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Dale Earnhardt Jr. says he’ll attend Dover races; provides encouraging health update

nascar.nbcsports.com — (Photo by Matt Sullivan/Getty Images) Kevin Harvick 's win Sunday at New Hampshire was his least Kevin Harvick victory in a long time. Harvick now has six victories since he claimed his Sprint Cup title in 2014. Heading into Sunday's race at New Hampshire, Harvick had led an average of 197.6 laps in his previous five wins with a total of 988 laps.

NASCAR won’t penalize Martin Truex Jr., Jimmie Johnson for failing inspection at Chicago

nascar.nbcsports.com — Remember the name Cayden Lapcevich. It is the 16-year-old from Grimsby, Ontario, who is the youngest champion in NASCAR history. Lapcevich, at 16 years, 10 months, 16 days, was crowned the NASCAR Pinty's Series champion last Sunday, breaking the record Joey Logano set in 2007 when he won the K&N East Series championship at 17 years, 3 months, 28 days.

Jeb Burton gets additional Xfinity race with new partnership at Biagi-DenBeste Racing

nascar.nbcsports.com — Todd Warshaw/Getty Images Jeb Burton will make his third Xfinity Series start with Biagi-DenBeste Racing at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Oct. 7. The team announced Wednesday that Burton will drive the No. 98 Ford with support from new partners The Z Real Estate Group and Keller Williams Burlington.

Cayden Lapcevich defied the odds to become NASCAR’s youngest champion

nascar.nbcsports.com — Remember the name Cayden Lapcevich. It is the 16-year-old from Grimsby, Ontario, who is the youngest champion in NASCAR history. Lapcevich, at 16 years, 10 months, 16 days, was crowned the NASCAR Pinty's Series champion last Sunday, breaking the record Joey Logano set in 2007 when he won the K&N East Series championship at 17 years, 3 months, 28 days.

Matt Kenseth questions whether postrace laser inspection is necessary

nascar.nbcsports.com — Jerry Markland/Getty Images CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Matt Kenseth believes in checking cars before and after Sprint Cup races but said the recent spate of laser inspection failures does raise questions about the current process.

NASCAR on NBC podcast, Episode 43: Jill Gregory

nascar.nbcsports.com — Jonathan Moore/Getty Images CHARLOTTE, N.C. - The top two seeds in the Xfinity Series Chase have differing views on seeing the regular season come to an end. For Erik Jones, there's relief that the seven-race playoffs begin this weekend at Kentucky Speedway as he moves into the No. 1 seed.

NASCAR executive answers questions about inspection, issues from Chicagoland race

nascar.nbcsports.com — While Sunday's Chase opener saw Martin Truex Jr. win at Chicagoland Speedway, much of the focus turned to the cars of Truex and Jimmie Johnson failing the Laser Inspection Station after the race. NASCAR confirmed that both were off within the lowest range that triggers a penalty, thus both teams could face a P2 penalty later this week.

Martin Truex Jr. takes point lead after Chicagoland

nascar.nbcsports.com — Photo by Sarah Crabill/Getty Images JOLIET, Ill. - Why should it be easy? It wasn't Sunday for Kevin Harvick, crew chief Rodney Childers and the rest of their team after a pit decision failed and was compounded when Harvick could not get his lap back because there were so few cautions.

Kyle Larson not looking forward to New Hampshire after disappointing Chase opener

nascar.nbcsports.com — Photo by Sarah Crabill/Getty Images JOLIET, Ill. - Why should it be easy? It wasn't Sunday for Kevin Harvick, crew chief Rodney Childers and the rest of their team after a pit decision failed and was compounded when Harvick could not get his lap back because there were so few cautions.

Regan Smith, wife welcome baby girl during Sprint Cup race

nascar.nbcsports.com — Photo by Sarah Crabill/Getty Images JOLIET, Ill. - Why should it be easy? It wasn't Sunday for Kevin Harvick, crew chief Rodney Childers and the rest of their team after a pit decision failed and was compounded when Harvick could not get his lap back because there were so few cautions.
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Sep 26, 2016

RT @NASCARonNBC: An encouraging update from @DaleJr, who will be at the track (but not in a car) this weekend  http://tw.nbcsports.com/dt2i  https://t.co/Ck81H1Dm6P

Sep 25, 2016

@goducks88_mick If a team reaches the final four, then the points penalties won't have an impact. If eliminated, then it will.

Sep 25, 2016

@goducks88_mick No, the points penalties affect the 78. The points are reset each round, but as teams fall out, there are separate standings

Sep 24, 2016

@keselowski Ha! This is a common affliction; often occurring when on live radio/TV.

Sep 23, 2016

@DE88_ROX Great thought; should have asked about the absences of Gordon, Stewart, too. Thanks for listening!


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