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Johnson, Logano, Edwards, Busch aim for NASCAR championship

Jimmie Johnson attempts a drive into NASCAR history. Kyle Busch would love to spoil Johnson’s record run with a racing milestone of his own and win back-to-back Sprint Cup championships. Joey Logano and Carl Edwards just want to join the championship club. The top finisher among the four contenders will be the 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup champion.

King reluctant to share NASCAR title throne with Jimmie Johnson

Richard Petty says he hasn’t talked to Jimmie Johnson about chasing a seventh NASCAR Sprint Cup championship. Johnson would match Petty and Dale Earnhardt with seven Cup championships should be beat Carl Edwards, Joey Logano and Kyle Busch in Sunday’s race at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

Jimmie Johnson has record 7th title within reach

Jimmie Johnson finally has a chance to tie Richard Petty and Dale Earnhardt in the record books with seven NASCAR championships. His last title was in 2013 and Johnson has been on this hunt ever since. He’ll race against Kyle Busch, Joey Logano and Carl Edwards on Sunday with the highest-finishing driver at Homestead-Miami Speedway winning the title.

Carl Edwards fastest of champion contenders in final practice

Carl Edwards appears to be closest to race-ready after a strong showing in the final NASCAR practice of the season. Edwards had the second-fastest car on pure speed on Saturday and he was the fastest title contender in the indicator for race readiness. Edwards, Kyle Busch, Jimmie Johnson and Joey Logano race Sunday at Homestead-Miami Speedway for the championship. The highest-finishing driver wins the title.

NASCAR drivers cozy up in very cordial championship preview

NASCAR’s four title contenders hardly seemed like rivals during their preview for the championship race. The quartet of Jimmie Johnson, Kyle Busch, Joey Logano and Carl Edwards have been quite chummy over the entire week, but they’ll have to turn it up a gear come Sunday when the Sprint Cup championship is on the line.

Kevin Harvick completely at ease in must-win situation at Phoenix

Kevin Harvick goes into Sunday’s race at Phoenix International Raceway needing a win to make it to next week’s championship finale. He’s not too worried about it, though, because of his success at Phoenix. Harvick has won 6 of the last 8 races in Phoenix and was in a must-win situation in 2014. He won that year and went on to win the NASCAR title the next week. Harvick will start 6th on Sunday.

Edwards wins rain-shortened Texas race for Chase finale spot

Carl Edwards got the victory he desperately needed to earn a championship-contending spot in the NASCAR Sprint Cup finale, winning at Texas on Sunday night in a race shortened by 41 laps because of rain after the start was delayed nearly six hours.

Logano wins Talladega to advance in NASCAR’s playoffs

Two favorites were cut from NASCAR’s championship field at Talladega Superspeedway, where Joey Logano earned a critical victory for Team Penske and Denny Hamlin used a tiebreaker to get the final spot in the next round of the playoffs.

Cars: NASCAR’s Chase usually produces temper tantrums

Based on history, the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship will produce pushing and shoving, ruined cars and a whole lot of yelling and finger-pointing. The third year of NASCAR’s elimination-style, 10-race dash for the series title begins Sunday with the 400-mile race at Chicagoland Speedway. Drivers, start your aggression.

Tony Stewart plans to meet with Ryan Newman about wreck

Tony Stewart said he expects to meet with fellow driver Ryan Newman and NASCAR officials Friday at Chicagoland Speedway in an attempt to smooth over some hard feelings from last week’s race at Richmond (Virginia) International Raceway.