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Power Rankings: Dynamic duo

Kevin Harvick and Kurt Busch are just about interchangeable at the top of Ryan McGee's Sprint Cup Power Rankings, but only one can be No. 1. Who gets the nod heading to Daytona?

When Jay Leno's joyride goes wrong (1:02)
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20hBob Pockrass

Xfinity driver Tifft out indefinitely with tumor

Joe Gibbs Racing Xfinity Series driver Matt Tifft will have surgery for what the team described Tuesday as a slow-growing, low-grade glioma in the brain.

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1dBob Pockrass

NASCAR tweaks Chase rules for noncharters

If a noncharter team makes the Chase for the Sprint Cup, it will get a guaranteed starting spot for the entire 10-race Chase, NASCAR announced Tuesday.


Gallagher apologizes for fight with Townley

Spencer Gallagher issued a statement Monday to apologize to John Wes Townley, his team and fans for his role in a fight with Townley during NASCAR's Truck Series race at Gateway Motorsports Park.

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3dBob Pockrass

Pockrass: Tony Stewart turns back time with epic Sonoma win

The old Tony Stewart would have won at Sonoma on Sunday, but a lot of heartbreak over the past three years made many wonder if the old Stewart would ever come back. He did, and it was epic.

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Stewart passes Hamlin, captures first win since 2013 (1:50)
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Holy Smoke! Stewart snaps 84-race drought

Tony Stewart snapped an 84-race winless streak that dated to 2013 with a victory Sunday on the road course at Sonoma Raceway.

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Sprint Cup standings

Tony Stewart won a thriller at Sonoma, but he still has a little work to do to get in the top 30 in the standings and make the Chase in September.

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Jeff Gordon says he likes what Brad Keselowski brings to the sport (2:00)
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Craven: Everything a concern at Sonoma

Running on a road course is a foreign feeling for most Sprint Cup drivers, but it is a challenge many enjoy. So what does Ricky Craven say worries drivers the most at Sonoma? Everything!

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Turn 4: NASCAR's burning questions

Is this finally Brad Keselowski's week to get his first Sprint Cup win on a road course? Our crew delves into that and much more.

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4dBob Pockrass

Stewart eager to reach Sprint Cup finish line

Tony Stewart, frustrated after practice Friday, said he's ready for his Sprint Cup career to come to a close. "I'm ready to go run stuff that makes me happy," he said.

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5dBob Pockrass

NASCAR to stick with aero package at Daytona

After taking a look at the superspeedway aerodynamic package following three cars getting airborne at Talladega, NASCAR has opted to stand pat going into Daytona.

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7dBob Pockrass

Pockrass: AJ Allmendinger not sweating Sonoma

AJ Allmendinger tries not to think of the road-course races as all-or-nothing, and with a better place in the standings heading into Sonoma this year, that's easier.

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DFS NASCAR: Build around Kurt Busch at Sonoma

Matthew Willis provides his best value picks for daily fantasy NASCAR this week at Sonoma Raceway. He recommends Kurt Busch, who finished in second place last year.

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12dBob Pockrass

Pockrass: Bristol gearing up for football transformation

A lot will go in to transforming Bristol Motor Speedway from a racetrack to a football stadium that will host Virginia Tech vs. Tennessee. Obliterating the attendance record is part of the fun.

7dBob Pockrass

Police detail alleged attack on Wallace, family

Mike Wallace was punched in the face by the youngest of the three men who were arrested on assault charges for an alleged attack on the Wallace family after a concert, according to case files.

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Byron gets 2nd straight NASCAR Truck win

William Byron held off a late charge from Cole Cluster on Saturday at Iowa Speedway to secure a second win in a row and three in nine career NASCAR Truck starts.

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Turn 4: NASCAR's burning questions

Joey Logano has reached elite status, but how long before the likes of Chase Elliott and Ryan Blaney join him? Our crew of insiders delves into that and much more.

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Power Rankings: Father's Day edition

After a win at Michigan, Joey Logano moved up, while Kyle Busch took a tumble in Ryan McGee's Sprint Cup Power Rankings.

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10dBob Pockrass

Keselowski tests IndyCar; no plans to compete

Brad Keselowski called Wednesday "one of the best days of my life" after he took laps in an IndyCar during a test run, but he said there are no plans for him to compete in an IndyCar event.

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Rundown: NASCAR hesitant to adopt new rule package

Despite using a new rule package during Sunday's Cup race at Michigan, NASCAR remains hesitant in making permanent changes for now, Bob Pockrass writes in the Monday Rundown.

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15dBob Pockrass

ThorSport Racing regrouping after fire hits shop

Nearly 40 percent of ThorSport Racing's 100,000-square-foot shop was destroyed by fire Monday, leaving the team's crewmen to work in parking lots on the street Tuesday.

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17dRicky Craven

Craven: Michigan could become a wild race

On Sunday, expect to see many drivers struggle to control their cars with the new aerodynamic package, but it will also allow the talent to shine.

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19dBob Pockrass

Pockrass: Why Cup wins mean so much more

Kurt Busch snapped a 34-race winless streak with his victory at Pocono on Monday, taking the pressure off himself -- and his crew -- in the process. Trips to victory lane boost the entire team.


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With a little help from a special friend, BK Racing, David Ragan and Shriners Hospitals for Children unveiled their paint scheme for this weekend's Coke Zero 400 at the Daytona International Speedway. Hailey Randall, 16, is a patient at Shriners Hospitals for Children - Twin Cities in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and assisted in the unveiling of the #23 BK Racing Toyota Camry that she designed as part of the Healing Power of Love design contest. The contest was open to patients at all 22 Shriners Hospitals for Children locations.

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The hiring of Kerry Tharp as Darlington Raceway president gives the track a well-known figure in NASCAR and South Carolina sports circles. Tharp spent 20 years at the University of South Carolina before leaving to become one of NASCAR's key spokesmen in 2005. While running a race track will be new for him, he has a deep knowledge of how to cater to NASCAR fans as well as the South Carolina market.

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From the Indianapolis Star: #14-Tony Stewart, who is retiring from NASCAR at season's end, will receive a going-away gift from Indianapolis Motor Speedway next week that will encourage him to return. IMS is giving Stewart a dirt track inside Turn 3. The plan, IMS president Doug Boles said Tuesday, is to install a 3/16th-mile oval for Stewart's media appearance July 5. Several teams that own dirt midgets have been invited for what amounts to an exhibition. It stands to reason Stewart will take anyone's offer to take a spin around the new oval, and he might even be the first to do so. Stewart was told of the plan last weekend, Boles said. Assuming things come together as expected, IMS will modify the track so it's large enough to host sprint cars, too. "Tony doesn't want gifts, per se, but we thought this was a great way to marry his love for dirt-track racing with his love for racing at Indianapolis Motor Speedway," said Boles. Boles said IMS won't get in the business of hosting frequent dirt-track events, but it could have an assortment of "special" events, such as a spot in Indiana Sprint Week or a sprint/midget event during Brickyard 400 weekend.

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For the first time in the 2016 season, SunEnergy1 will be the primary partner on board Rookie of the Year contender Chase Elliott's #24 Hendrick Motorsports Chevy this weekend at Daytona International Speedway. SunEnergy1 will also sponsor Elliott at Watkins Glen in August, Kansas in October and Phoenix in November

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NASCAR competition spokesman Kerry Tharp to leave NASCAR to become president of Darlington Raceway.