Harvick ends season strong for first Sprint Cup championship
Kevin Harvick was a worthy winner of NASCAR’s revamped Chase for the Sprint Cup championship, which successfully put the emphasis on victories over the final two races.
Newman hasn’t won a race since July, 2013
The beefy 36-year-old driver’s 2014 stats don’t look like those of a champion: no wins, four top fives, and just 41 laps led in 35 races and Newman hasn’t finished higher than third in any race since he won the Brickyard 400 last year.
Jeff Gordon also knocked out of Chase
Kevin Harvick led 264 laps at Phoenix International Raceway on Sunday to earn an automatic spot next week in the four-man Chase field in the finale at Homestead.
For the second year in a row, the NASCAR Sprint Cup series has a new champ as Brad Keselowski holds off Jimmie Johnson on Sunday in the finale at Homestead.
Matt Kenseth wins the caution-filled Sprint Cup Series race in Kansas City, but Brad Keselowski has Chase lead with four to go.
Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s championship hopes officially end Thursday when he’s ruled out by a doctor for the next two races following his second concussion in the last six weeks.
Matt Kenseth wins at Talladega after Tony Stewart’s car flies upside down, triggering a 25-car pileup.
The Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Championship was officially set late Saturday night when --- after a long rain delay --- Clint Bowyer took the checkered flag, while four-time champs Jeff Gordon rallied at the end to finish second and grab the last spot in the postseason.
For the fourth time in his sparkling NASCAR career, Jimmie Johnson wins the prestigious Brickyard 400 on Sunday in Indy.
NASCAR suspends driver A.J. Allmendinger on Tuesday, confirming he violated its substance-abuse policy after a test of his backup urine sample confirms the original positive result.