A busy Tuesday for NASCAR testing at Pocono, Michigan, road courses

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Coming off NASCAR’s longest race of the season, many Sprint Cup teams are back at work today and tomorrow with testing at various circuits.

Dustin Long of Motor Racing Network reports that almost a dozen drivers have set up shop at the 2.5-mile Pocono Raceway, which will host the Sprint Cup series in two weeks and again in August in the final run of races before the Chase.

We missed this sound…summer has finally arrived! #NASCAR # WhatTurn4

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As for Richard Petty Motorsports’ duo of Aric Almirola and Marcos Ambrose, they’ve made their way to Michigan International Speedway. Apparently, they had an early wake-up call as Ambrose was getting in a few more Z’s in the car ride to the track.

Several road courses are also buzzing with engine noise today. Stewart-Haas Racing’s Kevin Harvick and Kurt Busch are among those testing today at Virginia International Raceway.

Road course testing today!

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BK Racing is also running at VIR today, and one of its rookies, Ryan Truex, tweeted a selfie from the cockpit before he presumably headed out for a run.

Then there’s Road Atlanta, which is playing host to multiple drivers as well per PRN Radio’s Mark Garrow:

So, did you get all of that? If not, Brad Keselowski (one of the drivers at Road Atlanta) has a word of advice.

Dakar Rally video highlights from the concluding Stage 14

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EDITOR’S NOTE: NBCSN will air additional Dakar Rally highlights on Sunday at 5:30 p.m. ET and Monday at 7 p.m. ET.

The 40th Dakar Rally is now history.

Nearly 550 competitors began the early 5,600-mile long race 15 days ago and concluded Saturday.

As we’ve done throughout the Rally, here are some key video highlights from NBCSN’s coverage of the Rally: