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Power Rankings: Kansas

Jimmie Johnson and Dale Earnhardt Jr. had great days at Talladega, with Junior winning and JJ rolling in right behind. But what does that mean in Ryan McGee's Sprint Cup Power Rankings?

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16mBob Pockrass

NAPA to sponsor Elliott in Sprint Cup next year

Chase Elliott will bring NAPA Auto Parts with him when he goes full-time Sprint Cup racing next year as the company will sponsor him in 24 races in each of his first three seasons.

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Abreu headlines NASCAR's 2015 'Next' class

Rico Abreu, the reigning USAC national champion and winner of this year's Chili Bowl, is among the 12 drivers named to NASCAR's latest "Next" class.

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1hBob Pockrass

Manion named new crew chief for Hornish Jr.

Sam Hornish Jr. will have a new crew chief starting this weekend at Kansas Speedway as Kevin Manion will replace Drew Blickensderfer.

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20hBob Pockrass

No yellow for Edwards' last-lap spin draws ire

While Matt Kenseth was "dumbfounded" there was no caution, Carl Edwards was more upset at his competitors after his last-lap spin yielded no yellow -- and little caution from his fellow drivers.

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Earnhardt Jr. wins at Talladega (2:10)
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20hBob Pockrass

No yellow for Edwards' last-lap spin draws ire

While Matt Kenseth was "dumbfounded" there was no caution, Carl Edwards was more upset at his competitors after his last-lap spin yielded no yellow -- and little caution from his fellow drivers.

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Earnhardt Jr. missing his dad after win at Talladega (1:46)
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2dRyan 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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GoDaddy will no longer sponsor Danica's car (1:57)
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11dJosh 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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11dTony 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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13dRyan 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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13dBob 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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The RCR final appeal of Newman penalties is today. These things can last couple hours or several hours (hearing not open to public/media)