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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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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.

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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.

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Edwards wins pole at Loudon for 2nd Chase race

Carl Edwards captured the pole for the third time in the past four New Hampshire races Friday and his sixth total of the Sprint Cup season.

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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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Gentlemen, start your Chase drama

Are we going to have a Chase filled with drama like last season, or are things going to stay relatively calm? Calm is not really the goal of the concept to begin with, writes Bob Pockrass.

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Jones wins Xfinity race; Sieg, Koch reach Chase

Erik Jones held off Kyle Larson to win the Xfinity Series race at Chicagoland Speedway, allowing Ryan Sieg and Blake Koch to claim the final two spots in the Chase.

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Newman, Stewart move past Richmond incident

Tony Stewart and Ryan Newman reiterated Friday they have put the incident at Richmond behind them and that there is no need to apologize to each other.

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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.

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Power Rankings: Home cooking

Winning at Daytona is special, and Martinsville is neat. But for hometown boy Denny Hamlin, winning at Richmond has to be the best. He's up to second in Ryan McGee's Sprint Cup Power Rankings.

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Rundown: Kevin Harvick happy with pit crew again

A week after Kevin Harvick blasted his pit crew, they performed flawlessly at Richmond. Is Harvick happy? Yes, he is. Bob Pockrass writes about that and more in the Monday Rundown.


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Kevin Harvick had his 4-year-old son, Keelan, in the prerace drivers meeting at New Hampshire prior to going out and winning the race. Having Keelan was a distraction that Harvick wanted -- even if Keelan was pleading to his dad to go to the rest room. Harvick explains why he doesn't want to be thinking about racing two hours before the event:


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With wins, Martin Truex Jr. and Kevin Harvick have advanced to the quarterfinal round of 12 in the Chase. Going into the opening-round finale at Dover: Brad Keselowski (+35 on 13th), Kyle Busch (+33), Matt Kenseth (+26), Joey Logano (+21), Denny Hamlin (+19), Jimmie Johnson (+18), Chase Elliott (+16), Carl Edwards (+16), Kurt Busch (+15) and Kyle Larson (+5) are inside the Chase bubble. On the outside: Jamie McMurray (-5), Austin Dillon (-5), Tony Stewart (-11) and Chris Buescher (-30).

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Matt Kenseth talks about losing the New Hampshire race to Kevin Harvick on the final restart and how a second-place finish, while helpful in the points, wasn't top of mind afterward amid the disappointment: