2014 Fan Favorite Driver Contest Polls

77LateRestartToDecideChampionWelcome to the 2014 Fan Favorite Driver Contest! Bookmark this page as all polls will be posted here throughout the tournament. Find the current poll below and vote for your favorite driver as many times as you would like! (A voting limit will appear after a certain number of votes)

Photo Credit: Patrick Smith

2014 Fan Favorite Driver Contest

kCq9tt-nFor the fourth consecutive year, Turn 4 Racing News presents the Fan Favorite Driver Contest. The contests’ original purpose was to make the off-season move a little quicker, and it continues to do so each December.

This bracket-style tournament is designed to allow the most dedicated fans in the sport to vote for their favorite driver. While NASCAR’s Most Popular Driver award has been won by Dale Earnhardt Jr. for the past 12 seasons, this Past Winners Inforgraphcontest has yet to produce a repeat victor. It allows fans to carry their favorite through the tournament by voting in each round. The ultimate winner may not be the most well liked, however their fans will have proven to be the most dedicated. (more…)

Picture Perfect: The 2014 Season in Photos

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The 2014 NASCAR season was one to remember. Through action, drama, and intensity, each race featured excitement around every corner. From the drop of the green flag in Daytona back in February, to the final checkered-flag in Miami a few weeks back – many memorable moments came out of the last nine months.

Some of the most popular include Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s Daytona 500 victory, Chase Elliott rising to fame with three NASCAR Nationwide Series victories and a championship, and the next generation of drivers succeeding in the Camping World Truck Series. Whichever highlight happens to be your favorite, it likely was captured in a photo. Relive one of the most exciting seasons the sport has ever seen through these pictures. (more…)

Passion, Intensity Create Thrilling Finale and Crown a Deserving Champion

KHChampEvery hope and vision NASCAR had for the newly formatted Chase for the Sprint Cup played out over the past ten weeks.

Week after week, fans were treated to some of the most intense, dramatic, and thrilling racing the sport has ever seen. Every race had its twists and turns, which set up for an incredible season finale.

Going into the Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway, the possibilities were endless. For it being the first finale under the new format, no one knew what to expect.

How would the championship contenders stack-up? How will the race finish? What role would strategy play? All these questions were valid going in, and now the answer can be summed up in one world – incredible. (more…)

Paint Scheme Report: Phoenix International Raceway

PaintSchemeReportPhoenix International Raceway often produces some of the most exciting races each season. This time around, the Eliminator Round will conclude here, and could make for very intense competition. Teams showed up to the track this weekend with a hunger to succeed, and some neat paint schemes. Some teams are displaying patriotic colors for Veterans Day, while others are displaying unique looks, making for an interesting mix of schemes during the second to last race weekend of the year.

We’ll take a look at a few of the great looking cars and ones that could use a new paint-job in this week’s Paint Scheme Report. (more…)

Voting Open for Next Miss Coors Light

MissCoorsLightYou can find Miss Coors Light (MCL) around the track during each race weekend. She is often posing for pictures with pole winners along with interacting with race fans. As the 2014 season comes to a close, current MCL Rachel Rupert will hand over her firesuit to one of the six new candidates. They recently participated in a video at Charlotte Motor Speedway so you can get to know them a little bit better. Voting ends with race season on Sunday, November 16th.

If you are unsure who to give your vote to, I would appreciate a vote for my friend Brittany Berndt. I know you all would love to have her as the new MCL and she would fit the role perfectly!

Vote now and up to six times per day!

 

Photo Credit: Patrick Smith

The Road to Miami: Contender Round Shakes Up Championship Picture

charlotte_nscs_race_field (1)Each race in the Contender Round of the 2014 Chase for the Sprint Cup championship provided a unique twist to the title battle.

Three weeks ago at Kansas Speedway, the trouble Dale Earnhardt Jr., Jimmie Johnson, Kasey Kahne, and Brad Keselowski ran into impacted their chances at moving forward in the Chase.

During the following week at Charlotte Motor Speedway, drivers including Earnhardt Jr. dug themselves a bigger hole while Kevin Harvick took the victory and was relieved of the pressure Talladega would bring. (more…)