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18hBob Pockrass

Pockrass: Kyle Larson is so close

No, Kyle Larson hasn't won a Sprint Cup race yet, and yes, many still say it's just a matter of time before he does. For Larson, it is frustrating, but it isn't overwhelming.

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3dBob 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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6dBob 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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7dBob 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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8dBob 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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10dBob 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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10dBob 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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12dBob 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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14dBob 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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14dRicky 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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11dMarty 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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17dBob 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?


Jay Adamczyk Jayski.com 

The selections of pit stalls for the Coca-Cola 600 Sprint Cup Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway have been made. Pole sitter #78-Truex Jr. chose pit stall 1 [as do most pole sitters]. Outside pole (2nd) #22-Logano took pit stall 2. #17-Stenhouse Jr., who starts 3rd took the 21st pit stall, the 2nd stall with an opening behind it, also an opening in front it. The 41st and final pit stall was taken by #2-Keselowski, who starts 5th. With three extra stalls, three have been closed: 20, 42, 43. The teams of #48-Jimmie Johnson, #88-Dale Earnhardt Jr. & #43-Aric Almirola lost their place in order for pit-stall selection (by qualifying speed) for receiving their fourth warning of the season at Charlotte on Thursday. Teams get warnings for minor violations that cause them to fail opening-day, prequalifying or prerace measurements. Johnson would have picked seventh, Almirola would have picked 20th and Earnhardt would have picked 25th