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October 16, 2010 | wire reports
Jamie McMurray earned his third victory in his comeback season, beating all of the championship contenders at Charlotte Motor Speedway in North Carolina. McMurray is not eligible for the Sprint Cup championship. But he blew past title contender Kyle Busch on a restart with 21 laps to go in Saturday night's race. Busch had the dominant car but settled for second place after a late caution erased his lead and gave McMurray the opening he needed to take the win. Four-time defending series champion Jimmie Johnson came back from an early spin that dropped him to 37th and was third.
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October 20, 2013 | By George Diaz
TALLADEGA, Ala. -- The perfect storm was shaping up as the lead pack shuffled into the last lap Sunday at Talladega. Dale Earnhardt Jr. was second, his front bumper on top of leader Jamie McMurray. Earnhardt started to make a move on McMurray, but then looked in his rear-view mirror and saw the pack slowing down. It was only a two-car dustup between Austin Dillon and Casey Mears, but for Earnhardt it was game over. McMurray won under caution on the final lap and the frustration of Earnhardt and his fans will spill over for at least another week.
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October 20, 2013 | By George Diaz
TALLADEGA, Ala. -- The perfect storm was shaping up as the lead pack shuffled into the last lap Sunday at Talladega. Dale Earnhardt Jr. was second, his front bumper on top of leader Jamie McMurray. Earnhardt started to make a move on McMurray, but then looked in his rear-view mirror and saw the pack slowing down. It was only a two-car dustup between Austin Dillon and Casey Mears, but for Earnhardt it was game over. McMurray won under caution on the final lap and the frustration of Earnhardt and his fans will spill over for at least another week.
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August 28, 2013 | By Jim Peltz
Kyle Larson, a 21-year-old racing prodigy from California, will move up to NASCAR's premier Sprint Cup Series next year with the team Earnhardt Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates, sources said Wednesday. Larson, currently in his rookie year in NASCAR's second-tier Nationwide Series, will replace Juan Pablo Montoya on the two-car team, whose other Cup driver is Jamie McMurray, according to people familiar with the situation but who were not authorized to discuss it publicly. EGR, led by veteran team owner Chip Ganassi, declined comment.
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July 25, 2010 | By Jim Peltz
As the Brickyard 400 entered its closing stages, Jamie McMurray figured the race was shaping up just as it should. McMurray already had won this year's Daytona 500 for his NASCAR team, which is co-owned by Chip Ganassi, and Dario Franchitti of Ganassi's IndyCar Series team won the Indianapolis 500 in May. Now, McMurray was running second to teammate Juan Pablo Montoya, who clearly had the strongest car Sunday, and McMurray thought it...
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February 21, 2010 | By Jim Peltz
Two years ago, questions swirled about the long-term viability of Chip Ganassi's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series team. Now, it's gunning to be a title contender. The team's drivers, Jamie McMurray and Juan Pablo Montoya, share the front row in Sunday's Auto Club 500 in Fontana, the second race of the 36-race Cup schedule. McMurray snagged the pole position at Auto Club Speedway five days after winning the season-opening Daytona 500 for Ganassi's team, which is co-owned by Teresa Earnhardt and Felix Sabates.
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April 25, 2010
Jamie McMurray held the bottom line at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway, one eye on the finish line and the other on his rearview mirror. He was certain if he stayed put, Kevin Harvick's lone attempt to pass would be on the outside. He was wrong. Harvick ducked low in the tri-oval at Talladega, then drag-raced McMurray to the finish line Sunday, nipping the Daytona 500 winner for his first victory in more than three years. Harvick had been mired in a 115-race drought dating to the 2007 Daytona 500. The race went 200 laps because of three attempts at NASCAR's version of overtime, and there were a record 88 lead changes among a record 29 drivers.
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February 15, 2010 | By Tania Ganguli
Those who stayed through more than two hours of red flags and waited as the Daytona 500 paused unpleasantly were treated to another breathtaking finish in the Great American Race. It ended with drama and without a massive wreck. There were blocks, and pushes and the sport's favorite son zooming his way through the field going from 10th place to second on the second green-white-checkered restart. It was everything NASCAR wanted from its new rules package. The race just took a while to get there.
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April 26, 2012 | By Jim Peltz
For some big-name NASCAR drivers, it's time to get moving. Jeff Gordon, Jamie McMurray, Jeff Burton, AJ Allmendinger and Kasey Kahne are among those mired deep in the Sprint Cup Series standings after eight races, and they need to start posting strong finishes if they hope to make NASCAR's title playoff this fall. That Gordon, a four-time Cup champion, and Kahne are struggling is especially notable because they drive for stock car racing powerhouse Hendrick Motorsports, whose other drivers are five-time champion Jimmie Johnson and Dale Earnhardt Jr. But as the series heads to Richmond (Va.)
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September 7, 2008 | Mike Harris, Associated Press
The last race of the regular season can be as agonizing for the drivers trying to get in -- or stay in -- the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup championship as it is fun for the fans to watch. By the luck of the draw, Richmond International Raceway got the big show when the Chase format was adopted in 2004, thanks to being the 26th race of the season. That has added plenty of spice to the Saturday night event over the past four years. Kasey Kahne was in a tough spot coming to the Virginia track this week, sitting in 14th place, 48 points behind Clint Bowyer, who was holding down the 12th and final spot in the battle for the 10-race Chase that begins next week in New Hampshire.
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August 12, 2013 | By Jim Peltz
Looking back at the weekend in auto racing, when Kyle Busch won a NASCAR thriller at Watkins Glen (N.Y.) International and the American Le Mans Series made some news in Wisconsin, five things come to mind: 1. Put a road course in NASCAR's Chase for the Cup. Sunday's race at Watkins Glen was frenetic and compelling down to the last turn. Again. The race jumbled the Chase standings. Again. So why not make a road course (Sonoma is the other option) one of the 10 races that decide NASCAR's Sprint Cup Series champion?
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July 28, 2012 | By Jim Peltz
— There are 17 races left in this year's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series schedule, but only the next seven matter to Carl Edwards . Starting with the Brickyard 400 Sunday, seven races remain to determine which 12 drivers will compete in NASCAR's Chase for the Cup championship playoff over the final 10 races of the season, and Edwards is in danger of missing the cut. That's a scenario few would have predicted after Edwards, who drives the No. 99...
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April 26, 2012 | By Jim Peltz
For some big-name NASCAR drivers, it's time to get moving. Jeff Gordon, Jamie McMurray, Jeff Burton, AJ Allmendinger and Kasey Kahne are among those mired deep in the Sprint Cup Series standings after eight races, and they need to start posting strong finishes if they hope to make NASCAR's title playoff this fall. That Gordon, a four-time Cup champion, and Kahne are struggling is especially notable because they drive for stock car racing powerhouse Hendrick Motorsports, whose other drivers are five-time champion Jimmie Johnson and Dale Earnhardt Jr. But as the series heads to Richmond (Va.)
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February 26, 2012 | By Dan Loumena
The Daytona 500 has been postponed by NASCAR until Monday at noon Eastern time. It's the first time in the 54-year history of the race that rain has forced the sport's signature event to be delayed a day. Carl Edwards, runner-up to Tony Stewart for last year's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship, will be the pole-sitter when the race begins Monday. The 500-mile race will be shown on Fox. NASCAR postponed the race after heavy rain soaked Daytona International Speedway on Sunday, when it became obvious to officials that there wouldn't be a big enough window between showers to dry the track and run the race, even if it was less than 500 miles.
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January 26, 2011 | By Jim Peltz
Major changes in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series' points system, the sport's Chase for the Cup title playoff and in pre-race qualifying were unveiled Wednesday by NASCAR Chairman Brian France. The changes, which were expected after NASCAR recently disclosed various proposals to racing teams, are intended to boost interest in NASCAR's premier series, make its points system easier to follow and boost the impetus on winning races. While still among the most popular sports, NASCAR racing has seen declines in attendance and television ratings and hopes the changes help reverse the trend.
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October 16, 2010 | wire reports
Jamie McMurray earned his third victory in his comeback season, beating all of the championship contenders at Charlotte Motor Speedway in North Carolina. McMurray is not eligible for the Sprint Cup championship. But he blew past title contender Kyle Busch on a restart with 21 laps to go in Saturday night's race. Busch had the dominant car but settled for second place after a late caution erased his lead and gave McMurray the opening he needed to take the win. Four-time defending series champion Jimmie Johnson came back from an early spin that dropped him to 37th and was third.
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February 26, 2012 | By Dan Loumena
The Daytona 500 has been postponed by NASCAR until Monday at noon Eastern time. It's the first time in the 54-year history of the race that rain has forced the sport's signature event to be delayed a day. Carl Edwards, runner-up to Tony Stewart for last year's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship, will be the pole-sitter when the race begins Monday. The 500-mile race will be shown on Fox. NASCAR postponed the race after heavy rain soaked Daytona International Speedway on Sunday, when it became obvious to officials that there wouldn't be a big enough window between showers to dry the track and run the race, even if it was less than 500 miles.
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August 28, 2013 | By Jim Peltz
Kyle Larson, a 21-year-old racing prodigy from California, will move up to NASCAR's premier Sprint Cup Series next year with the team Earnhardt Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates, sources said Wednesday. Larson, currently in his rookie year in NASCAR's second-tier Nationwide Series, will replace Juan Pablo Montoya on the two-car team, whose other Cup driver is Jamie McMurray, according to people familiar with the situation but who were not authorized to discuss it publicly. EGR, led by veteran team owner Chip Ganassi, declined comment.
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August 21, 2010 | wire reports
Check off a major accomplishment from Kyle Busch's bucket list. Busch fended off strong challenges from David Reutimann and Jamie McMurray to win Saturday's Irwin Tools Night Race at Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway and complete his unprecedented sweep of three NASCAR national touring events at the same track in the same week. On Lap 429 of 500, Busch nosed past Reutimann after an intense 15-lap battle and pulled away to a Sprint Cup victory that fit quite nicely with his Wednesday win in the Camping World Truck Series and his Friday triumph in the Nationwide Series.
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August 8, 2010 | wire reports
Marcos Ambrose won the Nationwide Zippo 200 at Watkins Glen (N.Y.) International for the third consecutive time. Ambrose started on the pole and dominated the race, leading the final half of the 82-lap race around the 11-turn, 2.45-mile layout, and beat Joey Logano by 2.8 seconds. Kevin Harvick somehow avoided a 10-car wreck and overcame a dustup on the first lap and a speeding penalty on pit road to finish third. Points leader Brad Keselowski was fourth, followed by Kyle Busch , who was seeking his fourth consecutive win. Ron Fellows , Nelson Piquet , Jacques Villeneuve , Steve Wallace and Michael McDowell rounded out the top 10. Carl Edwards , second in points, finished 33rd after his car had engine problems and dropped 327 points behind Keselowski.
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