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Harvick has words, jab for Kurt Busch after Talladega

Your browser does not support iframes. TALLADEGA, Ala.—Teammates Kevin Harvick and Kurt Busch are moving on together to the next round of the Chase. But all is not harmonious in the Stewart-Haas camp. Shortly after the end of the race,...Show More Summary

Joey Logano wins Talladega; Truex, Keselowski, Elliott, Dillon eliminated

Joey Logano wins at Talladega to advance to the next round of the Chase. (Getty) TALLADEGA, Ala.—There are three ways to race at Talladega: -Run in the front. -Run in the pack. -Run far behind the pack. No matter which option you pick, one of the other two was probably a better choice. Show More Summary

Engine woes doom Brad Keselowski's 2016 championship hopes

Your browser does not support iframes. TALLADEGA, Ala.—After a day in which he’d thoroughly dominated both the field and the track, a day that ended with a championship-killing engine failure, Brad Keselowski spoke for exactly 49 seconds. Show More Summary

Martin Truex Jr.'s championship season evaporates with engine trouble

Your browser does not support iframes. TALLADEGA, Ala.—Martin Truex Jr. began his year with a bitter loss in the Daytona 500, coming up just six inches short of a trip to victory lane. He’ll end this year with an even more painful thud, a championship-caliber season falling victim to a blown engine at Talladega. Show More Summary

Martin Truex Jr. to start first at Talladega

Martin Truex Jr. has started first four times this season. (Getty) Martin Truex Jr. will lead the field to green Sunday at Talladega. Truex posted the fastest lap in the second round of qualifying on Saturday to win the pole for the fourth time in 2016. Show More Summary

Joey Logano: 'If I'm on defense, we're not going to win'

Joey Logano is currently 8th in the points standings. (Getty) Joey Logano can advance to the third round of the Chase as long as he finishes ahead of Austin Dillon and maintains his point advantages on Denny Hamlin, Brad Keselowski and Chase Elliott. Show More Summary

Happy Hour: Your thoughts on potentially limiting Cup drivers in lower series

Will we see fewer Cup driver appearances in the Xfinity Series in 2017? (Getty) Welcome to Happy Hour. As always, you can tweet or email us your NASCAR thoughts 24/7 at the links below. Y’all were moved by NASCAR saying earlier thisShow More Summary

Dale Earnhardt Jr. to be in NBC booth for Talladega and Martinsville

Dale Earnhardt Jr. last raced at Kentucky in July. (Getty) Dale Earnhardt Jr. will be on your television in more than just commercials for the next two Sundays. Junior will serve as a guest analyst for NBC during their coverage of Talladega on Sunday and next week’s race at Martinsville. Show More Summary

Who will make it to the 3rd round of the Chase? Here's our best guess

Brad Keselowski beat Kyle Busch in May at Talladega. (Getty) Predicting what will happen at Talladega is an exercise in futility. Unless it’s a prediction that there will be a winner of the race, a driver that will finish last, there will be a crash (or two) and that teams will have to make pit stops. Show More Summary

Jeffrey Earnhardt to run another Dale Earnhardt tribute scheme at Talladega

Jeffrey Earnhardt has four top-30 finishes in 17 races in 2016. (AP) Jeffrey Earnhardt is set to pay homage to his grandfather for the second time this season. Earnhardt, the grandson of seven-time Sprint Cup Series champion Dale Earnhardt and nephew of Dale Earnhardt Jr., is racing for BK Racing at Talladega. Show More Summary

Power Rankings: Kevin Harvick stakes his claim to No. 1

Kevin Harvick led 74 laps on Sunday. (Getty)[/caption] 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

Kevin Harvick comes through again, wins at Kansas to move on to Chase's 3rd round

Your browser does not support iframes. KANSAS CITY, Kansas — If Kevin Harvick needs a win to keep his Chase alive, odds are he’s going to get it. Harvick won his second race of the Chase on Sunday at Kansas Speedway, passing Carl Edwards on the race’s final restart. Show More Summary

NASCAR taking 'hard look' at Cup drivers in Xfinity and Camping World Series

Kyle Busch has nine wins in the Xfinity Series in 2016. (Getty) NASCAR appears close to potentially limiting the number of Xfinity and Camping World Truck Series races a Sprint Cup Series driver can participate in. NASCAR vice president...Show More Summary

Quick takeaways from Kansas: What could go wrong did go wrong for Denny Hamlin

Denny Hamlin’s car apparently hit something early in the race to break the splitter. (Getty) KANSAS CITY, Kansas — Damn that Denny Hamlin luck. A week after a blown engine with less than 30 laps to go derailed a potential second-place finish, wacky circumstances struck the No. Show More Summary

Mangled race car after spin through infield erases points cushion for Brad Keselowski

Brad Keselowski fell from 4th to 11th in the standings thanks to his lap 190 spin. (Getty) KANSAS CITY, Kansas — Brad Keselowski entered Sunday’s race at Kansas 25 points ahead of the Chase’s cutoff line for the second round. Thanks to a spin through the infield, Keselowski leaves Kansas seven points behind the line. Show More Summary

Kevin Harvick comes through again, wins at Kansas to move on to Chase's 3rd round

Kevin Harvick won at Kansas for the first time since 2013. (Getty) KANSAS CITY, Kansas — If Kevin Harvick needs a win to keep his Chase alive, odds are he’s going to get it. Harvick won his second race of the Chase on Sunday at Kansas Speedway, passing Carl Edwards on the race’s final restart. Show More Summary

Matt Kenseth wins Kansas pole as JGR-equipped cars take 5 of top 7 spots

Matt Kenseth finished second at Charlotte last week. (Getty) Is Sunday setting up to be a day of Toyota dominance? Joe Gibbs Racing’s Matt Kenseth beat out teammate Kyle Busch by 0.001 seconds to take the pole at Kansas Speedway for Sunday’s race. Show More Summary

Additional downforce will be taken away from Sprint Cup cars in 2017

KANSAS CITY, Kansas — NASCAR is cutting downforce from Sprint Cup cars once again. Officials said Friday that cars will have smaller spoilers and splitters in 2017, among other changes. The rules, which will be official after the conclusion of the 2016 season, have been sent to Cup teams so they can start working ahead for next season. Show More Summary

Hendrick Motorsports: Data sharing with Stewart-Haas stopped before season

Stewart-Haas Racing has led nearly 2,000 more laps than Hendrick Motorsports since the start of 2014. (Getty) KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Stewart-Haas Racing has been competing in 2016 without any data sharing from Hendrick Motorsports. Stewart-Haas and Hendrick have had a technical alliance since Stewart-Haas Racing was Haas CNC Racing. Show More Summary

Happy Hour: How should the top 7 drivers attack Kansas?

Kyle Busch won the spring race at Kansas Speedway. (Getty) Welcome to Happy Hour. You can tweet or email us your comments throughout the week for our weekly Thursday fun. Sunday’s race at Kansas marks the halfway point in the Chase.Show More Summary

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