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Motorsports: 2014 in review
Motorsports: 2014 in review

The highs • Kevin Harvick won his first NASCAR Sprint Cup championship under a new Chase playoff format that featured elimination rounds, paring the initial 16-driver Chase field to only four at the season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Harvick won that last race to capture the title and he had five wins overall in his first year with the Stewart-Haas Racing team. Many drivers and officials said the knockout-style playoff sharply boosted the intensity and excitement of the Chase. • Junior Nation had reason to cheer again as Dale Earnhardt Jr. won the season-opening and rain-delayed Daytona 500, the first of four Cup races he would win during the season. That equaled...

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