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Matt Kenseth claims first NASCAR win in 2016

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Veteran Matt Kenseth held off two young guns to win the AAA 400 Drive for Autism at Dover International Speedway in Dover, Del. Kenseth edged out 23-year-old Kyle Larson and 20-year-old Chase Elliott to claim his first victory of the season. Finishing fourth was Kasey Kahne, while Kurt Busch claimed the fifth position. Many of the top drivers were taken out of contention by misfortune and a huge crash during the latter stages of the race. As the field attempted…

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Carl Edwards makes it two NASCAR wins in a row

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Carl Edwards nudged teammate Kyle Busch aside on the final turn to win the Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond International Raceway on Sunday. The victory was the second straight for Edwards following last week’s win at Bristol Motor Speedway. Edwards had a strong car all day, leading for a race-high 151 laps. It did not appear he would have enough time to pass Busch after chasing the defending Sprint Cup champion for more than 30 laps. On the final lap,…

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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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Kyle Busch wins Martinsville in dominating fashion

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It was time for Kyle Busch to finally win a Sprint Cup race at Martinsville (Virginia) Speedway. The clock said so. The defending Sprint Cup Champion had never won a Ridgeway grandfather clock, the trophy awarded to the race winner in both the spring and fall races. Busch dominated the field on Sunday, racing to a convincing victory in Sunday’s STP 500. He held off A. J. Allmendinger, who was also going for his first Martinsville victory, by about one-half…

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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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Brad Keselowski overcomes elements to win Cobalt 400

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Sunday’s Cobalt 400 was a competitive dual between NASCAR’s top drivers, but when the dust settled – literally – Brad Keselowski rolled into Victory Lane at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. He topped second-place Joey Logano by less than one second to claim his 18th Sprint Cup victory. The start of the race was delayed by heavy wind, followed by another stoppage midway through the race because of a dust storm. The drivers contended with the heavy winds throughout the race.…

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Daring strategy leads Jimmie Johnson to victory in Atlanta

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Jimmie Johnson made a risky pit strategy pay off by winning the Folds of Honor Quiktrip 500 at the Atlanta Motor Speedway on Sunday. Dale Earnhardt, Jr. nosed out Kyle Busch for second while Kurt Busch was fourth and Carl Edwards finished fifth. Kevin Harvick dominated the race, leading a race-high 131 laps. He held a commanding advantage with less than 40 laps remaining when Johnson’s crew chief Chad Knaus brought his driver in early to get four fresh tires.…

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