Carpentier claims first pole in NASCAR

LOUDON, N.H., June 27 (UPI) -- Patrick Carpentier, given a break by the changing weather, won the first pole of his NASCAR career Friday.

Kahne captures pole on road course

SONOMA, Calif., June 20 (UPI) -- Kasey Kahne won his second Sprint Cup pole of the year Friday and will start out front in Sunday's running of the Toyota/Save Mart 350.

Petty sells controlling interest

MOORESVILLE, N.C., June 11 (UPI) -- Mooresville, N.C.-based NASCAR Spring Cup team Petty Enterprises announced it has sold a controlling interest to private investment firm Boston Ventures.

Kyle Busch wins at Talladega

TALLADEGA, Ala., April 27 (UPI) -- Kyle Busch won his second Sprint Cup race of the year Sunday, finishing just ahead of Juan Pablo Montoya in the Aaron's 499 at Talladega, Ala.

Kenseth wins the latest Nationwide race

HAMPTON, Ga., March 8 (UPI) -- Matt Kenseth beat Kevin Harvick by less than a second Saturday to win the Nicorette 300 Nationwide Series race in Hampton, Ga.

Ryan Newman wins NASCAR pole

CONCORD, N.C., Oct. 11 (UPI) -- Ryan Newman won the pole Thursday for Saturday's Bank of America 500 at Concord, N.C., the fifth of 10 races that make up NASCAR's championship chase.

Truex Jr. wins rain-delayed 400-mile race

DOVER, Del., June 4 (UPI) -- Martin Truex Jr. won the rain-delayed Autism Speaks 400 at the Dover International Speedway Monday, finishing 7.355 seconds ahead of pole-sitter Ryan Newman.

Rain postpones the latest Nextel race

DOVER, Del., June 3 (UPI) -- Heavy rains spurred by tropical depression Barry Sunday forced a cancellation of the Nextel Cup's Autism Speaks 400 at Dover, Del.

Hamlin wins Busch race

DARLINGTON, S.C., May 11 (UPI) -- Denny Hamlin captured the NASCAR Busch series Diamond Hill Plywood 200 Friday for the second year in a row.

Labonte upsets Stewart in Busch race

TALLADEGA, Ala., April 28 (UPI) -- Bobby Labonte nipped Tony Stewart by 0.163 seconds Saturday in Aaron's 312 Busch Series auto race at the Talladega Superspeedway.

Kenseth wins at California Speedway

FONTANA, Calif., Feb. 25 (UPI) -- Matt Kenseth drove away after a late-race caution Sunday and captured the Auto Club 500 at the California Speedway for his 15th Nextel Cup career victory.

Jimmie Johnson wins at Martinsville

MARTINSVILLE, Va., Oct. 22 (UPI) -- Jimmie Johnson was Sunday's winner at the Subway 500 Nextel Cup race at the Martinsville (Va.) Speedway.

Kahne wins Bank of America 500

CONCORD, N.C., Oct. 14 (UPI) -- Kasey Kahne won Saturday night's Bank of America 500 Nextel Cup race at the Lowe's Motor Speedway by finishing 1.624 seconds ahead of Jimmie Johnson.

Burton wins the Nextel race at Dover

DOVER, Del., Sept. 24 (UPI) -- Jeff Burton Sunday captured the checkered flag to win the Dover 400 Nextel Cup race at the Dover (Del.) International Speedway.

Kurt Busch on the pole at Bristol

BRISTOL, Tenn., Aug. 25 (UPI) -- Kurt Busch Friday won the pole position for Saturday's Sharpie 500 Nextel Cup race at the Bristol Motor Speedway in Bristol, Tenn.

Hamlin wins the Pennsylvania 500

LONG POND, Pa., July 23 (UPI) -- Denny Hamlin captured Sunday's Pennsylvania 500 at the Pocono Raceway in Long Pond, Pa.

Benson wins truck race in Michigan

BROOKLYN, Mich., June 17 (UPI) -- Johnny Benson won the Con-way Freight 200 Craftsman Truck Series race at the Michigan International Speedway 0.112 seconds ahead of runner-up Mark Martin.

Harvick wins Nextel race at Phoenix

, April 23 (UPI) -- Kevin Harvick was Saturday night's winner of the Subway Fresh 500 Nextel Cup event at the Phoenix (Az.) International Raceway.

Kasey Kahne wins another Nextel race

FORT WORTH, Texas, April 9 (UPI) -- Kasey Kahne captured Sunday's Samsung/Radio Shack 500 Nextel Cup race at the Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas.

Jimmie Johnson claims pole at Martinsville

MARTINSVILLE, Va., March 31 (UPI) -- Jimmie Johnson claimed the pole position Friday for the DirecTV 500 at the Martinsville (Va.) Speedway on Sunday.

Busch bumps and runs to victory

BRISTOL, Tenn., March 26 (UPI) -- Kurt Busch bumped Matt Kenseth out of the way and then drove past him with four laps to go Sunday to win the Food City 500 at Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway.

Kahne wins rain-delayed Golden Corral 500

HAMPTON, Ga., March 20 (UPI) -- Kasey Kahne won Monday's rain-delayed Golden Corral 500 at the Atlanta Motor Speedway by finishing 1.928 seconds ahead of runnerup Mark Martin.

Lester makes Nextel Cup history at Atlanta

HAMPTON, Ga., March 18 (UPI) -- Bill Lester will be the first African-American in a Nextel Cup race since 1986 when he runs in the Golden Corral 500 at the Atlanta Motor Speedway.

Daytona testing begins

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Jan. 9 (UPI) -- Practice began bright and early Monday for the 2006 NASCAR Nextel Cup season with an eight-hour session at the Daytona International Speedway.

Kyle Busch wins race at Phoenix

PHOENIX, Nov. 13 (UPI) -- Kyle Busch won Sunday's Checker Auto Parts 500 at Phoenix International Raceway to get his second victory of the season and second of his Nextel Cup career.
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