Race Weekend Central

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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NASCAR to Blame for This Year’s Restart Circus

From Kyle Busch, Jeff Gordon and Ryan Newman going three-wide in a wreckers move for the checkers in the 2009 All-Star Race, to the same Busch triggering a massive wreck at Loudon in June of 2009 in one of the first Cup races to feature the double-file restart rule, the “shootout style” means of taking …

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Joe Gibbs Racing Tandem Makes a Statement at Dover

It was a day of tandems at the Dover International Speedway on Sunday. For the Earnhardt Ganassi Racing camp, it was Juan Pablo Montoya and Jamie McMurray suffering seemingly identical rear suspension failures within five laps of each other. For Penske Racing teammates Sam Hornish Jr. and Kurt Busch, it was suffering hard wrecks at …

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For Hamlin, the 2010 Season Ended on a High Note… This Week

  Monday at Martinsville put Denny Hamlin square in the spotlight. It was a do-or-die weekend at a home-state track, a race many saw as his only chance to save a season that saw him slumping to 19th in points and posing no remote threat for the Sprint Cup title in 2010. His back against …

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Goodyear Finally Has a Grip… Or Do They?

On Friday, ESPN’s David Newton went into detail about Goodyear’s “change of philosophy” with regard to tires in the Sprint Cup Series. Describing how Goodyear’s extensive tire testing following the 2008 Indianapolis race led to the discovery of compounds that managed to make more durable rubber that didn’t have to be rock hard, Newton tells …

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The Forgotten Story of the 2010 Kobalt Tools 500 at Atlanta

After spending all day Tuesday at work away from the Internet, television and all things NASCAR, I got home to find the sanctioning body had made a decision on what penalty Carl Edwards would face after he intentionally wrecked Brad Keselowski, who was running sixth at the time, and sent his car flying through the …

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Sunday a Poor & Contradictory Showing for Carl Edwards, NASCAR

Hypocrisy: the act of pretending to hold beliefs, opinions, virtues, feelings, qualities or standards that one does not actually hold. A lot of terms have been used to describe Sunday’s Kobalt Tools 500. Ugly. Marred. Over the top. “Oh, and Kurt Busch wins.” But there’s only one word needed to describe the race’s defining moment …

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