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Full Throttle: NASCAR Drivers Should Help Develop Future Stars

There are stories printed most every week about the downfall of the NASCAR Nationwide Series and the lack of talent that is being developed for the future of the Cup Series. The Cup interlopers are always harangued for taking away the seats that young drivers could be filling and accumulating experience towards running at the …

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Frontstretch NASCAR Power Rankings: Top 15 after the 2010 Ford 400 at Homestead

With 36 points races and 41 weeks on the calendar, the extensive NASCAR Cup season finally came to its long-awaited conclusion at Homestead, Fla. Denny Hamlin had the championship in hand; all he needed to do was finish ahead of Jimmie Johnson and the Sprint Cup trophy was finally his for the taking. But that …

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Full Throttle: Hendrick Motorsports Makes Major Changes – Desperation or Brilliance?

Sunday saw Jimmie Johnson add to his page in the history books by winning his fifth consecutive championship. One more year of domination by the No. 48 team will double the number of championships anyone in the Cup series has ever won consecutively. Most people would sit back after such an amazing accomplishment and take …

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Frontstretch NASCAR Power Rankings: Top 15 After the 2010 Kobalt Tools 500 at Phoenix

The penultimate round of the NASCAR Sprint Cup season is now complete. Denny Hamlin dominated the Phoenix event, but a long green-flag run at the end combined with poor fuel mileage for the No. 11 Toyota conspired to relegate Hamlin to a 12th-place finish. Carl Edwards, on the other hand, was able to squeeze out …

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Frontstretch NASCAR Power Rankings: Top 15 After the 2010 AAA Texas 500

Texas Motor Speedway became Denny Hamlin’s personal playground on Sunday, when he unseated Jimmie Johnson from the top spot in the standings for the first time this late in the season since 2005. Johnson was plagued with pit road issues, which led to the No. 24 team moving over to pit him – a move …

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