Race Weekend Central

Who’s Hot/Who’s Not In Sprint Cup: 2010 Crown Royal 400 at Richmond Edition

Here’s the $5 million question: What’s the track with the fewest lead changes so far this season? Fontana? Nope. That’s actually sixth on the list (although you may not have been awake to see it). Atlanta? Nope. That’s number three (although the next version of this race may be run somewhere in Kentucky.) Hmmm… Las …

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Who’s Hot Who’s Not in Sprint Cup: 2010 Aaron’s 499 at Talladega Edition

Perhaps it’s appropriate a weekend of wild weather accompanied 500-plus miles of racing at Talladega. For by the time the checkered flag dropped, the point standings looked like they just got hit with a thunderstorm all their own. That’s the blessing and curse of restrictor plate racing all in one; points get dealt not by …

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Who’s Hot/Not in Sprint Cup: Pre-2010 Aaron’s 499 at Talladega Edition

As we prepare for racing’s semi-annual version of Russian Roulette (Talladega), it’s always nice to take a quick look back before we see whose lives are going to be battered by the Big One. Don’t believe me? Just remember last year. Jeff Gordon came to ‘Dega 98 points in front of Jimmie Johnson and seemingly …

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Who’s Hot/Who’s Not in Sprint Cup: 2010 Subway Fresh Fit 600 at Phoenix Edition

This year’s spring race at Phoenix was hampered by three things: faulty pit strategy, bugs and a race that was 100 kilometers more than it actually should be. Seriously, why in the world would organizers add laps to an event – on a Saturday night, no less – when the number one complaint amongst the …

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Who’s Hot/Who’s Not: NASCAR Stars of the Past & Future

  Yesterday’s end to March Madness was the ultimate display of David vs. Goliath: the small school Butler Bulldogs versus the longtime tournament powerhouse Duke Blue Devils for a national title. But why put all your eggs in one basket, rooting for that classic “Big Brother vs. Little Guy” matchup when you can see the …

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Who’s Hot/Who’s Not In Sprint Cup: 2010 Goody’s Fast Pain Relief 500 at Martinsville Edition

With the Sprint Cup tour preparing for its second break in a little less than four weeks (courtesy: the Easter Bunny), it’s time to sit back and take stock once again at which drivers have all the momentum. And for those who don’t have any, there’s plenty of time to kick their season into high …

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Who’s Hot/Who’s Not in Sprint Cup: 2010 Food City 500 at Bristol Edition

It’s only Tuesday, but most people in America this week are already hot under the collar about _something._ Whether it’s their NCAA bracket getting thrown in the shredder, agony/elation over the health care bill, or the 5-minute socially awkward conversation otherwise known as “Tiger Woods Gives Some One-Sentence Answers,” there’s been plenty for people to get all fired up about.

But when it comes to NASCAR, a deafening silence falls amongst the crowd. A few might fidget, others might change the topic, and one or two might stand up and cheer. But the ugly truth is there’s just one driver hotter than everybody else these days … so hot for so long, in fact, he’s ready to join the sun as a permanent star in our solar system.

Who’s Hot/Who’s Not: NASCAR Stars of the Past & Future

Basketball Cinderellas may dance onto our radar screen this week in the form of the NCAA Tournament… but they’ve been visible in the NASCAR world all along. Nationwide and Truck drivers look for some small scraps of attention every week, trying to establish (or maintain) their careers in the face of Danica-Mania, Cupwhackers and an …

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Who’s Hot/Who’s Not in Sprint Cup: 2010 Kobalt Tools 500 at Atlanta Edition

Welcome back to the South, NASCAR! After two mediocre races in California and Las Vegas, Sunday’s Kobalt Tools 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway quickly reminded fans of the show that NASCAR drivers can produce at some of the circuits more senior tracks – like they did in Daytona last month. As often happens at the …

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Who’s Hot/Who’s Not In Sprint Cup: 2010 Shelby American at Las Vegas Edition

With cars, casinos and caution lights run amok, Vegas had a little something for everyone this weekend (or in the case of Kim Kardashian, no one). But as you’d expect with most trips to Sin City, only a handful of drivers came out a winner in a race that was dominated by one of the …

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