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21hBob Pockrass

Pockrass: Wild Talladega ride?

Jeff Gordon has the pole for Sunday's Geico 500 at Talladega Superspeedway. But will he have a sense of desperation? Not yet, but someone else might, and that makes the finish a crapshoot.

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4dBob Pockrass

NASCAR's Gordon to drive Indy 500 pace car

Jeff Gordon, who is retiring from full-time NASCAR Sprint Cup racing after this season, will drive the pace car for the Indy 500 on May 24.

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Ku. Busch's chief works with kidney stone pain

Tony Gibson didn't get much of a celebration after his victory with Kurt Busch. Soreness from a passed kidney stone concerned him enough to visit a doctor.

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2dBob Pockrass

Kroger ups sponsorship of Allmendinger's car

JTG Daugherty Racing has its sponsorship virtually set through 2017 as Kroger will increase its primary sponsorship of the team from half the season to two-thirds of the 36-race schedule.

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1hRyan McGee

Freeze gets his Talladega on

Hugh Freeze comes by his NASCAR love honestly. As the football coach at Ole Miss -- and Sunday's pace-car driver -- many of the fans at Sunday's race in Talladega, Alabama, come by their hate of Freeze the same way.

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8dJosh Weinfuss

Ex-NFL player finds home on NASCAR pit crew

Working as a NASCAR jack man is more than just a pit stop in the athletic career of Asa Watson, one of several former NFL players who took a left turn from the gridiron to the garage.

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9dTony Fabrizio

Suddenly, Danica is in Chase conversation

With smarter adjustments and a late-race moxie, Danica Patrick has pulled off two top-10s in the last three races and jumped to 13th in the standings. That puts her in a certain conversation.

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10dRyan McGee

McGee: Of sports rankings and The Intimidator

The lack of a race car driver in the ESPN.com Top 20 doesn't surprise Ryan McGee. But it reminds him of the time he discussed similar rankings with Dale Earnhardt Sr. And that's a top-20 story.

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10dBob Pockrass

Darby mum on details of NASCAR departure

Ex-Sprint Cup Series director John Darby won't spend a lot of time talking about the details of his departure from NASCAR.

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Monday Rundown

It's hard to describe just how wild and weird things got at Bristol Motor Speedway on Sunday. Frogs, wrecks, moths and a winner breaking a 51-race winning streak. You know, the usual.


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caution 4 lap 91 at Talladega, #62-Gaughan scraping along the wall after tire went down, timing is good, pit stops are due #NASCAR

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Lap 80/188 at Talladega: 48 88 19 2 4 20 14 11 78 24; 3 13 43 9 38 15 10 41 35 98; 1 34 21 51 32 23 46 31 27 83 62 47 7 17 22 5 / 6 40 42