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  1. O'Donnell pleased with Talladega qualifying
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    O'Donnell pleased with Talladega qualifying

  2. Dale Jr. wins at 'Dega for first time since '04
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    Dale Jr. wins at 'Dega for first time since '04

  3. Ives almost misses out on first NSCS win
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    Ives almost misses out on first NSCS win

  4. Junior: The fans, his dad and the win
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    Junior: The fans, his dad and the win

  5. Dale Jr: 'I don't feel like I deserve it'
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    Dale Jr: 'I don't feel like I deserve it'

  6. Race Recap: Junior Nation rewarded in Talladega
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    Race Recap: Junior Nation rewarded in Talladega

  7. Weekend Top Five: Talladega
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    Weekend Top Five: Talladega

  8. Junior adds to the family legacy
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    Junior adds to the family legacy

  9. Edwards: 'I think he just spun me out'
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    Edwards: 'I think he just spun me out'

  10. O'Donnell on finishing GEICO 500 under green
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    O'Donnell on finishing GEICO 500 under green

  • Abreu headlines NASCAR's 2015 class of "Next" stars

    Rico Abreu, the reigning USAC national champion and winner of this year's Chili Bowl, is among the 12 drivers named to NASCAR's latest ''Next'' class. The Next program is designed to spotlight NASCAR's emerging stars, and has included in its previous four classes 2014 Sprint Cup rookie of the year…

    The Associated Press
  • Column: Earnhardt back in victory lane and happier than ever

    There was a nearly five-year period for Dale Earnhardt Jr. when being a famous race car driver wasn't all glitz and glamour. He was a non-factor on the race track, barely even contended at Daytona and Talladega, the two places he was supposed to be unbeatable, and he is the first to admit his…

    The Associated Press
  • Edwards and Kenseth question lack of caution at end of race

    Carl Edwards and Matt Kenseth were both frustrated with the end of the Sprint Cup race Sunday at Talladega Superspeedway, where NASCAR's decision not to throw a caution allowed drivers to speed past Edwards' spinning car. NASCAR didn't call a caution, which Edwards said allowed other drivers to…

    The Associated Press
  • Earnhardt crew chief stays put on injured daughter's orders

    Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s crew chief, Greg Ives, couldn't get clearance to head home after his daughter broke her arm. It was fine with his driver, but 8-year-old Payton Ives would have none of that. She had surgery Saturday night to repair a broken arm, leaving the proud dad marveling at her…

    The Associated Press
  • Jeff Gordon's costly mistake helps ruin weekend at Talladega

    Jeff Gordon's mistake on pit road helped sour a promising weekend at Talladega Superspeedway. Hendrick Motorsports had the strongest cars in the field, and it was clear Gordon was a contender for the win. Because this is his retirement tour, Gordon had even hung out with friends on Talladega's…

    The Associated Press
  • NASCAR briefly halts race after 15-car accident at Talladega

    NASCAR was forced to briefly stop Sunday's race at Talladega Superspeedway to clean up after a 15-car accident. The accident occurred 47 laps into the race when Paul Menard attempted to pass Trevor Bayne on the outside of a three-wide pack of cars. Kurt Busch was following closely on Bayne's…

    The Associated Press
  • Ole Miss coach gets firsthand taste of Talladega speed

    Hugh Freeze knows a little something about speed and about NASCAR. The Mississippi football coach uses NASCAR terms to describe the various tempos of his no-huddle offense. Freeze drove the pace car for Sunday's Sprint Cup Series race at Talladega Superspeedway, where pal Ricky Stenhouse Jr. was…

    The Associated Press
  • Reuters U.S. Sports Schedule at 2 PM EST on Sunday, May 03

    May 3 (Reuters) - Reuters U.S. sports schedule at 2 PM ET onSunday: - - - - The duty editor is Steve Ginsburg, 202-898-8427 - - - - NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE TSX will move post-draft reports for all 32 teams, includingpick-by-pick analysis. Bucs, Chargers, Eagles, Falcons, Giants,Dolphins, Rams,…

  • Jeff Gordon leads Hendrick in pole-winning run at Talladega

    In this farewell season for Jeff Gordon, he continues to seize every moment both on and off the track. Gordon won the 80th pole of his career Saturday with a blistering lap around Talladega Superspeedway, where he's a six-time race winner. The four-time NASCAR champion will start first Sunday and…

    The Associated Press
  • Joey Logano uses big block on last lap to win Xfinity race

    Joey Logano picked up his third Xfinity Series win of the season by throwing a big block on the final lap at Talladega Superspeedway. Logano led a race-high 40 laps Saturday but had to withstand an intense final race to the checkered flag. The Team Penske driver was the leader on a restart with…

    The Associated Press
  • Friday Sports In Brief

    Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao weighed in below the welterweight limit Friday before a packed arena of screaming, singing fans anticipating the landmark bout. One day before Mayweather and Pacquiao finally meet in the richest event in boxing history, they took the stage in an MGM Grand…

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  • Roush Fenway's Stenhouse, Biffle lead practice sessions

    The slumping Roush Fenway Racing organization got a slight boost Friday when Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and Greg Biffle paced the field in a pair of practice sessions at Talladega Superspeedway. Stenhouse turned in the fastest lap at 200.780 mph in the first session Friday, and Biffle topped the second…

    The Associated Press
  • Patrick happy with Stewart-Haas but says "never say never"

    Danica Patrick wants to remain with Stewart-Haas Racing but understands that GoDaddy's upcoming departure as her primary sponsor has put her future with the team in doubt. GoDaddy will leave NASCAR at the end of the season and Patrick, who is in the final year of her contract with SHR, said the…

    The Associated Press
  • Busch crew chief working through kidney stone complications

    Tony Gibson didn't get to celebrate his victory with Kurt Busch very much. Soreness from a passed kidney stone concerned him enough to visit a doctor just two days after their win at Richmond. Tests on Tuesday discovered the crew chief had never passed the kidney stone that sidelined Gibson…

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  • Harvick thinks a shakeup to NASCAR schedule would help sport

    If Kevin Harvick ran NASCAR, he has decided ideas on how to move the sport forward. Although he praised the current racing product and noted races at the end of last season either sold out or were nearly sold out, Harvick said Friday the current schedule is ''stagnant'' and fans want more short…

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  • Reuters U.S. Sports Schedule at 2 PM EST on Friday, May 1

    May 1 (Reuters) - Reuters U.S. sports schedule at 2 PM ET on Friday: - - - - The duty editor is Steve Ginsburg, 202-898-8427 - - - - BOXING Mayweather Jr. and Pacquiao set for pre-fight weigh-in LAS VEGAS - Undefeated American Floyd Mayweather Jr. and eight-division world champion Manny Pacquiao of…

  • Mayweather-Pacquiao tops unbelievable Saturday sports lineup

    From the Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao fight that could generate $400 million, to the 141st edition of the Kentucky Derby, to the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox colliding for the 2,142nd time to the NFL draft's finishing rounds and so much more, it's a sports enthusiast's dream. ''I don't…

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  • GoDaddy shifts away from NASCAR, Danica Patrick

    The online Web hosting firm GoDaddy said Wednesday it is shifting its global strategy into a new gear, and dumping its longtime sponsorship of NASCAR auto racing. The move leaves race car personality Danica Patrick, the best known female IndyCar driver, without a primary sponsor for the first time…