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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: 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.

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.

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.

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 puts new rule in place for exiting cars after accident

NASCAR has implemented a new rule about exiting a car while on the track after the death of Kevin Ward. Jr. Tony Stewart hit him while he was talking on the track.

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.

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.

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.

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.

NASCAR: Keselowski wins, 'should have stuck with beer'

Sparta - Brad Keselowski celebrated a great weekend after winning the Quaker State 400. It was the first time in his career that Keselowski had won a race after starting in the pole position. But it was after the race that things got interesting.

NASCAR: Edwards rides 'ugly' last lap to first road-course win

Sonoma - Carl Edwards got his first career win on a road course and the second victory of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season when he held off Jeff Gordon during an exciting final lap at the Toyota/Save Mart 350 on Sunday.

NASCAR: Champion takes charge in the 'Chase' standings

Brooklyn - Six-time, and current, Sprint-Cup champion Jimmie Johnson got his third win of the NASCAR season Sunday afternoon, but admits he was on edge to the very end.

NASCAR: Earnhardt rides friend's bad luck to Victory Lane

Long Pond - Dale Earnhardt Jr. capitalized on Brad Keselowski's misfortune, took over the lead of the Pocono 400 with five laps remaining and cruised the rest of the way to his second win of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season.

NASCAR: Johnson's back-to-back wins putting him on a roll

Dover - One week after placing the first winner's decal of the season on his car, Jimmie Johnson mastered the “Monster Mile” to win the FedEx 400, the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race in Dover, Delaware, on Sunday.

NASCAR: Johnson wasn't worried, but happy to get first win

Concord - Jimmie Johnson led out the field to start the Coca-Cola 600 on Sunday and, after 600 gruelling miles, he led them back in after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at the Charlotte Motor Speedway.

NASCAR: Gordon 'feels awesome' to finally win first one in 2014

Kansas City - It took 11 races, but Jeff Gordon solidified his ranking in Sprint-Cup standings with a win at Kansas Speedway, on Saturday night. The win has extra meaning as they are the most important when it comes to ranking drivers for the Chase for the Sprint Cup.

NASCAR: Hamlin plays his 'cards right' for first win at Talladega

Talladega - Denny Hamlin had his eyes on the white flag waving overhead when a track incident left a piece of a bumper near the start/finish line. The cars kept racing another half a lap when NASCAR put the Aaron's 499 under caution.

NASCAR: Logano's second win means it's time to 'have some fun'

Richmond - Joey Logano made his move at precisely the right time and then drove away from the field to win the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Toyota Owners 400, at Richmond International Raceway on Saturday night.
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