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Kyle Busch wins again at Texas

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A broom was waiting for Kyle Busch in Victory Lane at Texas. Busch took the lead after the final restart Saturday night, completing his second NASCAR weekend sweep in a row and becoming the first driver to do that since Harry Gant in 1991. “It’s pretty darn good, I’ll tell you that,” Busch said when asked what it’s like to be him right now. “I’ve got a great wife, a great son and I’m having a blast, living the dream.”…

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Jimmie Johnson steals win in California

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Jimmie Johnson roared past Kevin Harvick on a restart with two laps remaining on Sunday and won the Auto Club 400 at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California. Harvick led for 142 of the race’s scheduled 200 laps, but could not pull off the victory. Finishing third was Denny Hamlin followed by Joey Logano in fourth and Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. coming in with his best finish of the year in fifth. Dale Earnhardt, Jr. was 11th. Harvick, a native of…

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Kevin Harvick wins in photo finish at Phoenix

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For the second time in just the first four races, the race winner edged out the runner-up by one one-hundredth of a second. Kevin Harvick held off Carl Edwards after a restart to take the victory in the Good Sam 500 at Phoenix International Raceway. Denny Hamlin finished third followed by Kyle Busch and Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Two rookies, Chase Elliott and Ryan Blaney, had top 10 finishes. Elliott was eighth and Blaney tenth. Harvick was in control a good…

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Denny Hamlin wins closest Daytona 500 in history

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When the white flag flew at Sunday’s Daytona 500, Denny Hamlin was in fourth place seemingly boxed in by other contenders on his right. Somehow, he made it to the front to win the closest 500 in history. Hamlin’s edged Martin Truex, Jr. by one one-hundredth of a second, or about four inches. The top six finishers were all less than one-tenth of a second apart. As Hamlin pulled out of line, he surged toward leader Matt Kenseth, who tried…

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Joey Logano wins at Talladega; Dale Earnhardt, Jr. eliminated from the Chase

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Joey Logano won the Campingworld.com 500 at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway on Sunday, barely edging Dale Earnhardt, Jr. The race ended under a caution flag following a multi-car pileup seconds after the race was restarted following another caution Earnhardt, needing a victory to advance in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup, was just inches from passing Logano when the caution came out. Finishing third was Jeff Gordon, followed by Brad Keselowski and Carl Edwards in fifth. “We’ve come to play…

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Joey Logano bumps his way to victory; championship cutdown a week away

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Joey Logano bumped aside race leader Matt Kenseth 5 laps from the finish and went on to win the Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway on Sunday. Kenseth wound up in 14th leaving him with the task of needing to win next week in order to remain in contention for the NASCAR Sprint Cup title. Kenseth led 153 of the race’s 267 laps, but could not hold off Logano, who won his second consecutive race. Denny Hamlin finished second, Jimmie…

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Logano wins at Charlotte; qualifies for next Chase round

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Joey Logano outdueled Kevin Harvick to win the Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Sunday. Logano dominated the race, leading 227 of the 334 laps. With his victory, Logano becomes the first driver to qualify for the next round of the Chase for the Sprint Cup. Two more races, next week at Kansas and in two weeks at Talladega, Ala., remain before the 12 remaining drivers in contention will be reduced to 8. Finishing third on Sunday…

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