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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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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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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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2dBob 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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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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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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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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4dBob 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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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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6dBob 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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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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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.

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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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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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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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Happy Hour (only) Practice for the Coke Zero 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Daytona International Speedway is over, after 45 scheduled minutes, the top-five, slowest and notes: #44-Scott 199.349 #3-Dillon 199.344 #2-Keselowski 198.711 #21-Blaney 198.649 #35-Gilliland 198.623 slowest: #32-Labonte 188.739 & #83-DiBenedetto 193.582 The open teams in practice: #21-Blaney was 4th fastest #35-Gilliland 5th #30-Wise 9th #98-Whitt 13th #55-Sorenson 17th If qualifying gets rained out, Charter teams are set by owners points, and then the final four spots are set by fastest open teams, if qualifying is cancelled, #55-Sorenson would not make the race as he was the slowest in practice. Notes: #18-Busch had a rear tire go down towards the end of practice and went nose first into the SAFER wall, destroying the front end of the car, he will go to a backup car for qualifying. Both practices were rained out on Thursday, June 30th, this practice was added. Qualifying is scheduled of 4:10pm/et, TV=NBCSN.

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Goodyear reports Kyle Busch had a gash in his right rear tire that blew, meaning he must have driven over something to cut the tire in his crash today at Daytona. Busch, who said the tire had four laps on it, is fine but he will have to go to a backup car.

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Kyle Busch has gotten out of his car after a hard crash in practice Friday at Daytona. A right rear tire apparently blew to cause the accident.