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Motor Racing

  • Harvick sets Bristol record to earn pole
    Kevin Harvick has become the best qualifier in NASCAR’s top series, at least for this season. The veteran driver won the pole position for tonight’s Sprint Cup series event at Bristol Motor Speedway on Friday night.
  • Stewart won’t run third straight race
    Tony Stewart will not race Saturday night at Bristol Motor Speedway, the third Sprint Cup race he’s skipped since his car struck and killed Kevin Ward Jr. during a sprint car race.
  • Tony Stewart to skip Bristol race
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Tony Stewart will not race Saturday night at Bristol Motor Speedway in Tennessee, the third Sprint Cup race he's skipped since his car struck and killed Kevin Ward Jr. during a sprint car race.
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Jimmie Johnson celebrates after winning the Quicken Loans 400 on Sunday.

Johnson finally wins at Michigan track

BROOKLYN, Mich. — Jimmie Johnson has finally won a NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Michigan International Speedway.

The six-time series champion won Sunday for the first time in 25 Cup starts at MIS, outlasting pole winner Kevin Harvick by just over a second. It was Johnson's third victory in four races — and the fifth in a row for Chevrolet and Hendrick Motorsports. Jeff Gordon and Dale Earnhardt Jr. also have won for Chevy and Hendrick during the streak that doesn't count Jamie McMurray's win for Chevy in the Sprint All-Star race last month.

Brad Keselowski finished third Sunday after two straight runner-up showings at Dover and Pocono. Paul Menard was fourth, followed by Kasey Kahne, Gordon and Earnhardt.

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