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Frontstretch NASCAR Power Rankings: Top 15 After the 2010 Irwin Tools Night Race at Bristol

The new Bristol provided a lot of excitement over the weekend, but the traditional bump-and-run found itself replaced by another classic maneuver: the slide job. When done correctly, Kyle Busch used it as a weapon towards an unprecedented three-race sweep; when done wrong, it led to a bump and spin on Friday night during the …

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Full Throttle: NASCAR Crippling the Nationwide Series

The economy is still in rough shape no matter how you look at it. Unemployment is far over historical levels, corporations are cutting back on marketing budgets, costs for race teams are escalating and track owners are struggling to fill the seats at their venues. NASCAR apparently understands these struggles for teams and tracks and is trying to make things easier for the Nationwide Series to continue to operate.

Frontstretch NASCAR Power Rankings: Top 15 After the 2010 CARFAX 400 at Michigan

At the center of it all is Jack Roush, who put three cars inside the top five at Michigan; was that enough for all of them to make moves toward the top of the Power Rankings? And while Kurt Busch done blowed up, was that lack of horsepower enough to send him tumbling out of the poll? This week’s NASCAR Power Rankings reveals all the movers and shakers after the year’s final trip to the Irish Hills.

Full Throttle: In NASCAR, Lead, Follow or Get Out of the Way

NASCAR racing is an inherently dangerous sport with drivers pushing their cars to the limits of control and testing every part on the car — sometimes to the breaking point — for the entire distance of a race. While those drivers focus on running their cars that fast passing other drivers who are running near …

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Todd Bodine Holds Off Timothy Peters to Tame the Lady in Black

Timothy Peters was on the pole and led laps early, but Todd Bodine used his extensive experience at Darlington to come on late and ended up visiting victory lane once again at the Track Too Tough to Tame. Bodine had previously won at Darlington in the Nationwide Series and now adds a Truck Series victory …

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Austin Dillon is Racing for More Than a Victory This Weekend

Austin Dillon’s sponsor in the Camping World Truck Series is Bass Pro Shops, an outdoor goods retailer that is well known for not only offering a great variety of hunting and fishing items, but also for doing a large amount of charitable work throughout the country. This weekend, Bass Pro Shops is working with the …

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Timothy Peters on Pole for 2010 Too Tough to Tame 200 at Darlington

Timothy Peters was consistent in the two Too Tough to Tame 200 practice sessions before qualifying, and it paid off for him when the time came to lay it down in qualifying. Peters was the 17th truck on the track, which didn’t really make difference since the track temperature stayed relatively constant during the hour …

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Austin Dillon Fastest in 2nd 2010 Too Tough to Tame 200 Practice at Darlington

Austin Dillon continues to be unfazed by the daunting task of racing Darlington Raceway for the first time in his career. For the second practice in a row he was at the top of the speed chart, the only driver to break the 169-mph barrier in both sessions. Dillon did a mock qualifying run at …

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Frontstretch NASCAR Power Rankings: Top 15 After the 2010 Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips at the Glen

Drivers turned right and left this past weekend at Watkins Glen, and some of them turned themselves right out of their positions in the NASCAR Power Rankings. But while top competition faltered, Juan Pablo Montoya righted his ship, breaking a 113-race winless streak while licking the wounds of a difficult season. Further back, Marcos Ambrose was …

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