1. NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: What Is Keeping Kasey Kahne Down?

    Kasey Kahne 's first impression for Hendrick Motorsports has not been a good one. Through four races, Kahne has a season-best finish of 19th at Las Vegas, two sub-30th-place runs, four crashes and a 32nd-place points position...

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  2. Food City 500: Kevin Harvick, Denny Hamlin Headline 5 Good, 5 Bad

    The boys of NASCAR were on Thunder Valley this weekend for the Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway . Brad Keselowski won Sunday's race in dominating fashion, leading a career-high number of laps...

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  3. Food City 500: Brad Keselowski Is NASCAR's New King of Bristol

    Darrell Waltrip. Jeff Gordon. Kurt Busch. Kyle Busch . Add Brad Keselowski 's name to the list of drivers whose name is synonymous with the title "King of Bristol...

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  4. Kurt or Kyle: Which Busch Brother Is Under the Most Pressure at Bristol?

    In the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, every driver is always under intense pressure. But coming into the 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season, perhaps no two drivers were under more pressure than Kurt and Kyle Busch ...

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  5. Jimmie Johnson Penalty: Is Rick Hendrick's Second Appeal Stupid or Brilliant?

    The appeal over the penalties assessed to Jimmie Johnson , Chad Knaus and the No. 48 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series team was heard on Tuesday. The result was not what Johnson's car owner Rick Hendrick had hoped for...

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  6. Jimmie Johnson, Chad Knaus Penalty Upheld; Hendrick to Appeal Again

    The penalties levied against five-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson and crew chief Chad Knaus have been upheld by the NASCAR appeals board, according to David Caraviello of nascar...

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  7. NASCAR Power Rankings: Top 11 Restarters in the Sprint Cup Series

    In today's era of late cautions and green-white-checkered finishes, the ability to perform well on restarts is crucial in winning, not just NASCAR races, but Sprint Cup championships...

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  8. Dale Earnhardt Jr., Carl Edwards Among the 5 Good, 5 Bad from Kobalt Tools 400

    The boys of NASCAR took to the banks of Las Vegas Motor Speedway just outside of Sin City on Sunday. The defending champ flexed some muscle in Sunday's Kobalt Tools 400, but another ...

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  9. Carl Edwards' Las Vegas Aggression Is a Positive Sign

    Carl Edwards is not making too many friends early on in the 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season. One week after the 2011 Sprint Cup runner-up took Ryan Newman out of contention ...

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  10. Brian Vickers Can't Squander Third Chance with Michael Waltrip Racing

    In life, everybody deserves a second chance. In NASCAR, not everybody gets one. Which is why when a third chance comes along, one must take advantage of it. Such is the case for Thomasville, NC driver Brian Vickers ...

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  11. Jimmie Johnson: 5 Ways He Can Get Back into Championship-Contending Form in 2012

    Jimmie Johnson's run at the 2012 Sprint Cup title got off to a rough start. In the season-opening Daytona 500, Johnson suffered a Lap 2 accident, which resulted in a 42nd-place finish...

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  12. Dale Earnhardt Jr's Phoenix Run Was a Disappointment

    Dale Earnhardt Jr's 130-race winless streak was going to come to an end at Phoenix on Sunday. Almost every NASCAR fan out there could feel it. All the pieces were in place...

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  13. Subway Fresh Fit 500 Results: 5 Good, 5 Bad

    The boys of NASCAR were in Phoenix for race No. 2 of the 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season. Some drivers quenched their thirst for a good run in the desert, while others were left heartbroken in the waning laps...

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  14. Subway Fresh Fit 500 Results: Denny Hamlin off to Hot Start After Phoenix Win

    Two races into the season may be too soon to determine whether Denny Hamlin is back to his 2010 championship -contending form. But one thing is for certain: Hamlin is off to a hot start...

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  15. Why Jimmie Johnson's Daytona Penalty May Be Overturned by NASCAR

    Jimmie Johnson trails the remainder of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series field in the points standings by a wide margin after his Daytona penalty. But if all goes according to plan for the No...

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  16. Subway Fresh Fit 500 Preview: 5 Things to Watch at Phoenix

    After a wild and crazy Daytona 500, the boys of NASCAR head to "The Valley of the Sun" for race No. 2 at Phoenix...

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  17. Jimmie Johnson Will Make Sprint Cup Chase Despite Daytona Penalties

    Much has been made about the penalties levied against five-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson , Chad Knaus and the No. 48 team after a failed inspection prior to Daytona 500 qualifying...

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  18. NASCAR Predictions: Who Is the Sprint Cup Sleeper This Season?

    After a 2011 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season that consisted of five first-time winners and a championship battle that came down to a tie-breaker, the 2012 season seems as though it is primed to be more wide open than any in recent years...

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  19. Jimmie Johnson, Chad Knaus Hit Hard by Daytona Penalties

    NASCAR has dropped the hammer hard on five-time Sprint Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson . NASCAR announced on Wednesday that it is penalizing Johnson 25 driver points, putting ...

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  20. Daytona 500 2012 Results: 5 Good, 5 Bad

    We saw fire, and we saw rain. And in the wee hours of Tuesday morning, we saw history made in the 54th running of the Daytona 500 ...

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  21. Daytona 500 2012: Danica, Montoya & Co. Survive, and That's What Counts

    That 2012 Daytona 500 was postponed for 30 hours, coverage extended into the wee hours of Tuesday morning, and Matt Kenseth's triumph over Dale Earnhardt Jr., teammate Greg Biffle, and the remainder of a depleted field was less than climactic...

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