Chase moves on without big-name drivers

TALLADEGA, Ala. - Jimmie Johnson, Kasey Kahne, Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Kyle Busch all were knocked out of the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship Sunday at Talladega Superspeedway.Johnson...

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...

Keselowski advances, Johnson, Earnhardt eliminated from Chase

...Eliminated from the playoffs by bad runs and crashes in the last three races were defending champion Jimmie Johnson, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Kasey Kahne and Kyle Busch. Keselowski came to Talla dega embarrassed and remorseful after being fined $50...

Timothy Peters ends drought with first Truck victory of the season

...chance there will be a fight involving any two drivers in the final month of the Sprint Cup Series season, with Jeff Gordon being installed as the favorite to be one of the participants at 5-to-1 or Dale Earnhardt Jr. at 10-to-1.

Vickers on pole at Talladega, but many drivers are angry and confused about qualifying format

...I've ever seen in my life," and Kyle Busch said heat races should be used to set the field at superspeedways.Dale Earnhardt Jr. called for a return to single-car qualifying at Daytona and Talladega instead of the group formats, and Jeff...

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...

Fryer: Post-race dustups put NASCAR in tough position

...justice.Never mind that Kevin Harvick won to earn an automatic berth into the third round of the Chase, or that Dale Earnhardt Jr. had a mechanical problem to put his season on the ropes, or that Jimmie Johnson had an in-race verbal spat...

Kevin Harvick wins at Charlotte Motor Speedway

...terrible night for three of NASCAR's biggest stars: Keselowski, six-time and defending champion Jimmie Johnson and Dale Earnhardt Jr. all go into next Sunday's elimination race at Talladega needing a victory.Keselowski finished 16th, Johnson...

Frustrations come to a head at Charlotte

...running quite high. They reached a boiling point in the aftermath of Saturday night's race as Keselowski, Kenseth, Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Jimmie Johnson all saw their championship hopes fade to near-desperate status.The pressure is on ? every...

Jimmie Johnson, Dale Earnhardt Jr. in tough spots

...under a different set of rules for the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship. If the current rules were in place, Dale Earnhardt Jr. would have won.Even with three victories apiece this year, both are likely to be eliminated from the playoffs...