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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’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...

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...

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...

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....

Joey Logano Wins Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway to Advance to Eliminator Round of Chase
October 5th, 2014 at 6:53 PM
On a day when only five of the 12 Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup drivers finished in the top 10 Joey Logano punched his ticket out of the Contender Round and into the Eliminator Round by winning the Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway. Jimmie Johnson, Dale Earnhardt Jr,...

Kevin Harvick Sets New Track Record Then Wins Pole for Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway
October 3rd, 2014 at 8:25 PM
Kevin Harvick set a new track record in Round 2 of qualifying on Friday at Kansas Speedway with a lap of 197.773 mph. Then in Round 3 Harvick earned his eighth pole of the 2014 season in the No. 4 Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet. Harvick has 14 career NASCAR Sprint Cup...

Jeff Gordon Wins AAA 400 at Dover International Speedway; Chase Field Cut to 12
September 28th, 2014 at 7:42 PM
After Kevin Harvick had a tire problem the AAA 400 at Dover International Speedway came down to Brad Keselowski and Jeff Gordon. Gordon's car was better on the long run and when the race stayed green all the way to the finish it played right into the 43-year-old Gordon's hands...

Kevin Harvick Wins Seventh Pole of 2014 Friday at Dover International Speedway
September 26th, 2014 at 8:47 PM
In 13 seasons driving for Richard Childress Racing Kevin Harvick only won six NASCAR Sprint Cup Series poles. After winning the pole on Friday at Dover International Speedway for the AAA 400 Harvick has now won seven of the 29 poles this season driving for Stewart-Haas Racing. ***PHOTO1*** After Harvick was fastest...

A Look at the Current Challenger Round Chase Grid; Four Eliminations Will Occur at Dover
September 22nd, 2014 at 9:15 PM
Here is a look at the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup standings after the first two races of the 16-driver Challenger Round. Only Sunday's AAA 400 at Dover International Speedway is left before the bottom four drivers in the Chase Grid are eliminated without advancing to the 12-driver Contender...