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Dale Jr. to miss at least two additional races

Alex Bowman will fill in for Dale Earnhardt Jr. this weekend at Michigan International Speedway and Jeff Gordon will replace him Labor Day weekend at Darlington Raceway.

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Power Rankings: Kevin Harvick brings back memories

It had been a long time since Busch beer had visited Victory Lane. Putting the old brand back there was enough to make Ryan McGee nostalgic, and put Harvick atop the Sprint Cup Power Rankings.

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Rundown: Big days at Bristol

Austin Dillon and Chris Buescher made big moves at Bristol to get some breathing room on the Chase bubble. Bob Pockrass writes about that and more in the Monday Rundown.

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Kevin Harvick's Bristol win gives him more swagger

It may not have been the typical Bristol night race, but Kevin Harvick felt just as good after winning the rain-delayed event late Sunday afternoon, writes Bob Pockrass.

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Harvick races with authority to win rain-delayed Bristol (1:34)
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Harvick takes second career win at Bristol (1:43)
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Dale Earnhardt Jr. knows how to weigh risk vs. reward (2:49)
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Sprint Cup standings

Kevin Harvick added his second win of the season Sunday at Bristol and extended his overall points lead in the process.

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DFS NASCAR: Top drivers at Bristol

Matt Willis provides his picks for this weekend's race in Bristol, with all of the top-value drivers to use in daily fantasy.

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Turn 4: Who has the best shot to win at Bristol?

Who has best shot to win a career sixth Cup race at Bristol? Which style of NASCAR racing do you enjoy most? Xfinity race in the rain good for business? Our crew delves into that and much more.

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Breaking down the Chase scenarios with four weeks to go

When Chris Buescher won at Pocono, he hadn't led a lap in another race all season. Now who can and can't jump into the Chase depends a lot on Buescher. Let's look at the scenarios.

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Ranking throwback paint schemes we'd like to see

As teams continue to unveil their Darlington throwback paint schemes, we revisit an idea from last year -- looking at the paint schemes that we'd love to see (but probably won't).

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Tony Stewart has confidence of 2011 for one last chase

With retirement in site, Tony Stewart is running as well as he has all season, which has some thinking he could crescendo like he did in 2011 when he won a title. But does he buy it?

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Turn 4: Time to add another road course?

Another road course? Should NASCAR police the wild burnouts by the winner? Will veteran driver Denny Hamlin win a championship? Our crew delves into that and much more.

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Stenhouse Jr. will honor Clauson at Bristol

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. was able to pay tribute to friend Bryan Clauson last week, and he will get to pay tribute again to his friend this week in a stock car Saturday at Bristol Motor Speedway.

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Clauson, 27, dies following midget car accident

Bryan Clauson died Sunday night from injuries suffered in a crash during a midget car race Saturday night at the Belleville (Kansas) High Banks. He was 27.

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Rundown: Furniture Row Racing ups the ante

It wasn't a perfect weekend for Furniture Row Racing; Martin Truex Jr.'s last-lap spin saw to that. But it was still a good one. Bob Pockrass writes about that and more in the Monday Rundown.

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Denny Hamlin picks up Watkins Glen win as others falter

Denny Hamlin won his first Sprint Cup race on a road course, rolling to victory Sunday at Watkins Glen. Even better, he kept his head when so many others didn't, writes John Oreovicz.

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Maybe not now, but R-word inevitable for Dale Earnhardt Jr.

No one said it Friday until the man himself did. Dale Earnhardt Jr. and the R-word? Retirement? Maybe not yet, but it's coming sooner than later, and it's probably best that everyone accept that.

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Rising star Jones to race in Sprint Cup in 2017

Furniture Row Racing announced Sunday that it was adding a second car to its Sprint Cup lineup, to be driven next season by Xfinity rookie Erik Jones.

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DFS NASCAR: Top drivers for Watkins Glen

NASCAR heads to a road course this week as the Sprint Cup will race at Watkins Glen. This unique setup means a unique strategy for DFS, as Matthew Willis points out with his weekly picks.

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Edwards tops qualifying for 2nd road course pole

Carl Edwards captured his second road course pole of the season, leading all qualifiers for the Sprint Cup race at Watkins Glen International.

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A Chase outsider could join the mix at Watkins Glen

A road course won't just annoy many of the top teams, it can turn a relative outsider into a Chase participant. Watkins Glen promises to offer up that possibility yet again.

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'Talladega Nights' at 10: An oral history

From tighty whities, "shake and bake" to an award-winning kiss, no movie is quite like "Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby." Many of those behind it look back after 10 years.

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. won't return to the seat of his Hendrick Motorsports car for at least another two weeks as he continues treatment for a concussion he suffered in June. Earnhardt will be replaced by Alex Bowman this weekend at Michigan International Speedway and Jeff Gordon the following week at Darlington.