MARTINSVILLE, Va. - Jeff Gordon used an unprecedented chairman's selection to get into the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship 48 hours before the opening race.
MARTINSVILLE, Va. - Matt Kenseth will be right behind Jimmie Johnson when the green flag drops at Martinsville Speedway on Sunday.
TALLADEGA, Ala. - Chaos is a recurrent theme at Talladega Superspeedway.
TALLADEGA, Ala. - They plan and tinker, double-check this and triple-check that.
CONCORD, N.C.- Michael Waltrip Racing will run only two full-time cars next season because of the loss of sponsor NAPA, part of the fallout from its attempts to manipulate a race to get Martin Truex Jr. into the Chase.
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.
CONCORD, N.C. - Kyle Larson can't be goaded into setting an unreasonable expectation for his Sprint Cup debut.
KANSAS CITY, Kan. - Considering where Jeff Gordon was after Richmond, left out of the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship in part due to some late-race shenanigans, he couldn't have been happier on Sunday.
KANSAS CITY, Kan. - Kevin Harvick didn't simply have his hands full with the rest of the Sprint Cup field Sunday. He also was trying to tame a squirrely surface at Kansas Speedway.
KANSAS CITY, Kan. - Chase leader Matt Kenseth could be forgiven for a relatively sour opinion of the tire that Goodyear brought to Kansas Speedway this weekend.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. chased Jimmie Johnson around Dover International Speedway, only to see his teammate grab his record-setting eighth victory at the Monster Mile.
DOVER, Del. - Jimmie Johnson held off a teammate, passed a pair of Hall of Famers, and dominated once more at Dover.
DOVER, Del. - Matt Kenseth has Chase perfection. Kyle Busch nailed the runner-up finishes. And no driver can touch the championship pedigree of Jimmie Johnson.
These are strange times in NASCAR, where everything has turned upside down in the blink of an eye.
LOUDON, N.H. - Matt Kenseth just might win a championship with a touch of dominance, not dullness.