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Carl Edwards wins Sprint Cup pole in Michigan

BROOKLYN, Mich., June 14 (UPI) -- Carl Edwards circled the Michigan International Speedway at 202.452 miles per hour Friday to win the pole for the Sprint Cup series Quicken Loans 400.

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.

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.

Appeals panel reduces Kenseth penalties

CONCORD, N.C., May 8 (UPI) -- An appeals panel dramatically reduced the penalties assessed last month to Joe Gibbs Racing and driver Matt Kenseth following Kenseth's victory in Kansas.

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.

NASCAR drivers Keselowski, Kenseth irked by cheating allgations

RICHMOND, Va., April 26 (UPI) -- Drivers Brad Keselowski and Matt Kenseth, hit with point-reducing penalties for rule violations, say NASCAR standards for cheating are unfair.

NASCAR fines Kenseth 50 points

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., April 24 (UPI) -- Matt Kenseth was penalized 50 points for failing a post-race inspection after he won Sunday's Sprint race in Kansas City, Kan., NASCAR said Wednesday.

Matt Kenseth claims STP 400 for second straight Kansas Speedway win

KANSAS CITY, Kan., April 21 (UPI) -- Pole-sitter Matt Kenseth fended off Kasey Kahne down the stretch Sunday to claim the STP 400 and his second straight victory at Kansas Speedway.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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Kenseth gambles on tires, wins Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS, March 10 (UPI) -- Matt Kenseth took a chance by running on worn tires but it paid of Sunday with a Sprint Cup victory at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on his 41st birthday.

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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.

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New Sprint Cup cars tested at Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Jan. 10 (UPI) -- The newest version of the car that will run in NASCAR's premier series during 2013 was tested at Daytona International Speedway Thursday amid glowing reviews.

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.

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.

Mark Martin wins Sprint Cup pole

BROOKLYN, Mich., Aug. 17 (UPI) -- Mark Martin earned his fourth Sprint Cup pole of the season Friday, finishing first in qualifying for the Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan International Speedway.

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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