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Closing In

Kevin Harvick is still No. 1 in Ryan McGee's NASCAR Sprint Cup Power Rankings. But Dale Earnhardt Jr. has risen up the charts to No. 2 as the series heads to Dover.

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3dBob Pockrass

Johnson 'very thankful' for new wall post-wreck

Jimmie Johnson said he is "very thankful the SAFER barrier was there" after crashing into the infield wall at Charlotte Motor Speedway during the Coca-Cola 600.


Gordon: No plans to compete in Indianapolis 500

Despite retiring from NASCAR at the end of this season, Jeff Gordon said "The Greatest Spectacle in Racing" will remain for him a dream, one he fulfilled in part by winning the Brickyard 400.

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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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Looking back at Gordon's big day

Driving the pace car at the Indianapolis 500 would be a full day for most folks. But it didn't end there for Jeff Gordon.

What won the 600 for Carl Edwards (2:04)
Edwards wins Coca-Cola 600 (2:20)
Gordon honored by Indy 500 appearance (0:47)
Austin Dillon wins Xfinity race at Charlotte (1:06)
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5dTony 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)
Davis hits the track with Earnhardt Jr. (1:47)
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7dBob 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