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NASCAR Sprint Cup Power Rankings: Top 15 After Phoenix

2014 Phoenix II CUP Kevin HArvick champagne CIA

Credit: CIA Stock Photography

And then there were four. The drivers competing for the Championship at Homestead next week are set, and as the other Chase races have proven, it wasn’t without drama. Kevin Harvick’s only option was to win, and win he did, in dominating fashion by leading the most laps. Denny Hamlin and Joey Logano needed top-10 finishes …

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NASCAR Sprint Cup Power Rankings: Top 15 After Texas

2014 Texas II CUP Jimmie Johnson crew checkered flag CIA

For the second time during the Chase, on-track contact has led to a post-race fight. The one common denominator: Brad Keselowski. This time, Keselowski made a bold three-wide move between Jimmie Johnson and Jeff Gordon which resulted in a cut tire for Gordon and a 29th place finish. Understandably, Gordon was upset after seeing a …

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NASCAR Sprint Cup Power Rankings: Top 15 After Martinsville

2014 Martinsville II CUP Dale Earnhardt Jr wins CIA

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Dale Earnhardt Jr.‘s win at Martinsville last weekend marked the first non-Chase contender to win a race in the Chase this season. After being eliminated from championship contention last weekend at Talladega, Earnhardt Jr. held off a hard-charging Jeff Gordon to claim his fourth win of the season, first at Martinsville and 22nd overall for …

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NASCAR Sprint Cup Power Rankings: Top 15 After Talladega

2014 Talladega II CUP Brad Keselowski flag credit NASCAR via Getty Images

Credit: NASCAR via Getty Images

As predicted, it took until the checkered flag before we knew who would be moving on to the eight-driver Eliminator Round. Brad Keselowski, Jimmie Johnson, Dale Earnhardt, Jr. and Matt Kenseth all knew what they had to do to continue their bid for a championship: win. Johnson led the most laps, Earnhardt, Jr. led the …

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NASCAR Sprint Cup Power Rankings: Top 15 After Charlotte

2014 Charlotte II Cup Kevin Harvick Burnout credit Yvonne Leonard

Credit: Yvonne Leonard

Kevin Harvick exorcised his demons Saturday night, winning his third race of the season, but more importantly locking himself into the eight-driver Eliminator Round. Harvick won the pole and led the most laps, as usual.  This time, however, he was able to survive a late-race caution which set up a two-lap shootout to win the …

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How Charlotte Has Become the Most Important Race in the Chase

2014 Charlotte II Kurt Busch Brad Keselowski racing credit Yvonne Leonard

Credit: Yvonne Leonard

Talladega Superspeedway has always been known as a “wild card” track. Restrictor-plate tracks are known for two-, three-, and even four-wide racing at 200 mph lap after lap. It also makes for surprise winners and big wrecks that can ruin a driver’s bid for a championship. So when NASCAR announced the new 2014 Chase format …

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Toyota Unveils Its 2015 Camry Race Car

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Earlier today, at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. (TMS) and TRD, U.S.A. (Toyota Racing Development) unveiled its 2015 ‘Gen-6’ model race car for both the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and NASCAR Xfinity Series (currently the Nationwide Series). This redesign is the first by any of the three NASCAR manufacturers since the introduction …

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Nationwide Breakdown: Drive For The Cure 300

2014 Charlotte II NNS Brad Keselowski woohoo credit Yvonne Leonard

Credit Yvonne Leonard

The moon wasn’t full but you wouldn’t have been able to tell with the way the race played out at Charlotte Friday night. A number of storylines battled for top-billing including multi-car accidents, pit strategy and tire wear but in the end Sprint Cup regulars Brad Keselowski, Kyle Busch and Matt Kenseth found their way …

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Daniel Suarez To Make Truck Series Debut At Talladega

Daniel Suarez

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Earlier today it was announced that Daniel Suarez will make his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series debut at Talladega Superspeedway next weekend in the fred’s 250 powered by Coca-Cola. Suarez will pilot the No. 35 ARRIS Toyota for Win-Tron Racing, part of a collaborative effort with Joe Gibbs Racing. ARRIS also sponsored Saurez in his …

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