Jimmie Johnson Wins Record Tying 7th Career Sprint Cup Championship With Ford EcoBoost 400 Victory

HOMESTEAD, Fla – History was made on Sunday night at the Homestead-Miami Speedway, as Jimmie Johnson tied Dale Earnhardt and Richard Petty for the most career titles with his seventh career NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship. Johnson, had to overcome a lot this season as he nearly lost his crew chief midway through the year as team owner Rick Hendrick told reporters on Friday afternoon that in the midst of their summer slump, that he contemplated splitting Johnson and Chad Knaus up. But, they over came that and had six…

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Kyle Busch Endures Rough Ford EcoBoost 400, Finishes 6th

HOMESTEAD, Fla – Kyle Busch’s defense for his second straight NASCAR Sprint Cup Series title came up just short on Sunday night, as Busch brought his No. 18 Toyota home sixth at the Homestead-Miami Speedway. In the other 35 races of the season, Busch and his Joe Gibbs Racing team would be thrilled to come home sixth with how they had to earn that finish today. Busch, moved up to the top five and was battling for the lead in the championship standings for the entire first half of the…

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Edwards’ Championship Hopes Come to a Crashing Halt in Championship Turning Crash on Late Restart

HOMESTEAD, Fla – The championship for the 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series was about to be set. 10 laps were left in the race, and all four Chase for the Sprint Cup drivers restarting the Ford EcoBoost 400 season finale in the top six of the running order. Carl Edwards had the best, most dominating car out of the four of them all day and was restarting the race in second place. If not for a caution with 15 to go, Edwards would have been our champion as he passed…

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Johnson/Truex Lead Final 2 Sprint Cup Practices on Saturday in Homestead

HOMESTEAD, Fla – The final two NASCAR Sprint Cup Series practice sessions of the 2016 season occurred on Saturday morning at the Homestead-Miami Speedway, as the 40 drivers competing in Sunday’s Ford EcoBoost 400 (2:30 p.m. ET/NBC/MRN) had their last two chances to dial their cars in for their liking for tomorrow’s season finale In the first session, Hendrick Motorsports led the way as Chase title contender Jimmie Johnson topped the speed charts with a speed of 174.345 mph in his No. 48 Chevrolet. Johnson, has never won at Homestead…

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Kevin Harvick Wins Ford EcoBoost 400 Pole at Homestead, Chase Contenders Start Together

HOMESTEAD, Fla – Kevin Harvick won the pole position for Sunday’s Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway (2:30 p.m. ET, NBC, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio), with only half of the four NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship-eligible drivers advancing to the final round of 12. Joe Gibbs Racing teammates Carl Edwards and Kyle Busch will start ninth and 10th, respectively, making up Row 5. The other two championship-eligible drivers, Ford’s Joey Logano and Chevrolet’s Jimmie Johnson will also start alongside one another in 13th and 14th, two rows behind the Gibbs…

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Ryan Newman Leads Sprint Cup Practice on Friday in Homestead

HOMESTEAD, Fla – Friday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series practice session at the Homestead-Miami Speedway may very well be one of the most important sessions of the season for the four remaining Chase for the Sprint Cup drivers. With qualifying later on today, it was the only shot for these four drivers to be on the 1.5-mile South Florida track before qualifying for the final time of the 2016 season. With starting position being so crucial this weekend for momentum, the lone practice session on Friday was intense. That’s why it…

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Joey Logano Looking to Beat Former Team for 1st Career Sprint Cup Title

Back in 2005, former NASCAR Busch Grand National champion (X-Finity Series now) Randy LaJoie called a then 15-year old Joey Logano the “greatest thing since sliced bread.” A future hall of famer in Mark Martin agreed saying Logano would be a future NASCAR champion and would be one of the greatest drivers of all-time. That led Logano to a fast track program as he immediately moved up to the X-Finity Series as an 18-year old. He won in only his third career start becoming the youngest winner in that series ever. He would…

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In Order to Become Sprint Cup Champion, Jimmie Johnson Looking for 1st Career Win at Homestead

There’s no doubt about it, Jimmie Johnson is arguably the favorite to win the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship this weekend at the Homestead-Miami Speedway. After having a struggling regular season, Johnson has turned up the wick during this year’s Chase for the Sprint Cup. The Hendrick Motorsports driver had three top three finishes in the first five races of the season including two victories, and also had five top fives and six top 10’s in the first nine races of the season, but in the remaining 17 races of the regular…

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Kyle Busch Looking for 4th Top 10 in Last 5 Homestead Starts

Last year, despite going on a terror in the summer months that saw him win three straight races and four in five tries and stamping his name into the Chase for the Sprint Cup even with missing the first 11 races Kyle Busch kind of flew under the radar in the playoffs. But, Busch did what he had to do in the 10 race Chase as he had just one victory in the 2015 playoffs- the most important one – Homestead. By doing so, he won his first career Sprint Cup…

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Kevin Harvick Looking to Play Spoiler This Weekend at Homestead

It’s been talked about now more than ever, but prior to Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at the Phoenix International Raceway, Kevin Harvick had never been eliminated from the new format of the Chase for the Sprint Cup. Unfortunately, Harvick now has, as he’s hoping to win Sunday’s race at the Homestead-Miami Speedway and play spoiler by virtue of that. Harvick, won this race in 2014 and also finished second in this very race a year ago, as he came up just short for his second consecutive championship as Kyle…

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