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Kevin Harvick survives shootout for 1st Darlington win

DARLINGTON, S.C. – Kevin Harvick capped his biggest weekend at Darlington Raceway with his first Southern 500 victory Saturday night, passing Dale Earnhardt Jr. two laps from the end of …


Logano 7th winner in seven races

FORT WORTH, Texas – Joey Logano made a last-lap pass of Jeff Gordon during extra laps Monday after a late caution in a rain-delayed race at Texas, becoming the seventh …


Hamilton winner in Bahrain F1 race

Lewis Hamilton edged Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg after an intense race-long duel to take the victory by just one second at Forumla One’s Bahrain Grand Prix in Sakhir on Sunday. …


Busch holds off Johnson at Martinsville

Kurt Busch passed Martinsville master Jimmie Johnson for the lead with 10 laps to go Sunday and held off the eight-time winner to win at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway for the …


Rolling like dice in Vegas

LAS VEGAS – Dale Earnhardt Jr. knew he probably didn’t have enough fuel to finish. Being in Vegas, he decided to gamble anyway. And when Earnhardt’s tank went bust on …


Busch continues dominating ways in Phoenix

Kyle Busch became the first driver to win three straight Nationwide races at Phoenix International Raceway, dominating his way through a rain-shortened race Saturday in Avondale, Ariz. Busch took an …


New Sprint Cup format encourages winning races

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Say goodbye to the NASCAR era when a driver, fresh off a satisfying, top-10 finish, climbs from the car and raves about what a good points day …


Jimmie Johnson wins 6th NASCAR championship

HOMESTEAD, Fla. – Back on top with only two NASCAR greats left to catch, Jimmie Johnson won his sixth championship in eight years Sunday and staked his claim as one …


Auto notes: Dillon wraps up Nationwide points title

Austin Dillon won the NASCAR Nationwide Series championship, holding off Sam Hornish Jr. in a wild season finale Saturday at Homestead, Fla.. Brad Keselowski won the race after moving up …


Johnson has 6th NASCAR title well within reach

There was no trash talking, no attempts at mind games. If there was tension or nerves, nobody could tell. In one of the tamest NASCAR title contenders news conferences in …


Johnson in charge

Matt Kenseth had one of those rare seasons in which everything seemed to go right every time he got behind the wheel of his car. Until the one day he …


Keselowski posts victory at Charlotte

CONCORD, N.C. – Brad Keselowski snapped a 37-race winless streak Saturday night by chasing down Kasey Kahne in the closing laps at Charlotte Motor Speedway. The defending Sprint Cup Series …


Harvick wins, makes big Chase move

Kevin Harvick didn’t simply have his hands full with the rest of the Sprint Cup field Sunday. He also was trying to tame a squirrely surface at Kansas Speedway in …


Johnson dominates at Dover

Jimmie Johnson held off a teammate, passed a pair of Hall of Famers, and dominated once more at Dover. His slice of track history was more than just another milestone …


Busch finally solves track at Watkins Glen

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. – There was no slipup on the final lap this time, so Kyle Busch’s victory celebration at Watkins Glen International was as sweet as it gets. Bumped …


Kahne edges Gordon for victory at Pocono

Jeff Gordon had the inside line, a lead and his first win of the season in sight, usually a sure thing for Pocono’s top winner. Kasey Kahne was about out …


Sweet win for Vickers

LOUDON, N.H. – Stuck in a hospital bed, Brian Vickers wanted to live another day. Once he recovered, he hungered for a competitive ride.


Johnson dominant at Pocono

Jimmie Johnson walked into the media center holding his daughter’s hand, his pregnant wife right behind them. Their second child is due in September, right around the time of the …


Stewart gets Chase boost with victory

With one big move, Tony Stewart put Juan Pablo Montoya and a sluggish season well behind him. After a mundane start, Stewart is back in Victory Lane – and in …


600 reasons to smile

CONCORD, N.C. – Kevin Harvick isn’t done surprising people at Charlotte Motor Speedway or Richard Childress Racing. Closing a bizarre night in NASCAR’s longest event, Harvick pulled away from Kasey …


Defending champ Keselowski not discouraged

Defending series champion Brad Keselowski believes he’s still the fastest in Sprint Cup, even if his results four months into the season don’t reflect that. Keselowski is winless and seventh …


Kyle Busch completes Texas Speedway weekend sweep

FORT WORTH, Texas – Kyle Busch was just trying to maintain the pace behind Martin Truex Jr. while waiting for his chance. The No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing team pounced …


Johnson dominates start to finish

No matter the changes to the car, the tires, or the weather, Martinsville (Va.) Speedway is Jimmie Johnson’s kind of place. Johnson led a career-best 346 laps Sunday and pulled …


Bristol breakout

Kasey Kahne’s bumper-banging battle with Brad Keselowski was just the warm-up act in an action-packed race on Sunday at Bristol Motor Speedway in Bristol, Tenn. Former teammates Denny Hamlin and …


Kenseth takes chance and scores a victory

LAS VEGAS – Matt Kenseth decided not to replace any tires during the final pit stop under caution, and the calculated risk put him in the lead. Kenseth knows a …


Edwards ends another long drought in desert

AVONDALE, Ariz. – Carl Edwards climbed from his car, stood on the door and landed a backflip near the finish line. He then hopped up on the wall in front …


‘Solid day’ in end

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Danica Patrick made more history at Daytona International Speedway on Sunday. She became the first woman to lead a lap and was the highest female finisher …


Johnson wins Daytona 500

Jimmie Johnson made a late push and reclaimed his spot at the top of his sport on Sunday, winning the Daytona 500 for the second time. It was the second …


Keselowski on brink of title after ugly race at Phoenix

When the fighting stopped, the oil had dried and the last of the wrecked cars had been towed away, Brad Keselowski found himself on the brink of a first Sprint …


Johnson pads lead with win

Jimmie Johnson regained the lead on the final restart, beating Brad Keselowski in an ending two-lap shootout to win Sunday in Fort Worth, Texas, and add to his NASCAR Sprint …