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  1. Earnhardt Jr. takes long-awaited Sprint Cup victory at Talladega

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    TALLADEGA, Ala. — There's something about Talladega Superspeedway — its ardent Earnhardt fans, the success his family has had at the track — that makes Dale Earnhardt Jr. feel a responsibility to put on a show.

    TALLADEGA, AL - MAY 03:  Dale Earnhardt Jr., driver of the #88 Nationwide Chevrolet, celebrates in victory lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway on May 3, 2015 in Talladega, Alabama.  (Photo by Jerry Markland/Getty Images) 551761367
  2. Dale Earnhardt Jr. finds Talladega to be relaxing

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    TALLADEGA, Ala.— Dale Earnhardt Jr. says, "Friday and Saturday are easy" at Talladega Superspeedway.

    Sunday, not so much.

  3. Joey Logano throws block to win Xfinity series race at Talladega

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    TALLADEGA, Ala. — Joey Logano picked up his third Xfinity series victory this season by throwing a big block on the final lap in Saturday's Winn-Dixie 300 at Talladega Superspeedway.

  4. Kurt Busch captures NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Richmond

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    RICHMOND, Va. — Kurt Busch has spent time this year in a Delaware courtroom, then on NASCAR's sidelines as he served a three-race suspension for a domestic assault charge by a former girlfriend.

    Kurt Busch, driver of the #41 Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet, celebrates his first victory of the Sprint Cup season in Sunday's Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond International Raceway.   Getty Images
  5. Rain pushes Richmond Sprint Cup race back to Sunday

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    RICHMOND, Va. — Weather disrupted NASCAR's top series for a second consecutive week when Saturday night's Sprint Cup series race was postponed by persistent rain at Richmond International Raceway.

  6. Denny Hamlin earns dominant Xfinity series win at Richmond

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    RICHMOND, Va. — Denny Hamlin led almost from start to finish Friday night and won the NASCAR Xfinity series race at Richmond International Raceway, leading all but two laps.

    Denny Hamlin, who was born in Brandon but spent most of his life in Virginia, celebrates at his Richmond home track after leading 248 of 250 laps.
  7. David Ragan at head of Sprint Cup driver carousel

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    Get a good look at the driver lineup for tonight's Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond (Va.) International Raceway, because it won't remain that way much longer.

    David Ragan reportedly is going to drive the No. 55 car for Michael Waltrip Racing for the rest of the season.
  8. Matt Kenseth wins long, long Sprint Cup race at Bristol

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    BRISTOL, Tenn. — After four rain delays and 11 extra laps, Matt Kenseth finally drove to Victory Lane.

    BRISTOL, TN - APRIL 19: Matt Kenseth, driver of the #20 Dollar General Toyota, celebrates in victory lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway on April 19, 2015 in Bristol, Tennessee.  (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images) 548769577
  9. Scott Dixon earns IndyCar victory at Long Beach

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    LONG BEACH, Calif. — Scott Dixon, like nearly every IndyCar driver, loves racing the streets of downtown Long Beach. But the New Zealander had always found victory well beyond his reach.

    Until Sunday.

  10. Kenseth has no plans to stop in Sprint Cup

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    BRISTOL, Tenn. — Matt Kenseth is just a year younger than Jeff Gordon, who has already said he'll retire form full-time Sprint Cup driving at the end of this season.

    Matt Kenseth says of his job status: “The fortunate few who can keep jobs and keep running, and don’t just fade out … can decide when that happens. I hope I’m fortunate enough to be one of those guys.”