results to save team, career
by Justin Melillo/TheRacingExperts.com
Greg Biffle (16) leads the bottom line at Daytona in July. Biffle hasn’t won
since the 2013 Quicken Loans 400 at Michigan in June.
Greg Biffle has never been a “Young Gun” when it
comes to his NASCAR career. He got his start in NASCAR later than most, and
didn’t get to the Cup level until he was already in his mid-thirties.
Keselowski clinches Contender Round
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Brad Keselowski burns out after his victory at Chicagoland Speedway Sunday.
“I just saw a hole
and I went for it,” Keselowski said post-race. “The 4 and the 42 were racing
really hard, doing all the things they needed to do.”
2014 Chase Preview:
Brad Keselowski Jeff Gordon
Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jimmie Johnson
Joey Logano Kevin Harvick
Carl Edwards Kyle Busch
Denny Hamlin Kurt Busch
Kasey Kahne Aric Almirola
A.J. Allmendinger Matt Kenseth
Greg Biffle Ryan Newman
Consistency pays off for
Kenseth, Newman, and
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Ryan Newman and Greg Biffle stand on pit road prior to the start of Saturday night's Federated Auto Parts 400.
Despite not visiting victory lane in NASCAR’s
regular season, Matt Kenseth, Ryan Newman and Greg Biffle showed their
consistency throughout the season’s first 26 races to make the playoffs.
Keselowski wins, eclipses
1,000 laps led on
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Brad Keselowski celebrates in victory lane after scoring his fourth win of the season at Richmond International Raceway.
“It was just a
phenomenal night for our team here and everyone at Team Penske,” Keselowski
said post-race. “Car was fast, pit crew was flawless. We put all the pieces
Keselowski, Team Penske dominate qualifying
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Brad Keselowski poses with the Coors Light Pole flag Friday at Richmond. Keselowski scored his fourth pole of 2014.
“This is by far the
best car I've had [at Richmond],” Keselowski said to the media Friday. “I feel
like we have a really strong shot of winning this weekend...”
Danica Patrick looking to improve at Richmond
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Danica Patrick's No. 10 car is rolled onto pit road at Kansas Speedway.
“The first thing I
think of when going to Richmond is we have sucked there each and every time
(laughs), so we are going there with a different approach,” Patrick said.
Is it time for NASCAR to
re-evaluate double-file restarts?
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Kevin Harvick leads the field on a restart at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
to Pocono in 2009, the lead lap cars would line up on the outside, and the cars
off the lead lap, would line up on the inside of the leaders. With this new
rule, all the cars would line up double-file, much like the start of the race,
with the leader choosing which line he/she wanted to start in.
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.