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Driver Joey Logano holds the prize lobster as he celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the Sylvania 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Loudon, N.H., Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014  (AP Photo/Cheryl Senter)

Crazy afternoon at Loudon scrambles the Chase field

Sunday, September 21, 2014

The moment the new Chase for the Sprint Cup championship format was unveiled, it came with a certainty: With eliminations looming, the September race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway would get crazy. As expected, the Sylvania 300 was living up to those expectations. And then things really got nuts. By the time the last of the 303 laps was completed, … 0

Johnson chasing down his own high standards

Sunday, September 21, 2014

LOUDON – It’s Jimmie Johnson’s favorite time of the year. But with the second race of the Chase set to begin, Six-Time has the tone of the kid whose birthday party isn’t quite up to his expectations. “It’s not the best mood,” Johnson said about the atmosphere in his team’s garage. That comes … 0

Gordon, Johnson, someone else? Filling out the Chase bracket

Friday, September 19, 2014

Their areas of expertise are wildly different, but ESPN NASCAR analyst Ricky Craven and college basketball icon Dick Vitale agree on one thing: Come the final, all-or-nothing race at Miami, Hendrick Motorsports will have the best crack at taking the title. Craven, the former Concord resident with 278 Sprint Cup races on his … 0