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Talking NASCAR TV: Craven, Evernham, Burns Terrific Trio for NASCAR on ESPN

Hello, race fans. It’s that time of the week once again. Critique time for NASCAR’s top-three series. However, before we begin, let’s bring you up to date on some TV news. ARCA announced on Saturday they have signed an extension of their current contract with SPEED. As a result, SPEED will televise a minimum of …

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Tracking the Trucks: 2010 Pocono Mountains 125

Elliott Sadler took the checkered flag 0.445 seconds ahead of Kasey Kahne to win the inaugural Pocono Mountains 125 Saturday afternoon at Pocono Raceway. Sadler held off a charge from Kahne and Matt Crafton during a second green-white-checkered attempt to score his first career victory in the series.

Tearing Apart the Trucks: Series Debut at the Tricky Triangle

This weekend, the Camping World Truck Series rolls into the hills of Pennsylvania for the series debut at Pocono Raceway. As one of the few family-owned tracks left in NASCAR, the “Tricky Triangle” features three turns, each with a different degree of banking. Add in a special qualifying session (more on that below) and the Pocono Mountains 125 is sure to deliver excitement for everyone this weekend.

The preliminary entry list started out with only 35 trucks, but has grown throughout the week to 38. Included on that entry list are Sprint Cup Series regulars Kasey Kahne, Denny Hamlin and Elliott Sadler, along with debuting drivers Chase Mattioli and Jerick Johnson.

Talking NASCAR TV: Did ESPN Cut the Mustard in Its Cup Debut?

Hello, race fans. It’s been an interesting weekend in the world of racing: anything from a nail-biting win taken away in Edmonton due to a questionable blocking call to a dominant Truck Series victory that simply lulled most of its audience to sleep. When all was said and done, Juan Pablo Montoya had lost at …

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Tracking the Trucks: 2010 AAA Insurance 200 at ORP

After nearly a year of waiting, Ron Hornaday Jr. returned to victory lane Friday night at O’Reilly Raceway Park. He took the lead for the final time with 48 laps remaining, then held on to beat Kyle Busch to the checkered flag by 2.095 seconds. Matt Crafton, his teammate Johnny Sauter and James Buescher rounded out the top five.

Timothy Peters Wins 2010 AAA Insurance 200 Pole at ORP

Shortly after action wrapped up on the big track at 16th and Georgetown, the Truck Series hit the oval at O’Reilly Raceway Park to qualify for this evening’s AAA Insurance 200. Timothy Peters powered his Toyota around the 7/10-mile track in 22.522 seconds at a speed of 109.653 mph. Starting outside of Peters will be …

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Mirror Driving: Racing’s Version of the Triple Crown, Matt Kenseth’s Collapse & More

Chip Ganassi is going for a triple crown of sorts as a car owner. He’s already won the Daytona 500 and the Indianapolis 500 this season… does he have a chance at the Brickyard 400, as well?

Who’s Hot/Who’s Not Around the World of NASCAR

The big boys took this weekend off to prepare for the second half of the summer, but for a handful of drivers looking to fill their shoes someday, downtime is simply not an option. They’re all fighting to hold a job in this shrinking market, with one bad move sending them to the sidelines: just …

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Talking NASCAR TV: Controversy Never Keeps ESPN From Jumping Ship

Hello, race fans. It’s that time of the week again, the one where I go through race broadcasts with a fine-toothed comb. The Sprint Cup Series took this past weekend off. However, as you’re probably aware of by now, the events of this past Saturday night will probably play a role in Sunday’s Brickyard 400. …

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