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

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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: Logano Shoots to Home Victory at Loudon On Late Strategy Call; Chase Grid Scrambled on Wild Day

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LOUDON, N.H. — By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service — Jonathan Ferrey/NASCAR via Getty Images photo — Out of the maelstrom that was New Hampshire Motor Speedway sped Joey Logano, who took control of Sunday’s Sylvania 300 on a restart with 27 laps left and held on to win the second race in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup. But the crux of Sunday’s race …

NSCS: Rebound Time; Bottom Four Attempt To Stay In The Chase Hunt

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LOUDON, N.H. — official release — Sean Gardner/Getty Images North America photo — Luckily for Ryan Newman, AJ Allmendinger, Greg Biffle and Aric Almirola, the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup’s Challenger Round does not end after one race. The revamped playoff system keeps all drivers in the hunt until the very last lap at Dover. Thank goodness. The four stumbled at New Hampshire and …

NSCS PRACTICE: No Stopping Him; Brad Keselowski Tops Sprint Cup Opening Practice at Loudon

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LOUDON, N.H. — staff report — NASCAR photo — Already in the hunt for his second straight win and a sweep of New Hampshire Motor Speedway for the season, Brad Keselowski topped opening Sprint Cup Series practice on Friday morning in Loudon, New Hampshire. The Team Penske driver ran just 12 laps, but found enough speed in his No. 2 Ford on his final run around the Magic …

NSCS: Keselowski Heads To Contender Round; Looks For Three Straight

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LOUDON, N.H. — official release — Jon Durr/Getty Images North America photo — Entering the Chase as the No. 1 seed, Brad Keselowski lived up to the billing by registering a win in the first Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Chicagoland Speedway on Sunday, automatically advancing to the Contender Round. The No. 2 Miller Lite Ford Fusion driver hopes the win is …

NSCS: Chasers Can Help Break Record At New Hampshire

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LOUDON, N.H. — official release — AP photo — Thirteen different drivers have taken the checkered flag in the last 13 races at New Hampshire Motor Speedway – tied with Texas Motor Speedway for the all-time record streak without a repeat winner. And there’s a better than average chance the Magic Mile takes sole possession of the record after this Sunday’s Sylvania 300 …

NSCS: Contender Clinched; Brad Keselowski Opens Chase With Clutch Win at Chicagoland

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JOILET, Ill. — By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service — Sean Gardner/Getty Images North America photo — For Brad Keselowski, this year’s Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup started the same way it did in 2012 — with a victory at Chicagoland Speedway. Clearly, Keselowski would love to see the Chase end the same way it did two years ago — with a series …

Around The Track: The Great Chase Debate

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Blog by Race Chaser Online West Coast Correspondent Ryan Prak O’Hara and Race Chaser Online Senior Editor Tom Baker — Indianapolis Motor Speedway Media photo — This is the debut of our all-new “Around The Track” debate blog, an idea we’ve been kicking around for awhile. All of us at RaceChaser are excited about the opportunity to discuss …

NSCS: Hold On a Second; Spoilers Can Still Play a Factor in the Chase

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JOLIET, Ill. — official release — Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images North America photo — The season is far from over for the drivers who did not make the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup. Forty-three cars still take to the track in the final 10 races, meaning 27 drivers who are not championship-eligible will compete in each event. As a consolation prize, the …

NSCS: Hendrick Motorsports Looks to Continue Strong Season; Win 12th Cup Title

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JOLIET, Ill. — official release — Hendrick Motorsports photo — It’s hard to argue against a Hendrick Motorsports driver winning the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup. Since Jeff Gordon won the organization its first Sprint Cup championship in 1995, the team has clinched 11 (the all-time series record) of the last 19 titles. A whopping 58 percent – better …

NASCAR: Chase Drivers Have Home Tracks Roots; Logano Leads New Wave Of Stars Vying For Cup Title

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — By Jason Christley, NASCAR — NASCAR File photo — Joey Logano had barely finished with the post-race television in Victory Lane when Kevin Harvick walked over to offer his congratulations. It was a surreal scene at the time, as the then 16-year-old Logano stole the spotlight from Harvick, in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series race at Iowa …

NSCS: Could Joe Gibbs Racing be a Championship Dark Horse?

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JOLIET, Ill. — official release — Jeff Curry/Getty Images North America photo — All the attention going into the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup has been on the drivers from Hendrick Motorsports and Team Penske – and rightfully so. They do own 17 wins in 26 (65%) regular season races this season. However, there is another heavyweight in the room that …