NASCAR at Chicagoland For Brad Keselowski, this year's Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup started the same way it did in 2012 -- with a victory at Chicagoland Speedway. Clearly, Keselowski would love to see the Chase end the same way it did two years ago -- with a series championship. He held the top spot for a restart on Lap 262, after an accident involving the cars of Danica Patrick and Ricky Stenhouse Jr., and pulled away to win his fifth race of the year and the 15th of his career by 1.759 seconds over Jeff Gordon, who passed Larson for the second spot in the closing laps
by Pete McCole The Race to the Chase is over, and Brad Keselowski stands alone. In the last "regular season" race before the Chase for the Sprint Cup begins next weekend at Chicagoland Speedway, Keselowski ran away from the field to score his series-leading fourth win of the season and pull ahead of the pack of five drivers tied for the top seed. Keselowski will begin the 10-race Chase for the Sprint Cup with a three-point cushion over Jeff Gordon, Dale Earnhardt, Jr., Jimmie Johnson and Joey Logano â€“ all with three wins apiece.
by Pete McCole Brad Keselowski ran away from the field to score an impressive victory in Saturday nightâ€™s Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond International Raceway to secure the top seed in the Chase for the Sprint Cup in the final race of NASCARâ€™s regular season. The 2012 Sprint Cup Champion led 383 of the 400 lap distance including the final 274 laps, easily beating out Jeff Gordon by 0.797 seconds to collect his series-leading fourth victory of the season and the 400th overall Motorsports victory for team owner Roger Penske.
by Pete McCole Kyle Busch led every lap in a dominating wire-to-wire victory in Friday night's NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Richmond International Raceway for his season-leading fourth win of the season. Busch started on the pole and led all 250 laps, holding on through six restarts including one final yellow flag with 18 laps to go, beating out rookie Chase Elliott and NASCAR veteran Kevin Harvick.
by Pete McCole Brad Keselowski added his fourth Coors Light Pole Award of the season as he topped Friday nightâ€™s qualifying session for Saturdayâ€™s Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond International Raceway. Keselowski was the first driver on the track for the second and final round of knockout qualifying and turned in a lap of 21.324 seconds (126.618 mph) around the Â¾-mile oval to notch his seventh-career Sprint Cup Series pole.
by Pete McCole His Kasey Kahne finally broke through to collect his first win of the 2014 season and punched his ticket into the Chase for the Sprint Cup and a chance for his first career Sprint Cup championship. Kahne grabbed the lead following a restart in the second green-white-checker overtime session, sweeping past Matt Kenseth and then holding him off through the final lap to cap a wild finish.
by Pete McCole Kevin Harvick scored a dominating victory in Saturday night's NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway to notch his third win of the season and his second-consecutive Atlanta Nationwide win. Harvick led the final 159 laps to beat out fellow Sprint Cup driver Joey Logano and Sprint Cup rookie contender Kyle Larson, earning his 43rd-career Nationwide victory and his third-career win at Atlanta.
by Pete McCole Kevin Harvick won the pole the in Friday's qualifying session for Sunday's Oral-B USA 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Harvick's series- leading sixth pole of the season came just hours after his teammate and team co-owner Tony Stewart made an emotional statement in his first public appearance since being involved in a fatal sprint car accident at Canandaigua Speedway that claimed the life of a driver Kevin Ward, Jr.
Regarding death of Kevin Ward Jr. Tony Stewart says the death of Kevin Ward Jr. will "affect my life forever" as he returned to the track for the first time since his car struck and killed the fellow driver during a sprint-car race in New York. "This is been one of the toughest tragedies I've ever had to deal with, both professionally and personally. This is something that will definitely affect my life forever," said Stewart, who has missed the past three Sprint Cup races after Ward's death on Aug. 9. "This is a sadness and a pain that I hope no one has to experience in their life. That being said, I know that the pain and the mourning that Kevin Ward's family and friends are experiencing is something that I can't possibly imagine."
All three major series NASCAR released its 2015 schedule of races for all three of its national series on Tuesday, realigning the dates for several tracks, including moving the Southern 500 back to its traditional spot on Labor Day weekend. Changes for Atlanta Motor Speedway, Bristol Motor Speedway and Darlington Raceway are among the major alterations to the 36-race NASCAR Sprint Cup Series schedule, plus two non-points events. The season begins Feb. 22 with the season-opening Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway and ends Nov. 22 at Homestead-Miami Speedway, site of the season finale since 2002.
by Pete McCole Joey Logano picked up his first-career Bristol Motor Speedway victory on Saturday night, beating out his Team Penske teammate Brad Keselowski for his third win of the season and a share of the lead in the standings for the Chase for the Sprint Cup. Logano passed Matt Kenseth for the lead with 44 laps to go and then held off Keselowski in the final lap to secure his sixth-career Sprint Cup victory. Kenseth held on for third, followed by Jimmie Johnson and Kurt Busch.
Jeff Gordon to start 2nd Kevin Harvick won the Coors Light Pole Award for the Irwin Tools Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway denying Jeff Gordon his third straight pole in the Sprint Cup Series. Harvick scored his fifth pole of the season and the 11th of his career with a fast lap of 131.362 mph in the final round of qualifying. That set a new track record at Bristol. Gordon topped the first round of qualifying and will join Harvick on the front row.
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