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Power Rankings: Did Brad Keselowski bump Kyle Busch out of No. 1?

(Getty Images) 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

Denny Hamlin wins at Watkins Glen

Denny Hamlin got his second win of the season on Sunday (Getty). Denny Hamlin closed the deal he couldn’t at Sonoma on Sunday at Watkins Glen, holding off Martin Truex Jr. and Brad Keselowski for his first Sprint Cup Series road course win. Hamlin tool the lead with nine laps to go thanks to a crazy scene with leaders Kyle Busch and Keselowski. Show More Summary

Bryan Clauson dies following injuries suffered in sprint car wreck

Clauson has competed in the last two Indianapolis 500s (Getty Images). UPDATED 9 a.m. ET Monday Former NASCAR driver Bryan Clauson, 27, died Sunday night after sustaining injuries in a midget sprint car crash at Belleview High Banks Speedway Fairgrounds in Kansas on Saturday. Show More Summary

Quick takeaways from Watkins Glen: Larson's Chase hopes fade by 25 points

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. Sometimes it may just be a mess of unrelated thoughts. Show More Summary

Bryan Clauson in critical condition after sprint car wreck

Clauson has competed in the last two Indianapolis 500s (Getty Images). Former NASCAR driver Bryan Clauson was injured in a crash at Belleview High Banks Speedway Fairgrounds in Kansas on Saturday night. Clauson’s car flipped multiple times as he was leading the race and crashed while coming upon lapped traffic. Show More Summary

Team says tire caused Derrike Cope's car's crazy explosion at Watkins Glen

(Getty Images) Derrike Cope’s car had a massive explosion during Saturday’s Xfinity Series race at Watkins Glen. Cope was experiencing brake issues during the race and was coasting around the track. His car came to a stop in the shortcut part of the inner loop at the road course. Show More Summary

Erik Jones to drive 2nd car for Furniture Row in 2017

Jones has 12 wins in the Xfinity and Truck Series (Getty). Erik Jones has a Sprint Cup ride for the 2017 season. Furniture Row announced Sunday that Jones would drive a second car for the team next season. Jones will pilot the No. 77 car, a number below the No. Show More Summary

Carl Edwards wins pole for Watkins Glen

Carl Edwards has four poles in 2016 (Getty). Carl Edwards is the road course qualifying ace of 2016. Edwards got the pole for Sunday’s race at Watkins Glen. Edwards beat out Kyle Larson, Tony Stewart and teammates Matt Kenseth and Kyle Busch for the top spot. Show More Summary

No timetable for Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s return to Cup Series

Dale Earnhardt Jr. came to spend time with his team at Watkins Glen on Friday (Getty). In his first public appearance since he was sidelined because of the effects of a concussion, Dale Earnhardt Jr. said there was no hard timeline for his return to the Sprint Cup Series because of the nature of his injury. Show More Summary

RCR now has complete ownership of ECR engine production

Richard Childress will be inducted into the NASCAR HOF in 2017 (Getty). Earnhardt Childress Racing Technologies is now a complete subsidiary of Richard Childress Racing. RCR announced the deal Friday. The team combined its racing engine efforts with Dale Earnhardt Inc. Show More Summary

Martin Truex Jr. signs contract extension with Furniture Row

Truex has nine top 10s in 21 races this year (Getty). Martin Truex Jr. is staying at Furniture Row Racing. That sentence really isn’t breaking news. It was no secret that Truex wanted to come back to the team and that Furniture Row wanted Truex in the car after this season, when his contract expired. Show More Summary

Happy Hour: Buescher's win, attendance talk again and more

It’s time for Happy Hour. As always, tweet us your thoughts or shoot us an email at happyhourmailbag@yahoo.com if you want to participate. Watkins Glen should be a fascinating race Sunday. And not just because it’s final road course race of the season. Show More Summary

Jeff Gordon will fill in at Watkins Glen and Bristol for Dale Earnhardt Jr.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. will miss at least five races after his concussion (Getty Images). Dale Earnhardt Jr. will miss at least two more Sprint Cup Series races because of a concussion Hendrick Motorsports said Tuesday that Jeff Gordon would fill in at Watkins Glen on Sunday and at Bristol on Aug. Show More Summary

Power Rankings: Trying to make order of an odd race

(Getty Images) 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

Dale Earnhardt Jr.: Balance is 'up and down,' dealing with sight issues

Dale Earnhardt Jr. has missed three races in 2016 (Getty Images). Dale Earnhardt Jr. is still struggling with his balance and gaze stability at times as he continues his treatment protocol from what his team has termed concussion-like symptoms. Show More Summary

Chris Buescher steals win at Pocono thanks to fog and rain

Chris Buescher’s winning car on pit road (Getty Images). Chris Buescher was the surprising victor of Monday’s rain-delayed and fog and rain-shortened Sprint Cup Series race at Pocono. Buescher, the 2015 Xfinity Series champion who is 31st in the Cup points standings, and his team took advantage of the race’s circumstances perfectly. Show More Summary

Quick takeaways from Pocono: Who Buescher is racing for the top 30

Chris Buescher is the first rookie to win in 2016 (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. Show More Summary

Jeff Gordon's seatbelt comes undone during Pocono race

Gordon is filling in for Dale Earnhardt Jr. (Getty Images) Jeff Gordon’s right-side seatbelt came undone during Monday’s rain-delayed Sprint Cup Series race at Pocono. Gordon, driving his second race for Dale Earnhardt Jr., said the buckle came undone twice in the second half of the race. Show More Summary

Pocono race postponed to Monday (again) because of rain

It rained Sunday at Pocono, the second time in 2016 a race has been delayed at the track (Getty). Who wants some Monday NASCAR at Pocono again? Sunday’s race at Pocono was postponed because of rain and will be run at 11 a.m. ET on Monday. Show More Summary

Following testing crash, Keselowski says road courses are most dangerous tracks

Keselowski is tied for the series lead in wins with four (Getty Images). Brad Keselowski said Friday following his head-on collison at Watkins Glen on Wednesday that he believed road courses were the most dangerous types of tracks because of the angles in which a driver can hit the wall. Show More Summary

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