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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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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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published: 10/18/2013
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