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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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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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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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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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Jeff Gordon, others look for strong finish to make NASCAR Chase

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During the 36-race season, just a few on the NASCAR schedule arguably stand out as races more important than others. These are races where even the casual fan pays some attention. There is no doubt the Daytona 500 in February is the sport’s signature event. Few sports begin a season with their marquee event, but stock car racing has done that for more than half a century. Other tradition-rich races include the Coca-Cola 600 in Charlotte, both races in Talladega,…

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