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Complete NASCAR driver standings after 16 races

Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Here is what the NASCAR driver standings looks like after 16 races.  The next NASCAR race is July 5, the 57th Annual Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway. NASCAR SPRINT CUP SERIES DRIVER LEADERS POS Driver Points Starts Wins Top 5 Top 10 Money Won 1 KEVIN HARVICK 616 16 2 11 14 $5,023,381 2 MARTIN TRUEX JR. 563 16 ...

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Dale Earnhardt Jr.: Confederate flag is ‘offensive to an entire race’

Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

NASCAR’s most popular driver, Dale Earnhardt Jr., thinks the Confederate flag is offensive and should be banned from all race tracks. “I think it’s offensive to an entire race,” Earnhardt said Friday at Sonoma Raceway, via SBNation. “It belongs in the history books and that’s about it.” Use of the Confederate flag is still frequent in the south and is ...

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NASCAR releases statement on Confederate flag

Streeter Lecka

NASCAR issued a statement Tuesday supporting the movement to take down the Confederate flag from the South Carolina Statehouse grounds. NASCAR supports South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, who called for the removal of the Confederate Flag at the South Carolina Capitol on Monday. Haley made her remarks in the wake of last week’s shooting at a Charleston church. “As we continue to mourn the ...

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Microsoft partners with NASCAR, will also sponsor Dale Earnhardt Jr.

Dale earnhardt

On Monday morning, Microsoft announced that it has signed two multi-year agreements to be an Official Technology Partner of NASCAR and a major technology partner of Hendrick Motorsports. As part of the deal, Microsoft will be the primary sponsor of Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s No. 88 Chevrolet SS at Sonoma Raceway on June 28 and Pocono Raceway on August 2. “I’m a ...

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NASCAR: Martin Truex Jr. wins first race since 2013

Martin Truex Jr.

Martin Truex Jr. led the most laps for the fourth straight race, but this time he was in the lead when it mattered most, breaking through Sunday at Pocono Raceway for his first Sprint Cup victory since 2013. Truex led 97 of 400 laps and dominated in the No. 78 Chevrolet off late restarts down the stretch. “It feels unbelievable,” said ...

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NASCAR: Jimmie Johnson wins at Dover

Jimmie Johnson

Jimmie Johnson won the FedEx 400 Benefiting Autism Speaks at Dover International Speedway in a green-white-checkered finish on Sunday. Johnson was followed by Kevin Harvick, Kyle Larson, Kasey Kahne and Aric Almirola to round out the top five.  Lap leader Martin Truex Jr., who led 131 laps, finished sixth after holding the third position on the final restart. The win ...

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Kyle Busch to return for Sprint All-Star Race: ‘Im back’

Kyle Busch

Kyle Busch, out since  the start of the season with a broken right leg and broken left foot, will return for the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race this weekend at Charlotte Motor Speedway. He has missed the first 11 races of the season. Busch, 30, suffered the injuries in a Feb. 21 accident at Daytona International Speedway.  He has a rod in his right ...

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. emotional after win at Talladega

Dale Earnhardt

Dale Earnhardt Jr. celebrated his sixth victory at Talladega Superspeedway on Sunday after he beat Hendrick Motorsports teammate Jimmie Johnson in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series GEICO 500 by 0.159-second. Paul Menard was third, Ryan Blaney fourth and Martin Truex Jr. fifth. Earnhardt led for 67 of the 188 laps then let out all of his emotions on Victory Circle. “It’s just real emotional,” Earnhardt said. “I haven’t won here in a long time (November 2004), my daddy’s birthday was a couple of days ago. ...

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Danica Patrick losing GoDaddy sponsorship

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NASCAR driver Danica Patrick is in the final year of her contract at Stewart-Haas Racing and is losing her primary sponsor and longtime benefactor next season. According to USA Today Sports, GoDaddy will not return to NASCAR in 2016.  GoDaddy is looking to sign Patrick to a personal services contract but will no longer sponsor her No. 10 Chevrolet race car. “I think initially the first ...

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Kurt Busch wins Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond

Kurt Busch

Kurt Busch dominated the Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond International Raceway on Sunday for his first win of the season. Busch, who was suspended by NASCAR for the first three races of the 2015 NASCAR Sprint CupSeries season, led 291 laps. “It’s a great feeling. We’ve just been building and building toward this. When you’re accused of something, and things go sideways, your personal life doesn’t have to affect your business ...

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