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5hJohn Oreovicz

Five things to watch at the Brickyard

From a fond farewell to two Hoosier State favorites to drivers trying to make the Chase, there's a lot going on in Sunday's Brickyard. John Oreovicz breaks down five of the big things to watch.

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7hBob Pockrass

Jimmie Johnson feels he needs a win so bad

How bad does Jimmie Johnson want to get back into Victory Lane after a drought through the spring and summer? He'd rough up a teammate to do it, writes Bob Pockrass.

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9hMatthew Willis

DFS NASCAR: Top drivers at Indianapolis

Matt Willis provides his picks for this weekend's race in Indianapolis, with all of the top value drivers to use in daily fantasy.

Gordon: 'We've got some work to do' (1:26)
Three things Gordon must to do be competitive (2:15)
Kyle Busch on significance of Indy pole (0:22)
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6hBob Pockrass

Don't count Jeff Gordon out at Brickyard, but ...

Could Jeff Gordon win Sunday at the Brickyard in his Sprint Cup return from retirement? Yes, but he has a lot of catching up to do in a hurry, writes Bob Pockrass.

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1dJohn Oreovicz

Jeff Gordon will help the Brickyard race, not save it

The annual Cup race at Indy has rarely been a good one, but it has sometimes been exciting. Jeff Gordon's return brings some excitement, but it won't likely be enough, writes John Oreovicz.

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Turn 4: NASCAR's burning questions

Should Jeff Gordon have come out of retirement to sub for Dale Earnhardt Jr.? Should Earnhardt sit out the rest of the year if he can't make the Chase? Our experts answer that and much more.

2dBob Pockrass

Earnhardt Jr. finally sensing 'improvement'

Dale Earnhardt Jr. took to Twitter on Friday to say he is feeling a little better as he battles balance issues and nausea believed to be from concussions.

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3dBob Pockrass

Tony Stewart playing with house money in final Brickyard

Tony Stewart is from Indiana and still lives there. Retiring at the end of the season, his final Brickyard 400 is a big deal. It might be even bigger since he comes into it with nothing to lose.

Craven doesn't expect Earnhardt Jr. back for a month (1:29)
Hendrick completely supports Junior's decision to sit out (1:31)

Larson rallies from lap down to win at Eldora

Kyle Larson had a flat right rear tire while leading about a third of the way through Wednesday's NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Eldora, but rallied for his second Truck Series win.

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3dBob Pockrass

Kenseth docked 15 points for failed inspection

NASCAR docked Matt Kenseth 15 points and fined crew chief Jason Ratcliff $25,000 after Kenseth's race-winning car failed postrace measurements at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

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Power Rankings: C'mon get Happy!

Kevin Harvick was more steamed than a lobster after the race at New Hampshire. Maybe being back atop Ryan McGee's Sprint Cup Power Rankings will cheer him up.

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4dBob Pockrass

Pockrass: Rico Abreu has enthusiasm for Eldora

Rico Abreu is not having the most spectacular rookie season in the Camping World Truck Series, but Wednesday's trip to Eldora Speedway could turn that around quickly.

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5dMatthew Willis

Best DFS NASCAR picks for Indianapolis

Matthew Willis breaks down his top NASCAR choices this weekend at Indianapolis, led by Kyle Busch.

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6dBob Pockrass

Rundown: Tony Stewart happy and headed to his happy place

Tony Stewart had a good run Sunday and now he's headed to fix up his Eldora Speedway ahead of Wednesday's Truck race there. Bob Pockrass writes about that and more in the Monday Rundown.

Craven: Only Dale Jr. will know when he's ready (1:20)
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6dBob Pockrass

Matt Kenseth masterful at New Hampshire

NASCAR could have used an exciting race on Sunday to get the fans hyped up. It's not Matt Kenseth's fault he and his team were having none of that in an easy victory.

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5dBob Pockrass

Fan injured in 2015 Daytona wreck sues NASCAR

A fan who was injured from flying debris after Austin Dillon's car flew into the Daytona International Speedway catch fence has filed a lawsuit against the track and NASCAR.

Kenseth describes satisfying win at New Hampshire (0:40)
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Sprint Cup standings

Matt Kenseth was unstoppable on late restarts at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, notching his second win of the season.

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5dRicky Craven

Craven: Dale Earnhardt Jr. embarking on difficult journey

Ricky Craven has a deeper understanding than most of some of the issues Dale Earnhardt Jr. might be facing as he recovers from concussion-like symptoms. But it's not advice, only knowledge.

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8dBob Pockrass

Pockrass: Dale Earnhardt Jr. missing races will have impact

While the focus of Dale Earnhardt Jr. missing races because of concussion-like symptoms rightfully remains on his health, there are real ramifications for him and his team the longer he's gone.

Gordon prepared to come out of retirement for Dale Jr. (2:25)
A timeline of Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s symptoms (1:55)
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10dBob Pockrass

Pockrass: The big questions left this season

Does Tony Stewart have another epic run in him? What of the free agents? Who will NASCAR find to sponsor the Cup Series? Bob Pockrass lays out eight big questions for the rest of the season.


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Kyle Busch won the Xfinity Series race from the pole Saturday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. He starts on the pole for the Sprint Cup race Sunday. How he feels about a potential sweep and how the Cup cars would race compared to the hard-to-pass Xfinity race:


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Kyle Busch started from the pole and dominated the NASCAR XFINITY Series race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Saturday afternoon. It is his 7th NXS race of the year. Kevin Harvick finished second, followed by Paul Menard, Kyle Larson,and Justin Allgaier. Allgaier won the $100,000 Dash 4 Cash bonus for being the highest finishing eligible XFINITY Series driver. Daniel Suarez now leads the point standings by 14 over Elliott Sadler.