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Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Budweiser Chevrolet, celebrates with the trophy in victory lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 16, 2014 in Homestead, Florida. (credit: Robert Laberge/Getty Images)

Harvick Claims 1st NASCAR Championship

Kevin Harvick staked his claim as the best in Sprint Cup, using a relentless dash through the field in the closing laps to win Sunday’s season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

11/17/2014

Joey Logano, driver of the #22 Shell-Pennzoil Ford, celebrates in victory lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Sylvania 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on September 21, 2014 in Loudon, New Hampshire. (credit: Jerry Markland/Getty Images)

Harvick Tries To Rattle Logano

As the youngest driver in NASCAR’s championship race, Joey Logano hasn’t been in the same high-stakes situations as his other three competitors. Seeing an opportunity to maybe rattle his cage, Kevin Harvick pounced.

11/13/2014

Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Budweiser Chevrolet, and Jeff Gordon, driver of the #24 Axalta Chevrolet, lead the field in a restart during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Quicken Loans Race for Heroes 500 at Phoenix International Raceway on November 9, 2014 in Avondale, Arizona. (credit: Matt Sullivan/Getty Images)

Newman’s Late Pass Dooms Gordon At Phoenix

Kevin Harvick finally has a shot to win his first Sprint Cup championship, while Jeff Gordon was once again denied in his drive for No. 5.

11/10/2014

Jeff Gordon, driver of the #24 Drive To End Hunger Chevrolet, walks to confront Brad Keselowski, driver of the #2 Miller Lite Ford, following the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway on November 2, 2014 in Fort Worth, Texas. (credit: Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images)

Gordon Fights With Keselowski At TMS

Jeff Gordon was fighting mad about an “over-aggressive move” during the race at Texas, leading to a post-race confrontation with Brad Keselowski and a big melee.

11/03/2014

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Knaus To Remain Johnson’s Crew Chief

Jimmie Johnson has won all six of his NASCAR Sprint Cup championships with Chad Knaus on his pitbox.

11/03/2014

Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and Mercedes GP celebrates on the podium following his victory in the United States Formula One Grand Prix at Circuit of The Americas on November 2, 2014 in Austin, United States. (credit: Mark Thompson/Getty Images)

Hamilton Wins U.S. Grand Prix In Austin

Race by race and point by point, Lewis Hamilton is tightening his grip on the Formula One world championship and squeezing out Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg.

11/03/2014

Hoby Smith. NASCAR fan.  (credit: Joel Thomas/CBS 11 News)

NASCAR Fans Race To The Race At Texas Motor Speedway

The NASCAR events at Texas Motor Speedway create tremendous traffic congestion as 180,000 fans flock to the races. But some have invested a lot of time winning the race to the race.

CBS 11–10/31/2014

Dale Earnhardt Jr., driver of the #88 National Guard Chevrolet, celebrates in Victory Lane with champagne after winning during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Goody's Headache Relief Shot 500 at Martinsville Speedway on October 26, 2014 in Martinsville, Virginia. (credit: Chris Trotman/Getty Images)

Earnhardt Wins At Martinsville Speedway

Dale Earnhardt Jr. desperately wanted to win at the historic short track, to bring one of those big clocks home to his house. In his 30th try, he finally got his clock.

10/27/2014

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Drag Racer Raymond Beadle Dead At 70

Raymond Beadle, a three-time NHRA Funny Car world champion and a championship NASCAR team owner, has died. He was 70.

10/21/2014

Brad Keselowski, driver of the #2 Redd's Wicked Apple Ale Ford, celebrates in victory lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway on October 19, 2014 in Talladega, Alabama. (credit: Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)

Keselowski Keeps Hope Alive At Talladega

Brad Keselowski packed a punch on the track, the only place that mattered after a controversial week.

10/20/2014

Tony Stewart, driver of the #14 Bass Pro Shops / Mobil 1 Chevrolet, looks on prior to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Oral-B USA 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway on August 31, 2014 in Hampton, Georgia. (credit: Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Stewart Never Considered Retiring After Ward’s Death

Tony Stewart talked with reporters on Monday at his first news conference since a grand jury decided last week not to charge him in Kevin Ward Jr.’s death.

09/29/2014

Tony Stewart, driver of the #14 Bass Pro Shops / Mobil 1 Chevrolet, looks on prior to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Oral-B USA 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway on August 31, 2014 in Hampton, Georgia. (credit: Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Stewart Says Crash Was “100 Percent” Accident

There were days when Tony Stewart couldn’t get out of bed. It was a chore to take a shower, to leave his room. The television was on, he would stare at it, and have no idea what he was watching.

09/26/2014

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