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NASCAR issues warning to teams on cheating

In an attempt to keep teams for cheating and keep its postrace talk about 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.

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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.

Truex wins at Chicagoland but fails inspection (1:35)
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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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Sprint Cup standings

Martin Truex Jr. takes early Chase lead with convincing win at Chicagoland.

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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.

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

'The King' gives Lee Corso his very own Richard Petty hat (3:00)


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Going for 3: Matt Kenseth has won back-to-back races at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, and he will look to make it three in a row today in the second race of the opening round of the Chase for the Sprint Cup. No driver has won three consecutive races on the flat 1-mile oval, and the feat has been accomplished only four times at any Cup track over the last 10 years.

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Four days after NASCAR relaxed tolerances on cars as far as postrace measurements, NASCAR Executive Vice President Steve O'Donnell issued a warning to drivers and crew chiefs at their meeting prior to the race today at New Hampshire. O'Donnell: "I want to make clear to everybody here that in NASCAR's judgment, any measures that are taken to circumvent what happens for postrace inspection, we are going to react. We know that's subjective. But ask all of you not to put it in our hands because we will react if we have to. I think everybody knows what that means. We want to concentrate on the race. … We couldn't be more clear. I hope everybody agrees with that."

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Feeling the pressure? Three of the four drivers currently on the outside looking in to advance to the Chase quarterfinal round don't have great starting spots today at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, the second race of the three-race opening round. Kevin Harvick starts 19th, Chris Buescher starts 28th and Austin Dillon starts 29th. The lone driver with a solid starting spot is Kyle Larson (sixth). Larson and Harvick have been impressive in practice, and Harvick led 216 laps at NHMS a year ago before running out of gas late in the race.