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Nov 18
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ESPN’s Live NASCAR Race Coverage Takes Checkered Flag

ESPN NASCAR Logo After 28 years and 398 races, ESPN’s live telecasts of NASCAR Sprint Cup racing took the checkered flag Sunday at Homestead-Miami Speedway with the telecast of the 2014 season finale. Kevin Harvick won the NASCAR Sprint Cup championship. The race marked the end of ESPN’s eight-year contract with NASCAR, which began in 2007. Previously, ESPN had televised live NASCAR racing from 1981-2000. Beginning in 2015, Fox and NBC will split the NASCAR season. “We’ve enjoyed a long and mutually beneficial relationship with NASCAR,” said John Skipper, ESPN president. “NASCAR was a fundamental building block for ESPN during our first two decades and will always be an important part of our history. We have tremendous respect for all in the sport and wish ... FULL STORY »

Black Friday’s Most Thrilling Family Moments are at Charlotte Motor Speedway

The Black Friday Blowout returns to Charlotte Motor Speedway on Friday, Nov. 28, offering fans the rare chance to drive on the famed 1.5-mile superspeedway. (CMS/Jonathan Coleman photo) CONCORD, N.C. (Nov. 18, 2014) - Black Friday 2014 at Charlotte Motor Speedway will provide fans with great, one-day only discounts and deals on tickets, pit passes and merchandise during the biggest day-after-Thanksgiving event in racing. During the Black Friday sale ... FULL STORY »

Discount Tire and Team Penske Extend Partnership

Team Penske Logo MOORESVILLE, N.C. (November 18, 2014) – Team Penske announced today that it has reached a multi-year extension with Discount Tire, the world’s largest tire and wheel retailer, to continue as a key marketing partner with the team. Discount Tire will ... FULL STORY »

NASCAR Next Alumni Sweep Sunoco Rookie of the Year Awards

2014 NASCAR Sunoco Rookie of the Year Logo Kyle Larson, Chase Elliott and Ben Kennedy Take Rookie Honors in Respective NASCAR National Series DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Nov. 17, 2014) – For the first time since the NASCAR Next initiative was created in 2011, three of its alumni captured the Sunoco ... FULL STORY »

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 ... 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 »



2014 NSCS Driver Marcos Ambrose (STANLEY) - - Photo Credit: Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images
Despite Struggles; Lead Lap Finish For Marcos Ambrose In Final Sprint Cup Race
Posted 11.17.14
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 Blickensderfer-led team fought handling issues during the early stages of ...FULL STORY »
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
Tony Stewart’s 15-Year NASCAR Winning Streak Halted At Homestead
Posted 11.16.14
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 / Mobil 1 Chevrolet SS to the garage late in ...FULL STORY »
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
Unpleasant Finish For Carl Edwards In Final Race With Roush Fenway Racing
Posted 11.16.14
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 at Roush Fenway Racing. After qualifying respectably inside the top-15 on Friday ...FULL STORY »
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
Harvick wins at Homestead to secure first NASCAR Sprint Cup championship
Posted 11.16.14
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 Sprint Cup Series season, Harvick won Sunday's Ford EcoBoost 400 ...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 »
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Toyota Racing 2014 NSCS Ford EcoBoost 400 Post-Race Recaps
Posted 11.16.14
Camry driver Denny Hamlin was one of the final four drivers to battle to the end of this year's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) championship at Homestead-Miami Speedway on Sunday. Hamlin's seventh-place finish placed him third in the unofficial final point standings behind champion and race-winner Kevin Harvick and second-place Ryan ...FULL STORY »
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Team Chevy 2014 NSCS Ford EcoBoost 400 Post-Race Racaps
Posted 11.16.14
KEVIN HARVICK, NO. 4 BUDWEISER CHEVROLET SS – RACE WINNER (CHAMPIONSHIP WINNER) WHAT IS THIS MOMENT LIKE FOR YOU? "Well I just really don't know what to even to say about how much I appreciate this. Everybody on this Budweiser, Jimmy Johns, Outback team - Stewart-Haas Racing, Gene Haas, Tony Stewart, for ...FULL STORY »
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
Kevin Harvick Wins 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Championship
Posted 11.16.14
Fourteen-Year Series Veteran Captures First Career Title DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Nov. 16, 2014) – In a storybook finish to conclude a revamped Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup, Kevin Harvick won the season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway Sunday to claim his first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship. To win the title, Harvick ...FULL STORY »


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