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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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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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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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Year in Review: Jeff Gordon, Kyle Busch top story lines for NASCAR 2015 season

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NASCAR begins and ends each season in Florida. From the Daytona 500 in February, 43 teams go through a season of 36 races culminating in the 400 mile race in Homestead the third week in November. Before this season’s Daytona 500, NASCAR legend Jeff Gordon announced that this season, his 21st as a driver, would be his last. After 93 career victories and four NASCAR championships, each track would prepare their respective send-offs. The year began well for Gordon. He…

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Kyle Busch wins NASCAR title; Jeff Gordon says good-bye

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Kyle Busch roared into the lead on a re-start 7 laps from the finish and went on to win the Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on Sunday. With the win, Busch claimed the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Championship. Kevin Harvick, last season’s champion finished second and was also runner-up in this season’s title chase. Brad Keselowski was second, Joey Logano finished third and Kyle Larson fifth. Jeff Gordon, in his final race as an active driver, finished 6th and…

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Jimmie Johnson’s win at Texas puts Brad Keselowski on the brink

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Jimmie Johnson passed Brad Keselowski with 5 laps remaining and went on to win the AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway on Sunday. Keselowski led for 312 of the race’s 334 laps, but Johnson had the best car at the end and pulled out the victory. Behind Johnson and Keselowski on Sunday were defending series champion Kevin Harvick, Kyle Busch and Carl Edwards. Each is involved in the Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship. Keselowski now finds himself in a…

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