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Kevin Harvick’s first Sprint Cup title a total team effort

Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Budweiser Chevrolet, celebrates in victory lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 16, 2014 in Homestead, Florida. - Photo Credit: Patrick Smith/Getty Images HOMESTEAD, Fla.— Kevin Harvick walked into his post-race press conference munching a slice of pepperoni pizza. He ended it with 2-year-old son Keelan on his lap and walked out of the room with a bottle of his sponsor’s beer in his hand. All pretty normal stuff. But the 2014 season, to which Harvick applied his exclamation mark Sunday at Homestead-Miami Speedway, was anything but. It was special and quite remarkable for the team, its owners and its driver. Moreover it was about the combined family that Stewart-Haas Racing had become in the last year, bringing in new faces like Harvick and Kurt Busch and talented behind-the-scenes people like eager-to-achieve crew chief Rodney Childers. It’s a family that has experienced rough times. Co-owner Tony Stewart, ... FULL STORY »

Catastrophe on pit road ruins Joey Logano’s title run

2014 NSCS Driver Joey Logano (Shell-Pennzoil) - Photo Credit: Jeff Curry/Getty Images HOMESTEAD, Fla.— Joey Logano sat on pit road in his No. 22 Team Penske Ford for what seemed an eternity, as his crewman tried in vain to get a jack under the left side of the car. After a superb run ... FULL STORY »

Much Ado About A Wheel Spacer

2014 NSCS No. 48 Crew Chief Chad Knaus - Photo Credit: Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images NASCAR summoned Jimmie Johnson’s crew chief, Chad Knaus, to the sanctioning body’s transporter after the race to discuss what NASCAR termed a “failure to obey a NASCAR directive” during Sunday’s Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. But after the race, ... FULL STORY »

Despite Struggles; Lead Lap Finish For Marcos Ambrose In Final Sprint Cup Race

2014 NSCS Driver Marcos Ambrose (STANLEY) - - Photo Credit: Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images HOMESTEAD, Fla - - In his final race piloting the No. 9 Stanley Ford Fusion for Richard Petty Motorsports, Marcos Ambrose struggled during Sunday’s Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami (Fla.) Speedway. After qualifying 17th on Friday afternoon, the Drew ... FULL STORY »

Tony Stewart’s 15-Year NASCAR Winning Streak Halted At Homestead

Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Budweiser Chevrolet, and team owner Tony Stewart celebrate winning in Victory Lane after the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 16, 2014 in Homestead, Florida. - Photo Credit: Chris Graythen/Getty Images HOMESTEAD, Fla.  - - Tony Stewart’s streak of winning at least one NASCAR Sprint Cup Series win in a season came to a screeching halt in Sunday’s season finale at Homestead-Miami (Fla.) Speedway. Stewart took his No. 14 Bass Pro Shops ... FULL STORY »

Unpleasant Finish For Carl Edwards In Final Race With Roush Fenway Racing

Carl Edwards, driver of the #99 Fastenal Ford, walks on the grid during pre-race ceremonies for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 16, 2014 in Homestead, Florida. - Photo Credit: Patrick Smith/Getty Images HOMESTEAD – In their final race together, Carl Edwards and crew chief Jimmy Fenning had to settle for a 34thplace finish in Sunday’s Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami (Fla.) Speedway. Not exactly a fairytale ending to a 10-year full-time ride for Edwards ... FULL STORY »

Harvick wins at Homestead to secure first NASCAR Sprint Cup championship

Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Budweiser Chevrolet, celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Ford EcoBoost 400 and the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Championship at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 16, 2014 in Homestead, Florida. - Photo Credit: Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images HOMESTEAD, Fla.—The fastest driver doesn't always win a race—or a championship—but on Sunday at Homestead-Miami Speedway, Kevin Harvick did both. Driving a No. 4 Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet that has been the class of the field for most of the 2014 NASCAR ... FULL STORY »



Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 M&M's Toyota, pits during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 16, 2014 in Homestead, Florida. - Photo Credit: Chris Graythen/Getty Images
Kyle Busch Sees Strong Finish Axed At Homestead
Posted 11.16.14
HOMESTEAD -- Former Chase contender Kyle Busch was trying to spoil the parade in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season finale at Homestead-Miami (Fla.) Speedway on Sunday, but the Joe Gibbs Racing driver fell victim to mechanical gremlins nearing the halfway point in the Ford EcoBoost 400. Busch, who delivered two ...FULL STORY »
Ryan Newman, driver of the #31 Caterpillar Chevrolet, walks on the grid prior to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 16, 2014 in Homestead, Florida. - Photo Credi: Patrick Smith/Getty Images
Impressive Drive For Runner-up Ryan Newman At Homestead-Miami
Posted 11.16.14
HOMESTEAD – Tagged as the underdog for nearly the entire Chase for the Sprint Cup, Ryan Newman and his Richard Childress Racing team had the deepest starting spot of anyone of the championship contenders on Sunday at Homestead-Miami (Fla.) Speedway, but the South Bend, Indiana vowed to show that didn’t ...FULL STORY »
Josh Berry, driver of the No. 5 Ragu Chevrolet, leads a pack of cars during the NASCAR Nationwide Series Ford EcoBoost 300 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 15, 2014 in Homestead, Florida.  (Photo Credit: Robert Laberge / Getty Images)
Finish Not Indicator Of Performance By Josh Berry At Homestead
Posted 11.16.14
Mooresville North Carolina’s JR Motorsports (JRM) fielded entries for two champions during Saturday’s NASCAR Nationwide Series season finale at Homestead-Miami (Fla.) Speedway. While Chase Elliott officially earned his first Nationwide driver’s championship last weekend at Phoenix (Ariz.) International Raceway, JRM’s Late Model driver earned his first championship a few weeks ...FULL STORY »
Milka Duno, No. 87 Cantv Toyota Camry races with Chase Elliott No. 9 and Brian Scott, No. 2
Milka Duno Meets Homestead Goal; Finishes Race
Posted 11.16.14
Caracas, Venezuela’s Milka Duno second attempt in a NASCAR Nationwide Series race had far more success than her debut at Kansas Speedway last month. Duno, driving the No. 87 Cantv Toyota Camry in a joint effort between Rick Ware Racing and RAB Racing made strides, but an ill-handling car in ...FULL STORY »
2014 NSCS Driver Ryan Newman and Crew Chief Luke Lambert
Short Strokes: Ryan Newman, Joey Logano
Posted 11.16.14
In Saturday’s first practice session, Ryan Newman's No. 31 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet ran over debris on the track and dislodged the bead blower (the fan that cools the edge of the tire that sits on the wheel). Repairing the problem and changing the splitter, which had sustained slight damage, ...FULL STORY »
Matt Kenseth, driver of the #20 GameStop/Rock Candy Toyota, celebrates in victory lane after winning the NASCAR Nationwide Series Ford EcoBoost 300 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 15, 2014 in Homestead, Florida. - Photo Credit: Sean Gardner/Getty Images
Kenseth holds off Larson for Nationwide win at Homestead
Posted 11.15.14
Penske wins owner’s title HOMESTEAD, Fla.—Charging away from a pack of pursuers on the final restart, Matt Kenseth scored his first NASCAR Nationwide Series win since October of last year in Saturday’s Ford EcoBoost 300 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Chase Elliott, who had clinched the driver’s championship last Saturday in Phoenix, finished 17th ...FULL STORY »
Darrell Wallace Jr., driver of the #54 ToyotaCare Toyota, celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Ford EcoBoost 200 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 14, 2014 in Homestead, Florida. - Photo Credit: Sean Gardner/Getty Images
Wallace wins at Homestead
Posted 11.15.14
Crafton claims second straight Truck Series title HOMESTEAD, Fla.—After breathtaking three-wide racing during the final 20-lap green-flag run, Darrell "Bubba" Wallace Jr. held off hard-charging Keystone Light Polesitter Kyle Larson to win Friday night’s Ford EcoBoost 200 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Behind the wild battle for the ...FULL STORY »
Matt Crafton, driver of the #88 Jeld-Wen/Menards Toyota, celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the series championship and placing ninth in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Ford EcoBoost 200 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 14, 2014 in Homestead, Florida. - Photo Credit: Chris Graythen/Getty Images
Tundra Driver Matt Crafton Is First Back-To-Back Series Champion
Posted 11.14.14
Toyota Earns Fifth NCWTS Driver's Title HOMESTEAD, Fla. (November 14, 2014) -- Tundra driver Matt Crafton captured the 2014 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) driver's championship when he finished ninth in Friday evening's season-finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Crafton and his ThorSport Racing No. 88 Menards Toyota Tundra captured the title ...FULL STORY »
Jeff Gordon, driver of the #24 Drive To End Hunger Chevrolet, poses with the Coors Light Pole Award after qualifying for pole position for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 14, 2014 in Homestead, Florida. - Photo Credit: Robert Laberge/Getty Images
Team Chevy’s Jeff Gordon Wins Pole at Homestead-Miami Speedway
Posted 11.14.14
Earns Hendrick Motorsports’ 200th All-Time Pole HOMESTEAD, Fla. (Nov. 14, 2014) – Jeff Gordon, driver of the No. 24 Drive To End Hunger Chevrolet SS, won the pole for Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season finale’ at Homestead-Miami Speedway with a lap of 180.747 mph (29.876 seconds). It is the 200th NASCAR Sprint Cup ...FULL STORY »


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