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Dale Earnhardt Jr. edges Denny Hamlin in rain-delayed Daytona 500

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Dale Earnhardt Jr. overcame a record rain delay and three late crashes for his second Daytona 500 victory Sunday, beating Denny Hamlin to the finish line.

Kenseth wins Homestead pole, Johnson qualifies seventh

HOMESTEAD, Fla., Nov. 15 (UPI) -- Matt Kenseth won the pole Friday for Sunday's final Sprint Cup race of the year while championship leader Jimmie Johnson qualified seventh.

Carl Edwards wins Sprint Cup pole in Texas

FORT WORTH, Texas, Nov. 1 (UPI) -- Carl Edwards won the pole Friday while championship leaders Jimmie Johnson and Matt Kenseth had solid qualifying efforts at Texas Motor Speedway.

Jeff Gordon takes Martinsville; Kenseth, Johnson tie for Chase lead

RIDGEWAY, Va., Oct. 27 (UPI) -- Jeff Gordon notched his first win of the year Sunday at Martinsville Speedway, while Matt Kenseth and Jimmie Johnson tied for the Sprint Cup championship lead.

Brad Keselowski bests Kasey Kahne for first 2013 Sprint Cup win

CONCORD, N.C., Oct. 13 (UPI) -- Defending Sprint Cup champion Brad Keselowski finally won his first race of the 2013 series Saturday, outpacing Kasey Kahne at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

Harvick wins first Sprint Cup pole in seven years

KANSAS CITY, Kan., Oct. 4 (UPI) -- Kevin Harvick won his first pole in 254 races Friday, leading the qualifying for the Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. wins pole at Dover

DOVER, Del., Sept. 27 (UPI) -- Dale Earnhardt Jr. established a track qualifying record Friday in winning the pole for Sunday's AAA 400 at Dover International Speedway.

Ryan Newman wins pole in New Hampshire

LOUDON, N.H., Sept. 20 (UPI) -- Ryan Newman set a qualifying record at New Hampshire Motor Speedway Friday to win the pole for Sunday's Sylvania 300.

Carl Edwards wins at Richmond, Sprint Cup Chase field determined

RICHMOND, Va., Sept. 7 (UPI) -- Carl Edwards edged Kurt Busch to win at Richmond, Va., Saturday in a regular season-ending race that determined the remainder of the Sprint Cup playoff field.

Gordon wins pole in quest for championship chase berth

RICHMOND, Va., Sept. 6 (UPI) -- Jeff Gordon, seeking a spot in the 10-race Sprint Cup Chase for the Championship, won the pole Friday for Saturday's race at Richmond International Speedway.

Kyle Busch clinches Chase spot with Atlanta Speedway victory

HAMPTON, Ga., Sept. 2 (UPI) -- Kyle Busch recorded 0.7-second victory at Atlanta Motor Speedway Sunday, clinching a berth in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship.

Logano qualifies first in Michigan Sprint Cup race

BROOKLYN, Mich., Aug. 16 (UPI) -- Joey Logano set a qualifying record to win the pole Friday for Sunday's Sprint Cup Series race at Michigan International Speedway.

Kyle Busch wins at Watkins Glen

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y., Aug. 11 (UPI) -- Kyle Busch held off Brad Keselowski over the final two laps Sunday to win the Cheeze-It 355 Sprint Cup race at Watkins Glen International.

Part-timer Brian Vickers outduels Tony Stewart for New Hampshire win

LOUDON, N.H., July 14 (UPI) -- Brian Vickers passed Tony Stewart with 16 laps left and held on for his first victory since 2009, claiming Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup event in New Hampshire.

Keselowski wins pole in New Hampshire

LOUDON, N.H., July 12 (UPI) -- Brad Keselowski set a one-lap track record at New Hampshire Motor Speedway Friday to win the pole for Sunday's Camping World RV Sales 301.

Earnhardt wins pole at Kentucky Speedway

SPARTA, Ky., June 28 (UPI) -- Dale Earnhardt Jr. set a qualifying record Friday in winning the pole for the Quaker State 400 at Kentucky Speedway.

NASCAR docks Brad Keselowski after failed post-race inspection

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., June 4 (UPI) -- Defending Sprint Cup champion Brad Keselowski has been penalized six standings points after his No. 2 car failed an inspection, NASCAR announced Tuesday.

Tony Stewart ends long drought with Dover Int'l Speedway win

DOVER, Del., June 2 (UPI) -- Tony Stewart logged his first victory in 31 races Sunday, grabbing the lead with three laps remaining and hanging on to win at Dover International Speedway.

Hamlin wins pole in Dover

DOVER, Del., May 31 (UPI) -- Denny Hamlin captured his second straight Sprint Cup series pole Friday, qualifying first for Sunday's FedEx 400 at Dover International Speedway.

NASCAR appeals panel upholds penalties against Penske Racing

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., May 1 (UPI) -- A NASCAR panel Wednesday turned down an appeal from Penske Racing, seeking to overturn stiff penalties assessed to drivers Brad Keselowski and Joey Logano.

NASCAR drivers Keselowski, Kenseth irked by cheating allgations

RICHMOND, Va., April 26 (UPI) -- Drivers Brad Keselowski and Matt Kenseth, hit with point-reducing penalties for rule violations, say NASCAR standards for cheating are unfair.
NASCAR slaps Brad Keselowski, Joey Logano with stiff penalties

NASCAR slaps Brad Keselowski, Joey Logano with stiff penalties

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., April 17 (UPI) -- NASCAR Wednesday imposed substantial penalties on Penske Racing teammates Brad Keselowski and Joey Logano for using illegal car parts.

Obama schedule for Tuesday, April 16

WASHINGTON, April 16 (UPI) -- President Obama welcomes Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Zayed of the United Arab Emirates to the White House Tuesday, officials said.

Driver Brad Keselowski won't face fines for NASCAR comments

CHARLOTTE, N.C., April 15 (UPI) -- Defending Sprint Cup Series champ Brad Keselowski won't be fined for lashing out at NASCAR following a failed inspection, the sanctioning body said Monday.

Kyle Busch completes Texas Motor Speedway weekend sweep

FORT WORTH, Texas, April 14 (UPI) -- Kyle Busch completed a weekend sweep at Texas Motor Speedway Saturday, winning the NRA 500 Sprint Cup event after also taking a Nationwide Series race.
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