Oral-B USA 500 2014

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Oral-B USA 500 2014

August 14, 2014 by  
Filed under events

Covering a distance of 500.5 miles in 325 laps, the Oral-B USA 500 is an event on the NASCAR Sprint Cup schedule. Originally started as the Dixie 300 in 1960, the race has changed names several times over the years to reflect the commitment of its sponsors. Last year’s event was won by Kyle Busch driving for Joe Gibbs Racing. Be sure to catch all the action this year! For more information visit nascar.com or atlantamotorspeedway.com

Date: 31 August 2014
Venue: Atlanta Motor Speedway
City: Hampton
State: Georgia

AJ Allmendinger Qualifies for Chase

August 11, 2014 by  
Filed under Features

After proving his talent as a driver in open-wheel racing, AJ Allmendinger is making his mark in NASCAR Sprint Cup racing. As the full-time driver of the #47 Chevrolet for JTG Daugherty, Allmendinger took the checkered flag in the Cheez-It 355 at Watkins Glen on Sunday – his first Sprint Cup victory and a qualifier for the Chase for the Sprint Cup under the current NASCAR rules. Allmendinger was very closely followed by Marcos Ambrose in the #9 Ford, with Kurt Busch (#41 Chevrolet), Kyle Larson (#42 Chevrolet) and Carl Edwards (#99 Ford) in third, fourth and fifth place respectively.

After failing a random drug test in July 2012, resulting in a three-month suspension and the terminating of his contract by Penske Racing, Allmendinger’s NASCAR career looked uncertain. Upon completing the Road to Recovery program in line with NASCAR’s requirements, Allmendinger was reinstated in September 2012 and in October he filled in for Regan Smith at Phoenix Racing, with his first race being at Charlotte Motor Speedway. In the 2013 he drove the #51 Chevrolet for Phoenix Racing on a limited schedule and competed in some IndyCar Races. Through the rest of the season he drove alternately for JTG Daugherty Racing and Phoenix Racing. In August it was reported that he would be JTG Daugherty’s full time driver in 2014.

There are only four races remaining until the Chase for the Sprint Cup – Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan International Speedway; Irwin Tools Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway; Oral B USA 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway; and Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond International Raceway.

The current top ten in the standings are:

Dale Earnhardt Jr (773 points) Hendrik Motorsports

Jeff Gordon (769 points) Hendrick Motorsports

Matt Kenseth (703 points) Joe Gibbs Racing

Brad Keselowski (696 points) Team Penske

Joey Logano (671 points) Team Penske

Carl Edwards (658 points) Roush Fenway Racing

Jimmie Johnson (650 points) Hendrick Motorsports

Kevin Harvick (645 points) Stewart-Haas Racing

Ryan Newman (645 points) Richard Childress Racing

Kyle Larson (635 points) Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates

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