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Hamlin qualifies first at Bristol

BRISTOL, Tenn., Aug. 23 (UPI) -- Denny Hamlin, battling back from a serious injury suffered in March, won the pole Friday for Saturday's NASCAR Sprint Cup night race at Bristol Motor Speedway.
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.
Tony Stewart injured in car race crash

Tony Stewart injured in car race crash

OSKALOOSA, Iowa, Aug. 6 (UPI) -- Tony Stewart, a three-time NASCAR Sprint Cup champion, broke both bones in his lower right leg in a crash during a race in Iowa, his racing team said Tuesday.

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.

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.

Greg Biffle cruises to Michigan win in NASCAR milestone for Ford

BROOKLYN, Mich., June 16 (UPI) -- Greg Biffle easily took the Quicken Loans 400 after Jimmie Johnson hit the wall with four laps left Sunday, handing Ford its 1,000th Sprint Cup title.

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.

Tony Stewart ends long drought with Dover Int'l Speedway win

DOVER, Del., June 2 (UPI) -- Tony Stewart logged his first victory in 31 races Sunday, grabbing the lead with three laps remaining and hanging on to win at Dover International Speedway.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Monday, May 20, 2013.
By United Press International

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.

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NASCAR: No penalties for Stewart, Logano ... Yankees finalize trade for Vernon Wells ... Giants' Rogers reports $500K burglary ... Longtime Canadian, NHL coach Fleming dies ... Sports news from United Press International.

NASCAR: No penalties for Stewart, Logano

CHARLOTTE, N.C., March 26 (UPI) -- NASCAR drivers Tony Stewart and Joey Logano won't be penalized for a post-race dust-up following last weekend's Auto Club 400, racing officials said Tuesday.

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Lightning promote Cooper to head coach ... Hurricanes ink Semin to 5-year extension ... Brewers sign pitcher Lohse to 3-year deal ... NASCAR's Hamlin has compression fracture ... Sports news from United Press International.
NASCAR's Hamlin has compression fracture

NASCAR's Hamlin has compression fracture

FONTANA, Calif., March 25 (UPI) -- NASCAR driver Denny Hamlin has a compression fracture in his spine from a final-lap crash with Joey Logano at Fontana, Calif., Hamlin's team said Monday.

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Woods wins again at Bay Hill ... NASCAR reviewing Stewart-Logano fracas ... Recari jumps in women's golf rankings ... Carter-Williams' home destroyed by fire ... Sports news from United Press International.

Kyle Busch ekes out Auto Club 400 win

FONTANA, Calif., March 24 (UPI) -- Kyle Busch took advantage of a final-lap crash between Denny Hamlin and Joey Logano Sunday to sneak through and pull out a victory at the Auto Club 400.

Hamlin wins Sprint Cup pole at Fontana

FONTANA, Calif., March 22 (UPI) -- Denny Hamlin turned a lap at 187.451 miles per hour Friday to win the pole for this Sunday's running of NASCAR's Sprint Cup Auto Club 400.

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.

Rain wipes out NASCAR qualifying

LAS VEGAS, March 8 (UPI) -- Steady rains Friday forced the cancellation of qualifying for the Kobalt Tools 400 Sprint Cup race scheduled for Sunday at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Harvick posts 3rd win at Sprint Unlimited

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Feb. 16 (UPI) -- Kevin Harvick claimed the Sprint Unlimited at Daytona International Speedway Saturday, posting his third career victory in the non-points race.

Johnson edges Keselowski in AAA Texas 500

FORT WORTH, Texas, Nov. 4 (UPI) -- Jimmie Johnson improved his chances for a sixth Sprint Cup championship with his second straight series victory in the AAA Texas 500 at Texas Speedway.

Johnson qualifies first at Martinsville

MARTINSVILLE, Va., Oct. 26 (UPI) -- Jimmie Johnson seized momentum in the race for the Sprint Cup championship Friday by capturing the pole for Sunday's race at Martinsville Speedway.

Kenseth holds off Truex at Kansas Speedway

KANSAS CITY, Kan., Oct. 21 (UPI) -- Matt Kenseth grabbed the lead with 49 laps left and held off Martin Truex Jr. down the stretch to win Sunday's crash-filled Sprint Cup race at Kansas Speedway.

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.
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