April 24, 2014

NASCAR: Brad Keselowski ends drought, wins in Charlotte

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Sprint Cup Series driver Brad Keselowski celebrates winning the Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.(Photo: Kevin Liles, USA TODAY Sports) Story Highlights Keselowski last won in September 2012 Matt Kenseth finishes third, retains Chase points lead by four (PhatzRadio / USA Today) — CONCORD, N.C. — Brad Keselowski had another bizarre moment in [...]

NASCAR: Matt Kenseth wins Nationwide race in Kansas

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Matt Kenseth celebrates his victory at Kansas Speedway in Saturday’s Nationwide race.(Photo: Jared C. Tilton, Getty Images) KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Matt Kenseth is proving to be unbeatable at Kansas Speedway. The winner of the last two Sprint Cup races at the track, Kenseth hopped into his Nationwide car and drove it to victory [...]

NASCAR: Kevin Harvick, RCR snap long-running pole drought

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Kevin Harvick qualified first for Sunday’s Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway.(Photo: Mike DiNovo, USA TODAY Sports) Story Highlights Harvick earned just his sixth pole in 460 starts Ricky Stenhouse Jr. will start second, followed by Jimmie Johnson and Brad Keselowski It was also the first pole for Richard Childress Racing since Sept. 2007 at [...]

NASCAR: History says Kansas can inject jolt to Chase

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Five-time champion Jimmie Johnson (48), second in the 2013 Sprint Cup standings, battled Carl Edwards (99) during the 2008 race at Kansas Speedway.(Photo: Mark J. Rebilas, USA TODAY Sports) (PhatzRadio / USA Today) — If there ever were a Chase for the Sprint Cup begging for a magical visit to the Land of Oz, it’s [...]

NASCAR: Ricky Stenhouse Jr. wins first career Cup pole

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NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Ricky Stenhouse Jr. during qualifying for the Advocare 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway.(Photo: Kevin Liles, USA TODAY Sports) (PhatzRadio / AP) — HAMPTON, Ga. – After a season of mostly being overshadowed by his fellow Sprint Cup rookie and girlfriend, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. took a turn in the spotlight Friday [...]

NASCAR: Matt Kenseth confident of maintaining his momentum

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Story Highlights Performance draws comparisons to the ‘Silver Fox’ Kenseth has won three of his 11 starts this season He stands third in points (PhatzRadio / USA Today) — DARLINGTON, S.C. — Duplicating the deft driving style of a legend, Matt Kenseth added his name to a hallowed list as a Southern 500 winner Saturday [...]

NASCAR: Matt Kenseth tames Darlington for third win of year

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Matt Kenseth holds one of his two daughers during introductions for the Bojangles Southern 500 Saturday night at Darlington Raceway.(Photo: Jerry Lai, USA TODAY Sports) (PhatzRadio / USA Today) — DARLINGTON, S.C. — Matt Kenseth’s dream season with Joe Gibbs Racing now includes Darlington Raceway – the historic oval where he’s been dreaming of an [...]

NASCAR: Hamlin anxious to return but appreciates the view

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Denny Hamlin says the upshot of being sidelined with his back injury is the ability to play consultant to his crew chief Darian Grubb, left, while others drive Hamlin’s No. 11 Toyota.(Photo: Ross D. Franklin, AP) Story Highlights Denny Hamlin will have a scan on his back Tuesday which will determine if he’s ready to [...]

NASCAR: Matt Kenseth makes it 2 straight at Kansas Speedway, holding off Kasey Kahne for victory

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(PhatzRadio / AP) — KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Matt Kenseth knew that he had a front-running car Sunday. It was simply a matter of getting there. So when a caution flag came out with several leaders on pit road, and Kenseth found himself leading the pack into the pits, he had a feeling things were [...]

NASCAR: Penske penalties stir accusations and denials

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Story Highlights Richard Petty has no doubt that “somebody told on the Penske crowd” in Texas Jimmie Johnson adamantly denied that the No. 48 team and Hendrick Motorsports were involved Penske’s Brad Keselowski said he would save many of his comments until after his appeal is complete (PhatzRadio / USA Today) — KANSAS CITY, Kan. [...]