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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.
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.

Kevin Harvick repeats at Phoenix, Johnson widens Chase lead

AVONDALE, Ariz., Nov. 10 (UPI) -- Defending champ Kevin Harvick repeated at Phoenix International Raceway Sunday and Jimmie Johnson widened his Sprint Cup lead with a third-place finish.

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.

Brad Keselowski bests Kasey Kahne for first 2013 Sprint Cup win

CONCORD, N.C., Oct. 13 (UPI) -- Defending Sprint Cup champion Brad Keselowski finally won his first race of the 2013 series Saturday, outpacing Kasey Kahne at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

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.

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.

Matt Kenseth waits out rain, opens Chase with Chicagoland win

JOLIET, Ill., Sept. 16 (UPI) -- Top-seeded Matt Kenseth overcame lengthy rain delays to claim a victory at Chicagoland Speedway Sunday, kicking off the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship.

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.

Kyle Busch clinches Chase spot with Atlanta Speedway victory

HAMPTON, Ga., Sept. 2 (UPI) -- Kyle Busch recorded 0.7-second victory at Atlanta Motor Speedway Sunday, clinching a berth in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship.

Joey Logano helps Chase hopes with Michigan Speedway victory

BROOKLYN, Mich., Aug. 18 (UPI) -- Pole-sitter Joey Logano grabbed a late lead Sunday and held on to win the Pure Michigan 400, boosting his Chase for the Sprint Cup champion hopes.
Jimmie Johnson completes Daytona sweep with Coke Zero 400 win

Jimmie Johnson completes Daytona sweep with Coke Zero 400 win

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., July 7 (UPI) -- Jimmie Johnson became the first driver since 1982 to post a season's sweep at Daytona International Speedway Saturday, dominating the Coke Zero 400.

Greg Biffle cruises to Michigan win in NASCAR milestone for Ford

BROOKLYN, Mich., June 16 (UPI) -- Greg Biffle easily took the Quicken Loans 400 after Jimmie Johnson hit the wall with four laps left Sunday, handing Ford its 1,000th Sprint Cup title.

Rain wipes out NASCAR Sprint Cup qualifying

POCONO, Pa., June 7 (UPI) -- Rains associated with Tropical Storm Andrea wiped out qualifying Friday for Sunday's scheduled Sprint Cup race at Pocono Raceway.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.
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