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Full Throttle: NASCAR Lets TV Push Them to a New Level of Stupidity

Tuesday brought an announcement from the hallowed halls of Daytona that Kyle Busch was fined $25,000 for his editorial assessment of NASCAR’s decision to hold him for a lap on Sunday for speeding to beat the pace car and stay on the lead lap. Busch’s actions initially garnered a two-lap penalty, which effectively ended his …

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Full Throttle: An Abundance of Talent & a Lack of Funds

As the 2010 racing season continues to wind down and teams and fans look towards what next year has in store, there is one theme that seems to be running rampant through the racing news of late: the struggle for funding is taxing more than just the Cup Series and it is signaling a disturbing …

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Frontstretch NASCAR Power Rankings: Top 15 After the 2010 TUMS Fast Relief 500 at Martinsville

Sunday’s racing at the small, half-mile paperclip in Martinsville was truly spectacular, reminding us why it’s the only racetrack remaining on NASCAR’s schedule every year since the sport’s inaugural season of 1949. Polesitter Denny Hamlin was certainly not the best car all day, but he was the best when it counted, mounting an impressive comeback …

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Full Throttle: NASCAR Racing the Way it Ought to Be at Martinsville

This past weekend’s race at Martinsville was a reminder of what NASCAR racing can be about. Side-by-side action, pit strategies, rebounds from mid-race spins… everything that fans love to see. The track is small, which allows everyone in the stands a great view of the action and allows the competitors to stay close if their …

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Frontstretch NASCAR Power Rankings: Top 15 After the 2010 Air Guard 400 at Richmond

The anti-climactic final moments of the Race to the Chase left a feeling in NASCAR fans’ mouths like they’d kissed their sister Saturday night. There wasn’t any of the built-up excitement that was promised from all the ESPN hype, and the oft-rumored, rarely intense battle for 12th place never materialized.

Frontstretch NASCAR Power Rankings: Top 15 After the 2010 Emory Healthcare 500 at Atlanta

It wasn’t quite the Southern 500, but at least the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series was racing where it should be – the South – on Labor Day weekend. The abrasive, slippery surface at Atlanta put drivers and teams to the test, and we saw some incredible athletic ability during the track’s own 500-mile Sunday tradition …

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Frontstretch NASCAR Power Rankings: Top 15 Up & Coming NASCAR Stars

During the final off week of the NASCAR season, despite a year where rookies are few and far between in the Cup Series, we’re taking a look at some stars of tomorrow who could potentially make an impact down the road. There are a multitude of racers spread all over the country, and thousands of …

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