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Photos: Doomtree celebrate a jubilant Last Blowout Ever

blog.thecurrent.org — On Saturday night, Doomtree closed out their ten-day #LastBlowoutEver extravaganza with one final night in the First Avenue Mainroom.

Love letters inspire new album by We Are The Willows

mprnews.org — The Minneapolis-based orchestral indie rock band hosts a CD release party for "Picture" on Saturday night at the Turf Club in St. Paul.

Kevin Harvick wins NASCAR Sprint Cup championship

ksdk.com — HOMESTEAD, Fla. -- Breaking down the Ford EcoBoost 400 championship round at Homestead-Miami Speedway: Champion: Kevin Harvick won his first championship in NASCAR's premier series with his fifth victory of the season, holding off fellow Chase contender Ryan Newman in a three-lap dash to the finish.

Kevin Harvick wins Homestead to claim 1st NASCAR Sprint Cup title

indystar.com — HOMESTEAD, Fla. -- The hard part was making the decision. Kevin Harvick had only known one team for his entire career and had remained loyal throughout. Crew chief Rodney Childers had become a valued asset and earned a promotion.

NASCAR chairman Brian France: No action slated against Kurt Busch

wcnc.com — HOMESTEAD, Fla. -- NASCAR chairman Brian France said no disciplinary action would be taken against Kurt Busch despite a call for his suspension Friday while the Sprint Cup driver is investigated for a domestic violence allegation.

Chase Elliott clinches Nationwide championship, makes history

11alive.com — AVONDALE, Ariz. - With a charge past his teammate on the penultimate restart of the Nationwide Series race at Phoenix International Raceway, Chase Elliott made NASCAR history in several ways Saturday. The 18-year-old son of Hall of Famer Bill Elliott became the youngest champion in a national series.

With NASCAR Chase points tight, gloves off at Phoenix

usatoday.com — USA TODAY Sports' Jeff Gluck discusses five key factors for Sunday's race at Phoenix. AVONDALE, Ariz. -- As NASCAR's playoffs increasingly morph into postrace exhibitions of amateur pugilism, it's fitting all the remaining contenders have a fighting chance at the championship Sunday at Phoenix International Raceway.

Denny Hamlin on Brad Keselowski: 'Lack of remorse' angers drivers

usatoday.com — Denny Hamlin said Brad Keselowski's on-track aggression isn't well received by his peers, but it's the Team Penske driver's "lack of remorse" that really angers other NASCAR drivers. Keselowski was shoved by Kevin Harvick into a postrace brawl Sunday at Texas Motor Speedway as he turned away from a confrontation with four-time series champion Jeff Gordon.

Keselowski raising eyebrows, ruckus with hard-nosed style

usatoday30.usatoday.com — CONCORD, N.C. - Brad Keselowski enters his final Sprint Cup start with Hendrick Motorsports in search of twin goals: a perfect race and a perturbed rival. The two aren't mutually exclusive for an upstart who seems to relish ruffling feathers in 200-mph games of chicken while running a part-time schedule in NASCAR's premier series this season.

Johnson wins at Texas, another fight breaks out

ksdk.com — FORT WORTH, Texas -- Breaking down the AAA Texas 500 from Texas Motor Speedway: Winner: Jimmie Johnson won for a record fourth time at Texas Motor Speedway, fending off Brad Keselowski on a second green-white-checkered finish. Kevin Harvick finished second, followed by Keselowski, who was grabbed by Jeff Gordon after the race.
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Dec 11, 2014

RT @bobpockrass: The number of seats removed, the amount ticket sales have dropped, why scrap seats and impact to fans dlvr.it/7nlrwG #nascar

Dec 11, 2014

RT @jeff_gluck: .@SamanthaBusch posted another blog entry about challenges of getting pregnant. Why she and Kyle are being so open: usat.ly/1smnR96

Dec 11, 2014

As @bobpockrass noted in his rules story, "100% rule" was issued via bulletin. Section 7.6 in 2015 rulebook essentially codifies it. #nascar

Dec 11, 2014

On @USATODAYsports: Also in #nascar's 2015 online rulebook, an addition to the "Entries" section about the 100% rule usat.ly/12RNTds

Dec 11, 2014

@BSargentOKC Goodyear generally shares data from its tests, I think.

Dec 11, 2014

On @USATODAYsports: When/where is your #nascar team testing? How are teams grouped? New teams = extra tests? Answers: usat.ly/12RNTds

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