Johnson holds off field at Dover

A fired-up Ricky Rudd, whose stock car racing future is suddenly one of the hottest questions in the Winston Cup garage, took the game right to Jimmie Johnson, the NASCAR's tour red-hot rookie, in yesterday's MBNA 400. But a loose lug nut on a late pit stop took Rudd out of the stretch charge, and Johnson sizzled his way to victory.
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Big, brown truck stalls

Dale Jarrett might feel lately like he has been driving that big, brown truck. His No. 88 Ford, with UPS sponsorship, has raced as if it were on a package delivery run. Jarrett, who went for seasons making every Winston Cup race on speed, has had to take provisional starts in three of the past four races. He has finished in the top five only once this season and now ranks 15...
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Gordon Still Looking For First Win Of Year

Jeff Gordon's winless streak was extended to 21 races with a sixth-place finish Sunday at Dover International Speedway. He was hoping a win would jump-start his run to a fifth Winston Cup championship. But Gordon the car owner had a great day because rookie Jimmie Johnson won and moved into second place in the series standings.
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Martin’s day turns sour

Two straight victories seemed like a realistic goal for Mark Martin until fate intervened Sunday at Dover International Speedway. Martin led 77 laps but was eliminated from contention by bad luck on the 125th lap when the cars of Steve Park and Ryan Newman crashed in front of him. As traffic streamed by on both sides, Martin had nowhere to go when Park’s Chevrolet, already t...
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