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Juan Pablo Montoya on Pole for 2010 Brickyard 400

Timing is everything and when you go out to qualify for the Brickyard is very critical. Indianapolis is one of the most temperature sensitive tracks that the series visits so the earlier a driver can take to the track the better. For Juan Pablo Montoya, going out seventh gave him almost the perfect opportunity to …

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Timothy Peters Wins 2010 AAA Insurance 200 Pole at ORP

Shortly after action wrapped up on the big track at 16th and Georgetown, the Truck Series hit the oval at O’Reilly Raceway Park to qualify for this evening’s AAA Insurance 200. Timothy Peters powered his Toyota around the 7/10-mile track in 22.522 seconds at a speed of 109.653 mph. Starting outside of Peters will be …

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Juan Pablo Montoya Paces 2nd 2010 Brickyard 400 Practice

After the initial practice session, teams made adjustments and hit the track to see how their cars took to the changes. There was also some cloud cover that moved over the track which allowed the track temp to dip slightly which is critical at Indianapolis which is one of the most temperature sensitive tracks on …

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Juan Pablo Montoya Tops 1st 2010 Brickyard 400 Practice

Pick your cliché’ – Different verse, same as the first – Same ol’ stuff, different day – Another day, another dollar – Whatever you want to call it, the NASCAR Cup series has returned to Indianapolis and Juan Pablo Montoya has picked up right where he left off. When the checkered flag flew last year, …

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Frontstretch NASCAR Power Rankings: The 2011 Potential Hall of Fame Class

With the Cup Series off this weekend, the pollsters took a look at the recently announced list of nominees for the 2011 Hall of Fame induction class. The mix of names covers all aspects of NASCAR – drivers in various series, crew chiefs, car owners and promoters. Some were there when the first green flag …

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Frontstretch NASCAR Power Rankings: Top 15 After the 2010 LifeLock.com 400 at Chicagoland

Chase leaders learned the hard way why Chicago’s known as the Windy City, as many saw their cushion at the top swept away. Points leader Kevin Harvick’s advantage over second place was cut from 225 to 103 points, while third-place Jimmie Johnson led the most laps in the race, but could not overcome a couple …

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Full Throttle: Thinking of George Steinbrenner Stirs Thoughts of Rick Hendrick

Waking up yesterday to the news that George Steinbrenner had passed away got me thinking about his legacy in professional baseball. Steinbrenner was much like any iconic figure associated with a winning dynasty — he was loved by many and despised by an almost equal number. The fans of the New York Yankees might have …

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Frontstretch NASCAR Power Rankings: Top 15 After the 2010 Coke Zero 400 at Daytona

Daytona lived up to its wild reputation Saturday night, triggering another classic Big One that shook up the 43-car field faster than your local bingo caller before calling out a number. By the time the spinning stopped, 19 cars – including a host of the top runners – were taken out in the melee, and …

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