Matt Kenseth led Carl Edwards to the checkered flag under caution in the Ford 300 at Homestead to win his second straight race in the series to close out the season. Paul Menard, Denny Hamlin and JJ Yeley rounded out the top five.
How can you put the finishing titles on your own fantasy title… or just finish out the year with pride? Read ahead in this week’s Picks ‘N’ Pans to find out the right drivers to choose for Homestead.
Q: When are you media types going to give Jimmie Johnson his due? He’s raced a great Chase, and he’ll be the next Nextel Cup champion after Sunday. I can’t get over the hatred for what he does and who he is. Oh wait, I get it – he’s Jeff Gordon‘s buddy. No wonder you …
Anyone that chooses not to watch the season-ending and championship-determining race this Sunday at Homestead-Miami Speedway, I’ve just got one thing to tell you: you may be bitterly disappointed. Don’t be surprised if you shake your head in disbelief that night, hearing final results on SportsCenter that were radically different from what you assumed to be a foregone conclusion after Sunday’s race at Phoenix.
High-fives all around this week to Kevin Harvick’s pit crew, which deserves as much credit for Sunday’s Checker Auto Parts 500 victory as the driver himself.
And then there were five. After 35 races, over 10,000 laps and countless hours spent behind the wheel, the final race of the season comes down to five drivers from five different organizations battling for the 2006 Nextel Cup championship.
$216,825 – Kevin Harvick’s purse for winning the Checker Auto Parts 500.
Kevin Harvick outlasted Jimmie Johnson following a restart with three laps remaining to take his second Cup win of the year at Phoenix in Sunday’s Checker Auto Parts 500. Denny Hamlin, Jeff Gordon and Carl Edwards rounded out the top five.
Kevin Harvick had the hottest car in the Arizona desert today – in more ways than one. With sunny skies and temperatures in the 80s, Harvick battled a battery problem that required turning off his cooling fans in the cockpit for much of the race. Nevertheless, he was dominant throughout the afternoon, winning the Checker …
Q: Why does everyone talk about Robby Gordon being a bad driver or Jimmie Johnson being dangerous when Kevin Harvick still has a ride? He ran over, just simply ran over Scott Riggs. I can understand why Riggs’s crew member got upset; I would have knocked the (expletive) out of Harvick as soon as he …