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Power Rankings: Wreckin' is racin'?

Talladega was a wreck-fest, but it was an interesting one. How do you rank drivers headed into Kansas? Ryan McGee likes Kyle Busch in this week's wreck of a Sprint Cup Power Rankings.

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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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2dRyan 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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3dRyan 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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3dMatt 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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4dBob 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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7dBob 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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11dJohn 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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13dRyan 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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16dBob 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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17dRicky 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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17dBob 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.


Danica Patrick @danicapatrick

Made a pork tenderloin in my @lecreuset Dutch oven (seared all sides then turned down and covered) and roasted some purple cauliflower with olive oil, garlic, salt and pepper. And topped with a red wine reduction. A @mayacamaswine reduction I must say, because that's what was open, thank goodness it didn't take much! 😜

Sprint Cup Power Rankings

Ryan McGee ranks the top 20 drivers of the Sprint Cup season with Kyle Busch moving into the No. 1 spot this week. Find out how far last week's No. 1, Carl Edwards, fell and where your favorite driver ranks. Power rankings

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Jay Adamczyk Jayski.com 

NASCAR is expected to release 2017 schedules for all three major series on Thursday at Kansas Speedway. The announcement will come much earlier than in previous years. Last fall, NASCAR announced five-year agreements with tracks that host Sprint Cup, XFINITY, and Camping World Truck Series races. Those agreements were expected to allow to release schedules earlier.

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. credited crew chief Greg Ives with noticing his steering wheel was loose under caution as he returned to the race Sunday at Talladega. In-car video showed Earnahardt pull the steering wheel and it came off, forcing him to scramble to get it back on. "I just was too quick to try to get back out on the track," Earnhardt said Tuesday. "I was a little bit out of my element doing crash repair, trying to get out of the car, getting back in the car and go through that whole process (visiting) the infield care center. … I just didn't check. We always hop in the car and pull the wheel. That's just instinct. And I just didn't do it. Greg was watching me on the in-car camera -- if the wheel is not all the way on, you can see a groove -- and he said, ‘I see the groove, check your wheel.'"