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Holding a Pretty Wheel: NASCAR 2010 Better Racing, But Stay In Your Own Series

With four races on the books so far in 2010, it’s looking like a whole new ballgame in NASCAR. The races have been very good – even Fontana wasn’t as boring as usual, and that’s saying something. With the series in an “off-week,” here are a few of my observations on the year to date: …

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Fanning the Flames: Letarte’s Strategy Flaw, What’s Stuck in Kahne’s Craw & Danica’s Last Hurrah

Something a co-worker and I found after wandering 17 degrees and 25 minutes off target in the dangerous and productivity-killing miracle that is YouTube. Enjoy. The sad thing is, I remembered every word to the song. Sad, yet awesome. Q: Two tires or four is like a charge or a blocking call in basketball. It’s …

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Did You Notice? NASCAR Lawsuits Galore, Hamlin’s Media Firestorm & Childress’s Bad Move

Did You Notice? Big-time teams swimming in a mountain of money problems? I know most people come back to that sobering reality from Vegas, but these appear to be worse than that few hundred lost on a bad hand at poker. We’ll start with Rusty Wallace Inc., whose team revealed Tuesday they’re owed $535,439.18 by …

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Talking NASCAR TV: Pizzi Problematic, But Vegas Very Good For FOX

Hello, race fans. Hope you had a great weekend. Welcome to my 51st entry in Frontstretch‘s weekly TV critique series, where I look into the racing shows and telecasts making their way across our airwaves. This past weekend, the Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series were in Las Vegas, Nev. for the Shelby American and Sam’s …

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Holding a Pretty Wheel: Teams That Cannot Be Forsaken – Vegas Shows NASCAR Needs Independents

While four-time Sprint Cup champion Jimmie Johnson was cashing in his chips in Las Vegas after a second win of the 2010 season for one of NASCAR’s wealthiest teams, beating his four-time champion teammate in the process, there was another race going on at LVMS – one the sport would seemingly rather bury under the …

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Nationwide Series Breakdown: 2010 Sam’s Town 300 at Las Vegas

Despite the best efforts of his pit crew, Kevin Harvick still managed to wheel his way into Las Vegas’s victory lane Saturday, overtaking Denny Hamlin late to score his first win in Sin City since 2004. And if that statement sounds contradictory, it should. Harvick got out front to lead the first lap of the …

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Happy Hour: Jeff Burton May Finally Be Back

If there is a Rodney Dangerfield of NASCAR, it may be Jeff Burton. He doesn’t have the Cups that the glory brothers at Hendrick Motorsports have. He doesn’t have the name recognition of Dale Earnhardt Jr. He doesn’t polarize the media like Tony Stewart. He won’t even be repeatedly pronounced the best driver to never …

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Weekend Lowdown: 2010 Shelby American at Las Vegas

Race No. 3 of the Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series schedules brings both series to Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Similar to Auto Club Speedway, Roush Fenway Racing has traditionally run very well at the 1.5 mile tri-oval, visiting victory lane six times. Hendrick Motorsports has won another four times at the track. Chip Ganassi’s team …

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