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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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Kyle Busch wins for the third time in 2016

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Kyle Busch took the lead on a restart with less than 20 laps remaining Saturday night and went on to win the GoBowling 400 at Kansas Speedway. Busch managed to hold off Kevin Harvick to win his third race of the season. Martin Truex, Jr. appeared to have the superior car, but he was forced to make two pit stops late in the race, opening the door for Busch and others. Truex led for 172 if the race’s 267 laps,…

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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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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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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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