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Rundown: More Gordon frustration

Jeff Gordon looked like the man to beat at Talladega. But another one slipped away, and he has no one to blame but himself, writes John Ooreovicz.

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1dBob Pockrass

No yellow for Edward's 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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Ku. Busch's chief works with kidney stone pain

Tony Gibson didn't get much of a celebration after his victory with Kurt Busch. Soreness from a passed kidney stone concerned him enough to visit a doctor.

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4dBob Pockrass

Kroger ups sponsorship of Allmendinger's car

JTG Daugherty Racing has its sponsorship virtually set through 2017 as Kroger will increase its primary sponsorship of the team from half the season to two-thirds of the 36-race schedule.

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Earnhardt Jr. wins at Talladega (2:10)
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1dBob Pockrass

No yellow for Edward's 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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1dRyan 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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10dJosh 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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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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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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12dBob 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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Dale Earnhardt Jr. hasn't gone more than 12 races between wins since last year's Daytona 500. His previous 3 winless streaks: 55, 143, 76.