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Earnhardt Jr. wins Daytona 500

By Lewis Franck DAYTONA BEACH, Florida (Reuters) - Dale Earnhardt Jr. drove his Chevrolet to victory in a rain-interrupted, crash-marred Daytona 500 on Sunday in the season-opening NASCAR race at Daytona International Speedway. Denny Hamlin was second in a Toyota and Brad Keselowski took third in a Ford, placed ahead of Jeff Gordon in his Chevrolet after a video review by officials following the jam-packed finish.

Dillon wins pole for Daytona 500

By Lewis Franck DAYTONA BEACH, Florida (Reuters) - Austin Dillon, driving a car bearing the famed number three of late NASCAR champion Dale Earnhardt, won pole position for the Daytona 500 race on Sunday. Dillon's Chevrolet posted a top speed of 196.019 mph at Daytona International Speedway to claim front row honors for the February 23 race, the first time Earnhardt's number has been used in a top-level NASCAR event since his death on the last lap of the 2001 race.

Jimmie Johnson captures sixth Sprint Cup title

(Reuters) - Jimmie Johnson added another title to his dominant NASCAR career by clinching the Sprint Cup Series championship with a ninth-place finish at the season-ending Ford EcoBoost 400 on Sunday. For Johnson, who only needed to finish 23rd or better at Homestead-Miami Speedway to win the Cup, it marked his sixth championship in eight years as he finished 19 points ahead of Matt Kenseth in the final standings.

Johnson earns sixth Sprint Cup title

EditorsNote: adds quotes, agate to NASCAR Wire Service story Johnson earns sixth Sprint Cup title By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service Distributed by The Sports Xchange HOMESTEAD, Fla. -- Denny Hamlin found redemption for a lost season, as Jimmie Johnson advanced to the threshold of legend.

Kyle Busch wins at Homestead; Crafton claims truck series title

Kyle Busch wins at Homestead; Crafton claims truck series title By Reid Spencer NASCAR Wire Service Distributed by The Sports Xchange

Harvick wins race; Johnson increases points lead

Harvick wins race; Johnson increases points lead AVONDALE, Ariz. -- Kevin Harvick was on the short end of the fuel-mileage stick when he ran out of gas en route to pit road under green with about 40 laps to go in the 312-lap Advocare 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Phoenix International Raceway on Sunday. But he was able to remain in contention and took advantage of Carl Edwards running out of fuel with about 1 1/2 laps remaining, enabling Harvick to claim the race win.

Busch dominates in win at Phoenix

Busch dominates in win at Phoenix By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service Distributed by The Sports Xchange AVONDALE, Ariz. -- Don't bet against Kyle Busch when he races at Phoenix. Don't bet against him when he wins the pole for a NASCAR Nationwide Series race.

Erik Jones, 17, becomes youngest truck series winne

Erik Jones, 17, becomes youngest truck series winner By Reid Spencer NASCAR Wire Service Distributed by The Sports Xchange AVONDALE, Ariz. -- In a battle between two drivers who had never won a NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race, 17-year-old Erik Jones pulled away from Ross Chastain in the final 10 laps of Friday night's Lucas Oil 150, becoming the youngest winner in series history.

Johnson leads Chase after win at Texas

Johnson leads Chase after win at Texas FORT WORTH, Texas -- Jimmie Johnson took a giant step toward his sixth NASCAR Sprint Cup championship by dominating Sunday's AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway. Johnson led 255 of the 334 laps to win his sixth race of the season and his first on a 1 1/2-mile track this season. Johnson now leads Matt Kenseth by seven points with only two races left in the season.

Keselowski beats Hamlin at pass in Texas

Keselowski beats Hamlin at pass in Texas By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service Distributed by The Sports Xchange FORT WORTH, Tex. -- Brad Keselowski dominated early and retook the lead late from Denny Hamlin to win the O'Reilly Auto Parts Challenge on Saturday at Texas Motor Speedway.
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