Deteriorating Handling Dooms Kevin Harvick’s Title Shot

Kevin Harvick, the driver of the #4 Jimmy John’s Ford, walks through the garage area during practice for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Championship Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 18, 2017, in Homestead, Florida. Photo – Matt Sullivan/Getty Images

Before the shadows crept over Turns 1 and 2 at Homestead-Miami Speedway, Kevin Harvick had a car capable of challenging fellow title contenders Martin Truex Jr., Kyle Busch and Brad Keselowski. Continue reading

Brad Keselowski Falls Short in Bid for Second Title

Brad Keselowski, the driver of the #2 Miller Lite Ford, takes part in pre-race ceremonies for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Championship Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 19, 2017, in Homestead, Florida. Photo – Jared C Tilton/Getty Images

Quite frankly, Brad Keselowski didn’t have the car to add a second Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series title to his 2012 championship without a strategic miracle. Continue reading

Busch Comes One Spot Short of Title after Thrilling Run through the Field

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The final race came down to the finals laps, among the top cars from the dominant manufacturer, and ultimately, the most successful driver won the championship. Continue reading