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Tuesday, October 21, 2014 Monday, Oct. 20, 2014 Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014 By Don Coble By Ben Walker By Jenna Fryer By David Ginsburg By Eddie Pells By Rob Harris By Pete Iacobelli By David Lee...
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.
Keselowski advances, Johnson, Earnhardt eliminated from Chase

TALLADEGA, Ala. - Brad Keselowski pulled away in overtime for one of the biggest wins of his career and earned an automatic berth into the third round of NASCAR's championship race.
Matt Kenseth still steaming after last week's dustup

TALLADEGA, Ala. - Brad Keselowski admitted he got off easy following last Saturday's post-race fracas at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Brad Keselowski, Tony Stewart fined after Charlotte fracas

The post-race crashes and fistfights at the Charlotte Motor Speedway created headlines, but it won't have any other effect on the Chase for the Championship.
Jimmie Johnson, Dale Earnhardt Jr. in tough spots

Even with three victories apiece this yearJimmie Johnson and Dale Earnhardt Jr. are likely to be eliminated from the playoffs Sunday at Talladega Superspeedway.
Previous wins mean little in NASCAR's new Chase format

Brad Keselowski has five wins this year and Joey Logano has four. Ryan Newman and Matt Kenseth don't have a single victory. But when the second round of the Chase starts, all will be tied in the standings.
Kevin Harvick has had a string of bad luck in the playoffs

Kevin Harvick has eight pole positions this year - six of them with track-record speeds. He has also led 1,653 laps - nearly twice as many as his career-best season in 2006. Very little of that speed, however, has translated to victories.
NASCAR's 'Chase' is survival of the fittest

Greg Biffle's season was a lot like last Saturday night's race at Richmond International Speedway with the competition continuing to pull further ahead.
NASCAR drivers not in the Chase have their own goals

Since Kyle Larson didn't qualify for the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship the only way he can steal the spotlight is by running up front and winning.