NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Race Information, Links and News

THE RACE: MyAFibStory.com 400

TRACK: Chicagoland Speedway

NASCAR Sprint Cup Race #27 of 36 for the 2014 season
Chase for the Sprint Cup race #1 of 10

Updated: often, leading up to the race

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Event Sched | Purse/Race Awards | TV / Re-airs | Radio
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Track/Race Info | Local Newspapers
Weather | Camping
Chassis | Goodyear Notes | Odds


Race: Sunday, September 14, 2014 in Joliet, IL

Title Sponsor: Janssen Pharmaceuticals / MyAFibStory.com

Scheduled Green Flag (approx): 2:16pm/et


Television Coverage/Re-air/TV Team


Radio Coverage


EVENT SCHEDULE
(Sprint Cup Series)

Times are local to the Track

Thursday, September 11
6:00 PM NSCS HAULERS ENTER

Friday, September 12
7:00 AM NSCS GARAGE OPENS & INSPECTION BEGINS
11:00 AM NSCS ROOKIE & SPOTTER MEETINGS & RANDOM DRAWING
12:00 - 1:30 PM NSCS PRACTICE
5:45 PM NSCS QUALIFYING
8:30 PM NSCS GARAGE CLOSES

Saturday, September 13
8:30 AM NSCS GARAGE OPENS
10:00 - 10:50 AM NSCS PRACTICE
1:00 - 1:50 PM NSCS FINAL PRACTICE
4:00 PM NSCS GARAGE CLOSES

Sunday, September 14
7:00 AM NSCS GARAGE OPENS
11:00 AM NSCS DRIVER/CREW CHIEFS MEETING
12:30 PM NSCS DRIVERS INTRODUCTION
1:00 PM NSCS RACE

NSCS = Sprint Cup Series
SUBJECT TO CHANGE

All times above are listed in LOCAL Time


PRACTICE & QUALIFYING
Dates / Times / TV coverage

(times in eastern time)
  • Practices:
    Friday, September 12, 1:00 - 2:30 pm/et, TV-FS1
    Saturday, September 13, 11:00 - 11:50 am/et, TV-FS1

  • Happy Hour 'Final' practice: Saturday, September 13, 2:00 - 2:50 pm/et, TV-FS2

  • Qualifying: group qualifying for positions 1-36, Friday, September 12 at 6:40 pm/et, TV-ESPN2, no re-air scheduled.


PURSE/RACE AWARD

2014: $6,148,103
2013: $6,100,486
2012: $6,037,930
2011: $5,906,054
2010: $6,012,504
2009: $6,182,706
2008: $6,134,923
2007: $6,056,938
2006: $6,014,007
2005: $5,845,750
2004: $5,756,382
2003: $5,106,510
2002: $4,491,173


TRACK/RACE NEWS

  • Track Specifications:
    1.5 mile tri-oval
    267 laps for 400.5 miles
    Banking:
    18 degrees in the turns
    11 degrees in the front stretch
    5 degrees in the back stretch
    Front stretch: 2,400 feet
    Back stretch: 1,700 feet
    Attendance: ~75,000 another 10,000 in the infield
    Opened: 2001

  • Race Festivities/Officials:
    Grand Marshal: 18-year-old pop sensation Austin Mahone
    Command to start engines: Austin Mahone
    Honorary Starter/Wave Green Flag: TBA
    Invocation: Glen Spoolstra, Raceway Ministries
    National Anthem: Jim Cornelison, the Chicago Blackhawks National Anthem singer
    Flyover: 4 T-34 Mentors & a L-17 Navion, Hooligans Flight Team

  • Track Websites & Social Media:
    Chicagoland Speedway
    ISC Motorsports
    Chicagoland Speedway - Facebook
    Chicagoland Speedway - Twitter
    Chicagoland Speedway - Instagram
    Chicagoland Speedway - YouTube
    Chicagoland Speedway - Flickr
    Chicagoland Speedway - Pinterest

  • September 2014: see the Richmond Race Info page

  • 2013 Race Winner: #20-Matt Kenseth, 125.855mph, started 10th

  • Race Speed Record: David Reutimann, 7/10/2010, 145.138

  • Slowest Race Record: Kevin Harvick, 2001, 121.200

  • Oldest Winner: Mark Martin, 50 years, 6 months, 2 days, 7/11/2009

  • Youngest Winner: Kyle Busch, 23 years, 2 months, and 10 days, 7/12/2008

  • 2013 Pole Winner: #22-Joey Logano, 189.414mph, finished 37th (engine)

  • Track Qualifying Record: Joey Logano, 189.414mph, 9/13/2013

  • Oldest Pole Winner: Jeff Burton, 39 years, 0 months, 10 days, 7/09/2006

  • Youngest Pole Winner: Joey Logano, 23 years, 3 months, and 19 days, 9/13/2013

  • Worst Starting Spot to Win: Kevin Harvick, started 32nd, 7/2002

  • Top 10 Driver Ratings at Chicago:
    #48-Jimmie Johnson 117.2
    #14-Tony Stewart 109.8
    #20-Matt Kenseth 105.4
    #18-Kyle Busch 102.7
    #24-Jeff Gordon 96.9
    #4-Kevin Harvick 96.4
    #55-Brian Vickers 95.0
    #2-Brad Keselowski 93.6
    #15-Clint Bowyer 91.4
    #99-Carl Edwards 90.1
    Note: Driver Ratings compiled from 2005-2013 races (nine total) among active drivers at Chicagoland Speedway.
    Formula combining the following categories: Win, Finish, Top-15 Finish, Average Running Position while on Lead Lap, Average Speed Under Green, Fastest Lap, Led Most Laps, Lead-Lap Finish. Maximum: 150 points per race.
    See an explanation how the Driver Rating is calculated at NASCAR.com.(NASCAR)

  • NASCAR Numbers:
    1,278: The combined number of laps led in 26 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races this season by Brad Keselowski, a career-best and most in the series thus far. Keselowski blew right through the 1,000-laps-led mark on Saturday night at Richmond, where he was out front for 383 laps, a record for a 400-lap race at the .75-mile short track.
    1: Of the 16 Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup drivers, the number who have been running at the finish of every race this season. That distinction belongs to Jeff Gordon, and it's no coincidence that Gordon was the regular-season points leader in the Cup series.
    400: The number of all-time wins by Team Penske following Keselowski's victory at Richmond. The Roger Penske-owned team will look to add to that total in the Chase as Keselowski and Joey Logano attempt to bring the organization its second NASCAR Sprint Cup title.
    2: The number of NASCAR Sprint Cup Series victories recorded at Chicagoland Speedway by Kevin Harvick, the only 2014 Chase driver with more than one triumph there. Harvick won back-to-back in 2001 and 2002. Non-Chaser Tony Stewart has three victories at the first playoff track.
    577: The number of laps led by Jimmie Johnson at Chicagoland Speedway, most ever for a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver. Only one problem: Johnson has never won at the 1.5-mile track. Doubtless he'd like to cross Chicagoland off his checklist on Sunday.(NASCAR)(9-9-2014)

  • Chicago Notes & Facts - Sunday - race:
    There have been 13 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races at Chicagoland Speedway, one race per season since the first event in 2001.
    108 drivers have competed in at least one NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Chicagoland Speedway; 84 in more than one.
    Only one NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race has resulted with a green-white-checkered finish at Chicagoland Speedway (Scheduled No. of Laps/Actual No. of Laps): 7/9/2006 (267/270).
    Since the advent of electronic scoring the closest margin of victory (MOV) in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series at Chicagoland Speedway was the July 12, 2008 race won by Kevin Harvick over Jimmie Johnson with a MOV of 0.159 second. It is the 75th closest finish scored by electronic scoring in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.
    Nine out of the 13 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races at Chicagoland Speedway have had a Margin of Victory less than a second.
    None of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races at Chicagoland Speedway have been shortened due to weather conditions.
    Joe Gibbs Racing has the most wins at Chicago in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series with four: Tony Stewart (two), Kyle Busch (one) and Matt Kenseth (one). Richard Childress Racing, Penske Racing and Hendrick Motorsports each have two.
    Three different manufacturers have won in the NSCS at Chicago; led by Chevrolet with eight victories; followed by Toyota with three and Dodge with two each. Ford has yet to win at Chicago.
    The deepest in the field that a race winner has started at Chicago is 32nd, by Kevin Harvick in 2002.
    (NASCAR)(9-14-2014)

  • Chicago Notes & Facts - Saturday - drivers:
    Eight drivers have competed in all 13 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series events at Chicagoland Speedway; four of which are Chase Contenders: Jeff Gordon, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Matt Kenseth, Kurt Busch and Kevin Harvick.
    10 different NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers have won at Chicagoland Speedway, led by Tony Stewart with three; followed by Kevin Harvick with two (first two series events at speedway).
    Six Chase Contenders are former winners at Chicagoland Speedway: Kevin Harvick, Kyle Busch, Jeff Gordon, Ryan Newman, Brad Keselowski and Dale Earnhardt Jr.
    Jimmie Johnson leads the series in runner-up finishes at Chicago with three; followed by Jeff Gordon and Matt Kenseth with two each.
    Kevin Harvick (2001, 2002) is the only driver to post consecutive NASCAR Sprint Cup Series wins at Chicagoland Speedway
    Kyle Busch swept the weekend at Chicagoland Speedway winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup and NASCAR Nationwide Series races in 2008.
    Tony Stewart leads the series in top-five finishes at Chicago with eight; followed by Jimmie Johnson and Kevin Harvick with seven each and Jeff Gordon with six.
    Jimmie Johnson and Tony Stewart lead the series in top-10 finishes at Chicago with 10 each; followed by Jeff Gordon, Kevin Harvick and Ryan Newman with eight each.
    Tony Stewart leads all active drivers in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series in average finishing position at 8.500.
    Jimmie Johnson leads all drivers in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series in laps led at Chicago with 537 laps led in 12 starts.
    Seven of the eight active NASCAR Sprint Cup Series winners at Chicagoland Speedway participated in at least one or more races before visiting Victory Lane. Kevin Harvick won at Chicago in his first two appearances (2001, 2002). Ryan Newman won in his second appearance (2003).
    Kurt Busch and Matt Kenseth lead the series among active drivers with the most NASCAR Sprint Cup Series starts at Chicago without visiting Victory Lane at 13.
    Two active NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers have posted their first career start at Chicagoland Speedway: Justin Allgaier (09/15/2013) and Josh Wise (9/19/2011).
    Danica Patrick is the only female driver that has competed at Chicagoland Speedway in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series; Shawna Robinson attempted to in 2001 but failed to qualify for the event.
    (NASCAR)(9-13-2014)

  • Chicago Notes & Facts - Friday - poles:
    Todd Bodine won the inaugural Coors Light pole at Chicago in 2001 with a speed of 183.717 mph.
    10 drivers have Coors Light poles at Chicago, led by Jimmie Johnson with two.
    Jimmie Johnson leads all active drivers in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series in average starting position at Chicago with a 7.667.
    One of the 13 (7.6%) NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races at Chicago have been won from the Coors Light pole; Kyle Busch in 2008.
    Five of the 13 (38.4%) NASCAR Sprint Cup races at Chicago have been won from a top-10 starting position.
    Three of the 13 (23.0%) NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races at Chicago have been won from a starting position outside the top 20.
    Qualifying has been cancelled due to weather conditions in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series at Chicagoland Speedway once - the 2008 event.
    (NASCAR)(9-12-2014)

  • Chicago Notes & Facts - Thursday - track history:
    Construction of the Chicagoland Speedway began in August 1999.
    The first NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Chicago was July 14, 2001.
    The first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race was held on July 15, 2001 - won by Kevin Harvick.
    This weekend marks the fourth year Chicagoland Speedway has been included in the 10-race Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup - Sept. 18, 2011.
    (NASCAR)(9-11-2014)

  • For news, stats, records and more about this race track, see: Jayski.com's Chicagoland Speedway Track News/Rumors/Links page


RACE RUNDOWN....news and links

  • Keselowski wins at Chicago: #2-Brad Keselowski won the MyAFibStory.com 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Chicagoland Speedway for his 5th win of the season, 2nd at Chicago and 15th career win. He took the lead with 16 laps to go when he passed #4-Harvick and #42-Larson who had been battling the lead. His win automatically moves him into the second round of the Chase for the Sprint Cup.
    #24-Gordon finished 2nd followed by #42-Larson, #22-Logano, #4-Harvick, #11-Hamlin, polesitter #18-Busch, #41-Busch, #1-McMurray, and #20 Kenseth.
    8 Chase drivers finished in the top 10 and 12 of them in the top 15. The worst finish by a Chase driver was #43-Almirola. He finished 40th after losing an engine while running in 6th place with 36 laps to go.
    There were 18 lead changes among 7 drivers. There were 6 cautions for 28 yellow flag laps.
    The average speed was 142.330mph.
    See unofficial race results, awards, money won, laps led, cautions and more on the Unofficial Race Results page (pdf) and check out the Penalty Report (pdf) and Lap Summary Report (pdf).
    See OFFICIAL race results & points standings on the Official Race & Points Report (pdf).(9-14-2014)

  • Where did the 16 Chase Drivers finish at Chicago?
    [by points standings before the race (start pos)]
    1) #2-Brad Keselowski, 1st (25)
    2) #24-Jeff Gordon, 2nd (8)
    3) #88-Dale Earnhardt Jr., 11th (13)
    4) #48-Jimmie Johnson, 12th (7)
    5) #22-Joey Logano, 4th (28)
    6) #4-Kevin Harvick, 5th (12)
    7) #99-Carl Edwards, 20th (3)
    8) #18-Kyle Busch, 7th (1)
    9) #11-Denny Hamlin, 6th (24)
    10) #41-Kurt Busch, 8th (14)
    11) #5-Kasey Kahne, 13th (19)
    12) #43-Aric Almirola, 41st (23) engine
    13) #47-A.J. Allmendinger, 22nd (17)
    14) #20-Matt Kenseth, 10th (5)
    15) #16-Greg Biffle, 23rd (20)
    16) #31-Ryan Newman, 15th (2)
    (9-14-2014)

  • Race Fast Facts - Chicago:
    Brad Keselowski won the 14th Annual MyAFibStory.com 400, his 15th victory in 188 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races.
    This is his fifth victory and 14th top-10 finish in 2014.
    This is his second victory and fourth top-10 finish in six races at Chicagoland Speedway.
    Jeff Gordon (second) posted his ninth top-10 finish in 14 races at Chicagoland Speedway. It is his 18th top-10 finish in 2014.
    Kyle Larson (third) posted his first top-10 finish in one races at Chicagoland Speedway.
    Kyle Larson (third) was the highest finishing rookie.
    Brad Keselowski leads the point standings by 7 points over Jeff Gordon.
    (NASCAR Integrated Sports Marketing)(9-14-2014)

  • 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Chase Standings:
    [after Chicago, race 27 of 36]
    1) #2-Brad Keselowski [5 wins], 2059 points Will advance to next Chase round
    2) #24-Jeff Gordon [3 wins] 2052, -7
    3) #22-Joey Logano [3 wins] 2049, -10
    4) #4-Kevin Harvick [2 wins] 2047, -12
    5) #88-Dale Earnhardt Jr. [3 wins] 2042, -17
    6) #11-Denny Hamlin [1 win] 2041, -18
    7) #18-Kyle Busch [1 win] 2041, -18
    8) #48-Jimmie Johnson [3 wins] 2041, -18
    9) #41-Kurt Busch [1 win] 2039, -20
    8) #20-Matt Kenseth, 2034, -25
    11) #5-Kasey Kahne [1 win] 2034, -25
    12) #99-Carl Edwards [2 wins] 2030, -29
    Bottom 4 drivers will be eliminated from the Chase after Dover:
    13) #31-Ryan Newman, 2029, -30
    14) #47-A.J. Allmendinger [1 win] 2025, -34
    15) #16-Greg Biffle, 2021, -38
    16) #43-Aric Almirola [1 win] 2007, -52
    (ties are broken by wins, 2nds, 3rds, etc)
    See UNOFFICIAL drivers championship points standings on the Unofficial Drivers Points Standings (pdf).
    See the UNOFFICIAL owner points standings on the Unofficial Owners Points Standings page (pdf).
    See OFFICIAL race results & points standings on the Official Race & Points Report (pdf).(9-14-2014)

  • 2014 Sprint Cup Driver Points Standings (not the Chase):
    [after Chicago, race 27 of 36]
    1) #24-Jeff Gordon(X)957
    2) #88-Dale Earnhardt Jr.(X) 916, -41
    3) #2-Brad Keselowski(X) 877, -80
    4) #22-Joey Logano(X) 869, -88
    5) #48-Jimmie Johnson(X) 834, -123
    6) #20-Matt Kenseth(X) 831, -126
    7) #4-Kevin Harvick(X) 829, -128
    8) #31-Ryan Newman(X) 811, -146
    9) #99-Carl Edwards(X) 801, -156
    10) #42-Kyle Larson 779, -178
    (X) = in the Chase.
    See UNOFFICIAL drivers championship points standings on the Unofficial Drivers Points Standings (pdf).
    See the UNOFFICIAL owner points standings on the Unofficial Owners Points Standings page (pdf).
    See OFFICIAL race results & points standings on the Official Race & Points Report (pdf).(9-14-2014)

  • Chicago Rookie of the Year Race Results & Points:
    #42-Larson, finished 3rd, 18 rookie points
    #3-Dillon, 16th, 9
    #51-Allgaier, 27th, 8
    #26-Whitt, 30th, 7
    #23-Bowman, 35th, 6
    #7-Annett, 40th, 5
    #83-Truex, 42nd, 4
    Kligerman, Did Not Race
    See the 2014 Rookie of the Year page for rules, standings and more.(9-14-2014)

  • Lucky Dogs - Who got a lap back on each caution at Chicago: (and their finish)
    Caution 1: #14-Stewart, 18th
    Caution 2: #41-Busch,8th
    Caution 3: #5-Kahne, 13th
    Caution 4: #78-Truex, Jr., 14th
    Caution 5: #10-Patrick, 19th
    Caution 6: #31-Newman, 15th
    (9-14-2014)

  • Race Coverage of the MyAFibStory.com 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Chicagoland Speedway is scheduled for Sunday, September 14, 2014.
    Television (TV): ESPN at 2:00 pm/et; Pre-Race show at 1:00pm/et; green flag approx. 2:16pm/et
    Radio: Motor Racing Network (MRN) and Sirius XM Satellite NASCAR Radio 90
    Scheduled Race Re-Airs: Sunday, September 14, 11:30pm/et, ESPN2

  • Pit Stall Selections: The selections of pit stalls for the MyAFibStory.com 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Chicagoland Speedway have been made.
    Pole sitter #18-Busch chose pit stall 1 [as do most pole sitters].
    Outside pole sitter #31-Newman took pit stall 8, the first pit stall with an opening in front of it.
    #99-Edwards, who starts 3rd took the 43rd and final pit stall.
    To see where the drivers/teams pit stall is, see the pit selection chart on the Pit Stall Selection chart.(9-13-2014)

  • Links to results, practices, qualifying PDF's: (will be added as available)
    Official Race & Points Report
    Race Results
    Drivers Points
    Owners Points
    Lap Summary Report
    Penalty Report
    Happy Hour Practice Speeds
    Practice 2 Speeds
    Pitstalls
    Starting Lineup
    Practice 1 Speeds
    Qualifying Order
    Final Entry List Preliminary Entry List

  • NASCAR Green-White-Checkered Race Procedure: NASCAR allows a maximum of three restart attempts prior to the White Flag under NASCAR's Green-White-Checkered flag finish. If the leader has taken the White Flag and the caution flag is displayed, the field is frozen and the race will not be restarted. Previously, there was only one restart attempt. The procedure applies to all three national series. See rule and notes on the Green-White-Checker rule page.

  • See Jayski's - 2014 Sprint Cup Race Results Page for pole winner, race winner with speed and starting/finishing position, links to race results, drivers & owners points, pit stall selections, qualifying results/starting lineup and practice speeds as well as link to race track and race information page for each race


QUALIFYING INFO, PRACTICE SPEED and ENTRIES
info, news, speeds and links

  • Final practice for the MyAFibStory.com 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Chicagoland Speedway is over after 50 scheduled minutes, the top-five, slowest and notes:
    #99-Edwards 186.413
    #2-Keselowski 186.335
    #42-Larson 185.918
    #48-Johnson 185.835
    #10-Patrick 185.618
    slowest: #33-Kvapil 178.879 & #32-Gase 176.742.
    See fastest speeds, laps run, best 10 consecutive lap average on the Chicago Final Practice speeds page (pdf).(9-13-2014)

  • First Saturday practice for the MyAFibStory.com 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Chicagoland Speedway is over after 50 scheduled minutes, the top-five, slowest and notes:
    #27-Menard 188.772
    #5-Kahne 187.780
    #4-Harvick 187.709
    #24-Gordon 187.624
    #99-Edwards 187.370
    slowest: #66-Nemechek 178.353 & #32-Gase 174.053.
    notes: #42-Larson hit the wall early and the team will have to go to a backup car.
    See fastest speeds, laps run, best 10 consecutive lap average on the Chicago Practice 2 speeds page (pdf).(9-13-2014)

  • Qualifying rained out; Kyle Busch on Chicago pole: #18-Kyle Busch will start from the pole for the MyAFibStory.com 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Chicagoland Speedway after rain forced NASCAR to cancel qualifying. The lineup was set according to speeds from the first practice session.
    #31-Newman will start on the outside pole, followed by #99-Edwards, #17-Stenhouse, Jr., #20-Kenseth, #15-Bowyer, #48-Johnson, #24-Gordon, #27-Menard, and #42-Larson.
    Missing the race were: none. Only 43 cars entered.
    See the starting lineup on the Chicago Starting Lineup / Qualifying Page.(9-12-2014)

  • Where the 2014 Sprint Cup Chase Drivers will start at Chicago:
    [listed by driver points position]
    1) #2-Brad Keselowski, 25th
    2) #24-Jeff Gordon, 8th
    3) #88-Dale Earnhardt Jr., 13th
    4) #48-Jimmie Johnson, 7th
    5) #22-Joey Logano, 28th
    6) #4-Kevin Harvick, 12th
    7) #99-Carl Edwards, 3rd
    8) #18-Kyle Busch, 1st
    9) #11-Denny Hamlin, 24th
    10) #41-Kurt Busch, 14th
    11) #5-Kasey Kahne, 19th
    12) #43-Aric Almirola, 23rd
    13) #47-A.J. Allmendinger, 17th
    14) #20-Matt Kenseth, 5th
    15) #16-Greg Biffle, 20th
    16) #31-Ryan Newman, 2nd
    (9-12-2014)

  • Friday practice for the MyAFibStory.com 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Chicagoland Speedway is over, after 90 scheduled minutes, the top-five, slowest and notes:
    #18-Busch 191.442
    #31-Newman 191.042
    #99-Edwards 191.022
    #17-Stenhouse, Jr. 191.002
    #20-Kenseth 190.900
    slowest: #33-Kvapil 181.659 & #32 Gase 176.956.
    notes: There is an increasing chance of rain this afternoon. If qualifying were to be cancelled (6:45pm/et today on ESPN2), this practice would set the starting lineup.
    See fastest speeds, laps run, best 10 consecutive lap average on the Chicago Practice 1 speeds page (pdf).(9-12-2014)

  • Coverage of Qualifying for the MyAFibStory.com 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Chicagoland Speedway is scheduled for Friday, September 12, 2014 at 6:40pm/et.
    Television (TV): ESPN2, 6:30pm/et
    Radio: Live online at Motor Racing Network (MRN)
    Scheduled Qualifying Re-Air: none

  • Qualifying Order for the MyAFibStory.com 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Chicagoland Speedway is posted. 43 cars/drivers are listed.
    The first of the drivers scheduled to go out is #16-Biffle.
    The final driver scheduled to go out is #66-Nemechek.
    Qualifying order is set by a random draw, held about an hour before the first practice.
    See the full qualifying order on the Chicago Qualifying Page.(9-12-2014)

  • Entry List for the MyAFibStory.com 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Chicagoland Speedway is posted, 43 teams/drivers [for 43 spots] are listed, including: #32-Joey Gase, #33-Kvapil [was Stremme], #37-Bliss, #66-Nemechek, #95-McDowell.
    Since only 43 cars are entered, all drivers will make the race.
    See the full entry list at my Jayski's Chicago Entry List

  • For the new group qualifying rules and format, see my Qualifying Rules page

  • How to Calculate Track Speeds: use the formula Speed = Distance divided by Time. Distance is Track Length, and Lap Time into Hours. Once hour is 3600 seconds, so the calculation for a 48 second lap at Daytona(2.5 miles) would be: Speed = 2.5 x (3600/48), = 2.5 x 75 = 187.500mph. For a 19 second lap at Bristol(.533 miles): Speed = .533 x (3600/19), = .533 x 189.474 = a speed of 100.990mph

  • 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Chase Standings:
    [after Richmond, race 26 of 36]
    1) #2-Brad Keselowski [4 wins], 2012 points
    2) #24-Jeff Gordon [3 wins] 2009, -3
    3) #88-Dale Earnhardt Jr. [3 wins] 2009, -3
    4) #48-Jimmie Johnson [3 wins] 2009, -3
    5) #22-Joey Logano [3 wins] 2009, -3
    6) #4-Kevin Harvick [2 wins] 2006, -6
    7) #99-Carl Edwards [2 wins] 2006, -6
    8) #18-Kyle Busch [1 win] 2003, -9
    9) #11-Denny Hamlin [1 win] 2003, -9
    10) #41-Kurt Busch [1 win] 2003, -9
    11) #5-Kasey Kahne [1 win] 2003, -9
    12) #43-Aric Almirola [1 win] 2003, -9
    13) #47-A.J. Allmendinger [1 win] 2003, -9
    14) #20-Matt Kenseth, 2000, -12
    15) #16-Greg Biffle, 2000, -12
    16) #31-Ryan Newman, 2000, -12
    (ties are broken by wins, 2nds, 3rds, etc)
    See the Chase Points Standings page (pdf).(9-6-2014)

  • 2014 Sprint Cup Driver Points Standings (not the Chase):
    [after Richmond, race 26 of 36]
    1) #24-Jeff Gordon(X) [3 wins], 914
    2) #88-Dale Earnhardt Jr.(X) [3 wins], 883, -31
    3) #2-Brad Keselowski(X) [4 wins], 830, -84
    4) #22-Joey Logano(X) [3 wins], 829, -85
    5) #48-Jimmie Johnson(X) [3 wins], 802, -112
    6) #20-Matt Kenseth(X), 797, -117
    7) #4-Kevin Harvick(X) [2 wins], 788, -126
    8) #31-Ryan Newman(X), 782, -132
    9) #99-Carl Edwards(X) [2 wins], 777, -137
    10) #16-Greg Biffle(X), 746, -168
    (X) = in the Chase.
    See UNOFFICIAL drivers championship points standings on the Unofficial Drivers Points Standings (pdf).
    See the UNOFFICIAL owner points standings on the Unofficial Owners Points Standings page (pdf).
    See OFFICIAL race results & points standings on the Official Race & Points Report (pdf).(9-6-2014)


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Some Chassis Selections and Notes by Teams for this race

  • Chassis selections for this weeks race: see the list of many teams [that report or post them] and what chassis were selected by the team to run in the MyAFibStory.com 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Chicagoland Speedway:

    #1-Jamie McMurray: chassis not reported on race preview.
    #2-Brad Keselowski: Primary Chassis: PRS-924. Last Raced: New Chassis. Backup Chassis: PRS-902. Last Raced: Sonoma (finished 16th as No. 22)
    #3-Austin Dillon: Dillon will pilot Chassis No. 481 in the Myafibstory.com 400 at Chicagoland Speedway. This is the same Chevrolet SS that Dillon raced to a 22nd-place finish at Michigan International Speedway in August and a 10th-place finish at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in July.
    #4-Kevin Harvick: Chassis No. 4-899: Kevin Harvick will pilot Chassis No. 4-899 in Sunday's MyAFibStory.com 400 at Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, Illinois. Built new for 2014, Chassis 4-899 tested at Chicagoland Speedway on Aug. 25 and 26. Chassis 4-899 will make its Sprint Cup race debut Sunday.
    #5-Kasey Kahne: Crew chief Kenny Francis has selected Hendrick Motorsports Chassis No. 5-896 for Sunday's race at Chicagoland. This chassis is brand new and has never been raced.
    #7-Michael Annett: chassis not reported on race preview.
    #9-Marcos Ambrose: chassis not reported on race preview.
    #10-Danica Patrick: Chassis No. 10-837: Chassis No. 10-837 debuted in May at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, where Patrick had one of the best outings of her career as she started ninth and finished seventh. Its next event was in June at Kentucky Speedway in Sparta, where she started 10th and finished 21st. Chassis No. 10-837 was then tested Aug. 25 and 26 at Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, Illinois.
    #15-Clint Bowyer: Chassis No. 802 serves as the primary chassis for Bowyer at Chicagoland. This chassis raced at Las Vegas (23rd), Texas (8th), Showdown/All Star (1st/7th), Chicagoland test (August 25 and 26). Chassis No. 804 serves as the back-up chassis. This chassis raced earlier this year at Bristol (15th) and Darlington (12th).
    #16-Greg Biffle: Primary Chassis: RK-908 Last ran Michigan - finished 10th. Backup Chassis: RK-890 Last ran Pocono - finished 5th.
    #17-Ricky Stenhouse Jr.: Primary Chassis: RK- 929 - new chassis. Backup Chassis: RK-877 - last ran at Loudon - finished ninth.
    #18-Kyle Busch: chassis not reported on race preview.
    #20-Matt Kenseth: chassis not reported on race preview.
    #22-Joey Logano: Primary Chassis: PRS-923. Last Raced New Chassis. Backup Chassis: PRS-901. Last Raced: Sonoma (finished 22nd as No. 2)
    #24-Jeff Gordon: #24 crew chief Alan Gustafson has selected Hendrick Motorsports Chassis No. 24-907 for this Sunday's race. This chassis is brand new and has never been raced.
    #27-Paul Menard: will utilize chassis No. 480 during the 400-mile event at Chicagoland Speedway. This No. 27 Chevrolet SS has seen the track two times in 2014, once at Indianapolis Motor Speedway where Menard started 29th and finished 34th, then again in August at Michigan International Speedway where he started seventh and finished fourth.
    #31-Ryan Newman: will drive chassis No. 479 in Sunday's 400-mile event. This chassis was utilized earlier this season at Michigan International Speedway (Start: 12th / Finish: 9th) and Indianapolis Motor Speedway (Start: 4th / Finish: 11th).
    #34-David Regan: chassis not reported on race preview.
    #38-David Gilliland: chassis not reported on race preview.
    #41-Kurt Busch: Chassis No. 748: Kurt Busch will pilot Chassis No. 748 in Sunday's MyAFibStory.com 400 at Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, Illinois. Formerly a No. 39 chassis for Stewart-Haas Racing (SHR), Chassis No. 748 made its lone start of the 2014 season at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California in March, where Busch started 17th and finished third to record his first top-five finish as an SHR driver. Since then, Chassis No. 748 received body updates and was utilized for a test session at Chicagoland last month.
    #42-Kyle Larson: chassis not reported on race preview.
    #43-Aric Almirola: chassis not reported on race preview.
    #47-A.J. Allmendinger: chassis not reported on race preview.
    #48-Jimmie Johnson: Chad Knaus has selected Hendrick Motorsports Chassis No. 48-891 for this weekend's event in Chicago. This chassis last saw action with a ninth-place finish in Michigan. The backup car is Chassis No. 48-799, which last saw on-track action at Kansas Speedway in May when Johnson finished ninth. Teams carry a third car for Chase races and Knaus selected No. 48-797, which Johnson drove to a fourth-place finish in Atlanta last month.
    #51-Justin Allgaier: chassis not reported on race preview.
    #55-Brian Vickers: Primary: 803 finished fourth in Texas and 19th at Indy. Backup: 801 finished 13th at Las Vegas.
    #78-Martin Truex Jr.: chassis not reported on race preview.
    #88-Dale Earnhardt Jr.: Crew chief Steve Letarte and the No. 88 team will unload Hendrick Motorsports Chassis No. 88-877 this weekend at Chicago. Earnhardt most recently raced this chassis to a fifth-place finish at Michigan International Speedway last month.
    (from numerous team PR's/sites)(9-11-2014)


Goodyear Tires Notes / Fast Facts

  • Tire: Goodyear Eagle Speedway Radials

  • Set limits:
    Sprint Cup: 5 sets for practice/qualifying and 10 sets for the race

  • Tire Codes:
    Left-side -- D-4392; Right-side -- D-4618

  • Tire Circumference:
    Left-side -- 87.40 in. (2,220 mm);
    Right-side -- 88.46 in. (2,247 mm)

  • Technical Inspection Inflation:
    Left Front -- 30 psi; Left Rear -- 30 psi
    Right Front -- 48 psi; Right Rear -- 45 psi

  • Minimum Recommended Inflation:
    Left Front -- 23 psi; Left Rear -- 21 psi;
    Right Front -- 48 psi; Right Rear -- 44 psi

  • Notes: While teams in all three NASCAR series in action at Chicagoland this week will run the same left-side tire code, Sprint Cup teams will run their own right-side tire code . . . Sprint Cup teams have run this left-side code (D-4392) at Chicagoland since 2011 . . . they have also run this left-side at Texas and Darlington earlier this season . . . this is the first time they have run this right-side code (D-4618) at Chicagoland, though they did run it earlier this season at Texas . . . this right-side tire employs Goodyear's multi-zone tread technology, which combines two distinct tread compounds on the same tire -- one on the inboard two inches of the tread for endurance and heat resistance, and one on the outboard 10 inches of the tread for traction . . . this tire combination was confirmed at a Goodyear test at Chicagoland on June 10 . . . teams and drivers participating in that test were No. 11 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota with Denny Hamlin, No. 22 Penske Racing Ford with Joey Logano, No. 27 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet with Paul Menard and No. 48 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet with Jimmie Johnson . . . as on all NASCAR ovals greater than one mile in length, teams are required to run inner liners in all four tire positions at Chicagoland . . . air pressure in those inner liners should be 12-25 psi greater than that of the outer tire.


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