After Race 25 of the 2014 season at Atlanta Motor Speedway
Nationwide Series regular will drive the No. 32 car for Go FAS Racing RELATED: Play NASCAR Fantasy Live " Sign up for RaceView today NASCAR Nationwide Series regular Joey Gase will make his NASCAR Sprint Cup Series debut at Chicagoland Speedway in the MyAFibStory.com 400 on Sept. 14. Gase will drive the No. 32 Ford for Go FAS Racing. "I am very excited and thankful that Archie (St. Hilarie, team owner) and the entire team are giving me this opportunity," Gase said in a team release. "My Nationwide Series career started with Go FAS in 2011, which led to a great 20th-place finish (at Iowa). Hopefully, I can get another good finish with the team." The team currently has a couple of associate sponsors for the race, but is looking for a primary sponsor, according to the release. Gase is currently running a full Nationwide Series schedule for Jimmy Means Racing. He is 20th in the standings with a best finish this season of 11th at Talladega in May. In 66 career Nationwide Series starts, the 21-year-old Iowa native has yet to record a top-10 finish. This season, Go FAS Racing has used other six drivers in the No. 32 car. Travis Kvapil (15 starts), Terry Labonte (three starts), Blake Koch (two starts), Boris Said (two starts), Eddie MacDonald (one start) and J.J. Yeley (one start) have combined to run the first 24 races of the season. Yeley will drive the car this weekend at Atlanta Motor Speedway . The team's best finish this season was an 11th-place finish by Labonte in July at Daytona International Speedway in the Coke Zero 400. MORE: READ: Latest NASCAR news WATCH: Latest NASCAR video PLAY: NASCAR Fantasy Live FOLLOW LIVE: Get RaceView FULL SERIES COVERAGE • Latest news • Standings • Schedule
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JR Motorsports shows strength in all three cars RELATED: Full race results " Updated series standings HAMPTON, Ga. -- No wonder they call Kevin Harvick the "Closer." From the moment Harvick's No. 5 JR Motorsports Chevrolet took the lead from polesitter Chase Elliott on Lap 37, Saturday night's Great Clips 300 to benefit Feed The Children at Atlanta Motor Speedway was an open-and-shut case. In posting his third NASCAR Nationwide Series victory of the season and the 43rd of his career, Harvick led the last 159 laps and finished 0.567 seconds ahead of runner-up Joey Logano . "This thing was bad fast from the drop of the green flag," Harvick said after finishing off a spectacular victory burnout and exiting the car. "This is just one of those race tracks where I like the challenge of everything you get to do here." The only factors preventing Harvick from lapping the field -- or so it seemed -- were a pair of debris cautions, the first of which erased a four-second lead after Harvick had paced the field from Laps 37 through 72. The second caution flag, which flew on Lap 120, wiped out a Harvick advantage that was close to seven seconds. A light rain extended that second caution to 13 laps, but after a restart on Lap 134, it was more of the same. Harvick quickly pulled out to a lead of more than four seconds before a cycle of green-flag pit stops trimmed his advantage to two seconds over Logano, the only driver able to keep pace with Harvick throughout the closing laps. Kyle Larson ran third, followed by Kyle Busch and Elliott, who extended his series lead to 15 points over JR Motorsports teammate Regan Smith , who finished sixth. Logano's car came to life in the closing laps but not soon enough for him to catch Harvick. "I took off that last run and started to catch Kevin a little bit and then started to get too tight," Logano said. "He started driving away a little bit, and then the last six or seven laps, all of a sudden the light switch turned on and I started catching him. "I just ran out of time. I wish there were five or seven more laps, and I could have got to him and tried to do something with him. We were catching him two or three tenths (of a second) a lap there at the end and having some fun with it, but it was too little, too late." In Friday's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series time trials, Harvick won the Coors Light Pole Award for Sunday's Oral-B USA 500 at the 1.54-mile speedway. Though there are vast differences in the behavior of NNS versus Cup cars, Harvick's ability to run the bottom at Atlanta might be an indication of good things to come on Sunday. "I'm really happy with our car," Harvick said. "It's been good in every practice and obviously qualified well. You just have to have it all go your way. These races are hard to win, so we'll just enjoy this one tonight and go from there." MORE: READ: Latest NASCAR news WATCH: Latest NASCAR video PLAY: NASCAR Fantasy Live FOLLOW LIVE: Get RaceVie FULL SERIES COVERAGE • Latest news • Standings • Schedule
Rules infraction for No. 4 team a P3 penalty Daytona Beach, Fla. -- The No. 4 team that competes in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series has been penalized due to a rules infraction committed during the Aug. 10 race at Watkins Glen International. The infraction is a P3 level penalty and is outlined in Section 12-4.3 of the 2014 rule book: • A. Violation examples could include but are not limited to: • 1(c): Unapproved added weight and/or weight affixed improperly (e.g. Unapproved added weight (size and material); unapproved added weight location, but not of a nature rising to a higher numbered penalty. The infraction violates the following sections in the rule book: • 12-1 : Actions detrimental to stock car racing; • 20-2.3: Added car weight -- A. Any weight added to the car must be bolted inside the body shell in an approved weight container and in a position acceptable to NASCAR officials -- Added weight must be in block form of not less than five pound blocks (no pellets) and painted white with the car number or team identification permanently legible on it. As a result of this violation, crew chief Rodney Childers has been fined $25,000. ________________________________________________________________________________ Per Section 12-4.1 of the NASCAR rule book, a Warning has been issued to the No. 98 team for an infraction occurring on Aug. 8. The infraction was: • 20-16.6 : Fuel filler cans -- G . When adding or removing fuel to/from the car in the garage area, the car must be outside the garage structure. Multiple warnings issued to the same vehicle number/member within a given time period will result in one or more penalties in accordance to Section 12-4.1 of the rule book.
Two of his five career Sprint Cup wins at Thunder Valley came in 2009 Kyle Busch is the last driver to have completed a sweep of the Sprint Cup Series events at Bristol Motor Speedway . He did so in 2009, leading 446 of a possible 1,003 laps en route to the sweep. Busch is not the only driver to sweep both Sprint Cup events at Thunder Valley. Others that have done so: Fred Lorenzen (1964), David Pearson (1968), Bobby Allison (1972), Cale Yarborough (1974, 1976, 1977), Richard Petty (1975), Darrell Waltrip (1981, 1982, 1983), Dale Earnhardt (1985, 1987), Rusty Wallace (2000) and Kurt Busch (2003).
See where each driver will line up for qualifying RELATED: Play NASCAR Fantasy Live " Sign up for RaceView today # Car Driver Team 1 42 Kyle Larson # Target Chevrolet 2 18 Kyle Busch Doublemint Toyota 3 4 Kevin Harvick Jimmy John's Chevrolet 4 43 Aric Almirola STP Ford 5 98 Josh Wise Provident Metals Chevrolet 6 33 David Stremme Little Joe's Autos Chevrolet 7 31 Ryan Newman Caterpillar Chevrolet 8 38 David Gilliland MDS Ford 9 55 Brian Vickers Aaron's Dream Machine Toyota 10 37 Dave Blaney Accell Constuction Inc. Chevrolet 11 36 Reed Sorenson Chevrolet 12 13 Casey Mears GEICO Chevrolet 13 83 Ryan Truex Burger King Toyota 14 51 Justin Allgaier # Brandt Professional Agriculture Chevrolet 15 22 Joey Logano Shell Pennzoil Ford 16 66 Brett Moffitt Land Castle Title Toyota 17 48 Jimmie Johnson Lowe's Chevrolet 18 2 Brad Keselowski Wurth Ford 19 14 Jeff Burton Bass Pro Shops/Mobil 1 Chevrolet 20 9 Marcos Ambrose DeWalt Ford 21 20 Matt Kenseth Dollar General Toyota 22 23 Alex Bowman # Dr.Pepper Toyota 23 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Fifth Third/Ford EcoBoost Ford 24 1 Jamie McMurray McDonald's Chevrolet 25 24 Jeff Gordon Drive To End Hunger Chevrolet 26 15 Clint Bowyer 5-hour Energy Toyota 27 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Diet Mountain Dew Chevrolet 28 11 Denny Hamlin FedEx Ground Toyota 29 47 AJ Allmendinger Bush's Beans Chevrolet 30 7 Michael Annett # Pilot/Flying J Chevrolet 31 95 Michael McDowell Thrivent Financial Ford 32 3 Austin Dillon # Dow Great Stuff Chevrolet 33 32 JJ Yeley(i) Corvetteparts.net/Red Buck Premium Cigars Ford 34 41 Kurt Busch Haas Automation Chevrolet 35 16 Greg Biffle 3M Hire Our Heroes Ford 36 5 Kasey Kahne Great Clips Chevrolet 37 34 David Ragan Dockside Logistics Ford 38 27 Paul Menard Serta/Menards Chevrolet 39 26 Cole Whitt # Speed Stick Gear Toyota 40 78 Martin Truex Jr. Furniture Row Chevrolet 41 40 Landon Cassill(i) CRC 1-Tank Power Renew Chevrolet 42 10 Danica Patrick GoDaddy Chevrolet 43 99 Carl Edwards Fastenal Ford * Required to qualify on time, (i) Ineligible for driver points in this series MORE: READ: Latest NASCAR news WATCH: Latest NASCAR video PLAY: NASCAR Fantasy Live FOLLOW LIVE: Get RaceView
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