Kingsport Times News Friday, July 3, 2015
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Harvick grabs first win of season at Las Vegas

Harvick grabs first win of season at Las Vegas

March 8th, 2015 7:50 pm by JENNA FRYER, AP Auto Racing Writer

Defending NASCAR Sprint Cup champion Kevin Harvick raced to his first victory of the season Sunday at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, leading 142 of the 267 laps and beating Martin Truex Jr. to the finish.

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Polesitter Gordon crashes in practice, goes to backup car

Polesitter Gordon crashes in practice, goes to backup car

March 7th, 2015 8:30 pm by Associated Press

Jeff Gordon crashed during the final practice session before Sunday's race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, where his pole-winning car was damaged enough that Hendrick Motorsports pulled out a backup Chevrolet.

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Dillon fends off Blaney for Xfinity win at Las Vegas

Dillon fends off Blaney for Xfinity win at Las Vegas

March 7th, 2015 7:49 pm by JENNA FRYER, AP Auto Racing Writer

Ryan Blaney charged to Austin Dillon's back bumper and stalked him around Las Vegas Motor Speedway for the final four laps Saturday, but a bobble ruined his momentum and allowed Dillon to wrap up the Xfinity Series win.

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Jeff Gordon to meet with NASCAR to discuss safety measures

Jeff Gordon to meet with NASCAR to discuss safety measures

March 7th, 2015 9:35 am by JENNA FRYER, AP Auto Racing Writer

Jeff Gordon hit a section of wall on Sunday that was not protected by an energy-absorbing SAFER barrier. The four-time NASCAR champion has hit numerous unprotected walls since SAFER barriers were first installed at tracks in 2002.

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Gordon to start out front at Vegas for first time

Gordon to start out front at Vegas for first time

March 6th, 2015 10:33 pm by JENNA FRYER, AP Auto Racing Writer

Jeff Gordon, preparing for his final start at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, won the pole for Sunday's race, putting him out front at Vegas for the first time in his career.

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Vickers back to racing after heart surgery

Vickers back to racing after heart surgery

March 6th, 2015 7:47 pm by JENNA FRYER, AP Auto Racing Writer

NASCAR driver Brian Vickers, who had surgery Dec. 13 to repair a hole in his heart, missed the first two races of the season during his recovery but is back behind the wheel at Las Vegas.

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Carl Edwards looks to follow Matt Kenseth's winning ways at Joe Gibbs Racing

Carl Edwards looks to follow Matt Kenseth's winning ways at Joe Gibbs Racing

March 6th, 2015 9:22 am by By Jim Utter, The Charlotte Observer (TNS)

"Matt has been huge in my transition. He put together some meetings early on and some things I needed to be very aware of and really helped me a lot," said Carl Edwards, who has finished 23rd and 12th in his first two races with JGR.

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Prosecutors: No criminal charge for Busch

Prosecutors: No criminal charge for Busch

March 5th, 2015 5:30 pm by RANDALL CHASE, Associated Press

NASCAR driver Kurt Busch will not face criminal charges over claims by his ex-girlfriend that he smashed her head into a bedroom wall and choked her, Delaware prosecutors said Thursday.

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Joe Gibbs Racing picks 3 drivers for Busch's Xfinity car

Joe Gibbs Racing picks 3 drivers for Busch's Xfinity car

March 4th, 2015 9:22 am by Associated Press

Joe Gibbs Racing has planned for at least 14 Xfinity Series races that Kyle Busch will miss as he continues to recover from a broken right leg and broken left foot. JGR has already hired David Ragan to drive Busch's car in the Sprint Cup Series.

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NASCAR falls flat in follow-up to Daytona 500

NASCAR falls flat in follow-up to Daytona 500

March 3rd, 2015 9:42 am by JENNA FRYER, AP Auto Racing Writer

NASCAR did not have its finest weekend at Atlanta Motor Speedway, where the follow-up to the Daytona 500 began with the theft of a race car and a parked SUV rolling into Denny Hamlin's motorhome.

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