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Keselowski wins championship, Gordon wins race

Brad Keselowski won the 2012 Sprint Cup Series Championship Sunday, besting Clint Bowyer by 34 points. Jimmie Johnson fell out of the race and dropped to third. Jeff Gordon won the Ford 400 for his first win at Homestead and the 87th of his career.

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Keselowski wins championship, Gordon wins race

Brad Keselowski won the 2012 Sprint Cup Series Championship Sunday, besting Clint Bowyer by 34 points. Jimmie Johnson fell out of the race and dropped to third. Jeff Gordon won the Ford 400 for his first win at Homestead and the 87th of his career.

Regan Smith Wins As Stenhouse Wins NNS Title

Ricky Stenhouse Jr was able to stay out of trouble and ride his way to his second consecutive Nationwide Series title. Regan Smith's first run in the Nationwide Series proves to be a successful one by winning the Ford EcoBoost 300.

NASCAR at HMS: Joey Logano Wins Pole

Joey Logano wins the pole for Sunday's Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. While it will be his last race, the #20 team is starting the final race on a positive note.

Brad Keselowski Has to Be "Out of Control" to Win

Keselowski was called out for being out of control, but when he is racing for a championship, he has every right to be aggressive.

Stewart at 500: A fan's view

Tony Stewart makes his 500th-career start this weekend in Miami, and SB Nation Atlanta's NASCAR contributor reflects on life as a die-hard fan of the man known to the NASCAR Nation as Smoke.

Nationwide team racing for Tripp Halstead

The No. 00 SR2 Motorsports Toyota driven by Blake Koch will compete in support of Tripp Halstead, the 2-year-old Atlanta boy who was injured last month by a falling tree limb

The 2012 Sprint Cup season draws to a close

The 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season draws to a close with this weekend's Ford Eco-Boost 400. Brad Keselowski holds a relatively comfortable point lead, a far cry from Tony Stewart's dramatic race and championship victories of a year ago.

NASCAR Chase Standings: Keselowski Leads Points

After a wild and crazy finish to the AdvoCare 500, Brad Keselowski takes a 20-point lead to Homestead with one race to go in the season after Jimmie Johnson crashes on Lap 235

Harvick wins wild race at Phoenix

In the wildest race of the 2012 Sprint Cup campaign - one that saw the point leader crash and a brawl between two rival teams - it was Kevin Harvick who got his first win of the 2012 campaign. Brad Keselowski finished 6th and took over the point lead

NASCAR The Game: Inside Line Review

Eutechnyx set out to create the most authentic NASCAR experience ever, and they did that and then some. With realistic crashes, challenges, tracks, and rules, NASCAR The Game: Inside Line will appeal to both new and old players.

Logano wins Nationwide at Phoenix, Sadler crashes

Joey Logano won the Great Clips 200 at the Phoenix International Raceway, but the big story was an accident by Elliott Sadler on lap 198 that dealt a huge blow to his championship bid.

NASCAR At Phoenix Qualifying: Kyle Busch Wins Pole

Kyle Busch wins the pole for Sunday's AdvoCare 500 at Phoenix International Raceway while Jimmie Johnson provides a subpar qualifying effort.

Johnson vs. Keselowski takes center stage at PHX

Jimmie Johnson and Brad Keselowski square off this weekend in Phoenix with the Sprint Cup on the line.

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Harvick wins wild Advocare 500K

In the wildest race of the 2012 Sprint Cup campaign - one that saw the point leader crash and a brawl between two rival teams - it was Kevin Harvick who got his first win of the 2012 campaign. Brad Keselowski finished 6th and took over the point lead

Remembering Marty Robbins 30 years later

Country and Western music icon Marty Robbins was also a stock car driver. A veteran of 35 starts in what is today the Sprint Cup Series, Robbins made his final start at Atlanta Motor Speedway on November 7, 1982, a month before his death.

Phoenix hosts penultimate 2012 Sprint Cup race

The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series enters its penultimate weekend of the 2012 season with the running of Sunday's Advocare 500K at the Phoenix International Raceway. Kasey Kahne won last year's race, while Denny Hamlin triumphed at PIR in February.

The Jimmie Johnson Effect

Few issues in NASCAR are more polarizing than the success of five-time Sprint Cup champion Jimmie Johnson. Some fans love it, some don't, and some completely lose their minds when discussing the 60-time race winner and his No. 48 team.

NASCAR Chase Standings: Johnson Extends Point Lead

As Jimmie Johnson wins his second consecutive race, he extends the lead over Brad Kesoloweski to 7 points.

Results of Sunday's AAA Texas 500

Jimmie Johnson won Sunday's AAA Texas 500 at the Texas Motor Speedway. Brad Keselowski, Kyle Busch, Matt Kenseth, Tony Stewart, Clint Bowyer, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Kurt Busch, Kevin Harvick, and Greg Biffle rounded out the top-10.

Johnson outduels Keselowski at Texas

After a thrilling late-race duel with championship rival Brad Keselowski, Jimmie Johnson won the AAA 500 for his 60th-career win. Johnson now holds a seven point lead with two races remaining in the 2012 Sprint Cup campaign.

AAA Texas 500 television and radio information

Race eight of the Chase for the Sprint Cup and the 34th overall of the 2012 season airs Sunday on ESPN and the Performance Racing Network. Point leader Jimmie Johnson starts from the pole.

Kevin Harvick Wins O'Reilly Auto Parts Challenge

While Harvick wins the race, as Ricky Stenhouse Jr and Elliott Sadler are tied for the points lead after Sadler had a rough night.

A Mistake May Cost Johnson/Keselowski the Title...

With three races left in the Sprint Cup season, Jimmie Johnson and Brad Keseloweski need to make zero mistakes for their teams to be in contention for the Sprint Cup come Homestead.

Nationwide Series At Texas: Start time, TV Info

With just three races to go, Ricky Stenhouse Jr and Elliott Sadler have a tight battle for the Nationwide Series title as the series heads to Texas

Jimmie Johnson Wins AAA Texas 500 Pole

Johnson Continues to Be On a Roll as He Wins the Pole for Sunday's AAA Texas 500 at Texas.

NASCAR At Texas Qualifying time, tv info

The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series has its qualifying session for the AAA Texas 500 on Friday afternoon. Who currently holds the qualifying record at the track?

Two-man title fight entering Texas

With three races remaining in the 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup season, the championship fight is effectively a two-man race. Jimmie Johnson carries a two-point edge to the Lone Star State, where he turned in a career-defining performance in 2007.

NASCAR Point Standings: Johnson Leads Chase

As Jimmie Johnson won Sunday at Martinsville, Brad Kesoloweski loses points lead to Johnson.

Johnson wins at Martinsville, takes point lead

Jimmie Johnson started from the pole, led the most laps, and won the Tums Fast Relief 500 at the Martinsville Speedway. As if that wasn't enough, the five-time champ takes over the point lead with three races remaining.

Can Dale Jr Win at Martinsville?

After two weeks of rest, Dale Earnhardt Jr is back in the race car and could be one to watch out for this weekend at Martinsville.

Jimmie Johnson Wins Pole for Tums Fast Relief 500

Jimmie Johnson's success at the paperclip continues as he wins the pole for Sundays Tums Fast Relief 500

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