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  • Kahne holds off Kenseth to win Atlanta shootout

    September 1, 2014

    HAMPTON, Ga. (AP) - There is pressure that comes with being part of the powerful Hendrick Motorsports team with NASCAR superstars Jeff Gordon, Jimmie Johnson and Dale Earnhardt Jr.For Kasey Kahne, the pressure grew as he feared he would be the only driver on the team left out of the Chase for the Sprint Cup.

  • Kahne holds off Kenseth to win Atlanta shootout

    August 31, 2014

    HAMPTON, Ga. (AP) - Kasey Kahne's ''downer'' year received an important boost when he overcame his struggles with restarts with a big power move when he needed it the most.Kahne charged past Matt Kenseth and Denny Hamlin in a two-lap shootout to win the NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Sunday night.

  • Tony Stewart's return to race track ends early

    August 31, 2014

    HAMPTON, Ga. (AP) - Tony Stewart climbed from his battered car, took a big gulp of water, and surveyed the damage.His night was done.Not the way he wanted to come back to racing.In his first event since his sprint car struck and killed a fellow driver, Stewart slammed the wall twice and settled for a dismal 41st-place finish at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Sunday, leaving him in a must-win situation next weekend at Richmond to make NASCAR's Chase for the Sprint Cup championship.

  • John Force earns win in Traxxas Nitro Shootout

    August 31, 2014

    BROWNSBURG, Ind. (AP) - John Force took home the Traxxas Nitro Shootout victory Sunday, concluding an action packed day of racing at the 60th annual Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals, the world's most prestigious drag race.Force, a 16-time Funny Car world champ, earned $100,000 when he beat teammate Robert Hight with a 4.061-second run at 317.19 mph in a Ford Mustang.

  • Blaney's pass in final turn wins Truck Series race

    August 31, 2014

    BOWMANVILLE, Ontario (AP) - Ryan Blaney edged German Quiroga by 0.049 seconds to win the Truck Series race on the road course at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park.The win Sunday was Blaney's first of the season, but third of his career. Blaney and Quiroga drag-raced off the last corner to the finish line after Blaney made a pass in the final turn.

  • Atlanta headed for new late-winter NASCAR slot

    August 31, 2014

    HAMPTON, Ga. (AP) - Atlanta Motor Speedway's slot in NASCAR's schedule is going from Labor Day weekend to late winter. The move, however, does not leave AMS President Ed Clark cold.The track's final Labor Day weekend Sprint Cup race is Sunday night. Next year, Atlanta racing shifts to the second week in the schedule, right behind the Daytona 500.