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Jeff Gordon pulls another awesome stunt for Pepsi Max

Jeff Gordon pulls another awesome stunt for Pepsi Max

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Feb. 27 (UPI) -- It's safe to say Travis Okulski won't be questioning Jeff Gordon ever again.
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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.
Snowy owls targeted as hazards at New York airports

Snowy owls targeted as hazards at New York airports

NEW YORK, Dec. 9 (UPI) -- The snowy owl is on the New York Port Authority's list of birds to kill to protect aircraft from sucking them into engines, a Port Authority source said.

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.

Carl Edwards wins Sprint Cup pole in Texas

FORT WORTH, Texas, Nov. 1 (UPI) -- Carl Edwards won the pole Friday while championship leaders Jimmie Johnson and Matt Kenseth had solid qualifying efforts at Texas Motor Speedway.

Jeff Gordon takes Martinsville; Kenseth, Johnson tie for Chase lead

RIDGEWAY, Va., Oct. 27 (UPI) -- Jeff Gordon notched his first win of the year Sunday at Martinsville Speedway, while Matt Kenseth and Jimmie Johnson tied for the Sprint Cup championship lead.

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.

Kevin Harvick wins at Kansas Speedway, moves up in Chase standings

KANSAS CITY, Kan., Oct. 6 (UPI) -- Kevin Harvick logged his third victory of the season, outpacing Kurt Busch and Jeff Gordon to claim Sunday's Chase for the Sprint Cup event in Kansas.

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.

Ryan Newman wins pole in New Hampshire

LOUDON, N.H., Sept. 20 (UPI) -- Ryan Newman set a qualifying record at New Hampshire Motor Speedway Friday to win the pole for Sunday's Sylvania 300.

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.

Carl Edwards wins at Richmond, Sprint Cup Chase field determined

RICHMOND, Va., Sept. 7 (UPI) -- Carl Edwards edged Kurt Busch to win at Richmond, Va., Saturday in a regular season-ending race that determined the remainder of the Sprint Cup playoff field.

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.

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.

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.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Sunday, Aug. 4, 2013.
By United Press International

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.

Martin Truex Jr. takes Sonoma in 1st Sprint Cup win since 2007

SONOMA, Calif., June 23 (UPI) -- Martin Truex Jr. snared his first Sprint Cup series win since 2007 Sunday, cruising to an 8.3-second victory at Sonoma Raceway.

NASCAR docks Brad Keselowski after failed post-race inspection

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., June 4 (UPI) -- Defending Sprint Cup champion Brad Keselowski has been penalized six standings points after his No. 2 car failed an inspection, NASCAR announced Tuesday.

Tony Stewart ends long drought with Dover Int'l Speedway win

DOVER, Del., June 2 (UPI) -- Tony Stewart logged his first victory in 31 races Sunday, grabbing the lead with three laps remaining and hanging on to win at Dover International 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.

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.

Kenseth wins Richmond pole

RICHMOND, Va., April 26 (UPI) -- Matt Kenseth broke a nine-year track qualifying record Friday and won the pole for Saturday's running of the Toyota Owners 400.

Kenseth wins Sprint Cup pole

KANSAS CITY, Kan., April 19 (UPI) -- Matt Kenseth set a qualifying record at Kansas Speedway to win the pole Friday for Sunday's Sprint Cup STP 400.
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