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1dBob Pockrass

Pockrass: Coke 600, All-Star race very different

The Sprint Cup Series drivers compete on back-to-back weekends at Charlotte Motor Speedway in May, but the races in some ways couldn't be more different.

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Xfinity driver Jamie Dick crashes at Charlotte

A week after metal went through his windshield and struck his helmet, driver Jamie Dick hit the wall hard Saturday during the Xfinity series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

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Kenseth to start on pole for Coca-Cola 600

Matt Kenseth ran a lap of 194.252 to win qualifying and earn his second pole of the season for Sunday night's Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

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2dBob Pockrass

Drivers evaluating safety after Hinchcliffe wreck

In the wake of James Hinchcliffe's major wreck, NASCAR drivers are wondering whether the series should reconsider its policy of not having its own safety team.

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Ganassi: Larson could someday start in Indy 500

Team owner Chip Ganassi said Friday that he spoke with Kyle Larson "just yesterday" about racing in the Indy 500, adding "We haven't said no to him. We haven't said yes either."

Austin Dillon wins Xfinity race at Charlotte (1:06)
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2dBob Pockrass

Pockrass: Few Cup drivers seeking Indy return

Several NASCAR Sprint Cup drivers have previously raced in the Indianapolis 500, but few of them have pursued a return to Gasoline Alley.

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2dTony Fabrizio

Coca-Cola 600 nothing like Indy for Danica

Ten years ago, Danica Patrick captivated the world by nearly winning the Indy 500 as a rookie. Now, Memorial Day weekends are spent in the Coca-Cola 600, and she has yet to crack the top 25.

Danica talks Letterman, GoDaddy (2:21)
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4dBob Pockrass

Pockrass: Danica keeps it simple on Twitter

Danica Patrick, who has more followers on Twitter than any other NASCAR driver, says her social media strategy is to keep it simple and be authentic, Bob Pockrass writes


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Charlotte tweetup (a hangout of #NASCAR fans, sometimes guest/prizes): 2:15pm in the usual spot in the parking lot down near PRN studio.