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Jimmie Johnson will be 'nervous every lap' at Dover

This is the race that knocked Jimmie Johnson out of the Chase in 2015. And it wasn't his fault. So while he should be well equipped to push for a win at Dover, it'll come with nerves.

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Tony Stewart frustrated by state of NASCAR

Tony Stewart says he is exhausted from trying to play a role of outspoken veteran in a sport where he believes the drivers are often afraid to share their feelings.

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Turn 4: Did Kevin Harvick flick the switch?

Is it as easy as flicking the switch for Kevin Harvick? Which driver is feeling the most pressure headed to Dover? Who should be in a reality show? Our experts weigh in on that and more.

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Chase for the Sprint Cup 2016: Breaking down the bubble

There are 16 drivers in the Chase for the Sprint Cup, but four of them will be out after Dover. Martin Truex Jr. and Kevin Harvick will advance. Bob Pockrass breaks down the chances for the rest.

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Power Rankings: Intensity rising

Martin Truex Jr. looked like he could have won on Sunday, but of course, he didn't. But he does get a nice consolation prize, staying atop Ryan McGee's Sprint Cup Power Rankings for another week.

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DFS NASCAR: Drivers to build around at Dover

The Chase continues as NASCAR heads to Dover, and Matt Willis provides the five drivers he's planning to build around in daily fantasy contests for this week's race.

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Dale Jr. increases activity, continues to improve

Dale Earnhardt Jr. continues to put himself in situations to help him rehabilitate from a concussion that will keep him out of a race car for at least the remainder of the 2016 season.

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Harvick wins in N.H. to advance to second round

Kevin Harvick won Sunday at New Hampshire to earn a spot in the second round of the NASCAR Sprint Cup playoffs, pulling away on a restart a year after a late loss at the track.

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3dBob Pockrass

Injured spectator drops Daytona wreck lawsuit

A spectator claiming to be injured by debris from the Austin Dillon wreck in July 2015 at Daytona International Speedway has dropped his lawsuit against the track and NASCAR.

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Sprint Cup standings

Kevin Harvick advances to second round of the Chase with New Hampshire win.

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NASCAR issues warning to teams on cheating

In an attempt to prevent teams from cheating and limit postrace talk to what happens on the track, NASCAR issued a stern warning to its drivers and crew chiefs at their prerace meeting Sunday.

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Sadler wins Xfinity Chase race at Kentucky

Elliott Sadler held off Daniel Suarez by 0.246 seconds to win the inaugural NASCAR Xfinity Series Chase race Saturday night at Kentucky Speedway.

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Brad Keselowski doesn't mind speaking his mind

Brad Keselowski has ideas and opinions, and he's not afraid to share them. Wouldn't he be better off just concentrating on racing? Well, then he wouldn't be Brad Keselowski, Bob Pockrass writes.

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Turn 4: Most surprising performance?

Who had the most surprising performance at Chicagoland? What about the new postrace inspection rules? Our experts weigh in on that and more.

Joey Logano's emotional reaction to events in Charlotte (1:13)
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Power Rankings: The Chase heads North

To the victor go the Power Rankings spoils ... at least for a week. As the holder of the only Chase victory of the season, Martin Truex Jr. gets the early nod. The issue going forward: He hasn't been quite as consistent week-to-week as the guys right behind him.

Edwards thinks team will be more conservative this week (0:29)
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Rundown: Kevin Harvick in a hole to start Chase

Kevin Harvick didn't have a lot of luck Sunday at Chicagoland, and now he has work to do the next two weeks to dig out of a hole. Bob Pockrass writes about that and more in the Monday Rundown.

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NASCAR sued for $500M in race discrimination suit

A man who claims his attempts to help NASCAR become more racially diverse were rebuffed has filed a $500 million lawsuit against NASCAR and its race teams, accusing them of racial discrimination.

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Kyle Busch putting good season to use

A year after winning his first Sprint Cup title, Kyle Busch is on the pole -- thanks to his regular-season wins -- and feeling confident heading into Sunday's Chase opener, writes Bob Pockrass.

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Toyota drivers will be hard to beat in Chase

If you were in charge of designing a Sprint Cup championship T-shirt, you should start working on designs of Toyota drivers first, Bob Pockrass writes.

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Kevin Harvick bullish on Chase chances

The intensity Kevin Harvick showed in winning the Sprint Cup title in 2014 can serve him well. Where does he draw the line on being "the bull?" Bob Pockrass asked him about it.

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Turn 4: How will Tony Stewart be remembered?

How will Tony Stewart be remembered? Which drivers for Chevy, Ford and Toyota have the best shot at the title? Our experts weigh in as the Chase looms.

Earnhardt: 'Looking forward to getting back as soon as possible' (0:43)


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A light mist has turned into a light rain at Dover International Speedway, where Sprint Cup qualifying is scheduled for 3:40 pm today. The high-banked concrete track can dry in less than an hour, depending on the conditions.