Race Weekend Central

Pit-Road Penalty Hands Kyle Busch 2010 Autism Speaks 400 Victory at Dover

Sunday proved two things about the No. 48 team. First, there is absolutely nothing wrong with the four-time defending champions. The pit crew was flawless. Their car was on a rail. And Jimmie Johnson led the most laps at Dover for the third consecutive Cup race. Second, the No. 48 team, even at their best, …

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Brian Vickers to Miss Dover Due to Undisclosed Illness

Red Bull Racing announced on Thursday that Brian Vickers would miss this weekend’s Sprint Cup Series event at Dover International Speedway due to an undisclosed illness. Vickers, the driver of the No. 83 Red Bull Toyota, was hospitalized on Wednesday and according to team General Manager Jay Frye things are “looking good at the moment.” …

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Denny Hamlin Completes 2010 Weekend Sweep at Darlington

“All we do is win.” Those were the words uttered by Denny Hamlin as he crossed the finish line at Darlington Saturday night, capping a weekend sweep at the track with his third win of the year on a night that saw a number of the usual suspects falter… or fall victim to the merciless …

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Kevin Harvick Uses Last-Lap Pass to Beat Jamie McMurray at Talladega

He may have lost the Daytona 500 because of multiple green-white-checkered finishes, but Kevin Harvick got his in return Sunday at Talladega. After being conservative for much of the day, Harvick took advantage of three GWC attempts to make a last lap pass to score the win over Jamie McMurray. On a day in which …

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Daytona International Speedway to be Repaved for Next Year’s Daytona 500

  After months of investigation into Daytona’s aged asphalt surface, we finally have an answer as to the future of the speedway’s repaving project. Sources tell Frontstretch‘s Mike Lovecchio that an announcement will be made tomorrow by ISC the track will be fully repaved in time for the 2011 Daytona 500. According to sources, investigation …

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Hamlin Overcomes the Odds, Wins 2010 Samsung Mobile 500 at Texas Just 19 Days After ACL Surgery

“When you win, nothing hurts.” – Joe Namath A good athlete becomes great once they thrive on overcoming the odds to achieve their goals. For them, injuries are not a white flag of surrender but rather an obstacle they step over en route to victory. On Monday, we saw one of these gold-medal performances play …

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Kelly Bires Out of JRM No. 88, Mike Bliss Out of No. 36 for TBR

Two driver changes, one each in NASCAR’s Cup and Nationwide divisions, were announced Tuesday. In Cup, Mike Bliss was released as driver of the Wave Energy Drink Chevy for Tommy Baldwin Racing, replaced by Johnny Sauter for Texas and Talladega. Car owner Baldwin says Sauter is not the full-time replacement, hoping to name one by …

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Denny Hamlin Wins Wild Monday Matinee at Martinsville

He had a bum knee and a lot of track position to make up, but somehow Denny Hamlin pulled off the win in his home state of Virginia. Overcoming a late-race pit stop with just four laps to go, Hamlin bullied his way from ninth to fourth when the caution was thrown and the field …

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