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Jimmie Johnson changes style by gambling at end of race

...the No. 4 car may be the fastest just about every week, and Harvick may be the defending series champion and current points leader. But the No. 48 car is still plenty fast, and now Johnson is willing to take some risks to get to the front...
Kenseth sets track record, secures pole

...Biffle, another Roush driver, as Fords swept the top four spots.Joe Gibbs Racing teammates Kyle Busch, the current points leader, and Joey Logano qualified fifth and sixth.Ambrose knocked Busch down a spot with a quick lap that lifted the...
Nascar | Sports
Pope, Foss share Persimmon Hill lead

...On Saturday, Foss shot 1-over-par 73 to share the regular division lead with 2012 player of the year and current points leader Jeff Pope, who has won five of his past eight stars. Harold Bishop shot 74.In the senior division, Carpenter...
Logano secures pole at Sonoma

...and Brian Vickers filled out the top 10.Busch wound up 11th and defending race winner Jimmie Johnson was 12th.Current points leader Carl Edwards qualified 23rd.Johnson is 29 points behind Edwards in the series standings.The top 10 drivers...

...of the top two places at the French Grand Prix, ending McLaren's winning streak at three Formula One races. Current points leader Lewis Hamilton was third for McLaren, 32 seconds behind the winner. He has eight consecutive top-three finishes...
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Fans frustrated with Fox's broadcast

...interview after losing a late lead for the second consecutive race. The remaining time, less than a minute, went to four-time defending NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson, who finished third but left Phoenix as the current points leader.
Nascar | Sports
Truex overcomes early difficulties

...lineup. But Martin charged to the front, taking the lead on the 10th lap. Truex, the reigning champion and current points leader in NASCAR's Busch Series, ran into problems early, bouncing off the wall and damaging the right side of his...
Helton will promise NASCAR drivers more severe penalties

...the Nextel Cup championship. In the Busch Series race at Richmond two weeks ago, reigning series champion and current points leader Martin Truex Jr. made an obscene gesture to Mike Wallace after being wrecked by Wallace. Truex was later fined...
Bourdais has another Montreal misfire

...World Series victory. "It was the perfect race until then," said Bourdais, the reigning series champion and current points leader. "The bad pit stop just killed us. There is nothing to say, the McDonald's team is trying really hard and...
Blackburn looks to make history

...the past two years, Scott Brown and Tommy Carpenter clinched their titles before the final event was played. If current points leader Jay Blackburn wins the award in the Orville White Cup at Midland Valley Country Club, it will be a historic feat...