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NASCAR: Harvick ends 'dream season' with win and championship

Homestead - Kevin Harvick capped off a season when he was consistently one of the better cars on most race weekends by winning the last two events and capturing the Sprint Cup Series title for the first time in his career.

NASCAR: Final four ready for all-out battle for the Sprint Cup

Avondale - Jeff Gordon, Matt Kenseth, Brad Keselowski and Carl Edwards are out. Danny Hamlin, Joey Logano, Ryan Newman and Kevin Harvick are in, as NASCAR-nation readies to crown its 2014 Sprint Cup champion.

NASCAR: Punches fly on pit road as season draws to close

Fort Worth - For the second time in the past few weeks, tempers flared on pit road after a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race. Heated words flew and so did the fists.

NASCAR: Clock chimes on special win for Earnhardt Jr.

Ridgeway - Dale Earnhardt Jr. won his fourth race of the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup season on Sunday, but the win was bittersweet. Despite the “special meaning” of the victory, he won't be able to challenge for the title he has chased his whole career on the circuit

NASCAR: Win squeezes Keselowski into the final eight in Chase

Talladega - Brad Keselowski came to Talladega Superspeedway knowing one thing. He had to win the Geico 500 or else his hope for the 2014 title was over.

NASCAR: Charlotte win puts 'The Closer' in the Eliminator Round

Concord - Kevin Harvick is breathing a huge sigh of relief after winning the Bank of America 500, on Saturday night at Charlotte Motor Speedway, and taking a huge step toward a shot at NASCAR's Sprint Cup title.

Video: Spectators escape death, injury as car crashes into crowd

La Thuile - Video footage of a spectacular crash during a Rally Car race in Italy shows spectators somehow managing to escape death as they scatter when a car loses control and crashes into an embankment.

NASCAR: Logano races to front of the field with second Chase win

Kansas City - Joey Logano got his second victory in 2014's Chase for the Sprint Cup and took control in the hunt for the NASCAR top-level series title with the win at the Hollywood Casino 400 on Sunday.

NASCAR: Gordon wins at Dover, championship hopes end for four

Dover - Jeff Gordon continued his “drive for five” NASCAR championships with a win on the famed “Monster Mile” on Sunday. By winning the AAA 400, Gordon is on to the Contender Round in this year's Chase for the Sprint Cup.

NASCAR: Logano wins, Team Penske is 2-0 in the 'Chase'

Loudon - Joey Logano didn't waste any time in securing a spot in the second round of the Chase for the Sprint Cup. One week after teammate Brad Keselowski won the opening round of NASCAR's Chase, Logano won the Sylvania 300 on Sept. 21, 2014.

NASCAR: The 'Chase' is on, Keselowski leads the way

Joliet - Brad Keselowski fed off the momentum of winning the final NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race of the season, prior to the start of the Chase for the Sprint Cup, and rolled into Victory Circle after winning the opening round of the this year's championship run.

NASCAR: Sixteen drivers. Ten races. One Sprint Cup champion

NASCAR nation is about to embark on a 10-week search for its 2014 king. Drivers have fought 26 battles for the right to be one of the 16 left who actually have a chance to hoist the coveted Sprint Cup trophy.

NASCAR: Keselowski dominates race on way to fourth win of season

Richmond - The words “dominant performance” are bandied about regularly in the world of motorsports. But, Brad Keselowski exemplified the term in Saturday night's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Richmond International Raceway.

NASCAR: Kahne, Kenseth lock down places in the 'Chase'

Hampton - Kasey Kahne jumped into the lead of the Oral-B USA 500 with 24 laps remaining in the Sunday evening race and held on for the win, claiming his place in the final 16 as the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series prepares to begin its championship chase.

INDYCAR: Powering his way to the championship

Fontana - Tony Kanaan won the race on Saturday, but the night belonged to Will Power, who drove masterfully on his way to the Verizon IndyCar Series championship.

INDYCAR: Dixon keeps slim hopes of another title alive with win

Sonoma - Reigning IndyCar champion Scott Dixon made a late move to win the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma on Sunday, and set up a grand finale for the series in the last race of the 2014 season next weekend.

NASCAR: Logano wins for the third time, confident for title run

Bristol - Joey Logano weaved his way through traffic during the final laps of the Irwin Tools Night Race, fighting off a late challenge by teammate Brad Keselowski and winning his third race of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season.

INDYCAR: Power has 'great fun' winning in Milwaukee

WEST ALLIS, WI – Will Power was dominant on Sunday afternoon at the ABC Supply Wisconsin 250 and was nearly three seconds ahead of his nearest competitor when the race came to a close.

NASCAR: 'Intense' restart propels Gordon to win in Michigan

Brooklyn - Jeff Gordon won the Pure Michigan 400 on Sunday, for his third victory of the NASCAR Sprint Cup season, and, once again, a great restart was the key, just as it was four weeks ago at Indianapolis.

NASCAR: Allmendinger in the 'Chase' after first Sprint-Cup win

Watkins Glen - AJ Allmendinger won his first ever Sprint Cup Series race on Sunday and secured his place among the 16 drivers who will battle for the series championship during the final 10 races of the NASCAR season.

NASCAR driver Tony Stewart hits, kills fellow racecar driver

Canandaigua - Veteran NASCAR driver Tony Stewart has decided not to race at Watkins Glen today after he struck and killed a fellow race car driver Saturday night.

INDYCAR: Dixon wins after starting at the back of the field

LEXINGTON, Ohio - Scott Dixon won the Honda Indy 200 on Sunday and showed his mastery on the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, where he has won five of the last eight IndyCar races.

NASCAR: Earnhardt Jr. completes sweep of Pocono races

Long Pond - Dale Earnhardt Jr. led the final 14 laps of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series at Pocono Raceway, on Sunday, to win his third race of the season and climb into the lead of the standings in the final stretch leading into the Chase for the Sprint Cup.

NASCAR: Gordon has 'awesome' day to set record at the 'Brickyard'

Indianapolis - It was a great day for Jeff Gordon at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Sunday. And he it all after the Mayor of Indianapolis declared Sunday “Jeff Gordon Day” in the city.

INDYCAR: Conway calls for tires and races to win in Toronto

Toronto - It all came down to a drag race on Sunday afternoon on the streets of Toronto and Mike Conway had a little extra in the tank for the rest of the field, going on to win Race 2 in the Honda Indy Toronto.

INDYCAR: Bourdais wins postponed Race 1 on the streets of Toronto

Toronto - Sebastien Bourdais had waited some time for a win after his return to IndyCar racing last year. The wait is over after the four-time champion in an IndyCar series won the first of two races making up the Honda Indy Toronto.

NASCAR: Keselowski feels 'in a better place' after latest win

Loudon - Brad Keselowski won for the first time in his career at New Hampshire Motor Speedway and it couldn't have come at a better time. It was Keselowski's third win of the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season, qualifying him for the Chase for the Sprint Cup.

INDYCAR: Hunter-Reay admits he 'stole one' to win in Iowa

Newton - Ryan Hunter-Reay is happy that IndyCar races are not won by dominant efforts, but are won by the driver that crosses the finish line first.

INDYCAR: Montoya gets first series win in nearly 14 years

Long Pond - Thirteen years, nine months and 20 days. That's how long Juan Pablo Montoya went between visits to the IndyCar “Victory Circle.” On Sunday, the Colombian made his return to IndyCar all that much sweeter when he won the Pocono IndyCar 500.

NASCAR: Five race stoppages can't keep No. 43 from Victory Circle

Daytona Beach - Thirty years after NASCAR legend Richard Petty won his 200th career race, his iconic number 43 race car was back in Victory Lane after the very same race at Daytona International Speedway.
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Joey Logano celebrates with team owner Roger Penske after winning the Toyota Owners 400  on April 26...
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