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NASCAR News & Notes of the Week

Dustin Long takes a spin around the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
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<p> Athlon Sports contributor Dustin Long highlights the NASCAR news and notes of the week. Carl Edwards and Regan Smith get new crew chiefs, Kyle Busch searches for sponsorship and Elliot Sadler has a new home at Joe Gibbs Racing.</p>
2012

Until last week, crew chief Jimmy Fennig admits he had “very seldom’’ talked to Carl Edwards in their years together at Roush Fenway Racing.

“I’m the type of crew chief that I focus in on the job at hand and the driver I have and don’t really pay too much attention to other drivers,” said Fennig, who most recently was Matt Kenseth’s crew chief.

The Earnhardt Extension

Earnhardt Jr., Hendrick still an unlikely pairing

by Tom Bowles

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<p> Athlon Sports contributor Tom Bowles examines Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s racing legacy and how it will be linked with Hendrick Motorsports — the racing organization that came up with the plan to dethrone his late father.</p>

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