Larson: Kahne’s win
“ends our Chase hopes
unless we win”
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Kyle Larson (42) comes to the green flag on a restart at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Larson finished eighth.
Larson, who finished eighth in
his first start at Atlanta, sits 24 points behind Greg Biffle, the driver
currently in position to earn the final transfer spot to this year’s playoffs.
Beard Motorsports to attempt Richmond
The Beard Motorsports No. 75 Chevrolet SS. The team will attempt to make their debut at Richmond International Raceway Friday.
“[Team owner Mark
Beard] always wanted to compete in the Cup Series, and now that he had the time
and the resources to do it...”
Sadler focused on the bigger picture
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Elliott Sadler celebrates his only win thus far of 2014 at Talladega Superspeedway in May.
The 39-year-old veteran
fell from third to fourth in overall points, losing 26 points to rookie point
leader Chase Elliott.
But with this
weekend’s race at Atlanta Motor Speedway, Sadler will be playing catch up at a
track where he’s only scored one top-five finish.
Robert Richardson Jr.
joins The Racing Experts
Robert Richardson Jr.'s No. 23 Chevrolet Camaro at Texas Motor Speedway.
Richardson Jr. will be joined by Geoff Bodine as the two newest analysts for TRE.
McMurray shows muscle at Bristol
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Jamie McMurray turns laps at Bristol Motor Speedway.
Electing to pit and
take four tires under what would be the final caution period, McMurray restarted
fifth on lap 448.
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Harvick to start on pole
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Kevin Harvick poses for a photo with son Keelan and wife DeLana.
“I knew we had a good
car in practice, and we’re able to get it good in race trim,” Harvick said. “We
were able to put
down two solid laps and wound up with the pole...”
Gordon comes up short
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Jeff Gordon's 2014 primary paint scheme.
Gordon led the
second round of qualifying, and told his team over the radio he gave his best
effort after he progressed to the top of leaderboard. But Kevin Harvick’s lap
was enough to eclipse Gordon’s run.
Almirola focused on performing in Chase
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Aric Almirola (43) collects damage from Sunday's race at Michigan International Speedway.
“We got caught up
in the big wreck and had some damage to the front-end we had to fix,” Almirola
said to The Racing Experts. “We tried some different strategy to get track
position, but the cautions just didn't fall our way.”
Burton’s day plagued by electrical problems
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Jeff Burton addresses the media Friday. Burton finished 37th, 24 laps down.
“It’s a hard week for
everyone, not the way we wanted it to end, but really proud of everybody’s
effort here,” Burton said.
Gordon wins second consecutive pole position
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Jeff Gordon will start first for Sunday's Pure Michigan 400.
Gordon won the pole in Friday’s
qualifying session at Michigan International Speedway with a speed of 206.558 miles
per hour, a new track record.
Continue to Improve?
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Danica Patrick turns laps at Kansas Speedway in May. Patrick finished seventh, her career-best.
will start 14th for Sunday’s race.