NSCS: Johnson’s Chase Hopes Dashed; Rear-Axle Seal Ends Chances of Winning Seventh Championship

Kyle Magda Featured, NASCAR, Northeast 0 Comments

DOVER, Del. — Story by Race Chaser Online Associate Editor Kyle Magda — Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images North America photo — 10-time Dover winner Jimmie Johnson ran quietly in third for the first 100 laps of Sunday’s AAA 400 at Dover International Speedway. Then, disaster struck for the 48 team when Johnson felt something break and took the car straight to …

NSCS: Clutch Performance by the Closer; Harvick Dominates Dover to Advance Into Contender Round

Kyle Magda Featured, NASCAR, Northeast 0 Comments

DOVER, Del. — Recap by Race Chaser Online Associate Editor Kyle Magda — Will Schneekloth/Getty Images North America photo — It only took Kevin Harvick 24 laps to get the lead in Sunday’s AAA 400 at Dover International Speedway. Once the No. 4 Budweiser Chevrolet got out front, no one was able to stop the defending Cup champ from advancing …

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

Ryan O'Hara Featured, NASCAR, Northeast 0 Comments

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 …

Speed Zone: Facing 500, Jimmie Johnson Shows No Sign of Slowing Down in NASCAR Sprint Cup Series

Jacob Seelman Featured, Jacob Seelman Blog, NASCAR, Northeast, Staff Columns 0 Comments

DOVER, Del. — Column by Race Chaser Online Managing Editor Jacob Seelman — Sean Gardner/Getty Images North America photo — Weather permitting, six-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson will make his 500th career series start on Sunday at the track where he has had more success than any on the existing circuit — Dover International Speedway. It seems appropriate …

NSCS: Steady Rain Puts Kenseth on Point for Sunday’s AAA 400 at Dover

Jacob Seelman Featured, NASCAR, Northeast 0 Comments

DOVER, Del. — Report by Race Chaser Online Managing Editor Jacob Seelman — Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images North America photo — The irony was striking in Friday’s cancellation of qualifying for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series at Dover International Speedway. A week prior, Matt Kenseth won the second race of the Chase due to Kevin Harvick’s fuel tank running dry, and Friday, he …

NSCS: Taming the Monster; Jeff Gordon Silences Title Doubters With Fifth Dover Triumph

Jacob Seelman Featured, NASCAR, Northeast 0 Comments

DOVER, Del. — Recap by Managing Editor Jacob Seelman for Race Chaser Online — Patrick Smith/Getty Images North America photo — At one time he was ‘Wonder Boy’. Now, he’s ‘Big Daddy’, and Sunday afternoon at Dover, Jeff Gordon overshadowed all challengers once again. Gordon stormed past Brad Keselowski on lap 306 and held the lead following a late-race cycle of …

NSCS PRACTICE: Matt Kenseth Tops Saturday Morning Cup Session at Dover

Jacob Seelman NASCAR, Northeast 0 Comments

DOVER, Del. — Report by Managing Editor Jacob Seelman for Race Chaser Online — Nick Laham/Getty Images North America photo — At a track where Jimmie Johnson has been king over the years, the rest of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Chase Grid took the challenge to the six-time champion during second practice for the AAA 400 at Dover International Speedway …

Speed Zone Blog: Coming Full Circle II; A Look Back as Kurt Busch Makes 500th Start in Dover

Jacob Seelman Featured, Jacob Seelman Blog, NASCAR, Northeast, Staff Columns 0 Comments

DOVER, Del. — Blog by Managing Editor Jacob Seelman for Race Chaser Online — Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images North America photo — The number 500 has been popping up a lot lately in Kurt Busch’s racing career. Busch made his debut in the Indianapolis 500 earlier this season for Andretti Autosport, finishing sixth and earning “Rookie of the Year” honors for …

NSCS QUALIFYING: Monster Effort; Harvick Scores Coors Light Pole at Dover

Jacob Seelman Featured, NASCAR, Northeast 0 Comments

DOVER, Del. — Report by Managing Editor Jacob Seelman for Race Chaser Online — Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images North America photo — His tagline is “Freaky Fast” and this year, it’s been with good reason. There has been no stopping Kevin Harvick in Coors Light Pole Qualifying this season, and that roll continued on Friday afternoon at Dover International Speedway. After …

NSCS PRACTICE: Fast Once Again; Kevin Harvick Leads Sprint Cup Time Sheets in Dover

Jacob Seelman NASCAR, Northeast 0 Comments

DOVER, Del. — Report by Managing Editor Jacob Seelman for Race Chaser Online — Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images North America photo — Well, ladies and gentlemen — the proverbial “Closer” may just be turning into the “Opener” in 2014. Stewart-Haas Racing’s Kevin Harvick, winner of six Coors Light Pole Awards in 2014 but known for his late-race charges, continued to buck …

NSCS: Stewart Speaks Out For First Time; Says Crash Was 100 Percent “An Accident”

RaceChaser Staff Featured, NASCAR, Northeast 0 Comments

HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. — Associated Press report via Jenna Fryer — Nick Laham/Getty Images North America photo — There were days when NASCAR star Tony Stewart couldn’t get out of bed. It was a chore to take a shower, to leave his room. The television was on, he would stare at it, and have no idea what he was watching. He didn’t …

NASCAR Sprint Cup: Johnson holds off Junior for record win at Dover

RaceChaser Staff Featured, NASCAR, Northeast 0 Comments

By Reid Spencer – NASCAR Wire Service – Dover, Del. – Jimmie Johnson’s run toward a possible sixth NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship shifted into high gear Sunday at Dover International Speedway. On two fresh tires to polesitter Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s four, Johnson held off his Hendrick Motorsports teammate during a 26-lap green-flag run to the finish of the AAA 400 and made a significant dent in …