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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.

Kevin Harvick repeats at Phoenix, Johnson widens Chase lead

AVONDALE, Ariz., Nov. 10 (UPI) -- Defending champ Kevin Harvick repeated at Phoenix International Raceway Sunday and Jimmie Johnson widened his Sprint Cup lead with a third-place finish.

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.

Kevin Harvick wins at Kansas Speedway, moves up in Chase standings

KANSAS CITY, Kan., Oct. 6 (UPI) -- Kevin Harvick logged his third victory of the season, outpacing Kurt Busch and Jeff Gordon to claim Sunday's Chase for the Sprint Cup event in Kansas.

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.

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.

Stenhouse wins first Sprint Cup pole

HAMPTON, Ga., Aug. 30 (UPI) -- Ricky Stenhouse Jr. won the first pole of his Sprint Cup career Friday, turning in the best qualifying time for Sunday's race at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

Hamlin qualifies first at Bristol

BRISTOL, Tenn., Aug. 23 (UPI) -- Denny Hamlin, battling back from a serious injury suffered in March, won the pole Friday for Saturday's NASCAR Sprint Cup night race at Bristol Motor 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.

Jimmie Johnson wins Sprint Cup qualifying

LONG POND, Pa., Aug. 2 (UPI) -- Jimmie Johnson set a track qualifying record Friday while winning the pole for Sunday's 400-mile, Sprint Cup race at Pocono Raceway.

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.

Martin Truex Jr. takes Sonoma in 1st Sprint Cup win since 2007

SONOMA, Calif., June 23 (UPI) -- Martin Truex Jr. snared his first Sprint Cup series win since 2007 Sunday, cruising to an 8.3-second victory at Sonoma Raceway.

Carl Edwards wins Sprint Cup pole in Michigan

BROOKLYN, Mich., June 14 (UPI) -- Carl Edwards circled the Michigan International Speedway at 202.452 miles per hour Friday to win the pole for the Sprint Cup series Quicken Loans 400.

Rain wipes out NASCAR Sprint Cup qualifying

POCONO, Pa., June 7 (UPI) -- Rains associated with Tropical Storm Andrea wiped out qualifying Friday for Sunday's scheduled Sprint Cup race at Pocono Raceway.

Edwards wins pole for NASCAR All-Star race

CONCORD, N.C., May 17 (UPI) -- Carl Edwards captured the pole Friday for Saturday's NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race, an event he won two years ago.

David Ragan avoids crashes to pull off Talladega upset

TALLADEGA, Ala., May 5 (UPI) -- David Ragan sidestepped two crashes Sunday, grabbing the lead on the final lap en route to an upset victory in the Aaron's 499 at Talladega Superspeedway.

Kenseth wins Sprint Cup pole

KANSAS CITY, Kan., April 19 (UPI) -- Matt Kenseth set a qualifying record at Kansas Speedway to win the pole Friday for Sunday's Sprint Cup STP 400.

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.

Johnson wins Martinsville pole

MARTINSVILLE, Va., April 5 (UPI) -- Jimmie Johnson set a qualifying record at Martinsville Speedway Friday and won the pole for Sunday's Sprint Cup STP Gas Booster 500.

Kyle Busch ekes out Auto Club 400 win

FONTANA, Calif., March 24 (UPI) -- Kyle Busch took advantage of a final-lap crash between Denny Hamlin and Joey Logano Sunday to sneak through and pull out a victory at the Auto Club 400.

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Kenseth gambles on tires, wins Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS, March 10 (UPI) -- Matt Kenseth took a chance by running on worn tires but it paid of Sunday with a Sprint Cup victory at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on his 41st birthday.
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