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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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Jimmie Johnson Takes 2010 Lenox Industrial Tools 301 on Late Race Bump ‘N’ Run, Wins 2nd Straight

Jimmie Johnson had a very quick car on Sunday at New Hampshire, but he did not really have the right track position to be able to take advantage of that speed for most of the race. However, when crunch time came along, Johnson was right there to capitalize on his good car. Juan Pablo Montoya …

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Denny Hamlin Dominates at Michigan to Claim 5th Victory in 10 Races

“All we do is win, baby!” Such were the words Denny Hamlin uttered over the radio of the No. 11 FedEx Toyota as he was coming to take the checkered flag at the Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips 400 at Michigan International Speedway on Sunday. Sounding increasingly more like fact rather than t-shirt hyperbole fodder, …

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Kevin Harvick Offers Insight to War of Words & Bumpers With Joey Logano

With the images still fresh in everybody’s memory of Joey Logano being sent for a long lurid four-wheel drift through the third turn at Pocono last Sunday, and the who where’s the firesuit in the family crack still ringing in our ears, Kevin Harvick held court in the Media Center yesterday at Michigan International Speedway …

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Red Bull Racing Swaps Crew Chiefs on Nos. 82 & 83 Toyotas

On Tuesday, Red Bull Racing officials announced the swap of crew chiefs and supporting personnel between the Nos. 82 and 83 Toyotas, effective immediately. “Due to the circumstances of our current situation, we have an opportunity to experiment with different personnel combinations,” Jay Frye, Red Bull Racing Team General Manager and Vice President, said. Scott …

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Kurt Busch Holds Off Jamie McMurray for the Captain in 2010 Coca-Cola 600

Chip Ganassi may have gotten the best of Roger Penske at Indianapolis, but thanks to a stout racecar, a fast pit stop at the end and a determined driver behind the wheel, it was Kurt Busch who was celebrating in Charlotte’s victory lane in a Penske car. Last week’s winner of the Sprint All-Star Race, …

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Kurt Busch Scores 1st All-Star Win, JGR Teammates Feud

Jimmie Johnson had the field spanked most of the night, Kyle Busch had the fastest car at the end, Denny Hamlin was in the right spot, but when it mattered most Kurt Busch was there to earn the $1,028,309 purse and take home the trophy for the Sprint All-Star Race. Starting from the pole, Busch …

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Brian Vickers to Miss Remainder of 2010 Season

While his car ran practice laps around Charlotte Motor Speedway with replacement driver Casey Mears behind the wheel, Brian Vickers did his best to clear up the situation surrounding his ongoing health issues. Sitting down with Red Bull Racing General Manager and Vice President Jay Frye and Dr. Steven A. Limentani, Vickers told the gathered …

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