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Brian Vickers out of NASCAR season due to blood clot

CORNELIUS, N.C., Oct. 14 (UPI) -- Brian Vickers, eighth in the Nationwide points standings, will miss the rest of the driving season because of a blood clot, his team announced Monday.

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.

Ryan Newman awarded Chase berth after Martin Truex Jr. penalized

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Sept. 9 (UPI) -- Ryan Newman was awarded a spot in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship that opened when Martin Truex Jr. was booted Monday due to NASCAR-imposed penalties.

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.
Stewart to miss rest of NASCAR season

Stewart to miss rest of NASCAR season

KANNAPOLIS, N.C., Aug. 19 (UPI) -- Tony Stewart, who broke both bones in his lower right leg in a crash during a race in Iowa, will miss the rest of the 2012 NASCAR season, his team said Monday.

Ambrose wins Sprint Cup pole at Watkins Glen

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y., Aug. 10 (UPI) -- Marcos Ambrose set a track record Saturday while claiming pole position for Sunday's Sprint Cup Series race at Watkins Glen.

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.
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.

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.

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.

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.

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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.

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.

Bowyer collects 1st road course victory

SONOMA, Calif., June 24 (UPI) -- Clint Bowyer finished 0.83 seconds ahead of Tony Stewart Sunday, notching his first career road course victory in the Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Sonoma.
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Michael Waltrip
Michael Waltrip waits in his garage for the start of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Coke Zero 400 practice at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida on July 2, 2009. (UPI Photo/Martin Fried)
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1981 Kentucky Motor Speedway Mini-Modified Division Champion

1983 NASCAR Dash Series champion

Michael Curtis Waltrip (born April 30, 1963) is a semi-former professional race car driver and co owner of Michael Waltrip Racing. He is the younger brother of Darrell Waltrip, a three-time NASCAR champion, who is now retired, but makes occasional appearances at various races as an announcer. Waltrip is the winner of the 2001 Daytona 500 and the 2003 Daytona 500; he currently drives the #15 NAPA Toyota Camry. He is also a commentator for SPEED TV's coverage of the Camping World Truck Series and is an analyst on the Showtime series Inside NASCAR, along with Chris Myers, Brad Daugherty and Randy Pemberton.

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