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Coble, 15-term N.C. congressman, says he won't run for 16th

GREENSBORO, N.C., Nov. 8 (UPI) -- U.S. Rep. Howard Coble, R-N.C., has announced he will not run for a 16th term next year, citing longstanding health and medical problems.

Ambrose wins 3rd straight at Watkins Glen

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y., Aug. 7 (UPI) -- Pole sitter Marcos Ambrose dominated for 60 of 82 laps Saturday, easily taking the Zippo 200 Nationwide Series race at Watkins Glen International.
Labonte, Petty Enterprises part

Labonte, Petty Enterprises part

ARCHDALE, N.C., Dec. 11 (UPI) -- The partnership between driver Terry Labonte and Petty Enterprises ended Thursday because of Petty's worsening economic straits.

Jeff Gordon win Nextel race at Sonoma

SONOMA, Calif., June 25 (UPI) -- Jeff Gordon took the checkered flag Sunday at the Nextel Cup's/Save Mart 350 at Sonoma, Calif.

Kenseth maintains Nextel Cup points lead

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., April 23 (UPI) -- Matt Kenseth holds a 9-point lead over Jimmie Johnson in the latest Nextel Cup standings.

Leffler dropped by Joe Gibbs Racing

HUNTERSVILLE, N.C., Aug. 9 (UPI) -- Jason Leffler Tuesday was relieved of his driving duties with Joe Gibbs Racing.

Officials probe plane crash that killed 10

MARTINSVILLE, Va., Oct. 25 (UPI) -- The crash of a twin-engine plane owned by NASCAR's Hendrick Motorsports team in rural Virginia claimed all 10 lives aboard.

Martin: One more year

CONCORD, N.C., Oct. 14 (UPI) -- Nextel Cup veteran Mark Martin says it's time for him to do something different -- but not just yet.

Justin Labonte earns first Busch victory

JOLIET, Ill., July 10 (UPI) -- Justin Labonte, the son of Nextel Cup star Terry Labonte, earned his first Busch Series victory, capturing Saturday's Tropicana Twister 300 at Chicagoland Speed

Martin wins MBNA 400 at Dover

DOVER, Del., June 6 (UPI) -- Mark Martin snapped a 73-race winless streak Sunday with a victory in the MBNA 400 NASCAR Nextel Cup race at Dover International Speedway.

Gordon wins NASCAR Aaron's 499

TALLADEGA, Ala., April 25 (UPI) -- A yellow flag denied Dale Earnhardt Jr. a chance at another victory at Talladega as Jeff Gordon went home with a controversial triumph.

Bush meets with NASCAR drivers

WASHINGTON, Dec. 2 (UPI) -- President Bush welcomed NASCAR drivers, including 2003 NASCAR champion Matt Kenseth, to the White House Tuesday.

Ryan Newman wins NASCAR pole

LOUDON, N.H., Sept. 12 (UPI) -- Ryan Newman captured his series-leading seventh pole of the season Friday for the NASCAR Winston Cup Sylvania 300.

Ryan Newman wins Chevy Rock & Roll

RICHMOND, Va., Sept. 7 (UPI) -- Ryan Newman won his series-leading sixth NASCAR Winston Cup Saturday night at the Chevy Rock & Roll 400 at Richmond International Raceway.

Terry Labonte wins NASCAR Southern 500

DARLINGTON, S.C., Aug. 31 (UPI) -- Terry Labonte won his second NASCAR Southern 500 on Sunday, using a great pit stop at Darlington Raceway to snap his 156-race winless streak.

Newman wins NASCAR Pennsylvania 500

LONG POND, Pa., July 27 (UPI) -- Ryan Newman claimed his NASCAR Winston Cup series-leading fourth win of the season Sunday at the Pennsylvania 500.

Labonte gets contract extension

HUNTERSVILLE, N.C., June 27 (UPI) -- NASCAR veteran Terry Labonte has signed a five-year contract extension with Joe Gibbs Racing.

Ryan Newman wins NASCAR race

DOVER, Del., June 1 (UPI) -- Ryan Newman overcame the loss of power steering during the final half of the race Sunday to win the NASCAR MBNA Armed Forces Family 400 at the "Monster Mile."

NASCAR Starting Grid

DOVER, Del., May 30 (UPI) -- The starting grid for Sunday's NASCAR MBNA Armed Forces 400 at Dover International Speedway:

NASCAR Starting Grid

CONCORD, N.C., May 23 (UPI) -- The starting grid for Sunday NASCAR Coca-Cola 600 at Lowe's Motor Speedway:

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Elliott wins pole for The Winston

CONCORD, N.C., May 16 (UPI) -- Bill Elliott captured the pole Friday at Lowe's Motor Speedway and for the fifth time will start up front in The Winston, NASCAR's annual all-star race.

NASCAR Starting Grid

CONCORD, N.C., May 16 (UPI) -- The starting grid for NASCAR's The Winston, which will be run Saturday night at Lowe's Motor Speedway:

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Terry Labonte wins NASCAR pole

RICHMOND, Va., May 2 (UPI) -- Veteran Terry Labonte captured his first pole in three seasons Friday, taking the top spot for Saturday night's NASCAR Winston Cup Pontiac Excitement 400 on a s
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