2013 Chase Winners: Race...
1. Matt Kenseth
2. Matt Kenseth
3. Jimmie Johnson
4. Kevin Harvick
5. Brad Keselowski
6. Jamey McMurray
7. Jeff Gordon
8. Jimmie Johnson
9. Kevin Harvick
10. Denny Hamlin
SPRINT CUP SERIES
Ford EcoBoost 400
Sunday, November 17
>Denny Hamlin wins the race (first win since September 2012).
>Matt Kenseth finished 2nd in the race and the points championship.
>Dale Earnhardt Jr. finished 3rd and 5th in points.
>Jimmie Johnson needed to finish 23rd or better to win his 6th championship, he finished 9th.
Johnson has won 6 titles in 8 years (2006-2010, 2013).
Johnson’s teammate, 4-time champion Jeff Gordon, discovered Jimmie racing in the Nationwide Series in 2001 and convinced team owner Rick Hendrick to hire him as their 4th team.
The only drivers to win more titles than Johnson are Richard Petty and Dale Earnhardt with 7 each.
>Kevin Harvick finished 10th in his last race with RCR and 3rd in points.
Awards ceremony in Las Vegas will be on Friday, December 6.
Next race: Daytona 500 on February 23 (97 days as 0f 11/18/2013)
NASCAR's 2014 Sprint Cup Series schedule.
Other than two previously announced changes, Kansas Speedway and Darlington Raceway will trade dates in the spring and Texas Motor Speedway's move from a Saturday night to Sunday afternoon to accommodate the NCAA's Final Four, the schedule is the same as 2013.
The season still begins with the Daytona 500 on February 23 and ends at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 16.
There is no change in the order of the Chase races.
Here's the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series schedule (changes are not in bold):
Feb. 15: Sprint Unlimited at Daytona International Speedway (exhibition ... Saturday night)
Feb. 23: Daytona 500
March 2: Phoenix International Raceway
March 9: Las Vegas Motor Speedway
March 16: Bristol Motor Speedway
March 23: Auto Club Speedway (Fontana, Calif.)
March 30: Martinsville Speedway
April 6: Texas Motor Speedway (Sunday instead of Saturday)
April 12: Darlington Raceway (Saturday night ... traded dates with Kansas)
April 20: OFF (Easter)
April 26: Richmond International Raceway (Saturday night)
May 4: Talladega Superspeedway
May 10: Kansas Speedway (Saturday night ... traded dates with Darlington)
May 17: Sprint All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway (Saturday night)
May 25: Charlotte Motor Speedway (Sunday night)
June 1: Dover International Speedway
June 8: Pocono Raceway
June 15: Michigan International Speedway
June 22: Sonoma Raceway
June 28: Kentucky Speedway (Saturday night)
July 5: Daytona International Speedway (Saturday night)
July 13: New Hampshire Motor Speedway
July 20: OFF
July 27: Indianapolis Motor Speedway
Aug. 3: Pocono Raceway
Aug. 10: Watkins Glen International
Aug. 17: Michigan International Speedway
Aug. 23: Bristol Motor Speedway (Saturday night)
Aug. 31: Atlanta Motor Speedway (Sunday night)
Sept. 6: Richmond International Raceway (Saturday night)
CHASE FOR THE SPRINT CUP:
Sept. 14: Chicagoland Speedway
Sept. 21: New Hampshire Motor Speedway
Sept. 28: Dover International Speedway
Oct. 5: Kansas Speedway
Oct. 11: Charlotte Motor Speedway (Saturday night)
Oct. 19: Talladega Superspeedway
Oct. 26: Martinsville Speedway
Nov. 2: Texas Motor Speedway
Nov. 9: Phoenix International Raceway
Nov. 16: Homestead-Miami Speedway