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Daytona 500 Recap: Johnson Uses Lane Choice to Win Second Daytona 500

The list of drivers who’ve won in their 400th career start, including Sunday reads like a Who’s Who of Who’s Mattered within this sport. Four of them are Hall of Famers: Richard Petty, Lee Petty, David Pearson, and Dale Earnhardt, Sr. paired with the sport’s most successful independent, Dave Marcis. It’s a number that, however …

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Carl Edwards Wins the Battle, 2010 Ford 400, But Jimmie Johnson Wins the War at Homestead

The end results were predictable. Carl Edwards won the Ford 400 at Homestead, securing the sixth win in the last seven races in the season finale race for Roush Fenway Racing. And Jimmie Johnson realized the “Drive for Five,” winning his fifth consecutive Cup Series championship. How both got there, however, was anything but. Though …

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Front Row Motorsports Expecting Same Package from Ford for 2011

Frontstretch caught up with Front Row Motorsports General Manager Jerry Freeze on Friday afternoon at the Homestead-Miami Speedway. In discussing the organization’s affiliation with Ford heading in the 2011 season, Freeze noted that FRM is likely to field a package similar to their 2010 effort, though the team has yet to make a final decision …

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The Future is Now for Elliott Sadler; Wins 1st Pole Since 2006 at Texas

Much ado was made of Ford during morning practice sessions at the Texas Motor Speedway, with Roush Fenway Racing drivers Greg Biffle, Carl Edwards and Matt Kenseth timing in first, second and fourth on the speed charts. But when push came to shove during qualifying, it was another Ford (and a soon to be ex-Ford …

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Denny Hamlin Wins 2010 TUMS Fast Relief 500 at Martinsville, Cuts Point Gap

Starting on the pole, Denny Hamlin dropped like a rock in the opening laps of Sunday’s TUMS Fast Relief 500, yet in the closing laps, Hamlin’s No. 11 FedEx Toyota came to life and looked like it was being shot out of a cannon through the corners. Taking the lead with 29 laps to go, …

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Denny Hamlin Dominates 2010 Air Guard 400 to Claim Victory, No. 1 Seed at Richmond

Denny Hamlin dominated Saturday’s Air Guard 400 at Richmond, completing his worst-to-first transition by leading 251 of 400 laps for a second straight triumph in the fall event. Holding off a late charge by teammate Kyle Busch, he ended a personal two-month winless streak, earning the Chase’s top seed in the process with his sixth victory of the season.

What Money Can’t Buy, Front Row Motorsports is Banking On for the Future

It’s been a month of transition for Front Row Motorsports, major, unexpected decisions shaping the philosophy and the future of the team going forward. For while some details are still missing as to what transpired at Michigan last month, the results remain the same: Kevin Conway and his ExtenZe sponsorship are no longer associated with …

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