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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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5hBob 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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5hBob 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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2dBob 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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4dMatthew 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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7dBob 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.

3dBob 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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Turn 4: NASCAR's burning questions

Joey Logano has reached elite status, but how long before the likes of Chase Elliott and Ryan Blaney join him? Our crew of insiders delves into that and much more.

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Power Rankings: Father's Day edition

After a win at Michigan, Joey Logano moved up, while Kyle Busch took a tumble in Ryan McGee's Sprint Cup Power Rankings.

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6dBob 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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Rundown: NASCAR hesitant to adopt new rule package

Despite using a new rule package during Sunday's Cup race at Michigan, NASCAR remains hesitant in making permanent changes for now, Bob Pockrass writes in the Monday Rundown.

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10dBob Pockrass

ThorSport Racing regrouping after fire hits shop

Nearly 40 percent of ThorSport Racing's 100,000-square-foot shop was destroyed by fire Monday, leaving the team's crewmen to work in parking lots on the street Tuesday.

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13dRicky Craven

Craven: Michigan could become a wild race

On Sunday, expect to see many drivers struggle to control their cars with the new aerodynamic package, but it will also allow the talent to shine.

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14dBob Pockrass

Pockrass: Why Cup wins mean so much more

Kurt Busch snapped a 34-race winless streak with his victory at Pocono on Monday, taking the pressure off himself -- and his crew -- in the process. Trips to victory lane boost the entire team.

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Byron gets 2nd Truck Series win of the season

William Byron, an 18-year-old rookie, took the lead with five laps to go and then held off Matt Crafton and Rico Abreu to win the Rattlesnake 400 on Friday at Texas Motor Speedway.

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Turn 4: NASCAR's burning questions

With Kasey Kahne at risk of missing the Chase, questions about his future with Hendrick Motorsports loom. Our crew of NASCAR insiders delves into that and much more.

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Power Rankings: A big jump for The Outlaw

Kurt Busch was only lacking one thing to put him atop Ryan McGee's Sprint Cup Power Rankings. He crossed that first victory off his "to-do" list Monday at Pocono.

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17dMatthew Willis

DFS NASCAR: Five to watch at Michigan

Matthew Willis provides his best early value picks, including Kevin Harvick, for daily fantasy NASCAR this week at Michigan.

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20dMatthew Willis

DFS NASCAR: Target Truex again at Pocono?

Martin Truex Jr. dominated in historic fashion last week, and his price in DFS rose accordingly. Is he still worthy of a spot on your roster?

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Turn 4: NASCAR's burning questions

Is Martin Truex Jr. really among the championship favorites? Our gang of NASCAR insiders delves into that and much more.

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Sprint Cup standings

Kurt Busch added his name to the list of Sprint Cup winners Monday at Pocono Raceway, joining eight other drivers who are all but guaranteed to make the Chase in September.

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Power Rankings: Honoring those gone too soon

The names across the top of the windshields in the Coca-Cola 600 held special meaning Sunday. The driver who honored Marine LCPL Nathan Ross Elrod -- Kevin Harvick -- stays atop Ryan McGee's Sprint Cup Power Rankings.

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25dMatthew Willis

DFS NASCAR: Build around Truex Jr. at Pocono

Matthew Willis provides his best value picks for daily fantasy NASCAR this week at Pocono Raceway. For the second consecutive week, he recommends building around Martin Truex Jr.

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Rundown: Is this what fans want?

While Martin Truex Jr. dominated the Coca-Cola 600 on Sunday, the question remains is this what NASCAR fans reallywant to see?. Bob Pockrass breaks that down and more in the Monday Rundown.

Truex's road less taken showing in results (1:30)


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Happy Hour practice for the Toyota / Save Mart 350(k) Sprint Cup Series race at Sonoma Raceway is over, after 85 scheduled minutes, the top-five, slowest and notes: #88-Earnhardt Jr. 95.298 #13-Mears 95.255 #11-Hamlin 95.243 #19-Edwards 95.157 #18-Busch 95.144 slowest: #46-Annett 90.490 & #55-Ware 91.700 best 10 consecutive lap ave: #78-Truex Jr. 92.982 most laps run: #16-Biffle 31; #34-Buescher 29 Notes: The five drivers who will race for four starting spots in qualifying on Saturday: #98-Whitt was 23rd fastest, #21-Blaney was 35th, #30-Wise was 36th, #93-Lupton was 37th and #55-Ware was 40th. After running one lap, #18-Busch hit a rabbit on the track which did some damage to the car with the team having to replace the brake duct in the nose of the car. Busch made it back out on the track and ran 16 more laps.

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Surprise, surprise: Dale Earnhardt Jr., not known as a great road racer, had the top speed in final Sprint Cup practice Friday at Sonoma Raceway. Earnhardt was strong all day, and Kyle Busch mentioned Earnhardt as a car that has looked impressive.