LAS VEGAS — Dale Earnhardt Jr. knew he probably didn't have enough fuel to finish. Being in Vegas, he decided to gamble anyway.
LAS VEGAS — Brad Keselowski once blew a tire while leading the final lap of this same Nationwide Series race, so he knew he couldn't get excited about a victory in Vegas until he actually crossed the line.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Through rain and wrecks, on Daytona's longest day, this was a drought Dale Earnhardt Jr. was determined to end.
With the famed No. 3 on his car and memories of the late Dale Earnhardt fresh in his mind, Austin Dillon took the fabled number out of hibernation and straight to the top at Daytona.
HOMESTEAD, Fla. — Back on top with only two NASCAR greats left to catch, Jimmie Johnson won his sixth championship in eight years Sunday and staked his claim as one of the most dominant competitors in sports history.
AVONDALE, Ariz. — Jimmie Johnson seized control of the championship battle following a disastrous performance by Matt Kenseth on Sunday at Phoenix International Raceway.
FORT WORTH, Texas — Brad Keselowski raced to his sixth Nationwide victory in his last eight starts, leading 106 of 200 laps at Texas to give Roger Penske's No. 22 car the lead in the owners' standings.
MARTINSVILLE, Va. — Jeff Gordon pulled into the championship picture Sunday with a win at Martinsville Speedway, his first of the season.
TALLADEGA, Ala. — Everyone expects the big one to happen at Talladega Superspeedway.
CONCORD, N.C. — Brad Keselowski snapped a 37-race winless streak Saturday night by chasing down Kasey Kahne in the closing laps at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Kevin Harvick won a wreck-filled race at Kansas Speedway on Sunday, keeping out of trouble all afternoon and making a big move in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship.
DOVER, Del. — Jimmie Johnson held off a teammate, passed a pair of Hall of Famers, and dominated once more at Dover.
LOUDON, N.H. — Matt Kenseth just might win a championship with a touch of dominance, not dullness.
JOLIET, Ill. — Matt Kenseth restored order to a chaotic week for NASCAR with a steely victory over teammate Kyle Busch in the opening race for the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship.
RICHMOND, Va. — NASCAR will have a new champion at the end of the season. For now, it has yet another conspiracy.