NSCS: Controversy, Contender, Winner; Logano Sweeps Round of 12 in Wild Talladega Finish

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TALLADEGA, Ala. — Recap by Race Chaser Online Managing Editor Jacob Seelman — Chris Graythen/NASCAR via Getty Images photo — All it took was one moment Sunday afternoon at Talladega Superspeedway to leave one driver jubilant and a nation of fans wishing for one more attempt. On the only attempt at a green-white-checkered finish during Sunday’s CampingWorld.com 500, reigning series champion …

NSCS: One Last Chance; Harvick Fighting for Playoff Life in Challenger Round Finale at Dover

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DOVER, Del. — Story by Race Chaser Online West Coast Correspondent Ryan O’Hara — NASCAR photo — On the ropes. It’s generally not a good place to be in the boxing ring unless you’re someone like Floyd Mayweather, and although defending NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Kevin Harvick was in a similar position heading into the second-to-last race of the …

NSCS: Chase for the Sprint Cup Kicks Off in Chicago With NASCAR Chase Fest Powered by Toyota

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — official series release — Chicago will once again host the start of the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup with one of the biggest NASCAR-themed parties of the season, the NASCAR Chase Fest sponsored by Toyota. The free outdoor fan fest will feature all 16 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Challengers and culminate with a live concert …

NSCS: Grand Theft Auto (Club); Brad Keselowski Steals Fontana Win in Thrilling Overtime Finish

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FONTANA, Calif. — official series release — Robert Laberge/NASCAR via Getty Images photo — After Sunday’s Auto Club 400, there may be a warrant issued for Brad Keselowski. After all, the driver of the No. 2 Team Penske Ford committed his own version of “Grand Theft Auto” at Auto Club Speedway — he stole an entire race. Benefitting from a four-tire …

NSCS: Expanded Field Announced For 2015 Sprint Unlimited; All Chase Grid Drivers Eligible

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – official series release — Jerry Markland/Getty Images North America photo — Coming off an exciting 2014 Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup finale, NASCAR announced today all 16 Chase drivers will be eligible to compete in the 2015 Sprint Unlimited at Daytona International Speedway (DIS). The 75-lap, non-points race will once again kick off the NASCAR Sprint Cup …

NSCS: Close But No Cigar; Hamlin’s Title Hopes Dashed Again in Homestead Finale

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HOMESTEAD, Fla. — Story by Race Chaser Online Mid-Atlantic Correspondent Marshall Gabell – Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images North America photo – In 2010 it was a crash on Lap 25 in the season finale at Homestead that would cost Joe Gibbs Racing’s Denny Hamlin his 33-point advantage over Jimmie Johnson and his first-career Sprint Cup Series championship. In 2014 it was …

NSCS: Not This Year; Newman Comes Up Just Short in Underdog Bid for Sprint Cup Title

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HOMESTEAD, Fla. — Story by Race Chaser Online Mid-Atlantic Correspondent Marshall Gabell – Patrick Smith/Getty Images North America photo – Sometimes the underdog can prevail. (Well, almost.) It didn’t quite happen on Sunday during the Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead Miami-Speedway, but it left many people in the garage feeling optimistic after Richard Childress Racing newcomer Ryan Newman barely missed …

NSCS: Taking All The Glory; Kevin Harvick Wins Homestead Finale to Claim Sprint Cup Title

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HOMESTEAD, Fla. — Report by Race Chaser Online Managing Editor Jacob Seelman — Chris Graythen/Getty Images photo — Kevin Harvick didn’t lead the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series standings all season long, but he did lead more laps than anyone across 2014. Sunday night at Homestead-Miami Speedway, Harvick did more than lead laps, he topped the standings in the one race it …

NSCS PRACTICE: Johnson Flies High; Leads Sprint Cup Happy Hour at Homestead

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HOMESTEAD, Fla. — official release — Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images North America photo — Jimmie Johnson led the final NASCAR Sprint Cup Series practice of the season Saturday, a 50-minute session at Homestead-Miami Speedway in which the four drivers in contention for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Championship all finished inside the top 15. Johnson’s speed of 175.200 mph in his No. 48 Chevrolet paced all …

NSCS PRACTICE: Miami Nice; Harvick Leads Chasers as Keselowski Tops Opening Cup Session

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HOMESTEAD, Fla. — official release — Patrick Smith/Getty Images North America photo — Brad Keselowski opened up the final weekend of the 2014 season by leading Friday’s first practice for Sunday’s Ford EcoBoost 400 (3 p.m. ET, ESPN) at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Keselowski turned a fast lap of 179.004 mph on his seventh lap around the 1.5-mile track. Second-fastest to Keselowski was Kevin Harvick at 178.950 mph. Harvick …

Marshall’s Mind Blog: Hamlin Survived; Now It’s Time to Close the Deal at Homestead

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HOMESTEAD, Fla. – Blog by Race Chaser Online Mid-Atlantic Correspondent Marshall Gabell – Tom Pennington/Getty Images North America photo – Well, it has been a nail-biting nine weeks in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. After shock eliminations, surprising moves and a whole lot of drama, we’re down to one race to determine a Sprint Cup champion for 2014 — and …

NSCS: Pack Tight at Top of Chase Standings

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FORT WORTH, Texas — official release –Robert Laberge/Getty Images North America photo — A mere seven points separate Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup leader Jeff Gordon and fifth-place Denny Hamlin, with three others – Ryan Newman  (-3), Joey Logano (-4) and Matt Kenseth (-5) – sandwiched in between. The five will attempt to distance themselves from the pack in …