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Gordon Has Climbed To Top Of Hendrick Fave List
Saturday, 20 Sep, 2014 – 14:17 | Comments Off
Gordon Has Climbed To Top Of Hendrick Fave List

By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
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LOUDON, N.H. – It’s been 13 years since Jeff Gordon won the last of his four NASCAR Sprint Cup titles.
So how surprising is it that the 43-year-old driver is one of the favorites in this year’s Chase for the championship?
“Jeff is still one of the best drivers out there,’’ [...]

No Letdown For Keselowski In New Hampshire
Saturday, 20 Sep, 2014 – 7:00 | Comments Off
No Letdown For Keselowski In New Hampshire

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Brad Keselowski, who won the Chase-opening Sprint Cup race at Chicagoland Speedway last weekend, set a track record in winning the pole for this weekend’s race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Friday.
The pole was Keselowski’s fifth of the season, the eight of his career and his third in 11 starts at the 1.058-mile flat [...]

Keselowski’s Chicagoland Pass Was An Instant Classic
Thursday, 18 Sep, 2014 – 8:01 | Comments Off
Keselowski’s Chicagoland Pass Was An Instant Classic

Some week-old Chaseburgers:
Once upon a time, great moments in auto racing earned names. Spin and Win. Pass in the Grass.
On Sunday at Chicagoland Speedway, there was a humdinger of a pass that deserves big love. Perhaps even a name.
It came with 16 laps to go in what had been a pretty dull race. Kevin [...]

DA Sends Stewart Case To Grand Jury
Tuesday, 16 Sep, 2014 – 15:47 | Comments Off
DA Sends Stewart Case To Grand Jury

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The decision on whether driver Tony Stewart should be charged with a crime in the wake of a fatal short track wreck which occurred during a sprint car race in upstate New York will be left to a grand jury it was announced Tuesday.
Michael Tantillo, the district attorney in Ontario County, N.Y., made the announcement [...]

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 [...]