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Jimmie Johnson needed just 21 career starts to win seven times at Dover, compared with 46 starts for Richard Petty and 35 for Bobby Allison. Johnson, a five-time Cup champion, has 57 victories overall. (Associated Press)

Jimmie Johnson needed just 21 career starts to win seven times at Dover, compared with 46 starts for Richard Petty and 35 for Bobby Allison. Johnson, a five-time Cup champion, has 57 victories overall. (Associated Press)

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The Navy has sent four warships — USS Ramage, USS Mahan, USS Gravely and USS Barry — armed with ballistic missiles into the eastern Mediterranean Sea amid violence in Syria. Navy ships are capable of a variety of military actions, including launching Tomahawk cruise missiles as they did against Libya in 2011.