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Salem-News.com (Aug-16-2014 07:25)

Jeff Gordon on Pole in Michigan; Sets New Track Record

Joey Logano will start second, followed by Carl Edwards, Brian Vickers, and Brad Keselowski round out the top five.

(BROOKLYN, Mich. ) - Jeff Gordon With a lighting fast new track record at Michigan International Speedway, Jeff Gordon earned his second consecutive NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Coors Light pole of the season Friday afternoon after turning a lap of 34.857 seconds at 206.558 miles per hour, ahead of Sunday's Pure Michigan 400 (1:00 p.m. ET on ESPN).

Gordon crushed fellow Chevrolet driver Kevin Harvick's track record by three tenths of a second at the two-mile oval set just two months ago. Gordon's qualifying lap was the seventh-fastest pole-winning speed in Sprint Cup history.

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Salem-News.com (Aug-03-2014 17:30)

NASCAR: Dale Earnhardt Jr. Gets Season Sweep at Pocono

Almost from the outset, Sunday’s 400-miler was a battle of pit strategies regarding fuel strategy and tires.

(LONG POND, Pa.) - Dale Earnhardt Jr Dale Earnhardt Jr. realized that it took a bit of luck for him to win at Pocono Raceway in June.

Benefitting from impeccable pit strategy, Earnhardt led the final 14 laps and a car with the performance to hold off Kevin Harvick on a restart with three laps to go to ring up his third victory of the 2014 season in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series GoBowling.com 400.

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Salem-News.com (Jun-22-2014 16:24)

Edwards Gets First Road Course Win at Sonoma

Edwards held off Jeff Gordon by .592 seconds.

(SONOMA, Calif. ) - Carl Edwards Carl Edwards won the Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Sonoma Raceway on Sunday, marking the first road course victory of his career.

Edwards, who led 26 laps, became the fifth multi-race winner of 2014; he also won at Bristol in March. Edwards now has 23 Sprint Cup Series wins in his career.

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Salem-News.com (Jun-14-2014 15:20)

Kevin Harvick Sets MIS Track Record to Win Pole

Jeff Gordon, Dale Earnhardt, Aric Almirola, and Paul Menard at 203.040 round out the top five.

(BROOKLYN, Mich.) - Kevin Harvick won the pole for the Quicken Loans 400 with a track record speed of 204.557 miles per hour.

He easily surpassed the former record of 203.949 mph established by Joey Logano in preparation for the Pure Michigan 400 last August at MIS.

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Salem-News.com (Jun-08-2014 13:53)

NASCAR: Dale Jr. Hangs On After Late Pass to Win at Pocono

It was Earnhardt Jr.'s second win of the season and his first-ever win at the Tricky Triangle.

(LONG POND, Pa.) - Dale Earnhardt Jr. passed Brad Keselowski with five laps to go and held on to win the Pocono 400 at Pocono Raceway on Sunday.

Joining Earnhardt Jr. and Keselowski in the top five were Kurt Busch, Denny Hamlin and Sunoco Rookie of the Year contender Kyle Larson.

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