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posted NOVEMBER 19, 2017

Tension-packed finale awaits NASCAR Cup championship four and
Elliott Sadler upset with Ryan Preece for stalling his momentum in Ford 300 and
Martin Truex Jr. maintaining focus despite obstacles by Bob Pockrass;
Retirement comes for every driver, and it's always too soon by Ryan McGee

Alabama Live
How does the final NASCAR playoff race work? and
Dale Earnhardt Jr. talks legacy: 'It's regrettable I never won a championship' by Cheryl Wray

Associated Press
William Byron gives Dale Jr.'s race team Xfinity title by Jenna Fryer;
Dale Jr. reflects on Hurricane Irma's impact on Florida Keys by Mark Long;
Truex strengthens grip as driver to beat for NASCAR title and
Earnhardt wraps up NASCAR career in #88 on Sunday by Dan Gelston

Press of Atlantic City:
Refreshing to see 'good guys' Truex, Wentz having successful season and
Get to know the people and the town NASCAR driver Martin Truex Jr. grew up with by Dave Weinberg

NASCAR's youth movement taking over, whether fans like it or not by Matt Myftiu

NASCAR drivers win big prize money, but they say it takes just as much to make the cars run by Catherine Campo

Charlotte Observer
Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s family readies for his final race. With plenty of tissues by Joe Marusak;
Love. Loss. Life moves on - now Martin Truex Jr. is on the verge of first NASCAR title and
Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s last race is finally here. He's at peace with it, so we should be, too. and
Verbal daggers? If Kyle Busch wins his 2nd NASCAR title, only one word is relevant by Brendan Marks

Circle Track Plus
Last of the Cool by Monte Dutton

Florida Times Union
Final ride Sunday for Dale Earnhardt Jr., who says his time as driver 'has run its course' by Don Coble

Danica Patrick Became Rich And Famous, But Perhaps At A Price by Dave Caldwell

XFINITY Breakdown: Cole Custer Earns 1st Victory, William Byron Captures Title by Dustin Albino;
Elliott Sadler: This Is The Biggest Disappointment In My Career by Joseph Wolkin;
Paul Menard Has Positive Outlook Before Final Start with Richard Childress Racing and
Casey Mears Content if NASCAR Career is Over by Zach Catanzareti;
Daily Fantasy NASCAR Hot-Starts: Ford EcoBoost 400 by Corey Brewer

NASCAR playoff leaves too much to chance by Richard Allen

What I'll remember about covering Dale Earnhardt Jr.

Kickin' the Tires
An Open Letter to Dale Earnhardt Jr. by Aaron Bearden

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:
Matt Kenseth, DeWalt Tools and how the deal might have fallen through by Dave Kallmann

Motor Racing Network
Truex Jr. Ready for Battle by Pete Pistone

Truex relaxed ahead of finale: "I have a different perspective" by Lee Spencer;
Sauter: "I just didn't have anything left" to take the fight to Bell by Nick DeGroot

NASCAR community shares impact of Danica Patrick's career by Allie Davison

NBC Sports
Beer, Rolling Stone and rock 'n' roll: How Dale Earnhardt Jr. journeyed beyond NASCAR into new media by Nate Ryan;
Never has there been a race like Atlanta 1992 ... until today by Dustin Long

Popular Speed
5 Keys to the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Championship and
Exodus of NASCAR Vets is Good News for Generation Next and
Dale Earnhardt Jr. Going Out on His Own Terms and
Danica Patrick Has Bright Future Outside of NASCAR by Tom Jensen
A Look Back Through Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s Career and
A Look Back Through Matt Kenseth's Career and
A Look Back Through Danica Patrick's Career By Ashley McCubbin

The Podium Finish
Dale Earnhardt Jr Finds Balance In Final Cup Start and
Track Talk: Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead by Rob Tiongson

2018: It's The 'Danica Double' And Done by John Sturbin

Rahal confident Patrick can star again at Indy by Marshall Pruett

The Racing Experts
Last ride for the HMS #5 by Geoff Bodine;
3 burnouts for 3 winners at Homestead-Miami by Isabel Gonzalez;
No 2018 racing plans yet for Casey Mears and
3 drivers lead way for most free passes in 2017 by Dominic Aragon

SB Nation
NASCAR Championship race day weather - perfect weather to end 2017 at Homestead by Brian Neudorff;
Brad Keselowski wants 2nd NASCAR Cup Series championship to secure legacy by Jordan Bianchi

State Journal
Cambridge native Matt Kenseth ready for life after the fast lane by Tammy Madsen

USA Today
Ford looks to break long NASCAR Cup championship drought at Homestead and
NASCAR Cup Championship could come down to late restarts, tire management by Mike Hembree

Vegas Insider
Race and Championship odds
NASCAR Top-Five Finish Prediction
Homestead Race Preview by Micah Roberts

posted NOVEMBER 18, 2017

Dale Earnhardt Jr. willing to reflect on long career as it winds down and
Danica Patrick's last two races are ones she's really looking forward to by Bob Pockrass;
Is it finally Martin Truex Jr.'s time? by Ricky Craven

Associated Press
Danica Patrick to end racing career at next year's Indy 500 and
Truex fastest among championship contenders at Homestead by Jenna Fryer;
Earnhardt ready to say a final goodbye to NASCAR career by Dan Gelston;
A look at NASCAR great Dale Earnhardt Jr. by the numbers

Dale Earnhardt Jr. carried NASCAR on his shoulders for two decades by Al Pearce

Charlotte Observer
Picture-perfect ending for NASCAR driver Kevin Harvick? Everyone else celebrating and
Charlotte native William Byron is 24 hours out from his life's biggest race - so far by Brendan Marks

Daytona Beach News Journal
Final four: NASCAR playoffs head to Championship Round at Homestead by Godwin Kelly;
NASCAR Questions & Attitude: A worthy Final Four?

The Denver Post
Martin Truex Jr. and Denver's 78 are on the verge of upsetting the NASCAR order by Nick Groke

Tracking the Trucks: Chase Briscoe Scores 1st Career Win at Homestead-Miami Speedway by Beth Lunkenheimer;
Brad Keselowski Racing Finishes With 'Bittersweet' Final Truck Series Race by Zach Catanzareti;
Chase Briscoe Wins Truck Race At Homestead As Christopher Bell Wins Title by Tom Bowles;
Successful Season for Johnny Sauter Despite Runner-Up Championship Finish and
2017 is Danica Patrick's Final Full-Time Season as Driver, Running Daytona 500 and Indy 500 in 2018 by Dustin Albino

Godfather Motorsports
Thank You Dale by Dave Moody

The Guardian
More than a kneeling: Nascar's TV ratings decline is as worrying as the NFL's. Why? by Andrew Lawrence

Hendrick Motorsports
Evolution of Earnhardt's #88 paint schemes

How Prohibition Gave Birth to NASCAR by Christopher Klein

Indianapolis Star
Danica Patrick: I will run Indianapolis 500, Daytona next year by Jim Ayello

News Analysis: Danica Patrick to retire from full-time racing

Motor Racing Network
Earnhardt Jr., Kenseth Friends From the Start by Jeff Wackerlin;
Championship 4 Owners Meet the Media and
Patrick to Step Away From Full-Time Racing by Pete Pistone

Team Penske bristles at idea that they are an underdog in title fight by Lee Spencer

Motorsports Tribune
Truex the Title Favorite On and Off the Track by David Morgan;
Sauter One Spot Too Short of Back-To-Back Titles by Seth Eggert

MotorSport Magazine
NASCAR's finale: the fury and fireworks by Samarth Kanal

New York Times
Kevin Harvick, a NASCAR Old-Timer, Seeks Another Championship by Dave Caldwell

Popular Speed
Final Four Through the Eyes of NKP: Truex;
"Butt Chewings," Experience Lead Christopher Bell to Championship by Ashley McCubbin

The Racing Experts
My memories of Dale Earnhardt Jr. by Geoff Bodine;
Gase 'more likely than not' will be Cup Series rookie in 2018 by Dominic Aragon

Sun Sentinel
Martin Truex Jr. tops tightly bunched NASCAR finalists in qualifying; Hamlin steals pole by Craig Davis

USA Today
Tony Stewart on teams: Heavy lifting is done; now it's time for drivers to execute and
Dale Earnhardt Jr. will start his final race from the rear and
And then there were four: NASCAR closing in on crowning Cup champion by Mike Hembree;
Danica Patrick to race the Daytona 500, Indianapolis 500 by A.J. Perez

posted NOVEMBER 17, 2017

NASCAR's burning questions - who wins the championship? ESPN experts weigh in on four of the biggest questions in motorsports:
Turn 1: Who wins the NASCAR Cup title, and why? Who would be the biggest upset?
Turn 2: After Homestead, do you expect to see Matt Kenseth in a Cup Series race again?
Turn 3: Will Jimmie Johnson win an eighth title before he's done? Will Denny Hamlin win one?
Turn 4: How will you remember Martin Truex Jr.'s season if he doesn't win the championship?
by Ricky Craven, Ryan McGee, Bob Pockrass, Matthew Willis;
Martin Truex Jr. maintaining focus despite obstacles by Bob Pockrass

Associated Press
Truex maintains role as favorite at NASCAR's media day by Jenna Fryer;
The Latest: Keselowski looks to become 'Hall of Fame driver'

Press of Atlantic City
Favorite Truex seeking to join a special group of NASCAR champions by David Weinberg

Generation E: Retiring Earnhardt Jr. and father Earnhardt Sr.'s legacy in NASCAR began in 1975 by Mike Hembree;
NASCAR championship race mind games? Not on media day by Matt Weaver

Auto Racing Daily
Dale Earnhardt Jr., Matt Kenseth do things together throughout NASCAR careers by Amanda Vincent

Caledonian Record
Strap In Racing by Big Bigelow: What Was Going Through Kenseth's Mind As He Was Running Down the 24?

Tech Talk: Jason Ratcliff on Optimum Air Pressures, Short-Run Speed & Late-Race Adjustments by Mike Neff;
Friday Faceoff: Who Gets It Done at Homestead? by Amy Henderson;
NASCAR 101: Our Storylines of 2017, Revisited by Kevin Rutherford;
Double Take: Cup Championship Trends Heading Into Homestead by Sean Fesko;
4 Burning Questions: Are People Ready for a Double-Departure in Homestead? by Zach Catanzareti;

Brad Keselowski vs. Kyle Busch is the juicy subplot to Homestead

Kickin' The Tires:
Cindric focused on championship despite cloud in the air by Caleb Whisler

Entry List Storylines: Homestead by Brock Beard

Miami Herald
Traffic to the Keys will be tied up all weekend, thanks to NASCAR by Lance Dixon

Motor Racing Network
Homestead-Miami Fantasy Racing Preview by Jeff Wackerlin;
Earnhardt Jr. Set for Emotional Weekend and
Championship 4 Media Day Recap and
Championship 4 Preview by Pete Pistone

NASCAR Mailbag - Danica's future and Logano's struggles;
How Cole Pearn helped turn Furniture Row into title contenders and
Sauter "not looking for fights," but ready to defend 2016 crown by Lee Spencer;
Crafton: "I have no friends" and "nothing to lose" in title-decider by Tim Southers

Motorsports Tribune
Byron and Hemric, A Tale of Mirrored Career Paths by Seth Eggert

NBC Sports
Wish upon a star: Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s dedication to ill children leaves lasting impact by Dustin Long;
Miami represents final race for many Cup drivers with current teams and
Xfinity Series Spotlight: Previewing the championship drivers by Daniel McFadin

Orlando Sentinel
NASCAR rivals Kyle Busch, Kevin Harvick make nice, squeeze out Brad Keselowski by George Diaz

On Pit Road
Keselowski Approaching Homestead as Just Another Race by Christian Koelle

Popular Speed
Final Four Through the Eyes of NKP: Busch

Race Fans Forever
A Voice for the Fans ~ One Last Ride by PattyKay Lilley

The Racing Experts
Previewing the championship race by Geoff Bodine;
Title contender Cindric enters Miami with no on-track experience by Matt Courson;
Cindric, Bell talk youth factor heading into Homestead and
Championship 4 drivers describe their seasons in one word by Isabel Gonzalez

SB Nation
NASCAR championship weather forecast: Could weather impact the championship outcome at Homestead-Miami? by Brian Neudorff;
Is Chase Elliott vs. Denny Hamlin NASCAR's next great rivalry? by Jordan Bianchi

Speedway Media
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Preview-Championship Edition-Homestead-Miami by Briar Starr

Topeka Capital Journal
Topeka native Jade Gurss proud of the man Dale Earnhardt Jr. has become by Rick Peterson

USA Today
And then there were four: NASCAR closing in on crowning Cup champion and
Martin Truex Jr. embraces role as favorite, motivated to win title for team, loved ones and
Kyle Busch on NASCAR title rival Brad Keselowski: 'Sometimes you just don't like a guy' and
New wave: NASCAR faces changing landscape with departure of star drivers by Mike Hembree;
Dale Earnhardt Jr. explains how fans helped him pick perfect final paint scheme and
Why it doesn't matter Dale Earnhardt Jr. never won a NASCAR Cup Series by Michelle R. Martinelli

posted NOVEMBER 16, 2017

How college football players found another gear on Dale Jr.'s pit crew by Ryan McGee

Asbury Park Press
Jersey Shore native Martin Truex Jr. tries to live out `childhood dream' by Steve Edelson

Associated Press
Drivers competing in the NASCAR championship race

CBS St. Louis
Budweiser Salutes Dale Jr. Before Final Race

Dallas News
An American revival: Josef Newgarden is the champion IndyCar needs to compete with NASCAR by Gerry Fraley

Daytona International Speedway
Can you name all the DAYTONA 500 Champions?!

Denver Post
Martin Truex Jr. stops by "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" by Joe Nguyen

Elizabethtown Bladen Journal
A lot of stuff,plus sometitle picks by Andy Cagle

Fox Denver 31
Denver-based Furniture Row Racing, Martin Truex Jr. going for NASCAR championship by Joe Dahlke and Drew Engelbart

Eyes on XFINITY: Previewing the Championship by Dustin Albino;
Truckin' Thursdays: 3 Non-Playoff Drivers That Need a Strong Run at Homestead by Beth Lunkenheimer;
2-Headed Monster: Should the Championship Race Rotate Venues? by Davey Segal and Michael Massie;
Happiness Is: Matt Kenseth, Tears & Championships by Huston Ladner

Greensboro News and Record
Hard 'N Fast: Five things to watch at NASCAR's season finale by Ed Hardin

Matt Kenseth's first last-place finish came on championship Sunday by Brock Beard

Miami Herald
Don Shula's final Dolphins draft pick still competes on Sundays - in a different sport by Michelle Kaufman

Motor Racing Network
Four Crew Chiefs, One Goal by John Singler

NASCAR Roundtable - Previewing championship weekend at Homestead
BKR Take on Trucks - Team working hard to go out a champion by Tim Southers

Memories stir as Dale Jr.'s final race approaches by Holly Cain

NBC Sports
Beer, Rolling Stone and rock 'n' roll: How Dale Earnhardt Jr. journeyed beyond NASCAR into new media by Nate Ryan;
Cup championship crew chiefs worried about tire allotment in Miami and
Cup Championship 4 profile: Brad Keselowski by Dustin Long;
Cup Championship 4 profile: Martin Truex Jr. by Daniel McFadin;
Inaugural 2017 NBC Pit Crew All-Stars team is announced and
Cup Championship 4 profile: Kevin Harvick and
Cup Championship 4 profile: Kyle Busch by Jerry Bonkowski

Popular Speed
Final Four FOUR Through the Eyes of NKP: Harvick

The Podium Finish
Kenseth Victory Celebrated By The Masses by Stephen Conley

Speedway Media
Dale Earnhardt Jr. - Building a Legacy on his Own Terms by Angela Campbell;
Four Takeaways From The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Race At Phoenix by Briar Starr

Sporting News
Dale Earnhardt Jr., Matt Kenseth final race marks beginning of Hall of Fame wait by Joe Rodgers

USA Today
Why Danica Patrick isn't worried about the number of female racers by Michelle R. Martinelli

posted NOVEMBER 15, 2017

Being Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s crew chief was never easy by Ryan McGee;
Kyle Busch wants to win in the best worst way and
Somebody's going to win the title, so why not Kevin Harvick? and
Brad Keselowski has a chance, and that's all he could ask for by Bob Pockrass

Beyond the Flag
Why IndyCar should adopt the NASCAR qualifying system on oval tracks by Asher Fair

Florida Times-Union
Payback part of NASCAR game by Don Coble

30 Under 30 Sports (Kyle Larson) by Chris Smith and Daniel Kleinman

Digging Into the Charter System: Has it Been Good for NASCAR? by Dustin Albino;
NASCAR Mailbox: Can JTG Daugherty Racing Improve with Hendrick Data? by Phil Allaway;
The Frontstretch 5: Thoughts at the White Flag by Amy Henderson;
The 10: NASCAR Cup Series Power Rankings After Phoenix by Frank Velat

The Herald Bulletin
Truex deserves NASCAR title by Ken de la Bastide

Survivor Heroes vs. Healers vs. Hustlers Power Rankings: Week 8

Lexington Dispatch
Johnson will have to wait for 2018 by Ben White

Miami Herald
The future face of NASCAR just might be a 16-year-old Cuban-American from Homestead by Jorge Ebro

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Matt Kenseth's storybook NASCAR victory comes with a quirky footnote by Dave Kallmann

Motor Racing Network
Kenseth Caught in the Middle by Pete Pistone

Motor Racing Digest
Martin Truex Jr. seeks first Cup Series title at Homestead and
Kevin Harvick heads to Homestead for a chance at a second championship by Matt Lovisa

Motorsports Tribune
Keselowski's Best Chance for a Second Championship by Seth Eggert

Truex doesn't mind pressure of being title favorite: "Bring it on" by Lee Spencer

Dale Jr.'s distinctive voice resonates, even through retirement by Zack Albert

NBC Sports
Who will be next Cup driver to win multiple championships? by Dustin Long;
Homestead-Miami primer: Everything you need to know about race, track and
NASCAR America: Dale Jarrett on what happened to Jimmie Johnson at Phoenix and
NASCAR America: Phoenix win brings out Matt Kenseth's witty side by Jerry Bonkowski;
Bump & Run: What to be watching for in Cup title race

On Pit Road
Homestead-Miami: The Numbers Don't Lie by Christy Holloway

Popular Speed
Waid's World: Driver Exodus Product Of NASCAR's Changing Circumstances by Steve Waid

Race Fans Forever
Old Stats Are Fun, But They Shot Down a Good Theory by Frank Buhrman

The Racing Experts
Kenseth not interested in broadcasting role next season by Dominic Aragon;
Matt Kenseth's Phoenix win was redemptive, yet slightly bittersweet by John Haverlin

Richmond Times-Dispatch
Hamlin-Elliott rivalry could rub NASCAR the right way by Randy Hallman

Speedway Media
NASCAR: Championship 4 Success At Homestead by Matthew Jackson;
Christopher Bell Looks To Secure First Truck Series Championship and
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Power Rankings-Phoenix by Briar Starr

USA Today
Matt Kenseth ready to leave road and track and settle down as a family man by Mike Hembree

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