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.

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.

Part-timer Brian Vickers outduels Tony Stewart for New Hampshire win

LOUDON, N.H., July 14 (UPI) -- Brian Vickers passed Tony Stewart with 16 laps left and held on for his first victory since 2009, claiming Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup event in New Hampshire.

Kevin Harvick's late charge nets Richmond International victory

RICHMOND, Va., April 28 (UPI) -- Kevin Harvick moved up six spots after a final restart, nosing past Clint Bowyer at the finish to claim Saturday's Sprint Cup race at Richmond International.

Johnson qualifies first at Martinsville

MARTINSVILLE, Va., Oct. 26 (UPI) -- Jimmie Johnson seized momentum in the race for the Sprint Cup championship Friday by capturing the pole for Sunday's race at Martinsville Speedway.

Stewart charges from rear at Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., July 8 (UPI) -- Tony Stewart started in the 42nd position but worked his way through the field to claim a win in Saturday's Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway.

MLB: Minnesota 4, Cincinnati 3

CINCINNATI, June 24 (UPI) -- Josh Willingham smashed a go-ahead, two-run homer in the ninth inning Sunday, rallying the Minnesota Twins to a 4-3 interleague win over Cincinnati.
Biffle wins Darlington pole

Biffle wins Darlington pole

DARLINGTON, S.C., May 11 (UPI) -- Greg Biffle, who made the next-to-last qualifying attempt, captured the pole Friday for Saturday night's Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway.
Kenseth wins fire-delayed Daytona 500

Kenseth wins fire-delayed Daytona 500

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Feb. 28 (UPI) -- Matt Kenseth won his second career Daytona 500 Monday in a memorable race that was delayed more than 2 hours by a fiery crash involving a jet drying vehicle.

Kahne wins Phoenix; Edwards, Stewart close

AVONDALE, Ariz., Nov. 13 (UPI) -- Kasey Kahne won the Sprint Cup series event at Phoenix International Raceway Sunday, ending a two-year winless drought.

Stewart moves up with 4th Chase win

FORT WORTH, Texas, Nov. 6 (UPI) -- Tony Stewart led most of the way in Sunday's AAA Texas 500 but had to come from behind at the end to win his fourth Chase for the Sprint Cup race.

Bowyer bests Burton for Talladega win

TALLADEGA, Ala., Oct. 23 (UPI) -- Clint Bowyer passed teammate Jeff Burton in the final lap Sunday and went on to claim the Good Sam Club 500 at Talladega Superspeedway.

Keselowski wins Coca-Cola 600 pole

CONCORD, N.C., May 26 (UPI) -- Brad Keselowski earned the second pole of his Sprint Cup career Thursday by qualifying first for Sunday's running of the Coca-Cola 600.
Burton sticking with Childress racing team

Burton sticking with Childress racing team

WELCOME, N.C., April 19 (UPI) -- NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Jeff Burton has signed a multi-year contract extension to stay with Richard Childress Racing, the team said Tuesday.
Busch, Burton win Daytona qualifiers

Busch, Burton win Daytona qualifiers

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Feb. 17 (UPI) -- Kurt Busch captured the pole for the Daytona 500 Thursday by winning the first of two qualifying races leading to Sunday's running of NASCAR's biggest event.

Stewart wins Emory Healthcare 500

HAMPTON, Ga., Sept. 6 (UPI) -- Tony Stewart held off Carl Edwards Sunday to win the Emory Healthcare 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

Hamlin takes Texas race after surgery

FORT WORTH, Texas, April 19 (UPI) -- Denny Hamlin bounced back from knee surgery Monday to record a stunning win in the rain-delayed Samsung Mobile 500 at Texas Motor Speedway.
Burton, Harvick log fastest Daytona times

Burton, Harvick log fastest Daytona times

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Feb. 13 (UPI) -- Jeff Burton and Kevin Harvick, teammates on Richard Childress Racing, logged the fastest times Saturday in the final tune-up for the Daytona 500.
Hamlin wins race, Johnson wins title

Hamlin wins race, Johnson wins title

HOMESTEAD, Fla., Nov. 22 (UPI) -- Denny Hamlin won Sunday's Sprint Cup 400 at Homestead, Fla., but Jimmie Johnson won his fourth straight points title in the season-ending race.
Jamie McMurray wins Talladega race

Jamie McMurray wins Talladega race

TALLADEGA, Ala., Nov. 1 (UPI) -- Veteran NASCAR driver Jamie McMurray was a surprise winner Sunday at the crash-marred Sprint Cup Amp Energy 500 at Talladega, Ala.

Vickers captures NASCAR pole

RICHMOND, Va., May 1 (UPI) -- Brian Vickers captured his second pole of the season Friday and will start out front Saturday in the NASCAR Crown Royal 400 at Richmond, Va.

Kyle Busch wins Las Vegas Sprint race

LAS VEGAS, March 1 (UPI) -- Kyle Busch won Sunday's Sprint Cup Shelby 427 auto race in Las Vegas, his home town, giving him and team owner Joe Gibbs their first victory in "Sin City."

Sprint Cup qualifying rained out

MARTINSVILLE, Va., Oct. 17 (UPI) -- Friday's rain forced the cancellation of qualifying for the Sprint Cup TUMS QuikPak 500 auto race at the Martinsville (Va.) Speedway.

Jeff Burton wins Bank of America 500

CONCORD, N.C., Oct. 12 (UPI) -- Jeff Burton was the winner at Saturday night's Bank of America 500 Sprint Cup auto race at the Lowe's Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C.

Kyle Busch wins Nationwide race

CONCORD, N.C., Oct. 11 (UPI) -- Kyle Busch had the best car throughout the race and fought off Jeff Burton Friday to win the NASCAR Nationwide series Dollar General 300 in Concord, N.C.
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