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23hMatt Willis

Drivers to build around at Martinsville in DFS

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?

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3dJohn Oreovicz

Joey Logano's ride looking smoother after Talladega win

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.

Logano: 'It's fun to win a clutch race like that' (0:47)
Craven sizes up the final eight (1:15)
Logano holds off the field to tame Talladega (1:38)
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Sprint Cup standings

Joey Logano leads final eight into Chase with win at Talladega.

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5dJohn Oreovicz

Risk vs. reward is trite but true at Talladega

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.

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4dRicky Craven

Vagaries of Talladega tax every driver heavily

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.

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5dBob Pockrass

Teammates may really matter at Talladega on Sunday

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.

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7dBob Pockrass

Chase for the Sprint Cup 2016: Breaking down the bubble

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.

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Power Rankings: 48 leads into Talladega

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.

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10dJohn Oreovicz

Kevin Harvick just wins again, baby

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.

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Harvick wins at Kansas to reach next round of Chase

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.

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Turn 4: Can Jimmie Johnson crack the century mark?

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?

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11dJohn Oreovicz

Kenseth just one story to watch at Kansas

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.

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11dMatthew Willis

DFS NASCAR: Top values for Kansas

Matthew Willis provides the best strategies and top value plays in DFS for Sunday's Kansas race.

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11dJohn Oreovicz

Kansas could be a Chase dream-killer before Talladega

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.

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Kurt Busch to use backup car after practice spin

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.

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Ky. Busch wins third straight Kansas Xfinity race

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.

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JJ on Stewart-Haas: 'We didn't share their data'

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.

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15dBob Pockrass

President Brad Keselowski?

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.

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Power Rankings: Look who's back!

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.

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15dMatt Willis

DFS NASCAR - Drivers to build around at Kansas

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.

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16dBob Pockrass

Rundown: Chase math changed when Denny Hamlin blew up

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.

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16dJohn Oreovicz

Roger Penske and his IndyCar team keep getting better

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.


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The U.S. Auto Club plans to announce two safety initiatives in December for its cars as a result of an investigation into the Aug. 6 accident that killed driver Bryan Clauson. USAC commissioned the Motorsports Safety Foundation, led by former IMSA executive Scott Elkins, to head the independent review and the foundation is using noted racing safety expert Dr. Terry Trammell to help conduct the investigation. Clauson died of blunt force trauma to the head causing cerebral hemorrhaging, according to Lancaster County (Neb.) Attorney Joe Kelly. The toxicology report came back negative for any alcohol or street drugs, Kelly told ESPN.com Monday.

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NASCAR will limit the number of races Cup drivers can do in the Xfinity and truck series next year. Drivers with more than five years full-time in Cup can do a maximum 10 Xfinity races and seven truck races but none in the Xfinity Dash 4 Cash events and none starting with the regular-season finale in both series and through those series Chase events. Also no Cup driver can compete in the season finale in those series.

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NASCAR announced new participation guidelines for its three national series Wednesday, limiting the amount of NASCAR XFINITY Series and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races that full-time drivers in its premier series will be allowed to compete in, starting in 2017. Beginning next year, the rules parameters will limit Cup Series drivers with more than five years' full-time experience to a maximum of 10 races in the NASCAR XFINITY Series and seven events in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. The new guidelines will also prohibit premier series drivers at that experience level from participating in those two series' final eight events of the yea