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4 hrs ago | Sporting News

Winners & Losers: Brad Keselowski, Kyle Larson save the day at Chicago

The final race of the regular season was a dud, plain and simple, with Brad Keselowski stinking up the show. But a race in which seemingly every Chase driver had some kind of trouble rumbled toward a dramatic conclusion, and Keselowski stole the show with a spectacular pass for the lead.

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Related Topix: Sports, Brad Keselowski, NASCAR, Nascar Drivers, NASCAR Busch, Racing, Johnny Davis, NASCAR Nextel Cup, Jeff Gordon, NASCAR Craftsman Truck, Aric Almirola

15 hrs ago | The San Diego Union-Tribune

Johnson Gets Into High Gear When the Chase Really Gets Serious

His svelte frame and three-day stubble are the same as they were this time last year, but Jimmie Johnson - the greatest NASCAR driver of his generation - has not looked like Jimmie. His three wins and eight top fives to this point tie career lows for any of his championship seasons.

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Related Topix: Sports, Andy Belmont Motorsports, Racing, Andy Belmont, NASCAR Nextel Cup, NASCAR, Nascar Drivers, Jimmie Johnson, Rusty Wallace

Sat Sep 13, 2014

Sporting News

Carl Edwards leads final Sprint Cup practice at Chicagoland

Rookie Kyle Larson, Chase driver Jimmie Johnson and Illinois native Danica Patrick rounded out the top-five. Larson was in a backup car after wrecking in the first practice Saturday.

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Evening Sun

Jeff Gordon covets elusive fifth championship as Chase opens

Once unstoppable on the race track, Jeff Gordon has now gone 13 years without a championship. Now, at 43 years old, he feels he's got one of the best championship shots of his career.

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Related Topix: Sports, NASCAR Nextel Cup, NASCAR, Jeff Gordon, Nascar Drivers, Racing, Andy Belmont Motorsports, Andy Belmont, Bryan Clauson, NASCAR Busch, Dario Franchitti, NASCAR Craftsman Truck, Boris Jurkovic, John Graham

MSNBC

Judge: Pistorius guilty of culpable homicide, or negligent killing, in shooting of girlfriend

It remains to be seen how Giancarlo Stanton's injury will impact him going forward, but the reality is all batters have fear of being hit by a pitch. Brett Hundley and UCLA figure to have their hands full with Texas, but our pundit likes the Bruins in a close one.

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Related Topix: Sports, Racing, NASCAR Nextel Cup, NASCAR, Jeff Gordon, Nascar Drivers

Fri Sep 12, 2014

Pitt Panthers

Former Coach Wilps, Teammates Join Hendrick Motorsports

After a successful four-year wrestling career for the Pitt Panthers and one additional year on the sidelines, Matt Wilps is trading in the practice mats for some knee pads and a toolkit. Wilps, along with former teammates Donnie Tasser and Zac Thomusseit are all headed to Charlotte for the Hendrick Motorsports development program with the hopes of latching onto a NASCAR pit crew.

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Motorsport.com

Allmendinger scoffs at long odds for his Chase chances

From a handicapping standpoint, AJ Allmendinger is realistic enough to know he won't have the same odds of winning a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series title as six-time champion Jimmie Johnson, but he took lighthearted umbrage at being considered an afterthought for the Chase. "We're contenders 'cause we're here, and we've got a shot at it, but I'm also not blind to the fact that, if you set myself against Jimmie, he's more favored," Allmendinger said.

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The Washington Post

Jeff Gordon: once more, with feeling

First he had to drop his daughter off at school. Then Starbucks. And finally the airport, the private terminal.

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Sporting News

Seven questions we need answers to in Chase

JOLIET, Ill. - The Chase for the Sprint Cup is about to begin and, darn it, we need answers.

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Detroit Free Press

Mike Brudenell: Jeff Gordon revs for run at Sprint Cup title

You've got to like Jeff Gordon's Chase for the Championship chances. The veteran Hendrick Motorsports ace is driving like the strong Santa Ana winds this season.

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NBC29

Johnson opens Chase seeking record-tying 7th title

The Nebraska doctors treating an American aid worker infected with Ebola say he has responded well to aggressive treatment in the past week. An American aid worker infected with Ebola has been given blood from a fellow doctor who battled the disease, and Nebraska doctors say the man has responded well to aggressive treatment in the past week.

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Related Topix: Sports, Ray Rice, NFL Players, NASCAR Nextel Cup, NASCAR, Nascar Drivers, Jimmie Johnson, Racing, Andy Belmont Motorsports, Andy Belmont, Bryan Clauson, NASCAR Busch, Dario Franchitti, NASCAR Craftsman Truck, Boris Jurkovic

Thu Sep 11, 2014

Pocono Record

Slumping Johnson still a threat -

It's been 11 weeks since Jimmie Johnson's last victory and he suffered through one of his typical summer swoons. But as the defending NASCAR champion prepares for the start of the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship, he feels as confident as ever that he'll once again be hoisting the prize at the end of the year.

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Lebanon Democrat

Helmet deemed to be cause of Jimmie Johnson's dehydration

A defective cooling system in Jimmie Johnson's helmet was determined to be the cause of the six-time Sprint Cup champion's severe dehydration following Saturday night's race at Richmond, A defective cooling system in Jimmie Johnson's helmet was determined to be the cause of the six-time Sprint Cup champion's severe dehydration following Saturday night's race at Richmond, Va. "The team found an issue with the cooling system for my helmet.

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The Big Lead

Dear Athletes, Stop Fighting Over the Unoriginal 'Superman' Nickname

Jim Harbaugh dared to compare Kaepernick to Superman after the 49ers win on Sunday. The NFL tweeted the quote .

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BroadwayWorld.com

VIDEO: Jimmy Races NASCAR Champ Jimmie Johnson on Cooler Scooters on TONIGHT

On last night's TONIGHT SHOW, Jimmy raced six-time Sprint Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson around The Tonight Show halls on high-speed cooler scooters in a special NASCAR-themed race. Check out the clip below! Beginning Feb. 17, 2014, "The Tonight Show" returns to its New York origins when "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon " makes its broadcast debut from Studio 6B in Rockefeller Center.

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National Speed Sport News

Peltier Aims For More PASS Success

As Super Late Model teams from across the Southeast prepare for a return to Hickory Motor Speedway on Sept. 20 for the Over The Mountain 150, one thing is quite clear: whoever is contending for the win will likely have to battle Preston Peltier.

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Related Topix: Sports, Racing, NASCAR, NASCAR Nextel Cup, Nascar Drivers, Jimmie Johnson, Jeff Gordon

WTHR-TV Indianapolis

Fallon tops Jackman in giant billiards game

Shortly after beating NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson in a cooler race through the studio hallways, Fallon took on actor Hugh Jackman in a giant game of pool. That would be enough for most of us, but the "Tonight Show" host took it up a notch.

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Related Topix: Sports, Racing, NASCAR Nextel Cup, NASCAR, Nascar Drivers, Jimmie Johnson

Wed Sep 10, 2014

The Washington Post

Auto Racing Package: Auto Racing Glance

Schedule: Friday, practice , qualifying ; Saturday, practice ; Sunday, race, 2 p.m. . Last week: Brad Keselowski won the regular-season finale at Richmond for his series-leading fourth victory of the year and the top spot in the Chase.

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Star-Telegram.com

Motorsports Insider: In new Chase format, winning's not everything, but almost

For all intents and purposes, that makes it somewhat of a Hendrick Motorsports vs. Team Penske showdown." "My fondness for Chicago has been well documented over the years.

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Auto Racing Daily

Penske The Favorite? Hendrick Motorsports Might Disagree

Since Jeff Gordon won the organization its first Sprint Cup championship in 1995, the team has clinched 11 of the last 19 titles. A whopping 58 percent - better odds than a coin flip.

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