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Will a Lack of Star Power Ultimately Hurt NASCAR's Chase Finale at Homestead?

When the 43 drivers in Sunday’s championship-deciding season finale take the green flag at Homestead-Miami Speedway, the sport’s biggest names will be in the race. But they won’t be in THE race—in other words, vying for the Sprint Cup championship. Jimmie Johnson won’t be able to go for a seventh championship. Show More Summary

The Biggest NASCAR Storylines Ahead of the Sprint Cup Season Finale at Homestead

It all comes down to this. One race, four drivers vying for the 2014 Sprint Cup Championship, and may the best man win. The new Chase format has produced a somewhat lopsided quartet of drivers competing for the championship. And there...Show More Summary

Williams Have Been Too Cautious for Their Own Good Across 2014 Formula 1 Season

For a team with 114 grand prix victories, nine constructors' championships and seven drivers' titles to their name, Williams have been spooked by success for much of this season. Their car has more often than not sat second behind the...Show More Summary

Danica Patrick: Latest News and 2014 Sprint Cup Ranking Ahead of Homestead-Miami

In the penultimate race of the 2014 season, Danica Patrick was never much of a factor at the top of the leaderboard. Finishing 22nd, she narrowly missed out on another top 20 in the Chase, but she still has a lot of work to do to improve...Show More Summary

Red Bull Boss Christian Horner to Marry Former Spice Girl Geri Halliwell

It looks like David Beckham will no longer be the only sporting figure married to a Spice Girl. That is because Red Bull Team Principal Christian Horner is now engaged to Geri Halliwell. "Ginger Spice" announced the engagement in a notice...Show More Summary

Formula 1's Latest Rumours and Talk: Fernando Alonso, Nico Rosberg and More

Nico Rosberg hopes Lewis Hamilton is suffering a crisis of confidence ahead of the title-deciding Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. The world championship leader spun off at Interlagos and though he was able to rejoin, any hope of winning the race was gone. Show More Summary

NASCAR Facing a Critical Test in How It Handles Kurt Busch Allegations

This is a big week for NASCAR. Last Sunday, Kevin Harvick won at the Phoenix International Raceway to join Joey Logano, Ryan Newman and Denny Hamlin in the last round of the Chase. Next Sunday, someone will be crowned the 2014 Sprint...Show More Summary

2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Chase Stock Watch: Buying, Selling Drivers in Final Round

When Brian France first announced the dramatic changes that would be taking place in the Chase for the Sprint Cup format this year, NASCAR's chairman and CEO repeatedly mentioned that the goal was to produce more "Game 7-type moments"...Show More Summary

NASCAR 2014 at Phoenix II: Winners and Losers from the Race for Heroes 500

The Quicken Loans Race for Heroes 500 was the semifinal in the race for the Chase. Heading into the second tour of Phoenix, none of the eight remaining Chase drivers had won a race to lock up a bid at Homestead. Kevin Harvick went and led 85 percent of the laps (264) and muscled his way into the championship. Show More Summary

Fantasy NASCAR at Homestead 2014: Top Picks, Ford EcoBoost 400

The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series travels to the Homestead-Miami Speedway in Homestead, Florida, this week for the Ford EcoBoost 400. This is the final race of the season and the first time the series has raced at Homestead this year. The new Chase format should make the race Sunday the most exciting race of the season. Show More Summary

Fernando Alonso to McLaren: Latest News and Rumours on Ferrari Driver

McLaren are reportedly close to confirming Fernando Alonso as one of their drivers for the 2015 season. Former Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo revealed to Italian channel RAI (h/t The Guardian) that the Spaniard will leave theShow More Summary

Jenson Button Again Proves Worth but McLaren Are Still Making the Right Call

Jenson Button looks to be heading for the Formula One exit door. The 2009 world champion has been in excellent form in recent months. His qualifying performances have been good and race results even better. In the last six races, heShow More Summary

Lewis Hamilton's Growth in Maturity Is Clear Despite 2014 Brazilian GP Defeat

Even before the start of the 2014 Formula One season, it was widely thought that the only man who could beat Lewis Hamilton to this year's world championship would be himself. His Mercedes team-mate, Nico Rosberg, was considered a highly...Show More Summary

Formula 1's Driver Power Rankings After 2014 Brazilian Grand Prix

Formula One's 2014 Brazilian Grand Prix lived up to the standards the season so far has set, giving us another action-packed, thrilling race. It was also somewhat unusual, as most of the recently dominant drivers were beaten by their...Show More Summary

Kevin Harvick's Dominant Win Sets Up His Best-Ever Shot at a Cup Championship

Some things in life are just a sure thing. Like Kevin Harvick winning a Sprint Cup race at Phoenix International Raceway. When the day began, Kevin Harvick sat eighth in points in the Chase standings, and a win was going to be the only...Show More Summary

2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Chase: Jeff Gordon's 'Drive for 5' Falls 1 Lap Short

When it comes to postseason sports, close just doesn't cut it. Jeff Gordon was reminded of that on Sunday at Phoenix International Raceway when his quest for a fifth championship—his first since 2001—came up one race, one turn and one...Show More Summary

Sprint Cup Chase Standings 2014: NASCAR Grid, Schedule After Phoenix 500

One lap can change everything for a NASCAR driver. For Jeff Gordon, it was enough to knock him out of the Chase for the Sprint Cup and propel Ryan Newman. Newman's controversial spin-out of Kyle Larson propelled his No. 31 car to 11th...Show More Summary

NASCAR at Phoenix 2014 Results: Winner, Standings, Highlights and Reaction

The final four is set for the Chase and Kevin Harvick punched his ticket with a critical victory in Phoenix. Harvick was dominant again on the flat track as he swept this season and secured his fourth win in the last five races in Avondale. Sunday...Show More Summary

Nico Rosberg Produces Plucky Performance to Win the 2014 Brazilian Grand Prix

Where did that come from? Just seven days ago, Nico Rosberg looked for all the world like a beaten man standing on the second step of the United States Grand Prix beneath Lewis Hamilton, his Mercedes team-mate and 2014 championship rival,...Show More Summary

NASCAR at Phoenix 2014: Live Results and Analysis from the Quicken Loans 500

The Quicken Loans 500 at Phoenix is the last race of the Eliminator Round and the second-to-last race of the NASCAR 2014 season. While the current top four drivers are Joey Logano, Denny Hamlin, Ryan Newman and Jeff Gordon, Brad Keselowski,...Show More Summary

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