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Kevin Harvick Closes Out Chase with Championship Clinching Victory at Homestead-Miami Speedway
November 18th, 2014 at 2:25 AM
Kevin Harvick closed out the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season in style on Sunday at Homestead-Miami Speedway. In a highest place finisher takes all Championship Race, Kevin Harvick was able to win the Ford EcoBoost 400. He needed to as championship contender Ryan Newman finished second. Denny Hamlin was...

Jeff Gordon Wins Ford EcoBoost 400 Pole at Homestead-Miami Speedway
November 14th, 2014 at 9:57 PM
Jeff Gordon missed out on being able to race for the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship by one point, but he landed the No. 24 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet on the pole on Friday at Homestead-Miami Speedway. It was the 200th pole for Hendrick Motorsports and the 77th of Gordon's...

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Championship Race Preview
November 13th, 2014 at 10:12 PM
The 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season comes to an end on Sunday with the running of the Ford EcoBoost 400. For the first time in NASCAR history, four drivers will compete for the championship in a highest-finisher take all race. The Championship Race is the conclusion of NASCAR's new...

NASCAR’s Chase Format Has not Produced the Most Worthy Championship Contenders
November 11th, 2014 at 10:45 PM
Kevin Harvick, Joey Logano, Denny Hamlin, and Ryan Newman will race for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship on Sunday at Homestead-Miami Speedway. They were the four lucky drivers to survive the three rounds of eliminations in NASCAR's new Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup playoff format. ***PHOTO1*** While Kevin Harvick and...

Kevin Harvick Wins Phoenix; Denny Hamlin, Joey Logano and Ryan Newman Also Advance
November 9th, 2014 at 8:09 PM
The Final Four that will race for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship is set following Sunday's Quicken Loans Race For Heroes 500 at Phoenix International Raceway. Kevin Harvick dominated the race by leading 264 of the 312 laps. The victory moved him through the Eliminator Round of the Chase. ***PHOTO1*** Ryan...

Denny Hamlin Earns Pole for Quicken Loans Race for Heroes 500 at Phoenix
November 8th, 2014 at 12:11 AM
Denny Hamlin entered this weekend's Eliminator Round finale at Phoenix International Raceway only needing to finish 11th or better to advance to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Championship Race, and on Friday he got off to a great start toward making that a reality. Hamlin won the pole for Sunday's Quicken...

Four Crew Members and Two Crew Chiefs of Hendrick Motorsports Penalized Following Sunday’s Fight
November 5th, 2014 at 1:45 AM
NASCAR handed out penalties on Tuesday to crew members that threw punches during the melee on pit road following Sunday's AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway. The scrum ignited after Kevin Harvick shoved Brad Keselowski toward Jeff Gordon. ***PHOTO1*** On the second-to-last restart, Brad Keselowski made contact into Jeff Gordon and...

Jimmie Johnson Wins AAA Texas 500; Jeff Gordon Brawls with Brad Keselowski
November 2nd, 2014 at 8:52 PM
The Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup is turning into a circus. The latest debacle was touched off after Brad Keselowski made contact into Jeff Gordon on the first attempt at a green-white-checkered finish in the AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway on Sunday. Jimmie Johnson would go on...

Chase Contender Matt Kenseth Wins AAA Texas 500 Pole at Texas Motor Speedway
October 31st, 2014 at 10:07 PM
Matt Kenseth won the pole on Friday evening for the AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway. Sunday's race is the second in the Eliminator Round of the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup and Kenseth knows his team needs to work hard in practice tomorrow still. ***PHOTO1*** "We've got to get...

Kevin Harvick Vows That Matt Kenseth Will not Win the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Championship
October 27th, 2014 at 10:07 PM
With two races left in the Eliminator Round of the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup, Kevin Harvick's road to advancing to Homestead-Miami with a chance at the title is much more difficult than he would like. Harvick was crashed in Sunday's Goody's Headache Relief Shot 500 at Martinsville Speedway...

Dale Earnhardt Jr Wins for the First Time at Martinsville Speedway
October 26th, 2014 at 9:17 PM
For the first time in his career, Dale Earnhardt Jr has won at Martinsville Speedway. He rallied from fifth on a restart with five laps to go on Sunday in the Goody's Headache Relief Shot 500, to grab the lead and then hold off his Hendrick Motorsports teammate Jeff Gordon. ***PHOTO1*** The...

Jamie McMurray Wins Pole for Goody’s Headache Relief Shot 500 at Martinsville Speedway
October 24th, 2014 at 9:29 PM
The seventh race of the 2014 Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup and the first race of the Eliminator Round will have a non-Chase driver starting from the pole. Jamie McMurray set the fast lap in Round 2 of knockout qualifying on Friday at Martinsville Speedway to grab the pole...

NASCAR Does not Penalize Ryan Newman’s Team Following Talladega Inspection Process
October 22nd, 2014 at 1:43 AM
Shortly after the conclusion of the GEICO 500 on Sunday at Talladega Superspeedway, news broke that Ryan Newman's No. 31 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet failed post-race inspection for being too low in the rear. Newman had finished fifth in the final race of the Contender Round of the Chase for...

Kyle Fowler to Make NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Debut This Weekend at Martinsville Speedway
October 21st, 2014 at 12:43 AM
GO FAS Racing has entered 22-year-old Kyle Fowler as the driver of the Frank Stoddard Jr owned No. 32 Ford for this coming weekend's Goody's Headache Relief Shot 500 at Martinville Speedway. With only 43 cars on the initial entry list the Smyrna, Georgia native looks poised to make his...

Brad Keselowski Saves Championship Chances After Winning Wild GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway
October 19th, 2014 at 7:34 PM
NASCAR's new Chase for the Sprint Cup playoff format reached the next cutoff and the 2012 champion, Brad Keselowski, had his back against the wall, needing a win to ensure his advancement into the final eight. Keselowski did just that after surviving near disaster early in the race and then...

Brian Vickers Wins Pole for GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway
October 18th, 2014 at 7:34 PM
The elimination race of the Contender Round of the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup is Sunday at Talladega Superspeedway, and it proves to be a wild affair. Things kicked off Saturday with knockout qualifying that left Brian Vickers on the GEICO 500 pole and Ricky Stenhouse Jr and Justin...

Chase Advancement on the Line in Sunday’s GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway
October 16th, 2014 at 12:05 PM
Joey Logano and Kevin Harvick accomplished what all of the 12 drivers left in the Contender Round of the new Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup had hoped to do. Logano won race one of the round at Kansas Speedway and Kevin Harvick won race two of the round at...

NASCAR Penalizes Brad Keselowski and Tony Stewart, but not Matt Kenseth or Denny Hamlin
October 15th, 2014 at 10:39 PM
On Tuesday, NASCAR handed down two penalties stemming from post race altercations from Saturday night's Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Drivers Brad Keselowski and Tony Stewart were both fined and placed on probation for their actions. ***PHOTO1*** Keselowski was fined $50,000 and placed on probation for the next four...

Kevin Harvick Wins Bank of America 500 at Charlotte as Tempers Boil Between Chase Contenders
October 12th, 2014 at 8:54 PM
Kevin Harvick stayed ahead of the drama during Saturday night's Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway to record his third win of the 2014 season but first since April. The win advances Harvick through the Contender Round of the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup and into the...

Kyle Busch Wins Pole for Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway
October 9th, 2014 at 11:55 PM
Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup contender Kyle Busch started off Race 2 of the Contender Round in strong fashion by winning the pole on Thursday for the Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Busch set the pole speed at 197.390 mph in Round 3 of knockout qualifying....