April 24, 2014

NASCAR Chase score card: leaving Darlington Raceway


  (PhatzRadio / Fansided)   —   With his second win of the season coming Saturday night in the Bojangles’ Southern 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Darlington (S.C.) Racway, Kevin Harvick assued his spot in the 16-driver Chase for the Sprint Cup championship post-season, that is if he’s in the top-30 in points come the [...]

NASCAR: Kevin Harvick overcomes tough stretch to claim second win


  (PhatzRadio / USA Today)    —   DARLINGTON, S.C. — Just two races into the Sprint Cup Series season, Kevin Harvick had already won a race and been labeled as the driver to beat for the foreseeable future. His No. 4 team at Stewart-Haas Racing seemed to be headed for piles of wins in 2014. But [...]

NASCAR: Tony Stewart grabs pole at Texas with last-second run


    (PhatzRadio / USA Today)    —    FORT WORTH — Tony Stewart captured the pole position Saturday at Texas Motor Speedway, earning the top spot in Sprint Cup qualifying for the first time in nearly 18 months. The three-time champion, who missed the final 15 races last season with a broken leg, knocked Brad Keselowski [...]

NASCAR: Chase Elliott grabs 1st career Nationwide victory


    FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — When qualifying ended at Texas Motor Speedway, Chase Elliott hopped a fence and went on his way without a single fan bothering to stop him for an autograph or picture. Dale Earnhardt Jr. watched the 18-year-old go by largely ignored and figured those days were numbered. “I thought [...]

NASCAR: Kyle Busch best at Bristol Nationwide race again


  (PhatzRadio / USA Today)   —   BRISTOL, Tenn. — At least in the statistical realm, Kyle Busch can make a case for being the best driver in NASCAR history at a single track. Busch, continuing to rule the Nationwide Series on his dropdown visits from Sprint Cup, dominated the closing laps to win Saturday’s Drive [...]

NASCAR: Sprint Cup drivers already thinking about Chase


CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Joey Logano lined up directly behind Kevin Harvick and followed him nose-to-tail around the track and across the line for the final restart. He was stalking the leader, looking for what he knew would be his only chance to snatch the victory away from Harvick. Logano aggressively darted inside of Harvick [...]

NASCAR: Harvick wins second straight at Phoenix


  Kevin Harvick celebrates in Victory Lane with his crew after winning The Profit on CNBC 500 on Sunday in Avondale, Ariz. Photo by The Associated Press. AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Kevin Harvick had a nice send-off with Richard Childress Racing, winning his penultimate race with the team at Phoenix International Raceway. Back at Phoenix [...]

NASCAR: Kyle Busch wins rain-shortened Blue Jeans Go Green 200


    Story Highlights Kyle Busch won the rain-shortened Blue Jeans Go Green 200 at Phoenix International Raceway The win is Busch’s third in a row at Phoenix and series-record seventh overall at the the track Busch extended his Nationwide wins record to 64 AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Kyle Busch didn’t mind the rain that [...]

NASCAR: Matt Kenseth wins first Budweiser Duel in photo finish / Denny Hamlin wins second Budweiser Duel in crash-marred final lap


  (PhatzRadio / USA Today)    —   DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — After a rough week of multiple crashes left him “embarrassed” to enter the Daytona International Speedway garage, Matt Kenseth found redemption Thursday night. The Joe Gibbs Racing driver nipped Kevin Harvick and Kasey Kahne in a three-wide finish for the victory in the first of [...]

NASCAR: Kurt Busch has championship hopes in move to SHR


DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Kevin Harvick popped in for what he thought was a quick hello with a bedridden Tony Stewart. Roughly a week after Stewart broke his right leg in a sprint car crash, Harvick was surprised to find his new boss’ bedroom had been turned into an unlikely boardroom. The entire Stewart-Haas [...]