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Clint Bowyer said he was just a little bit sore from his wreck Sunday at Indianapolis, where he hit the inside wall, bounced back on the track and was tagged by teammate Kurt Busch. When he started to make the evasive move that led to the wreck, he had no idea the impacts would be that violent. He explains:

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. joked that working for NBC next year will be his first "real job" in 20 years. Earnhardt worked a few races with NBC last year when sidelined by a concussion. Earnhardt: "Other than just pure nerves, stage fright, nothing [worries me]. I remember when I went into the booth last year and the feeling that I got being in there and the feeling afterward when I left the booth, … I had no idea how enjoyable that was until I did it. I knew immediately then in those moments … that I definitely wanted to pursue this as an opportunity if there was interest."

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Kahne wins crash-filled Brickyard 400.

Kasey Kahne ends a 102-race winless streak by winning at Indianapolis, a race that took longer than six hours to complete.

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NASCAR waited to throw the caution until after the leaders hit the overtime line Sunday, meaning the race wouldn't be restarted and Kasey Kahne was declared the winner. NASCAR Executive VP Steve O'Donnell said NASCAR makes every attempt to finish the race under green, and said having a quick trigger on the caution in overtime is not the way to reach that goal. O'Donnell: "We want to make the attempt, but we want to do that under the regular regulations of how we call – we look at that as our last attempt. We look at each one [in overtime] as our last attempt, and if it can play out, it can play out."

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Kyle Busch and Martin Truex Jr. had done deals all day on restarts to allow the leader to take the outside and the other driver on the inside would let him in front going into the first turn. But Busch ended the deal prior to a restart with 50 laps left at Indianapolis -- and Truex lost it trying to battle him for the lead, wrecking both Busch: "It's time to race, man. If I let him lead and he gets a 3-second lead before green-flag pit stops, then I never have the opportunity to get close to him. ... it didn't work."

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