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Jimmie Johnson claims 76th NASCAR victory to match Dale Earnhardt

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Jimmie Johnson took the checkered flag in overtime under caution in Sunday’s Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway and then remembered it was his 76th NASCAR Sprint Cup Series victory, tying the late Dale Earnhardt for seventh on the all-time wins list. the six-time champion thrust his arm out the driver’s side window with a three-finger salute to the crowd, acknowledging The Intimidator. “It’s such an honor,” Johnson said. “With the chaos at the end ...

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Watch: Denny Hamlin wins thrilling Daytona 500

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Denny Hamlin earned his first Daytona 500 victory in the closest finish in the race’s storied 58-year history on Sunday, winning by ten-hundreds of a second over Martin Truex Jr. “I had no anticipations of winning this race on the white flag lap,” Hamlin said, via NASCAR.com. “I didn’t know we had won. I knew it was close. I saw the pylon change and blink at ...

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Tony Stewart confronts fan at Chili Bowl Nationals

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Tony Stewart confronted a man attending the Chili Bowl Nationals Friday in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Stewart, a two-time winner of the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals who is not racing this weekend, went into the stands and put his hands on the fan’s shoulders, which led the crowd to begin chanting Stewart’s name. The fan told Stewart, “I don’t like you, and I ...

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Kyle Busch wins Spint Cup Series Championship

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Kyle Busch took home the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup championship by winning the Ford EcoBoost 400 on Sunday at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Kevin Harvick finished a distant second, Jeff Gordon was sixth and Martin Truex Jr., the fourth driver in the championship field, finished 12th. “I don’t know if I quite understand life yet, but there’s something to be said about this year,” an emotional Busch said on ...

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NASCAR upholds Matt Kenseth’s suspension

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Matt Kenseth’s two race suspension from NASCAR Sprint Cup Series competition was upheld Thursday after a final appeal. Kenseth will miss Texas this Sunday and at Phoenix the next. On Tuesday, NASCAR suspended Kenseth for the next two races in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup playoffs for his role in a crash with Joey Logano in Sunday’s race at Martinsville Speedway. Both Kenseth ...

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NASCAR suspends Matt Kenseth 2 races for wrecking Joey Logano

Joey Logano

NASCAR suspended Matt Kenseth for the next two Sprint Cup Series races on Tuesday for wrecking Joey Logano late in Sunday’s race at Martinsville Speedway. NASCAR officials issued no other penalties, but did place Kenseth on probation for the next six months. Joe Gibbs Racing has announced that Kenseth would appeal the penalty. “The appeal will challenge the severity of the penalty which is believed to be inconsistent with previous penalties for ...

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Joey Logano calls Matt Kenseth a ‘coward’ and ‘chicken’ after wreck

Joey Logano

The Matt Kenseth-Joey Logano feud continued Sunday as the two drivers crashed hard in the final laps of the Goody’s Headache Relief Shot 500 Chase race at Martinsville Speedway. Kenseth, who was running 10 laps down, ran into Logano, the race leader, and pushed Logano hard into the outside wall. Kenseth turned up the track and hit Logano, who had won three straight races ...

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Joey Logano spins Matt Kenseth to win at Kansas

Joey Logano

With less than five laps left in the Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway, Joey Logano wasn’t going to let anything get in his way from taking the checkered flag. The driver of the No. 22 Team Penske Ford spun race leader Matt Kenseth in Turn 1 and went on to win the race after a green-white-checkered-flag restart that sent the race two laps past its scheduled distance of 267 laps. “It was ...

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Report: Tony Stewart to retire from NASCAR after 2016 season

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Three-time Sprint Cup Series champion Tony Stewart plans to retire after the 2016 season, reports Motorsport.com. Stewart will run one final season before handing over the driving duties of the Stewart-Haas Racing No. 14 car to Clint Bowyer in 2017. Bowyer is driving for Michael Waltrip Racing in 2015, but will switch to HScott Motorsports in 2016. Stewart won the Sprint Cup in 2002, 2005 and ...

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Kyle Petty reveals his pick to win NASCAR Sprint Cup Chase title

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Retired NASCAR driver and NBC Sports analyst Kyle Petty will be joining Jeff Burton and Steve Letarte to cover the first race of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Chase this Sunday at Chicagoland Speedway. We spoke to Petty this week about the Chase, his pick to win the NASCAR championship, and which track will be pivotal in deciding the winner. How will Jimmie ...

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