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posted NOVEMBER 21, 2017

An amazing ride for Truex crew chief Cole Pearn all the way to championship by Bob Pockrass;
Danica Patrick posted ultimate throwback ahead of final race as a full-time NASCAR driver by D'Arcy Maine

Alabama Live
Martin Truex Jr. wins 2017 NASCAR Championship; Dale Earnhardt Jr. finishes 25th in last race by Cheryl Wray

Associated Press
Juniors unite: Close friends Earnhardt, Truex celebrate and
NASCAR finale a respite from exodus of stars by Jenna Fryer

Beyond the Flag
Kyle Busch makes comment about retirement by Asher Fair

Bristol Herald Courier
Things from Homestead by Allen Gregory

Chasing the Scoreboard
Truex Wins at Homestead for Championship by Courtney Horn

Columbia Missourian
Edwards honored at 2017 Musial Awards by Dru Berry

5 Points to Ponder: The Right NASCAR Champion by Danny Peters;
Beside The Rising Tide: Is It Still Over? Are We Still Through? by Matt McLaughlin;
Couch Potato Tuesday: Dale Earnhardt Jr. & NASCAR Championship Overkill On NBC by Phil Allaway;
Who's Hot & Who's Not In NASCAR: Championship Edition by Jeff Wolfe;
The Underdog House: Small NASCAR Teams Finish Off 2017 Season by Wesley Coburn

Car We Remember: Why NASCAR needs to change its champion points system by Greg Zyla

Las Vegas Review Journal
Kyle Busch not exactly happy with second in NASCAR finale by Ron Kantowski

Michigan Live
As Brighton's Sherry Pollex fights cancer, partner Martin Truex Jr. claws to NASCAR title by Taylor DesOrmeau

Motor Racing Network
NASCAR Notebook: Gaughan But Not Forgotten and
Final Power Rankings After Miami and
Miami Checkered and Black Flags by Pete Pistone

Have we already witnessed NASCAR's changing of the guard? by Jim Utter;
Martin Truex Jr. proves himself worthy of Cup title and
Early lessons learned with Toyota propel Cole Pearn to championship by Lee Spencer

Joe Gibbs Racing congratulates its 'step brother' with funny letter

NBC Sports
Bump & Run: 2017 NASCAR accolades;
After 27 years away, lucky charm returned for Martin Truex Jr.'s championship by Dustin Long;
What's next for Matt Kenseth? Deer hunting, half marathons and gymnastics meets by Nate Ryan

Popular Speed
Ashley Asks...Austin Wayne Self and
Roush Fenway Racing To Field Driver Development Team by Ashley McCubbin

Portsmouth Daily Times
Stevens, Busch ideal match by Kevin Colley

Press of Atlantic City
Luck, fate played a role in Truex's NASCAR Cup championship by David Weinberg

A great story, and the right one by Kelly Crandall

Racin Today
Furniture Row Stayed With It And Then Won It by Jim Pedley

Skirts and Scuffs
Winner Took All - Martin Truex Jr.'s Victory at Homestead Nets MENCS Championship by Lisa Janine Cloud;
Dear Matt Kenseth- an Open Letter to a Champion by Stephanie Stuart-Landrey;
Right Sides Only: Notes from the 2017 Champion Crew Chief, Cole Pearn by Stacey Owens

Speedway Media
The Final Word - Homestead sees the end of the Junior era, as another Junior wins it all by Ron Thornton;
NASCAR Top-10 Power Rankings: Homestead by Jeffrey Boswell;
A Season To Remember for Martin Truex Jr. by Matthew Jackson;
Catching Up with Former NASCAR Truck Series Driver Randy Tolsma Part 2 by Briar Starr

Stock Car Gazette
Martin Truex, Jr Is Rewarded For Stellar Season by Chuck Abrams

USA Today
Two-time cancer survivor, up for major NASCAR award, embodies foundation's spirit by Scott Gleeson;
Kyle Busch: Race strategy didn't account for late caution flag that cost him by Mike Hembree;
Why Martin Truex Jr. thought he was going to choke to death after winning NASCAR title by Michelle R. Martinelli

Danica's Return Continues Trend Of Outside Drivers In the Indy 500 by Kurt Darling

WSB Radio Race Blog
So many storylines cap the 2017 NASCAR season by Doug Turnbull

Yahoo Sports
NASCAR's playoff changes paid off with Martin Truex Jr.'s title by Nick Bromberg

posted NOVEMBER 20, 2017

Martin Truex Jr. shares special night with friend Dale Earnhardt Jr. and
Martin Truex Jr. finally sees results match his ability and
Brad Keselowski: If Ford doesn't redesign for '18, we risk 'drubbing' by Bob Pockrass;
For his final race, Dale Earnhardt Jr. made sure everyone was covered and
Dale Earnhardt Jr. savors final Cup Series race: 'My time has passed, and I am cool with that' by Ryan McGee

Associated Press
Martin Truex Jr. caps career season with 1st NASCAR title by Jenna Fryer;
Party time! Junior throws epic retirement party after finale by Dan Gelston;
Patrick crashes in final NASCAR race as full-time driver by Mark Long;
The Latest: Keselowski: Ford could 'take a drubbing' in '18

Press of Atlantic City
Truex Jr. wins NASCAR Cup Series Championship by Dave Weinberg

Destiny steered Martin Truex Jr.'s NASCAR championship bid and
Pit decision, late caution derails Kyle Busch in NASCAR championship race by Matt Weaver

Who's cutting onions?: Emotions run high as Truex takes title; Dale Jr. says farewell by Matt Myftiu

Commercial breakdown and links related to the 2017 Ford EcoBoost 400 by Cheryl Walker

Charlotte Observer
Martin Truex Jr. wins first NASCAR championship in thrilling season finale and
NASCAR Cup Series | 3 takeaways from Sunday's race at Homestead-Miami Speedway and
Kyle Busch knew he had lost with 25 laps to go. His brother might have been responsible by Brandan Marks

Cup Scene
NASCAR gets a deserving champion as Martin Truex Jr. wins it all and
The NASCAR Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead as it happened by Greg Engle

Up to Speed: Is Martin Truex Jr. the New Dale Jarrett? By Bryan Gable;
Thinkin' Out Loud: Martin Truex Jr. Caps Impressive 2017 with First Cup Series Title By Mike Neff;
Matt Kenseth Humbled By Support From NASCAR Family By Joseph Wolkin;
The Big 6: Questions Answered After The 2017 Ford EcoBoost 400 By Michael Finley;
Pace Laps: First-Timers Shine in Homestead Finale In NASCAR's Top-3 Divisions By Frontstretch Staff;

The Top Five: Breaking down the NASCAR championship race

Joey Gase scores third last-place finish in as many seasons one day after final start with Jimmy Means Racing and
Jeff Green closes out record-breaking season with 13th last-place finish of 2017 and
Ciccarelli takes last at Homestead, Senica takes the title by Brock Beard

Motor Racing Network
Dream Championship Season for Truex Jr. and
Earnhardt Jr. Taking Home Final Ride and
Homestead-Miami Rear-View Mirror and
Keselowski Says Toyota Way Ahead by Pete Pistone

Martin Truex Jr. fends off Kyle Busch to win 2017 NASCAR Cup title and
Kyle Busch upset with Logano for "blocking every single chance he got" by Lee Spencer;
Keselowski doubts "anyone really had a shot this year" against Toyota by Nick DeGroot;
Dale Jr.'s full-time NASCAR career ends with impromptu party and
Kevin Harvick: "Didn't quite have what we needed at the end" by Jim Utter

Motorsports Tribune
Kenseth Earns Top 10 Finish in His Final Race and
Keselowski Finishes Fourth in 2017 Championship Battle by Seth Eggert

Furniture Row heeds call of the West by Holly Cain;
Iconic weekend will go down as one of NASCAR's best by Brad Norman

NBC Sports
Emotional year helped inspire Martin Truex Jr. to championship by Jerry Bonkowski;
Martin Truex Jr. captures Cup championship with victory at Miami and
Brad Keselowski on Toyota's advantage in 2017: 'I don't think anyone ever had a shot this year' by Nate Ryan;
Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s final Cup ride celebrated with smiles, laughter and plenty of beer by Dustin Long;
Danica Patrick's full-time Cup career ends with crash: 'It's the story of my year' by Daniel McFadin

NJ Advance
Martin Truex Jr. wins the 2017 NASCAR championship with stirring victory at Homestead by Steve Politi

Popular Speed
Truex, Furniture Row Champions All The Way and
Homestead End of An Era for Dale Earnhardt Jr., others by Tom Jensen

Wall Stadium Pride Explodes Following Martin Truex Jr. Champoinship by Ellsworth Boyce

The Racing Experts
Truex credits fans, family and team for believing in him and
Recapping Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s last race by Isabel Gonzalez;
Busch, Harvick and Keselowski comment on championship race by Matt Courson;
How other Cup Series champions have fared in their final start and
Johnson ends streak of leading most laps in at least one race per season by Dominic Aragon

Truex Wins Homestead; Earns First Championship by Jim Pedley;
Car Makers Say Racing Still Gives Them A Boost by John Sturbin

Speed Sport News
Truex Bests Busch, Earns First Cup Series Championship and
Dale Earnhardt Jr. Bids Farewall To NASCAR Cup Series

Sporting News
Martin Truex Jr. wins first NASCAR championship and
Dale Earnhardt Jr. finishes 25th in final NASCAR race, quickly chugs beer by Joe Rodgers

USA Today
Dale Earnhardt Jr. leaves amid tributes and tears on final day in NASCAR Cup racing and
Martin Truex Jr. had plenty of motivation to win first championship by A.J. Perez;
Emotions laid bare as Truex captures first title on Junior's last race day by Mike Hembree

posted NOVEMBER 19, 2017

Tension-packed finale awaits NASCAR Cup championship four and
Elliott Sadler upset with Ryan Preece for stalling his momentum in Ford 300 and
Martin Truex Jr. maintaining focus despite obstacles by Bob Pockrass;
Retirement comes for every driver, and it's always too soon by Ryan McGee

Alabama Live
How does the final NASCAR playoff race work? and
Dale Earnhardt Jr. talks legacy: 'It's regrettable I never won a championship' by Cheryl Wray

Associated Press
William Byron gives Dale Jr.'s race team Xfinity title by Jenna Fryer;
Dale Jr. reflects on Hurricane Irma's impact on Florida Keys by Mark Long;
Truex strengthens grip as driver to beat for NASCAR title and
Earnhardt wraps up NASCAR career in #88 on Sunday by Dan Gelston

Press of Atlantic City:
Refreshing to see 'good guys' Truex, Wentz having successful season and
Get to know the people and the town NASCAR driver Martin Truex Jr. grew up with by Dave Weinberg

NASCAR's youth movement taking over, whether fans like it or not by Matt Myftiu

NASCAR drivers win big prize money, but they say it takes just as much to make the cars run by Catherine Campo

Charlotte Observer
Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s family readies for his final race. With plenty of tissues by Joe Marusak;
Love. Loss. Life moves on - now Martin Truex Jr. is on the verge of first NASCAR title and
Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s last race is finally here. He's at peace with it, so we should be, too. and
Verbal daggers? If Kyle Busch wins his 2nd NASCAR title, only one word is relevant by Brendan Marks

Circle Track Plus
Last of the Cool by Monte Dutton

Florida Times Union
Final ride Sunday for Dale Earnhardt Jr., who says his time as driver 'has run its course' by Don Coble

Danica Patrick Became Rich And Famous, But Perhaps At A Price by Dave Caldwell

XFINITY Breakdown: Cole Custer Earns 1st Victory, William Byron Captures Title by Dustin Albino;
Elliott Sadler: This Is The Biggest Disappointment In My Career by Joseph Wolkin;
Paul Menard Has Positive Outlook Before Final Start with Richard Childress Racing and
Casey Mears Content if NASCAR Career is Over by Zach Catanzareti;
Daily Fantasy NASCAR Hot-Starts: Ford EcoBoost 400 by Corey Brewer

NASCAR playoff leaves too much to chance by Richard Allen

What I'll remember about covering Dale Earnhardt Jr.

Kickin' the Tires
An Open Letter to Dale Earnhardt Jr. by Aaron Bearden

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:
Matt Kenseth, DeWalt Tools and how the deal might have fallen through by Dave Kallmann

Motor Racing Network
Truex Jr. Ready for Battle by Pete Pistone

Truex relaxed ahead of finale: "I have a different perspective" by Lee Spencer;
Sauter: "I just didn't have anything left" to take the fight to Bell by Nick DeGroot

NASCAR community shares impact of Danica Patrick's career by Allie Davison

NBC Sports
Beer, Rolling Stone and rock 'n' roll: How Dale Earnhardt Jr. journeyed beyond NASCAR into new media by Nate Ryan;
Never has there been a race like Atlanta 1992 ... until today by Dustin Long

Popular Speed
5 Keys to the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Championship and
Exodus of NASCAR Vets is Good News for Generation Next and
Dale Earnhardt Jr. Going Out on His Own Terms and
Danica Patrick Has Bright Future Outside of NASCAR by Tom Jensen
A Look Back Through Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s Career and
A Look Back Through Matt Kenseth's Career and
A Look Back Through Danica Patrick's Career By Ashley McCubbin

The Podium Finish
Dale Earnhardt Jr Finds Balance In Final Cup Start and
Track Talk: Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead by Rob Tiongson

2018: It's The 'Danica Double' And Done by John Sturbin

Rahal confident Patrick can star again at Indy by Marshall Pruett

The Racing Experts
Last ride for the HMS #5 by Geoff Bodine;
3 burnouts for 3 winners at Homestead-Miami by Isabel Gonzalez;
No 2018 racing plans yet for Casey Mears and
3 drivers lead way for most free passes in 2017 by Dominic Aragon

SB Nation
NASCAR Championship race day weather - perfect weather to end 2017 at Homestead by Brian Neudorff;
Brad Keselowski wants 2nd NASCAR Cup Series championship to secure legacy by Jordan Bianchi

State Journal
Cambridge native Matt Kenseth ready for life after the fast lane by Tammy Madsen

USA Today
Ford looks to break long NASCAR Cup championship drought at Homestead and
NASCAR Cup Championship could come down to late restarts, tire management by Mike Hembree

Vegas Insider
Race and Championship odds
NASCAR Top-Five Finish Prediction
Homestead Race Preview by Micah Roberts

posted NOVEMBER 18, 2017

Dale Earnhardt Jr. willing to reflect on long career as it winds down and
Danica Patrick's last two races are ones she's really looking forward to by Bob Pockrass;
Is it finally Martin Truex Jr.'s time? by Ricky Craven

Associated Press
Danica Patrick to end racing career at next year's Indy 500 and
Truex fastest among championship contenders at Homestead by Jenna Fryer;
Earnhardt ready to say a final goodbye to NASCAR career by Dan Gelston;
A look at NASCAR great Dale Earnhardt Jr. by the numbers

Dale Earnhardt Jr. carried NASCAR on his shoulders for two decades by Al Pearce

Charlotte Observer
Picture-perfect ending for NASCAR driver Kevin Harvick? Everyone else celebrating and
Charlotte native William Byron is 24 hours out from his life's biggest race - so far by Brendan Marks

Daytona Beach News Journal
Final four: NASCAR playoffs head to Championship Round at Homestead by Godwin Kelly;
NASCAR Questions & Attitude: A worthy Final Four?

The Denver Post
Martin Truex Jr. and Denver's 78 are on the verge of upsetting the NASCAR order by Nick Groke

Tracking the Trucks: Chase Briscoe Scores 1st Career Win at Homestead-Miami Speedway by Beth Lunkenheimer;
Brad Keselowski Racing Finishes With 'Bittersweet' Final Truck Series Race by Zach Catanzareti;
Chase Briscoe Wins Truck Race At Homestead As Christopher Bell Wins Title by Tom Bowles;
Successful Season for Johnny Sauter Despite Runner-Up Championship Finish and
2017 is Danica Patrick's Final Full-Time Season as Driver, Running Daytona 500 and Indy 500 in 2018 by Dustin Albino

Godfather Motorsports
Thank You Dale by Dave Moody

The Guardian
More than a kneeling: Nascar's TV ratings decline is as worrying as the NFL's. Why? by Andrew Lawrence

Hendrick Motorsports
Evolution of Earnhardt's #88 paint schemes

How Prohibition Gave Birth to NASCAR by Christopher Klein

Indianapolis Star
Danica Patrick: I will run Indianapolis 500, Daytona next year by Jim Ayello

News Analysis: Danica Patrick to retire from full-time racing

Motor Racing Network
Earnhardt Jr., Kenseth Friends From the Start by Jeff Wackerlin;
Championship 4 Owners Meet the Media and
Patrick to Step Away From Full-Time Racing by Pete Pistone

Team Penske bristles at idea that they are an underdog in title fight by Lee Spencer

Motorsports Tribune
Truex the Title Favorite On and Off the Track by David Morgan;
Sauter One Spot Too Short of Back-To-Back Titles by Seth Eggert

MotorSport Magazine
NASCAR's finale: the fury and fireworks by Samarth Kanal

New York Times
Kevin Harvick, a NASCAR Old-Timer, Seeks Another Championship by Dave Caldwell

Popular Speed
Final Four Through the Eyes of NKP: Truex;
"Butt Chewings," Experience Lead Christopher Bell to Championship by Ashley McCubbin

The Racing Experts
My memories of Dale Earnhardt Jr. by Geoff Bodine;
Gase 'more likely than not' will be Cup Series rookie in 2018 by Dominic Aragon

Sun Sentinel
Martin Truex Jr. tops tightly bunched NASCAR finalists in qualifying; Hamlin steals pole by Craig Davis

USA Today
Tony Stewart on teams: Heavy lifting is done; now it's time for drivers to execute and
Dale Earnhardt Jr. will start his final race from the rear and
And then there were four: NASCAR closing in on crowning Cup champion by Mike Hembree;
Danica Patrick to race the Daytona 500, Indianapolis 500 by A.J. Perez

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