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This weekend, the 2018 NASCAR Cup series champion will be decided at Homestead from four contenders, but an earlier race may have hinted at who the title winner will be. Chicago is the only other Cup race to use the exact same Goodyear tyre compound as Homestead, because both 1.5-mile speedways are the most abrasive
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David Pearson’s most famous NASCAR moment will always be the 1976 Daytona 500, crawling across the line to victory after an infamous clash with Richard Petty. Coming in NASCAR’s heyday, when the charismatic Petty highlighted a generation of drivers that captured America’s imagination beyond its southern roots, as sponsor cash poured in, Pearson, who died
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David Pearson, a three-time top-level NASCAR champion whose rivalry with Richard Petty was pivotal in the category’s rise, has died at the age of 83. Pearson competed in 574 races in what is now the Cup Series between 1960 and 1986, and won 105 of them – race win statistics second only to Petty in
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Stewart-Haas Racing’s Kevin Harvick secured his place in the NASCAR Cup title decider, prevailing in a late race duel with Ryan Blaney at Texas. After having swept the first two stages, Harvick had built a comfortable four-second lead over Blaney entering the final 40 laps of the 334-lap race. However, three late-race spin-induced cautions eradicated
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Get unlimited access You have 10 articles remaining to view this month. Hendrick Motorsports has secured a new full-time sponsor for Jimmie Johnson in the NASCAR Cup Series to replace outgoing sponsor Lowe’s. Seven-time Cup champion Johnson has been sponsored by Lowe’s since making his debut in the series in 2001, but it announced earlier
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Get unlimited access You have 10 articles remaining to view this month. Aric Almirola secured his place in the next round of the NASCAR Cup series playoffs with victory in overtime at Talladega, as his Stewart-Haas Racing team dominated the event. SHR locked out the top four positions for a majority of the 193-lap race,
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Get unlimited access You have 10 articles remaining to view this month. Seven-time NASCAR Cup champion Jimmie Johnson says his shock split with crew chief Chad Knaus happened because poor recent performances meant the Hendrick team had to try “something different”. Johnson and Knaus’s relationship dates back to Johnson’s first full season at Hendrick in
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