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Paul Menard 2014 NSCS Ford EcoBoost 400 Race Preview

2014 NSCS Driver Paul Menard (Richmond/Menards) - Photo Credit: Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images Paul Menard No. 27 Richmond/Menards Chevrolet SS Event Preview Fact Sheet This Week's Richmond/Menards Chevrolet at Homestead-Miami Speedway ... Paul Menard will utilize chassis No. 480 during Sunday's 400.5-mile event at Homestead-Miami Speedway. This is the same Chevrolet SS he raced to a 42nd-place finish at Charlotte Motor Speedway in October, a 21st-place finish at Chicagoland Speedway in September, a fourth-place finish at Michigan International Speedway in August and a 24th-place finish at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in July. Homestead by the Numbers ... In eight starts at the 1.5-mile track, Menard has an average start of 26 and average finish of 24.1. He's completed 2,093 of 2,137 laps with one lap led. The Eau Claire, Wisc.-native also owns five NASCAR Nationwide Series starts earning ... FULL STORY »

Sprint To End Cup Series Sponsorship After 2016 Season
By Chris Knight

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Logo Let the search begin. With two years remaining on their extension contract, Sprint informed NASCAR Tuesday that it will not renew their sponsorship of the Sprint Cup Series following the checkered flag of the 2016 season. The decision by one of the top mobile carriers in the United States will force NASCAR to find a new partner to back its top national series for the second time in 13 years. Sprint began its tenure with NASCAR under the NASCAR Nextel Cup Series banner in 2004 in what was a 10-year agreement, replacing R.J. Reynolds and the iconic Winston-brand after a 33-year run. A branding change four years later in 2008 made it the Sprint Cup Series, after Sprint and Nextel ... FULL STORY »

Austin Dillon 2014 NSCS Ford EcoBoost 400 Race Preview

2014 NSCS Driver Austin Dillon (DOW) - Photo Credit: Todd Warshaw/Getty Images Austin Dillon No. 3 Dow Chevrolet SS Event Preview Fact Sheet This Week's Dow Chevrolet at Homestead-Miami Speedway ... Austin Dillon will pilot Chassis No. 481 in the Homestead-Miami 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. This is the same Chevrolet SS that Dillon raced to ... FULL STORY »

Richard Childress Racing 2014 NSCS Ford EcoBoost 400 Race Preview

Richard Childress Racing Logo Richard Childress Racing NASCAR Sprint Cup Series News and Notes Event: Homestead-Miami 400 Date: Sunday, November 16, 2014 Location: Homestead-Miami Speedway Richard Childress Racing's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series history at Homestead-Miami Speedway ... Homestead-Miami Speedway is one of the few race tracks where team ... FULL STORY »

Kyle Busch – Finishing Strong

Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 M&M's Toyota - Photo Credit: Matt Sullivan/Getty Images HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. (Nov. 11, 2014) – As the curtain falls on the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series campaign in Sunday’s season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway, Kyle Busch is as focused as ever to finish strong. Despite not being eligible to win ... FULL STORY »

Chase racing means never having to say you’re sorry

2014 NSCS Driver Ryan Newman (Caterpillar) - Photo Credit: Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images Ryan Newman has no reason to apologize. Sure, Newman dive-bombed Sunoco Rookie of the Year front-runner Kyle Larson on the final lap of Sunday’s Quicken Loans Race for Heroes 500 at Phoenix International Raceway, but there were extenuating circumstances. For Newman, that ... FULL STORY »

Motorsports This Week on ESPN

ESPN Logo Championships on the Line in NASCAR, NHRA Season Finales Chase for NASCAR Sprint Cup Down to Four Drivers in Miami Finale: After a full season of racing, the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship will be decided in the Ford Ecoboost 400 at ... FULL STORY »

Brad Keselowski’s Championship Run Ends

Brad Keselowski, driver of the #2 Miller Lite Ford, prepares to drive during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series FedEx 400 Benefiting Autism Speaks at Dover International Speedway on May 30, 2014 in Dover, Delaware. - Photo Credit: Todd Warshaw/Getty Images On Sunday at Phoenix International Raceway, Brad Keselowski ran out of magic. The driver of the No. 2 Team Penske Ford, who survived the Contender Round with an 11th-hour win at Talladega, finished fourth in the final race of the Chase ... FULL STORY »



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Denny Hamlin’s Pit Crew Has Redeeming Stop
no responses - Posted 11.09.14
Denny Hamlin’s championship hopes were in dire jeopardy early in Sunday’s race, when the rear tire changer’s air gun knocked off the valve stem and flattened the tire, forcing Hamlin to return to the pits. Hamlin twice went a lap down to race winner Kevin Harvick, only to get the laps ...FULL STORY »
Matt Kenseth, driver of the #20 Dollar General Toyota, left, talks with crew chief Jason Ratcliff in the garage area - Photo Credit: Jeff Curry/Getty Images
Matt Kenseth is philosophical about elimination from the Chase
no responses - Posted 11.09.14
AVONDALE, Ariz.— It was difficult for Matt Kenseth to be too disappointed about his elimination from the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup. Kenseth doesn’t have a victory this season, and his No. 20 Toyota hasn’t been consistently as fast as the front-running cars of Kevin Harvick, Brad Keselowski, Joey Logano ...FULL STORY »
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SportsCenter To Follow NASCAR Championship Contenders All Week
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With the revised Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Championship having determined the four drivers who have a chance to win what will be the first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship for each, ESPN SportsCenter will follow the four contenders all week as they prepare for Sunday’s Ford Ecoboost 400 ...FULL STORY »
Despite Remarkable Season, Jeff Gordon Won’t Be A Champion In 2014
no responses - Posted 11.09.14
In shades of old, Hendrick Motorsports’ Jeff Gordon was in rare form in 2014. How rare? How about four wins, 14 top-fives and 22 top-10s. In the end though, it didn’t matter. The four-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion won’t be in the final round of the Chase next Sunday from Homestead-Miami (Fla.) ...FULL STORY »
Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Budweiser Chevrolet, celebrates with champagne after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Quicken Loans Race for Heroes 500 at Phoenix International Raceway on November 9, 2014 in Avondale, Arizona. - Photo Credit: Tom Pennington/Getty Images
First Time Sprint Cup Series Champion Bound For Homestead
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When the checkered flag flew at Phoenix (Ariz.) International Raceway on Sunday afternoon, three NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champions found themselves without hopes for another trophy, but four drivers found themselves eyeing one. Their first one. Denny Hamlin, Kevin Harvick, Joey Logano and Ryan Newman will head to Homestead-Miami (Fla.) Speedway for ...FULL STORY »
Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Budweiser Chevrolet, celebrates in victory lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Quicken Loans Race for Heroes 500 at Phoenix International Raceway on November 9, 2014 in Avondale, Arizona. - Photo Credit: Tom Pennington/Getty Images
Kevin Harvick advances to season finale with dominating win at Phoenix
no responses - Posted 11.09.14
AVONDALE, Ariz.— A victory at Phoenix—and a dominating one at that—was exactly what Kevin Harvick needed to keep his hopes for a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship alive. But a second-place finish in Sunday’s Quicken Loans Race for Heroes 500 did Jeff Gordon no good, thanks to a final-lap banzai run ...FULL STORY »
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Toyota Racing 2014 NSCS Quicken Loans 500(k) Post-Race Recaps
no responses - Posted 11.09.14
Camry driver Denny Hamlin advanced to the four-driver final round of this year's championship playoff at Homestead Miami Speedway next weekend after finishing fifth in today's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) race at Phoenix International Raceway. Matt Kenseth (third) was the first Toyota driver to the finish line in Sunday'sNSCS race ...FULL STORY »
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Team Chevy 2014 NSCS Quicken Loans 500(k) Post-Race Recaps
no responses - Posted 11.09.14
JEFF GORDON, NO. 24 AXALTA CHEVROLET SS – Finished 2nd: WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON NOT MOVING ON TO THE CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND IN HOMESTEAD, YOU ONLY MISSED IT BY ONE POINT: 
“Yeah, it’s disappointing.  We have a lot to hold our heads up high about; the way that we raced this ...FULL STORY »


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