Unpublished championship stories

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During a sports journalism class I took at the University of Tennessee, my professor — Phil Kaplan, south region assistant sports editor for USA TODAY Network — invited writers to speak to us, tell us about their experience on the job. One of those speakers was Mike Wilson, Tennessee athletics beat writer for the Knoxville […] READ MORE


Chase Elliott rebounds from pre-race penalty to win championship

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Chase Elliott climbed out of the car and lied his head on the roof for a moment; absorbing everything. Then he hopped off and jumped into the arms of his pit crew. After his trackside interview with NBC, he walked over and hugged his father, Bill Elliott, and mother, Cindy Elliott. “All you can dream […] READ MORE


The White Zone: Elliott takes next step with Cup title

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Anybody who watched Chase Elliott race super late models in the 2010s realized he was a generational talent. His XFINITY Series championship in 2014, his rookie season, reinforced it. His development progressed in the Cup Series, winning Rookie of the Year honors in 2016. He’s made the playoffs every year of his Cup career and won […] READ MORE


Kyle Busch wins his second Championship at Homestead

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For the second time in his NASCAR career, on Sunday night, Kyle Busch crossed the start/finish line at Homestead-Miami Speedway in first to clinch a Cup series championship. Busch, who is now in sole possession of ninth place on NASCAR’s All-Time wins list, wanted to gain some validity with his second championship. He won his first […] READ MORE


NASCAR: The Mid-Season Shakedown Part 2

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Welcome to Part 2 of our Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Mid-Season Shakedown. If your here without reading part 1, you can click the link here to see it. Who is most likely to be the next to pick up their first career win? Trevor-Someone had to pick against Alex Bowman, so I’ll do it […] READ MORE


Jimmie Johnson Makes History, Claims Seventh Title in Wild Homestead Race

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The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series thunders into the once quiet beaches of Homestead-Miami. After Phoenix, four drivers were eliminated setting up the Championship 4. Jimmie Johnson, Kyle Busch, Joey Logano, and Carl Edwards would all move on to chase the Cup. Johnson is chasing one historical honour, his seventh Sprint Cup. A feat only equalled by […] READ MORE


Daniel Suarez Wins a Controversial Race at Homestead; Makes History as Champion

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The NASCAR Xfinity Series rolls out of the Phoenix desert and heads down to the sunny, warm beaches of Miami, Florida. Coming into the Homestead-Miami Speedway for the Ford Ecoboost 300, the 2016 season finale race. After Phoenix, four drivers were eliminated, leaving only the Championship 4. Consisting of Erik Jones, Justin Allgaier, Daniel Suarez, and Elliott […] READ MORE


William Byron Wins Homestead, Johnny Sauter Claims First Championship

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The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series comes to Homestead Miami Speedway for their championship race the Ford Ecoboost 200. An eventful race at Phoenix last week saw championship favourite William Byron eliminated from the chase after blowing an engine with less than 10 laps to go. Ben Kennedy was also eliminated. That now leaves four. The […] READ MORE


Championship 4 Lineup Set for Homestead as Joey Logano Wins Phoenix

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The NASCAR Chase for the Sprint Cup‘s Round of 8 comes to an end with the Can-Am 500 at Phoenix International Raceway. Coming off of a rain-shortened Carl Edwards victory in Texas, two spots remain in the Championship 4 in Homestead. Standing in for Dale Earnhardt Jr., Alex Bowman would start the race on the pole in his home state of Arizona. At the conclusion of an […] READ MORE


Carl Edwards Punches His Ticket to Homestead with Texas Win

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In 2011, Carl Edwards and Tony Stewart tied with 2,403 points following the finale race at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Edwards lost out on the championship because of a tie-breaker and has failed to finish in the top 4 since. That won’t be a problem for him this year. Carl Edwards Punches His Ticket to Homestead The […] READ MORE