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Harvick On Ropes After Crash, Confrontation

Posted On September 21, 2015

JOLIET, Ill. (AP) Nonplussed by Joe Gibbs Racing's red-hot ride into NASCAR's playoffs, Kevin Harvick confidently predicted they wouldn't get in his way of a second consecutive championship. ''We're going to pound them into the ground,'' Harvick said of JGR's four-car title push. Instead, it's Harvick who is on the ropes after the opening race…

Hamlin Wins First Chase Race At Chicagoland

Posted On September 21, 2015

(Joliet, Ill.) - Denny Hamlin overcame a terrible start to win the opening round of NASCAR's Chase for the Sprint Cup in Joliet. Hamlin spun out on the race's second lap to fall behind the leaders, but his crew's decision not to pit during the final caution paid off. Hamlin went from third to first…