Jimmie Johnson was fine at Talladega. But it's his crazy prowess at upcoming Martinsville that puts him atop Ryan McGee's Sprint Cup Power Rankings.
NASCAR shifts from its longest track to its shortest track as the drivers head to Martinsville. Which daily fantasy options will thrive at this compact course?
Watching Gibbs teammates Kyle Busch, Matt Kenseth and Carl Edwards ride around in the back at Talladega was ugly, but effective. Bob Pockrass writes about that and more in the Monday Rundown.
Joey Logano said he learned a lot after becoming Public Enemy No. 1 in last year's playoffs. He and his team showed it Sunday with a smooth victory at Talladega, writes John Oreovicz.
Four drivers -- Austin Dillon, Martin Truex Jr., Chase Elliott and Brad Keselowski -- were knocked out of the Chase for the Sprint Cup at Talladega Superspeedway on Sunday.
When an engine failure knocked title favorite Martin Truex Jr. from NASCAR's playoffs, the rest of the top contenders got a little bit of breathing room.
Kevin Harvick confronted teammate Kurt Busch after the two made contact late in Sunday's race at Talladega, but Busch downplayed the exchange, saying Harvick misunderstood the call.
Joey Logano didn't have to win Talladega to advance to the Round of 8 in the Chase, but it certainly didn't hurt.
Joey Logano leads final eight into Chase with win at Talladega.
Keeping crashing cars on the ground at Talladega is always a challenge. Some cars this weekend are sporting new footbox protection specs mandated for 2017 that could help, Bob Pockrass writes.
Toyota drivers opened the season with a dominant run at Daytona and kept it up all season. But with Talladega looming, none of the remaining five have a guaranteed Chase spot.
Figuring out the risk vs. reward equation is vital at Talladega. For the drivers with a long-shot chance to advance in the Chase -- such as Chase Elliott -- high risk is certain.
Grant Enfinger grabbed his first career NASCAR victory by holding off the pack to win the Truck Series race at Talladega Superspeedway.
Drivers usually spend their time thinking about winning. They'll think about that -- and risk Sunday at Talladega. Here's to a safe and productive race, if that's possible, writes Ricky Craven.
Having teammates will not have been more important all season than Sunday at Talladega. What does driver and owner Tony Stewart expect? Don't expect a calm and peaceful time, writes Bob Pockrass.
Is Talladega something to look forward to or dread? What about Martinsville adding lights? More tire strategy in 2017? Will all the Toyotas advance in the Chase? Our gang has at it.
Danica Patrick hit the curb at Martinsville Speedway with breast cancer survivors ahead of next week's Chase for the Sprint Cup race.
There are 12 drivers in the Chase, but four of them will be out after Talladega. Jimmie Johnson and Kevin Harvick will advance. The "Big One" looms large for the rest, writes Bob Pockrass.
NASCAR heads to a restrictor-plate track for the next round of the Chase for the Cup, which means a total shift in daily fantasy strategy.
Jimmie Johnson and Kevin Harvick are the two drivers definitely through to the next round of the Chase as racers head for an unpredictable weekend at Talladega. And they also happen to be 1-2 in the Power Rankings.
Team Penske already has one championship trophy this season, but Joey Logano and Brad Keselowski are in danger of early Chase exits. Bob Pockrass writes about that and more in the Monday Rundown.
The rebranded NASCAR Peak Mexico Series will mark its return with an exhibition race in Mexico City in December before running a full slate in 2017.
Late Oakland Raiders owner Al Davis coined the phrase, "Just win, baby." As he showed again Sunday at Kansas, nobody does it better than Kevin Harvick in this Chase format, writes John Oreovicz.
Kevin Harvick needed a good day to increase his chances of staying in the Chase a week after disaster struck at Charlotte. He did better than that, winning the race at Kansas Speedway to guarantee a place among the Elite Eight.
Kevin Harvick won the NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Kansas Speedway on Sunday, going to the front on a late restart and outrunning Carl Edwards to lock up his spot in the next round of the Chase.
Will No. 48 hit the century mark? Who won't advance to the next round of the Chase? Did RCR do the right thing in extending Ryan Newman? What do Jimmie Johnson's struggles say for NASCAR?
Matt Kenseth and the Toyota gang have plenty to smile about ahead of Sunday's race at Kansas Speedway. Will they leave there happy? John Oreovicz breaks down what to watch for.
Matthew Willis provides the best strategies and top value plays in DFS for Sunday's Kansas race.
From seeming disarray over the summer to a convincing win at Charlotte, the 48 team may be peaking at just the right time, writes Ricky Craven.
Restrictor-plate racing is always going to make the outcome unpredictable, but Kansas could eliminate some title hopefuls just as easily, which makes this weekend critical to some.
Kurt Busch had a tire go down in the final seconds of the last practice session for Sunday's Sprint Cup race at Kansas, sending his car spinning down the track and into the front-stretch grass.
Joe Gibbs Racing -- led by Matt Kenseth -- swept the top three spots for the second race in the round of 12 of the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup.
Kyle Busch won his third straight Xfinity race at Kansas on Saturday, while Chase contenders Elliott Sadler and Daniel Suarez followed him to the line to help their championship hopes.
NASCAR is unveiling its rules package for next season, changes designed to reduce downforce and give drivers more control of the race.
Hendrick Motorsports GM Doug Duchardt clarified that Stewart-Haas did in fact share information with HMS in the wake of Jimmie Johnson's comments stating otherwise.
Ambassadors from NBA Cares and NASCAR talked about their journeys and the importance of diversity
Brad Keselowski doesn't mind sharing his opinion. Will he do it more as part of the Sprint Cup drivers council? Somebody likely has to step up for the retiring Tony Stewart, writes Bob Pockrass.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. has gained a new outlook on driving as he deals with a concussion suffered June 12 in a crash at Michigan.
Was it a one-race blip or is Jimmie Johnson ready to roll? Whatever Sunday's win at Charlotte showed, it was enough to put "Six-time" atop Ryan McGee's Sprint Cup Power Rankings.
NASCAR heads to Kansas as the playoffs continue and drivers jockey for position in the Chase. Matt Willis provides the top drivers for your daily fantasy lineups for this week's race.
Denny Hamlin's car went up in smoke late in the race at Charlotte, and that changed the face of the Chase very quickly. Bob Pockrass writes about that and more in the Monday Rundown.
Jimmie Johnson has six championships under his belt. He might have shown on Sunday at Charlotte that a record-tying seventh is not far away, writes Bob Pockrass.
Roger Penske had a very good week. First he celebrated another IndyCar Series championship, then capped it off by signing Josef Newgarden, the hottest young driver in the series.
Ryan Newman will have more chances to win a Sprint Cup title for Richard Childress Racing after signing a contract extension.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. admitted he wants Jimmie Johnson to win the 2016 championship. The win would tie Johnson with Earnhardt's father and Richard Petty for the record of seven Cup titles.
There was a winner and a lot of losers on Sunday. Jimmie Johnson was the big winner, but Chase drivers such as Carl Edwards breathed a sigh of relief after surviving a brutal race at Charlotte.
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Former NASCAR driver Mike Wallace testified for about two hours Tuesday in the trial of the three men accused of assaulting him, his daughter and his son-in-law following a June 17 concert. Wallace said he still has black floaters in his right eye that impair his vision. Wallace testified he did not start the fight but does not remember who hit him after a short argument at their car following the concert. The arresting officer testified that he was told the men accused had acted in self defense. The trial continues Wednesday.
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