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Kevin Harvick drinks water after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race Sunday, June 25, 2017, in Sonoma, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
June 25, 2017 - 8:11 pm
SONONA, Calif. (AP) — Kevin Harvick led a 1-2-3 podium sweep for Ford while proving that veteran experience still counts for something in NASCAR. Harvick returned to victory lane for the first time this season with a dominating run Sunday on the road course at Sonoma Raceway. The former NASCAR...
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Kevin Harvick (4) leads through a turn during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race Sunday, June 25, 2017, in Sonoma, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
June 25, 2017 - 6:23 pm
SONONA, Calif. (AP) — Kevin Harvick returned to victory lane for the first time this season with a dominating run Sunday on the road course at Sonoma Raceway. The former NASCAR champion came to Sonoma winless in 20 races since Kansas last fall and has been overshadowed in this season of NASCAR's...
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FILE - In this Feb. 12, 2016, file photo, Jimmie Johnson, left, talks with crew chief Chad Knaus in the garage during a practice session for a NASCAR auto race at Daytona International Speedway, in Daytona Beach, Fla. Seven-time championship winning crew chief Chad Knaus had his laptop stolen from a rental car in San Francisco, Wednesday, June 21, 2017, leaving him without the notes for Jimmie Johnson’s NASCAR race this weekend at Sonoma .(AP Photo/Terry Renna, File)
June 23, 2017 - 3:25 pm
SONOMA, Calif. (AP) — Seven-time championship-winning crew chief Chad Knaus was oddly calm Friday even though his race notes for star driver Jimmie Johnson this weekend had been stolen from his rental car in San Francisco. Knaus and his wife arrived in California on Wednesday night and headed to...
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Kyle Larson raises his arms after exiting his car after winning a NASCAR Sprint Cup series auto race, Sunday, June 18, 2017, in Brooklyn, Mich. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
June 18, 2017 - 9:14 pm
BROOKLYN, Mich. (AP) — Three times, Kyle Larson needed to outrace the rest of the contenders on late restarts. That's a task he's proven he can handle at Michigan International Speedway. Larson took control on a restart with five laps remaining and held off Chase Elliott on Sunday for his second...
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June 14, 2017 - 3:33 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Danica Patrick says she "had a moment" when she lost her temper at a booing fan after qualifying for last week's NASCAR race. She says she knows the smarter thing to do would have been to "just keep walking." "But every now and again they just catch you in a moment, and I had a moment...
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Ryan Blaney celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Cup Series Pocono 400 auto race, Sunday, June 11, 2017, in Long Pond, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
June 11, 2017 - 8:59 pm
LONG POND, Pa. (AP) — Ryan Blaney was stationed in victory lane with a headset on as a guest pit reporter just the day before at Pocono Raceway. But to get there again, on his own in the No. 21 Ford, he'd have to zip past a pair of hardened NASCAR champions with just 10 laps left. Kevin Harvick and...
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Ryan Blaney celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Cup Series Pocono 400 auto race, Sunday, June 11, 2017, in Long Pond, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
June 11, 2017 - 7:22 pm
LONG POND, Pa. (AP) — Ryan Blaney held off Kevin Harvick down the stretch in a thrilling finish and won his first career NASCAR Cup race Sunday at Pocono Raceway. The 23-year-old Blaney, a third generation driver, won for the first time in 68 career starts and made it to victory lane for the second...
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Driver Kyle Busch rubs his head before practice for Sunday's NASCAR Cup Series Pocono 400 auto race, Friday, June 9, 2017, in Long Pond, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
June 09, 2017 - 5:24 pm
LONG POND, Pa. (AP) — Kyle Busch turned a lap of 179.151 mph to win the pole at Pocono Raceway. Busch had the fastest lap Friday to win a NASCAR Cup pole for the second straight week. Busch won the pole at Dover International Speedway. Busch's run at Dover was derailed when a tire came off the No...
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Jimmie Johnson climbs into his car before practice for the NASCAR Cup series auto race, Saturday, June 3, 2017, at Dover International Speedway in Dover, Del. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
June 09, 2017 - 1:15 pm
LONG POND, Pa. (AP) — Jimmie Johnson put the beer on ice and held a muted victory celebration. The morning after he hoisted another NASCAR trophy in victory lane, Johnson was in New York to have a form of skin cancer cut out of his right shoulder. Johnson surprised the auto racing community Monday...
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Brad Keselowski gets ready before practice for the NASCAR Cup series auto race, Saturday, June 3, 2017, at Dover International Speedway in Dover, Del. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
June 03, 2017 - 2:58 pm
DOVER, Del. (AP) — Brad Keselowski is sick of the way Kyle Busch's churlish behavior is often linked as an excuse for his desire to win. Keselowski criticized on Twitter this week those who applauded Busch's curt six-word answer to a post-race question and mic drop and chalked up the response to...
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