Gordon added to Sprint Cup championship chase

JOLIET, Ill., Sept. 13 (UPI) -- NASCAR Chairman Brian France, calling recent events in his sport "unprecedented and extraordinary," added Jeff Gordon to the Sprint Cup title chase Friday.

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.

Edwards, Biffle claim Daytona front row

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Feb. 19 (UPI) -- Carl Edwards won the time trials for the Daytona 500 and teammate Greg Biffle took the outside pole Sunday in a front-row sweep for Roush Fenway Racing.

Rookie Bayne grabs surprise Daytona win

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Feb. 20 (UPI) -- Rookie driver Trevor Bayne emerged as the surprise winner of the Daytona 500 Sunday, edging Carl Edwards during a two-lap overtime finish.
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 wins Budweiser Shootout

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Feb. 9 (UPI) -- Dale Earnhardt Jr. won Saturday night's 2008 NASCAR Sprint Cup debut event, the Budweiser Shootout, at Daytona Beach, Fla.

Robert Yates to retire from NASCAR

RICHMOND, Va., Sept. 8 (UPI) -- Yates Racing team President Robert Yates will retire at the end of the 2007 NASCAR Nextel Cup season, handing over ownership to his son, Doug.

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 Shootout at Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Feb. 10 (UPI) -- Tony Stewart won the $1,153,518 Budweiser Shootout Saturday night at the Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla.

Vickers wins the latest race at Talladega

TALLADEGA, Ala., Oct. 8 (UPI) -- Brian Vickers captured the checkered flag Sunday afternoon at the Nextel Cup's UAW-Ford 500 at the Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway.

Gilliland wins Busch race in Kentucky

SPARTA, Ky., June 17 (UPI) -- Rookie David Gilliland won Saturday's Meijer 300 Busch Series event at the Kentucky Speedway, finishing 0.306 seconds ahead of J.J. Yeley.