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Who’s Hot/Who’s Not in Sprint Cup: 2009 Brickyard 400 Edition

Jimmie Johnson may have come from out of nowhere to claim his second consecutive Brickyard 400, but the three-time defending has been RED HOT as of late.

Fan’s View: To All the Bored NASCAR Fans out There… Patience Is a Virtue

Boring. Tedious. Wearisome. These are adjectives continually assigned to NASCAR races. It seems that we, the fan, expect to be entertained every week with side-by-side racing, last-lap passes, on-track rivalries and finishing orders that materially affect the Chase. It’s clear that we’d rather not watch a 400-mile event where a single car drives away with …

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5 Points to Ponder: 2009 Brickyard 400 Edition

Each week, Frontstretch hosts a live blog during the Sprint Cup race. It’s a great way for readers to interact alongside their favorite Frontstretch writers with videos, live commentary, and live polls. Each of this week’s “Five Points” were polls taken during the Brickyard 400 live blog. ONE: Should the Nationwide and Truck series run …

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Bubble Breakdown: Scott Speed Wins the Indy Battle, But John Andretti Winning the War

Sunday, NASCAR traveled to the hallowed halls of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in their annual attempt to show that if you take 43 stock cars and put them at one of the greatest tracks in the entire world, you really don’t get very good racing. While a caution with 30 laps to go made for …

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Happy Hour: Jeremy Mayfield Drama Exposes NASCAR’s Credibility Problem

It has been interesting to read the articles and comments devoted to the Jeremy Mayfield mess. The surprise is the amount of fans in Mayfield’s corner. Some are lashing out at the institution of NASCAR as if it were a driver who had just wrecked their hero; others are presenting reasonable and thoughtful scenarios where …

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Thompson in Turn 5: So Far, Mark Martin’s Season Is Not Mark Martin-like

It has been more than 10 years since the newest addition to the Hendrick Motorsports stable, Mark Martin, has scored four wins this early in a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season. That was in 1998, when Martin would go on to win a total of seven events but nonetheless finish second to a young upstart …

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BSNews: NASCAR “Official” Bilked in Ponzi Scam (& Other Stuff!)

Daytona Beach, Fla. (BSNews) – Secret agents from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement searched the homes of two Florida men, claiming they bilked over $5.4 million from NASCAR drivers, a police officer and even a “top NASCAR official.” Apparently, the men – Henri Zogaib, a driver in the NASCAR-owned Grand Am series, and Ormand Beach …

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Fanning the Flames: Herschel McGriff Scores 1 for NASCAR’s Geritol Gang

Move over, Tom Watson. Herschel McGriff, at 81 years of age, finished 13th in this past weekend’s NASCAR Camping World West race at Portland International Raceway. We’ve all heard about that, right? But did you realize when and where he made his first career NASCAR start? The inaugural Southern 500 at Darlington. No joke. The …

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