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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) There is no clearer example of the disconnect between NASCAR and its teams then the fight earlier this year over the procedures to cool cars down during qualifying.

NASCAR refused to allow the use of cooling boxes, so teams had jerry-rigged a system that created a dangerous on-track situation for the drivers.

NASCAR summoned the crew chiefs from every Sprint Cup organization to hash out a solution. The teams were almost unanimously in favor of using the cooling boxes, but NASCAR officials on that conference call in March wouldn't budge. They were OK with using fans, but smaller teams were against having to go buy them.

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Rookie Chase Elliott nabs third win of the season at Chicagoland

JOLIET, Ill. – Third time's a charm. But so was the first and the second.

Accomplishing feats uncharacteristic for a rookie, Chase Elliott won again, leading 85 of 200 laps en route to his third win of the season in Saturday's EnjoyIllinois.com 300 NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Chicagoland Speedway. (MORE)

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NASCAR Schedule
Sprint CupCrown Royal Presents The John Wayne Walding 400 at The BrickyardJul. 2710:20 PT11:20 MT12:20 CT1:20 ET13:20 ET17:20 GMT1:20 北京时间10:20 MST12:20 EST21:20 UAE12:20 CT19:20 CET TV: ESPN
NationwideLilly Diabetes 250Jul. 261:50 PT2:50 MT3:50 CT4:50 ET16:50 ET20:50 GMT4:50 北京时间1:50 MST3:50 EST0:50 UAE (+1)3:50 CT22:50 CET TV: ESPN
Camping World Truck1-800-CarCash Mudsummer ClassicJul. 236:16 PT7:16 MT8:16 CT9:16 ET21:16 ET1:16 GMT9:16 北京时间6:16 MST8:16 EST5:16 UAE (+1)8:16 CT3:16 CET TV: FS1

NASCAR Leaders: Points
RankDriverPointsWins
1 J.Gordon 670 1
2 D.Earnhardt Jr. 658 2
3 B.Keselowski 634 3
4 M.Kenseth 621 0
5 J.Johnson 598 3
6 C.Edwards 574 2
7 R.Newman 573 0
8 K.Busch 567 1
9 J.Logano 551 2
10 C.Bowyer 548 0
11 P.Menard 541 0
12 D.Hamlin 530 1
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