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Logano sweeps second Sprint Cup Championship round; Jeff Gordon in narrowed field

By DONNA-BETH WEILENMAN Martinez Tribune Joey Logano swept the Contender Round of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Chase for the Championship at Talladega, Alabama, Sunday afternoon in a controversial green-white-checker finish with Dale Earnhardt Jr. in hot pursuit. The calamity happened behind Logano, who got the lead for good when Greg …

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Harvick wins, Gordon still in championship Chase

By DONNA BETH WEILENMAN Martinez Tribune Winning “straightforward” race Sunday keeps Bakersfield native and reigning Sprint Cup champion Kevin Harvick in this season’s Chase for the Championship. Meanwhile, Vallejo native Jeff Gordon also progresses into the next phase of NASCAR’s version of elimination playoffs. Harvick dominated the AAA 400 in …

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Kenseth wins In Loudon, Harvick loses fuel gamble

By DONNA BETH WEILENMAN Martinez Tribune Bakersfield native and current NASCAR Sprint Cup champion Kevin Harvick gambled Sunday that he had enough fuel for the last three miles of the Sylvania 300 in Loudon, New Hampshire. He lost both the gamble and the race. Matt Kenseth sailed past Harvick’s sputtering …

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