NASCAR Sprint Cup Series "Coke Zero 400"

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series "Coke Zero 400"

Dale Earnhardt Jr. finished the Coke Zero 400 on Monday morning in the same spot he started in Sunday night – at the front of the field. His #88 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet dominated the race, leading 96 laps including the final 45 trips around the 2.5-mile Daytona International Speedway oval. As Earnhardt took the checkered flag, contact between Denny Hamlin and Kevin Harvick triggered a multi-car crash[Read More...]
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  The VIP section at Lakes Storey during the 4th is a great place to be when the sky explodes with color.  Debbie Blake of Gladstone won VIP Big Bang Boom tickets and then won the Grand Prize of 4 tickets to Six Flags St Louis & 4 Adventureland tickets along with two $50 Gas Cards.   Here are the rest of[Read More...]
Cubs / Cards Ticket Extravaganza Finale!!

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  Here they are, today's winners of Cubs/Cards tickets for Sunday's game at Busch Stadium. Terri Jared Cole {pictured bottom} & Paula Woolsey. Thanks for all the pictures you uploaded over the last 3 days. And to all who won, have a great time at the games.    [Read More...]
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Okay here they are. The winners of Cubs/Cards tickets for Friday's game @ Busch.   Thanks for all the awesome pics.  Our winners: Scott Hopping of Galesburg {pictured top} & Megan Monks of Mapleton. I'll have tickets tomorrow for Saturday's game &  tickets Thursday for Sunday's game. Remember, just send a picture to our facebook page of you, your family, friends, pets etc[Read More...]
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NASCAR Sprint Cup Series "Quicken Loans 400"

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series "Quicken Loans 400"

Kurt Busch completed his family’s weekend sweep of the two races at Michigan International Speedway with a victory in Sunday’s rain-shortened Quicken Loans 400 – one day after Kyle won the track’s X-FINITY Series race. Kurt Busch had his #41 Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet in front of the field when the race’s fourth red flag was displayed for rain that persisted[Read More...]
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NASCAR Sprint Cup Series "Axalta 'We Paint Winners' 400"

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After weeks of knocking on the door to Victory Lane, Martin Truex, Jr. finally pushed it open Sunday afternoon at Pocono Raceway. The driver of the #78 Furniture Row Racing Chevrolet had led the most laps in each of the last three events this season, but circumstances kept him from ending a winless streak that was approaching two years. That changed Sunday, when[Read More...]

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series “Coke Zero 400″

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Austin Dillon (3) goes airborne and hits the catch fence as he was involved in a multi-car crash on the final lap of the NASCAR Sprint Cup series auto race at Daytona International Speedway, Monday, July 6, 2015, in Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Terry Renna)

Dale Earnhardt Jr. finished the Coke Zero 400 on Monday morning in the same spot he started in Sunday night – at the front of the field. His #88 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet dominated the race, leading 96 laps including the final 45 trips around the 2.5-mile Daytona International Speedway oval.

As Earnhardt took the checkered flag, contact between Denny Hamlin and Kevin Harvick triggered a multi-car crash that sent Austin Dillon’s Chevrolet hurtling into the catch fence along the frontstretch. The impact separated the engine block from his racecar, which landed upside down back on the track. Dillon climbed out and walked away from the scene.

Rain delayed the start of the race by some four hours and it ended after 1:30 a.m.. Earnhardt started from the pole and after briefly yielding the lead to Dillon – who started second, he moved in front at Lap-9. Earnhardt passed teammate Jimmie Johnson to take his final lead of the night 45 laps from the finish and kept his Hendrick Chevrolet in front the rest of the way in posting his second win of the season and his fourth career Cup Series victory at “The World Center of Racing.” The winning margin over runner-up Johnson was twelve one-hundredths of a second. Hamlin was credited with third place, Harvick fourth and Kurt Busch was fifth. Dillon finished seventh despite his spectacular crash at the end of the race, which was extended to an overtime restart by a two-car accident involving Sam Hornish Jr. and Jamie McMurray.

Full Story from MRN

The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races under the lights at the Kentucky Speedway on Saturday, July 11th. Live coverage of the “Quaker State 400″ begins at 6:00 PM on FM 95.

Unofficial Points Standings

   DRIVER                                       POINTS BEHIND LEADER
1. Kevin Harvick (2)          656      —
2. Dale Earnhardt Jr. (2)  593  |  -63
3. Jimmie Johnson (4)     589  |  -67
4. Joey Logano (1)             581  |  -75
5. Martin Truex Jr. (1)      569  |  -87
6. Jamie McMurray           526  |  -130
7. Brad Keselowski (1)      520  |  -136
8. Kurt Busch (2)               508  |  -148
9. Matt Kenseth (1)           501  |  -155
10. Jeff Gordon                  500  |  -156

– story by John Singler
www.mrn.com
Concord, NC

 


 

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Dale Jr. has the Pole Position for tonight’s Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway

Tune in tonight for flag-to-flag of the Coke Zero 400 live from Daytona on FM 95.

The 17th race of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season takes the drivers and crews back to where they started 2015 – Daytona International Speedway. Joey Logano won the season-opening Daytona 500 and with another victory Sunday night, it would mark the second time in three years that a driver swept Daytona’s two Cup Series races. Jimmie Johnson won them both in 2013.

Tonight’s running of the Coke Zero 400 Powered by Coca-Cola will mark the first time since 1982 that the event has been scheduled to run on a Sunday.