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Keselowski and Harvick are currently ranked seven and eighth, respectively, in the eight-driver Chase field for the Eliminator Round. The third round in the playoffs began last Sunday at Martinsville, the only short track on the Chase schedule.
No driver has won back-to-back championships in the 20-year history of this series.
The IndyCar schedule for 2015 will feature a total of 17 races, highlighted, as always, by the Indianapolis 500 in May.
Ryan Newman is making a Cinderella run in this year's Chase for the Sprint Cup championship, hoping to become one of the four drivers contending for the title in the Nov. 16 season finale at Homestead.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. won at Martinsville Speedway on Sunday a week after he was eliminated from the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship.
Darrell Wallace Jr. has won the Truck Series race at Martinsville Speedway for the second consecutive year.
Things may not be as rosy between Danica Patrick and Joey Logano as Logano believes.
Jamie McMurray claimed the pole for the Goody's Headache Relief Shot 500 -- the first race in the Eliminator Round of the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship -- by beating Joey Logano in Friday's qualifying at Martinsville Speedway.
Sprint Cup Series
In Saturday's race at Martinsville, Wallace will pay tribute to Scott by driving the No. 34 Toyota Tundra in honor of him. The 20-year-old Mobile, Alabama native normally drives the No. 54 truck for Kyle Busch Motorsports.
Joey Logano (Kansas), Kevin Harvick (Charlotte) and Brad Keselowski (Talladega) automatically advanced into the Eliminator Round by winning a race in the Contender Round. Ryan Newman, Denny Hamlin Matt Kenseth, Carl Edwards and Jeff Gordon accumulated enough points to move on in the playoffs.
The Eliminator Round in the new Chase for the Sprint Cup championship begins this weekend at Martinsville Speedway, with the playoff field now trimmed to eight drivers.
Brad Keselowski pulled away in overtime for one of the biggest wins of his career and earned an automatic berth into the third round of NASCAR's championship race.
Kyle Busch's hopes of advancing into the next round of the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship took a big hit when he was involved in a multi-car crash during Sunday's Geico 500 at Talladega Superspeedway.
Brian Vickers won the pole while Jimmie Johnson earned the second starting position in Saturday's chaotic and confusing qualifying session for the Geico 500 at Talladega Superspeedway.
Sprint Cup Series
There are five races to go. After Talladega, the series heads to Martinsville (Oct. 25), Texas (Oct. 31) and then Phoenix (Nov. 7) before the season concludes at Homestead (Nov. 14).
Joey Logano and Kevin Harvick have already clinched a spot in the Eliminator Round. Logano won the Oct. 5 race at Kansas, and Harvick scored the victory in the Oct. 11 event at Charlotte.
Six classes will compete over the weekend at Cochran Motor Speedway.
NASCAR handed down fines to Sprint Cup Series drivers Brad Keselowski and Tony Stewart for their involvement in post- race incidents in last Saturday night's Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
With NASCAR's new playoff format, there is certainly no shortage of drama in this year's Chase for the Sprint Cup championship.
Kyle Busch has won the pole for Saturday night's race at Charlotte Motor Speedway, where Joe Gibbs Racing could surge into the championship race.
If Elliott finishes fifth or better in the final four races, he will clinch the title, regardless of where Smith or any other driver places in each of those events. Elliott would set a record as the youngest champion in the series.
Sprint Cup Series
The Busch brothers had quite a night in Thursday's Sprint Cup Series qualifying at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Johnson's hopes of winning a record-tying seventh title in NASCAR's premier series this year are in jeopardy after he finished 40th this past Sunday at Kansas, the first race in the Contender Round. He was involved in an accident with Greg Biffle in the early going. Johnson, the driver of the No. 48 Chevrolet for Hendrick Motorsports, is now 12th in the Chase point standings. He is 27 points behind eighth-place and teammate Jeff Gordon.
Sam Hornish Jr. is heading back to the Sprint Cup Series full time in 2015.
Winning two of the last three races, Joey Logano might just be the favorite to win the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship.
Joey Logano has grabbed the first berth in the next round of NASCAR's championship race with a victory Sunday at Kansas Speedway.
Hendrick Motorsports drivers Jimmie Johnson and Dale Earnhardt Jr. had their championship hopes jeopardized after both of them crashed in separate incidents during Sunday's Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway.
Championship contender Kevin Harvick won his eighth pole of the season in the Sprint Cup Series, while defending series titleholder Jimmie Johnson struggled in Friday's qualifying for the Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway.
Sprint Cup Series
Nationwide is running at Kansas on Saturday and then Charlotte next week. The series will take a two-week break before the season concludes with Texas (Nov. 1), Phoenix (Nov. 8) and Homestead (Nov. 15).
Those drivers who advanced from the opening round in the Chase, known as the Challenger Round, are: Brad Keselowski, Joey Logano, Kevin Harvick, Jimmie Johnson, Jeff Gordon, Kyle Busch, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Matt Kenseth, Ryan Newman, Carl Edwards, Denny Hamlin and Kasey Kahne.
Seven weeks after his involvement in an accident that took the life of Kevin Ward Jr. during a sprint car race on a dirt track in Upstate New York, Tony Stewart continues to deal with emotions surrounding the tragic incident.
Five days after a grand jury in Ontario County, New York exonerated him of any wrongdoing in the death of Kevin Ward Jr. during an accident in the Aug. 9 sprint car race, NASCAR driver Tony Stewart said he plans to move forward in his Sprint Cup Series racing career.
Team Penske announced on Monday that Simon Pagenaud will drive a new fourth car for the racing organization in the IndyCar Series, beginning with the 2015 season.
Jeff Gordon has won the third race in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship and is part of a 12-driver field that advanced to the next round.
Kevin Harvick turned a lap at 162.933 mph to win the pole Friday at Dover International Speedway, leading the field for the third Chase race.
Kevin Harvick continued his success in knockout-style qualifying in the Sprint Cup Series this season by winning the pole for Sunday's AAA 400 at Dover International Speedway -- the third race in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship.
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Matt Crafton currently holds a seven-point lead over second-place and ThorSport Racing teammate Johnny Sauter. Crafton finished third and Sauter fourth in last weekend's race at New Hampshire.
Busch is driving the No. 54 Toyota for Joe Gibbs Racing, and Logano is behind the wheel of Team Penske's No. 22 Ford. Right now, Penske's No. 22 team holds a 37-point lead over Gibbs' No. 54 team in the Nationwide owners' championship standings. Six races remain.
Team Penske drivers Brad Keselowski and Joey Logano have already clinched a spot in the Contender Round, which includes the races at Kansas (Oct. 5), Charlotte (Oct. 11) and Talladega (Oct. 19). Keselowski won the Sept. 14 Chase-opener at Chicagoland, and his teammate, Logano, scored the victory last Sunday at New Hampshire.
Joey Logano has already advanced to the next round of the NASCAR Sprint Cup playoffs and on Thursday signed a contract extension to remain with Team Penske.
NASCAR driver Tony Stewart will not face charges for his role in the death of Kevin Ward Jr. during an accident in the Aug. 9 sprint car race at a dirt track in Upstate New York.
A grand jury has decided against charging NASCAR star Tony Stewart in the August death of another driver at a sprint car race in upstate New York.
NASCAR announced on Tuesday major changes to the rules package for Sprint Cup Series teams in 2015, including a ban on private team testing and reduction of horsepower.
David Ragan, driver of the No. 34 Plimpton & Hills Ford, comments on racing at Dover International Speedway.
Cole Exum of Valdosta, grabbed the lead from pole sitter Russell Brown (also of Valdosta), then held off the hard charging Brown to capture the Georgia-Alabama Poole's Service Center of Helena, Ga. Sportsman Showdown at Cochran Motor Speedway Saturday, September 20.