Elliott prepared for 800th NASCAR race

CONCORD, N.C., May 23 (UPI) -- Bill Elliott drives in his 800th NASCAR race at Sunday's Coca–Cola 600 at the Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C.

Newman wins pole for Coca-Cola 600

CONCORD, N.C., May 21 (UPI) -- Ryan Newman turned in the best qualifying time for the Coca-Cola 600 Thursday, giving the Stewart-Haas Racing organization its first Sprint Cup pole.
Keselowski wins Sprint Cup race

Keselowski wins Sprint Cup race

TALLADEGA, Ala., April 26 (UPI) -- Brad Keselowski won the Aaron's 499 Sprint Cup race at Talladega, Ala., Sunday after a spectacular crash that sent Carl Edwards' car sailing into the fence.

Ragan tops Newman for first Nationwide win

TALLADEGA, Ala., April 25 (UPI) -- David Ragan took the lead in the last turn of the final lap Saturday to win the Aaron's 312 Nationwide Series race at Talladega, Ala.

Mark Martin wins Arizona Sprint Cup race

AVONDALE, Ariz., April 19 (UPI) -- Mark Martin snapped a 97-race winless streak Saturday by taking the checkered flag at the Subway Fresh Fit 500 at Avondale, Ariz.
Newman to join Stewart-Haas Racing

Newman to join Stewart-Haas Racing

BROOKLYN, Mich., Aug. 15 (UPI) -- Ryan Newman will join Tony Stewart at Stewart-Haas Racing in the 2009 Sprint Cup season.

Newman leads qualifying in Phoenix

PHOENIX, April 10 (UPI) -- Ryan Newman captured the pole Thursday for Saturday night's running of the Subway Fresh Fit 500 at the Phoenix International Raceway.

NASCAR penalizes Ryan Newman

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., April 9 (UPI) -- Ryan Newman has been penalized 25 points for failing a post-race inspection after winning last Sunday's Samsung 500 Sprint Cup auto race in Fort Worth, Texas.
Edwards speeds to victory in Texas

Edwards speeds to victory in Texas

FORT WORTH, Texas, April 6 (UPI) -- Carl Edwards won for the third time this season Sunday, racing to a Samsung 500 victory over Jimmie Johnson at the Texas Motor Speedway.

Earnhardt wins pole at high-speed track

FORT WORTH, Texas, April 4 (UPI) -- Dale Earnhardt Jr. claimed the pole Friday for Sunday's running of the Samsung 500 on a wreck-marred day of qualifying at Texas Motor Speedway.

Qualifying washed out at Fontana

FONTANA, Calif., Feb. 22 (UPI) -- Poor weather Friday forced the cancellation of qualifying for Sunday's Auto Club 500 Sprint Cup race at California's newly named Auto Club Speedway.

Ryan Newman wins the Daytona 500

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Feb. 17 (UPI) -- Unheralded Ryan Newman was the surprise winner Sunday at NASCAR's Daytona 500 at the Daytona Beach (Fla.) International Speedway.

Earnhardt, Hamlin win Daytona qualifiers

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Feb. 14 (UPI) -- Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Denny Hamlin won the two Daytona 500 qualifying races Thursday, with both outcomes creating NASCAR milestones.

Budweiser Shootout to be run Saturday

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Feb. 8 (UPI) -- NASCAR's Sprint Cup circuit is set for the unofficial start of its season with the Budweiser Shootout at Daytona Beach, Fla.

Johnson captures Homestead pole

HOMESTEAD, Fla., Nov. 16 (UPI) -- Jimmie Johnson Friday captured the pole for Sunday's Ford 400 Nextel Cup auto race at Homestead, Fla.

Johnson wins his fourth straight race

PHOENIX, Nov. 11 (UPI) -- Jimmie Johnson Sunday ran his winning streak to four races, capturing the Nextel Cup's Checker Auto Parts 500 at Phoenix.

Hornish to race on the Nextel Cup circuit

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Nov. 8 (UPI) -- IndyCar driver Sam Hornish, Jr. has decided to join the Nextel Cup circuit in the 2008 season.

Jimmie Johnson wins at Fort Worth

FORT WORTH, Texas, Nov. 4 (UPI) -- Jimmie Johnson Sunday beat Matt Kenseth by less than a second to capture the Dickies 500 Nextel Cup auto race at Fort Worth, Texas.

Jimmie Johnson wins at Martinsville

MARTINSVILLE, Va., Oct. 21 (UPI) -- Jimmie Johnson, starting from the fourth position, won Sunday’s Subway 500 Nextel Cup auto race at Martinsville, Va.

Ryan Newman wins NASCAR pole

CONCORD, N.C., Oct. 11 (UPI) -- Ryan Newman won the pole Thursday for Saturday's Bank of America 500 at Concord, N.C., the fifth of 10 races that make up NASCAR's championship chase.

Jimmie Johnson wins NASCAR pole

KANSAS CITY, Kan., Sept. 28 (UPI) -- Jimmie Johnson won his third pole in four weeks Friday, grabbing the No. 1 starting position for Sunday's LifeLock 400.

Kyle Busch an easy winner at Richmond

RICHMOND, Va., Sept. 8 (UPI) -- Kyle Busch won Friday night’s Busch Emerson Radio 250 at Richmond, Va., International Raceway by nearly a second over runner-up Carl Edwards.

Jimmie Johnson wins NASCAR pole

RICHMOND, Va., Sept. 7 (UPI) -- Jimmie Johnson won the pole Friday night for Saturday night's running of the Chevy Rock & Roll 400 at Richmond (Va.) International Raceway.

Kurt Busch wins NASCAR pole

FONTANA, Calif., Aug. 31 (UPI) -- Kurt Busch edged Jimmie Johnson by .001 of a second Friday to capture the pole for Sunday's Sharp Aquos 500 at California Speedway.

Edwards wins Nextel race at Bristol

BRISTOL, Tenn., Aug. 26 (UPI) -- Carl Edwards overcame Kasey Kahne’s dominance Saturday night to win the Nextel Cup’s Sharpie 500 auto race at Bristol, Tenn.
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