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Denny Hamlin benefits from clean air to win $1 million race

Denny Hamlin benefits from clean air to win $1 million race

May 18th, 2015 9:40 am by JENNA FRYER, AP Auto Racing Writer

Denny Hamlin intently watched the qualifying event for NASCAR's annual All-Star race and noticed, as has been the case in recent years, the driver out front in the waning laps was almost certainly guaranteed the win.

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Dixon claims Indy 500 pole, breaks up Penske monopoly

Dixon claims Indy 500 pole, breaks up Penske monopoly

May 17th, 2015 7:39 pm by MICHAEL MAROT, AP Sports Writer

Scott Dixon had a four-lap average of 226.760 mph in qualifying Sunday to claim his second Indianapolis 500 pole and end Team Penske's streak of eight straight pole wins.

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VanDyke stays perfect at LPR in 2015

VanDyke stays perfect at LPR in 2015

May 17th, 2015 6:30 pm by Staff Report

Kres VanDyke added to his undefeated season at Lonesome Pine Raceway with a sweep of the twin 35-lap Late Model Stock features on Saturday night.

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Hamlin gives JGR first All-Star race victory

Hamlin gives JGR first All-Star race victory

May 17th, 2015 1:40 am by JENNA FRYER, AP Auto Racing Writer

Denny Hamlin gave Joe Gibbs Racing its first victory in NASCAR's Sprint All-Star race by using clean air to hold off Kevin Harvick at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

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McCarty records two wins Friday at Kingsport Speedway

McCarty records two wins Friday at Kingsport Speedway

May 16th, 2015 7:04 pm by Staff Report

Ronnie McCarty was victorious in both NASCAR Whelen All-American Series "First Kingsport Credit Union" Twin 35s.

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Rain washes out Day 1 of Indy 500 qualifying

Rain washes out Day 1 of Indy 500 qualifying

May 16th, 2015 5:50 pm by MICHAEL MAROT, AP Sports Writer

Ryan Hunter-Reay finished the rain-shortened first day of Indianapolis 500 qualifying in the same spot he finished last year's race: No. 1. Now he'll have to do it all over again Sunday.

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NASCAR mandates fire safety gear after blaze on pit road

NASCAR mandates fire safety gear after blaze on pit road

May 15th, 2015 4:00 pm by JENNA FRYER, AP Auto Racing Writer

NASCAR is updating its fire safety requirements for race teams in the wake of an explosive accident on pit road at Richmond.

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Martin Truex Jr. showing a one-car team can thrive in NASCAR

Martin Truex Jr. showing a one-car team can thrive in NASCAR

May 14th, 2015 9:31 am by By Drew Davison, Fort Worth Star-Telegram (TNS)

It's become an industry that is almost unsustainable for the one-car, mom-and-pop teams of the past. But there's always an exception, always an underdog who beats the odds.

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George Diaz: NASCAR feeling the financial, political pinch of sponsors bailing

George Diaz: NASCAR feeling the financial, political pinch of sponsors bailing

May 13th, 2015 10:03 am by By George Diaz, Orlando Sentinel (TNS)

John McCain's critique reflects a common theme in NASCAR these days. Sponsors at all levels are bailing as dollars dry up. Sprint is dropping its association as Cup series sponsor after the 2016 season.

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Kyle Busch to make return from injury at All-Star race

Kyle Busch to make return from injury at All-Star race

May 12th, 2015 4:40 pm by JENNA FRYER, AP Auto Racing Writer

Kyle Busch will run NASCAR's All-Star race this weekend, his first competition since he was seriously injured in a crash at Daytona nearly three month ago.

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