Race Blog

Just because the favored driver won Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway Sunday doesn't mean the road there wasn't absolutely exciting. Kevin Harvick, who won last week's Phoenix International Raceway race, muscled to the lead with just seven laps to go on four fresh tires, winning the Ford EcoBoost 400.

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Posted by Doug Turnbull

18 points separated the eight drivers remaining in NASCAR's Eliminator Round after last week's crazy race at Texas Motor Speedway. The Sprint Cup Series left Phoenix International Raceway after Sunday's Quicken Loans Race for Heroes 500 in almost the same shape - but only four advanced.

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Posted by Doug Turnbull

I'll be honest - I went to a funeral and then taught my 8th grade boys Bible study for 90% of Sunday's AAA Texas 500 - the best was for last. Each of the eight remaining Chase drivers were looking for some, ahem, "insurance" with a Texas win heading into Phoenix next week. Instead, Jimmie Johnson, cut from the Chase after Talladega, got his mojo back and dominated to the Texas victory, his 4th of the season.

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Posted by Doug Turnbull