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He went out on his own terms. That’s the assessment we keep hearing this weekend at Homestead-Miami Speedway as it pertains to Dale Earnhardt Jr.‘s final race as a full-time NASCAR Cup Series driver. He announced his decision to hang up his helmet back in April, after having made the decision at least a couple
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7:23 PM ET Bob PockrassNASCAR Close • NASCAR writer for ESPN.com• 2009, 2013 NMPA Writer of the Year• More than 25 years experience covering motorsports MIAMI BEACH, Fla. — Kyle Busch has long since mended fences with Kevin Harvick. With Brad Keselowski? Not so much. Busch and Keselowski have had a long-running dislike for each other. Keselowski has
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1:00 PM ET Bob PockrassNASCAR Close • NASCAR writer for ESPN.com• 2009, 2013 NMPA Writer of the Year• More than 25 years experience covering motorsports Part of Martin Truex Jr. absolutely wants to win the NASCAR Cup title for his longtime girlfriend, Sherry Pollex. Few would blame him. When Pollex, 38, prays, she doesn’t just pray for her
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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 Kyle Busch usually loves to hear when he accomplishes something other drivers haven’t. But don’t bother telling the 2015 NASCAR Cup champion that he is the first driver to advance to the championship
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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 If Kevin Harvick had tweeted a GIF of a bull running through a crowd before the 2017 playoffs, many people probably would have laughed. It’s really hard to play the bull when the
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2:00 PM ET Bob PockrassNASCAR Close • NASCAR writer for ESPN.com• 2009, 2013 NMPA Writer of the Year• More than 25 years experience covering motorsports Brad Keselowski has little momentum as he heads to Homestead-Miami Speedway this weekend to battle for the championship. He doesn’t worry about that. Momentum, he says, is overrated. He might have experienced a
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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 If Martin Truex Jr. is going to win his first NASCAR Cup championship, he’ll have to beat three drivers who have experienced winning Cup titles. That doesn’t bother Truex for one simple reason
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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 AVONDALE, Ariz. — Matt Kenseth acted like he had just won in a must-win situation Sunday at Phoenix Raceway. Maybe it was. Kenseth, already out of NASCAR championship contention, didn’t have the win-and-in
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4:47 PM ET Bob PockrassNASCAR Close • NASCAR writer for ESPN.com• 2009, 2013 NMPA Writer of the Year• More than 25 years experience covering motorsports AVONDALE, Ariz. — Jimmie Johnson won’t vie for a record eighth NASCAR Cup championship next week at Homestead-Miami Speedway. His frustrating playoff run continued Sunday after a flat tire resulted in a crash,
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