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Brian France inaccurately says it's 'not accurate' NASCAR TV ratings haven't risen

Brian France said attendance had been up at over 20 Cup Series races in 2017. (Getty) NASCAR television ratings are consistently trending downwards. Either NASCAR CEO Brian France refuses to admit that or he’s got some super-secret information that the sport is refusing to make public. Show More Summary

NASCAR's playoff changes paid off with Martin Truex Jr.'s title

NASCAR gambled when it changed its points and playoff format for the third time in seven years before the 2017 season. After touting the simplicity of its points format for the previous six seasons, NASCAR went complicated when it decided to break races into three stages. Show More Summary

Brad Keselowski makes Formula 1 comparison regarding a Toyota aero advantage

Your browser does not support iframes. HOMESTEAD, Fla. — Brad Keselowski has been outspoken throughout the 2017 season regarding the nose of the Toyota Camry Cup Series cars. After Toyota driver Martin Truex Jr. won Sunday night’s race...Show More Summary

Dale Earnhardt Jr. celebrates his final race with beers at his car

Your browser does not support iframes. HOMESTEAD, Fla. — Not long after Dale Earnhardt Jr. emerged from his car Sunday night at Homestead-Miami Speedway, a Yeti cooler with a camouflage cushion appeared on his car’s rear decklid. As crew members gathered around, beer was dispensed from the cooler. Show More Summary

Martin Truex Jr. wins 2017 Cup Series championship

Your browser does not support iframes. HOMESTEAD, Fla. — Not so long ago it appeared Martin Truex Jr.’s career as a competitive race car driver was done. Now, he’s a champion. Truex outlasted Kyle Busch, Kevin Harvick and Brad Keselowski to win the 2017 Cup Series championship. Show More Summary

Danica Patrick's full-time career comes to a fiery end

Your browser does not support iframes. HOMESTEAD, Fla. — Danica Patrick’s final season in NASCAR came to a fiery end. Two days after announcing her retirement from full-time racing, Patrick slammed the wall at Homestead-Miami Speedway and as she steered her car toward pit road smoke filled the cockpit as fire broke out under the car. Show More Summary

William Byron beats Elliott Sadler for Xfinity Series title; Cole Custer wins race

Your browser does not support iframes. William Byron passed and held off Elliott Sadler for the 2017 Xfinity Series title Saturday night. Byron was able to run down Sadler with less than 20 laps to go and pass his JR Motorsports teammate for fourth. Show More Summary

Christopher Bell wins truck title as Chase Briscoe wins race

Christopher Bell (4) drives out of Turn 4 ahead of Noah Gragson (18) during a NASCAR Trucks series auto race at Phoenix International Raceway, Friday, Nov. 10, 2017, in Avondale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ralph Freso) Christopher Bell finished second to Chase Briscoe Friday night at Homestead-Miami Speedway to win the 2017 Camping World Truck Series title. Show More Summary

Denny Hamlin to start first at Homestead ahead of Martin Truex Jr. and Kyle Busch

Denny Hamlin (11) leads early during a NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Phoenix International Raceway Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017, in Avondale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) A driver not racing for the title will start first in the 2017 season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Show More Summary

Danica Patrick done as a full-time driver, will drive Daytona 500 and Indy 500 in 2018

Your browser does not support iframes. Danica Patrick said Friday that the 2017 season would be her final season as a full-time driver. But she’s not stepping away from racing entirely at the moment. She’ll drive in the two biggest races in American motorsports before her career is over. Show More Summary

Dale Earnhardt Jr. 'blessed' and content with career as he preps for final race

When Dale Earnhardt jumped behind the wheel at Daytona in February, he was worried his final season in the Cup Series was going to be abbreviated. The 2017 Daytona 500 was Junior’s first race since he was sidelined with a concussion halfway through the 2016 season. Show More Summary

Brief NASCAR championship press conference offers a bit of tension and little else

There wasn’t much to glean from the 10 minutes the four title-contending drivers were on stage together. (Getty) If you were expecting Thursday’s media session with Kyle Busch, Kevin Harvick, Brad Keselowski and Martin Truex Jr. to be eventful or filled with some trash talk, your expectations were misplaced. Show More Summary

How the four title contenders fare at Homestead

Welcome to the final race of the 2017 Cup Series season. Who’s your pick for the title? Martin Truex is the favorite based off his performance throughout the 2017 season, but he’s not the best driver historically at Homestead. That honor goes to Kevin Harvick, whose stats are mindboggling. Show More Summary

Watch: Who will win the 2017 NASCAR championship?

Thirty-five races. Sixty-seven different drivers. Tens of thousands of laps. And it all comes down to this: one race for the 2017 Championship at Homestead Miami Speedway. Four drivers are running for the Monster Energy Cup, with another 36 there as a supporting cast. Show More Summary

Homestead release includes quote that NASCAR finale weekend is 'greatest sporting event in history'

Welcome to the site of the greatest sporting event in history. (Getty) It’s time to turn down the hyperbole meter, folks. Yes, This is the most climactic time of the year in NASCAR. On Friday, the Camping World Truck Series crowns its champion at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Show More Summary

NASCAR Power Rankings: Ranking the top four by their title chances

Welcome to the final Power Rankings of the 2017 season. Where has the time gone? 1. Martin Truex Jr. (LW: 2): The season’s most dominant driver is the favorite for the title. Truex outperformed his average at Phoenix considerably on Sunday, finishing third. Show More Summary

Budweiser releases tribute video for Dale Earnhardt Jr.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. in 2007. (Getty) If you’re a Dale Earnhardt Jr. fan — or heck, just a NASCAR fan in general — it’s going to be impossible not to have the feels when you watch Budweiser’s tribute ad. Junior’s longtime sponsor released the video Tuesday in anticipation of his final Cup Series race Sunday at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Show More Summary

Phoenix win means Matt Kenseth gets to leave the Cup Series a winner

Matt Kenseth celebrates his win in Victory Lane after a NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Phoenix International Raceway Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017, in Avondale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) Matt Kenseth’s win at Phoenix on Sunday means another former Cup Series champion gets to leave NASCAR’s top level with a win in his final season. Show More Summary

Phoenix takeaways: Keselowski's title hopes survive in a race where the wall caught on fire

Your browser does not support iframes. Consider our Takeaways feature to be the home of our random and sometimes intelligent musings. Sometimes the post may have a theme. Sometimes it may just be a mess of unrelated thoughts. Make sure you tweet us your thoughts after the race or email your post-race rants via the link in the signature line below. Show More Summary

Elliott-Hamlin sequel proves many fans' view of NASCAR right and wrong depends on the driver

Your browser does not support iframes. As Chase Elliott nudged Denny Hamlin into the wall on Sunday at Phoenix, it was impossible to view the bump as anything but retribution for what happened two weeks ago at Martinsville. In a push...Show More Summary

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