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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

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

posted NOVEMBER 14, 2017

Associated Press
Earnhardt long ago outgrew his father's shadow by Jenna Fryer;
Coach quits over racist tweets aimed at black NASCAR driver

Rants: When All Racing Becomes "Vintage" Racing by Peter M. De Lorenzo

Bristol Herald Courier
5 Things from NASCAR by Allen Gregory

Charlotte Observer
NASCAR at Miami-Homestead: What you need to know about the Cup Series championship by Brendan Marks

5 Points to Ponder: Martin Truex Jr.'s Moment of Truth by Danny Peters;
The Underdog House: Small NASCAR Teams Still Fighting Hard by Amy Henderson;
Who's Hot & Who's Not in NASCAR: Homestead-Miami Edition by Jeff Wolfe;
Couch Potato Tuesday: NBC Pulls No Punches With NASCAR Rivalries by Phil Allaway;
Beside the Rising Tide: And In The End.... by Matt McLaughlin

What If? Nine Homestead columns that never got published

JR Motorsports
Graveyard Ghosts: Dale Jr.'s 2002 #8 Budweiser Chevrolet Monte Carlo by Ron Lemasters

Kyle Larson's fourth-straight DNF results in last-place finish at Phoenix and
One week after his first Cup last-place finish, Gray Gaulding gets his first in XFINITY and
Mike Senica puts himself in Homestead showdown with Todd Peck and Joe Nemechek for 2017 LASTCAR Truck Series title by Brock Beard

Motor Racing Network
Power Rankings After Phoenix by Pete Pistone

JTG Daugherty ups its engineering game for 2018 by Lee Spencer

Phoenix Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down: Burning walls, fast Kenseths, and winning by Steve Luvender

Budweiser Makes Emotional Tribute For Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s 'One Last Ride' by Pat McAssey

On Pit Road
Why Chase Elliott's Actions are Different Than Hamlin's by Roger Holtsclaw

Pole Poistion
Dale Jr. is Quietly Finishing Strong

Popular Speed
Growth, Not Elimination Will Define Elliott's Season by Jason Schultz;
Allgaier To Enter Championship Battle Without Regular Crew Chief by Ashley McCubbin

Race Fans Forever
All About the Price Tag by David Nance

Speedway Media
NASCAR Top-10 Power Rankings: Phoenix by Jeffrey Boswell;
No. 7 NXS Crew Chief Suspended For Homestead-Miami Finale by Joseph Shelton;
Johnny Sauter Searching For Second Consecutive Championship and
Matt Crafton Looking For Third Championship by Briar Starr

posted NOVEMBER 13, 2017

Four drivers in each series ready to tee it up at Homestead and
Rivalry between Denny Hamlin and Chase Elliott heats up and
Matt Kenseth may be retiring, but he's not finished by Bob Pockrass

Arizona Central
Matt Kenseth gets last laugh in Phoenix as his NASCAR career winds down by Bob McManaman

Associated Press
Truex goes into championship race as favorite to win title by Jenna Fryer

Brad Keselowski advances to NASCAR championship race despite poor Phoenix showing and
Chase Elliott and Denny Hamlin's NASCAR feud continued at Phoenix as neither advanced to Miami by Matt Weaver

Charlotte Observer
Here's why Matt Kenseth's win at Phoenix brought him closure, pleased so many others by Brendan Marks

Matt Kenseth scores emotional win in drama filled Playoff race at Phoenix and
The NASCAR Can-Am 500 at Phoenix as it happened by Greg Engle

One Last Chance For NASCAR To Put One Over On Its Fans by Dave Caldewell

The Big 6: Questions Answered After The 2017 Can-Am 500;
Up to Speed: One More Win for Matty Ice by Bryan Gable;
Strong Run for Jamie McMurray at Phoenix; First Top 10 Since Charlotte by Christian Koelle;
Pace Laps: Brad Keselowski Advances to Homestead, William Byron Scores Another Victory ;
Thinkin' Out Loud: Matt Kenseth Wins One More While Brad Keselowski Survives and Advances by Mike Neff

Godfather Motorsports
40 Random Thoughts After a Wild Weekend At Phoenix and
In The New NASCAR Playoffs, Enemies Are An Unaffordable Luxury by Dave Moody

Honest opinion on the Denny Hamlin/Chase Elliott incident at Phoenix

Motor Racing Network
Phoenix Checkered and Black Flags and
Phoenix Rear-View Mirror and
Hamlin's Title Hopes End by Pete Pistone

Kevin Harvick confident ahead of Homestead: "We expect to win" and
No winners as Chase Elliott and Denny Hamlin tangle again by Jim Utter;
Goodyear "very close" to announcing new deal with NASCAR and
Keselowski finds luck in Hamlin's misfortune, advancing to final four and
Matt Kenseth celebrates bittersweet Phoenix win by Lee Spencer

Why Martin Truex Jr. will win the 2017 Monster Energy Series title by Brad Norman

NBC Sports
Matt Kenseth relishes poetic, timely victory by Dustin Long;
Martin Truex Jr. heads to Miami looking to cap off career-best year with Cup title by Daniel McFadin;
Can Brad Keselowski go from Miami underdog to top dog of 2017? by Jerry Bonkowski

Popular Speed
5 Takeaways From Phoenix by Tom Jensen

DNFs pile up for Larson and
Elliott sure latest second was best he could do by Kelly Crandall

The Racing Experts
Kenseth picks up first Cup Series win of 2017 by Isabel Gonzalez;
Comments from the eliminated drivers by Dominic Aragon;
Jones picks up top-five finish at Phoenix by John Haverlin;
Kyle Larson experiences engine failure in Can-Am 500 by Matt Courson

SB Nation
Matt Kenseth wins at Phoenix; Brad Keselowski clinches spot in championship final and
Chase Elliott, Denny Hamlin feud continues at Phoenix and
Jimmie Johnson knocked out of NASCAR playoffs after crash at Phoenix by Jordan Bianchi

Skirts and Scuffs
Right Sides Only: Notes from the Can-Am 500 Winning Crew Chief, Jason Ratcliff by Stacey Owens

Stock Car Gazette
Kenseth Wins at Phoenix, Championship Contenders Are Set by Chuck Abrams

USA Today
Takeaways from Phoenix: Harvick plays underdog, Truex embraces being top dog by Mike Hembree

Yahoo Sports
Phoenix takeaways: Keselowski's title hopes survive in a race where the wall caught on fire by Nick Bromberg

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