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  1. Lewis Hamilton captures Abu Dhabi GP and F1 title

    Auto racing

    ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates — Lewis Hamilton clinched his second Formula One title in style Sunday by winning the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, with Mercedes teammate and rival Nico Rosberg drifting out of contention in the season finale.

  2. Erica Enders-Stevens clinches first NHRA Pro Stock title

    Auto racing

    POMONA, Calif. — Erica Enders-Stevens earned her first Pro Stock championship and became the first woman to do so in that class at the NHRA Finals.

  3. Tony Stewart finds a victory amid disappointing season

    Auto racing

    HOMESTEAD — Tony Stewart capped off a disappointing year with an all-and-nothing day.

    Kevin Harvick, left, and team co-owner Tony Stewart celebrate in Victory Lane after Harvick won the Ford EcoBoost 400 and the Sprint Cup title.
  4. Kevin Harvick takes race, Sprint Cup championship

    Auto racing

    HOMESTEAD — When NASCAR changed its championship format, it didn't have in mind scenes like Saturday night: Kevin Harvick, drained from nine pressure-packed races, falling asleep during the Florida State-Miami game.

    Kevin Harvick, driver of the No. 4 Chevrolet, celebrates with a burnout after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Ford EcoBoost 400 and the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Championship on Sunday at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Getty Images
  5. Matt Kenseth wins Nationwide finale, Chase Elliott gets title trophy

    Auto racing

    HOMESTEAD — Chase Elliott could let Matt Kenseth take a spin with the checkered flag. Even without the race victory, Elliott had a championship celebration waiting for him in Victory Lane.

  6. Denny Hamlin hopes experience, breaks fall his way

    Auto racing

    Denny Hamlin has been here before.

    The Tampa-born NASCAR driver entered the 2010 season finale as the championship favorite with a 15-point lead over Jimmie Johnson. But he struggled all weekend at Homestead-Miami Speedway, qualifying 37th and colliding with Greg Biffle to spoil his shot at a title.

    NASCAR driver Denny Hamlin takes practice laps at Homestead-Miami Speedway for the EcoBoost 400 auto race, Friday, Nov. 14, 2014, in Homestead, Fla. (AP Photo/David Graham) FLJC122
  7. Matt Crafton clinches second NASCAR truck series title

    Auto racing

    HOMESTEAD — Matt Crafton made it back-to-back NASCAR truck series championships, clinching the title with a ninth-place finish in Friday night's race at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

  8. Ryan Newman in despite not having a win in 2014

    Auto racing

    HOMESTEAD — After a wild playoff round filled with brawls and go-for-the-throat racing that left NASCAR's biggest stars out of title contention, chairman Brian France said Friday the series would "be delighted" if winless Ryan Newman defied the odds and claims the Sprint Cup title.

  9. Gentlemen, start your head games: Harvick needles Logano

    Auto racing

    MIAMI — As the youngest driver in NASCAR's championship race, Joey Logano hasn't been in the same high-stakes situations as his other three competitors.

    Kevin Harvick, shown here last month at Martinsville, has a history of playing head games with other drivers.
  10. Up next races on major auto racing circuits

    Auto racing

    Sprint Cup

    What: Ford EcoBoost 400

    When/where: Today, practice (Fox Sports 1, 12:30 p.m.), qualifying (ESPN2, 6 p.m.); Saturday, practice (FS1, noon; FS2, 3 p.m.); Sunday, race (ESPN, 3:15 p.m.); Homestead