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19hBob Pockrass

Rundown: Kyle Busch not ruling out Indy 500 run

Does Kyle Busch want to kiss the bricks in May? Were the Xfinity heat races worth the trouble? More dirt for the Trucks? Bob Pockrass writes about that and more in the Monday Rundown.

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Kyle Busch has special day in special car to win at Indy

Having the best car doesn't mean a driver will win, but Kyle Busch and his car were more than good on the way to Victory Lane on Sunday at the Brickyard. They were special, writes Bob Pockrass.

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Busch dominates at the Brickyard (1:35)
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Busch: Hard work allowed us to perform at Indy (2:32)
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Craven: Gordon gave 88 team exactly what it needed (0:51)
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Sprint Cup standings

Kyle Busch steamrolled the field to win his fourth race of the season at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, keeping the Chase bubble full of suspense for winless drivers.

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One More Chapter for Jeff Gordon (1:19)
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Turn 4: NASCAR's burning questions

Should Jeff Gordon have come out of retirement to sub for Dale Earnhardt Jr.? Should Earnhardt sit out the rest of the year if he can't make the Chase? Our experts answer that and much more.

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3dBob Pockrass

Earnhardt Jr. finally sensing 'improvement'

Dale Earnhardt Jr. took to Twitter on Friday to say he is feeling a little better as he battles balance issues and nausea believed to be from concussions.

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4dBob Pockrass

Tony Stewart playing with house money in final Brickyard

Tony Stewart is from Indiana and still lives there. Retiring at the end of the season, his final Brickyard 400 is a big deal. It might be even bigger since he comes into it with nothing to lose.

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Craven doesn't expect Earnhardt Jr. back for a month (1:29)
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Hendrick completely supports Junior's decision to sit out (1:31)
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Larson rallies from lap down to win at Eldora

Kyle Larson had a flat right rear tire while leading about a third of the way through Wednesday's NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Eldora, but rallied for his second Truck Series win.

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5dBob Pockrass

Kenseth docked 15 points for failed inspection

NASCAR docked Matt Kenseth 15 points and fined crew chief Jason Ratcliff $25,000 after Kenseth's race-winning car failed postrace measurements at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

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Power Rankings: C'mon get Happy!

Kevin Harvick was more steamed than a lobster after the race at New Hampshire. Maybe being back atop Ryan McGee's Sprint Cup Power Rankings will cheer him up.

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6dBob Pockrass

Pockrass: Rico Abreu has enthusiasm for Eldora

Rico Abreu is not having the most spectacular rookie season in the Camping World Truck Series, but Wednesday's trip to Eldora Speedway could turn that around quickly.

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7dMatthew Willis

Best DFS NASCAR picks for Indianapolis

Matthew Willis breaks down his top NASCAR choices this weekend at Indianapolis, led by Kyle Busch.

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8dBob Pockrass

Matt Kenseth masterful at New Hampshire

NASCAR could have used an exciting race on Sunday to get the fans hyped up. It's not Matt Kenseth's fault he and his team were having none of that in an easy victory.

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6dBob Pockrass

Fan injured in 2015 Daytona wreck sues NASCAR

A fan who was injured from flying debris after Austin Dillon's car flew into the Daytona International Speedway catch fence has filed a lawsuit against the track and NASCAR.

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7dRicky Craven

Craven: Dale Earnhardt Jr. embarking on difficult journey

Ricky Craven has a deeper understanding than most of some of the issues Dale Earnhardt Jr. might be facing as he recovers from concussion-like symptoms. But it's not advice, only knowledge.

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9dBob Pockrass

Pockrass: Dale Earnhardt Jr. missing races will have impact

While the focus of Dale Earnhardt Jr. missing races because of concussion-like symptoms rightfully remains on his health, there are real ramifications for him and his team the longer he's gone.

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A timeline of Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s symptoms (1:55)
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12dBob Pockrass

Pockrass: The big questions left this season

Does Tony Stewart have another epic run in him? What of the free agents? Who will NASCAR find to sponsor the Cup Series? Bob Pockrass lays out eight big questions for the rest of the season.

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Danny Stockman will replace Justin Alexander as crew chief for Paul Menard, who is 23rd in the Sprint Cup standings. Stockman has won championships in the Xfinity and Camping World Truck Series for Richard Childress Racing.

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The Entry List for the Pennsylvania 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Pocono Raceway has been released. 40 teams/drivers [for 40 spots] are entered including: #21-Blaney, #30-Wise, #32-Jeb Burton, #55-Sorenson, #88-Jeff Gordon, #95-McDowell, and #98-Whitt. Since only 40 cars are entered, all drivers will make the race, 40 is the maximum.

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Dale Earnhardt Jr., on his weekly The Dale Jr. Download, said "I miss the people more than the driving" while sitting out with concussion-type symptoms such as balance issues and nausea. He said he has been working on the physical and mental exercises for 2-2.5 hours a day. "This process is going to take a little bit longer. ... With my history, I don't need to get cute (in returning)," said Earnhardt, who indicated he will see doctors soon to make a determination about Watkins Glen next week. He said it must have been a challenge for Jeff Gordon because of the changes to the cars since Gordon last drove them. On Kyle Busch's win: "You have to hand it to Gibbs. Good Lord, their stuff is so fast."

Jay Adamczyk Jayski.com 

Stewart Haas Racing will field a single-car, full time team in the NASCAR XFINITY Series next season. A driver and sponsor will be announced before the end of the season.