March 2, 2015

2015 Kobalt Tools 400 Entry List



47 cars are on the entry list trying to make the 43 car field at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.


Current weather in Las Vegas, NV



1Jamie McMurrayCESSNAFelix Sabates
2Brad KeselowskiMiller LiteRoger Penske
3Austin DillonDowRichard Childress
4Kevin HarvickJimmy John's/ BudweiserTony Stewart
5Kasey KahneTime Warner CableLinda Hendrick
6Trevor BayneAdvocare Ford FusionJohn Henry
7Alex BowmanNikko/Toy State ChevroletTommy Baldwin Jr
9Sam Hornish JrMedallion Bank/Camping WorldRichard Petty
10Danica PatrickGoDaddyTony Stewart
11Denny HamlinFedEx OfficeJ.D. Gibbs
13Casey MearsNo. 13 GEICO Chevrolet SSBob Germain
14Tony StewartMobil 1 / Bass Pro ShopsMargaret Haas
15Clint Bowyer5-Hour EnergyRob Kauffman
16Greg BiffleCheez-It Ford FusionJack Roush
17Ricky Stenhouse JrFastenal Ford FusionJohn Henry
18David RaganM&M's CrispyJoe Gibbs
19Carl EdwardsCOMCAST BUSINESSJ.D. Gibbs
20Matt KensethDeWaltJoe Gibbs
21Ryan BlaneyMotorcraft / Quick Lane Tire & Auto CenterGlen Wood
22Joey LoganoPennzoilWalter Czarnecki
23J.J. YeleyDr. Pepper Toyota CamryRon Devine
24Jeff Gordon3MRick Hendrick
26Jeb BurtonMaximFantasySports.com ToyotaAnthony Marlowe
27Paul MenardQuaker State / MenardsRichard Childress
29Reed SorensonTBARobby Benton
31Ryan NewmanCaterpillarRichard Childress
32Mike BlissDraftdemons.comArchie St. Hilaire
33Ty DillonTBAJoe Falk
35Cole WhittSpeed StickBob Jenkins
38David GillilandLove's Travel StopsBrad Jenkins
40Landon CassillCarsforsale.comMike Hillman Sr.
41Regan SmithHaas AutomationGene Haas
42Kyle LarsonTargetChip Ganassi
43Aric AlmirolaSmithfieldRichard Petty
44Travis KvapilTBAJohnathan Cohen
46Michael AnnettCypressHarry Scott Jr.
47AJ AllmendingerCloroxTad Geschickter
48Jimmie JohnsonKobalt ToolsJeff Gordon
51Justin AllgaierBrandtHarry Scott Jr.
55Brian VickersAaron's 60th Anniversary Dream MachineMichael Waltrip
62Brendan GaughanSouth Point Hotel & CasinoJay Robinson
66Mike WallaceTBAJay Robinson
78Martin Truex JrFurniture RowBarney Visser
83Matt DiBenedettoBurger KingRon Devine
88Dale Earnhardt JrNationwideRick Hendrick
95Michael McDowellKLOVE RadioBob Leavine
98Josh WisePhil Parsons RacingMike Curb

March 1, 2015

Jimmie Johnson Wins at Atlanta

Credit: Zimbio.com/Getty Images


Jimmie Johnson was able to get a good enough restart to hold off Kevin Harvick and teammate Dale Earnhardt Jr. in the closing laps at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

The event started off under a delay due to the weather which was very odd today. For the second weekend in a row, these NASCAR teams have been thrown 30-40 degree weather for a good amount of their events. Next weekend beings the three week stint where the NASCAR teams head out west to race at Las Vegas, Phoenix and Fontana. 

Once the rain stopped, NASCAR was able to get the drivers out onto the track to complete the QuikTrip Folds of Honor 500 in its entirety. Many big names had to start at the back of the pack since they didn't make it through inspection and make it to the grid on Friday for qualifying. 

The competition caution was thrown at lap 25 to make sure the tires were wearing like normal on the "green" racetrack. A majority of the ten cautions today were for debris on the track. Two cautions were late in the race for two accidents that collected a handful of drivers.

The first big accident of the day was when Denny Hamlin got loose in the corner which collected Jeff Gordon, Ryan Newman and Jamie McMurray.

The second big accident of the day ended up bringing out the red flag. This occurred when Greg Biffle made slight contact with Joe Nemechek and ended up losing the back end of his car which triggered a big wreck.  The wreck also collected Regan Smith, Clint Bowyer, Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Tony Stewart and Kyle Larson. 

The pit road penalties weren't severe today as only a couple of drivers fell victim to the new pit road technology system.

Danica Patrick experienced an electrical issue halfway through the race and completed the race without a tachometer. Danica brought home the No. 10 GoDaddy.com Chevrolet in 16th. While drivers like Brad Keselowski were experiencing problems with the new in-car trackbar adjustment. 

Next week the drivers head out to Las Vegas Motor Speedway, which can be seen on Sunday starting at 3:30pm/et on FOX.

RESULTS
1. Jimmie Johnson (#48)
2. Kevin Harvick (#4)
3. Dale Earnhardt Jr. (#88)
4. Joey Logano (#22)
5. Matt Kenseth (#20)
6. Martin Truex Jr. (#78)
7. A.J. Allmendinger (#47)
8. Brett Moffitt (#55)
9. Brad Keselowski (#2)
10. Ryan Newman (#31)
11. Aric Almirola (#43)
12. Carl Edwards (#19)
13. Paul Menard (#27)
14. Kasey Kahne (#5)
15. Casey Mears (#13)
16. Danica Patrick (#10)
17. Regan Smith (#41)
18. David Ragan (#18)
19. Trevor Bayne (#6)
20. Justin Allgaier (#51)
21. Sam Hornish Jr. (#9)
22. David Gilliland (#38)
23. Alex Bowman (#7)
24. Clint Bowyer (#15)
25. Greg Biffle (#16)
26. Kyle Larson (#42)
27. Michael McDowell (#95)
28. Brendan Gaughan (#62)
29. Michael Annett (#33)
30. Tony Stewart (#14)
31. Mike Bliss (#32)
32. Josh Wise (#98)
33. Joe Nemechek (#34)
34. J.J. Yeley (#23)
35. Jeb Burton (#26)
36. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (#17)
37. Cole Whitt (#35)
38. Denny Hamlin (#11)
39. Austin Dillon (#3)
40. Jamie McMurray (#1)
41. Jeff Gordon (#24)
42. Ron Hornaday Jr. (#30)
43. Landon Cassill (#40)

2015 QuikTrip Folds of Honor 500 Lineup


1.       Joey Logano (#22)
2.       Kevin Harvick (#4)
3.       Jamie McMurray (#1)
4.       Denny Hamlin (#11)
5.       Carl Edwards (#19)
6.       Kyle Larson (#42)
7.       Ryan Newman (#31)
8.       Sam Hornish Jr. (#9)
9.       Dale Earnhardt Jr. (#88)
10.   Kasey Kahne (#5)
11.   A.J. Allmendinger (#47)
12.   Brad Keselowski (#2)
13.   Paul Menard (#27)
14.   Martin Truex Jr. (#78)
15.   Austin Dillon (#3)
16.   Justin Allgaier (#51)
17.   David Ragan (#18)
18.   Danica Patrick (#10)
19.   Greg Biffle (#16)
20.   Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (#17)
21.   Casey Mears (#13)
22.   Brett Moffitt (#55)
23.   Aric Almirola (#43)
24.   Michael McDowell (#95)
25.   Clint Bowyer (#15)
26.   David Gilliland (#38)
27.   Mike Bliss (#32)
28.   Joe Nemechek (#34)
29.   Trevor Bayne (#6)
30.   J.J. Yeley (#23)
31.   Brendan Gaughan (#62)
32.   Brian Scott (#33)
33.   Josh Wise (#98)
34.   Ron Hornaday Jr. (#30)
35.   Jeff Gordon (#24)
36.   Matt Kenseth (#20)
37.   Jimmie Johnson (#48)
38.   Regan Smith (#41)
39.   Tony Stewart (#14)
40.   Jeb Burton (#26)
41.   Cole Whitt (#35)
42.   Alex Bowman (#7)
43.   Landon Cassill (#40)

------Did Not Qualify -----
Mike Wallace (#66)
Matt Dibenedetto (#83)
Michael Annett (#46)

Reed Sorenson (#29)

February 23, 2015

2015 Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 (Atlanta) - Entry List

Here is the entry list for this weekend's race at Atlanta Motor Speedway. The entry list comprises of 48 cars that will compete for 43 spots. The race is Sunday, March 1st @ 1:00pm/ET on FOX. 


Car # Driver Manu. Sponsor
1 Jamie McMurray Chevy McDonald's
2 Brad Keselowski Ford Detroit Genuine Parts
3 Austin Dillon Chevy Dow
4 Kevin Harvick Chevy Jimmy John's
5 Kasey Kahne Chevy Farmers Insurance
6 Trevor Bayne Ford AdvoCare
7 Alex Bowman Chevy Toy State / Nikko
9 Sam Hornish Jr. Ford Medallion Bank
10 Danica Patrick Chevy GoDaddy.com
11 Denny Hamlin Toyota FedEx Ground
13 Casey Mears Chevy GEICO
14 Tony Stewart Chevy Bass Pro Shops / Mobil 1
15 Clint Bowyer Toyota 5-Hour Energy
16 Greg Biffle Ford Ortho
17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Ford Fifth Third Bank
18 TBA Toyota M&M's Crispy
19 Carl Edwards Toyota ARRIS
20 Matt Kenseth Toyota Dollar General
22 Joey Logano Ford Shell Pennzoil
23 J.J. Yeley(i) Toyota Dr. Pepper
24 Jeff Gordon Chevy 3M
26 Jeb Burton # Toyota Maxium Fantasy Sports App
27 Paul Menard Chevy Duracell / Menards
29 Reed Sorenson Toyota TBA
30 Ron Hornaday Jr. Chevy Curtis Key Plumbing
31 Ryan Newman Chevy Caterpillar
32 Mike Bliss(i) Ford Rimrock Design
33 Ty Dillon (i) Chevy TBA
34 David Ragan Ford CSX-Play It Safe
35 Cole Whitt Ford Rinnai Tankless Water Heaters
38 David Gilliland Ford Love's Travel Stops
40 Landon Cassill(i) Chevy Snap Fittness
41 Regan Smith(i) Chevy Haas Automation
42 Kyle Larson Chevy Energizer
43 Aric Almirola Ford Fresh from Florida
44 Travis Kvapil(i) Chevy TBA
46 Michael Annett Chevy Pilot Flying J
47 A.J. Allmendinger Chevy Better Than Bouillon
48 Jimmie Johnson Chevy Lowe's
51 Justin Allgaier Chevy Brandt
55 Brett Moffitt Toyota Aaron's 60th Anniversary Dream Machine
62 Brendan Gaughan (i) Chevy TBA
66 Mike Wallace Toyota TBA
78 Martin Truex Jr. Chevy Furniture Row
83 Matt Dibenedetto Toyota Burger King
88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevy Kelley Blue Book
95 Michael McDowell Ford Thrivent Financial
98 Josh Wise Ford Phil Parsons Racing

February 22, 2015

2015 Daytona 500 Results


1.       Joey Logano(#22)
2.       Kevin Harvick(#4)
3.       Dale Earnhardt Jr.(#88)
4.       Denny Hamlin(#11)
5.       Jimmie Johnson(#48)
6.       Casey Mears(#13)
7.       Clint Bowyer(#15)
8.       Martin Truex Jr.(#78)
9.       Kasey Kahne(#5)
10.   Greg Biffle(#16)
11.   David Gilliland(#38)
12.   Sam Hornish Jr.(#9)
13.   Michael Annett(#46)
14.   Austin Dillon(#3)
15.   Aric Almriola(#43)
16.   Regan Smith(#41)
17.   David Ragan(#34)
18. Matt Crafton(#18)   
19.   Johnny Sauter(#83)
20.   A.J. Allmendinger(#47)
21.   Danica Patrick(#10)
22.   Cole Whitt(#35)
23.   Carl Edwards(#19)
24.   Bobby Labonte(#32)
25.   Paul Menard(#27)
26.   Michael Waltrip(#55)
27.   Jamie McMurray(#1)
28.   Ty Dillon(#33)
29.   Ricky Stenhouse Jr.(#17)
30.   Trevor Bayne(#6)
31.   Michael McDowell(#95)
32.   Reed Sorenson(#44)
33.   Jeff Gordon(#24)
34.   Kyle Larson(#42)
35.   Matt Kenseth(#20)
36.   Mike Wallace(#66)
37.   Justin Allgaier(#51)
38.   Ryan Newman(#31)
39.   Ryan Blaney(#21)
40.   J.J. Yeley(#23)
41.   Brad Keselowski(#2)
42.   Tony Stewart(#14)
43.   Landon Cassill(#40)

Next Race: Atlanta, Sunday @ 1:00pm/ET on FOX