NSCS PRACTICE: Edwards Tops Sprint Cup Happy Hour at Richmond

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RICHMOND, Va. — staff report — Todd Warshaw/Getty Images North America photo — Carl Edwards topped the final practice session at Richmond International Raceway, running his fastest lap of 121.863 mph in the closing minutes. His 22.156-second lap just beat that of fellow Ford driver Brad Keselowski, who was second on the leaderboard just .004 seconds behind Edwards. Clint Bowyer and Jamie McMurray, two drivers who need …

NSCS: Last Call; Sense Of Urgency Reaches Frenzied Peak at Richmond

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RICHMOND, Va. — official release — Drew Hallowell/Getty Images North America photo — A numbers game will play out under the lights at Richmond International Raceway on Saturday night. There will be winners. And losers. With way more hopes popped than champagne bottles. But for the few who do earn a spot in this thrilling new playoff – the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint …

NSCS: The Timeliest of Wins; Kasey Kahne Punches Chase Ticket With Atlanta Triumph

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HAMPTON, Ga. — By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service — Jonathan Moore/Getty Images photo — It was Tony Stewart’s return to racing that dominated the headlines before Sunday night’s Oral-B USA 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway, but it was Kasey Kahne who stole the show — and a berth in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup. In a race that went 10 laps beyond its scheduled …

NSCS: Bowyer, Biffle and Larson On Chase Hot Seats With Two To Go

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HAMPTON, Ga. — official release — Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images North America photo — Clint Bowyer, Greg Biffle and Kyle Larson are playing a high stakes musical chairs game of sorts. At the moment, Bowyer and Biffle sit in the final two seats to qualify for the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup with Larson standing on the outside looking in at …

NSCS: Logano Tops All Challengers to Score Third Win of Season in Thunder Valley

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BRISTOL, Tenn. — By Seth Livingstone, NASCAR Wire Service — Jonathan Moore/Getty Images North America photo — Joey Logano believes he has the car, and Team Penske believes they have the team, to win the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship. Logano took the lead from Matt Kenseth with 44 laps remaining and scooted to his third Sprint Cup victory of the season in Saturday’s IRWIN …