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Bettin’ the Horsepower: 2010 Coca-Cola 600

With Memorial Day approaching and week 2 of the Sprint Cup Series at Charlotte upon us, the sport’s most grueling event lies right around the corner Sunday evening. While fans were treated with the annual Sprint Showdown and All-Star event last week, the amount of information that can be taken from that event and used …

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Bettin’ the Horsepower: Breaking Down the Main Event Driver by Driver

All-Star Weekend is always a nice change of pace for NASCAR drivers and teams who get to enjoy a pressure free weekend filled with excitement and extracurricular activities close to home, and for fans who get to witness no holds barred action they don’t get to see during points paying races. Like the preseason Budweiser …

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Bettin’ the Horsepower: Jimmie Johnson Eyes 3rd Straight Win at Dover

Let me know if you’ve heard this before – Jimmie Johnson is the favorite to win this weekend.

I know. I know.

I hate to sound like a broken record, but in a column where you give statistical advice as to who you should try and pick as the race winner week in and week out, you occasionally come across the same names. And when it comes to recent success at a number of tracks on the schedule, Johnson is obviously number one.

Bettin’ the Horsepower: Hendrick, Roush Cars Solid Plays This Weekend

Darlington Raceway. It’s one of the most historic, most difficult and most prestigious tracks on the circuit. Try to find a diehard NASCAR fan who doesn’t like racing at this 1.366-mile oval and I guarantee you one thing – there aren’t many. There’s something about this track no matter where it sits on the schedule, …

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Bettin’ the Horsepower: Watch Out For Hamlin Again in Virginia

Well, folks..I hope you survived the carnage in Talladega and came out up a few dollars in the process. My sleeper pick David Ragan couldn’t pull it off, but if you followed my “Solid Bet” of Kevin Harvick at 10/1, at least you made a few bucks. This week we have one of the biggest …

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Bettin’ the Horsepower: Take the Longshots at ‘Dega

It’s that time of year folks – the greatest sports week of the year. We’ve got the NBA playoffs (go Magic!), the NHL playoffs (go Flyers!) and, of course, NASCAR action at the high banks of Talladega. It’s only fitting that one of the more exciting sports weeks of the year is capped off by …

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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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5 Points to Ponder: Montoya’s Miracle Comeback?, Gutsy Hamlin & More

As reported by Frontstretch this week, John Wes Townley was not released by Richard Childress Racing but instead put in “time out” for the near future after a poor start to 2010. The move itself is somewhat of a surprise, as sponsor Zaxby’s came over to RCR with Townley as a package deal. It’s the sole reason he landed with an organization far superior to his talent.

Bettin’ the Horsepower: Bet Johnson at Any Odds This Weekend

With batteries recharged, the Cup Series returns to action this weekend in the Phoenix desert for the sport’s first primetime event of the season. When the lights and cameras come on Saturday night, expect the usual cast of characters to shine – led by the man who has no problem thriving in the spotlight. Just …

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Bettin’ the Horsepower: Mark Martin Makes Better Bet Than Hendrick Teammates

Any time the Cup Series heads to the famed paperclip that is Martinsville Speedway, two drivers immediately emerge as favorites – Jimmie Johnson and Jeff Gordon. Arguably the two best drivers of this era, both have excelled at the physically and mentally exhausting short track that tests a driver’s talent, endurance and patience. Given Johnson’s …

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Bettin’ the Horsepower: Busch Bros. Are Favorites, But Logano May Be Best Bet

It’s been almost a month since I last penned a column for Frontstretch and while I much enjoyed writing my weekend preview column early this season, the time off brings about a change. From this point on, this space on the website every Friday morning will analyze the betting lines of each week’s Sprint Cup …

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