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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
First he had to drop his daughter off at school. Then Starbucks. And finally the airport, the private terminal.
JOLIET, Ill. - The Chase for the Sprint Cup is about to begin and, darn it, we need answers.
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.
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.
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.
Jim Harbaugh dared to compare Kaepernick to Superman after the 49ers win on Sunday. The NFL tweeted the quote .
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.
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.
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.
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.
Updated: Sun Sep 14, 2014 06:29 pm
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