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Keselowski dominates Nationwide Series race at New Hampshire

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LOUDON, N.H. – Taking a deep breath at the winner’s podium, Brad Keselowski took a second to savor his dominant Saturday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.Keselowski captured the pole, then led 152 of 200 laps to win the NASCAR Nationwide Series Sta-Green 200. In addition, he posted the fastest times in both NASCAR Sprint Cup Series practice sessions in preparation for Sunday’s Camping World RV Sales 301.

 

Helton: We will ‘build NASCAR collectively’

LOUDON, N.H. – Emphasizing that NASCAR respects the needs, rights and opinions of all stakeholders in the sport, NASCAR president Mike Helton said Friday that the formation of the Race Team Alliance by nine leading owners will not significantly alter the way the sport conducts business.“We’re going to stay our course,” said Helton, who warned against public misconceptions and indicated that stock car owners and the sport’s governing body have much in c...

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Volunteers needed to participate in the summer turkey survey

Annually, since 1982, the S.C. Department of Natural Resources conducts a Summer Turkey Survey to estimate reproduction and recruitment of wild turkeys in South Carolina. The survey involves agency wildlife biologists, technicians, and conservation officers, as well as many volunteers from other natural resource agencies and the general public.The survey is conducted in July and August each year.

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Keselowski completes New Hampshire weekend sweep

LOUDON, N.H. – For Brad Keselowski, it’s beginning to look an awful lot like 2012 when everything went right on the way to a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series title.Keselowski led 138 of the last 232 laps to win Sunday’s Camping World RV Sales 301 for his third Sprint Cup victory of the season. He held off Kyle Busch on the final restart and pulled away to win by three-quarters of a second in a green-white-checker finish.“I’m not thinking of anything...

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Sunday New Hampshire Notebook

LOUDON, N.H. – Perhaps the only driver with a chance to prevent Brad Keselowski from winning Sunday’s Camping World RV Sales 301 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race was his Team Penske teammate Joey Logano.Logano was one of nine drivers to lead the race and was running second when his quest was ended by a crash on Lap 213 with Morgan Shepherd.It was the kind of incident that occurs all the time in NASCAR, one car getting into the back of another. But this one came ...

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SWU offering summer sports camps

CENTRAL – Southern Wesleyan University is offering several sports-related summer camps in July. Camp brochures can be found at www.swuathletics.com. Here’s a look at the camps:July 13-15: Overnight soccer camp for ages 11-16.July 21-24: Soccer Camp for ages 4-11. 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. each day.July 21-24: Soccer Team Camp for high school-age teams. 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. each day.Conta...

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Kahne’s able with come-from-behind win at Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Kasey Kahne and Ryan Sieg were non-factors for much of Friday night’s Subway Firecracker 250 at Daytona International Speedway.Kahne, sitting 12th for a restart with three laps remaining, hadn’t won a NASCAR Nationwide Series race since August 2007. Sieg, a rookie running 14th, had never finished better than ninth in 19 previous Nationwide starts.But when it came to the final push, there they were – Kahne charging from eighth...

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Perfect Storm: Almirola’s storybook win a dream come true

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Aric Almirola loves to work on cars. To race them, he says is a bonus.And to become the first driver of Cuban descent to win in NASCAR’s top series, as he did Sunday at Daytona International Speedway for Richard Petty Motorsports, is fulfillment of a dream beyond any expectations.Almirola, 30, grew up not far from Daytona and raced go-karts in the shadow of the World Center of Racing. He attended the University of Central Florida and was...

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Brian France gives midseason state of the sport at Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – If NASCAR Chairman and CEO Brian France could change one thing about 2014 it might be the lousy weather that’s haunted the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series schedule.With it raining again at Daytona hours before the scheduled start of the Coke Zero 400, France addressed the national media for the first time since the implementation of the 2014 Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup qualifying format and rules package. He said the sport is pleased with the results ...

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Late pass gives Harvick Nationwide win at Kentucky

SPARTA, Ky. — A late-race pass on Kyle Busch on the final restart of the night awarded Kevin Harvick of JR Motorsports the win Friday night at Kentucky Speedway in the running of the John R. Elliott HERO Campaign 300 presented by Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over.Harvick should thank Brad Keselowski for the trophy after Keselowski foiled late in the race with a speeding penalty on Lap 148, which put him behind and opened the door for a classic shoot-out between two former Nation...

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Kyle Busch wins again at Kentucky Speedway in truck race

SPARTA, Ky. — Kyle Busch scored his sixth consecutive NASCAR Camping World Truck Series victory in Thursday night’s UNOH 225 at Kentucky Speedway.For Busch, in his 120th NCWTS start, he recorded his fifth triumph of the season, winning in every event he has entered thus far in 2014.After taking the last two races off at Texas Motor Speedway and Gateway Motorsports Park respectively, Busch returned June 26 with a vengeance recording his second truck series win...

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Keselowski wins from the pole at Kentucky Speedway

SPARTA, Ky. — Brad Keselowski climbed six positions over the final 47 laps to pick up his second win of the season in dominating fashion in Saturday night’s Quaker State 400 presented by Advance Auto Parts at Kentucky Speedway.By winning, Keselowski guarantees himself a berth into the Chase and also becomes the first two-time winner at the 1.5-mile speedway in three years.

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