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Chase Elliott celebrates Nationwide championship; Matt Kenseth earns win in series finale

...18-year-old is the youngest driver to win a title in any of NASCAR's three national series. He broke the mark set by Brian Vickers, who was 20 when he won the Nationwide title in 2003.Matt Kenseth got the jump on the final restart in overtime...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nascar/2014-11-15/chase-elliott-celebrates-n
Vickers on pole at Talladega, but many drivers are angry and confused about qualifying format

TALLADEGA, Ala. - NASCAR's new qualifying format put Brian Vickers on the pole at Talladega but left many drivers angry and confused, and three full-time teams failed to make Sunday's race...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nascar/2014-10-18/vickers-pole-talladega-man
Kevin Harvick claims Sprint Cup pole at Kansas with track record

...third consecutive pole at Kansas and also won last year's Chase race.The pole was Harvick's eighth this year.Brian Vickers qualified second with a lap of 196.307. Aric Almirola was third. Joey Logano began a run of five Chase contenders...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nascar/2014-10-03/kevin-harvick-claims-sprin
NASCAR drivers not in the Chase have their own goals

...next season and get a head start maybe a little bit."Clint Bowyer, Tony Stewart, Jamie McMurray, Paul Menard, Brian Vickers and Marcos Ambrose are some of the other higher-profile drivers who missed the Chase. A victory by any one of them...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nascar/2014-09-24/nascar-drivers-not-chase-h
Jeff Gordon believes Tony Stewart can be a contender in Sprint Cup race at Atlanta

...strategy for the final two races before the Chase."There are two races left and it's going to be a battle," said Brian Vickers, who is 19th in points and seeking his first win of the year. "It's going to be intense these next two races...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nascar/2014-08-30/jeff-gordon-believes-tony-
Need for more passing in NASCAR is studied in Michigan

...harder to drive."To make passing you have to have tire wear; you have to lift; you have to use the brakes," Brian Vickers said after testing some of NASCAR's ideas.Gordon won the pole position at Michigan with a track-record lap of...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nascar/2014-08-20/need-more-passing-nascar-s
Change in approach key to Jimmie Johnson's success at Brickyard

...Others hope to join that elite group.Brad Keselowski will start third Sunday, followed by Ryan Newman in fourth, Brian Vickers in fifth, Stewart in sixth, Kurt Busch in seventh, 2000 Indianapolis 500 winner Juan Pablo Montoya in eighth, Joey...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nascar/2014-07-26/change-approach-key-jimmie
Teenager Erik Jones is showing his talent

...outside the top 10 in 2013.But until Iowa, Jones hadn't finished inside the top 10 this season. ONGOING DEBATE: Brian Vickers still believes NASCAR pulled the plug too early at the rain-delayed race at Daytona International Speedway on July...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nascar/2014-07-16/teenager-erik-jones-showin
Some big names haven't made the Sprint Cup Championship yet

...biggest stars."I mean, obviously the fewer spots there are, the intensity picks up for the guys in that position," Brian Vickers said. "You know, I think every week you go to every race trying to win and knowing what's at stake if you do and...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nascar/2014-07-09/some-big-names-havent-made
Aric Almirola wins a rainy Coke Zero 400

...also was out front when another storm sent the cars to pit road.An hour later, NASCAR declared him the winner. Brian Vickers wound up second, followed by Kurt Busch in third, Casey Mears in fourth and Austin Dillon in fifth.Those four also...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nascar/2014-07-06/aric-almirola-wins-rainy-c