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Rundown: Drama all weekend at Talladega

It would be hard to have much better a time than Austin and Ty Dillon did Sunday, unless you were Saturday's winner, Elliott Sadler. John Oreovicz breaks it down in the Monday Rundown.

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1dRyan McGee

McGee: An awesome and awful spectacle at Talladega

After another race at Talladega that at times was as much stunt-and-thrill show as NASCAR race, Ryan McGee wonders just how much further this show can be pushed before we all regret the result?

Keselowski wins wreck-filled race at Talladega (2:10)
Craven: Losing steering wheel a scary situation (1:29)
Dale Jr. uses hand to control car after losing steering wheel (0:24)
Kenseth sent flying after crash with Danica (0:57)
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Sprint Cup standings

Brad Keselowski joined the two-win club as the Sprint Cup Series leaves Talladega and heads for Kansas Speedway.

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2dRyan McGee

McGee: Drivers and NASCAR working together ... finally

Drivers organized at Talladega in 1969. The rebellion fizzled. There was a meeting Friday night at the same track, and even CEO Brian France was there. It's a new era. And it's about time.

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2dMatt Willis

NASCAR DFS: Best buys at Talladega

The keys to daily fantasy success at Talladega are different from other tracks. Matt Willis guides you through the field to find the best picks.

The unforgiving Talladega Superspeedway (2:14)
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Turn 4: NASCAR's burning questions

Do you remember a better Richmond race? Should a relief driver get another driver into the Chase? Lug nut controversy takeaway? Will Kyle Busch get payback on Carl Edwards? Our gang has at it.

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3dBob Pockrass

Stewart happy NASCAR changed lug nut rule

Tony Stewart is happy that NASCAR changed the rule about requiring lug nuts to be tight on wheels and will start policing whether wheels have five tight lug nuts apiece.

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Power Rankings: All eyes on Talladega

Carl Edwards has gotten it done two weeks in a row. That's the good news. The bad? Talladega isn't a good place to keep a streak alive, but he's still atop Ryan McGee's Sprint Cup Power Rankings.

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Dale Jr. gets favorite car 'Amelia' back for Dega

Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s beloved car, which he named Amelia Earhart, will be back at Talladega Superspeedway on Sunday after Hendrick Motorsports rebuilt the Chevrolet.

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6dBob Pockrass

Relief driver win could net Stewart Chase berth

Tony Stewart will exit Sunday's race at Talladega at the first caution, but if relief driver Ty Dillon wins, Stewart can use that victory to make the Chase for the Sprint Cup.

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Rundown: Tony Stewart happy to be back

Tony Stewart finished 19th Sunday at Richmond in his first race of 2016, but he dominated the news cycle and looked and felt good in the car. John Oreovicz breaks it down in the Monday Rundown.

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10dRicky Craven

Craven: Tony Stewart the voice of authority

It's fitting -- and not unexpected -- that Tony Stewart spoke up on an issue that was a concern for many drivers during the week he is returning to the race car, writes Ricky Craven.

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10dJohn Oreovicz

Oreovicz: A more benevolent NASCAR?

Tony Stewart spoke his mind. NASCAR fined him. But a funny thing happened on the way to another episode of NASCAR justice. Stewart's fellow drivers backed him up, and NASCAR may have listened.

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Turn 4: NASCAR's burning questions

How big is a good finish for drivers such as Trevor Bayne and Matt DiBenedetto? What gives at Bristol? Kyle Busch bad and badder. Our gang has at it.

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12dRyan McGee

McGee: How about some great racing with that whine?

Ryan McGee has been hearing a lot from NASCAR fans, and he doesn't really like what he's hearing. His advice? Stop whining and give this thing a fresh look, because it may be as good as ever.

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Dale Jr. earns 1st Xfinity win in over 6 years

Dale Earnhardt Jr. dominated all day and regained the lead on a late restart to win the NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Richmond International Raceway on Saturday.

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Rain gives Harvick pole for Cup race at Richmond

Kevin Harvick will be in pole position for Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Richmond, based on being the fastest in an abbreviated morning practice session.

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15dBob Pockrass

Carl Edwards and crew chief Dave Rogers get on the board

Carl Edwards has run well all season, so it seemed like just a matter of time before he and crew chief Dave Rogers notched their first win together. That time came easily Sunday at Bristol.

Dale Jr. and Peyton on their worlds coming together (1:52)
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16dRicky Craven

Craven: Remembering how to drive again

Ricky Craven writes a driver doesn't forget how to drive, but it can sometimes seem that way. He has some advice for Clint Bowyer to help him get his confidence back.

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16dBob Pockrass

Chase Elliott eyeing Bristol as learning experience

Chase Elliott raced on plenty of short tracks on his road to Sprint Cup, but 500 laps at a place like Bristol on Sunday takes things to a new level.


Steve O'Donnell @odsteve

If we could have yesterday's race-three wide-many different leaders-caution free-we would all say-I hope -incredible race

Steve O'Donnell @odsteve

Safety is number one priority-We will look at everything from this weekend's events-I love Superspeedway racing-without wrecks!

Ryan McGee @ESPNMcGee

I see Space Jam & Leicester are both trending. From what I understand Leicester's title is more unlikely than beating the Monstars.

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Top-Ten NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Lap Leaders in 2016 after 10 of 36 races 1) #19-Carl Edwards, Toyota, 626 laps led 2) #18-Kyle Busch, Toyota, 610 3) #4-Kevin Harvick, Chevy, 571 4) #20-Matt Kenseth, Toyota, 347 5) #48-Jimmie Johnson, Chevy, 215 6) #78-Martin Truex Jr., Toyota, 198 7) #41-Kurt Busch, Chevy, 189 8) #11-Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 113 9) #22-Joey Logano, Ford, 108 10) #2-Brad Keselowski, Ford, 77 Laps run in 2016 season: 3,237 28 drivers have led at least one lap in 2016

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Denny Hamlin also talked about Monday that the drivers are so good and running with such little separation at Talladega that they either need to be able to run much faster or slower to prevent the big wrecks: