Jamie McMurray ends long Sprint Cup drought with Talladega victory

LINCOLN, Ala., Oct. 20 (UPI) -- Jamie McMurray ended a 108-race winless drought Sunday, outpacing Dale Earnhardt Jr. down the stretch to take the Sprint Cup event at Talladega Superspeedway.

Rain washes out NASCAR qualifying

BRISTOL, Tenn., Aug. 24 (UPI) -- Casey Mears was awarded the pole Friday after heavy rain washed out qualifying for the Sprint Cup Irwin Tools Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway.

Kenseth wins pole at Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., July 6 (UPI) -- Matt Kenseth turned in a lap of 192.386 miles per hour Friday to win the pole for the Coke Zero 400 at the Daytona International Speedway.
NASCAR driver Vickers hospitalized

NASCAR driver Vickers hospitalized

DOVER, Del., May 13 (UPI) -- NASCAR driver Brian Vickers has been hospitalized for an undisclosed medical condition and will miss this weekend's race in Delaware.

Harvick, Mears crews to swap places

WELCOME, N.C., April 22 (UPI) -- The crew chiefs of Sprint Cup drivers Kevin Harvick and Casey Mears will swap places after Sunday's Aaron's 499 race at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway.

Earnhardt Jr., Mears placed on probation

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., April 21 (UPI) -- NASCAR placed Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Casey Mears on probation Tuesday for the next six Sprint Cup Series races.

Harvick wins Budweiser Sprint Shootout

DAYTON BEACH, Fla., Feb. 8 (UPI) -- Kevin Harvick drove past Jamie McMurray on the final lap Saturday night to win the Budweiser Shootout Sprint at Daytona International Speedway.

Hendick Motorsports, Casey Mears to part

LOUDON, N.H., June 27 (UPI) -- Hendrick Motorsports will drop driver Casey Mears at the end of the 2008 Sprint Cup auto racing season, the team said Friday.
Kyle Busch speeds to another victory

Kyle Busch speeds to another victory

SONOMA, Calif., June 22 (UPI) -- Kyle Busch won his fifth Sprint Cup race of the year Sunday, finishing 1.716 seconds ahead of David Gilliland in the Toyota Save Mart 350 in California.

Earnhardt, Hamlin win Daytona qualifiers

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Feb. 14 (UPI) -- Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Denny Hamlin won the two Daytona 500 qualifying races Thursday, with both outcomes creating NASCAR milestones.

Giuliani courts NASCAR fans

HOMESTEAD, Fla., Nov. 19 (UPI) -- U.S. Republican presidential hopeful Rudy Giuliani said would-be voters from the fast track of NASCAR racing are close to his sporting heart.

Biffle wins the latest Nextel Cup race

KANSAS CITY, Kan., Sept. 30 (UPI) -- Greg Biffle beat Clint Bowyer to win Sunday's LifeLock 400 Nextel Cup race at Kansas City, Kan., the third event of the 10-race "Chase for the Nextel Cup."

Johnson wins the latest Nextel Cup race

RICHMOND, Va., Sept. 9 (UPI) -- Jimmy Johnson beat Tony Stewart Saturday night to win the Nextel Cup’s Chevy Rock & Roll auto race at Richmond, Va.

Stewart wins race at Chicagoland

JOLIET, Ill., July 15 (UPI) -- Tony Stewart Sunday crossed the finish line before Matt Kenseth to win the Nextel Cup's USG Sheetrock 400 at the Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, Ill.

Casey Mears wins his first pole of '07

JOLIET, Ill., July 13 (UPI) -- Casey Mears Friday won his first pole of the season, turning in the best qualifying time for Sunday's NASCAR USG Sheetrock 400 at the Chicagoland Speedway.

Earnhardt moving to Hendrick Motorsports

MOORESVILLE, N.C., June 13 (UPI) -- Dale Earnhardt Jr., who last month said he was leaving the racing team founded by his father, Wednesday said he would drive for Hendrick Motorsports. Earnhardt announced in May that he was leaving Dale Earnhardt Inc. following a dispute with DEI's current

Timely rains make Gordon the winner

LONG POND, Pa., June 10 (UPI) -- Jeff Gordon won the Pocono 500 Sunday when his crew chief made the right call and had him out front when rains halted the race after 106 laps.

Edwards wins Dover 200 Busch race

DOVER, Del., June 2 (UPI) -- Carl Edwards led for 122 of 200 laps Saturday to win the Dover 200 at the Dover International Speedway.

Mears takes Coca-Cola 600

CONCORD, N.C., May 27 (UPI) -- Casey Mears won Sunday's Coca-Cola 600 at Lowe's Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C., just ahead of J.J. Yeley.

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.

Matt Kenseth wins the latest Busch race

FORT WORTH, Texas, April 14 (UPI) -- Matt Kenseth won Saturday's O'Reilly 300 Busch Series race at the Texas Motor Speedway.

Burton wins 300 Busch race in Atlanta

HAMPTON, Ga., March 17 (UPI) -- Jeff Burton won Saturday's Nicorette 300 Busch Series race at the Atlanta Motor Speedway.

Kenseth wins 300 Busch Series race

FONTANA, Calif., Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Matt Kenseth won Saturday's Stater Bros. 300 Busch Series race at the California Speedway.

Gordon, Stewart head qualifiers at Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Feb. 15 (UPI) -- Jeff Gordon and Tony Stewart won Thursday's 60-lap Gatorade Duel runs at Daytona to qualify for Sunday's Daytona 500.

Stewart wins the Banquet 400

KANSAS CITY, Kan., Oct. 2 (UPI) -- Tony Stewart was out of fuel late in the race, but was able to take the checkered flag at the Banquet 400 Nextel Cup auto race in Kansas City, Kan.
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