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Stewart Haas-Racing swaps Kevin Harvick and Tony Stewart's pit crews

Kevin Harvick will have a new pit crew for the Chase. Stewart-Haas Racing announced Tuesday that the team would change the pit crews on the No. 4 and No. 14 teams. Harvick's No. 4 car will have the pit crew of Tony Stewart's No. 14 team,...Show More Summary

Keselowski dominates at Richmond; Newman, Biffle nab final Chase spots

RICHMOND, Va. - NASCAR's regular season ended with a bang for one car and a whimper from the field, as Brad Keselowski thoroughly dominated the Federated Auto Parts 400 in Richmond. Keselowski led 383 of 400 laps  (Kevin Harvick covered...Show More Summary

Jimmie Johnson collapses following Richmond race, treated for dehydration

RICHMOND, Va. - Immediately after the conclusion of the Federated Auto Parts 400, Jimmie Johnson climbed out of his car and slumped against it, eventually sliding to the ground. He was assisted by NASCAR medical officials to a waiting cart, and was immediately driven to the infield care center. Show More Summary

Who are the best and worst finishers at the 10 Chase tracks?

The Chase is upon us, and the new elimination format means that we've got a lot of new possibilities for determining a champion. While we can only determine so much from statistics, we can get an idea of who should be in good shape,Show More Summary

Insane fan climbs to top of catch fence during NASCAR race

Even by the standards of NASCAR fans, what happened on Saturday night at Richmond International Raceway was flat-out ridiculous. With about 70 laps left in the race, a fan somehow climbed the fence over Turn 4 and proceeded to make himself...Show More Summary

On the outside looking in at the Chase, Clint Bowyer says desperation has set in

Clint Bowyer needs to win at Richmond Saturday night to make the Chase. OK, that isn't his only way of getting in the Chase, but it's certainly the simplest. If Bowyer is going to get into the Chase on points, he needs to have a driver who's already won in the Sprint Cup Series win on Saturday night and beat Greg Biffle by 24 points. Show More Summary

Nationwide ups 2015 sponsorship of Dale Earnhardt Jr. to 21 races

Dale Earnhardt Jr. has gained some sponsorship for 2015. Hendrick Motorsports announced Friday that Junior will be sponsored by Nationwide Insurance for 21 races in 2015. The company had initially said it would sponsor 12 races in 2015...Show More Summary

Happy Hour: Waltrip, Kahne, Stewart, Xfinity and small fires

Throughout the week you can send us your best questions, jokes, rants and just plain miscellaneous thoughts to happyhourmailbag@yahoo.com or @NickBromberg.We'll post them here, have a good time and everyone's happy. Did you see the news that Michael Waltrip would be joining the cast of Dancing with the Stars? It's the perfect reality show for him. Show More Summary

NASCAR tweaks Talladega qualifying rules

There will be a different qualifying setup for the final restrictor plate races of the season. NASCAR announced tweaks to the group qualifying format for the Camping World Truck Series and NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races at Talladega in October. At Talladega in the spring and Daytona in July, qualifying was a game of wait and draft. Show More Summary

It's official: Xfinity Series to replace Nationwide Series in 2015

Wednesday, NASCAR announced that Comcast's Xfinity would replace Nationwide as the title sponsor of its No. 2 series in 2015. As was reported earlier by Sports Business Daily, it's a 10-year agreement, which NASCAR says matches the longest...Show More Summary

Power Rankings: Welcome to this hallowed group, Kasey Kahne

Our Power Rankings are far from a scientific formula. In fact, it's the perfect blend of analytics and bias against your favorite driver. And you think we dislike your favorite driver, so it makes sense, right? Direct all your complaints to us at happyhourmailbag@yahoo.com. 1. Show More Summary

Kasey Kahne at last nabs Chase spot as Kyle Busch's woes continue

HAMPTON, Ga. - Rest easy, mature ladies of NASCAR. Your boy made the Chase. If this race were a romance novel, which fits the boyish good looks of race winner Kasey Kahne, it'd be titled "Kahne's Konundrum," or "Racin' Kasey," and it'd...Show More Summary

Tony Stewart's return to racing ends in quiet, disappointing night

HAMPTON, Ga. - After three weeks of pain, sorrow, and horribly misinformed speculation, the Tony Stewart story returned to where it belonged: the race track. But for Stewart, the night ended early, and perhaps that's for the best. This...Show More Summary

Cat, or maybe squirrel, runs out on Atlanta track in front of Kevin Harvick

HAMPTON, Ga. - Strange things happen when NASCAR goes under the lights. Sunday night at Atlanta, something, either a cat or a squirrel or a mixture of both, darted across the track right in front of race leader Kevin Harvick. Here you...Show More Summary

NASCAR grants Tony Stewart waiver into Chase if Stewart wins in next two races

If Tony Stewart wins Sunday at Atlanta or Sept. 6 at Richmond, he's going to make the Chase for the Sprint Cup. That was confirmed by NASCAR President Mike Helton, who said Friday that Stewart would be granted a waiver to remain Chase-eligible...Show More Summary

Tony Stewart delivers emotional three-minute statement about Aug. 9 accident

Tony Stewart didn't answer any questions from media members Friday in his first public appearance since striking and killing Kevin Ward Jr. on Aug. 9 at a dirt track in upstate New York. Instead, Stewart read a nearly three-minute statement...Show More Summary

Tony Stewart offers first public thoughts after Kevin Ward Jr. tragedy

HAMPTON, Ga. – Tony Stewart has suffered through thousands of press conferences in his career. Sometimes he’s forthcoming, sometimes he’s confrontational. But until Friday, he was always in control of the room and all in it. Three weeks ago, Kevin Ward Jr. Show More Summary

Watch Tony Stewart's press conference at 1 p.m. ET here

Tony Stewart will meet with the media at Atlanta Motor Speedway at 1 p.m. ET on Friday. It's his first media availability since he struck and killed Kevin Ward in a sprint car race in upstate New York on August 9. Stewart is making his return to the Sprint Cup Series this weekend at Atlanta, where he'll race Sunday night. Show More Summary

Denny Hamlin lip syncs to Taylor Swift's 'Shake It Off' (Video)

Well, we now know that Denny Hamlin knows the words to Taylor Swift's "Shake It Off." Need proof? Here's the video. There's not much that we can add to this, except that it may be a very appropriate video for Hamlin's career. He almost...Show More Summary

Tony Stewart returns to the Sprint Cup Series at Atlanta

Tony Stewart is going to be back in a race car at Atlanta. Stewart will return to the Sprint Cup Series for Sunday's race after missing three races after he struck and killed Kevin Ward Jr. in a dirt track race in upstate New York on August 9. Show More Summary

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