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Dale Jr. joins Twitter after Daytona 500 victory

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Feb. 24 (UPI) -- NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. made good on his promise to join Twitter if he won the Daytona 500, posting a photo of himself with the race trophy.

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.

Matt Kenseth, Denny Hamlin win Budweiser Duels at Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Feb. 20 (UPI) -- Matt Kenseth and Denny Hamlin each claimed a Budweiser Duel victory Thursday at Daytona International Speedway, earning top positions for the Daytona 500.

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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014.
By United Press International

Rookie Austin Dillon claims Daytona 500 pole in No. 3 car's return

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Feb. 16 (UPI) -- Rookie driver Austin Dillon claimed the pole position of the season-opening Daytona 500 during Sunday's qualifying race with a lap of 196.019 mph.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. likes his chances at the Daytona 500 and Talladega

Dale Earnhardt Jr. likes his chances at the Daytona 500 and Talladega

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Feb. 4 (UPI) -- After three second-place finishes in the Daytona 500 in the past four years, Dale Earnhardt Jr. is optimistic about his chances of winning the race in 2014.
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Jimmie Johnson earns sixth Sprint Cup championship

Jimmie Johnson earns sixth Sprint Cup championship

HOMESTEAD, Fla., Nov. 17 (UPI) -- Jimmie Johnson's ninth-place finish Sunday at the season-ending Ford EcoBoost 400 garnered him his sixth NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship.

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.

Jimmie Johnson regains Chase lead with Texas Motor Speedway victory

FORT WORTH, Texas, Nov. 3 (UPI) -- Jimmie Johnson cruised to a victory at Texas Motor Speedway Sunday, reclaiming the points lead of the Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship.

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.

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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013.
By United Press International

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.

Jimmie Johnson gains ground in Sprint Cup Chase with Dover win

DOVER, Del., Sept. 29 (UPI) -- Jimmie Johnson dominated at Dover International Speedway Sunday, winning the AAA 400 while enhancing his chances for a Sprint Cup championship.

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.

Matt Kenseth waits out rain, opens Chase with Chicagoland win

JOLIET, Ill., Sept. 16 (UPI) -- Top-seeded Matt Kenseth overcame lengthy rain delays to claim a victory at Chicagoland Speedway Sunday, kicking off the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship.

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.

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.

Kasey Kahne passes Jeff Gordon for Pocono Raceway victory

LONG POND, Pa., Aug. 4 (UPI) -- Kasey Kahne notched his second victory of the Sprint Cup season Sunday, edging out Jeff Gordon to claim the GoBowling.com 400 at Pocono Raceway.

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.

Matt Kenseth claims 4th win of season in Quaker State 400

SPARTA, Ky., June 30 (UPI) -- Matt Kenseth opted for a fuel-only pit strategy down the stretch at Kentucky Speedway Sunday and rode the decision to his fourth win of the season.

Kentucky Speedway Spint Cup race postponed by rain

SPARTA, Ky., June 29 (UPI) -- A scheduled 400-mile Sprint Cup Series race at Kentucky Speedway was postponed Saturday due to persistent rain.

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.

Greg Biffle cruises to Michigan win in NASCAR milestone for Ford

BROOKLYN, Mich., June 16 (UPI) -- Greg Biffle easily took the Quicken Loans 400 after Jimmie Johnson hit the wall with four laps left Sunday, handing Ford its 1,000th Sprint Cup title.

Jimmie Johnson scores a Pocono Raceway Sprint Cup victory

LONG POND, Pa., June 9 (UPI) -- Pole-sitter Jimmie Johnson led for 128 of 160 laps and held off Greg Biffle down the stretch Sunday to register a victory at Pocono Raceway.

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UPI Almanac for Monday, April 29, 2013.
By United Press International
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