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Johnson wins first pole of the year at Charlotte

Johnson wins first pole of the year at Charlotte

May 22nd, 2014 10:52 pm by STEVE REED, AP Sports Writer

Jimmie Johnson is hoping he's on the verge of turning around a disappointing season. The six-time Sprint Cup champion won the pole Thursday night for the Coca-Cola 600.

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Bill Elliott leads NASCAR's 2015 Hall of Fame inductee class

Bill Elliott leads NASCAR's 2015 Hall of Fame inductee class

May 22nd, 2014 6:38 am by By Jim Utter, The Charlotte Observer (MCT)

For the first time in its short history, the NASCAR Hall of Fame will induct a five-member class composed entirely of drivers.

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Kurt Busch crashes during Indy 500 practice

Kurt Busch crashes during Indy 500 practice

May 19th, 2014 9:45 pm by Associated Press

Kurt Busch wrecked during Monday's practice at Indianapolis, putting him in a backup car for the open-wheel portion of his historic double this weekend.

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Hedgecock holds on for LM win at The Gap

Hedgecock holds on for LM win at The Gap

May 19th, 2014 5:00 am by Staff Report

Polesitter Cory Hedgecock was one of only two drivers to qualify in the 12-second range for Saturday's 40-lap $2,000 Steel Head Late Model feature at Volunteer Speedway, and that track position proved to be crucial to his victory.

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Finchum sweeps twin Late Model races at LPR

Finchum sweeps twin Late Model races at LPR

May 18th, 2014 7:02 pm by Staff Report

Chad Finchum made a twin killing Saturday night at Lonesome Pine Raceway. Running against the largest field of Late Model Stock Cars in years at LPR, the Knoxville driver dominated both 50-lap twin races, adding two more victories to his haul.

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Carpenter wins second straight Indy 500 pole

Carpenter wins second straight Indy 500 pole

May 18th, 2014 5:45 pm by DAN GELSTON, AP Sports Writer

Local driver Ed Carpenter has made himself at home on the Indianapolis 500 pole. Carpenter bumped James Hinchcliffe from the top spot, posting a four-lap average of 231.067 mph to win the 500 pole for the second straight year.

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McMurray pulls off surprise win in All-Star race

McMurray pulls off surprise win in All-Star race

May 18th, 2014 12:02 am by JENNA FRYER, AP Auto Racing Writer

CONCORD, N.C. — Jamie McMurray, a 40-1 long shot, had a $1 million payday Saturday night with an upset victory in the Sprint All-Star Race.

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Youth is served in Iowa Nationwide qualifying

Youth is served in Iowa Nationwide qualifying

May 17th, 2014 10:18 pm by Associated Press

Ryan Blaney became the youngest winner in the history of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series at Iowa Speedway two years ago. On Sunday, he'll attempt to become the youngest driver to win a Nationwide Series race on Iowa's short track.

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Carpenter grabs top seed in Indy's pole shootout

Carpenter grabs top seed in Indy's pole shootout

May 17th, 2014 8:17 pm by MICHAEL MAROT, AP Sports Writer

When Ed Carpenter, Carlos Munoz and Helio Castroneves were pushed to the edge Saturday, each remained calm and came up with their best-qualifying runs of the day. Now they have to do it again one more time Sunday.

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PHOTO GALLERY & VIDEO: Finchum and Van Dyke survive the storm to nab Twin-35 Late Model wins

PHOTO GALLERY & VIDEO: Finchum and Van Dyke survive the storm to nab Twin-35 Late Model wins - VIDEO

May 17th, 2014 1:05 pm by Jeff Bobo

A pre-race downpour Friday evening foreshadowed the storm to come as some of the tightest racing action this season at Kingsport Speedway also spawned a couple of the year's biggest crashes.

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