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Tony Stewart: 'I can't make a difference anymore' finding speed as a driver

Tony Stewart is currently outside the top 12 in the Chase standings (Getty). It’s no secret Tony Stewart isn’t a fan of the evolution of the cars in the Sprint Cup Series. As front splitters have been added to cars and aerodynamic downforce has increased in importance, Stewart has lamented the equipment shift. Show More Summary

Kyle Busch takes championship visit to White House

Kyle Busch presents President Barack Obama with a helmet (Getty). Kyle Busch got to meet with President Barack Obama on Wednesday to celebrate his 2015 Sprint Cup Series championship. The trip comes between the Sprint Cup Series’ races at New Hampshire and Dover, which is less than 100 miles from 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. Show More Summary

Power Rankings: Should Truex or Harvick occupy the top spot?

Kevin Harvick didn’t run out of gas this year at New Hampshire (Getty). Welcome to Power Rankings. As always, Power Rankings are far from a scientific formula. In fact, it’s the perfect blend of analytics and bias against your favorite driver. Show More Summary

Takeaways from New Hampshire: That race was not sublime

Inspect that car, NASCAR (Getty). Throughout 2016 we may have way too many quick thoughts for our post-race posts. So consider our Takeaways feature to be the home of our random and sometimes intelligent musings. Sometimes the post may have a theme. Show More Summary

Kevin Harvick passes Matt Kenseth for New Hampshire win

Kevin Harvick is moving on to the second round of the Chase (Getty). Sunday’s race at New Hampshire came down to Matt Kenseth and Kevin Harvick again. And this time Harvick was the one entering victory lane. Harvick passed Kenseth with...Show More Summary

Carl Edwards wins pole at New Hampshire for third time in four races

Carl Edwards swept the pole positions at New Hampshire in 2015 (Getty). Carl Edwards and his team have discovered the secret to qualifying well at New Hampshire. Edwards will start Sunday’s race at the 1-mile track on the pole for the third time in four races after posting the fastest lap in the third round of Friday’s qualifying session. Show More Summary

Matt Kenseth OK with inspection rules change but wishes it was made earlier

Matt Kenseth finished 9th at Chicago on Sunday (Getty). Matt Kenseth sees why NASCAR made the changes it did to the penalty structure surrounding laser inspection but would have liked to see the change made before the Chase began. NASCAR...Show More Summary

Happy Hour: All your laser inspection talk in one place

Welcome to Happy Hour. Feel free to tweet or email us your NASCAR thoughts and questions throughout the week. Unsurprisingly, this week’s mailbag focuses around the laser inspection failures that happened after Sunday’s race at Chicago and NASCAR’s decision to not penalize Martin Truex Jr. Show More Summary

Looking at the Xfinity and Truck Series Chase fields

The 12 Xfinity Series Chase drivers pose for a picture after Chicago (Getty). Welcome to our Chase-dominated world. No, we’re not talking about Chase Elliott, though he could be dominating NASCAR at some point in the near future. We’re referencing the Chase format in the Xfinity Series and the Truck Series. Show More Summary

Observations: Bob Margolis

I first met Bob Margolis at a NASCAR race. This is to say I was at a NASCAR race that Bob Margolis was also at, because to be in his physical proximity was to meet him. There was no avoiding him. There was no not-noticing him. He had this thick black hair and sometimes wore actually fashionable clothes. Show More Summary

NASCAR Hall of Fame windows broken during Charlotte protests

Exterior windows at the NASCAR Hall of Fame were damaged Wednesday (Getty). Windows at the NASCAR Hall of Fame were broken Wednesday night during violent protests in downtown Charlotte. The Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority confirmed the damage to the exterior windows at the Charlotte Convention Center and the Hall of Fame. Show More Summary

NASCAR not penalizing Jimmie Johnson and Martin Truex Jr. for inspection failures

Martin Truex Jr. (78) and Jimmie Johnson’s cars failed inspection at Chicago but won’t be docked points (Getty). A lack of foresight into how its own penalty system works in the structure of the Chase for the Sprint Cup means NASCAR won’t be penalizing Jimmie Johnson and Martin Truex Jr. Show More Summary

Power Rankings: Truex goes from third to first with the win

Martin Truex Jr. celebrates after winning Sunday. (Getty) Welcome to Power Rankings. As always, Power Rankings are far from a scientific formula. In fact, it’s the perfect blend of analytics and bias against your favorite driver. Direct all your complaints to us at happyhourmailbag@yahoo.com and we’ll try to have some fun. Show More Summary

Report: Kurt Busch's ex facing 7 charges from accusations of stealing from charity

Driscoll alleged Busch abused her in 2014. Criminal charges weren’t filed due to a lack of evidence (Getty). Patricia Driscoll, the ex-girlfriend of NASCAR driver Kurt Busch, is facing seven charges regarding accusations she took money from the military foundation she ran. Show More Summary

NASCAR says $500M discrimination suit citing Steve Harvey has 'no merit'

Diversity Motorsports CEO Terrance Cox is not listed as a team owner on Racing Reference (Getty). Terrance Cox, the CEO of a motorsports team named Diversity Motorsports, filed a $500 million lawsuit vs. NASCAR and member teams on Friday alleging that his team’s efforts to be successful were intentionally stifled. Show More Summary

Kentucky Flashback Week begins with a look back at the events held in 1998

NASCAR’S New Hampshire And Kentucky Flashback Week begins with a look back at the events held in 1998: In The Camping World Truck Series UNOH 175, Andy Houston emerged victorious as the driver of The #60 Addington Racing Chevrolet Silverado led 56 of the race’s 200 laps and won by.358 seconds over Greg Biffle

Furniture Row GM: 'High probability' inspection failure due to on-track contact

The general manager of Furniture Row Racing believes there’s a good chance contact with Kevin Harvick’s car is the reason Martin Truex Jr.’s race-winning car failed laser inspection following Sunday’s race at Chicago. NASCAR did notShow More Summary

Following inspection failure, Truex wonders about consistency of NASCAR lasers

Is NASCAR’s laser inspection station completely accurate and repeatable? Chicago race-winner Martin Truex Jr. is certainly wondering about that. Truex’s car failed post-race laser inspection following Sunday’s race. While NASCAR made...Show More Summary

Furniture Row GM: 'High probability' inspection failure due to on-track contact

Martin Truex Jr. (L) and Kevin Harvick made contact at Chicago (Getty). The general manager of Furniture Row Racing believes there’s a good chance contact with Kevin Harvick’s car is the reason Martin Truex Jr.’s race-winning car failed laser inspection following Sunday’s race at Chicago. Show More Summary

Following inspection failure, Truex wonders about consistency of NASCAR lasers

Martin Truex Jr.’s car failed post-race inspection (Getty). Is NASCAR’s laser inspection station completely accurate and repeatable? Chicago race-winner Martin Truex Jr. is certainly wondering about that. Truex’s car failed post-race laser inspection following Sunday’s race. Show More Summary

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