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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.

Brad Keselowski unapologetic: 'I'm not going to back down'

usatoday.com — Brad Keselowski left Texas Motor Speedway battered, bruised and blasted by a growing chorus of veterans who think he doesn't show the proper deference befitting a NASCAR champion. The Team Penske driver doesn't care.

Tempers flare at Texas as Jimmie Johnson wins

usatoday.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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Nov 21, 2014

RT @USATODAYsports: Adrian Peterson child abuse scandal: What he said to his 4-year-old son after five months since they last spoke: usat.ly/1Ht6gpC

Nov 20, 2014

RT @jeff_gluck: .@JimmieJohnson says Harvick winning title was "the right thing" but acknowledges Newman win would have been awkward. usat.ly/14SjGwr

Nov 20, 2014

@JHuchingson @LewisFranck @24Nascar4Life24 He referenced it in a tweet last night, though, with a link promoting the retirement question.

Nov 20, 2014

@LewisFranck @24Nascar4Life24 Actually didn't tell us ... but he was asked yesterday about it on Twitter and referenced that answer.

Nov 20, 2014

Before move to Kasey Kahne's No. 5 in 2015, LiftMaster had been in similar role with Chip Ganassi Racing/Jamie McMurray since 2012. #nascar

Nov 20, 2014

Addendum to Kasey Kahne contract news: Hendrick also signs LiftMaster as a primary sponsor for 2015-17. Three races next season. #nascar

Nov 20, 2014

@jdub17hoodyhoo Check his timeline; he referenced it again yesterday.

Nov 20, 2014

Check Q6 in that chat link for Jeff Gordon's answer to a question about retirement plans. Answer was "retirement isn't on my radar." #nascar

Nov 20, 2014

Jeff Gordon addressed his future yesterday. RT @JeffGordonWeb Did you miss the @Drive2EndHunger chat? Transcript -> jeffgordon.com/?p=4228

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