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Why Danica Patrick Will Win a Sprint Cup Race in 2015

How about this for a headline: "Danica Patrick Wins the Daytona 500." Yes, I believe it could happen. But before I get started with an explanation for such a bold statement, I have an admission to make. I used to be a Danica-hater. That’s...Show More Summary

FYI WIRZ: NASCAR's Joe Gibbs and Brian France Review Chase Elimination

Three Super Bowl rings and three NASCAR Sprint Cup rings are all within the championship world of Joe Gibbs. Coach Gibbs has delivered plenty in the NFL, and in NASCAR, he and his motorsports team have performed significantly as well. When...Show More Summary

NASCAR Drivers with the Most Work to Do in the 2014 Offseason

Only one driver in the Sprint Cup Series in 2014 got to have his photo taken at the top of the Empire State Building with the champion’s trophy. To the winner goes the spoils, or so they say. Kevin Harvick beat the best in NASCAR toShow More Summary

NASCAR's Kasey Kahne, Hendrick Motorsports sign three-year extension

Kasey Kahne signed a three-year extension to keep racing for Hendrick Motorsports in NASCAR's Sprint Cup Series through the 2018 season, the team said Thursday.

What to Expect from Dale Earnhardt Jr. in the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Season

In every contest there is a winner and there are losers. And make no mistake about it. The Chase for the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup championship was a contest. It was a grand contest where all the participants have essentially the same ingredients...Show More Summary

What Does the Future Hold for Tony Stewart After Winning Latest Title as Owner?

After undoubtedly the most tumultuous, trying 15-month stretch of his life, Tony Stewart finally could smile again in Victory Lane at Homestead-Miami Speedway last Sunday. No, he didn't win the Sprint Cup race. In fact, he didn't win...Show More Summary

Post NASCAR Chase for the Sprint Cup thoughts

Okay, now the first installment of this new-format Chase for the Sprint Cup is in this history books. Did you like it? Hate it? Are you indifferent to it? I admit I was kind of iffy on it when this format was first announced before the start of the 2014 season. I was okay with [...]

Kevin Harvick Wins 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Championship

In a storybook finish to conclude a revamped Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup, Kevin Harvick won the season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway Sunday to claim his first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship.   To win the title, Harvick needed to finish ahead of his fellow Championship 4 – and a win was the only way that [...]

NASCAR Sprint Cup: Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead – Race Results

The fastest driver doesn’t always win a race—or a championship—but on Sunday at Homestead-Miami Speedway, Kevin Harvick did both. Driving a No. 4 Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet that has been the class of the field for most of the 2014...Show More Summary

The way I see it: picking Kevin Harvick to reign as champ

I thought I had this whole Chase for the Sprint Cup grid thing down. After all, my prediction grid looked perfect after the first (Challenger) round, and I was only one off after the second (Contender) round. But, I have to admit, the third (Eliminator) round, royally screwed up my grid, so much so that [...]

NASCAR Sprint Cup: Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead – Race Line-Up

Jeff Gordon edged Kurt Busch for the top starting spot in Sunday’s Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway (3 p.m. ET on ESPN), as three of the four contenders in the Championship Round of the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup qualified in the top nine during Friday’s time trials. In the third and final round of the knockout qualifying session, Gordon [...]

2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Driver Rankings: Final Edition

You know who's No. 1 in the final 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup driver rankings. It can be no other than Kevin Harvick, who captured the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship in dramatic fashion, securing the title by going to Victory LaneShow More Summary

NASCAR at Homestead-Miami 2014: Start Time, Lineup, TV Schedule and More

The 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup season all comes down to one race, as four drivers will vie for a championship Sunday at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Kevin Harvick, Denny Hamlin, Joey Logano and Ryan Newman are all in search of their first career title, and the driver who finishes best among them will secure it. Show More Summary

NASCAR Chase 2014: Full Rankings and Predictions Before Final Race

The Ford EcoBoost 400 is the 36th and final race in the 2014 Sprint Cup Series. For the four drivers still in contention for the 2014 Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup championship, it's really the only one that matters. Yes, this nascent Sprint Cup format has turned the Homestead-Miami Speedway into a do-or-die contest. Show More Summary

Why the 2014 Sprint Cup Chase Format Was a Huge Success for NASCAR

When unveiled last January, the new elimination format for the Chase for the Sprint Cup started out on wobbly legs. Drivers had no clue what to expect, fans initially didn ’t seem to like it and the media was essentially unsure whatShow More Summary

NASCAR Sprint Cup 2014 Winner: Recapping Road to Kevin Harvick's 1st Title

Kevin Harvick took his first ever Sprint Cup Series title Sunday with a come-from-behind victory, but the thrilling ending was the culmination of a year-long road to glory. The 38-year-old held off Ryan Newman, one of the four remaining Chase contenders, who was set to win it in second place before Harvick's late surge. Show More Summary

NASCAR Chase 2014: Gripping Finale Proves Format Change Isn't Needed

For all of the criticism, NASCAR 's 2014 Sprint Cup finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway had a fitting ending. The big knock on the new Chase format is its discounting of wins for consistent finishes, but victory loomed large Sunday for Kevin Harvick and Ryan Newman. Show More Summary

2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Championship Odds: Handicapping the Top Drivers

The 2014 Sprint Cup season is over, and Kevin Harvick has emerged as the champion—a first-time champion at that. So now what? Start thinking about 2015, of course! A number of drivers had off years in 2014, while others had surprisingly...Show More Summary

Sprint Cup Chase Standings 2014: NASCAR Grid, Reaction After Ford EcoBoost 400

Kevin Harvick needed a win at Phoenix to make the Chase's championship round. He got it. On Sunday, with Ryan Newman and Denny Hamlin in contention, Harvick needed another win to take his first title. And he did it again. Harvick pulled away after a late-race restart to take the 2014 Ford EcoBoost 400 and with it win the Sprint Cup championship. Show More Summary

Winners and Losers from the 2014 NASCAR Season

Man, what a long season. It started way back in February when Dale Earnhardt Jr. took the Daytona 500, and it ended with the Ford EcoBoost 400 with a championship run by Kevin Harvick, the 2014 Sprint Cup Champion. It was a season that had its ups and downs for many drivers. Show More Summary

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