NNS: Freaky Fast; Harvick Rolls to Victory in Sponsor’s Race at Chicagoland

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JOLIET, Ill. — official release — Nick Laham/Getty Images photo — Kevin Harvick earned his fourth win of 2014 in the NASCAR Nationwide Series, leading 43 laps on his way to victory in the Jimmy John’s Freaky Fast 300 Powered by Coca-Cola at Chicagoland Speedway. The win was his third series triumph at the Joliet, Illinois facility, tying him with Kyle Busch …

NNS: Brian Scott Claims Third Coors Light Pole of 2014 in Chicago

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JOLIET, Ill. — staff report — Chris Graythen/NASCAR via Getty Images photo — Brian Scott soared to the top of the leaderboard on his first lap on Saturday to win the Coors Light Pole Award for the NASCAR Nationwide Series Jimmy John’s Freaky Fast 300 powered by Coca-Cola. Scott won the pole for the July race at Chicago earlier this season, making this …

AUDIO/FEATURE: Joey Gase Primed and Thankful for First Sprint Cup Start at Chicagoland

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JOLIET, Ill. — Audio and story by Managing Editor Jacob Seelman for Speed77 Radio and Race Chaser Online — Chris Seelman photo — It’s taken a lot of hard work and perseverance through a lot of on-track struggles, but 21-year-old Joey Gase will finally accomplish a lifelong dream on Sunday afternoon. Gase, a Cedar Rapids, Iowa native, will make his …

NNS PRACTICE: Brendan Gaughan Shows the Way in Nationwide Practice

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JOLIET, Ill. — staff report — Nick Laham/Getty Images photo — Looking to jumpstart his charge to the top of the Nationwide Series standings, Brendan Gaughan claimed the top showing in Friday’s practice for the Jimmy John’s Freaky Fast 300 powered by Coca-Cola (Saturday, 3:30 p.m. ET, ESPN2) at Chicagoland Speedway. The Richard Childress Racing driver topped defending race-winner Kyle Busch in the closing minutes of the session, running his 22nd …

AUDIO/FEATURE: Recent Success Paving Way for Expanded Opportunities for Ryan Blaney

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HIGH POINT, N.C. — Audio and story by Managing Editor Jacob Seelman for Speed77 Radio and Race Chaser Online — Patrick Smith/Getty Images North America photo — It’s been a pretty good three weeks to be Ryan Blaney and Team Penske. With wins in two of his last three NASCAR national series starts (at Bristol in the Nationwide Series and Canada …

NNS: For Third Through Sixth, Title Aspirations Are Not Lost Yet

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JOLIET, Ill. — official release — Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images North America photo — One thing is for certain in racing, you can count on the uncertainty. All it takes is a bad part, a bad shift on a restart or being collected in a multi-car accident and – poof – that comfortable points lead that was supposed to carry you to a …

NNS: JR Motorsports Conundrum; Only Room For One In Title Town

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MOORESVILLE, N.C. — official release — Matt Sullivan/Getty Images North America photo — For the first time, car owner Dale Earnhardt Jr. might be facing a problem most NASCAR Nationwide Series car owners would love to have – his two cars are battling for the title in the final races of the season. Earnhardt knows his biggest task will be trying to …

NNS: Jimmy John’s to Sponsor Harvick’s Nationwide Series Ride in Chicagoland

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MOORESVILLE, N.C. – official release — JRM photo — JR Motorsports announced Tuesday that Jimmy John’s, the gourmet sandwich shop with more than 1,900 locations across the United States, will be the primary sponsor on Kevin Harvick’s No. 5 Chevrolet in the Sept. 13 Jimmy John’s Freaky Fast 300 NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Chicagoland Speedway. Started by Jimmy John …