NASCAR NEXTEL CUP SERIES AT WATKINS GLEN
Regan Smith drives the U.S. Army Chevrolet car (01) during the Centurion Boats at The Glens at Watkins Glen International Racetrack in Watkins Glen, New York on August 12, 2007. (UPI Photo/Jerome Davis)
Dale Earnhardt Jr. will miss at least the next two races on the Sprint Cup Series because of a concussion, his racing team said Thursday.
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.
Jimmie Johnson led for the final 76 laps and bested Kevin Harvick by 2.6 seconds Sunday to win the FedEx 400 at Dover International Speedway.
Aric Almirola won the first pole of his Sprint Cup series career Thursday, leading the qualifying for Sunday's Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Greg Biffle, who made the next-to-last qualifying attempt, captured the pole Friday for Saturday night's Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway.
Current points leader Greg Biffle edged A.J. Allmendinger for the pole Friday in qualifying for Sunday's Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway.
Tony Stewart and Matt Kenseth won the two qualifying races Thursday that determined the starting lineup for Sunday's Daytona 500.
Greg Biffle turned in the fastest lap in practice Friday and then won the pole for the Sprint Cup AAA Texas 500.
Paul Menard saved just enough fuel to fend off Jeff Gordon down the stretch Sunday and win the Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Regan Smith skipped a pit stop during a late caution flag and rolled to an upset victory Saturday in NASCAR's Showtime Southern 500 in South Carolina.
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