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Checkered flag about to fall on ESPN NASCAR coverage

Checkered flag about to fall on ESPN NASCAR coverage

November 15th, 2014 8:10 am by DAN GELSTON, AP Sports Writer

ESPN has been as much a staple in NASCAR the past 30 years as the Earnhardts and Pettys. ESPN televised the sport from 1981-2000 and 2007-2014. "You can't separate the history of ESPN from NASCAR and the history of NASCAR from ESPN."

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Harvick wins at Phoenix; Newman's late pass dooms Gordon

Harvick wins at Phoenix; Newman's late pass dooms Gordon

November 9th, 2014 8:47 pm by JENNA FRYER, AP Auto Racing Writer

AVONDALE, Ariz. — Kevin Harvick dominated a race he had to win to advance to the final round of NASCAR's playoffs, while Jeff Gordon was knocked out when Ryan Newman completed a last-lap pass.

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Elliott, 18, becomes NASCAR's youngest champion

Elliott, 18, becomes NASCAR's youngest champion

November 8th, 2014 7:45 pm by JENNA FRYER, AP Auto Racing Writer

Chase Elliott became the youngest champion in NASCAR history on Saturday when he wrapped up the Nationwide Series title at Phoenix International Raceway.

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Hamlin wins pole for critical race at Phoenix

Hamlin wins pole for critical race at Phoenix

November 7th, 2014 9:38 pm by Associated Press

Six of the eight drivers competing for a shot at the title qualified in the top seven. Only Carl Edwards (13th) and Ryan Newman (20th) failed to crack the top 10 in qualifying.

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NASCAR's Kurt Busch facing assault probe

NASCAR's Kurt Busch facing assault probe

November 7th, 2014 2:11 pm by Associated Press

Police in Delaware say they are investigating a domestic assault allegation made against NASCAR driver Kurt Busch.

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Hamlin: Most drivers don't respect Keselowski

Hamlin: Most drivers don't respect Keselowski

November 5th, 2014 2:51 pm by JENNA FRYER, AP Auto Racing Writer

Denny Hamlin thinks most drivers don't respect Brad Keselowski, and the contempt stems from the 2012 NASCAR champion's refusal to show any remorse for his aggressive driving.

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NASCAR suspends crew members, fines crew chiefs after Texas melee

NASCAR suspends crew members, fines crew chiefs after Texas melee

November 4th, 2014 5:57 pm by staff and wire reports

NASCAR on Tuesday penalized crew members as well as crew chiefs from the No. 5 and No. 24 Sprint Cup teams for their involvement in post-race incidents on Nov. 2 at Texas Motor Speedway.

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Johnson wins at Texas; Gordon and Keselowski involved in melee

Johnson wins at Texas; Gordon and Keselowski involved in melee

November 2nd, 2014 8:38 pm by STEPHEN HAWKINS, AP Sports Writer

None of the eight championship contenders was able to clinch one of the final four spots in NASCAR's Chase for the Sprint Cup championship.

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Kyle Busch wins another Nationwide race at Texas

Kyle Busch wins another Nationwide race at Texas

November 1st, 2014 7:02 pm by STEPHEN HAWKINS, AP Sports Writer

FORT WORTH, Texas — Kyle Busch won the Nationwide Series race at Texas on Saturday, giving him a chance for a tripleheader sweep this weekend.

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Johnson: New title format 'bizarre' but necessary

Johnson: New title format 'bizarre' but necessary

November 1st, 2014 6:00 am by STEPHEN HAWKINS, AP Sports Writer

Jimmie Johnson was among 16 drivers who initially made the Chase, but he's already out of contention for his seventh points title even with three wins and 1,119 laps led this year.

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