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Ryan Blaney to drive third Penske car in 2018, Paul Menard to No. 21

Menard (L) will drive the No. 21 in 2018 as Blaney (R) moves to the No. 12. (Getty) Team Penske is expanding to three cars in 2018 and the Wood Brothers are getting a driver from Richard Childress Racing. Ryan Blaney will move from the Wood Brothers’ No. Show More Summary

NASCAR Power Rankings: When 4 of last week's top 5 crash, who gets No. 1?

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 nickbromberg@yahoo.com and we’ll try to have some fun. Show More Summary

Brad Keselowski re-ups with Team Penske

Brad Keselowski is staying with Team Penske. The expected move became official on Tuesday, as the team announced Keselowski had signed a “multi-year” contract extension with the team. Crew chief Paul Wolfe had previously signed a contract extension with Penske, and it was hard to see Keselowski leaving the team while Wolfe stayed. Show More Summary

Report: Dale Earnhardt Jr. headed to NBC next season as analyst

Later this year, Dale Earnhardt Jr. will hang up his steering wheel. Starting next summer, he’ll pick up a microphone. Sports Business Journal is reporting that Earnhardt will join NBC’s NASCAR coverage on a multiyear deal, starting next season. Show More Summary

Final laps of Brickyard 400 showed off the best and worst of NASCAR

Your browser does not support iframes. INDIANAPOLIS — The craziest and best racing moment of the 2017 season came in a race where the rules could change for 2018 and was overshadowed by an explanation of end-race officiating that was as transparent as black paint. Show More Summary

Kurt Busch's in-car view during Brickyard wreck with Clint Bowyer is wild

Your browser does not support iframes. INDIANAPOLIS — Two of Stewart-Haas Racing’s cars were destroyed in one fell swoop late in Sunday’s Brickyard 400. And thanks to NBC’s helmet camera, fans got to see from the driver’s perspective just how vicious the accident was. Show More Summary

Kasey Kahne wins OT finish after late wrecks mar last laps of Brickyard 400

Your browser does not support iframes. INDIANAPOLIS — The marathon that was the Brickyard 400 produced the moment of the 2017 season Sunday as Jimmie Johnson, Kasey Kahne and Brad Keselowski went three-wide into turn three on what they thought was the next-to-last lap of the race. Show More Summary

Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s last Brickyard 400 ends after post-restart contact

Your browser does not support iframes. INDIANAPOLIS — Like his teammate Jeff Gordon, Dale Earnhardt’s final Brickyard 400 as a Cup Series driver ended quite unceremoniously. Junior’s car was severely wounded after he hit Trevor Bayne following a restart on lap 77 in the second stage of Sunday’s race after the field bogged down ahead of him. Show More Summary

Kyle Busch wins second-straight pole at Indianapolis

Your browser does not support iframes. INDIANAPOLIS — Kyle Busch’s Indianapolis dominance is continuing. Busch posted the fastest lap in the third round of qualifying to grab his second-straight pole for the Brickyard 400. He’s searching for his first win of the season and his third-straight Brickyard 400 win. Show More Summary

The Xfinity Series Indianapolis tweaks made a difference; so what's next?

Your browser does not support iframes. INDIANAPOLIS — This sure didn’t look like a one-and-done. WIlliam Byron won Saturday’s Xfinity Series race at Indianapolis after holding off Paul Menard in a thrilling final few laps unlike anything seen before in an Xfinity race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Show More Summary

NASCAR revokes Harvick's spotter's credential after sandwich falls off Indy Pagoda

Your browser does not support iframes. You can apparently lose your NASCAR credential if you drop a sandwich from the top of the Pagoda at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. That’s what happened to Kevin Harvick’s spotter Tim Fedewa during practice for Sunday’s Brickyard 400 on Saturday. Show More Summary

How will restrictor plates affect the Indianapolis Xfinity race?

INDIANAPOLIS — Elliott Sadler’s summation of what Saturday’s Xfinity Series race could look like. “Talladega on the straights, Indy in the corners,” Sadler said. Since the Xfinity Series moved from nearby short track Lucas Oil Raceway...Show More Summary

Kyle Busch had a ride lined up for the Indianapolis 500

Was Kyle Busch about to join his brother Kurt among the ranks of NASCAR drivers to run both the Indianapolis 500 and Coca-Cola 600? Busch said Friday at Indianapolis that he had a ride for the Indianapolis 500 lined up. But it got squashed. Show More Summary

'Road to Race Day' provides behind the scenes look at Hendrick's busy 2016

Hendrick Motorsports’ 2016 was an eventful one. Chase Elliott took over at the start of the season for Jeff Gordon. Dale Earnhardt Jr. missed the second half of the season after suffering a concussion. Gordon came back to substitute for Junior. Show More Summary

Alex Bowman replacing Dale Earnhardt Jr. in No. 88 car in 2018

Bowman has been doing tests for Hendrick Motorsports in 2017. (Getty) Hendrick Motorsports didn’t go outside the organization for Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s successor. The team said Thursday that Alex Bowman, 24, would take over for Junior in 2018 after Junior’s retirement following the 2017 season. Show More Summary

Amy Earnhardt on Junior racing in 2018 Clash: 'It's not worth the risk'

Dale Earnhardt Jr. is slated to retire later this year, but he’s said on multiple occasions that he’ll be back on the track, both for Xfinity races and perhaps for the occasional Daytona 500. But one race where fans won’t see JuniorShow More Summary

Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s Darlington car honors Busch Series titles

Earnhardt Jr. is currently 21st in the points standings. (Getty) Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s retro paint scheme at Darlington is a commemoration of his NASCAR championships. Tuesday, Junior unveiled the car that he’ll drive at Darlington for the final time on Sept. Show More Summary

Matt Kenseth doesn't feel replacing Dale Earnhardt Jr. is an option in 2018

Matt Kenseth (R) and Clint Bowyer (L) are currently the last two drivers in the playoffs on points. (Getty) It’s logical to think Matt Kenseth could be a candidate to replace Dale Earnhardt Jr. in 2018. Kenseth, 45, is the best available...Show More Summary

NASCAR Power Rankings: Truex keeps the top spot after Hamlin's win

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 nickbromberg@yahoo.com and we’ll try to have some fun. Show More Summary

Takeaways from New Hampshire: How much of an effect did sticky stuff have?

Your browser does not support iframes. Consider our Takeaways feature to be the home of our random and sometimes intelligent musings. Sometimes the post may have a theme. Sometimes it may just be a mess of unrelated thoughts. Make sure you tweet us your thoughts after the race or email your post-race rants via the link in the signature line below. Show More Summary

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