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Chase Championship Field Set After Rain-Shortened Race

Posted On November 16, 2015

(Avondale, AZ)  --  The field for the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship is set. Kevin Harvick, Kyle Busch and Martin Truex Jr. all secured a championship spot following Sunday's rain-shortened Quicken Loans Race for Heroes 500 at Phoenix International Raceway.  The trio along with Jeff Gordon will battle it out for the title next…

It’s every man for himself in dash to make NASCAR title race

Posted On November 15, 2015

AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) It could be feast or famine for three organizations trying to advance their drivers into NASCAR's championship race. Only Jeff Gordon has locked up his spot in next week's title-deciding race, and three spots are up for grabs Sunday at Phoenix International Raceway. There's seven drivers jockeying for those berths, and that…

Johnson passes Keselowski late to win 3rd straight at Texas

Posted On November 09, 2015

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) Jimmie Johnson won his fourth consecutive fall race at Texas, overcoming Brad Keselowski's dominating Chase-contending car with three laps to go Sunday. Keselowski led a track-record 312 of 334 laps and worked hard to hold on to the lead after the final restart with 18 laps left in a race he…

NASCAR suspends Matt Kenseth for 2 races for wrecking Logano 

Posted On November 04, 2015

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Looking to squash any notion that the drivers are running amok on the track, NASCAR suspended Matt Kenseth for two races Tuesday for intentionally wrecking Joey Logano in an act of retaliation that dramatically changed the lineup of drivers in the running for the championship. The penalty levied against Kenseth is fairly…

Gordon wins Martinsville to earn spot in championship finale

Posted On November 01, 2015

MARTINSVILLE, Va. (AP) Jeff Gordon will race for a fifth NASCAR championship in his final season, in large part because Matt Kenseth knocking out both of Roger Penske's cars Sunday at Martinsville Speedway. Kenseth acted on his three-week grudge against Joey Logano by intentionally wrecking Logano as Logano tried to win for the fourth consecutive…