NASCAR Race Weekend Central

Carl Edwards Placed on Probation for 3 Races

NASCAR President Mike Helton addressed the media Tuesday afternoon following Sunday’s late-race incident between Carl Edwards and Brad Keselowski at the Atlanta Motor Speedway. Well over 100 laps down, Edwards intentionally spun Keselowski through the tri-oval while Keselowski was running sixth. The No. 12 car lifted in the air and slammed the outside wall with …

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Kurt Busch Wins 2010 Kobalt Tools 500 at Atlanta as Tires & Tempers Break

Mirroring last year’s victory, Kurt Busch and the No. 2 Miller Lite Dodge team claimed the checkered flag in Sunday’s Kobalt Tools 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Leading six times for 129 laps, Busch made his winning move in a three-wide pass during the race’s first attempt at a green-white-checkered finish. Busch says that balance …

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Jimmie Johnson Wins 2010 Auto Club 500 After Getting a Lucky Break

Back during Speedweeks at Daytona International Speedway, Hendrick Motorsports’ teams didn’t look like their dominant selves. Jimmie Johnson suffered from a broken axle late in the race, forcing him to retire on lap 185 and finishing 35th as a result. In Fontana, the status quo returned. Johnson had the best car on Sunday, leading eight …

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Jamie McMurray Wins 2010 Daytona 500 in Wild Finish Overshadowed by a Pothole

It was a final lap for the ages. And while Dale Earnhardt Jr. brought everyone, from the fans in the stands to the writers in the media center to their feet with a daring charge that took him from 10th to second in the last two-and-a-half miles, all he could do was push Jamie McMurray …

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Martin Truex Jr. Finishes 6th in 1st Start With MWR at Daytona

Coming to the green flag on the first green-white-checkered attempt Martin Truex Jr. was in prime position to win in his first race with Michael Waltrip Racing; instead he watched as his former team won the 52nd running of the Daytona 500. On the second to final restart, Truex passed leader Greg Biffle going into …

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Kasey Kahne Holds Off Tony Stewart to Win 2010 Gatorade Duel #2; Mike Bliss & Scott Speed Lock-in

Kasey Kahne showed Thursday afternoon why he’s been the trendy pick to win Sunday’s Daytona 500 since cars unloaded last week. Holding off a last-lap charge from the outside, Kahne crossed the stripe .014 seconds ahead of Tony Stewart to win the second Gatorade Duel 150 qualifying race, and in the process picked up his …

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Jimmie Johnson Ekes Out Victory in 2010 Gatorade Duel #1 at Daytona

The evil genius that is Chad Knaus came out on top again on Thursday. 24 hours after somehow convincing NASCAR to allow the No. 48 team to go to a backup car despite a a perfectly fixable primary machine and showing up late for the drivers’ meeting today, Knaus and the No. 48 team proved …

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6 Drivers Forced to Backups for 2010 Gatorade Duels at Daytona

As teams looked to feel their cars out before Thursday’s Gatorade Duel 150 qualifying races, six teams were forced to pull out their backup cars thanks to on-track incidents – the most since the Duels went to their current 150-mile format in 2005. In the day’s first session, Clint Bowyer cut a tire and was …

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