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1dBob 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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5dBob 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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8dBob 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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12dRicky 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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9dMarty 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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Power Rankings: A 1-2 punch again

Kyle Busch is a pretty easy pick at No. 1 right now. Turns out so is No. 2. Kevin Harvick keeps finishing second, but he'll need to win to get back atop Ryan McGee's Sprint Cup Power Rankings.

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21dBob Pockrass

Pockrass: Kerry, Teresa Earnhardt in battle over name

Kerry Earnhardt and wife Rene are fighting to keep using the name "Earnhardt Collection" on home designs as Kerry's stepmother Teresa Earnhardt continues to try to stop them in court.


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The teams of Jimmie Johnson, Dale Earnhardt Jr. & Aric Almirola will lose their place in order for pit-stall selection – typically they choose in order of qualifying results – for receiving their fourth warning of the season today. 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.

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#78-Martin Truex Jr. won the Coors Light pole for the Coca-Cola 600 Sprint Cup Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway with speed of 192.328mph for his 2nd pole of 2016, 1st at Charlotte and 9th of his career. Truex Jr. has never won a race from the pole. This is his ninth pole in 382 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races. This is his second pole and eighth top-10 start in 2016. This is his first pole in 22 races at Charlotte Motor Speedway. #22-Logano will start 2nd, followed by #17-Stenhouse Jr., #11-Hamlin, #2-Keselowski, #16-Biffle, #48-Johnson, #4-Harvick, #19-Edwards, #6-Bayne, #27-Menard and #24-Elliott. #22-Logano was fastest in the first and second rounds and will start 2nd. #22-Joey Logano (second) posted his ninth top-10 start of 2016 and his fifth in 15 races at Charlotte Motor Speedway. #17-Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (third) posted his second top-10 start at Charlotte Motor Speedway. It is his seventh in 13 races this season. #24-Chase Elliott (12th) was the fastest qualifying rookie. Since the maximum of 40 cars entered the race, everyone made the race.

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Three teams picked up their fourth warning today so lose pit-stall selection for race Sunday at Charlotte Motor Speedway: Jimmie Johnson, Dale Earnhardt Jr & Aric Almirola,

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Here's the lap that Martin Truex Jr. ran to earn the #CoorsLightPole for Sunday's #CocaCola600! #NASCAR


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Martin Truex Jr. will be on the pole for the Coca-Cola 600 on Sunday at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Joey Logano will join him on the front row.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. @DaleJr

Qualifying is 1 thing, the race is another. We will tune on it more Saturday. 600 mile race Sunday night. Plenty of chances to get it right.