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Monday Rundown

Many crew chiefs don't want a driver to give them a lot of suggestions about how to improve the car. Tony Gibson does, and he's happy to be paired with Kurt Busch because of it.


3 crew members hurt in Richmond pit road fire

NASCAR says three pit road crew members were taken to a hospital after a fire broke out on pit road Friday night during the Xfinity Series race at Richmond International Raceway.

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3dBob Pockrass

Sources: MWR wants Ragan to replace Vickers

Michael Waltrip Racing is working on a deal to put David Ragan in the No. 55 car in place of Brian Vickers for the remainder of the season, sources told ESPN.com.

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NASCAR on Ky. Busch: Crash injury 'was on us'

NASCAR chairman Brian France is not sure if Kyle Busch will be granted a waiver to be part of the championship chase when he returns from injury, but said Thursday the sanctioning body would like


Fire breaks out on pit road at Richmond

Three pit crew members are taken to the hospital after gasoline caught fire during the Xfinity series race at the Richmond International Raceway. They all appear OK after the incident.

3dJosh 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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3dTony 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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5dRyan 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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5dBob 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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17dRyan 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.