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5hBob Pockrass

Pockrass: Edwards joins JGR fun

As frustrating as it has been for Carl Edwards since his move to Joe Gibbs Racing, it was just as sweet to win when the stars aligned in his favor on Sunday night at the Coca-Cola 600.

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3hBob Pockrass

Johnson 'very thankful' for new wall post-wreck

Jimmie Johnson said he is "very thankful the SAFER barrier was there" after crashing into the infield wall at Charlotte Motor Speedway during the Coca-Cola 600.


Gordon: No plans to compete in Indianapolis 500

Despite retiring from NASCAR at the end of this season, Jeff Gordon said "The Greatest Spectacle in Racing" will remain for him a dream, one he fulfilled in part by winning the Brickyard 400.

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Xfinity driver Jamie Dick crashes at Charlotte

A week after metal went through his windshield and struck his helmet, driver Jamie Dick hit the wall hard Saturday during the Xfinity series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

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3dBob Pockrass

Drivers evaluating safety after Hinchcliffe wreck

In the wake of James Hinchcliffe's major wreck, NASCAR drivers are wondering whether the series should reconsider its policy of not having its own safety team.

What won the 600 for Carl Edwards (2:04)
Edwards wins Coca-Cola 600 (2:20)
Gordon honored by Indy 500 appearance (0:47)
Austin Dillon wins Xfinity race at Charlotte (1:06)
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2dBob Pockrass

Pockrass: Few Cup drivers seeking Indy return

Several NASCAR Sprint Cup drivers have previously raced in the Indianapolis 500, but few of them have pursued a return to Gasoline Alley.

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3dTony Fabrizio

Coca-Cola 600 nothing like Indy for Danica

Ten years ago, Danica Patrick captivated the world by nearly winning the Indy 500 as a rookie. Now, Memorial Day weekends are spent in the Coca-Cola 600, and she has yet to crack the top 25.

Danica talks Letterman, GoDaddy (2:21)
Davis hits the track with Earnhardt Jr. (1:47)
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5dBob Pockrass

Pockrass: Danica keeps it simple on Twitter

Danica Patrick, who has more followers on Twitter than any other NASCAR driver, says her social media strategy is to keep it simple and be authentic, Bob Pockrass writes


Bob Pockrass @bobpockrass

18)Patrick -44 from 13th, first driver in on pts at this time ... 19)Biffle -52 20)Allmendinger -62 21)Mears -73 22)Larson -80 23)Dillon -83

Bob Pockrass @bobpockrass

16)Edwards-1w -161 2)Truex +136 on 17th 8)McMurray +57 9)Gordon +50 10)Kahne +49 11)Newman +47 12)Almirola +43 13)Mearnd +40 17)Bowyer -40

Bob Pockrass @bobpockrass

Pts 5)Johnson-3w -80 1)Harvick-2w 3)Logano-1w -66 4)DaleJr-1w -72 6)Keselowski-1w -92 7)Kenseth-1w -101 14)KuBusch-1w -146 15)Hamlin-1w -152

David Newton @DNewtonespn

Edwards apparently is driving his slow car that won the #Coke600 to champions toast in Speedway Club. Joe Gibbs is running out of material.

Denny Hamlin @dennyhamlin

Man we had a shot at it tonight. Proud of our @FedEx team for giving another awesome car. Also really happy for my teammate. Great week

Joey Logano @joeylogano

Well that sucked. The car was a handful. Maybe a 10th place car and finished 13th. Need to figure out Charlotte again. Important in October