Tag:Bank of America 500
Posted on: October 13, 2011 8:38 pm
Edited on: October 14, 2011 6:27 am

Tony Stewart rolls to Charlotte pole

By Pete Pistone


Tony Stewart scored his first career Sprint Cup Series pole at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Thursday night.

Stewart's lap of 191.959 mph earned him the top spot for Saturday night's Bank of America 500.

Matt Kenseth, Carl Edwards, A.J. Allmendinger and Greg Biffle rounded out the first five qualifiers.

Other Chase drivers in Saturday's field include Ryan Newman (6th), Jimmie Johnson (9th), Kevin Harvick (14th), Dale Earnhardt Jr. (15th), Denny Hamlin (17th), Kurt Busch (20th), Jeff Gordon (24th), Kyle Busch (25th) and Brad Keselowski (26th).

Sprint Cup teams will have two practice sessions on Friday.

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Posted on: October 13, 2011 6:16 pm

Carl Edwards believes teamwork has limits

By Pete Pistone

Carl Edwards brings the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series lead into Saturday night's Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway but thinks there is a line between teammates helping each other on the race track or in the title fight:


“I think there are limitations.  If people are bringing out cautions on purpose, stuff like that.  I think NASCAR is very, very aware of that possibility and I think they’re watching it very closely.  I don’t know what they would do, but that possibility is there and it’s real.  We haven’t asked any of our teammates or entered into any of those discussions, but if you can affect the outcome of a race or a championship by doing that, there are gonna be people who try it and people who do it.  I just hope that NASCAR keeps that out of it because once you start going down that road, I think it becomes very difficult to run your race.  I hope that doesn’t become a part of it.”

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Posted on: October 13, 2011 5:51 pm

Kahne leads first Charlotte practice

By Pete Pistone


Kasey Kahne continued his late season surge by leading the way in Thursday's first Sprint Cup Series practice at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

Kahne, who finished second to Jimmie Johnson last Sunday at Kansas Speedway, turned a lap of 191.455 mph in his Team Red Bull Toyota to pace the field.

Paul Menard, Greg Biffle, Mark Martin and Regan Smith were the fast five.

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series qualifying for Saturday night's Bank of America 500 is slated for 7:10 p.m. ET.

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Posted on: October 11, 2011 11:15 am

Kenseth lands Charlotte sponsor

Posted by Pete Pistone

From News Release

CONCORD, N.C. (Oct. 11, 2011) --- Roush Fenway Racing is proud to announce a new primary sponsorship for 2003 Sprint Cup Series Champion, Matt Kenseth, and his No. 17 team on behalf of Fluidmaster®  for this weekend’s Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.  The sponsorship is the first of its kind for Fluidmaster® and is a true testament to the appeal of sponsorship in NASCAR serving as a way to connect companies with customers.

“It’s always exciting to introduce a new partner to the sport,” said Kenseth, driver of the No. 17 Fluidmaster® Ford.  “It shows that companies recognize the loyalty in our sport between sponsors and customers, and we’re proud to have Fluidmaster® joining the No. 17 team this weekend at Charlotte.” 

After researching the opportunity to participate in this weekend’s Sprint Cup Series race, Fluidmaster® recognized the strong appeal of motorsports racing among its key professional plumbing customers as well as do-it-yourselfers worldwide.

“It will be thrilling for our loyal customers, employees and other business partners to watch Matt Kenseth and the No. 17 Fluidmaster® Ford race to the finish line Saturday night,” said Robert Anderson Schoepe, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Fluidmaster, Inc.  “This event symbolizes the global race we are in to maintain our industry leadership position, and we’re in it to win it.”

“This event is also significant for us as it coincides with the introduction of our innovative water saving DUO FLUSH™ line of products,” said Scott McDonald, VP of Marketing for Fluidmaster. 

DUO FLUSH™ converts existing toilet installations into water saving dual flush systems, capable of saving up to 45% of the water normally used to flush liquid waste. Fluidmaster’s new design features easy adjust dials conveniently located on top of the valve which allow the user to set the optimal water usage for their specific toilet.  The user can then simply lift up the handle for a half flush or push down for a full flush.  Additional details, including an online calculator to estimate annual water and dollar savings for specific home conditions can be found via smart phones or computers at www.duoflush.com.

Kenseth has achieved two wins, nine top-five finishes and 17 top-10 finishes this season in the NASCAR Sprint Cup series within the first 30 races of the year, and is currently fifth in the Chase driver point standings. 

The premiere of the No. 17 Fluidmaster® Ford Fusion will take place on October 15, 2011 for the Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway and the fifth race of the 2011 Chase for the Sprint Cup.  The Bank of America 500 will be broadcast on ABC Saturday, October 15th with television coverage beginning at 7:30 pm EDT and radio coverage provided by the Performance Racing Network.

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