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Jeff Gordon's hopes for fifth Sprint Cup title dashed in Phoenix

...after finishing second at Martinsville two weeks ago. Still, he was a bit disappointed that he couldn't overtake Dale Earnhardt Jr. for a victory that would have earned an automatic berth into the finale.Gordon was in position for that automatic...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nascar/2014-11-09/jeff-gordons-hopes-fifth-s
Fryer: New format crushes Gordon's hopes

...nail-biting intensity, wild emotional swings and tension on and off of the track, has also been full of heartbreak.Dale Earnhardt Jr. had one of the best seasons of his career with an honest shot at his first career Sprint Cup title ? and was eliminated...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nascar/2014-11-10/fryer-new-format-crushes-g
Kevin Harvick up to speed in final practice for Sprint Cup event

...Chase for the Sprint Cup championship drivers Matt Kenseth and Joey Logano were third and fourth, followed by Dale Earnhardt Jr., then Chase driver Jeff Gordon.Pole-sitter Denny Hamlin was 10th fastest and Brad Keselowski was 12th. Ryan...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nascar/2014-11-08/kevin-harvick-speed-final-
Brad Keselowski won't back down

...the next couple of weeks."A week earlier Gordon said he was willing to "move" Hen drick Motorsports teammate Dale Earnhardt Jr. to win at the Martins ville Speedway."Everybody who is out there racing has to weigh risk versus reward...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nascar/2014-11-05/brad-keselowski-wont-back-
Are there double standards for Brad Keselowski?

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -In the closing laps at Martinsville Speed way, Jeff Gordon could see Dale Earnhardt Jr. ahead of him with enough time to formulate a plan on how to handle his teammate if he could catch him.Earnhardt had been eliminated...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nascar/2014-11-03/are-there-double-standards
Brad Keselowski must win one of next two races

...I said, with this format we're by no means out."JUNIOR PLEASED: Although he can't win the championship, Dale Earnhardt Jr. still calls the current season one of his best.Last week's victory at Martinsville, his first in 30 career...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nascar/2014-10-29/brad-keselowski-must-win-o
Crews for Danica Patrick, Kurt Busch swapped by Stewart-Haas Racing

...the only driver from Hendrick's stable to advance to the third round of the playoffs. Teammates Jimmie Johnson, Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Kasey Kahne were all eliminated.The Chase field is reduced by four drivers every three races in the playoffs...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nascar/2014-10-22/crews-danica-patrick-kurt-
Dale Earnhardt raises awareness about concussions

Dale Earnhardt Jr. knew immediately something was wrong during a 2012 crash at Talladega, where his car was hit hard from behind.He was asked...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nascar/2014-10-22/dale-earnhardt-raises-awar
Matt Kenseth still steaming after last week's dustup

...don't know that I would do anything different if the same thing went down again."Keselowski, Jimmie Johnson and Dale Earnhardt Jr. all face the same difficult scenario to advance to the third round of NASCAR's playoffs.All need to win Sunday's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nascar/2014-10-17/matt-kenseth-still-steamin
Dale Earnhardt Jr. likes elimination format even though his season is on the line

Dale Earnhardt Jr. has no issues with NASCAR's championship format, even as he heads to Talladega Superspeedway on the brink of elimination...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nascar/2014-10-15/dale-earnhardt-jr-likes-el