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Kobalt Tools 400 2015

January 16, 2015 by  
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Taking place over a distance of 400 miles in 267 laps, the Kobalt Tools 400 is held annually at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway as part of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. Last year’s winner was Brad Keselowski. Be sure to catch this year’s action.

For more information visit nascar.com or lvms.com

Date: 8 March 2015
Venue: Las Vegas Motor Speedway
State: Nevada
Country: United States

Daytona 500 2015

January 16, 2015 by  
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The Daytona 500 is one of four restrictor plate races on the NASCAR Sprint Cup schedule and is widely considered to be the most prestigious race on the annual calendar. The first Daytona 500 took place in 1959, when the Daytona International Speedway opened, and has been the opening race of the Sprint Cup series since 1982. The race covers a distance of 500 miles in 200 laps. In 2014 Dale Earnhardt Jr took the checkered flag. Who will earn that honor in 2015? For more information visit nascar.com or daytonainternationalspeedway.com

Date: 22 February 2015
Venue: Daytona International Speedway
City: Daytona Beach
State: Florida
Country: United States

Budweiser Duels 2015

December 18, 2014 by  
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Held annually at the Daytona International Speedway, the Buddweiser Duels are two 150-mile races in which the finishing order determines the starting lineup for the Daytona 500. The race first took place in 1959 and has changed names over the years in line with sponsorships. The 2014 event was won by Matt Kenseth and Denny Hamlim – both driving for Joe Gibbs Racing. Be sure to catch the action in the second race of the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series on 19 February.

Date: 19 February 2014
Venue: Daytona International Speedway
City: Daytona Beach
State: Florida

Sprint Unlimited 2015

December 18, 2014 by  
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The Sprint Unlimited is an invitation-only event held each year the weekend before racers take part in the Daytona 500. Be sure not to miss the first competition of the season! The 2015 event includes the sixteen drivers from the 2014 Chase for the Sprint Cup, along with pole winners, former Daytona 500 pole winners and former Sprint Unlimited winners. Fan vote determines the starting lineup.The race covers a distance of 301.752 km/187.5 miles over 75 laps and takes place at Daytona International Speedway on February 14, 2015.

Date: 14 February 2015
Venue: Daytona International Speedway
City: Daytona Beach
State: Floriday

Johnson Claims Fourth Win of the Season at AAA Texas 500

November 3, 2014 by  
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Jimmie Johnson was on a roll on Sunday, holding the lead in 119 laps of the 334 lap AAA Texas 500 and taking the checkered flag. Johnson missed making the list of eight drivers competing in the Eliminator Round of this year’s NASCAR Chase for the Sprint Cup, but his win was his third consecutive victory in the AAA Texas 500 and his fourth in total as he had previously won the event in 2007, 2012 and 2013, each time for Hendrick Motorsports. It was also his fourth win of the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup season, his other three being the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on May 25, the Fedex 400 at Dover Speedway on June 1, and the Quicken Loans 400 at Michigan International Speedway. Johnson’s victory on Sunday also means that none of the eight Eliminator Round contenders – Joey Logano, Kevin Harvick, Brad Keselowski, Jeff Gordon, Carl Edwards, Denny Hamlin, Ryan Newman and Matt Kenseth – were able to clinch a sure spot in the season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 16, a situation which is likely to keep the competitive spirit at fever pitch.

Matt Kenseth set off in the lead in the AAA Texas 500, but Johnson dominated the race. He was challenged by teammate Jeff Gordon who took the lead for a time, but Johnson surged ahead after the caution flag on Lap 245. With the caution in Lap 260 Brad Keselowski made his way to the front, holding Gordon back for several laps. More caution flags resulted in Kewselowski dropping back and Johnson took the lead after struggling to get past Kurt Busch. In Lap 313 Kasey Kahne spun out, raising another caution, with Johnson reclaiming the lead only to lose it to Jeff Gordon. When Clint Bowyer hit the wall and the 12th caution of the race came out, Johnson took the lead, battling with Keselowski who was passed by Kevin Harvick as the race drew to a close.

The final results in the AAA Texas 500 were:

1. Jimmie Johnson – #48 Chevrolet

2. Kevin Harvick – #4 Chevrolet

3. Brad Keselowski – #2 Ford

4. Kyle Busch – #18 Toyota

5. Jamie McMurray – #1 Chevrolet

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