July 24, 2014

NASCAR Analysis: Three takeaways from Sprint Cup race at Sonoma

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    (PhatzRadio / USA Today)   —   SONOMA, Calif. — By now, any wine-induced haze should have cleared for those who traveled to Sonoma Raceway. So with some newfound clarity, here’s a look at three takeaways from the Toyota/Save Mart 350: 1. Kevin Harvick’s bad luck continues Another week of having the strongest car, another [...]

NASCAR: Kevin Harvick Questions Michigan Pit Strategy / Power Rankings

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    (PhatzRadio / Fansided)    —   Kevin Harvick had another fast car this past weekend in Michigan. Harvick has brought a lot of fast cars to the track thus far in the 2014 season. As a result of those fast cars he has two wins to his credit and a guaranteed spot in the chase. [...]

NASCAR: Jimmie Johnson finally wins at Michigan

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    (PhatzRadio / AP)    —    BROOKLYN, Mich. — Hendrick Motorsports seemed miles ahead of the competition Sunday at Michigan International Speedway. One of the NASCAR powerhouse’s chief rivals evaluated the gap with a measurement that made that distance seem even greater. “It’s pretty obvious that the Hendrick engines are way ahead of everyone else,” [...]

NASCAR: Relaxed Earnhardt gets 2nd win of year

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    LONG POND, Pa. — Dale Earnhardt Jr. is having a blast again, with a shared bond with his crew, comfort in his own skin as NASCAR’s most popular driver, even finding fun 140 characters at a time on Twitter. Winning races sure has a way of easing burdens on Junior. Earnhardt turned Brad [...]

NASCAR: Denny Hamlin wins Pocono 400 pole

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  (PhatzRadio / AP)    —    LONG POND, Pa. – Denny Hamlin, four times a winner at Pocono Raceway, won the pole position Friday for Sunday’s Pocono 400 Sprint Cup race at the 2.5-mile track. Hamlin sprinted to the top of the qualifying chart with less than a minute remaining in the final session of time [...]

NASCAR: Pothole can’t keep Johnson from posting ninth Dover win

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    (PhatzRadio / AP)    —    DOVER, Del. — Jimmie Johnson handled the pothole at Dover the same way he disposed of a rough patch to start the season. He won. A week after shaking off a lengthy winless streak by his championship standards, Johnson raced his way to another routine romp at Dover International [...]

NASCAR: Johnson ends drought at Coca-Cola 600

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    CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — About the only one not worried about Jimmie Johnson’s victory drought this season was the Sprint Cup defending champion. After his dominating show this weekend at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Johnson gave his competitors plenty to worry about. Johnson reached Victory Lane for the first time this season at the [...]

NASCAR: Harvick looking for another victory

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    CONCORD, N.C. — Happy Harvick has lived up to his nickname this season, and hopes the good times with new team Stewart-Haas Racing roll on at Charlotte. Kevin Harvick heads into the Coca-Cola 600 on Sunday night coming off a win and three top-10s in the last four races. He was in position [...]

NASCAR: Johnson wins first pole of the year at Charlotte followed by Keselowski, Kahne and Patrick

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    (PhatzRadio / AP)    —   CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Jimmie Johnson is hoping he’s on the verge of turning around a disappointing season. The six-time Sprint Cup champion won the pole Thursday night for the Coca-Cola 600, turning a lap at 194.911 mph at Charlotte Motor Speedway in the third round of NASCAR’s knockout [...]

NASCAR: Four drivers to watch in the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race

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  (PhatzRadio / USA Today)   —    Many of NASCAR’s stars have taken home the $1 million prize at the Sprint All-Star Race. Jimmie Johnson has won it four times (including the last two), Jeff Gordon has won three times and eight other active drivers have done it once. So who is left? USA TODAY Sports’ [...]