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  • Obama lauds Jimmie Johnson as 'the Michael Jordan of NASCAR'

    Obama lauds Jimmie Johnson as 'the Michael Jordan of NASCAR'
    Reigning NASCAR Sprint Cup champion Jimmie Johnson visited the White House on Wednesday where President Obama called Johnson "pretty much the Michael Jordan of NASCAR." "Like Mike, Jimmie has won six championships in eight years," Obama, a well-known...
  • Keselowski takes Kentucky pole

    Keselowski takes Kentucky pole
    SPARTA, Kentucky (AP) — Brad Keselowski set a track record speed for claim pole position on Friday for Saturday's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Kentucky Speedway. Keselowski had a lap of 303.83 kph (188.791 mph) in the third knockout qualifying...
  • Keselowski wins for 2nd time at Kentucky Speedway

    Keselowski wins for 2nd time at Kentucky Speedway
    SPARTA, Ky. (AP) — Brad Keselowski won't soon forget an eventful Saturday night in which the same right hand that held the winner's trophy was soon bloodied and bandaged after he broke a champagne bottle celebrating. "We were playing around with...
  • "Bank to stars" City National opens Florida motor sports office

    Bankers, start your engines: City National Bank is opening a branch just north of Daytona Beach, Fla., where NASCAR reigns supreme, to serve the auto-racing industry.  L.A.'s largest bank, noted for its many Hollywood clients, said Wednesday that the...
  • Denny Hamlin earns pole position for Sprint Cup race at Pocono

    Denny Hamlin earns pole position for Sprint Cup race at Pocono
    Denny Hamlin won the pole the first time he ever raced at Pocono Raceway. Eight years later, Hamlin still had the speed in the No. 11 Toyota to take the top spot at the triangle track. Hamlin turned a track record-lap of 181.415 mph Friday to win the...
  • Sprint Cup facts for Phoenix

    Sprint Cup facts for Phoenix
    What: The Profit on CNBC 500. Where: Phoenix International Raceway (one-mile oval), Avondale, Ariz. When: Friday, practice (Fox Sports 1, 11-11:30 a.m. PST), qualifying (Fox Sports 1, 3:30-5 p.m.); Saturday, practice (Fox Sports 1, 8-9 a.m.; Fox...
  • Brad Keselowski wins Phoenix pole under new NASCAR qualifying rules

    AVONDALE, Ariz. — Brad Keselowski on Friday won the pole position for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Phoenix International Raceway under a new qualifying format in which large groups of drivers raced simultaneously for the first time in the...
  • It's Junior day at Daytona 500

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — It took nearly 10 hours to complete the Daytona 500 on Sunday and for Dale Earnhardt Jr. to complete his 10-year bid to return to Daytona's Victory Lane. Earnhardt held off Denny Hamlin and Brad Keselowski on a restart with...
  • Tony Stewart falls short at Daytona 500

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Tony Stewart's attempt to win his first Daytona 500 fell short Sunday as the three-time NASCAR champion drove his first race since suffering a broken right leg in August. After starting 21st, Stewart's No. 14 Chevrolet...
  • Kurt Busch takes NASCAR Sprint Cup win at Martinsville

    Kurt Busch takes NASCAR Sprint Cup win at Martinsville
    MARTINSVILLE, Va. -- Kurt Busch passed Martinsville master Jimmie Johnson for the lead with 10 laps to go Sunday and held off the eight-time victor to win at Martinsville Speedway for the first time since October 2002. Johnson, with eight wins in 25...
  • Kevin Harvick wins pole for Sprint Cup race at Kansas Speedway

    Kevin Harvick wins pole for Sprint Cup race at Kansas Speedway
    KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- Kevin Harvick has a second straight shot at winning from the pole at Kansas Speedway. Harvick was back on top at the 1.5-mile track, posting a track record to help propel him to his second pole of the season. Harvick posted his...
  • Matt Kenseth gets pole position for Sprint Cup race at Fontana

    Matt Kenseth gets pole position for Sprint Cup race at Fontana
    NASCAR's Matt Kenseth knows Auto Club Speedway well, having won three Sprint Cup races at the Fontana track. But he earned the victories driving for Roush Fenway Racing and is still looking for his first win on the two-mile oval since moving to the...