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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2010 Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Sonoma

Every time NASCAR heads to a road course, so do the so-called road-course ringers. These drivers are road-course specialists that are brought in to help a team get a good finish on a track their normal driver does not excel on. Said and others are always a threat to win on the road courses, but when was the last time a road-course ringer actually won a race?

Dialing It In: NASCAR Legends In Love With What Hall Can Give Fans

On Tuesday, a day many had marked on their calendars for years finally became a reality. Before a gathered crowd of racing legends, politicians, dignitaries, and fans, executive director Winston Kelley declared the NASCAR Hall of Fame open to the public. After years of planning, construction and anticipation, the nearly $195 million facility welcomed its …

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Dialing It In: Why Silly Season is Ready to Explode

The more things unfold off the racetrack, the more it seems NASCAR is in one of the biggest transitions the sport has seen in years with driver-team-sponsor partnerships. Teams such as Hendrick Motorsports, Richard Childress Racing, Joe Gibbs Racing, Richard Petty Motorsports, Earnhardt Ganassi Racing, Penske Racing, Michael Waltrip Racing and Team Red Bull all …

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Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2010 Crown Royal Presents the Heath Calhoun 400 at Richmond

Kyle Busch dominated the opening laps of Saturday night’s Heath Calhoun 400, faded in the middle stages of the race and then capitalized on late-race cautions to score his first victory of the 2010 season. Leading a total of 226 laps, Busch put on one of the most dominant performance of the season… but was it the most dominant?

Dialing It In: How Loyal Race Fans Weathered Talladega With Me

The forecast for last Friday night and Saturday for the area around Talladega Superspeedway was bleak, to say the least. Severe storms, hail, and possible tornadoes gave the feeling there would be a recreation of the movie Twister instead of Talladega Nights, but the loyal race fans in the campgrounds surrounding the track refused to …

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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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Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2010 Aaron’s 499 at Talladega

Less than a week after announcing Shell/Pennzoil would be leaving Richard Childress Racing, Kevin Harvick drove their colors to victory lane at Talladega. After climbing from his winning car, Harvick waited to thank Shell/Pennzoil last of all his sponsors. Harvick added, “I think the best part about it is our sponsor is leaving, and the best part about it is they can leave while we’re winning. So that’s the best part of the whole thing.”

Dialing It In: Penske, Childress “Shelling” Out Silly Season Madness in April

If the first few weeks of the 2010 NASCAR season has proven one thing, it is that the majority of slicing and dicing is taking place behind closed doors as opposed to on the racetrack. This year, Silly Season has come fast and furious at a time when no new money is finding its way …

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Dialing It In: Kahne, Stewart, Hendrick Combination Bad for the Competition

If people are already fed up with the amount of success Hendrick Motorsports has enjoyed with Jeff Gordon and Jimmie Johnson over the past decade, prepare to be enraged. By bringing 30-year old Kasey Kahne to the team with a multi-year commitment, the talent level at HMS has just shot through the roof, and most …

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Beyond the Cockpit: AJ Allmendinger Out to Fix Ailing Season

During the recent race weekend at Martinsville Speedway, Frontstretch writer Jay Pennell was able to catch up with Richard Petty Motorsports driver AJ Allmendinger. An impressive run early in the Daytona 500 turned heads, but a spin through the grass ruined his day and the No. 43 team has stumbled since. With four finishes of …

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