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Busch turns in fastest lap

FONTANA, Calif. - Kurt Busch isn't taking anything for granted. The hottest driver in NASCAR's Nextel Cup series over the past two months is holding down the final spot in the 12-man Chase for the championship with two races remaining...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2007/09/01/nas_142113.shtml
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Business as usual for Ford as NASCAR season opens

...support from the struggling Champ Car World Series this season. Things won't get any easier this year for Ford in NASCAR's Nextel Cup, with Japanese rival Toyota joining DaimlerChrysler's Dodge brand and General Motors' Chevrolets as Cup rivals...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2007/02/18/nas_116989.shtml
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Hendrick youngsters off to slow start

...Series \\u2013 Vickers winning the title in 2003 and Busch finishing second in 2004 \\u2013 before stepping up to NASCAR's Nextel Cup series. So far in 2005, though, the 21-year-old Vickers has only two top-10 finishes in the first 12 races...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/06/03/nas_454976.shtml
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Said finally getting his big chance in Cup

...Gun. The longtime sports car star is 42, yet hoping to match the recent success of some of the youthful stars in NASCAR's Nextel Cup series. Said has driven a handful of races in NASCAR's top three series over the past nine years, but is getting...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/01/25/nas_440902.shtml
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Final week of the chase

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Forget the math or the infinite number of potential scenarios to determine who will win NASCAR's Nextel Cup title. There should be only one strategy for the five drivers still eligible to win the title Sunday at Homestead-Miami...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/11/18/nas_434819.shtml
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Johnson top driver in second quarter balloting

...second-quarter balloting for driver of the year. During that period, Johnson posted two race wins and moved into NASCAR's Nextel Cup series points lead. He took 12 of 19 first-place votes and was not lower than third on any of the ballots submitted...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/07/08/nas_421469.shtml
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Rainbow Warrior' returns for all-star race

Much of Jeff Gordon's NASCAR success came during the 1990s while racing with the familiar rainbow design on his No. 24 DuPont Chevrolet.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/05/20/nas_416188.shtml
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Leffler wins Busch pole

FONTANA, Calif. -- Jason Leffler won his first Busch Series pole in nearly four years Friday, taking the top qualifying spot for the NASCAR Busch Series race at California Speedway.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/05/01/nas_414131.shtml
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Junior's new ride

...Hamlin's car and finished 31st. Hamlin slipped to 24th. Both were in the Chase for the Championship. John Darby, NASCAR's Nextel Cup director, dismissed sabotage as a possible explanation, saying too many teams were affected for anyone to have...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2007/10/30/nas_149820.shtml
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NASCAR statistics show racing has become more competitive

With NASCAR's Nextel Cup drivers enjoying their last weekend off this season, it's a good time to take a look at some numbers. If it wasn't obvious...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2007/07/22/nas_136703.shtml
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