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Nov 09
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2014 NSCS Quicken Loans 500(k) Race Results & Point Standings

Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Budweiser Chevrolet, celebrates 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: Matt Sullivan Photography/Getty Images The race to become the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) Champion now comes down to one race, and on Sunday, Kevin Harvick won the Quicken Loans 500(k) at Phoenix International Raceway to advance as one of four drivers eligible for the championship. Harvick, who also won the spring NSCS event and led the most laps on Sunday - 264 out of 312, received his fourth series win of the season, his 27th series career win and his sixth series win at Phoenix International Raceway. Following Harvick to the drop of the checkered flag was Jeff Gordon finishing second, Matt Kenseth third, Brad Keselowski fourth and the pole-sitter Denny Hamlin finished fifth. Rounding out the top-10 finishing positions were: Joey Logano claiming sixth-place, ... FULL STORY »

Matt Kenseth Makes The Most Of Second Chances

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 The Champions Tour, for golfers age 50 and over, has been called the biggest mulligan in professional sports, but Matt Kenseth thinks he’s found the NASCAR equivalent. Though he’s still looking for his first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series victory this season, ... FULL STORY »

Ryan Newman expects a wild and crazy race on Sunday at Phoenix

2014 NSCS Driver Ryan Newman (Caterpillar) - Photo Credit: Nick Laham/Getty Images AVONDALE, Ariz.— Ryan Newman is hoping for a calm race on Sunday—but he doesn’t expect it. With one race left to determine the four drivers who will qualify to run for the championship on Nov. 16 at Homestead-Miami Speedway, Newman won’t ... FULL STORY »

Brad Keselowski focused on making final four

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 AVONDALE, Ariz. – The most pressing questions of the weekend at Phoenix International Raceway are in order: 1. Why does everyone seem to hate Brad Keselowski? 2. Will anyone be so ... FULL STORY »

Denny Hamlin embraces second chance at a title

2014 NSCS Driver Denny Hamlin (FedEx Ground) - Photo Credit: Jerry Markland/Getty Images AVONDALE, Ariz. -- Unless and until Denny Hamlin wins his first Sprint Cup championship, the legacy of Phoenix International Raceway and the 2010 season will haunt one of NASCAR’s most successful drivers. But failure to seize opportunity had to be ... FULL STORY »

2014 NSCS Quicken Loans 500(k) Final Practice Session Speeds

Jamie McMurray, driver of the #1 LIFTMASTER Chevrolet, walks in the garage area during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Quicken Loans Race for Heroes 500 at Phoenix International Raceway in Avondale, Arizona. - Photo Credit: Matt Sullivan Photography/Getty Images The final NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) Quicken Loans 500(k) practice session held Saturday afternoon concluded with Jamie McMurray - with a lap speed of 137.106 MPH - showing the fastest way around Phoenix International Raceway. Kevin Harvick, with a lap speed ... FULL STORY »

Marcos Ambrose Looks Back on NASCAR Career

Marcos Ambrose, driver of the #9 Stanley Ford, walks in the garage area during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kansas. - Photo Credit: Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images Marcos Ambrose, driver of the No. 9 Stanley Ford Fusion, has two races remaining in his NASCAR Sprint Cup Series career before heading back to his native Australia, where he will compete for Roger Penske and Dick Johnson next year ... FULL STORY »



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2014 NSCS Quicken Loans 500(k) Second Practice Session Speeds
Posted 11.08.14
Kevin Harvick, with a lap speed of 138.403 MPH, was the quickest early Saturday at the conclusion of the second NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) practice session for Sunday's Quicken Loans 500(k) at Phoenix International Raceway. Second quickest was Brad Keselowski with a lap speed of 138.387 MPH, and he was ...FULL STORY »
2014 NSCS Driver Carl Edwards (Fastenal) - Photo Credit: Sean Gardner/Getty Images
Another Uphill Battle For Carl Edwards
Posted 11.08.14
Carl Edwards kept his championship hopes alive with a remarkable rally last Sunday at Texas Motor Speedway. Two laps down in 30th place late in the AAA Texas 500, Edwards took advantage of a wave-around, a free pass as the highest-scored lapped car and a spate of cautions in the ...FULL STORY »
Joey Logano, driver of the #22 Shell-Pennzoil Ford, stands in the garage area during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Oral-B USA 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway in Hampton, Georgia. - Photo Credit: Jonathan Moore/Getty Images
Despite Chase lead, Joey Logano focused on winning at Phoenix International Raceway
Posted 11.08.14
PHOENIX, Ariz.— Of the drivers who have dominated the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series this season, Joey Logano is in the most comfortable position as the final race in the Chase’s Eliminator Round approaches. Logano, the Chase leader, can lock up one of four available spots in the Nov. 16 championship race ...FULL STORY »
Jeff Gordon, driver of the #24 Drive To End Hunger Chevrolet, prepares to drive in practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Sylvania 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on September 20, 2014 in Loudon, New Hampshire. - Photo Credit: Will Schneekloth/Getty Images
Jeff Gordon discusses Brad Keselowski brawl, chances at Championship advancement
Posted 11.08.14
AVONDALE, Ariz. – What in the world was Jeff Gordon seeking when he confronted Brad Keselowski in the heat of the moment following last week’s late-race incident in Texas that left bodies and title hopes bloodied? “Just to have a conversation to discuss it,” Gordon said following practice for the Quicken ...FULL STORY »
2014 NSCS Driver Kevin Harvick - Photo Credit Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images
Kevin Harvick explains push, readies for Phoenix International Raceway
Posted 11.08.14
AVONDALE, Ariz.— Saying that he has “no problem” with the way Brad Keselowski races, Kevin Harvick attempted to set the record straight about last weekend’s post-race shove that fueled an already-heated situation between Jeff Gordon and Keselowski. “I have no problem with the move and the way Brad races,” Harvick said. ...FULL STORY »
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Toyota Racing 2014 NSCS Quicken Loans 500(k) Post-Qualifying Recaps
Posted 11.07.14
DENNY HAMLIN, No. 11 FedEx Ground Toyota Camry, Joe Gibbs Racing Starting Position:  1st Are you surprised the lap time you ran stuck and you got the pole? "I definitely didn't think it was, but I was really hoping to back up what we ran the previous run.  I hit my marks perfectly ...FULL STORY »
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Ford Racing 2014 NSCS Quicken Loans 500(k) Post-Qualifying Recaps
Posted 11.07.14
CARL EDWARDS – No. 99 Fastenal Ford Fusion – “I hate to admit it, but I’m very happy with 13th.  We were about a 25th-place car in practice and I was nervous about this and it went well, so that’s good.  I’m telling you, we’re within striking distance.  We’re better ...FULL STORY »
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Team Chevy 2014 NSCS Quicken Loans 500(k) Post-Qualifying Recaps
Posted 11.07.14
JEFF GORDON, NO. 24 AXALTA CHEVROLET SS – QUALIFIED 7TH For qualifying, we didn’t have any expectations there. We definitely expected the car to be a little better in practice today. It had such good grip in the middle when we were testing, and that’s where we were lacking today. The ...FULL STORY »
2014 NSCS Driver Denny Hamlin (FedEx Ground) - Photo Credit: Jerry Markland/Getty Images
2014 NSCS Quicken Loans 500(k) Starting Lineup
Posted 11.07.14
Friday night at Phoenix International Raceway, Denny Hamlin - with a qualifying lap speed of 142.113 MPH - captured the pole for Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) Quicken Loans 500(k). This was Hamlin's third series pole of the 2014 season, his 20th series career pole and his second series pole ...FULL STORY »


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