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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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10hBob 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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3dBob 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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Stewart: I could go another 400 laps (0:41)
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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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Sprint Cup standings

Carl Edwards won his second race in a row to lead the points standings and tie Jimmie Johnson and Kyle Busch with two wins each through nine races.

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7dJohn 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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9dRyan 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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12dBob 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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13dRicky 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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13dBob 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.

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14dBob Pockrass

The heats are on in Bristol Xfinity race

Dale Earnhardt Jr. is an owner in the Xfinity Series. He will also be a driver Saturday. And there are going to be heat races. What does he think of that? It may just work out.

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14dMatt Willis

Daily fantasy NASCAR: Best buys at Bristol

Matthew Willis breaks down the best NASCAR drivers to target in a variety of price tiers in DFS contests Sunday at Bristol Motor Speedway.

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Turn 4: NASCAR's burning questions

Will Kyle Busch or Jimmie Johnson get more wins this year? Where does Kyle's win streak end? And which track should have its own moonshine? Our gang has at it.

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Jones rallies to win XFinity race at Bristol

Erik Jones surges to victory Saturday to win the NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway after passing Kyle Larson with just three laps remaining.

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17dBob Pockrass

Pockrass: Tony Stewart the co-owner making a difference

Tony Stewart would like to be driving, but until his back heals fully, he's getting a glimpse of what life will be like beginning in 2017. So far he and those around him like what they see.

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Power Rankings: Big time in Bristol

Kyle Busch is really good at Bristol, but he's not actually the best at the bullring among active drivers. But he's still been good enough lately to stay atop Ryan McGee's Sprint Cup Power Rankings.

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16dBob Pockrass

Earnhardt says he'll be nervous around Peyton

Dale Earnhardt Jr. expects to get tongue-tied when around Peyton Manning as they ride around in a pickup truck waving to fans before the Bristol Sprint Cup race Sunday.

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20dBob Pockrass

Kyle Busch takes Texas when Edwards, then Truex, falter

Martin Truex Jr. had the best car and led the most laps. Carl Edwards was close behind. But Kyle Busch took the bow -- and the trophy -- at Texas Motor Speedway on Saturday night.

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21dBob Pockrass

Pole-sitter Carl Edwards expecting tricky night in Texas

Carl Edwards is off to a great start this season and has the pole for Saturday night's Duck Commander 500. That doesn't mean he knows what to expect when the sun sets at Texas Motor Speedway.

Kyle Busch wasn't expecting the fan-in-traffic video to go viral (1:09)
Pockrass: Stewart hopes to get clean bill of health (2:19)


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NASCAR spokesman confirmed Brian France met with Tony Stewart privately today in a productive meeting.

Ryan McGee @ESPNMcGee

Listening to this drunk couple argue next to me at dinner has been like watching two orangutans slap fight in high def slo-mo.

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INDYCAR has released a statement responding to local media reports that the inaugural Grand Prix of Boston scheduled for Labor Day weekend has been cancelled by the promoter. "INDYCAR was made aware of the news involving the Grand Prix of Boston this evening. We are obviously disappointed with these media reports and are in the process of gathering additional details and will respond accordingly at the appropriate time. At this stage it is premature for INDYCAR to comment further on the situation locally in Boston or the prospect of an alternate event."

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"We just had a good discussion," NASCAR Chairman Brian France said after leaving the NASCAR Sprint Cup Drivers Council meeting when asked if he had a message to the drivers. He said he participated in the discussion, which he did not elaborate on as far as topics.

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Media sources in Boston are reporting that the inaugural IndyCar Grand Prix of Boston has been cancelled before the first race was even run. John Casey, head of the group attempting to promote the inaugural Labor Day weekend event, told the Boston Herald that relations with the city of Boston "deteriorated rapidly" in the last month. Intended to be staged on a 2.25-mile street course in Boston's Seaport district, the event has been a source of controversy since it was announced in May 2015. Promotors faced hurdles in obtaining necessary governmental permits for track construction and endured considerable public dissent. More news as it becomes available, including reaction from the IndyCar Series.

Danica Patrick @danicapatrick

Pretty jealous of My crew chief Billy's daughter, Bailey, being able to touch her feet to her head!!! I get a cramp everytime I try this, oh and my foot is about a mile from my head!