Nov 12

Survey Says….NASCAR Got It Right

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Chase for the Championship Logo MIAMI -- When NASCAR’s Chairman and CEO Brian France announced earlier this year news of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series new Chase format, the skeptics were out in full force, but with Sunday’s Ford EcoBoost 400 on deck at Homestead-Miami (Fla.) Speedway, the skepticism seems to have worn off. In fact, some even wish the 10-race playoff wasn’t nearing its checkered flag. But what a ride it’s been. Without a doubt, the Chase for the Sprint Cup has brought NASCAR into the limelight. While it always hasn’t been on a positive notion, sometimes a negative reaction can reverse itself and bring something more full circle. Putting exclamation points at the end, the Chase has done that. Sure, there’s been fights, tempers flaring, penalties issued, revenge ... FULL STORY »

Kevin Harvick’s first Sprint Cup title a total team effort
By NASCAR Wire Service

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 »

Does The Glass Slipper Fit? (Ryan Newman)

2014 NSCS Driver Ryan Newman (WIX Filters) - Photo Credit: Jerry Markland/Getty Images Conceivably, Ryan Newman could win the championship without a victory this season, an anomaly in a new championship format where the primary path to the Chase is through winning at least one of the 26 races in the regular season. But ... FULL STORY »

A Welcome Mulligan For Denny Hamlin

Denny Hamlin - Photo Credit: Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images If Denny Hamlin wins the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship on Sunday, he’ll be the first driver to do so without competing in a full slate of races since Richard Petty took the title in 1971 running 46-of-48 scheduled events. Hamlin ... FULL STORY »

Chase favorite Kevin Harvick gets an early start on the mind games

2014 NSCS Driver Kevin Harvick - Photo Credit Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images MIAMI— It didn’t take Kevin Harvick long to start the needling — and his target was the new guy, Joey Logano. Before the drivers’ portion of Wednesday’s Championship 4 Media Day was 10 minutes old, Harvick made an issue of ... FULL STORY »

Leavine Family Racing Shows Perseverance in 2014

2014 NSCS Driver Michael McDowell (Leavine Family Racing) - Photo Credit: Jerry Markland/Getty Images McDowell and No. 95 Team Finish NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Season in Homestead CONCORD, N.C. (November 12, 2014) – The 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season was an important one for Leavine Family Racing. The growing single-car race team fielded the ... FULL STORY »

Michael Annett 2014 NSCS Ford EcoBoost 400 Race Preview

2014 NSCS Driver Michael Annett (Pilot/Flying J) - Photo Credit: Jerry Markland/Getty Images MOORESVILLE, N.C. (November 12, 2014) - NASCAR Sprint Cup Series rookie Michael Annett and his No. 7 Pilot Flying J Chevrolet SS team will conclude the 2014 racing season this weekend at Homestead Miami Speedway. Sunday's race will mark Annett's first Cup ... FULL STORY »

Justin Allgaier 2014 NSCS Ford EcoBoost 400 Race Preview

Justin Allgaier, driver of the #51 Brandt Professional Agriculture Chevrolet, speaks with a crew member - Photo Credit: Jeff Currly/Getty Images Justin Allgaier No. 51 BRANDT Professional Agriculture Chevrolet Homestead-Miami Speedway Ford EcoBoost 400 | November 16, 2014 Last Race of the Season...Justin Allgaier will make his first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) start at Homestead-Miami Speedway (HMS) on Sunday afternoon. HMS is the only ... FULL STORY »

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NASCAR Grassroots Ties Aplenty With Chase Finalists
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Each Of The Championship 4 Has NASCAR Home Tracks Connections DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Nov. 12, 2014) – Denny Hamlin’s first NASCAR championship was earned in a mini stock at Langley Speedway in his native Virginia. Seventeen years later, he’s positioned to reach the pinnacle of the profession. Hamlin’s start in stock car ...FULL STORY »
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Toyota, NASCAR Tidbits – Nov. 10 – 16, 2014
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DENNY CHASING FIRST CAMRY CUP TITLE:  Camry driver Denny Hamlin will contend for the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) championship in Sunday's season-finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway and looks to earn his first NASCAR championship as well as the first Cup Series title for Toyota.  Hamlin advanced to the final ...FULL STORY »
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Feed the Children Joins Tommy Baldwin Racing and Reed Sorenson for NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Finale
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MOORESVILLE, N.C. (November 12, 2014) - Feed the Children, one of the world's leading anti-hunger organizations, has joined forces with NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race team Tommy Baldwin Racing (TBR) for the 2014 season finale this weekend at Homestead Miami Speedway. Feed the Children will adorn the No. 36 Chevrolet SS driven ...FULL STORY »
NSCS Driver Clint Bowyer (5 hour ENERGY) - Photo Credit Rob Carr/Getty Images
Clint Bowyer – Season Finale
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CORNELIUS, N.C. —  After nearly 11 months, 12,626 miles, 9,567 laps and 35 races, Clint Bowyer and the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series conclude the season at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Clint Bowyer has three top-fives and five top-10s in eight races at the 1.5-mile oval. The Michael Waltrip Racing driver would like nothing ...FULL STORY »
NASCAR on FOX Championship Week Q&A
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Hammond, McReynolds and Waltrip Break Down the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup As NASCAR heads to Homestead-Miami Speedway this weekend to crown a champion in the Championship Round of the 2014 Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup, NASCAR on FOX analysts Jeff Hammond, Larry McReynolds and NASCAR Hall of Famer ...FULL STORY »
ESPN to Follow NASCAR Championship Contenders Closely in Sunday’s Finale
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With four drivers – Denny Hamlin, Kevin Harvick, Joey Logano and Ryan Newman – having a chance to win the NASCAR Sprint Cup championship in Sunday’s season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway, ESPN will keep viewers up-to-date on all four contenders during its live telecast of the Ford Ecoboost 400. The race-within-the-race ...FULL STORY »
2014 NSCS Driver Danica Patrick (Florida Lottery/GoDaddy) - Photo Credit: Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images
Danica Patrick – Different Look for the Last Race
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KANNAPOLIS, N.C. (Nov. 12, 2014) – It’s difficult to believe it was just 40 weeks ago that the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series schedule started. And while Danica Patrick drove most of the races in GoDaddy green, and two in an Aspen Dental blue car, this week she has the ...FULL STORY »
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Greg Biffle 2014 NSCS Ford EcoBoost 400 Race Preview
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Greg Biffle – Homestead Advance Team: No. 16 3M Ford Fusion Crew Chief: Matt Puccia Primary Chassis: RK-930  Last ran Texas – finished 13th Backup Chassis: RK-890  Last ran Pocono – finished 5th ADVANCE NOTES Homestead           o   Greg Biffle won at Homestead three years in row, starting in 2004. o   In addition to his three wins, Biffle has ...FULL STORY »

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