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Harvick: Scary Change Of Scene Resulted In Title
Saturday, 6 Dec, 2014 – 19:11 | Comments Off
Harvick: Scary Change Of Scene Resulted In Title

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Kevin Harvick says his journey from “scared-to-death” newcomer at Stewart-Haas Racing to 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion was inspired – believe it or not – by a phrase popularized last summer by the U.S. World Cup Soccer team.
Harvick, crew chief Rodney Childers and teammates adopted the “I believe!” mantra [...]

Harvick: Scary Change Of Scene Resulted In Title
Saturday, 6 Dec, 2014 – 12:55 | Comments Off
Harvick: Scary Change Of Scene Resulted In Title

NASCAR Wire Service
LAS VEGAS – As the culmination of a calculated risk that led to a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship, the NASCAR industry joined together Friday night at the Wynn to honor 2014 titleholder Kevin Harvick, who claimed stock car racing’s most coveted prize in his first season with Stewart-Haas Racing.
In his speech [...]

NASCAR Notes: JR Motorsports Adds Teen Rhodes/Team Owner Collects Big Award
Wednesday, 3 Dec, 2014 – 17:13 | Comments Off
NASCAR Notes: JR Motorsports Adds Teen Rhodes/Team Owner Collects Big Award

Notes and quotes Friday from the world of auto racing:
JR Motorsports has added Ben Rhodes, the reigning K&N Pro Series East champion, to its driver lineup. Rhodes will drive in 10 NASCAR Xfinity Series races in the No. 88 Chevrolet in 2015.
The 17-year-old Rhodes joins an all-star lineup of drivers for the No. 88 [...]

NASCAR Notes: Kahne Signs New Deal With Hendrick
Thursday, 20 Nov, 2014 – 10:07 | Comments Off
NASCAR Notes: Kahne Signs New Deal With Hendrick

Kasey Kahne, fresh off making his third straight appearance in the Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship playoffs, has signed a new contract with Hendrick Motorsports.
The deal is for three years, beginning with 2015.
“It’s extremely gratifying to work with a driver like Kasey,” Rick Hendrick, owner of Hendrick Motorsports, said. “I think the world [...]

Harvick Wins Homestead, 2014 Cup Championship
Sunday, 16 Nov, 2014 – 18:52 | Comments Off
Harvick Wins Homestead, 2014 Cup Championship

When Kevin Harvick took the seat of the deceased Dale Earnhardt Sr. in 2001, a lot of people figured that Harvick would most certainly become a Sprint Cup champion. It’s taken 13 years but on Sunday, Harvick proved those people correct.
Harvick won Sunday’s season-ending race and with it, the 2014 Sprint Cup championship.
The victory was [...]

Championship Takes: Bread, Bullies And Cinderella
Sunday, 16 Nov, 2014 – 10:13 | One Comment
Championship Takes: Bread, Bullies And Cinderella

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Some pre-race thoughts on Sunday’s  season-ending, championship-deciding Sprint Cup race at Homestead-Miami Speedway:
You have to remember that Wonderbread – that gooey, relatively tasteless and nutritionally neutral (at best) thing that kids seem to like but doctors say to avoid – is sliced. You have to remember that when somebody compares [...]

Gordon On Pole At Homestead
Friday, 14 Nov, 2014 – 21:23 | Comments Off
Gordon On Pole At Homestead

By Reid Spencer
NASCAR Wire Service
HOMESTEAD, Fla.—Jeff Gordon edged Kurt Busch for the top starting spot in Sunday’s Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway (3 p.m. ET on ESPN), as three of the four contenders in the Championship Round of the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup qualified in the top nine during Friday’s time trials.
In [...]

Hamlin: Fail Of 2010 Is Going Propel Team In 2014
Friday, 14 Nov, 2014 – 15:43 | Comments Off
Hamlin: Fail Of 2010 Is Going Propel Team In 2014

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Four years ago, as the Sprint Cup Series arrived at Homestead-Miami Speedway for it’s annual season-ending, championship-deciding weekend, it seemed all but certain that square peg Denny Hamlin was about to jam himself into a round hole.
The kid who just never really seemed to fit the part of star NASCAR [...]

Takes On Free Passes, Hip Checks, Bad Ice Cream
Wednesday, 12 Nov, 2014 – 10:04 | One Comment
Takes On Free Passes, Hip Checks, Bad Ice Cream

Four quick thoughts (cut down from 10 because of the new elimination format) from last Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series race at Phoenix International Raceway:
1. The Sprint Cup series will  not roll into South Florida with the winds of excitement at its back. While Sunday’s race at Phoenix International Raceway produced the Final Four drivers in [...]

Harvick Wins Phoenix; Chase’s Final Four Is Set
Sunday, 9 Nov, 2014 – 18:37 | Comments Off
Harvick Wins Phoenix; Chase’s Final Four Is Set

Kevin Harvick bulled his way into the four-driver, all-deciding, Championship Race in the Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship playoffs when he won at Phoenix International Raceway on Sunday.
The victory was his fourth of the year, second of the 10-race Chase and, as it turned out, it was also essential as he pursues his first [...]