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Marcos Ambrose notches Watkins Glen repeat in wild finish

Marcos Ambrose's No. 9 Richard Petty Motorsports Ford finally cleared Brad Keselowski's No. 2 Dodge in the last corner as Keselowski slipped in oil to the outside. Ambrose got to the finish line .571 seconds ahead of the second-place finisher.

Carl Edwards wins at Watkins Glen in first 2012 Nationwide start

Carl Edwards took the top spot from Brad Keselowski on lap 73 of 82, completing a pass to the outside as the cars approached the esses at the 2.45-mile road course. Keselowski regained the lead momentarily on Lap 76 but lost it again to Edwards' crossover move as the cars approached Turn 1 to start Lap 77.

Rain-aided Pocono win puts Jeff Gordon right back in Chase picture

Jeff Gordon didn't lead a lap under the green flag, but he notched a critically important victory at Pocono Raceway, thanks to an opportunistic move to the front after a restart on Lap 91 of a scheduled 160.

Elliott Sadler scorches Iowa for fourth Nationwide win of 2012

Eilliott Sadler passed Justin Allgaier with 58 laps remaining and pulled away to win the NASCAR Nationwide Series U.S. Cellular 250 on Saturday night at the 0.875-mile oval. The triumph was his fourth this season, setting a personal best for wins in a year.

Joey Coulter powers to first truck victory at Pocono

Joey Coulter charged from third to first moments after a restart on Lap 44 of 50 at the 2.5-mile triangular track, after a caution on Lap 39 that took series leader Timothy Peters out of the race. Peters was racing through the tunnel turn, got loose beneath another truck and spun into the wall, as two separate incidents in the same corner damaged five cars.

Jimmie Johnson wins fourth Cup race at Brickyard; Earnhardt Jr. takes series lead

Jimmie Johnson matched Jeff Gordon with four Brickyard 400 victories in the events 19-year history while Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s fourth place finish moved him atop the points standings on the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.

Pursley prevails for Colorado victory on NASCAR K&N Pro Series

Greg Pursley piloted his No. 26 GPM/Star Nursery/Real Water Ford by Dylan Kwasniewski early in the race and held off a hard-charging Derek Thorn during the final restart to pick up his third win of the season and 12th overall in his series career.

Opportunistic Brad Keselowski seizes inaugural Nationwide win at Indy

Brad Keselowski delivered Roger Penske his first victory at Indy in a NASCAR event as he blazed to a win in the NASCAR Nationwide Series inaugural event at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Elliott Sadler shakes off sickness for Chicagoland Nationwide win

Elliott Sadler, who also won the $100,000 Nationwide Dash 4 Cash bonus for the victory, had battled a flu bug for the previous three days, at one point spending 36 hours in bed. But when he arrived at the track Saturday, he felt the worst was behind him and was ready to practice and then race on Sunday.

Buescher claims third Trucks win with last-lap pass at Chicagoland

Leading just six laps in the entire event, James Buescher passed points leader Timothy Peters and then held off Brendan Gaughan, who led 83 of the 150 laps, to win his second race in the last three events.

Kasey Kahne survives Denny Hamlin’s epic charge, wins at Loudon

The victory was Kahne's first at the Magic Mile and the 14th of his career. Kahne is 12th in the standings — and the only driver in positions 11-20 with two victories — with seven races left before the Chase field is set at Richmond.

Eric Holmes Earns NASCAR K&N Pro Series At Evergreen Speedway

The win for the driver of the No. 20 NAPA Auto Parts Toyota out of Escalon, Calif., was especially sweet after a disappointing finish in his last start at Sonoma (Calif.) Raceway at which he experienced engine problems while leading the race. He was forced to settle for a 23rd-place finish. Additionally, the win was the 50th for Bill McAnally Racing comprised of 49 championship events and one special event.

Timothy Peters tames Iowa, pads trucks points lead

Timothy Peters took the lead off a restart with 10 laps remaining to dash to victory in the NASCAR Camping World Trucks Series American Ethanol 200 Saturday night at Iowa Speedway. The win was the first of the season, allowing him to increase his season points lead to 12 over Justin Lofton.

Tony Stewart foils Kenseth, Biffle, wins Daytona thriller

As Tony Stewart approached the checkered flag for his third win of the season and the 47th of his career, a massive wreck in Turn 4 skewed the finishing order behind him. Stewart's 47th victory broke a tie with Hall of Famer Buck Baker for 14th all-time.

Kurt Busch wins wild Nationwide race at Daytona

With a strong push from defending series champion Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Kurt Busch took the checkered flag in a wild race that ended with Austin Dillon wrecking in the tri-oval as Busch crossed the finish line.

Brad Keselowski blitzes Kentucky for third Cup win in 2012

Brad Keselowski, who wrecked his primary car after tangling with Juan Pablo Montoya on the first lap of Friday's first practice session, picked up his series-best third victory of the season and the seventh of his career, all but assuring himself of a position in the Chase for the Sprint Cup.

James Buescher posts decisive win in Kentucky Trucks race

James Buescher drove the same No. 31 Chevrolet he drove to his first NCWTS victory at Kansas in April and sits fourth in the chase for the 2012 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series championship.

Clint Bowyer fends off Tony Stewart for Sonoma victory

Clint Bowyer scores his first road course victory of career on the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series as he bests Tony Stewart in Sonoma, Calif.

The drought is over! Dale Earnhardt Jr. wins at Michigan

Pulling away from defending series champion Tony Stewart at the end of the final 60-lap green-flag run, Dale Earnhardt Jr. won Sunday's Quicken Loans 400 at Michigan International Speedway by a dominating 5.393 seconds to end a drought of 143 races.

Logano continues NASCAR Nationwide Series dominance with win at Michigan

After a restart with four laps left, Joey Logano crossed the finish line .208 seconds ahead of runner-up Buescher to claim his fifth victory in 11 Nationwide starts this season and the 14th of his career. The win was the first for Toyota in the Nationwide Series at Michigan.

Joey Logano prevails at Pocono, ends Cup drought

The second triumph of Joey Logano's career couldn't have come at a better time — during a contract year in which doubters have considered the 22-year-old a prime candidate to lose his ride at Joe Gibbs Racing to a more established star.

Johnny Sauter finds redemption in trucks win at Texas

Johnny Sauter passed ThorSport Racing teammate Matt Crafton on Lap 146 of 167 and rolled to victory by a margin of 2.101 seconds in the 16th annual WinStar World Casino 400K. Sauter, who hadn't led a race since the season-opener at Daytona International Speedway in February, decisively snapped a string of three consecutive finishes of 24th or worse.

Jimmie Johnson wins Dover Cup race in a cakewalk

Jimmie Johnson, who led 289 of the 400 laps, picked up his second victory of the season (in addition to a win in the May 19 NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race) and his second victory in the last three points races. Hendrick drivers have now won four straight races, including the All-Star event.

Pursley Battles Back For Vegas Victory

Greg Pursley picked up his second NASCAR K&N Pro Series West win of the season, the 11th of his career, and successfully defended his race title at the .375-mile track.

Joey Logano charges to Nationwide Series win at Dover

Charging forward from the seventh position after a restart on Lap 158 of 200, Joey Logano overtook pole-sitter Ryan Truex for the lead on Lap 195 to win the 5-Hour Energy 200 NASCAR Nationwide Series race, leading a 1-2-3 finish for Joe Gibbs Racing.

Todd Bodine breaks drought in rain-shortened trucks race at Dover

Despite spinning early in Friday's rain-shortened Lucas Oil 200, Todd Bodine remained on the lead leap, and with a contrarian pit strategy, he worked his way into the lead. When rain forced NASCAR to call the race after 147 laps, Bodine was the winner, breaking a drought of 37 races dating to 2010.

Bullring battle for Havens this weekend on NASCAR K&N Pro Series

This weekend Spokane's Braeden Havens heads to The Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, a track he has competed on in the past, for the Star Nursery 200 on the NASCAR K&N Pro Series.