• November 25, 2014

Nascar

NASCAR: Johnson says Harvick was correct winner

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Jimmie Johnson believes NASCAR's new championship format produced the correct champion and a Ryan Newman victory would have been "tough to swallow for the sport."

NASCAR's Kurt Busch meets with investigators

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — NASCAR driver Kurt Busch has met with Delaware police investigating an allegation by his ex-girlfriend that he assaulted her.

Harvick wins Homestead to claim 1st championship

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — Kevin Harvick jostled his 2-year-old son on his lap, egging him on to speak into the microphone and tell the world his daddy was the NASCAR champion.

Harvick wins Homestead to claim 1st championship

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — Kevin Harvick has claimed his first career Sprint Cup championship with a win in the season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

Hamlin has A-list advantage for championship race

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — Denny Hamlin has the A-list advantage in his NASCAR championship drive.

Elliott celebrates Nationwide title at Homestead

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — Chase Elliott finally got to celebrate his Nationwide Series championship after he finished 17th in the season finale Saturday night at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

NASCAR set to crown 1st-time champion at Homestead

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — There was pushing, punching, one ambush in a darkened garage and a bloody brawl. There were thousands of hours spent analyzing the path to the Sprint Cup title as teams tried to adapt to NASCAR's new championship format.

Stewart's 15-year winning streak on line in finale

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — Tony Stewart moved slowly through the garage, still hobbled a bit by a lingering limp in his surgically repaired right leg.

Gordon wins pole for season finale at Homestead

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — Jeff Gordon did his best to shake off the disappointment over his elimination from the championship field by winning the pole for Sunday's season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

Gordon wins pole for season finale at Homestead

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — Jeff Gordon has bounced back from last week's heartbreaking elimination from the championship race by winning the pole for Sunday's season finale.

France believes Chase format has improved NASCAR

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — NASCAR chairman Brian France believes the new elimination-style playoffs have been a success in their debut season, and the sanctioning body has no issue if Ryan Newman wins the championship without a victory this year.

Harvick tries to rattle Logano in contenders event

MIAMI (AP) — As the youngest driver in NASCAR's championship race, Joey Logano hasn't been in the same high-stakes situations as his other three competitors.

Earnhardt completes season sweep at Pocono

LONG POND, Pa. — Dale Earnhardt Jr. traded hats, waited for his cue, and flashed three fingers for the cameras.

Area experts pick Johnson, Earnhardt for Coke Zero 400

The Coke Zero 400 will take place in Daytona on Saturday night.

Close finish at Fontana due to late-race tire mishaps

Kyle Busch took first place in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Auto Club 400 on Sunday in Fontana, Calif. 

Hamlin, Kenseth win Daytona qualifying races

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Denny Hamlin is still undefeated in 2014, winning the second Daytona 500 qualifying race Thursday night as he coolly pulled away from the field as chaos erupted behind him.

Glover named technical director of Touring Series

Duchardt promoted to No. 3 at Hendrick Motorsports