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The Inside Line: Newman a big surprise in the Chase

Ryan Newman is making a Cinderella run in this year's Chase for the Sprint Cup championship, hoping to become one of the four drivers contending for the title in the Nov. 16 season finale at Homestead.

McMurray tops Logano for Martinsville pole

Jamie McMurray claimed the pole for the Goody's Headache Relief Shot 500 -- the first race in the Eliminator Round of the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship -- by beating Joey Logano in Friday's qualifying at Martinsville Speedway.

This Week in Auto Racing Oct. 25 - 26

Sprint Cup Series

Can Wallace Jr. catch Crafton in Truck Series points?

In Saturday's race at Martinsville, Wallace will pay tribute to Scott by driving the No. 34 Toyota Tundra in honor of him. The 20-year-old Mobile, Alabama native normally drives the No. 54 truck for Kyle Busch Motorsports.

Johnson moving on with season

Joey Logano (Kansas), Kevin Harvick (Charlotte) and Brad Keselowski (Talladega) automatically advanced into the Eliminator Round by winning a race in the Contender Round. Ryan Newman, Denny Hamlin Matt Kenseth, Carl Edwards and Jeff Gordon accumulated enough points to move on in the playoffs.

The Inside Line: NASCAR's elite eight move on

The Eliminator Round in the new Chase for the Sprint Cup championship begins this weekend at Martinsville Speedway, with the playoff field now trimmed to eight drivers.

Kyle Busch involved in big crash at Talladega

Kyle Busch's hopes of advancing into the next round of the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship took a big hit when he was involved in a multi-car crash during Sunday's Geico 500 at Talladega Superspeedway.

Vickers on pole, Johnson qualifies 2nd for Talladega

Brian Vickers won the pole while Jimmie Johnson earned the second starting position in Saturday's chaotic and confusing qualifying session for the Geico 500 at Talladega Superspeedway.

This Week in Auto Racing Oct. 18 - 19

Sprint Cup Series

Truck Series returns to action at Talladega

There are five races to go. After Talladega, the series heads to Martinsville (Oct. 25), Texas (Oct. 31) and then Phoenix (Nov. 7) before the season concludes at Homestead (Nov. 14).

Talladega: Who advances, who doesn't in the Chase?

Joey Logano and Kevin Harvick have already clinched a spot in the Eliminator Round. Logano won the Oct. 5 race at Kansas, and Harvick scored the victory in the Oct. 11 event at Charlotte.

NASCAR fines Keselowski, Stewart for Charlotte incident

NASCAR handed down fines to Sprint Cup Series drivers Brad Keselowski and Tony Stewart for their involvement in post- race incidents in last Saturday night's Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

The Inside Line: Chase drama intensifying

With NASCAR's new playoff format, there is certainly no shortage of drama in this year's Chase for the Sprint Cup championship.

Elliott in pursuit of Nationwide Series title

If Elliott finishes fifth or better in the final four races, he will clinch the title, regardless of where Smith or any other driver places in each of those events. Elliott would set a record as the youngest champion in the series.

This Week in Auto Racing Oct. 10 - 12

Sprint Cup Series

Kyle Busch wins Charlotte pole, Kurt Busch sets new track record

The Busch brothers had quite a night in Thursday's Sprint Cup Series qualifying at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

Johnson in dire need of a win at Charlotte

Johnson's hopes of winning a record-tying seventh title in NASCAR's premier series this year are in jeopardy after he finished 40th this past Sunday at Kansas, the first race in the Contender Round. He was involved in an accident with Greg Biffle in the early going. Johnson, the driver of the No. 48 Chevrolet for Hendrick Motorsports, is now 12th in the Chase point standings. He is 27 points behind eighth-place and teammate Jeff Gordon.

Hornish Jr. to drive for Richard Petty Motorsports in Sprint Cup

Sam Hornish Jr. is heading back to the Sprint Cup Series full time in 2015.

The Inside Line: Logano the one to beat in the Chase?

Winning two of the last three races, Joey Logano might just be the favorite to win the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship.

Johnson, Earnhardt Jr. crash in Kansas Chase race

Hendrick Motorsports drivers Jimmie Johnson and Dale Earnhardt Jr. had their championship hopes jeopardized after both of them crashed in separate incidents during Sunday's Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway.

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