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1:30 PM ET Bob PockrassNASCAR Close • NASCAR writer for ESPN.com• 2009, 2013 NMPA Writer of the Year• More than 25 years experience covering motorsports MARTINSVILLE, Va. — Wood Brothers Racing co-owner Eddie Wood, whose race team has never had a driver in contention to win a championship with four races remaining, admits “we’re just thankful to be
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10:00 AM ET Bob PockrassNASCAR Close • NASCAR writer for ESPN.com• 2009, 2013 NMPA Writer of the Year• More than 25 years experience covering motorsports Dale Earnhardt Jr. has announced that he will retire from the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series after the 2017 season. As the Hendrick Motorsports driver prepares to climb into the race car for
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4:35 PM ET Bob PockrassNASCAR Close • NASCAR writer for ESPN.com• 2009, 2013 NMPA Writer of the Year• More than 25 years experience covering motorsports UTICA, N.Y. — The question of whether the inherent risk Kevin Ward Jr. took in competing in a sprint car race included that of being hit by Tony Stewart‘s car, while Ward walked
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9:00 AM ET Bob PockrassNASCAR Close • NASCAR writer for ESPN.com• 2009, 2013 NMPA Writer of the Year• More than 25 years experience covering motorsports HOMESTEAD, Fla. — Brad Keselowski had finished a day of testing at Homestead-Miami Speedway and knew what he might need there next month if he is among the four finalists in contention to
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11:30 PM ET Bob PockrassNASCAR Close • NASCAR writer for ESPN.com• 2009, 2013 NMPA Writer of the Year• More than 25 years experience covering motorsports HOMESTEAD, Fla. — The Homestead-Miami Speedway garage delivered a lonely vibe Tuesday afternoon. A few racecar haulers parked in the garage and several more parked outside the tunnel but served only as a
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Oct 25, 2017 Bob PockrassNASCAR Close • NASCAR writer for ESPN.com• 2009, 2013 NMPA Writer of the Year• More than 25 years experience covering motorsports Darrell Wallace Jr. will become the first full-time African-American driver in the NASCAR Cup Series since Wendell Scott in 1971 as he was named the 2018 full-time driver for Richard Petty Motorsports. The
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9:00 PM ET Bob PockrassNASCAR Close • NASCAR writer for ESPN.com• 2009, 2013 NMPA Writer of the Year• More than 25 years experience covering motorsports KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Martin Truex Jr. won for the seventh time this season when he took the checkered flag Sunday at Kansas Speedway. The championship now goes through him. And it has
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Oct 22, 2017 Bob PockrassNASCAR Close • NASCAR writer for ESPN.com• 2009, 2013 NMPA Writer of the Year• More than 25 years experience covering motorsports KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Furniture Row Racing crewmen had a somber feeling Sunday morning at Kansas Speedway after fabricator Jim Watson collapsed and died of a heart attack while on a go-kart outing
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6:41 PM ET Bob PockrassNASCAR Close • NASCAR writer for ESPN.com• 2009, 2013 NMPA Writer of the Year• More than 25 years experience covering motorsports KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Kyle Larson is staring at elimination from the NASCAR playoffs after an engine failure ended his race Sunday after just 73 laps at Kansas Speedway. Larson entered the day
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12:00 PM ET Bob PockrassNASCAR Close • NASCAR writer for ESPN.com• 2009, 2013 NMPA Writer of the Year• More than 25 years experience covering motorsports RICHMOND, Va. — Kyle Larson, a driver who made his name racing dirt tracks across the country, had not been able to duplicate that type of prowess in a NASCAR Cup car on
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12:00 PM ET Bob PockrassNASCAR Close • NASCAR writer for ESPN.com• 2009, 2013 NMPA Writer of the Year• More than 25 years experience covering motorsports DARLINGTON, S.C. — The new NASCAR points system is complicated. Thankfully, the who’s in-who’s out as far as the playoffs heading into the regular-season finale is not hard to understand. With 16 spots
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