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Johnson wins first pole of the year

Johnson wins first pole of the year

May 22nd, 2014 10:18 pm by AP

Six-time Sprint Cup champion Jimmie Johnson won the pole for the Coca-Cola 600, turning a lap at 194.911 mph at Charlotte Motor Speedway in the third round of NASCAR's knockout qualifying format.

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Scott, Elliott elected to NASCAR Hall of Fame

Scott, Elliott elected to NASCAR Hall of Fame

May 21st, 2014 8:38 pm by AP

Wendell Scott became the first African-American driver to be elected to the NASCAR Hall of Fame, joining Bill Elliott, Joe Weatherly, Rex White and Fred Lorenzen in the lastest class.

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Kenseth not ready to panic

Kenseth not ready to panic

May 20th, 2014 6:28 pm by Jeff Birchfield

Matt Kenseth knows you can never take anything for granted when it comes to NASCAR.

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McMurray pulls off surprise win in All-Star race

McMurray pulls off surprise win in All-Star race

May 17th, 2014 11:24 pm by AP

Jamie McMurray picked up a $1 million payday by winning the Sprint All-Star Race on Saturday night.

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Busch wins another Truck Series race at Charlotte

Busch wins another Truck Series race at Charlotte

May 16th, 2014 11:13 pm by AP

Kyle Busch continued his dominance at Charlotte Motor Speedway in the NASCAR Truck Series on Friday night, winning at the 1.5-mile track for the fourth time in the last five years.

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Bowyer wins Showdown, Josh Wise wins fan vote

Bowyer wins Showdown, Josh Wise wins fan vote

May 16th, 2014 11:00 pm by AP

Clint Bowyer won Friday night's Sprint Showdown for a spot in the Sprint All-Star Race, but the upset went to Josh Wise with a stunning win in the fan vote.

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Drivers run for $1 million payday at All-Star race

Drivers run for $1 million payday at All-Star race

May 16th, 2014 10:58 pm by AP

The Sprint All-Star race begs the question: What would a driver do for a cool $1 million?

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Gordon continues to prove critics wrong

Gordon continues to prove critics wrong

May 13th, 2014 7:31 pm by Jeff Birchfield

Jeff Gordon's 89th career win at Kansas was his first victory of the season, but he's been in position to win on four other occasions and his No. 24 Chevrolet has been the Sprint Cup Series' most consistent car.

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Darlington's Wile thinks date change will stick

Darlington's Wile thinks date change will stick

May 8th, 2014 9:00 pm by AP

Darlington Raceway President Chip Wile likes where his old, country track stands in NASCAR, even if it's no longer the sports' backdrop for honoring mothers this week.

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NASCAR has gotten it right

NASCAR has gotten it right

May 6th, 2014 7:32 pm by Jeff Birchfield

The racing has never been better in the Sprint Cup Series than the first quarter of this season with NASCAR putting a huge emphasis on winning.

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