NSCS: Stewart Haas Fails To Place Car In Championship 4 For First Time

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For the first time since the elimination-style Chase Grid format was introduced ahead of the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season, Stewart-Haas Racing will not have a driver representing them in the winner-take-all championship round at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

NSCS: Elliott, Dillon and McMurray Get in Chase on Points

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RICHMOND, Va. — Three drivers entered Richmond Saturday night with a chance to compete for this year’s Sprint Cup Series championship. Chase Elliott, Austin Dillon and Jamie McMurray all clung to the final three Chase spots in the final weeks of the regular season and didn’t relinquish them to make up the rest of the 2016 Chase grid. Elliott nearly …

NSCS: Close But No Cigar; Edwards Snags Runner-Up at Phoenix After Last Lap Duel With Harvick

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AVONDALE, Ariz. — Report by Race Chaser Online Correspondent Kyle Magda —  Daniel Shirey/Getty Images for NASCAR photo — 0.010 seconds, or maybe four inches, is all it took to keep Carl Edwards out of victory lane in Sunday’s Good Sam 500 at Phoenix International Raceway. Lining up behind leader Kevin Harvick on the race’s final restart, Edwards had two …

Kyle’s Corner: The Little Team That Could; Truex Takes Furniture Row to Championship Round

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HOLLYWOOD, Fla. — Column by Race Chaser Online Associate Editor Kyle Magda — Jeff Gross/Getty Images North America photo — Martin Truex Jr.’s NASCAR career came to an abrupt halt after the last race to the 2013 Chase for the Sprint Cup. Michael Waltrip Racing manipulated the outcome of the Federated Auto 400 Parts 400, Truex missed the Chase and …

NSCS: Fastest Again; Kurt Busch Tops Phoenix Happy Hour

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AVONDALE, Ariz. — Report by Race Chaser Online West Correspondent Ryan O’Hara — Chris Trotman/Getty Images North America photo — Kurt Busch is on the outside looking in, but based off every practice session Saturday, the driver of the No. 41 Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet looks to be strong come Sunday’s Quicken Loans Race for Heroes 500. Busch paced final practice …

Kyle’s Corner: Johnson’s Texas Win Opens Up the Chase Grid

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STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — Column by Race Chaser Online Associate Editor Kyle Magda — Sarah Crabill/Getty Images North America photo — Brad Keselowski dominated Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Texas, but it wasn’t enough. His 312 laps led didn’t include leading the final one, and he came home runner-up to eventual race winner Jimmie Johnson. The two battled …

NSCS: No Signs of Slowing Down; Logano Wins Pole for Sunday’s Goody’s Headache Relief Shot 500

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MARTINSVILLE, Va. — official series release — Sarah Crabill/Getty Images North America photo — Too much emphasis is put on track position and pit stall selection at Martinsville Speedway, NASCAR’s smallest track, and Joey Logano will start Sunday’s Goody’s Headache Relief Shot 500 (1:15 p.m. ET, NBCSN, MRN, SiriusXM) will the best of both after winning the Coors Light Pole Award with the fastest speed in …

NSCS: Keselowski Quick; 2012 Champ Leads Opening Kansas Cup Practice

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KANSAS CITY, Kan. — official series release — Todd Warshaw/Getty Images North America photo — Brad Keselowski led opening NASCAR Sprint Cup Series practice at Kansas Speedway on Friday afternoon, topping the leaderboard at 194.349 mph. The Team Penske driver reached his high speed on Lap 7 out of his nine laps around the 1.5-mile tri-oval. He was one of three Chase for the …

NSCS: Close But No Cigar; Harvick Comes Up Short, Finishes Runner-Up at Charlotte

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CONCORD, N.C. — Story by Race Chaser Online Associate Editor Kyle Magda — Jerry Markland/Getty Images North America photo — Kevin Harvick came within a few car lengths of leader Joey Logano in the closing laps of Sunday’s Bank of America 500, but that was it. The defending Bank of America 500 winner ultimately had to settle for second for …

NSCS: Another Busch Eligible; Kyle Granted Championship Waiver

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — official series release — Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images North America photo — NASCAR announced today that Kyle Busch will remain eligible to compete for the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship. Busch will qualify for the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup by meeting all requirements of eligibility excluding Rule 17.6.2.1.a, which requires a driver to start …