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  1. Hamlin: \x{2018}They gave me something special'
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    Hamlin: \x{2018}They gave me something special'

  2. Hamlin celebrates dominant performance
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    Hamlin celebrates dominant performance

  3. Out Front with Miss Coors Light: Toyota Owners 400
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    Out Front with Miss Coors Light: Toyota Owners 400

  4. Larson: 'It'd be nice to get our first win here'
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    Larson: 'It'd be nice to get our first win here'

  5. Fire erupts in No. 62 pit
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    Fire erupts in No. 62 pit

  6. NXS Race Recap: Hamlin leads 248 of 250 laps
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    NXS Race Recap: Hamlin leads 248 of 250 laps

  7. Logano, Smith, Elliott talk top fives
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    Logano, Smith, Elliott talk top fives

  8. Kahne trains with troops at Fort Bragg
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    Kahne trains with troops at Fort Bragg

  9. Hamlin delivers a win in home state
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    Hamlin delivers a win in home state

  10. Harvick's manager kicks for 'The Cats'
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    Harvick's manager kicks for 'The Cats'

  • 3 crew members injured in pit road fire at Richmond

    NASCAR says three pit road crew members were taken to a hospital after a fire broke out on pit road Friday night during the Xfinity Series race at Richmond International Raceway. Two of the crew members were working in Brendan Gaughan's pit, where the fire erupted, and one was in Eric McClure's…

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  • Hamlin dominates to win NASCAR race at Richmond

    Denny Hamlin returned from last week's injury-shortened weekend and led almost from start to finish Friday night to win the NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Richmond International Raceway. He relinquished the lead for one lap to Brian Scott during a series of green-flag pit stops, and to Elliott…

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  • Logano wins pole at Richmond, his third of the season

    Joey Logano won the pole position Friday night for the NASCAR Sprint Cup race Saturday night at Richmond International Raceway. The Daytona 500 winner turned a fast lap at 127.071 mph in the third round on the 0.75-mile oval. He easily edged Denny Hamlin for the top spot, with Kurt Busch and A.J.…

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  • Reuters U.S. Sports Schedule at 2 PM EST on Friday, April 24

    April 24 (Reuters) - Reuters U.S. sports schedule at 2 PM ET on Friday: - - - - The duty editor is Steve Ginsburg, 202-898-8427 - - - - BOXING Fights from different eras can't be compared, says veteran promoter Arum LOS ANGELES - Next week's megafight in Las Vegas between Floyd Mayweather and Manny…

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  • NASCAR felt Jones was capable of driving Hamlin's car

    Erik Jones had never turned a lap in the Sprint Cup Series when he became a last-minute replacement driver for Denny Hamlin at Bristol last weekend. Jones was flown in from North Carolina during a lengthy rain delay in Sunday's race when because Hamlin had neck spasms. The 18-year-old arrived 5…

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  • NASCAR warns teams of consequences of failing inspection

    NASCAR has issued another warning to teams about the consequences of repeatedly failing inspections at the race track. In a bulletin sent to Sprint Cup teams before Richmond International Raceway opened for Saturday's race, NASCAR said it will begin issuing written warnings if a car fails two…

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  • Toyota to provide 1st hydrogen-fueled pace car

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- A hydrogen-fueled vehicle will lead the field at a NASCAR race for the first time when a 2016 Toyota Mirai serves as the official pace car Saturday night at Richmond.

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  • Reuters U.S. Sports Schedule at 2 PM EST on Thursday, April 23

    April 23 (Reuters) - Reuters U.S. sports schedule at 2 PM ET on Thursday: - - - - The duty editor is Steve Ginsburg, 202-898-8427 - - - - Pacquiao's superior hand speed will earn win vs. Mayweather, says Roach LOS ANGELES - Superior hand speed will give Manny Pacquiao a decisive edge over American…

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  • Waltrip to drive No. 55 at Talladega

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- Michael Waltrip will drive the No. 55 Toyota in next week's race at Talladega Superspeedway in Alabama.

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  • Denny Hamlin returns to action at home track in Richmond

    Denny Hamlin will be back behind the wheel of his car this weekend at Richmond International Raceway, the hometown track of the Virginia driver. It's always a big week for Hamlin, who hosts a late-model charity race, the Denny Hamlin Short Track Showdown, at South Boston Speedway for his…

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  • Reuters U.S. Sports Schedule at 2 PM EST on Wednesday, April 22

    April 22 (Reuters) - Reuters U.S. sports schedule at 2 PM ET on Wednesday: - - - - The duty editor is Steve Ginsburg, 202-898-8427 - - - - BOXING Mayweather talks Pacquiao ahead of mega-fight Undefeated 11-time world champion Floyd Mayweather takes part in a conference call to discuss is much…

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  • Obama: NASCAR's winning team kind of like me and Biden

    WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama says NASCAR's winning team is kind of like his relationship with Vice President Joe Biden.

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  • Matt Kenseth ends 51-race drought with win at rainy Bristol

    After four rain delays and 11 extra laps, Matt Kenseth finally drove to victory lane. It took him nine hours to get there Sunday at a water-logged Bristol Motor Speedway. Kenseth snapped a 51-race losing streak by holding off Jeff Gordon and Jimmie Johnson on one final restart in NASCAR's…

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  • Denny Hamlin pulls out of Bristol race with neck injury

    Denny Hamlin pulled out of Sunday's race at Bristol Motor Speedway with a neck injury he says occurred before rain halted the event. The event was stopped after 22 laps for rain, and when drivers were told to return to their cars, Hamlin turned his seat over to Erik Jones. He also felt the best…

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  • Castroneves earns pole at Long Beach with track record

    An IndyCar mandate forced Chevrolet to ditch its winglets for the Grand Prix of Long Beach. Winged or not, those Penske cars are still awfully hard to catch. Helio Castroneves set a track record and teammate Juan Pablo Montoya finished right behind him during qualifying Saturday, giving Team…

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  • Logano leads flag-to-flag to win Xfinity race at Bristol

    Joey Logano led flag-to-flag Saturday to win the Xfinity Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway. Erik Jones started from the pole but was passed by Logano before he completed the first lap. Logano led all 300 laps in cruising to his second Xfinity Series victory of the season. You're just waiting…

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  • Kenseth content in car and not contemplating retirement

    Matt Kenseth is just a year younger than Jeff Gordon, who has already said he'll retire at the end of this season. The 43-year-old former champion won't use Gordon's exit as a reason to consider his own future in NASCAR. He's got no plans to get out of the race car anytime soon and hopes his…

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