the track next week. CHARACTER COUNTS!, a character-building initiative of the Josephson Institute, will be the primary partner of the No. 66 Toyota driven by Brett Moffitt in next week’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Indianapolis Motor …