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The 2014 Sprint Cup Year In Review

It was the first year of using knockout rounds in the final 10 races of the season.  16 drivers got the chance this year at the title that included a lot of drama and four drivers with a chance in the final race to win their first championship ever. Brad Keselowski got into two major post race brawls during the chase.  His first fight occurred at Charlotte with Matt Kenseth. ...
Via The Pit Stop
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Five pleasant surprises from the 2014 Sprint Cup Series season

Some final thoughts on the just-concluded 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season: 1. When NASCAR announced the changes to the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series format, I was skeptical. It seemed hokey and contrived and the idea of a one-race, winner-take-all format to determine a champion just seemed wrong to me. Turns out I was the one who was wrong. The new Chase created high...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Final thoughts on 2014 season: Does the Chase need to be tweaked?

Some final thoughts on the just-concluded 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season: When NASCAR announced the changes to the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series format, I was skeptical. It seemed hokey and contrived and the idea of a one-race, winner-take-all format to determine a champion just seemed wrong to me. Turns out I was the one who was wrong. The new Chase created high drama...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Longtime motorsports PR professional Denny Darnell dead

Denny Darnell, one of the most influential public relations specialists in the history of NASCAR, died Saturday, according to multiple media reports. A graduate of East Tennessee State University, Darnell got his start as a sportswriter at the Kingsport (Tenn.) Times-News. He later became the general manager of Bristol Motor Speedway, where he worked from 1982-87, and the director...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Discount Tire extends sponsorship of Team Penske car

Discount Tire will continue to sponsor the NASCAR Xfinity Series No. 22 Ford Mustang entry of Team Penske. In addition to sponsoring the No. 22 car in the Xfinity Series for 24 races, Discount Tire will also serve as an associate sponsor of the No, 2 and No. 22 Ford Fusions driven by Brad Keselowski and Joey Logano in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. “We are happy to be extending...
Via Tireball.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Talking fights, Bad Brad, the Chase and the 2015 Sprint Cup champion

FOX broadcast John Roberts joins FOX Sports colleagues Jay Pennell and Joe Menzer for the latest edition of Bump 'n' Run, where the hottest NASCAR topics of the week are debated. This week they talk about fights, possible tweaks to the Chase for the Sprint Cup format, Bad Brad Keselowski and who will be next year's champion.
Via Shake and Bake
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Penske Wins Second Consecutive Nationwide Owner's Championship

Brad Keselowski finished out his 2014 NASCAR Nationwide Series run with a pole at Homestead Miami Speedway and helped win Roger Penske the Nationwide Series Owner’s Championship. Keselowski wheeled the number 22 Ford to eighth place in the Ford EcoBoost 300 on Saturday afternoon, clinching Penske a second straight owner’s title by 23 points. “It was a great day,” said Penske...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Out of the title hunt, Keselowski still finishes season strong

With all the attention understandably focused on the four drivers in contention for the Sprint Cup Series title, another hotly contested battle was largely overlooked in Sunday's season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway. That battle was the one for fifth place in the final standings. With the Championship 4 guaranteed to end up no worse than fourth in final points, fifth was...
Via Fox Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

NNS: Team Penske scores second straight Nationwide Series Owner’s Championship

With Brad Keselowski crossing the finish line in the Ford EcoBoost 300 in eighth place, he would lock up the second straight Nationwide Series’ Owners Championship for Team Penske. “When you think about five different drivers, it’s really a credit to Jeremy Bullins, the job he’s done in preparing the car for different drivers, and with six wins, one with Ryan Blaney, it...
Via On Pit Road
9 days ago  |  Discuss

NNS: OPR Staff and Fan Fantasy Results for Ford EcoBoost 300 at Homestead-Miami Speedway

On Saturday night at the Ford EcoBoost 300, Matt Kenseth would score the victory after getting by Kyle Larson on the last lap.   The Picks Tayler Stiles, Tyler Sontag, Tim Johnston, Brooke Clarke, Ashley McCubbin, Ronald Costigan, Terry Wagner picked Chase Elliott, Brad Keselowski and Kyle Busch. Elliott finished 17th, with Keselowski eighth and Busch second. Points: 28+37+43...
Via On Pit Road
10 days ago  |  Discuss

NNS: Brad Keselowski scores pole for Ford EcoBoost 300 at Homestead-Miami Speedway

Bad Brad is just fast this weekend, period. After setting a top-five time in Sprint Cup Qualifying, Brad Keselowski won the pole for the Ford EcoBoost 300 with a lap of 32.455 seconds. It marks Keselowski’s 19th career pole and his fifth pole of the 2014 season. The No. 22 Ford of Team Penske comes into the event leading the owner’s standings by 29 points over Joe Gibbs Racing’s...
Via On Pit Road
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Penske powers to top spot, Keselowski on pole

Fresh off his NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) win last weekend at Phoenix, Brad Keselowski is once again in the top spot.  The 2010 NNS champ posted a quick time of 32.455 seconds (166.384 mph) in the final round of qualifying for Saturday’s Ford EcoBoost 300 at the Homestead-Miami Speedway. His Penske Racing teammate, Ryan Blaney, was fastest in the first two rounds, and was on...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Brad Keselowski to start from pole for Ford EcoBoost 300

Brad Keselowski’s qualifying runs continue to impress fans at Homestead-Miami Speedway, as the driver of the No. 22 Discount Tire Ford in the NASCAR Nationwide Series claimed the front spot for tonight’s Ford EcoBoost 300. Although Keselowski didn’t qualify on the pole for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Ford EcoBoost 400 on Sunday, he did break a track record yesterday, with...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Newman, Keselowski not concerned after Homestead practice issues

Championship contender Ryan Newman ended Saturday's first practice with the 12th-fastest time, but the No. 31 Richard Childress Racing team faced a bit of adversity during the 50-minute session. When Brian Scott lost a motor under his No. 33 Chevrolet, Newman hit a piece of debris from the engine failure. The incident broke the right front bead blower and damaged the front splitter...
Via Fox Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

NSCS: Brad Keselowski fastest in Ford EcoBoost 400 practice at Homestead-Miami Speedway

He may be eliminated from Chase contention, but he’s trying to make the most of the situation that he’s dealt with. Brad Keselowski would lead practice for the Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on Friday with a lap of 30.167 seconds. Keselowski is hoping to cap off the year with a victory after finding himself out of contention for the championship. Kevin Harvick...
Via On Pit Road
11 days ago  |  Discuss

NSCS: Brad Keselowski Paces Opening Practice at Homestead

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Via Rubbings Racing
11 days ago  |  Discuss

MB Motorsports returns to Homestead Miami Speedway

MB Motorsports returns to Homestead-Miami Speedway with Justin Jennings and championship crew chief Paul Andrews guiding the #63 Mittler Brothers Machine & Tool / LG Seeds / Roofix / Excel Bottling Chevy Silverado. “The last time we ran at Homestead – Miami, Brad Keselowski was driving for us,” notes team owner Mike Mittler. “I think he’s done okay for himself since...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
12 days ago  |  Discuss

NNS: Keselowski Has Big Weekend Ahead for Team Penske

JOPLIN, Mo. - Team Penske will make a driver change for Saturday’s NASCAR Nationwide Series season finale at the Homestead-Miami Speedway. The original plan was to have Joey Logano behind the wheel of the No. 22 Hertz Ford, but because Logano will be busy racing in the Chase for the Sprint Cup finale on Sunday, Team Penske has made the ultimate decision to put Brad Keselowski in...
Via Rubbings Racing
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Keselowski Wins Fifth Nationwide Race of 2014

Brad Keselowski put himself in a great position to take advantage of a late race restart and win the DAV 200 – Honoring America’s Veterans NASCAR Nationwide Series race on Saturday afternoon. Keselowski and the number 22 Team Penske worked hard all day competing in the top 5 for most of the race. On the final restart, Keselowski dashed to the inside of race leader Kyle Busch...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Ryan Newman, Brad Keselowski actions provide crossroads for rough-driving debate

A large, or at least a loud, segment of the NASCAR fan base has long bellyached about the lack of aggression from the current group of Sprint Cup Series drivers with the ready backup statement, “That’s not how Dale would’ve done it.” Seven-time Cup series champion Dale Earnhardt Sr. was notorious for his aggressive style […]
Via Monday Morning Crew Chief
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Team Penske pulls Logano from Nationwide finale

Team Penske will have Brad Keselowski race in this week's Nationwide Series finale instead of Joey Logano. The decision announced Monday comes one day after Logano advanced to NASCAR's championship race while Keselowski was eliminated from the Chase for the Sprint Cup champion. Logano will race Sunday at Homestead-Miami Speedway for his first NASCAR championship. Keselowski...
Via AP on Fox
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Keselowski's Chase ends at Phoenix

On Sunday at Phoenix International Raceway, Brad Keselowski ran out of magic. The driver of the No. 2 Team Penske Ford, who survived the Contender Round with an 11th-hour win at Talladega, finished fourth in the final race of the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup’s Eliminator Round, but as it turned out, only a victory would have given Keselowski a shot at a second series title....
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
15 days ago  |  Discuss

NSCS: Keselowski Fails to Advance to Championship Round Despite Top-Five Effort at Phoenix

AVONDALE, Ariz. — One week after suffering transmission issues at Martinsville in late October, Brad Keselowski found himself in a familiar position as the Sprint Cup Series headed to the Texas Motor Speedway last week: on the verge of elimination. With his back against the wall — and after a late-race run-in with Jeff Gordon that spurred a brawl on pit road — the Michigan...
Via Rubbings Racing
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Brad Keselowski's title hopes come to an end in Phoenix

Throughout the Chase, Brad Keselowski has shown he will do whatever it takes to advance to the championship race at Homestead-Miami Speedway. He rose to the occasion and won his way into the Elimination Round at Talladega Superspeedway, and to keep his title hopes alive he would have to do the same Sunday at Phoenix International Raceway. Entering the day seventh in the Chase standings...
Via Fox Sports
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Brad Keselowski's title hopes come to an end in Phoenix

AVONDALE, Ariz. -- Throughout the Chase, Brad Keselowski has shown he will do whatever it takes to advance to the championship race at Homestead-Miami Speedway. He rose to the occasion and won his way into the Elimination Round at Talladega Superspeedway, and to keep his title hopes alive he would have to do the same Sunday at Phoenix International Raceway. Entering the day seventh...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
16 days ago  |  Discuss
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