A rare pit road mistake and subsequent part failure ended Jimmie Johnson’s title hopes, allowing Brad Keselowski to lock up the title with a 15th-place run.
Penske Racing driver Brad Keselowski was fined $25,000 and placed on NASCAR probation until the end of the calendar year for having his cell phone in his possession onboard the race car.
Kevin Harvick won the AdvoCare 500 at Phoenix International Raceway. A Jimmie Johnson wreck allowed Brad Keselowski to open up a 20-point lead heading into Homestead.
Jimmie Johnson pulled away from Brad Keselowski during a green-white-checkered-flag finish to win the AAA Texas 500 and tighten his grip on a possible sixth NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship.
Clint Bowyer won the Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. The win is his third Sprint Cup victory of the season, and eighth of his career.
Brad Keselowski stretched his fuel over the final green-flag run and won the AAA 400 at Dover International Speedway, his fifth race of the season.
Brad Keselowski won round 1 of the Chase for the Sprint Cup by taking the checkered flag of the Geico 400 at Chicagoland Speedway.
Ricky Stenhouse Jr. won the Dollar General 300 Powered by Coca-Cola at Chicagoland Speedway; assuming the Nationwide Series points lead.
Denny Hamlin won the race off pit road after the final caution, and held off Jeff Gordon to win the AdvoCare 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
Ricky Stenhouse Jr used fresh tires to steal a victory in the NRA American Warrior 300 at Atlanta Motor Speedway from the grasp of Kevin Harvick.