Tuesday, October 7, 2014

2014 #NASCAR Chase Grid

Logano Wins Peace Of Mind 

Joey Logano, driver of the #22 Shell-Pennzoil Ford, celebrates in Victory Lane the #NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Hollywood Casino 400
Joey Logano, driver of the #22 Shell-Pennzoil Ford, celebrates in
Victory Lane the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Hollywood Casino 400


*Challenger Round
*Contender Round
Eliminator Round
Championship Round
1. Brad Keselowski
2. Joey Logano
3. Kevin Harvick 1. Joey Logano
4. Jimmie Johnson 2. Kyle Busch
5. Kyle Busch 3. Carl Edwards 1. Joey Logano
6. Dale Earnhardt Jr. 4. Ryan Newman 2.
7. Jeff Gordon 5. Denny Hamlin 3. 1.
8. Matt Kenseth 6. Kevin Harvick 4. 2.
9. Carl Edwards 7. Matt Kenseth 5. 3.
10. AJ Allmendinger 8. Jeff Gordon 6. 4.
11. Kasey Kahne 9. Kasey Kahne 7.
12. Ryan Newman 10. Brad Keselowski 8.
13. Denny Hamlin 11. Dale Earnhardt Jr.
14. Greg Biffle 12. Jimmie Johnson
15. Kurt Busch
16. Aric Almirola

3 Races / 12 Drivers

  • Kansas - 10/5  (Winner - Joey Logano)
  • Charlotte - 10/11 
  • Talladega - 10/19 

Fast Facts: The Top 12 drivers will vie for the 8 spots available in the Eliminator Round. Contender Round drivers who win a race in this round automatically advance to the next round.

The rest of the Top 8 will be set by points and all drivers who advance will have their points reset to 4,000.

The Bottom Three:

A trio of Chase favorites in six-time and defending champion Jimmie Johnson, 2012 champion Brad Keselowski and three-time 2014 winner Dale Earnhardt Jr. all succumbed to issues relatively early in the race, ending any hope of a solid run at the 1.5-mile speedway.

Crew members work on the car of Dale Earnhardt Jr., driver of the #88 Diet  Mountain Dew Chevrolet
Crew members work on the car of Dale Earnhardt Jr., driver of the #88 Diet
 Mountain Dew Chevrolet, after crashing due to a tire failure during the
NASCAR  Sprint Cup Series Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway.

Jimmie Johnson tangled with Greg Biffle and wrecked hard at Kansas.

A really big hit in the championship points, Johnson said after walking from the infield care center. So we'll try to get the car back on the track, run some laps and get a few points if we can. This just puts a premium on next week and going forward.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. wrecked while leading in Sunday's Hollywood Casino 400, scraping the Turn 4 wall hard in the 122nd lap as his right front tire unraveled.

I don't know; just the whole surface of the tire unwound like a string, Earnhardt said after emerging from the wreck. It just came off the tire and it popped off the corner. I felt it coming apart through the corner and the surface of the tire is gone. The whole cap came off. Must have been a recap.

Brad Keselowski blew a right front tire on lap 160, rocketed into the turn two wall and finished the race in thirty-sixth.

We blew a right front tire, said Keselowski,   I’m not sure why. We didn’t have an aggressive setup or anything. We just blew a tire. It was just Russian roulette, and it was our turn.

Logano Photo Credit:Brian Lawdermilk/NASCAR via Getty Images 
 Dale Jr. Photo Credit: Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images

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