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20hBob Pockrass

Pockrass: Bristol's barrier addition start of a trend

Sprint Cup drivers will see something new at Bristol -- a racetrack with no exposed outside concrete wall. More tracks will follow suit.

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Kenseth edges Keselowski to win Bristol pole

Matt Kenseth, a three-time winner at Bristol Motor Speedway, has won the pole for Sunday's race. He will try for his first win since 2013 when he takes the track Sunday in Tennessee.

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17hBob Pockrass

RCR plans last appeal for Newman penalty removal

Team owner Richard Childress is disappointed NASCAR's appeals board only reduced penalties to Ryan Newman's team instead of issuing full removal, and will appeal a last time to have them removed.

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Kenseth's son to make Xfinity debut at Chicago

Ross Kenseth will make his national series debut at Chicagoland Speedway, where he will drive for the same team, same sponsor and with the same car number used by his championship-winning father

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17hBob Pockrass

Newman penalty cut 25 points by appeals panel

A NASCAR appeals board on Thursday reduced the points penalty and fines but upheld suspensions to three Richard Childress Racing crewmen for bleeding air out of tires.

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1dBob Pockrass

Kyle Busch: Return uncertain, hoping for July

Kyle Busch said he hopes he can return by July as he continues to recover from a broken right leg and a broken left foot suffered in a crash Feb. 21 at Daytona International Speedway.

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3dBob Pockrass

Labbe, Circle Sport have penalties reduced

A NASCAR-appointed appeals board Tuesday reduced a penalty to Circle Sport Racing, cutting the points penalty from 25 points to 10 points and the fine to crew chief Slugger Labbe.

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The continuing duel between Johnson and Harvick

Ricky Craven discusses the season-long battle between Jimmie Johnson and Kevin Harvick, with Johnson getting the upper hand in the Duck Commander 500 from the Texas Motor Speedway.

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7dRyan McGee

McGee: Twenty years a lifetime ago

It's been only 20 years, but the race held on April 9, 1995, at North Wilkesboro Speedway has become a time capsule for a bygone era, Ryan McGee writes.

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Johnson wins at Texas

Jimmie Johnson recorded his fifth career Sprint Cup victory at Texas Motor Speedway by holding off Kevin Harvick and Dale Earnhardt Jr.

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21dBob Pockrass

Blog: Tires being tested

NASCAR has been confiscating tires for further inspection the past two weekends, and while nothing has been found amiss, rumors are flying in the Sprint Cup garage.

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KuBusch leads final practice. KuBusch Kahne Ragan Gordon Keselowski Logano Harvick Hamlin Johnson Edwards topped final Cup practice. #nascar

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Final practice done 41 5 18 24 2 22 4 11 48 19 88 1 42 31 55 14 15 9 20 3 51 13 27 43 17 78 83 47 46 26 7 6 34 40 35 16 10 38 98 95 32 23 33

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Just over 5 minutes left in final practice: 41 5 18 24 2 22 4 11 48 88 1 42 19 31 55 14 15 3 20 51

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Less than 15 minutes left in practice: 41 5 24 2 4 11 48 1 88 42 22 31 15 18 51 13 43 20 9 55 17 19 27 78 3 47 46 7 40 35 98 14 6 10 38 16

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22 minutes left in final practice. Top 15: 41 2 4 5 1 48 88 42 22 31 11 18 43 20 55

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20 minutes into final practice: 41 4 2 48 42 5 1 18 51 22 19 27 24 88 20 15 11 55 78 13