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Healthy Vickers eyes another New Hampshire win

 July 13, 2014; Updated: 11:56 pm

Loudon, N.H. - Brian Vickers can already claim a victory this season without taking a checkered flag.

Vickers has started all 18 Sprint Cup races, the kind of run that's a given for stars like Jimmie Johnson or Jeff Gordon. For...

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Kyle Busch wins pole at New Hampshire

 July 12, 2014; Updated: 11:42 pm

Kyle Busch went from upside down to top of the field.

Busch continued the season-long trend of track record qualifying speeds, turning a lap of 138.130 mph Friday to win the pole at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon.

It's the...

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NASCAR made right call to pull plug at Daytona

 July 8, 2014; Updated: 4:07 am

When the sky opened for a third time during the rain-rescheduled race at Daytona, and teams pulled out car covers to wait out the weather, it seemed the right time for NASCAR to put the Coke Zero 400 out of its misery.

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Almirola takes No. 43 back to Victory Lane

 July 7, 2014; Updated: 12:10 am

Daytona Beach, Fla. — It had been more than 15 years since the iconic No. 43 drove to Victory Lane.

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Coke Zero 400 delayed by a day in Daytona

 July 6, 2014; Updated: 12:33 am

The day race at Daytona International Speedway ended up at night.

And now the night race will go off during the day.

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Gilliland will be on the pole tonight

 July 5, 2014; Updated: 1:53 am

Daytona Beach, Fla. — David Gilliland might have summed up Daytona qualifying best.

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Keselowski takes title

 June 29, 2014; Updated: 11:42 pm

Sparta, Ky. - Brad Keselowski dominated the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race Saturday night to become Kentucky Speedway's first repeat winner.

The Penske Racing driver and 2012 race winner followed his record-breaking pole effort to...

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Edwards wins at Sonoma

 June 23, 2014; Updated: 3:53 am

Sonoma, Calif. — Carl Edwards has never been known for his road racing skills — to the point team owner Jack Roush had to send him testing in a two-seater so Boris Said could teach him the basics.

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McMurray wins pole for road course race at Sonoma

 June 22, 2014; Updated: 2:14 am

Sonoma, Calif. — Jamie McMurray took the time to help rookie teammate Kyle Larson learn the road course at Sonoma Raceway.

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Johnson finally breaks through at Michigan

 June 16, 2014; Updated: 3:43 am

Brooklyn, Mich. — In the final seconds of his first victory at Michigan International Speedway, Jimmie Johnson could finally relax a bit.

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Junior pulls away late for win

 June 9, 2014; Updated: 11:42 pm

Long Pond, Pa. - Dale Earnhardt Jr. is having a blast again, with a shared bond with his crew, comfort in his own skin as NASCAR's most popular driver, even finding fun 140 characters at a time on Twitter.

Winning races sure has a...

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Johnson gunning for his third straight win today

 June 8, 2014; Updated: 11:55 pm

Long Pond, Pa. - Matt Kenseth furrowed his brow at the mere suggestion Jimmie Johnson had spiraled toward a slump.

Only a chump would count out the champ after an 0 for 11 start.

"I don't think anybody else was really being...

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Johnson continues his mastery at Dover International

 June 2, 2014; Updated: 5:24 am

Dover, Del. — Jimmie Johnson handled the pothole at Dover the same way he disposed of a rough patch to start the season.

He won.

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Wins leader Johnson driver to beat again at Dover

 June 1, 2014; Updated: 11:55 pm

Dover, Del. - Jimmie Johnson busted the definition of a minor slump at Charlotte.

His 0 for 11 start left some wondering when Johnson would take a checkered flag.

The six-time champ can check that off the list after winning the...

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Johnson ends drought at Coca-Cola 600

 May 26, 2014; Updated: 12:16 am

 CONCORD, N.C. — About the only one not worried about Jimmie Johnson's victory drought this season was the Sprint Cup defending champion. After his dominating show this weekend at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Johnson gave his...

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Hunter-Reay holds on to win Indy 500

 May 26, 2014; Updated: 11:55 pm

Indianapolis - Ryan Hunter-Reay peeked around Helio Castroneves, then reversed course and dipped inside for a daredevil pass and the lead in the Indianapolis 500.

Castroneves charged back to the front, winning a drag race down the...

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Earnhardt feels right at home in Charlotte

 May 25, 2014; Updated: 11:42 pm

Concord, N.C. - Some of Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s earliest NASCAR memories came at Charlotte Motor Speedway, and he hopes to add another big one by winning the Coca-Cola 600 tonight.

Earnhardt grew up watching his late father, Dale...

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Busch's day begins at Indianapolis

 May 25, 2014; Updated: 11:42 pm

Indianapolis - Dale Earnhardt Jr. is going to watch. So will Jimmie Johnson, Jeff Gordon, Tony Stewart and Clint Bowyer. NASCAR's biggest names all plan to tune in to the Indianapolis 500 to watch Kurt Busch run the first leg in his...

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Five drivers are elected to the NASCAR Hall of Fame

 May 22, 2014; Updated: 11:04 pm

Charlotte, N.C. - Wendell Scott earned a second NASCAR first on Wednesday: He became the first African-American driver to be elected to the NASCAR Hall of Fame.

The late driver from Virginia was among the latest group of five - all...

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Hornish Jr. captures Nationwide race title

 May 19, 2014; Updated: 11:16 pm

Newton, Iowa - Sam Hornish Jr. went from nearly winning the NASCAR Nationwide Series season title to losing his ride.

Hornish reminded everyone Sunday that a lack of sponsorship funding is the only reason he's not pushing for the...

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Carpenter wins Indy 500 pole for 2nd straight year

 May 19, 2014; Updated: 11:16 pm

Local driver Ed Carpenter has made himself at home on the Indianapolis 500 pole.

The last of nine qualifiers to take the track, Carpenter bumped James Hinchcliffe from the top spot, posting a four-lap average of 231.067 mph to win the 500...

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McMurray, Ganassi share big win

 May 19, 2014; Updated: 11:16 pm

Concord, N.C. - In a hurry to fly back to Indianapolis, Chip Ganassi abruptly left the news conference after Jamie McMurray's upset victory in the Sprint All-Star race. Before he stepped down from the podium, Ganassi leaned in and planted...

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Fans vote Wise into All-Star race

 May 17, 2014; Updated: 11:55 pm

Concord, N.C. - Clint Bowyer, a usual Chase for the Sprint Cup championship participant, had to earn a spot into the $1 million Sprint All-Star Race.

It wasn't a surprise when he won Friday night's Sprint Showdown to earn an...

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Gordon pulls away late for win at Kansas Speedway

 May 11, 2014; Updated: 3:30 am

Kansas City, Kan. — At any age, Jeff Gordon sure knows how to win.

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Harvick sets track record to win Kansas pole

 May 10, 2014; Updated: 12:21 am

Kansas City, Kan. - Kevin Harvick has a second straight shot at winning from the pole at Kansas Speedway.

Harvick was back on top at the 1.5-mile track, posting a track record to help propel him to his second pole of the season.

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