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Johnson gets 8th career Martinsville win

MARTINSVILLE, Va., April 7 (UPI) -- Jimmie Johnson took his eighth career Martinsville Speedway crown and became the first repeat winner this year at Sunday's STP Gas Booster 500.

Johnson wins Martinsville pole

MARTINSVILLE, Va., April 5 (UPI) -- Jimmie Johnson set a qualifying record at Martinsville Speedway Friday and won the pole for Sunday's Sprint Cup STP Gas Booster 500.

Kahne records first 2013 win at Bristol

BRITSOL, Tenn., March 17 (UPI) -- Kasey Kahne grabbed the lead from Brad Keselowski with 40 laps to go Sunday and went on to win the Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway.

Rain wipes out NASCAR qualifying

LAS VEGAS, March 8 (UPI) -- Steady rains Friday forced the cancellation of qualifying for the Kobalt Tools 400 Sprint Cup race scheduled for Sunday at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

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Harvick, Kyle Busch win Daytona qualifiers

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Feb. 21 (UPI) -- Kevin Harvick and Kyle Busch won Thursday's two qualifying races for the Daytona 500 and will make up the second row of Sunday's Sprint Cup season opener.

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Patrick wins Daytona pole position

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Feb. 17 (UPI) -- Danica Patrick made NASCAR history Sunday, becoming the first female driver to win a pole position for a race in the circuit's top series.

Harvick posts 3rd win at Sprint Unlimited

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Feb. 16 (UPI) -- Kevin Harvick claimed the Sprint Unlimited at Daytona International Speedway Saturday, posting his third career victory in the non-points race.
Keselowski nabs Sprint Cup championship

Keselowski nabs Sprint Cup championship

HOMESTEAD, Fla., Nov. 18 (UPI) -- Brad Keselowski corralled his first Sprint Cup Series championship Sunday with a 15th-place finish in the season-ending NASCAR race at Homestead, Fla.

NASCAR fines, docks Gordon after brawl

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Nov. 12 (UPI) -- Jeff Gordon has been fined $100,000 and docked 25 points for intentionally crashing into Clint Bowyer during last weekend's Sprint Cup Series race.

Keselowski takes points lead in Phoenix

AVONDALE, Ariz., Nov. 11 (UPI) -- Kevin Harvick won the AdvoCare 500 and Brad Keselowski grabbed the points lead in the Chase for the Spint Cup Sunday at Phoenix International Raceway.

Kenseth avoids late crash to win Talladega

TALLADEGA, Ala., Oct. 7 (UPI) -- Matt Kenseth avoided a 20-car crash on the last lap and went on to win Sunday's race at Talladega Superspeedway, the fourth event in the championship Chase.

Keselowski reclaims Chase points lead

DOVER, Del., Sept. 30 (UPI) -- Brad Keselowski took control with less than 10 laps left and reclaimed the championship Chase points lead with a win Sunday at Dover International Speedway.

Hamlin tightens Chase with N.H. victory

LOUDON, N.H., Sept. 23 (UPI) -- Denny Hamlin led for 193 of 300 laps en route to a victory Sunday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, improving his Chase for the Championship chances.

Jeff Gordon wins pole in New Hampshire

LOUDON, N.H., Sept. 21 (UPI) -- Jeff Gordon won the pole Friday for the Sylvania 300, the second of the 10 races that make up the Sprint Cup Chase for the Championship.

Bowyer takes rain-delayed Richmond win

RICHMOND, Va., Sept. 9 (UPI) -- Clint Bowyer won the rain-delayed Sprint Cup race at Richmond International Raceway Saturday, while Kasey Kahne and Jeff Gordon clinched playoff spots.

Earnhardt wins Richmond pole

RICHMOND, Va., Sept. 7 (UPI) -- Dale Earnhardt Jr. edged Jeff Gordon Friday to win the pole for Saturday's running of the Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond International Raceway.

Hamlin edges Gordon for Atlanta victory

HAMPTON, Ga., Sept. 3 (UPI) -- Denny Hamlin won his second straight Sprint Cup victory Sunday, beating Jeff Gordon in a two-lap shootout in the AdvoCare 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

Tony Stewart wins Sprint Cup pole

ATLANTA, Aug. 31 (UPI) -- Tony Stewart, the defending Sprint Cup Series champion, won his first pole of the year Friday by turning in the fastest qualifying lap for the AdvoCare 500.

Hamlin nears Chase spot with Bristol win

BRISTOL, Tenn., Aug. 26 (UPI) -- Denny Hamlin grabbed the lead from Carl Edwards with 38 laps to go Saturday and held on to win the Irwin Tools Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway.

NASCAR fan killed, 9 hurt by lightning

LONG POND, Pa., Aug. 5 (UPI) -- A NASCAR race fan was killed by lightning and nine others injured during a severe thunderstorm at Pocono Raceway Sunday, track officials said.

Gordon takes rain-shortened Pocono win

LONG POND, Pa., Aug. 5 (UPI) -- Jeff Gordon made a move to claim a spot in the Chase for the Sprint Cup after winning Saturday's rain-shortened Pennsylvania 400 at Pocono Raceway.

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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Aug. 4, 2012.
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Johnson dominates in 4th Brickyard win

INDIANAPOLIS, July 29 (UPI) -- Jimmie Johnson dominated the Brickyard 400 Sunday, leading 99 of 160 laps to claim his fourth Sprint Cup victory at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
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