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  1. Kyle Larson wins NASCAR Cup race, takes points lead

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    BROOKLYN, Mich. — Three times, Kyle Larson needed to outrace the rest of the contenders on late restarts.

    Kyle Larson
  2. Hamlin wins Xfinity race at finish line

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    BROOKLYN, Mich. — Denny Hamlin inched ahead of William Byron on the final turn and nosed out the rookie at the finish line, winning Saturday's Irish Hills 250 in the closest Xfinity race at Michigan International Speedway since the advent of electronic scoring in the series.

  3. Jimmie Johnson extends deal with Hendrick Motorsports

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    BROOKLYN, Mich. — Jimmie Johnson agreed to a three-year contract extension Friday that keeps the seven-time NASCAR Cup series champion with Hendrick Motorsports through 2020.

  4. Keselowski wins Xfinity race on last-lap pass

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    LONG POND, Pa. — With a dramatic last-lap pass, Brad Kese­lowski won Saturday's Pocono Green 250 at Pocono Raceway for his first Xfinity win of the season.

  5. Kyle Busch takes Pocono 400 pole; Darrell Wallace Jr. a hit with fans

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    LONG POND, Pa. — Kyle Busch turned a lap of 179.151 mph to win the pole Friday at Pocono Raceway.

    A FIRST: Charlie Kimball finally gets an IndyCar pole.
  6. NASCAR star Jimmie Johnson ready to race after cancer scare

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    LONG POND, Pa. — 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.

    Jimmie Johnson climbs into his car before practice for the NASCAR Cup series auto race, Saturday, at Dover International Speedway in Dover, Del. [AP photo]
  7. Darrell Wallace Jr. describes his 'huge step for NASCAR'

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    The list of African-American NASCAR Cup Series drivers is not long — Wendell Scott, Willy T. Ribbs and Will Lester have been the only three to date.

    Darrell Wallace Jr. vows to take advantage of his opportunity.
  8. Jimmie Johnson wins NASCAR Cup race, ties Cale Yarborough on all-time wins list

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    DOVER, Del. — Hooked on NASCAR as a kid, there was something about Cale Yar­borough that made a fan out of Jimmie Johnson.

    Jimmie Johnson moves into tie for sixth in Cup victories.
  9. Larson takes third Xfinity victory of season

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    DOVER, Del. — Kyle Larson started from the pole and won the One Main Financial 200 at Dover International Speedway on Saturday for his second straight Xfinity series victory.

  10. Takuma Sato surprise winner of wreck-filled Indy 500

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    INDIANAPOLIS — Takuma Sato, a journeyman driver, became the first Japanese winner of the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday when he held off three-time champion Helio Castroneves in a 230-mph wheel-rubbing duel to the finish.

    Scott Dixon’s car goes over the top of Jay Howard, soaring so high that Helio Castroneves drove under it while it was airborne. Stunningly, there were no serious injuries.