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2014 MyAFibStory.com 400
2014 MyAFibStory.com 400
Race details[1][2][3][4][5][6][7][8][9][10]
Race 27 of 36 in the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
Date September 14, 2014 (2014-09-14)
Location Chicagoland Speedway
Joliet, Illinois
Course Permanent racing facility
1.5 mi (2.4 km)
Distance 267 laps, 400.5 mi (644.5 km)
Weather Sunny with a temperature of 63 °F (17 °C); wind out of the southwest at 6 miles per hour (9.7 km/h)
Average speed 142.330 mph (229.058 km/h)
Pole position
Driver Joe Gibbs Racing
Time 28.207
Most laps led
Driver Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing
Laps 79
Winner
No. 2 Brad Keselowski Team Penske
Television in the United States
Network ESPN & MRN
Announcers Allen Bestwick, Dale Jarrett and Andy Petree (Television)
Joe Moore and Jeff Striegle (Booth)
Dave Moody (1 & 2) and Mike Bagley (3 & 4) (Turns) (Radio)
Nielsen Ratings 2.3/5 (Final)
2.1/5 (Overnight)
3.71 Million viewers[11]

The 2014 MyAFibStory.com 400 was a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series stock car race that was held on September 14, 2014, at Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, Illinois. The race was 267 laps long, and it was the 27th race of the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, and the first of the ten-race Chase for the Sprint Cup. For the second race in a row, Brad Keselowski won the race to take his fifth win of the season and the 16th of his career. Jeff Gordon finished second ahead of rookie Kyle Larson. Joey Logano, and Kevin Harvick rounded out the top five.

Previous week's race

Brad Keselowski led 383 (out of 400) laps on his way to his fourth win of the season at the Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond International Raceway. Keselowski stated in his post-race interview that he had "pinched myself once to make sure I wasn't dreaming. These are nights you don't forget as a driver and you live for", while stating that his car was "just flying" and that he "couldn't ask for a better way to enter the Chase than to win and take the first seed". Clint Bowyer finished third, and failed to overturn the points disadvantage he had, to make the Chase. Bowyer expressed disappointedly that it was "definitely frustrating not making that Chase, but like I said, when you do make the Chase, you want it to be for a championship, not just ride around in it".[12]

Report

Background

Chicagoland Speedway is a 1.5 miles (2.414 km) tri-oval speedway in Joliet, Illinois, southwest of Chicago. The speedway opened in 2001 and currently hosts NASCAR racing including the opening event in the Chase for the Sprint Cup. Until 2011, the speedway also hosted the Verizon IndyCar Series, recording numerous close finishes including the closest finish in IndyCar history. The speedway is owned and operated by International Speedway Corporation and located adjacent to Route 66 Raceway.

Entry list

The entry list for the MyAFibStory.com 400 was released on Monday, September 8, 2014 at 10:47 a.m. Eastern time. Forty-three drivers were entered for the race.

No. Driver Team Manufacturer
1 Jamie McMurray Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet
2 Brad Keselowski (PC2) Team Penske Ford
3 Austin Dillon (R) Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet
4 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet
5 Kasey Kahne Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
7 Michael Annett (R) Tommy Baldwin Racing Chevrolet
9 Marcos Ambrose Richard Petty Motorsports Ford
10 Danica Patrick Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet
11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
13 Casey Mears Germain Racing Chevrolet
14 Tony Stewart (PC3) Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet
15 Clint Bowyer Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota
16 Greg Biffle Roush-Fenway Racing Ford
17 Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. Roush-Fenway Racing Ford
18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
20 Matt Kenseth (PC5) Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
22 Joey Logano Team Penske Ford
23 Alex Bowman (R) BK Racing Toyota
24 Jeff Gordon (PC6) Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
26 Cole Whitt (R) BK Racing Toyota
27 Paul Menard Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet
31 Ryan Newman Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet
32 Joey Gase (i) Go FAS Racing Ford
33 Travis Kvapil Hillman-Circle Sport LLC Chevrolet
34 David Ragan Front Row Motorsports Ford
36 Reed Sorenson Tommy Baldwin Racing Chevrolet
37 Mike Bliss (i) Tommy Baldwin Racing Chevrolet
38 David Gilliland Front Row Motorsports Ford
40 Landon Cassill (i) Hillman-Circle Sport LLC Chevrolet
41 Kurt Busch (PC4) Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet
42 Kyle Larson (R) Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet
43 Aric Almirola Richard Petty Motorsports Ford
47 A. J. Allmendinger JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet
48 Jimmie Johnson (PC1) Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
51 Justin Allgaier (R) HScott Motorsports Chevrolet
55 Brian Vickers Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota
66 Joe Nemechek (i) Identity Ventures Racing Toyota
78 Martin Truex, Jr. Furniture Row Racing Chevrolet
83 Ryan Truex (R) BK Racing Toyota
88 Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
95 Michael McDowell Leavine Family Racing Ford
98 Josh Wise Phil Parsons Racing Chevrolet
99 Carl Edwards Roush-Fenway Racing Ford
Official entry list
Key Meaning
(R) Rookie
(i) Ineligible for points
(PC#) Past champions provisional

Practice

First practice

Kyle Busch was the fastest in the first practice session with a time of 28.207 and a speed of 191.442 mph (308.096 km/h).[13]

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer Time Speed
1 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 28.207 191.442
2 31 Ryan Newman Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 28.266 191.042
3 99 Carl Edwards Roush Fenway Racing Ford 28.269 191.022
Official first practice results

Qualifying

Due to heavy rain, qualifying was cancelled and thus, Busch won the pole based on the session's times. He stated that the practice session had "started out slow, but the guys did a real nice job on the M&M's Camry today to get us to where we needed to be". Ryan Newman joined Busch on the front row, while in third place, was Carl Edwards - who missed the front row by 0.003 seconds. Although disappointed to miss the front row, Edwards expressed that he hoped "this is a sign of things to come".[14]

Starting lineup

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer Time
1 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 28.207
2 31 Ryan Newman Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 28.266
3 99 Carl Edwards Roush Fenway Racing Ford 28.269
4 17 Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. Roush Fenway Racing Ford 28.272
5 20 Matt Kenseth Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 28.287
6 15 Clint Bowyer Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota 28.290
7 48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 28.300
8 24 Jeff Gordon Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 28.309
9 27 Paul Menard Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 28.321
10 42 Kyle Larson (R)[N 1] Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 28.331
11 1 Jamie McMurray Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 28.331
12 4 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 28.334
13 88 Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 28.336
14 41 Kurt Busch Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 28.353
15 55 Brian Vickers Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota 28.372
16 3 Austin Dillon (R) Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 28.372
17 47 A. J. Allmendinger JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet 28.408
18 10 Danica Patrick Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 28.435
19 5 Kasey Kahne Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 28.459
20 16 Greg Biffle Roush Fenway Racing Ford 28.475
21 9 Marcos Ambrose Richard Petty Motorsports Ford 28.499
22 14 Tony Stewart Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 28.505
23 43 Aric Almirola Richard Petty Motorsports Ford 28.518
24 11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 28.530
25 2 Brad Keselowski Team Penske Ford 28.548
26 51 Justin Allgaier (R) HScott Motorsports Chevrolet 28.580
27 78 Martin Truex, Jr. Furniture Row Racing Chevrolet 28.586
28 22 Joey Logano Team Penske Ford 28.599
29 13 Casey Mears Germain Racing Chevrolet 28.659
30 38 David Gilliland Front Row Motorsports Ford 28.778
31 83 Ryan Truex (R) BK Racing Toyota 28.962
32 95 Michael McDowell Leavine Family Racing Ford 29.001
33 26 Cole Whitt (R) BK Racing Toyota 29.044
34 98 Josh Wise Phil Parsons Racing Chevrolet 29.072
35 36 Reed Sorenson Tommy Baldwin Racing Chevrolet 29.154
36 7 Michael Annett (R) Tommy Baldwin Racing Chevrolet 29.154
37 23 Alex Bowman (R) BK Racing Toyota 29.180
38 40 Landon Cassill Hillman-Circle Sport LLC Chevrolet 29.192
39 34 David Ragan Front Row Motorsports Ford 29.200
40 37 Mike Bliss Hillman-Circle Sport LLC Chevrolet 29.225
41 66 Joe Nemechek Identity Ventures Racing Toyota 29.637
42 33 Travis Kvapil Hillman-Circle Sport LLC Chevrolet 29.726
43 32 Joey Gase Go FAS Racing Ford 30.516
Official starting lineup

Practice (post-qualifying)

Second practice

Paul Menard was the fastest in the second practice session with a time of 28.606 and a speed of 188.772 mph (303.799 km/h).[16]Kyle Larson was forced to go to a backup car after his primary car cut a left-front tire and hit the wall in turn two.[15] As this change occurred after qualifying, it meant that Larson had to start the race from the rear of the field.

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer Time Speed
1 27 Paul Menard Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 28.606 188.772
2 5 Kasey Kahne Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 28.757 187.780
3 4 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 28.768 187.709
Official second practice results

Final practice

Carl Edwards was the fastest in the final practice session with a time of 28.968 and a speed of 186.413 mph (300.003 km/h).[17]

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer Time Speed
1 99 Carl Edwards Roush Fenway Racing Ford 28.968 186.413
2 2 Brad Keselowski Team Penske Ford 28.980 186.335
3 42 Kyle Larson (R) Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 29.045 185.918
Official final practice results

Race

First half

Start

The race was scheduled to start at 2:16 p.m. Eastern time but started five minutes later when Kyle Busch led the field to the green. Busch held the lead for the first portion of the race, until Jeff Gordon took the lead on lap 28. Jamie McMurray took the lead from Gordon on lap 41, and held the lead until the first set of green flag pit stops during the race, when he ceded the lead to Brad Keselowski, on lap 46. Keselowski's stay out front was short-lived, as he pitted two laps later, and the lead cycled back to McMurray. The first caution of the race came out at around quarter-distance, caused by debris in turn two. Kyle Busch won the race off pit road, and thus retook the lead from McMurray, for the restart on lap 73. Three laps after the restart, McMurray scraped the wall upon exiting turn 2, but was able to maintain position despite that.

Gordon retook the lead from Busch on lap 89, and held the lead until the race went under neutralized yellow flag conditions for the second time, on lap 98, after Ryan Newman's car cut a left-front tire, exiting turn 4. The layout of the Chicagoland Speedway meant that Newman was unable to hit pit road instantaneously after the blowout, necessitating the yellow flag. Prior to the yellow flag, Justin Allgaier also hit the wall, but was able to continue. McMurray led the field out of the pits, after he took only two tires at his pit stop. Under caution, the shifter handle on the No. 47 car of A. J. Allmendinger broke, akin to what happened to Jimmie Johnson at the Pure Michigan 400 the previous month. McMurray led to the restart on lap 105, but Keselowski retook the lead on lap 108.

Second half

Keselowski held the lead throughout the next stint, and only gave up the lead, to make a scheduled green flag pit stop, on lap 150. This gave the head of the race to Jimmie Johnson, but Johnson pitted the next lap to give the lead back to Keselowski. However, Kevin Harvick drove past Keselowski almost immediately thereafter, to take the lead for the first time in the race. Harvick held the lead until the next caution, the race's third, on lap 181. The caution came after a piece of energy absorbing foam from the SAFER barrier protection blocks had broken free. Keselowski came off pit road in second place behind Harvick, but had to make another stop for a missing lug nut, prior to the lap 187 restart. Kyle Larson took the lead from Harvick with 39 laps to go, before pitting a lap later, and passed the lead onto Aric Almirola.

Final laps

Almirola made his final stop as the caution came out with 36 laps to go after Carl Edwards' car cut down a left-rear tire, and Larson cycled back to the lead in the process. While pitting, Almirola blew his car's engine, and he retired from the race. Almirola later described himself as "heartbroken" with the result.[18] The race restarted with 30 laps to go, but only ran for a handful of laps before Clint Bowyer brought out the fifth caution of the race, with 23 laps to go, after he hit the wall in turn 1. The race restarted with 18 laps to go, and Harvick retook the lead from Larson before Keselowski moved to the head of the race the following lap. The caution flags flew for the sixth time with ten laps to go after Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. and Danica Patrick made contact on the front stretch. Upon exiting her car, Patrick stated that she "talked with Ricky afterward and we're fine".[19] The race restarted with six laps to go and Brad Keselowski coasted on to victory lane, for his second successive win.[20][21] Keselowski expressed his delight at the result, stating that he "was waiting for an opportunity to strike and it came. The car stuck and everything came together".[22]

Race results

Pos Grid No. Driver Team Manufacturer Laps Points
1 25 2 Brad Keselowski Team Penske Ford 267 47
2 8 24 Jeff Gordon Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 267 43
3 10 42 Kyle Larson (R) Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 267 42
4 28 22 Joey Logano Team Penske Ford 267 40
5 12 4 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 267 41
6 24 11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 267 38
7 1 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 267 38
8 14 41 Kurt Busch Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 267 36
9 11 1 Jamie McMurray Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 267 36
10 5 20 Matt Kenseth Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 267 34
11 13 88 Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 267 33
12 7 48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 267 32
13 19 5 Kasey Kahne Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 267 31
14 27 78 Martin Truex, Jr. Furniture Row Racing Chevrolet 267 30
15 2 31 Ryan Newman Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 267 29
16 15 3 Austin Dillon (R) Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 267 28
17 4 17 Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. Roush Fenway Racing Ford 267 27
18 22 14 Tony Stewart Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 267 26
19 18 10 Danica Patrick Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 267 25
20 3 99 Carl Edwards Roush Fenway Racing Ford 266 24
21 9 27 Paul Menard Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 266 23
22 17 47 A. J. Allmendinger JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet 265 22
23 20 16 Greg Biffle Roush Fenway Racing Ford 265 21
24 16 55 Brian Vickers Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota 265 20
25 21 9 Marcos Ambrose Richard Petty Motorsports Ford 265 19
26 29 13 Casey Mears Germain Racing Chevrolet 264 18
27 26 51 Justin Allgaier (R) HScott Motorsports Chevrolet 264 17
28 38 40 Landon Cassill Hillman-Circle Sport LLC Chevrolet 263 0
29 36 36 Reed Sorenson Tommy Baldwin Racing Chevrolet 262 15
30 33 26 Cole Whitt (R) BK Racing Toyota 262 14
31 39 34 David Ragan Front Row Motorsports Ford 262 13
32 32 95 Michael McDowell Leavine Family Racing Ford 262 12
33 34 98 Josh Wise Phil Parsons Racing Chevrolet 262 11
34 30 38 David Gilliland Front Row Motorsports Ford 261 10
35 37 23 Alex Bowman (R) BK Racing Toyota 261 9
36 41 66 Joe Nemechek Identity Ventures Racing Toyota 258 0
37 43 32 Joey Gase Go FAS Racing Ford 257 0
38 42 33 Travis Kvapil Hillman-Circle Sport LLC Chevrolet 256 6
39 6 15 Clint Bowyer Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota 244 5
40 35 7 Michael Annett (R) Tommy Baldwin Racing Chevrolet 233 4
41 23 43 Aric Almirola Richard Petty Motorsports Ford 230 4
42 31 83 Ryan Truex (R) BK Racing Toyota 184 2
43 40 37 Mike Bliss Hillman-Circle Sport LLC Chevrolet 13 0

Race statistics

  • 18 lead changes among different drivers
  • 6 cautions for 28 laps
  • Time of race: 2:48:50
  • Brad Keselowski won his third race

Media

Television

ESPN
Booth announcers Pit reporters
Lap-by-lap: Allen Bestwick
Color-commentator: Dale Jarrett
Color commentator: Andy Petree
Jerry Punch
Dave Burns
Vince Welch
Jamie Little

Radio

MRN Radio
Booth announcers Turn announcers Pit reporters
Lead announcer: Joe Moore
Announcer: Jeff Striegle
Turns 1 & 2: Dave Moody
Turns 3 & 4: Mike Bagley
Winston Kelly
Steve Post
Alex Hayden
Pete Pistone

Standings after the race

Note

  1. ^ Kyle Larson started at the rear of the field, after crashing his primary car during the second practice session.[15]

References

  1. ^ "2014 Sprint Cup Series Schedule". ESPN. Retrieved 2014.
  2. ^ "Chicagoland Speedway". NASCAR.com. NASCAR Media Group, LLC. January 3, 2013. Retrieved 2014.
  3. ^ "Entry List". NASCAR.com. NASCAR Media Group, LLC. September 8, 2014. Retrieved 2014.
  4. ^ "First Practice Results". MRN.com. Motor Racing Network. September 12, 2014. Retrieved 2014.
  5. ^ "Starting Lineup". MRN.com. Motor Racing Network. September 12, 2014. Retrieved 2014.
  6. ^ "Second Practice Results". MRN.com. Motor Racing Network. September 13, 2014. Retrieved 2014.
  7. ^ "Final Practice Results". MRN.com. Motor Racing Network. September 13, 2014. Retrieved 2014.
  8. ^ "MyAFibStory.com 400 Results". NASCAR.com. NASCAR Media Group, LLC. September 14, 2014. Retrieved 2014.
  9. ^ "Points Standings". NASCAR.com. NASCAR Media Group, LLC. September 14, 2014. Retrieved 2014.
  10. ^ "Manufacturer Standings". NASCAR.com. NASCAR Media Group, LLC. September 14, 2014. Retrieved 2014.
  11. ^ Paulsen (September 16, 2014). "Sprint Cup TV Ratings: Chase For the Cup Starts Slowly". SportsMediaWatch.com. Sports Media Watch. Retrieved 2014.
  12. ^ Pistone, Pete (September 6, 2014). "Keselowski Grabs No. 1 Seed". MRN.com. Motor Racing Network. Retrieved 2014.
  13. ^ "Friday's practice recaps from Chicagoland". NASCAR.com. NASCAR Media Group, LLC. September 12, 2014. Retrieved 2014.
  14. ^ Pistone, Pete (September 12, 2014). "Chicago Qualifying Rained Out". MRN.com. Motor Racing Network. Retrieved 2014.
  15. ^ a b "Saturday's practice recaps from Chicagoland". NASCAR.com. NASCAR Media Group, LLC. September 13, 2014. Retrieved 2014.
  16. ^ Bonkowski, Jerry (September 13, 2014). "Sprint Cup practice speeds slower Saturday morning at Chicagoland, Paul Menard tops at 188.772 mph". motorsportstalk.nbcsports.com. NBC Sports. Retrieved 2014.
  17. ^ Bonkowski, Jerry (September 13, 2014). "Carl Edwards leads final Sprint Cup practice, Keselowski up to speed, Danica 5th-fastest". motorsportstalk.nbcsports.com. NBC Sports. Retrieved 2014.
  18. ^ Utter, Jim (September 14, 2014). "Brad Keselowski pulls away to win at Chicagoland Speedway". ThatsRacin.com. The Charlotte Observer. Retrieved 2014.
  19. ^ Owens, Jeff (September 14, 2014). "Brad Keselowski makes spectacular pass to win Chase opener". SportingNews.com. Sporting News. Retrieved 2014.
  20. ^ Gluck, Jeff (September 14, 2014). "Brad Keselowski wins at Chicagoland to kick off Chase". usatoday.com. Gannett Satellite Information Network, Inc. Retrieved 2014.
  21. ^ Long, Dustin (September 14, 2014). "Keselowski Strikes First". MRN.com. Motor Racing Network. Archived from the original on 2014-09-15. Retrieved 2014.
  22. ^ Fryer, Jenna (September 14, 2014). "Keselowski wins opening round of NASCAR's Chase". racing.ap.org. The Associated Press. Retrieved 2014.



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