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Ryan Blaney wins 1st career NASCAR Cup race at Pocono Raceway

LONG POND, Pa. - Ryan Blaney was stationed in victory lane with a headset on as a guest pit reporter just the day before at Pocono Raceway. But to get there again, on his own in the No. 21 Ford, he'd have to zip past a pair of hardened NASCAR champions with just 10 laps left.

June 12, 2017 | Dan Gelston Associated Press | Racing


Jimmie Johnson extends track record with 11th win at Dover

DOVER, Del. - Hooked on NASCAR as a kid, there was something about Cale Yarborough that made a fan out of Jimmie Johnson. Johnson was glued to the set as he sat on a dirty old couch at home in El Cajon, California. He loved Yarborough's fearlessness and the way the Hall of Fame driver kind of reminded Johnson of his grandfather.

June 04, 2017 | Dan Gelston Associated Press | Racing


Aric Almirola wins Xfinity Series race at Talladega

TALLADEGA, Ala. - Aric Almirola earned the third Xfinity Series victory of his career Saturday by holding off a hard-charging pack in the closing laps at Talladega Superspeedway.

May 06, 2017 | Jenna Fryer Associated Press | Racing


NASCAR star Dale Earnhardt Jr. to retire at end of season

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Dale Earnhardt Jr. abruptly announced his retirement at the end of the season Tuesday, a decision that will cost NASCAR its most popular driver as the series scrambles to rebuild its fan base.

April 25, 2017 | By Jenna Fryer Associated Press | Racing


Jimmie Johnson grabs rare Bristol win after Larson mishap

BRISTOL, Tenn. - It was just last month when people were wondering what was wrong with Jimmie Johnson after he got off to a slow start.

April 24, 2017 | Jenna Fryer Associated Press | Racing


Brad Keselowski pulls away and wins at Martinsville

MARTINSVILLE, Va. - Brad Keselowski had sampled success at Martinsville Speedway, but had never put everything together to get to Victory Lane.

April 02, 2017 | Hank Kurz Jr. Associated Press | Racing


Kurt Busch steals monster victory by winning Daytona 500

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Decked in Monster gear and chugging a tall boy of the energy drink as he was flanked by scantily clad models and one of pro sports' top partiers, Kurt Busch celebrated the biggest win of his racing career.

February 26, 2017 | Jenna Fryer Associated Press | Racing


Tony Stewart wins at Sonoma to snap 84-race drought

SONOMA, Calif. - For at least one weekend, Smoke was back.

June 26, 2016 | By Jenna Fryer Associated Press | Racing


Kevin Harvick dominates in must-win race at Dover to advance in Chase, keep championship bid alive

DOVER, Del. - Kevin Harvick stood by his confetti-coated car and used it as a resting spot for a couple of crushed beer cans, when his crew belted out a catchy rallying cry.

October 04, 2015 | By Dan Gelston Associated Press | Racing


Harvick wins Chase race at Charlotte

CONCORD, N.C. - Kevin Harvick moved into the third round of NASCAR's championship race with a victory Saturday night at Charlotte Motor Speedway, where tempers flared after the race and two drivers had to be restrained from fighting Brad Keselowski.

October 12, 2014 | By Jenna Fryer Associated Press | Racing


NASCAR adds Gordon to Chase field amid controversy

JOLIET, Ill. - NASCAR added Jeff Gordon to the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship field Friday, a stunning and unprecedented step in the fallout from at least two attempts to manipulate the results of the regular season-ending race at Richmond last weekend.

September 13, 2013 | Jenna Fryer Associated Press | Racing


Logano wins at Michigan, inches closer to Chase

BROOKLYN, Mich. - Joey Logano gave Ford a Sprint Cup sweep in Michigan - and enabled team owner Roger Penske to celebrate a victory in his home state.

August 18, 2013 | Associated Press | Racing


Kesolowski takes Kansas

June 05, 2011 | | Racing






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Denny Hamlin wins at New Hampshire, ends JGR’s winless streak

LOUDON, N.H. - Denny Hamlin held off Kyle Larson over the final laps Sunday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway to send Joe Gibbs Racing to ...

July 16, 2017 | Dan Gelston Associated Press | Racing


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