A lot can go wrong for the championship four at Homestead
The NASCAR Cup championship four know that their ultimate success -- or failure -- is not entirely in their own hands. What should Brad Keselowski, Martin Truex Jr., Kyle Busch and Kevin Harvick be concerned about Sunday? The list is long.
Hard to pick a favorite among this final four, but ...
The four drivers vying for the Cup title Sunday at Homestead are deserving in their own way, but only one will leave happy. Who will that be among Brad Keselowski, Martin Truex Jr., Kyle Busch and Kevin Harvick? You can pick with your head, or heart.
No one goes out on their own terms
Dale Earnhardt Jr. announced his retirement in April. Fellow future Hall-of-Famer Matt Kenseth knew he was done in the last few weeks. Danica Patrick had to admit it is over Friday. Every career comes to an end, but it's never on anyone's own terms.
Dale Jr.'s final ride: Homestead
Dale Earnhardt Jr. hasn't won at Homestead, but he's happy he can end his career at a place where he enjoys racing.
Sharing memories of Dale Earnhardt Jr.
Marty Smith explains his relationship with Dale Earnhardt Jr. throughout his career as Earnhardt prepares to complete his final full season Sunday.
Dale Jr. proud with his accomplishments in racing.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. speaks with Marty Smith about how his life has changed throughout his career in NASCAR and what he hopes to get out of his career in broadcasting.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. winding down career his way
Dale Earnhardt Jr. never set out to rule the NASCAR world, he just wanted to earn a place in it. He did that and more, becoming the most popular driver in the sport and admiration for the man he became. None of it was easy, Saying goodbye isn't, either.
William Byron won the Xfinity Series title Saturday at Homestead and his car owner was gushing with praise for the driver that will move to the NASCAR Cup Series next year.
Roger Penske said he isn't fielding a car for Danica Patrick in the Indianapolis 500 and already has congratulated Chip Ganassi on having a car for her. Ganassi said Friday he has not committed to it but has had talks with Patrick, who will close her racing career driving in the 2018 Daytona 500 and the 2018 Indy 500. Penske: "That's a great seat for her. If she is going to drive, that's a great team. They're the ones that have always been competitive there. I take my hat off that she wants to continue to go back to open wheel. It's going to be terrific for the sport. … I think she is going to come back to IndyCar a lot tougher having run in NASCAR."
Sadler says Preece cost him Xfinity title
For the fourth time in the past seven years, Elliott Sadler finished second in the NASCAR Xfinity Series standings. This time, Sadler was upset with Ryan Preece for stalling his momentum.
Byron gives Dale Jr.'s race team Xfinity title
Dale Earnhardt Jr. got the best retirement gift he could have asked for when William Byron won the Xfinity Series championship for JR Motorsports on Saturday, one day before Earnhardt's final race as a full-time driver.
William Byron, who will replace Kasey Kahne in the Hendrick Motorsports NASCAR Cup stable next year, wins the Xfinity Series title by finishing third at Homestead. Cole Custer won the race.
Martin Truex Jr. was fastest in final NASCAR Cup practice Saturday at Homestead. His fellow championship contenders: Kyle Busch (sixth), Brad Keselowski (11th) and Kevin Harvick (18th).
Team owner Barney Visser is in Denver recovering from a heart attack, but some Martin Truex Jr supporters are making sure the racer's boss is represented at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
Members of the Furniture Row Racing team work on the right rear wheel well after Martin Truex Jr. scraped the wall in practice Saturday morning at Homestead.
Denny Hamlin and Dale Earnhardt Jr. posted the fastest times in the first of two NASCAR Cup practices Saturday at Homestead. Martin Truex Jr. was the top championship finalist in third. Others: Brad Keselowski (10th), Kyle Busch (16th) and Kevin Harvick (17th). Teams have another practice early this afternoon.
Martin Truex Jr. scraped the wall in practice Saturday morning. His car has some slight cosmetic damage to right rear wheel well. It doesn't appear to be a big issue.
Goodyear and NASCAR typically announce an extension a year ahead of time, and them waiting until the end of their current contract to announce a 5-year extension led to speculation of NASCAR going in another direction. NASCAR President Brent Dewar: "There's definitely lots of interest. … Candidly, we were always going to be with Goodyear. It was our commitment to make that happen."
Kevin Harvick is among the drivers who will be docked 15 minutes of practice time in NASCAR Cup final practice today at Homestead. Harvick is the only driver among the four championship finalists to have a practice hold for failing at least twice either prerace technical inspection last week at Phoenix or prerqualifying technical inspection Friday at Homesetead.
Goodyear has extended its agreement as the sole supplier of tires for the NASCAR national series for five years through 2022.
Bell wins Truck Series title; Briscoe takes Homestead win
Christopher Bell won his first NASCAR Truck Series championship on Friday night to open what could be a big weekend for team owner Kyle Busch. On Sunday, Busch will be one of four drivers competing for the NASCAR Cup Series title.
Christopher Bell, the top prospect among Toyota development drivers, won the NASCAR truck title Friday night at Homestead by finishing second in the race. Chase Briscoe earned his first career truck win.
Matt Kenseth & Dale Earnhardt Jr. came into NASCAR together & they'll head out together.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Matt Kenseth, who were rookies in 2000 and are running throwback paint schemes in their final NASCAR Cup race this weekend, joke around before posing with their cars and teams Friday at Homestead.
Truex tops championship contenders in Homestead qualifying
Martin Truex Jr. led the four NASCAR Cup Series championship contenders in qualifying and will start second in Sunday's finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
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