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2dBob Pockrass

Martin, Parsons, 3 owners head '17 Hall class

The 2017 NASCAR Hall of Fame class will consist of Rick Hendrick, Richard Childress, Raymond Parks, Benny Parsons and Mark Martin.

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Rundown: Joey Logano's win shows what racing may be

Kyle Larson lost the Sprint All-Star Race, but there was hope about the way the cars raced. Kevin Harvick will cut back in Xfinity. Bob Pockrass breaks that down and more in the Monday Rundown.

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5dBob Pockrass

Confusion at All-Star Race eclipses Logano's win

Joey Logano outdueled Kyle Larson in a thrilling finish to Saturday's All-Star Race, but several drivers expressed confusion and frustration with the exhibition's new format.

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6dBob Pockrass

Pockrass: There may be no slowing JGR down

NASCAR rules are constantly evolving, and some of the newer ones seemed to be aimed at Joe Gibbs Racing. Kyle Busch says good luck with that.

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7dBob Pockrass

Harvick signs long-term extension with SHR

Stewart-Haas Racing announced Thursday that 2014 Sprint Cup champion Kevin Harvick had signed a long-term extension with the organization.

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9dBob Pockrass

Pockrass: Denny Hamlin's confidence not lacking

Denny Hamlin has had speed all season, but he and his No. 11 team have lacked is consistency since winning the season-opening Daytona 500. Yet the defending All-Star Race winner is confident.

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9dBob Pockrass

Dale Jr. hits boiling point over recent struggles

Dale Earnhardt Jr. let his frustrations boil over concerning his recent Sprint Cup struggles: "I'm clearly disappointed," he said. "We have got a lot of work to do."

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Power Rankings: Happy enough

No, Kevin Harvick didn't win on Sunday, instead becoming part of Miles the Monster's late-race snack. But "Happy" did look good, and that puts him back atop Ryan McGee's Sprint Cup Power Rankings.

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Rundown: Kyle Larson keeps race and conscience clean

Of course Kyle Larson wanted to win Sunday. So did Darrell Wallace Jr. and Alex Bowman on Saturday, Matt Crafton did win Friday. Bob Pockrass breaks it all down in the Monday Rundown.

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11dBob Pockrass

NASCAR to decrease side force at all-star race

NASCAR, testing a possible rule change for the 2017 season, will decrease the side force for cars at the Sprint All-Star Race weekend.

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13dBob Pockrass

NASCAR making changes, but maybe not quickly enough

As NASCAR continues to make changes, Friday at Dover made it apparent that some changes -- such as putting up more soft walls on tracks -- aren't happening fast enough.

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Sprint Cup standings

Matt Kenseth's victory at Dover International Speedway put him in the Chase mix along with the six other drivers who have won this season. He also was the last Joe Gibbs Racing driver to get to Victory Lane in 2016.

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13dRicky Craven

Craven: Jimmie Johnson knows how to win at Dover

Of course it takes talent to dominate at a track the way Jimmie Johnson has at Dover. But his 10 wins in 28 races is as much about knowledge as skill, says Ricky Craven

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10dMarty Smith

Inside Team Penske headquarters

Marty Smith visits the 450,000-square-foot home of Penske, where it's Christmastime -- in May. For Roger Penske, May matters more than anything else in his expansive business.

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16dBob Pockrass

Pockrass: How would Brad Keselowski tweak the Chase?

Should the regular-season Sprint Cup champion get a bye out of the first round of the Chase? Maybe a big check? Brad Keselowski and other drivers have ideas. Will NASCAR listen?


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'Carb Day,' the traditional final warm-up for the Indianapolis 500, was busier than usual as drivers and teams adjusted their cars for hot, humid conditions similar to what are expected for race day. The Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolets jumped to the top of the speed charts in race trim, with 2013 Indy 500 winner Tony Kanaan fastest and four-time Verizon IndyCar Series champion third. Pippa Mann crashed in Turn 4 and sustained moderate damage to her Dale Coyne Racing Honda. ABC's 52nd year of live coverage of the Indianapolis 500 starts Sunday at 11 a.m. ET.

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Martin Truex Jr. has been so good on intermediate tracks this year, it was no surprise he won the pole Thursday for the Coca-Cola 600 on Sunday at Charlotte Motor Speedway. His thoughts about his expectations on 1.5-mile tracks such as Charlotte:


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NASCAR legend Mark Martin and 2002 Coca-Cola 600 winner will make a triumphant return to Charlotte Motor Speedway on Sunday when - to commemorate being inducted into the 2017 class of the NASCAR Hall of Fame - Martin will drive the Toyota pace car prior to the green flag for the 57th running of the Coca-Cola 600. "When the speedway called to ask me if I'd do it, my first reaction was 'Hell, yeah!'" Martin said. "Originally I'd planned to be at Indy, but now I get to do the 'double' in a way, and I can say I'll be driving at Charlotte. Charlotte Motor Speedway was always my favorite race track. I was fortunate enough to have a lot of success there, including winning a Coke 600. Bruton and Marcus always put on a fabulous show, and this will be cool to lead the field to green in front of thousands of fans that I enjoyed racing for all those years." Martin will attend the start of the Indianapolis 500 before heading to Charlotte Motor Speedway for his pace-car driving duties.

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Mark Martin, recently selected to be among five inductees in the 2017 NASCAR Hall of Fame class, will drive the pace car Sunday prior to the start of the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. "When the speedway called to ask me if I'd do it, my first reaction was ‘Hell, yeah!'" Martin said. "Originally I'd planned to be at Indy (all day), but now I get to do the ‘double' in a way, and I can say I'll be driving at Charlotte."