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Stewart-Haas Racing team has dropped its appeal of penalties issued last week for an unapproved track bar slider assembly used during the March 19 race at Phoenix, according to a NASCAR spokesman. Crew chief Rodney Childers will serve a one-race suspension this weekend at Martinsville. Harvick was docked 10 points and Childers fined $25,000 for the violation. Harvick, on his weekly SiriusXM show, said: "It's kind of like growing up as a kid -- sometimes you get in trouble and you have to suffer the consequences."

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While Atlanta Motor Speedway President Ed Clark said Goodyear was one of the entities consulted on the decision to delay the track's repave by at least a year and what type of schedule it would need to determine a tire once the repave happens, Goodyear and NASCAR have yet to sign an agreement for the company to remain as the sole tire supplier beyond 2017. Goodyear statement: "Goodyear has been committed to NASCAR for more than 60 years and we remain in discussions with intent to continue our strong relationship."

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Chip Ganassi said one of the reasons for the improved performance of Kyle Larson is ... Kyle Larson. He explains:

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Larson stays hot, wins at Fontana.

After winning the pole, Kyle Larson wins his second career Monster Energy NASCAR Cup race by taking the checkered flag in Fontana. It's Larson's fourth consecutive top-two finish.

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Kyle Larson, whose roots are in sprint-car racing, reflects on the death of sprint-car racer Dave Steele in a racing accident Saturday:

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Clint Bowyer finished third and was the only Stewart-Haas Racing driver in the top-10 Sunday at Auto Club Speedway. He ran in the top-10 much of the day while his teammates struggled throughout. Why? He tried to explain:

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Joey Logano starts 35th, Jimmie Johnson starts 37th -- neither posted a qualifying time -- and Dale Earnhardt Jr. starts at the rear because of a punctured tire for the NASCAR Cup race today at Auto Club (Calif.) Speedway. Logano drove through the field twice Saturday in the Xfinity race, but he expects it to be much harder Sunday even though both drivers will have the advantage of being on sticker tires while most of the field will be on their tires from qualifying. Logano: "The speed difference is not even close. There are so many more competitive cars. It's going to make it a little harder [today]. We had a spectacular [Xfinity] car, so it makes you look like a hero."

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