NASCAR

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 The quarterfinal round of 12 has a different dynamic in 2017, and it’s not just because of the playoff points that drivers carry into the three-race stretch of Charlotte-Talladega-Kansas. With Talladega as the
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5:20 PM ET Bob PockrassNASCAR Close • NASCAR writer for ESPN.com• 2009, 2013 NMPA Writer of the Year• More than 25 years experience covering motorsports CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Denny Hamlin knows NASCAR teams are struggling to find dollars, but when the suggestion that drivers should take pay cuts comes up, the Joe Gibbs Racing driver will lobby that
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“You see that street over there? I used to drag race over there. I got into a little trouble on that street.” That was Robert Yates’ assessment of a flat, straight industrial frontage road not far from the area of Charlotte known as The Plaza, where he grew up in the 1950s. He rubbed his
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11:12 PM ET Bob PockrassNASCAR Close • NASCAR writer for ESPN.com• 2009, 2013 NMPA Writer of the Year• More than 25 years experience covering motorsports Robert Yates, a NASCAR Cup champion car owner and innovative engine builder who once was told by a college professor that he wouldn’t amount to anything because he spent his time working on
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