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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.

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.
Pace car catches on fire in NASCAR race [VIDEO]

Pace car catches on fire in NASCAR race [VIDEO]

Feb. 16 (UPI) -- Chevrolet says it's investigating cause of pace car fire at NASCAR exhibition race.
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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.

Kenseth wins Homestead pole, Johnson qualifies seventh

HOMESTEAD, Fla., Nov. 15 (UPI) -- Matt Kenseth won the pole Friday for Sunday's final Sprint Cup race of the year while championship leader Jimmie Johnson qualified seventh.

Johnson wins pole for next-to-last Sprint Cup race

AVONDALE, Ariz., Nov. 8 (UPI) -- Championship leader Jimmie Johnson won the pole Friday for Sunday's AdvoCare 500 at Phoenix International Raceway.

Hamlin wins pole at Martinsville

MARTINSVILLE, Va., Oct. 25 (UPI) -- Denny Hamlin turned in a track qualifying record Friday to win the pole for Sunday's Sprint Cup race at Martinsville Speedway in Virginia.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Hamlin wins pole in Dover

DOVER, Del., May 31 (UPI) -- Denny Hamlin captured his second straight Sprint Cup series pole Friday, qualifying first for Sunday's FedEx 400 at Dover International Speedway.

Kevin Harvick holds off Kasey Kahne for Coca Cola 600 victory

CHARLOTTE, N.C., May 27 (UPI) -- Kevin Harvick held off defending champ Kasey Kahne down the stretch Sunday, winning the accident-marred Coca Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

Matt Kenseth wins at Darlington despite absence of crew chief

DARLINGTON, S.C., May 11 (UPI) -- Matt Kenseth shook off the loss of his suspended crew chief Saturday, passing Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Kyle Busch to post a win at Darlington Raceway.

Kurt Busch wins pole at Darlington

DARLINGTON, S.C., May 10 (UPI) -- Kurt Busch set a qualifying record at Darlington Raceway Friday and captured the pole for Saturday's Southern 500.

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Injury sidelines NASCAR driver Hamlin

Injury sidelines NASCAR driver Hamlin

CHARLOTTE, N.C., March 27 (UPI) -- Denny Hamlin is expected to be sidelined for at least six weeks due to a back injury sustained in a crash in last week's NASCAR race in California.

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NASCAR: No penalties for Stewart, Logano

CHARLOTTE, N.C., March 26 (UPI) -- NASCAR drivers Tony Stewart and Joey Logano won't be penalized for a post-race dust-up following last weekend's Auto Club 400, racing officials said Tuesday.

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NASCAR's Hamlin has compression fracture

NASCAR's Hamlin has compression fracture

FONTANA, Calif., March 25 (UPI) -- NASCAR driver Denny Hamlin has a compression fracture in his spine from a final-lap crash with Joey Logano at Fontana, Calif., Hamlin's team said Monday.

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.

Hamlin wins Sprint Cup pole at Fontana

FONTANA, Calif., March 22 (UPI) -- Denny Hamlin turned a lap at 187.451 miles per hour Friday to win the pole for this Sunday's running of NASCAR's Sprint Cup Auto Club 400.

Kyle Busch wins Bristol pole

BRISTOL, Tenn., March 15 (UPI) -- Kyle Busch broke the 10-year-old qualifying record at Bristol Motor Speedway Thursday and won the pole for Sunday's Food City 500.
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