NASCAR Race Weekend Central

Keep Your Hands to Yourself! NASCAR Struggling to Let 2010 Championship Weekend Unfold in Homestead

NASCAR, or any professional sport for that matter, couldn’t ask for better storylines to close their season with. With the ultimate race of the season less than 48 hours away, three drivers stand within striking distance of the Cup championship in one of the closest points battles seen at any level of racing in recent …

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Fights? Friction? Failure? “An Eddie Gossage Dream” Unfolds in Texas

Even before the green flag flew on Sunday afternoon at Texas Motor Speedway, the weekend had already been packed with the unexpected. It all started on Friday night with a Truck race that flat fell short of expectations, colder temperatures playing havoc with Goodyear’s tire combination. The result was a second groove that never proved …

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Finally… We are in Store for an Excellent NASCAR Chase

When Brian France introduced the Chase for the 2004 season, it was meant to create more excitement in NASCAR. Well, excluding its inaugural year, it is safe to say the playoff format has been nothing but a major bust. Besides the fact that Jimmie Johnson has run away with the last four championships, it has …

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After Watkins Glen, What Happens Now for NASCAR’s 2 Foreign Stars

This past weekend’s Sprint Cup and Nationwide series races at Watkins Glen International were both won by drivers who have struggled at times this season after posting relatively solid numbers in 2009. Last year, Marcos Ambrose finished 17th in points in what was basically a coming out of sorts, clearly one of the strongest non-Chase …

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Winning is Always the Best Medicine: How Roush Fenway Racing Finally Broke Through

The struggles of Roush Fenway Racing for the past two seasons have been well documented in the NASCAR community. Prior to this weekend, RFR was winless going back to October of last year at Talladega (won by Jamie McMurray, who, ironically, is having a dream season over at Earnhardt Ganassi Racing). As a matter of …

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