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LONG POND, Pa. – Taking advantage of a caution, Kasey Kahne buried his car into Turn 1 with two laps left and grabbed a win from Hendrick Motorsports teammate Jeff Gordon in Sunday’s GoBowling.com NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Pocono Raceway.

Kahne picked up his second victory of the season – all but assuring a berth in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup – his second at Pocono and the 16th of his career.

Gordon ran second, 1.392 seconds behind, followed by Kurt Busch, Ryan Newman and Dale Earnhardt Jr. Penske Racing teammates Brad Keselowski and Joey Logano ran sixth and seventh, with Kyle Busch, Tony Stewart and Greg Biffle completing the top 10.

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The Franklin High School Junior Varsity and Varsity Cheerleading teams just returned from Panama City Beach, Fla., after attending UCA (Universal Cheerleaders Association) Cheer Camp for the ninth time.

"This particular camp is an awesome experience for Franklin because they have the benefit of receiving instruction from the best veteran staff with UCA and have the opportunity to compete with some of the best teams across the country," said FHS Spirit Coordinator Jennifer Turner-Lynn. "This year, FHS was the only team from North Carolina, but were privileged to work with teams from Atlanta, Ga., Alabama, and Tennessee."

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Ryan Newman, now a job seeker, couldn't have added a more important or timely accomplishment to his resume.

Taking advantage of an uncharacteristic glitch on pit road on the part of Jimmie Johnson's No. 48 team, Newman grabbed the lead during a long cycle of late green-flag pit stops and held on to win Sunday's Crown Royal presents the Samuel Deeds 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

The victory was Newman's first at the Brickyard, at the only NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race in his native state. Newman won for the 17th time in his career and for the first time since April 2012 at Martinsville.

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JOLIET, Ill. – Some drivers take a vacation on an off week from the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, go to the beach, play golf or just take it easy.

Not Joey Logano. Instead of relaxing on the final off-weekend for the Sprint Cup Series, he decided to race in Sunday's NASCAR Nationwide Series STP 300 at Chicagoland Speedway.

It was a wise move on Logano's part, as he took the lead on the final restart and led the final 15 laps to win his second NNS race of the season. His other win was June 1 at Dover International Speedway.

"I was okay doing nothing on the off-weekend, but you can't say no to RP (team owner Roger Penske)," Logano said with a laugh. "At the start of the race, I thought we had a thirdplace car, but we made some adjustments and got it a lot better.

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published: 10/18/2013
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