HARVICK CRUSHES THE HOPES OF JUNIOR NATION

MARTINSVILLE, Va._ For a moment, it appeared all was right in the NASCAR world. Dale Earnhardt Jr. had just pulled a bump-and-run move on Kyle Busch to take the lead with 20 laps to go and the fans were on their feet at Martinsville Speedway cheering him on wildly. Junior Nation was about to see their driver break a 98-race winless streak, beating Busch to do so nonetheless. Then came the black No. 29 of Kevin Harvick. Spoiling the day for Jimmie Johnson and Kyle Busch one week ago in Fontana, H ...

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DID HARVICK RACE JOHNSON DIRTY?

Anyone who thinks that NASCAR Nation is homogeneous collection of dimwitted hicks who only believe that “rubbin’s racin’” doesn’t know jack about race fans. Taking stock of how fans reacted to Kevin Harvick’s tactics employed against Jimmie Johnson in the closing moments of the Auto Club 400 Sunday is the latest evidence that consensus among the auto racing faithful can be as hard to come by as it is in the stick and ball sports.I read one comment th ...

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HOLLYWOOD FINISH FOR HARVICK

Kevin Harvick came from behind on Sunday afternoon in Southern California, passing Jimmie Johnson on the outside coming off the final corner of the last lap to win his first race of the year and first at the Auto Club Speedway. Leading only one lap on the day, Harvick was able to chase down Johnson and Kyle Busch, overtake them both and earn the win in dramatic style.As Busch and Johnson battled for the lead with less than five laps to go, Harvick's No. 29 Chevrolet closed the gap. With fou ...

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HAMLIN’S SLIDE, HARVICK’S PENALTY COSTLY

Denny Hamlin and Kevin Harvick cost themselves a championship on Sunday. Well, at least Hamlin did, who knows what happened with that Harvick speeding penalty? We can trust the integrity of the pit road speed monitoring system, right? Right? Hamlin's slide, Johnson's penalty prove costly as Johnson wins title (AP) ...

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NASCAR CHAMPIONSHIP SCENARIOS DEMYSTIFIED

The NASCAR Sprint Cup Championship is a three-way dead heat. Only 46 points separate third place Kevin Harvick from leader Denny Hamlin and one of these men will join an impressive list of past Cup Champions.  NASCAR's point system is a confusing menagerie including a sliding scale of points based on finishing place, bonus points, penalties and crew chief shoe size. Since NASCAR refuses to institute simple scoring for the Sprint Cup champion, viewers can refer to this simple roadmap fo ...

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