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 …

NSCS QUALIFYING: Rain Scraps Coors Light Pole Qualifying; Kyle Busch to Start From Pole

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JOLIET, Ill. — staff report — NASCAR photo — Persistent rain scrapped Coors Light Pole Qualifying for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series on Friday at Chicagoland Speedway, getting the first stages of the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup title fight off to a soggy start. The washout means that Kyle Busch will start first in Sunday’s MyAFibStory.com 400 (2 p.m. …

AUDIO/FEATURE: Joey Gase Primed and Thankful for First Sprint Cup Start at Chicagoland

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JOLIET, Ill. — Audio and story by Managing Editor Jacob Seelman for Speed77 Radio and Race Chaser Online — Chris Seelman photo — It’s taken a lot of hard work and perseverance through a lot of on-track struggles, but 21-year-old Joey Gase will finally accomplish a lifelong dream on Sunday afternoon. Gase, a Cedar Rapids, Iowa native, will make his …

NSCS PRACTICE: Kyle Busch Paces Opening Sprint Cup Practice in Chicago

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JOLIET, Ill. — staff report — NASCAR photo — Looking to improve on his runner-up finish in last year’s Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup opener, Kyle Busch topped opening Sprint Cup Series practice at Chicagoland Speedway on Friday. Busch’s speed of 191.442 — obtained on his 21st of 21 laps around the 1.5-mile track — was enough to pace the field in preparation for …

NSCS: Keselowski Primed for Second Title Run

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Story by Managing Editor Jacob Seelman for Race Chaser Online — Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images North America photo — Last season, Brad Keselowski’s reign as NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion ended with a whimper as opposed to a bang. Keselowski finished sixth on the final night of 2013 at Homestead-Miami, basically writing his season off while Jimmie Johnson celebrated …