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Tony Stewart reportedly involved in incident under investigation at New York dirt track

Tony Stewart was reportedly involved in an incident being investigated by the Ontario County (N.Y.) Sheriff’s Department that happened at Canandaigua Motorsports Park on Saturday night. The Charlotte Observer reported the sheriff’s department...Show More Summary

Danica Patrick had a tough Friday at Watkins Glen

Each of Friday's two practice sessions at Watkins Glen presented problems for Danica Patrick. In the first practice, Patrick missed a shift on the road course and sensed a vibration in the engine. After practice the team decided to replace...Show More Summary

Watkins Glen: The place where Allmendinger and Ambrose's Chase chances teeter

It's go time for A.J. Allmendinger and Marcos Ambrose. If either driver wants to make the Chase, they need to get to victory lane at Watkins Glen on Sunday. With four other races to go before the Chase, it may seem like a rash statement. Show More Summary

Happy Hour: Could a non-Chase format be closer than the Chase this year?

Throughout the week you can send us your best questions, jokes, rants and just plain miscellaneous thoughts to happyhourmailbag@yahoo.com or @NickBromberg.We'll post them here, have a good time and everyone's happy. Was that really the most thrilling Pocono we've seen in a while, or is it buoyed by the Dale Earnhardt Jr. Show More Summary

Want to sponsor Dale Earnhardt Jr.? National Guard ending sponsorship

The National Guard will not be returning to Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s car. But the timing of that departure may be unclear. "Significantly constrained resources and the likelihood of further reductions in the future call for more innovative and cost-effective ways of doing business," said Maj. Show More Summary

Watkins Glen is the third-straight 'backward' race in a row

It's the summer of pit strategy.  Working a race "backward," or attempting to stop as few times as possible and under green-flag conditions as much as possible, is a relatively rare strategy throughout the 36 races in a Sprint Cup season. Show More Summary

Power Rankings: Should we call it a tie between Gordon and Earnhardt Jr.?

Our Power Rankings are far from a scientific formula. In fact, it's the perfect blend of analytics and bias against your favorite driver. And you think we dislike your favorite driver, so it makes sense, right? Direct all your complaints to us at happyhourmailbag@yahoo.com. 1. Show More Summary

Twelve car crash hurts the Chase chances of Menard, Stewart and Vickers

Paul Menard, Tony Stewart and Brian Vickers were only three of the 12 drivers involved in a crazy crash on the backstretch on lap 118 of Sunday's race at Pocono. But when it comes to the championship, they were the drivers hurt the most. The crash happened when Denny Hamlin got loose exiting turn one following a restart. Show More Summary

Dale Earnhardt Jr. completes Pocono sweep thanks to no-tire pit stop

Four tires, two tires or no tires? Jeff Gordon, the driver who had been the best throughout Sunday's race at Pocono, took four tires on his final pit stop. Dale Earnhardt Jr., who hadn't been as good as Gordon throughout the race, took...Show More Summary

Kyle Larson wins the pole at Pocono

Before the June race at Pocono, Kyle Larson's team owner, Chip Ganassi, got him a stick-shift Chevrolet Camaro to practice shifting in. With Pocono, a place where drivers shift, and the road course at Sonoma comng up, Ganassi wantedShow More Summary

Denny Hamlin isn't expecting things to change much at the track without Darian Grubb

As Darian Grubb begins his six-week suspension because of the penalties levied by NASCAR after Sunday's race at Indianapolis, his driver Denny Hamlin doesn't think it'll change much at the track without his crew chief. Hamlin said Friday that Grubb and interim crew chief Mike Wheeler will be in constant contact. Show More Summary

Ryan Blaney reportedly to drive for Wood Brothers in 2015

Have the Wood Brothers found their replacement for Trevor Bayne in 2015? Motorsport.com reports that Ryan Blaney will run for the team next season on a limited basis and it will have a technical alliance with Team Penske. Blaney is a developmental driver for Penske. Show More Summary

Happy Hour: Chase Elliott the rookie champ? Plus Denny Hamlin's penalty and more

Throughout the week you can send us your best questions, jokes, rants and just plain miscellaneous thoughts to happyhourmailbag@yahoo.com or @NickBromberg.We'll post them here, have a good time and everyone's happy. It feels good to be back. Show More Summary

Mark Martin joins Roush Fenway racing as a driver development coach

Mark Martin is returning to Roush Fenway Racing. No, the organization isn't expanding to four cars for 2015 and putting Martin in one of them. Instead, Martin will serve as a driver development coach for the team. “I’m excited to return to Roush Fenway Racing, as it feels like I’m going home to where I belong,” Martin said in a statement. Show More Summary

NASCAR World Cup 2014: It's Kyle Busch vs. a surprise in the Final

We've reached the NASCAR World Cup Final. No, we didn't skip a week or three. Here's how we got to the Final, which is something no one would have expected. It's kind of like Costa Rica vs. the Netherlands. If you just want to know what the Final is, skip down. Show More Summary

Greg Ives named Steve Letarte's replacement as Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s crew chief

Junior Nation's long national nightmare is over. Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s crew chief for 2015 has been decided. Hendrick Motorsports announced Wednesday that Greg Ives, the current crew chief for Chase Elliott in the Nationwide Series, would...Show More Summary

Denny Hamlin penalized 75 points, crew chief Darian Grubb suspended six races

Denny Hamlin will lose 75 points after NASCAR found issues with his car in post-race inspection after the Brickyard 400. He'll also lose the services of crew chief Darian Grubb, who was suspended for six races and fined $125,000. After the race, NASCAR announced that it had found issues with the rear firewall block-off plates in Hamlin's car. Show More Summary

Power Rankings: Everyone is chasing Jeff Gordon

Our Power Rankings are far from a scientific formula. In fact, it's the perfect blend of analytics and bias against your favorite driver. And you think we dislike your favorite driver, so it makes sense, right? Direct all your complaints to us at happyhourmailbag@yahoo.com. 1. Show More Summary

Joe Gibbs Racing plane hits Stewart-Haas plane on ground after Sunday's race

There were as many incidents at Concord (N.C.) Regional Airport after Sunday's race than there were during the race itself. The team plane of Joe Gibbs Racing collided with the Stewart-Haas plane on the ground on Sunday. The left wing...Show More Summary

Indianapolis was a tale of differing pit strategies on Sunday

INDIANAPOLIS – Let's get this out of the way immediately. Races dictated by pit strategy aren't inherently bad. Hell, racing would be much more boring and predictable if there was no variability when it came to pit stops. The element...Show More Summary

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