CUP: McMurray Out Early at Martinsville After Strong Weekend

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RIDGEWAY, Va. — Jamie McMurray only made it 106 laps in Sunday’s STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway before his left-rear tire blew and sent the No. 1 car into the wall. After restarting in the top 10 on lap 76, Jimmie Johnson made contact in Turn 1 with McMurray’s No. 1 Cessna Chevrolet. The contact bent the fenders around McMurray’s left-rear …

CUP: Brad Keselowski On Pole For Advance Auto Parts Clash at Daytona

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Former Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion Brad Keselowski will sit on the pole for Saturday night’s Advance Auto Parts Clash at Daytona (8 p.m., FOX, MRN, SirusXM Channel 90).

NSCS: Elliott, Dillon and McMurray Get in Chase on Points

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RICHMOND, Va. — Three drivers entered Richmond Saturday night with a chance to compete for this year’s Sprint Cup Series championship. Chase Elliott, Austin Dillon and Jamie McMurray all clung to the final three Chase spots in the final weeks of the regular season and didn’t relinquish them to make up the rest of the 2016 Chase grid. Elliott nearly …

BROWN: Chase Waters Muddied For Many Following Chaotic Watkins Glen Cup Affair

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Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series stop at Watkins Glen International scrambled the Chase hopes of five drivers, setting up a barn-burning battle for the final postseason berths with just four races to go.

NSCS: It’s the Big One; Kurt Busch, Johnson Make Contact; Triggers 21-Car Wreck

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TALLADEGA, Ala. — Report by Race Chaser Online Northeast Correspondent Kyle Magda — Sean Gardner/Getty Images North America photo — Drivers always have to expect “The Big One” anytime NASCAR visits Talladega Superspeedway. It was only a matter of time when the laps of Sunday’s GEICO 500 began to wind down and the intensity increased. Jimmie Johnson and Paul Menard picked …

NSCS: Hamlin Hammers Down; JGR Driver Paces Opening Sprint Cup Practice at Bristol

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BRISTOL, Tenn. — Report by Race Chaser Online Northeast Correspondent Kyle Magda — Sean Gardner/Getty Images North America photo — The speed in the Joe Gibbs Racing stable hasn’t left them Friday at Bristol Motor Speedway. Daytona 500 winner Denny Hamlin set the fastest time in opening practice at 14.913 seconds (128.666 mph) in the No. 11 FedEx Freight Toyota. Hamlin …