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2010 Season Preview: Can Better Rules Mean Better Racing?

Today’s Season Preview Topic: The new spoiler rules are the start of what could be several changes to make the Car of Tomorrow handle better on the racetrack. But with the controversial Chase system still in place, will better handling necessarily lead to better racing?

2010 Season Preview: What Tracks Lose a Date in 2011?

Today’s Season Preview Topic: With Kansas and Kentucky widely expected to get second dates in 2011, that means some tracks are in peril of losing a date or even falling off the schedule altogether. Who should be the most concerned heading into the 2010 season, and why?

2010 Season Preview: Can NASCAR Really “Loosen Up?”

Today’s Season Preview Topic: During the preseason media tour, NASCAR officials went out of their way to claim they’ll “loosen up” during the upcoming season, allowing drivers to be themselves. But will people actually showing their personalities make a dent in declining ratings and fan attendance? And will sponsors actually allow their drivers to follow those rules?

2010 Season Preview: How Will Danica REALLY Do?

Today’s Season Preview Topic: After a year’s worth of “will she or won’t she,” Danica Patrick is coming over to NASCAR after all. How do you think she’ll do in her limited schedule this year, and why?

Fan’s View: Raking Up the Remains of the Season

Well, golly…. The conclusion to the 2009 Sprint Cup season was… expected. I’ve tried really hard for the past 24 hours to come up with something clever and insightful to describe Jimmie Johnson’s historical year – but it simply isn’t there. Much like the remains of my flower garden, all that lingers of his accomplishments …

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Fan’s View: Will a Hamlin/Keselowski Rivalry Help Save Our Sport?

Fight! Fight! Fight! Fight! Remember the chant from the playground? Whether you were a party to the upcoming event or not, you probably followed the rest of the kids outside hoping to see what would happen. It’s called conflict. It’s interesting, even when nothing really happens. For days after, there would be whispers in the …

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