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13hJohn Oreovicz

Oreovicz: Dale Earnhardt Jr. slumping? Not so fast

Dale Earnhardt Jr. hasn't won yet this year, but don't think he's really in a slump. Daytona can fix that winless streak Saturday night, but even if it doesn't, Earnhardt is confident.

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11hBob Pockrass

Pockrass: Trying to keep things safe at Daytona

The goal for NASCAR is to always keep the cars on the track, wheel-side down. That's easier said than done at a place like Daytona, and everybody knows it.

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Turn 4: NASCAR's burning questions

Whose chances at making the Chase took a hit because of Tony Stewart's win at Sonoma? Our crew delves into that and much more.

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Power Rankings: Dynamic duo

Kevin Harvick and Kurt Busch are just about interchangeable at the top of Ryan McGee's Sprint Cup Power Rankings, but only one can be No. 1. Who gets the nod heading to Daytona?

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When Jay Leno's joyride goes wrong (1:02)
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7hBob Pockrass and John Oreovicz

Kyle Busch OK after practice crash at Daytona

Kyle Busch was OK after an apparent cut tire resulted in a hard crash Friday during practice at Daytona International Speedway.

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1dBob Pockrass

Hamlin: 'I made a mistake, I didn't let Tony win'

Denny Hamlin stated that his inexperience closing road-course races cost him the victory last Sunday at Sonoma and that he didn't purposefully let Tony Stewart get his first win since 2013.

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6hBob Pockrass

Xfinity driver Tifft out indefinitely with tumor

Joe Gibbs Racing Xfinity Series driver Matt Tifft will have surgery for what the team described Tuesday as a slow-growing, low-grade glioma in the brain.

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2dBob Pockrass

NASCAR fines Townley & Gallagher for fight

NASCAR fined John Wes Townley $15,000 and Spencer Gallagher $12,500 for their fight during the Camping World Truck Series race Saturday at Gateway Motorsports Park.

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4dBob Pockrass

NASCAR tweaks Chase rules for noncharters

If a noncharter team makes the Chase for the Sprint Cup, it will get a guaranteed starting spot for the entire 10-race Chase, NASCAR announced Tuesday.

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5dBob Pockrass

Pockrass: Tony Stewart turns back time with epic Sonoma win

The old Tony Stewart would have won at Sonoma on Sunday, but a lot of heartbreak over the past three years made many wonder if the old Stewart would ever come back. He did, and it was epic.

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Craven: Stewart proves championship worthiness with victory (2:03)
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Stewart passes Hamlin, captures first win since 2013 (1:50)
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5dBob Pockrass

Holy Smoke! Stewart snaps 84-race drought

Tony Stewart snapped an 84-race winless streak that dated to 2013 with a victory Sunday on the road course at Sonoma Raceway.

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Sprint Cup standings

Tony Stewart won a thriller at Sonoma, but he still has a little work to do to get in the top 30 in the standings and make the Chase in September.

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6dRicky Craven

Craven: Everything a concern at Sonoma

Running on a road course is a foreign feeling for most Sprint Cup drivers, but it is a challenge many enjoy. So what does Ricky Craven say worries drivers the most at Sonoma? Everything!

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Turn 4: NASCAR's burning questions

Is this finally Brad Keselowski's week to get his first Sprint Cup win on a road course? Our crew delves into that and much more.

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7dBob Pockrass

Stewart eager to reach Sprint Cup finish line

Tony Stewart, frustrated after practice Friday, said he's ready for his Sprint Cup career to come to a close. "I'm ready to go run stuff that makes me happy," he said.

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7dBob Pockrass

NASCAR to stick with aero package at Daytona

After taking a look at the superspeedway aerodynamic package following three cars getting airborne at Talladega, NASCAR has opted to stand pat going into Daytona.

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10dBob Pockrass

Pockrass: AJ Allmendinger not sweating Sonoma

AJ Allmendinger tries not to think of the road-course races as all-or-nothing, and with a better place in the standings heading into Sonoma this year, that's easier.

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11dMatthew Willis

DFS NASCAR: Build around Kurt Busch at Sonoma

Matthew Willis provides his best value picks for daily fantasy NASCAR this week at Sonoma Raceway. He recommends Kurt Busch, who finished in second place last year.

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15dBob Pockrass

Pockrass: Bristol gearing up for football transformation

A lot will go in to transforming Bristol Motor Speedway from a racetrack to a football stadium that will host Virginia Tech vs. Tennessee. Obliterating the attendance record is part of the fun.

10dBob Pockrass

Police detail alleged attack on Wallace, family

Mike Wallace was punched in the face by the youngest of the three men who were arrested on assault charges for an alleged attack on the Wallace family after a concert, according to case files.

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Byron gets 2nd straight NASCAR Truck win

William Byron held off a late charge from Cole Cluster on Saturday at Iowa Speedway to secure a second win in a row and three in nine career NASCAR Truck starts.

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13dBob Pockrass

Keselowski tests IndyCar; no plans to compete

Brad Keselowski called Wednesday "one of the best days of my life" after he took laps in an IndyCar during a test run, but he said there are no plans for him to compete in an IndyCar event.

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Aric Almirola had won an Xfinity Series race before Friday night. Kind of. He started a 2007 race at Milwaukee but relinquished the wheel to the late-arriving Denny Hamlin, who went on to win the race credited to Almirola as the initial driver. Almirola never felt like he had an actual Xfinity win, and he feels like he has now earned a win in the series with the Daytona victory Friday.

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