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Dale Earnhardt Jr. wins pole at Dover

DOVER, Del., Sept. 27 (UPI) -- Dale Earnhardt Jr. established a track qualifying record Friday in winning the pole for Sunday's AAA 400 at Dover International Speedway.

Ryan Newman wins pole in New Hampshire

LOUDON, N.H., Sept. 20 (UPI) -- Ryan Newman set a qualifying record at New Hampshire Motor Speedway Friday to win the pole for Sunday's Sylvania 300.

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.

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.

Kasey Kahne passes Jeff Gordon for Pocono Raceway victory

LONG POND, Pa., Aug. 4 (UPI) -- Kasey Kahne notched his second victory of the Sprint Cup season Sunday, edging out Jeff Gordon to claim the GoBowling.com 400 at Pocono Raceway.

Jimmie Johnson wins Sprint Cup qualifying

LONG POND, Pa., Aug. 2 (UPI) -- Jimmie Johnson set a track qualifying record Friday while winning the pole for Sunday's 400-mile, Sprint Cup race at Pocono Raceway.

Ryan Newman uses pit strategy to beat Jimmie Johnson at Brickyard 400

INDIANAPOLIS, July 28 (UPI) -- Ryan Newman took the lead with 11 laps to go after using a two-tire pit stop strategy Sunday, claiming his first Brickyard 400 win in his home state of Indiana.

Earnhardt wins pole at Kentucky Speedway

SPARTA, Ky., June 28 (UPI) -- Dale Earnhardt Jr. set a qualifying record Friday in winning the pole for the Quaker State 400 at Kentucky Speedway.

Jimmie Johnson scores a Pocono Raceway Sprint Cup victory

LONG POND, Pa., June 9 (UPI) -- Pole-sitter Jimmie Johnson led for 128 of 160 laps and held off Greg Biffle down the stretch Sunday to register a victory 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.

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.

Kyle Busch wins Bristol pole

BRISTOL, Tenn., March 15 (UPI) -- Kyle Busch broke the 10-year-old qualifying record at Bristol Motor Speedway Thursday and won the pole for Sunday's Food City 500.

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Johnson holds off Earnhardt at Daytona 500

Johnson holds off Earnhardt at Daytona 500

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Jimmie Johnson held off Dale Earnhardt Jr. on the final lap Sunday to corral his second career Daytona 500 victory at Daytona International Speedway.

Kasey Kahne wins Sprint Cup pole

KANSAS CITY, Kan., Oct. 19 (UPI) -- Kasey Kahne took advantage of new pavement at the Kansas Speedway to set a track record Friday and win the pole for Sunday's Sprint Cup Hollywood Casino 400.

Biffle sets track record to win pole

CONCORD, N.C., Oct. 11 (UPI) -- Greg Biffle set a track record Thursday to earn the pole position for the Bank of America 500, the fifth race in the Chase for the Sprint Cup.

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.

Keselowski grabs Chase lead in Chicago

JOLIET, Ill., Sept. 16 (UPI) -- Brad Keselowski passed pole-sitter Jimmie Johnson in the late stages Sunday and went on to win the first race in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship.
U.S. Army to exit NASCAR

U.S. Army to exit NASCAR

WASHINGTON, July 10 (UPI) -- The U.S. Army will end its 10-year relationship with NASCAR, the racing organization's Web site announced Tuesday.

Stewart charges from rear at Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., July 8 (UPI) -- Tony Stewart started in the 42nd position but worked his way through the field to claim a win in Saturday's Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway.

Kenseth wins pole at Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., July 6 (UPI) -- Matt Kenseth turned in a lap of 192.386 miles per hour Friday to win the pole for the Coke Zero 400 at the Daytona International Speedway.

Johnson wins Sprint Cup pole in Kentucky

SPARTA, Ky., June 29 (UPI) -- Jimmie Johnson took advantage of a change in track temperature Friday to win the pole for Saturday's running of the Quaker State 400 at Kentucky Speedway.
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