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6hBob Pockrass

Cup team preview: Richard Childress Racing

Richard Childress Racing's immediate goal in 2016 is simple: Win a race after two winless seasons. The long-term goal? Making noise in the Chase.

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1dJohn Oreovicz

Cup team preview: Roush Fenway Racing

Roush Fenway Racing wasn't very good in 2014. The team was worse in 2015. So what's the outlook this season? John Oreovicz says team leader Greg Biffle needs to lead any resurgence.

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2dRyan McGee

McGee: A big day on paper for NASCAR

It has been talked about for years, but Tuesday's announcement of team charters in NASCAR is a very big deal, and one long overdue.

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1dBob Pockrass

Cup team preview: Richard Petty Motorsports

As Richard Petty Motorsports takes on more tasks in house, top driver Aric Almirola hopes he and new teammate Brian Scott can deliver better results to "The King."

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Source: Vickers to replace Stewart at Daytona

Brian Vickers is expected to replace injured driver Tony Stewart for the NASCAR season opener at Daytona International Speedway, The Associated Press first reported.

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2dBob Pockrass

NASCAR 'charters' guarantee spot to 36 cars

NASCAR 'charters' will guarantee starting spots to 36 cars from 19 teams beginning this season, while the at-large spots have been cut back to just four for each race.

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1dJohn Oreovicz

Cup team preview: JTG Daugherty Racing

It's all about making the Chase at JTG Daugherty Racing. John Oreovicz breaks down the offseason moves that may help driver AJ Allmendinger and the team bounce back from a frustrating 2015.

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1dBob Pockrass

Cup team preview: Not in our top 10

The Sprint Cup teams outside ESPN.com's top 10, such as Germain Racing and Wood Brothers Racing, feature a mixture of hope, history and the desire to improve.

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6dRyan McGee

State of Racing: Back to basics

Every idea in racing in recent years seems to have been prefaced with "This will be great for the sport." It wasn't in nearly every case, Ryan McGee writes, and now it's time to fix it.

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7dBob Pockrass

Pockrass: Expect Tony Stewart to return

Tony Stewart broke a bone in his back in an ATV accident and he'll be sidelined from Sprint Cup to start the season. You can bet that if he can return, he will, writes Bob Pockrass.

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7dBob Pockrass

State of Racing: NASCAR

No offense to NASCAR chairman Brian France, but the sport is facing bigger issues than bad weather. Solving revenue imbalance, owner concerns and the racing itself is all on the table.

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7dLaurence Edmondson

State of Racing: Formula One

Satisfaction with the world's most popular motorsport -- Formula One -- is low these days. Look no further than a tangled web of politics for why reform will be hard, writes Laurence Edmondson.

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7dJohn Oreovicz

State of Racing: IndyCar

The IndyCar Series has its issues, but there is a lot to be optimistic about in the future. And with the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 coming in May, the time is now to get on a roll.

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7dJohn Oreovicz

State of Racing: The Rest

What is the state of racing? John Oreovicz lays out the first of five stories from ESPN on where things stand, starting with the series that aren't always at the top of Americans' minds.

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11dBob Pockrass

Pockrass: A good vibe

Maybe cool cars draw the stars -- and fans -- to the Rolex 24. Whatever it was, the race proved to be intriguing and the fans seemed happy.

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11dBob Pockrass

Race car ends up in traffic jam after wrong turn

Patrick Lindsey's race took a strange turn when he ended up on the access road in the infield amid fans driving in and out of the track at Daytona International Speedway.

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15dRyan McGee

McGee: Barney Hall was a unique gift

Legendary broadcaster Barney Hall, who died Tuesday at age 83, will be remembered for an old-school style that will never be -- and can't be -- duplicated.

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17dBob Pockrass

Pockrass: No guarantees?

As team owners and NASCAR continue to work toward an agreement that would guarantee income to most through a "charter" system, there are still many points to be resolved.

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15dBob Pockrass

Daytona finishes upgrading SAFER barriers

All the outside and inside walls of Daytona International Speedway, with the exception of pit lane, now have energy-absorbing barriers, a response to Kyle Busch's accident nearly a year ago.

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17dBob Pockrass

Ragan finds stability in pairing with BK Racing

David Ragan, who has two career Sprint Cup wins in 326 starts, will join BK Racing for the 2016 season. He finished 27th in the 2015 standings with one top-five finish.

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19dBob Pockrass

Bruton Smith's Hall of Fame speech memorable

Bruton Smith is not only one of the most powerful people in NASCAR, the track owner is also an engaging storyteller. He didn't disappoint at his Hall of Fame induction Saturday.

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20dBob Pockrass

Pockrass: Tony Stewart ready for final Sprint Cup ride

Tony Stewart may be retiring from Sprint Cup at the end of this year but he's dedicated to making his last season a good one. Not to worry, though, he will race in something for years to come.

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19dBob Pockrass

Labonte, Smith among inductees to NASCAR Hall

Former drivers Terry Labonte, Jerry Cook, Curtis Turner and Bobby Isaac were joined by racetrack operator Bruton Smith as inductees to the NASCAR Hall of Fame on Saturday.

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20dBob Pockrass

Stewart 'won't waste time' talking fan argument

"If anybody wants to know what happened, they should have been there to see for themselves," Tony Stewart said of his confrontation with a heckler during the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals.

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21dBob Pockrass

R. Smith takes over Tommy Baldwin ride for '16

Regan Smith, who has one career win in 176 Sprint Cup starts, will drive for Tommy Baldwin Racing in 2016. He has spent the past three seasons driving for JR Motorsports in the Xfinity Series.

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22dJohn Oreovicz

Oreovicz: Ford teams focus on improvement

Penske Racing carried the Ford banner in 2015, but it was a down year across the board. A tweak to the car and Roush Fenway's organizational changes leads the news from the Blue Oval Brigade.

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23dJohn Oreovicz

Oreovicz: Penske celebrating milestone

Roger Penske started racing in the '50s, but Team Penske as we know it started up 50 years ago. They are celebrating Wednesday night, and rightfully so as the benchmark for all-around excellence.

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23dRyan McGee

McGee: It's exciting!

The NASCAR media tour has a few things you can always count on. Bad weather, news and plenty of excitement. Tuesday's opening was no different ... sort of.

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23dBob Pockrass

Pockrass: What to look for from NASCAR media tour

The NASCAR media tour, running Tuesday through Thursday, is unlikely to contain many real surprises. But it is the unofficial start to getting back to work for the 2016 season.

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27dRyan McGee

McGee: Youth will be served

Jeff Gordon has retired. Tony Stewart is retiring. But don't fret, because new drivers have always stepped up to replace the legends, and 2016 will provide a good look at the new wave.

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23dBob Pockrass

Xfinity, Trucks to have Chase-like playoff format

The Xfinity Series and Camping World Truck Series will both feature an elimination-style playoff format similar to the one used in the Chase for the Sprint Cup.

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New Green-White-Checker rules(10) and the checkered/yellow or checkered/red displayed to cars at the finish line. END #NASCAR

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New Green-White-Checker rules(9) If a caution comes out at any time during the valid green-white-checkered attempt, the field will be frozen

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New Green-White-Checker rules(8) Once a valid attempt is achieved, it will become the only attempt at a green-white-checkered finish

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New Green-White-Checker rules(7) If necessary, multiple subsequent attempts will be made until a valid attempt occurs

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New Green-White-Checker rules(6) it will not be considered a valid attempt, and a subsequent attempt will be made.

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New Green-White-Checker rules(5) However, if a caution comes out before the leader passes the overtime line on the first lap under green,

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New Green-White-Checker rules(4) green before a caution comes out (a clean restart), is considered a valid green-white-checkered attempt

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New Green-White-Checker rules(3) After taking the green on overtime restart, if leader then passes the overtime line on the first lap under

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New Green-White-Checker rules(2) for a green-white-checkered flag finish featuring an overtime line. location of line will vary by track.

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New Green-White-Checker rules(1) all 3 #NASCAR national series, a race may be concluded with overtime, consisting of a new procedure