Jimmie Johnson felt no satisfaction Sunday by keeping Brad Keselowski from clinching a Final Four spot in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship.
Drivers have dreaded Sunday's race at Talladega Superspeedway for months.
Although Kevin Harvick faced a win-or-go-home challenge last Sunday at Dover International Speedway, the defending Sprint Cup Series champion was never more relaxed.
A third-place finish at Dover International Speedway proved to be a win for Dale Earnhardt Jr.
Even as car owner Joe Gibbs was celebrating yet another victory last Sunday - his team's 10th in the past 13 races - his emotions were divided.
Nothing Joe Nemechek did in NASCAR compared to watching his 18-year-old son, John Hunter Nemechek, win last Saturday's Camping World Truck Series race at Chicagoland Speedway.
Twenty-one drivers have a mathematical chance to qualify for the five remaining spots in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship field on Saturday at Richmond.
DARLINGTON, S.C. - NASCAR spent weeks celebrating a throwback weekend for Sunday's Bojangles' Southern 500, and the speedway returned the favor with one of the most-grueling races in the track's history.
DARLINGTON, S.C. - Race fans have complained for years NASCAR isn't as good now as it was a generation ago.
Normally this time of the racing season Hendrick Motorsports already has assembled an impressive fleet of cars for the upcoming Chase for the Sprint Cup championship. But this clearly isn't a normal time for the sport's most-dominant team.