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Dale Earnhardt Jr. poses Friday with the pole award after qualifying for Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Dover International Speedway in Dover, Del.
Friday, September 27, 2013
DOVER, Del. - After posting five top-10 finishes in as many career starts the past 19 months on NASCAR'S K&N Pro East Series, Vinton teenager Michael McGuire has encountered some tough luck.
McGuire, 17, who was running eighth with 30 laps left, was sidelined when his car suffered a mechanical failure and finished 14 laps down in 25th in the series' 150-lapper at Dover International Raceway on Friday afternoon.
McGuire was relegated to 16th in his previous series start - last month at Virginia International Raceway - when he was knocked off the road course in the waning laps.
The 150-lap race, which was won by first-time victor Austin Hill, will be televised on Fox Sports 1 on Oct. 13 at noon.
Earnhardt wins pole for Sunday's race at Dover
DOVER, Del. - Dale Earnhardt Jr. turned a track record lap of 161.849 mph to win the pole at Dover International Speedway.
The top four qualifiers were all from the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship. Points leader Matt Kenseth starts second, Ryan Newman is third and Carl Edwards fourth.
Other Chase drivers include: Jimmie Johnson starts eighth, Joey Logano 11th, Kevin Harvick 12th, Kyle Busch 14th, Jeff Gordon 16th, Greg Biffle 19th, Kasey Kahne 20th, and Clint Bowyer starts 23rd.
5-Hour Energy sticks with Bowyer's team
DOVER, Del. - Sponsor 5-Hour Energy said Friday it will stick with Michael Waltrip Racing and driver Clint Bowyer through the 2014 season.
The company's president Scott Henderson said last week at New Hampshire he wanted to finish the season before making a decision. But 5-Hour says the number of people impacted by its decision made the company move up the timetable. Bowyer will continue to drive the No. 15 with 5-Hour Energy as his primary sponsor.
Aaron's, sponsor of Brian Vickers for MWR, has said it remains dedicated to the organization.
Hamlin tries treatment to avoid back surgery
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Denny Hamlin is trying a new treatment on his injured back in an effort to avoid offseason surgery.
He says he's seen an improvement, but needs rest to determine if he's making progress.
Hamlin had persistent back trouble before he suffered a compression fracture in a March 24 accident that sidelined him for more than a month. He said he received injections about two weeks ago that have helped with the pain. Hamlin says the injections have made him feel better than he did before the crash.
He also says he still has not spoken to Joey Logano since the accident at California, but Logano attempted to call him shortly before the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship began.
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