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Fan’s View: The Question that is Getting Old in NASCAR

“Do you think it’s possible that somebody of Mark Martin’s age can win a Sprint Cup?” “Is it probable that someone as young as Joey Logano could win a Cup?” “Does your age give you an advantage over the younger racers?” “Are you willing to work with somebody much younger than you?” “Does your age …

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2009 Sylvania 300 at Loudon Race Recap

It’s not everyday somebody tries to hand you a giant lobster… Mark Martin in his No. 5 Chevy held out against a hard charging No. 42 driven by Juan Pablo Montoya during the final three-lap shootout to win the Sylvania 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Martin maintained his spot atop the Chase points standings …

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Fan’s View: That Couldn’t Have Been Team Orders, Could It?

During the closing laps of the Camping World 200, one thing was clear: Kevin Harvick and Ron Hornaday were not too happy with each other. Well, yes, they had been trading paint for the last 50 laps; that alone could explain the rubbin’ and bumpin’ during caution laps, especially for these two committed competitors. But …

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2009 Sylvania 300 at Loudon Happy Hour Recap

The drivers complained bitterly of chattering rear tires and everybody else complained of chattering teeth. A bitter wind driving down the backstretch belied the beautiful sunshine during the final practice session for the Cup cars Saturday morning. Juan Pablo Montoya, the polesitter for Sunday’s Sylvania 300, continued to be the class of the field with …

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Who’s Going To Win It All? Our 2009 Chase Predictions

The sixth edition of NASCAR’s Chase is upon us, and with it comes the most talented 12-car field we’ve ever seen. Four former champions, 282 career race wins, and eight different teams represented make the 10-race run for the title a wide-open affair with no clear favorite as of yet. Or is there? Our experts …

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