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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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LOUDON, N.H. — Surprise! The Michael Waltrip Racing driver almost everyone expected to win at New Hampshire Motor Speedway wasn’t in Victory Lane.

But his part-time teammate was. Making the most of his limited stint in MWR’s No. 55 Toyota, Brian Vickers solidified his claim to a permanent seat in the car with a stunning victory at the Magic Mile.

In a green-white-checkered-flag finish, Vickers sped away from Kyle Busch in overtime and took the checkered flag .582 seconds ahead of Busch to win Sunday’s Camping World RV Sales 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

And he did so despite losing a lap because of a pit road penalty incurred when he drove away from his pit stall with a wrench on the deck lid of the 55 Camry — a lap he later regained with a wave-around just past the midpoint of the race.

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The weather may of been bad but that did not keep away 50 plus, true runners from competing in Franklin's first night run  Moonlight Moonshine 10K & Half Pint Fun Run on July 6. This event was a benefit for Cowee School and efforts of preserving and reusing the historic school as a community and heritage center. Racers came from not just Macon County and western North Carolina but also from all over the southeast to get their shine on.

The overall winners of Moonlight Moonshine 10K received a free entry to the annual Conquer The Mountain Half Marathon on Nov. 2, a benefit for CareNet of Macon County.

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