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Points still crucial in new NASCAR format

...the highest in points."Now we get to see just what the reward will be for points racing, and if some of the winningest drivers this year never get a shot at hoisting the Sprint Cup.
Gordon tries to remain relevant

...Richard Petty and Dale Earnhardt for the number of championships, or catch David Pearson's position as the second-winningest driver in the sport's history.Two things, however, slowed Gordon's run -- Jimmie Johnson and Father Time.Although...
Newman earns important win as Chase nears

...remain until the Chase field is set. The top-10 drivers automatically earn a spot. Two spots will go to the winningest drivers ranked between 11 and 20. Stewart is peeking outside the contenders in 11th place. Newman is in eighth.Newman...
Short tracks cast long shadow

...of the circuit. Ten drivers have three or more career wins at Bristol; nine won a Cup championship. The seven winningest drivers at Bristol were short-track aces: Darrell Waltrip, Dale Earnhardt, Rusty Wallace, Cale Yarborough, Jeff Gordon...
Petty a fixture in NASCAR from the start

...there's always been a Petty in NASCAR. And if Richard Petty has anything to do with it, there always will be. The winningest driver in Sprint Cup Series history was at Chicagoland Speedway for Saturday night's 400 to watch both...

...champion Varenne , 2001 Horse of the Year Bunny Lake and the late pacing mare Three Diamonds .Palone is the third-winningest driver in North American harness racing history, and Jones pioneered the practice of artificial insemination at standardbred...
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Frustrated by delays, some fans leave early

...series champion Dario Franchitti . He also owns a sports car in Grand-Am Road Racing with driver Scott Pruett , the winningest driver in series history.In sports cars, Ganassi has three Daytona Prototype championships. But most of his success...
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Smaller teams find hope in NASCAR proposal to scale back super teams

...Jimmie Johnson (second in the points with three races remaining) and four-time series champion Jeff Gordon, the winningest driver outside the Chase with four victories. Together, those teams have combined to win 22 of 33 races this year...
Wallace knows he can be a winner outside Victory Lane

...all about consistency, not wins." While NASCAR has never had a winless champion in its 58-year history, the winningest driver rarely wins. In fact, in the past 14 years, the driver with the most wins has gone on to win the championship...
NASCAR marks 20th anniversary of Petty's 200th victory

...his career, and he spent eight years trying for win No. 201. But that final victory made Petty the all-time winningest driver in NASCAR's top series. No one is close to catching the mark. The closest on the list? Retired driver David...