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NASCAR's Final Four lacking in star-power, but has intrigue

NASCAR's Final Four lacking in star-power, but has intrigue

November 12th, 2014 10:29 pm by AP

There's no Jeff, Jimmie or Junior. Bad Brad missed the cut and Smoke never contended. NASCAR's biggest stars are all absent from this final field of four racing for the Sprint Cup championship at Homestead-Miami Speedway on Sunday.

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Defining moment of Chase still to come

Defining moment of Chase still to come

November 11th, 2014 9:35 pm by Jeff Birchfield

Brad Keselowski trying to go split the middle between Jimmie Johnson and Jeff Gordon at Texas has been the big moment of this year's NASCAR's Chase, but the real defining moment will be this weekend at Homestead.

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Harvick dominates at Phoenix as Chase final is set

Harvick dominates at Phoenix as Chase final is set

November 9th, 2014 10:42 pm by AP

Kevin Harvick dominated a race he had to win to advance to the final round of NASCAR's playoffs, while Jeff Gordon was knocked out when Ryan Newman completed a last-lap pass.

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Elliott becomes NASCAR's youngest champ at 18

Elliott becomes NASCAR's youngest champ at 18

November 8th, 2014 11:02 pm by AP

18-year-old rookie Chase Elliott became the youngest driver to win a title in any of NASCAR's three national series after Saturday night's Nationwide race.

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Busch facing assault investigation

Busch facing assault investigation

November 7th, 2014 10:22 pm by AP

NASCAR driver Kurt Busch has been accused of domestic assault by his ex-girlfriend, and police in Delaware said Friday they are investigating.

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Hamlin wins pole for critical Chase race at Phoenix

Hamlin wins pole for critical Chase race at Phoenix

November 7th, 2014 10:21 pm by AP

Denny Hamlin led five Chase for the Sprint Cup championship drivers in the qualifying session, turning a lap at 142.113 mph to put his Toyota for Joe Gibbs Racing in the top starting spot for Sunday's race.

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Six Hendrick crew members penalized for fight

Six Hendrick crew members penalized for fight

November 4th, 2014 9:40 pm by AP

Brad Keselowski and Jeff Gordon avoided any penalty from NASCAR on Tuesday for their post-race fight at Texas. Two crew chiefs and four crew members from Hendrick Motorsports were punished for their roles in the brawl.

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NASCAR got just what it wanted in new format

NASCAR got just what it wanted in new format

November 4th, 2014 9:33 pm by Jeff Birchfield

Be careful what you wish for. You just might get it. The old phrase comes to mind with NASCAR's changes to its Sprint Cup playoff format.

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Keselowski, Gordon escape NASCAR's wrath after brawl; crews don't

Keselowski, Gordon escape NASCAR's wrath after brawl; crews don't

November 4th, 2014 7:29 pm by Associated Press

Two crew chiefs and four crew members from Hendrick Motorsports were punished for their roles in the brawl.

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Are there double standards for Keselowski?

Are there double standards for Keselowski?

November 3rd, 2014 11:11 pm by AP

Both champions were left bloodied - Gordon's lip and Keselowski spitting blood after taking a shot to the cheek - even though neither driver appeared to throw a punch or get close enough to each other to actually fight.

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