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Nov 17
Monday

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, NASCAR Senior Vice President of Competition and Racing Development Robin Pemberton said the issue was a small matter and had been put to rest. With Johnson having driven a stint with a loose wheel, Knaus told his crew to put a spacer on the wheel in question, without first asking a NASCAR official for permission. Over the official’s objections, the No. 48 crew put the spacer on the wheel, earning the summons to the hauler. “We just had a discussion on pit ... 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 Sees Strong Finish Axed At Homestead

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 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 ... FULL STORY »

Impressive Drive For Runner-up Ryan Newman At Homestead-Miami

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 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, ... 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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Ford Racing 2014 NSCS Ford EcoBoost 400 Post-Race Recaps
Posted 11.16.14
JOEY LOGANO, No. 22 Shell Pennzoil Ford Fusion (PIT ROAD INTERVIEW) – “It was a heck of a race up there. I screwed up and hit the wall early and we were able to recover then had the mistake on pit road which didn’t give us enough time to recover ...FULL STORY »
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Chevrolet Wins NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Manufacturers’ Championship
Posted 11.16.14
2014 Title is 12th Consecutive and 38th Overall for the Bowtie Brand DETROIT (November 16, 2013) – With the conclusion of the season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway, Chevrolet clinched the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Manufacturers’  Championship. It marks the 12th consecutive year and 38th time overall that the Bowtie Brand has won the ...FULL STORY »
Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Budweiser Chevrolet, celebrates with a burnout 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: Chris Graythen/Getty Images
2014 NSCS Ford EcoBoost 400 Race Results & Point Standings
Posted 11.16.14
The 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) season concluded Sunday at Homestead-Miami Speedway, and with it came several champions. Included on that list were: The series owner's champion, Tony Stewart (Stewart-Haas Racing). the manufacturer's champion, Chevrolet and  taking home both the Ford EcoBoost 400 victory and the championship, Kevin Harvick. After a four-lap-dash to ...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 »
Toyota Racing Development's (TRD) David Wilson, President and General Manager
The Value Of Winning
Posted 11.16.14
In NASCAR’s Championship 4, the four drivers competing for the Sprint Cup championship on Sunday, all three manufacturers are represented—Chevrolet, Ford and Toyota—as well as four different engine builders: Hendrick Motorsports (Kevin Harvick), Earnhardt Childress Racing Engines (Ryan Newman), Roush-Yates Engines (Joey Logano) and Toyota Racing Development (Denny Hamlin). In the ...FULL STORY »
Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Budweiser Chevrolet, practices for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway in Homestead, Florida. - Photo Credit: Robert Laberge/Getty Images
Kevin Harvick maintains blistering speed in Saturday’s first practice
Posted 11.16.14
HOMESTEAD, Fla.— The fastest car in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series this season asserted its superiority immediately in Saturday’s first practice at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Driving the No. 4 Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet that has carried him to four victories and 2,083 laps led this year, Kevin Harvick jumped to the top of ...FULL STORY »


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