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Keselowski Uses Late Pass To Win Chicagoland
Sunday, 14 Sep, 2014 – 16:20 | Comments Off
Keselowski Uses Late Pass To Win Chicagoland

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Brad Keselowski cruised between Kyle Larson and Kevin Harvick as they fought side-by-side for the lead with 16 laps to go, survived a restart with six laps to go and then sprinted away to win the Chase-opening Sprint Cup Series race at Chicagoland Speedway on Sunday afternoon.
The victory was the [...]

Flat Spot On: Does Junior Have Stamina to Win?
Saturday, 13 Sep, 2014 – 19:05 | 2 Comments
Flat Spot On: Does Junior Have Stamina to Win?

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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Six-time champion Jimmie Johnson is often touted as the favorite to win the Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship under this year’s new format. But Dale Earnhardt Jr. is the driver being discussed and written about the most.
On the cusp of his 40th birthday, NASCAR’s perennially most popular driver [...]

Ambrose, Petty To Part Company
Saturday, 13 Sep, 2014 – 14:36 | Comments Off
Ambrose, Petty To Part Company

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Richard Petty Motorsports announced Saturday that Marcos Ambrose will not return as driver of the No. 9 Ford Fusion after the 2014 season.
Ambrose spoke with media members after the morning practice session Saturday at Chicagoland Speedway to address the announcement and discuss his future plans. A full transcript of that meeting with the press follows:
MARCOS [...]

Rain Puts Kyle Busch On Pole For Chase Opener
Friday, 12 Sep, 2014 – 19:31 | Comments Off
Rain Puts Kyle Busch On Pole For Chase Opener

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Rain at Chicagoland Speedway forced cancellation of Friday’s qualifying sessions for Sunday’s MyAFibStory.com 400, the first race in the 2014 Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup, and put Kyle Busch on the pole for the race.
The rain also forced postponement of Friday night’s Camping World Truck Series race at Chicagoland.
With the field ordered according to [...]

Chase Strategies Shaping Up At Chicagoland
Friday, 12 Sep, 2014 – 19:02 | Comments Off
Chase Strategies Shaping Up At Chicagoland

By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
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JOLIET, Ill. – As 16 drivers prepare to launch this year’s 10-race Chase for the Sprint Cup championship on Sunday at Chicagoland Speedway, this season’s new format already has each of them strategizing on how to advance to round two.
This year’s Chase will feature a trio of three-race elimination rounds [...]

Allmendinger’s Past Overtaken By His Present
Thursday, 11 Sep, 2014 – 13:27 | Comments Off
Allmendinger’s Past Overtaken By His Present

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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KANSAS CITY, Kan. – A career that has been marked more by bumpy roads than smooth cruises to victory lane has prompted driver A.J. Allmendinger to adopt a short and simple world view: Things happen for a reason.
This week, as he prepares for his first-ever start in NASCAR’s Chase for [...]

Hamlin Names Favorite To Win Chase Championship
Wednesday, 10 Sep, 2014 – 13:48 | Comments Off
Hamlin Names Favorite To Win Chase Championship

By Mark Armijo | Senior Writer
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PHOENIX, Ariz. – Should Denny Hamlin fail to satiate a hungry quest to collar a coveted Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup trophy, a shiny piece of hardware that narrowly escaped his clutch four years ago, he has a fairly strong opinion as to which driver will eventually ensconce himself [...]

Stewart-Haas Swaps Cup Crews On Eve Of Chase
Wednesday, 10 Sep, 2014 – 13:40 | Comments Off
Stewart-Haas Swaps Cup Crews On Eve Of Chase

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Stewart-Haas Racing’s championship-winning NASCAR organization has swapped the pit crews of its Nos. 4 and 14 teams heading into the opening round of the Chase for the Sprint Cup.
Beginning with Sunday’s race at Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, Illinois, Tony Stewart’s No. 14 team of tire changers, tire carriers and jackmen will switch to Kevin [...]

2014 Chase: More Rounds, Drivers And Intensity
Sunday, 7 Sep, 2014 – 13:14 | Comments Off
2014 Chase: More Rounds, Drivers And Intensity

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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RICHMOND, Va. – Five of the 16 NASCAR drivers vying for the 2014 Sprint Cup championship already possess a total of 13 titles, but this year’s format could result in the most intense title run any of them have experienced.
“It’s going to be really, really intense,” said four-time NASCAR champion [...]

Hot Night At Richmond Takes Toll On Johnson
Sunday, 7 Sep, 2014 – 7:46 | Comments Off
Hot Night At Richmond Takes Toll On Johnson

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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RICHMOND, Va. – Jimmie Johnson was treated for dehydration Saturday night after experiencing problems when he climbed from his car following the Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond International Raceway.
Johnson, who finished eighth, began suffering severe cramps and lay down on pit road after climbing from his car. His crew [...]