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Logano wins Nationwide Meijer 300

SPARTA, Ky., June 14 (UPI) -- Joey Logano, 18 years, 21 days old, won Saturday's Meijer 300 at the Kentucky Speedway to become the youngest driver to win a Nationwide Series race.

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ROCKINGHAM, N.C., Nov. 1 (UPI) -- The starting grid for Sunday's NASCAR Pop Secret Popcorn 400 at Rockingham Motor Speedway:

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MARTINSVILLE, Va., Oct. 18 (UPI) -- The starting grid for Saturday's NASCAR Old Dominion 500 at the Martinsville Speedway:

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TALLADEGA, Ala., Oct. 4 (UPI) -- The starting grid for Sunday night's NASCAR EA Sports 500 at the Talladega Superspeedway:

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KANSAS CITY, Kan., Sept. 27 (UPI) -- The starting grid for Sunday's NASCAR Protection One 400 at Kansas Speedway:

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DOVER, Del., Sept. 20 (UPI) -- The starting grid for Sunday's NASCAR MBNA All American Heroes 200 at Dover Downs International Speedway:

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LOUDON, N.H., Sept. 13 (UPI) -- The starting grid for Sunday's NASCAR New Hampshire 300 at New Hampshire International Speedway:

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RICHMOND, Va., Sept. 6 (UPI) -- The starting grid for Saturday night's NASCAR Chevy Monte Carlo 400 at Richmond International Raceway:

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DARLINGTON, S.C., Aug. 30 (UPI) -- The starting grid for Sunday's NASCAR Mountain Dew Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway. Grid determined by championship points after rain wiped out qualifying:

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BRISTOL, Tenn., Aug. 23 (UPI) -- The starting grid for Saturday night's NASCAR Winston Cup Sharpie 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway:

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BROOKLYN, Mich., Aug. 16 (UPI) -- The starting grid for Sunday's NASCAR Pepsi 400 at Michigan International Speedway:

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WATKINS GLEN, N.Y., Aug. 9 (UPI) -- The starting grid for Sunday's NASCAR Sirius Satellite at the Glen at Watkins Glen International:

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INDIANAPOLIS, Aug. 3 (UPI) -- The starting grid for Sunday's NASCAR Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway:

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LONG POND, Pa., July 26 (UPI) -- The starting grid for Sunday's NASCAR Pennsylvania 500 at the Pocono Raceway:

Ward Burton wins NASCAR race

LOUDON, N.H., July 21 (UPI) -- Ward Burton's season-long struggles turned around Sunday when a fuel gamble and late pass of Matt Kenseth gave him the victory at the NASCAR New England 300.
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Casey Atwood
MIA98111505 - 15 NOVEMBER 1998 - MIAMI, FLORIDA, USA: Pole sitter Casey Atwood(63) leads the field into turn 1 at the start of the NASCAR Jiffy Lube Miami 300 at the Miami-Dade Homestead Motorsports Complex November 15th. .UPI mb/wy/Joseph Barlow.
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Casey Lee Atwood (born August 25, 1980 in Nashville, Tennessee), is an American racecar driver. He began racing in NASCAR as a teenager in the Busch Series with Brewco Motorsports in the #27 Castrol Chevrolet. Atwood then moved to the a Nextel Cup Series with Evernham Motorsports #19 car. He later returned to the Busch Series with FitzBradshaw Racing, and drove briefly in the Craftsman Truck Series. Atwood is currently a free agent in NASCAR. He married his longtime girlfriend, Laura, in 2005. Atwood and Laura had a child named Kaylee in September 2005.

At a young age, he became interested in racing. By the age of ten, Atwood was racing go-karts. His early passion for racing later progressed to Late Model Stock racing by the age of 15. He was the 1996 rookie of the year at Nashville Speedway USA. Casey attended John Overton High School in Nashville Tennessee until he dropped out in 1999 to pursue his racing career.

In 1999, he joined the Brewco Motorsports #27 Castrol GTX Chevy team for his first full season in the NASCAR Busch Series. Atwood flipped at Daytona. He also became the youngest winner in Busch Series History when he won at the Milwaukee Mile at the age of 18 on July 4 1999, which would stand until Joey Logano bested Atwood's mark by winning the Meijer 300 at Kentucky Speedway on June 14 2008 at the age of 18 years and 21 days. Casey won another race at Dover in September and acquired two poles. He finished 1999 with two wins, five top 5's and nine top 10's. He finished 13th in points. 2000 proved to be another good year for him, as he managed to have two poles and 8 top 10's, finishing 8th in points. In 2003 and he drove the #14 Navy Chevy for FitzBradshaw Racing. 2004 was a mediocre year for Atwood. He ran full-time for FitzBradshaw Racing. He had problems, but he still had seven top 10's. He nearly won at Richmond but got tapped by Martin Truex Jr. with less than ten laps to go, allowing Robby Gordon to win. Atwood was diagnosed by Fitz of having "a lack of confidence and no aggression on the race track". Fitz hired Flip Flippen to be Atwood's psychologist. Atwood was fired by Armando Fitz and Terry Bradshaw with five races remaining in the season. Atwood was 13th in points at the time, and he fell back to 19th. In 2005 he drove a few races for Evernham Motorsports in the #6 Hellmanns Mayonnaise Dodge. In early to mid 2006, Atwood practiced and qualified the #18 Busch Series car for J. J. Yeley and Joe Gibbs Racing in select races. Beginning at Richmond in September, he drove the #27 car for Brewco Motorsports once again, for the rest of 2006. Atwood was replaced by Ward Burton in the #27 car at Brewco Motorsports. After a year away from the sport, he returned to Brewco to pilot the 27 car again.

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