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Jeff Gordon: A Legend Amongst Us

Jeff Gordon’s win at Texas Motor Speedway was, without question, a long anticipated victory for the four-time NASCAR Champion. The career win leader amongst active drivers had not visited victory lane in the prior 47 non-exhibition races dating back to October of 2007. The winless streak was not in keeping with Gordon’s prolific career statistics that have had him on pace in several years to eclipse the win totals of NASCAR greats Cale Yarborough, Bobby Allison and Darrell Waltrip. With the Samsung 500 victory at Texas, Gordon has now posted 82 career Cup Series wins. By comparison Hendrick Motorsports teammate Jimmie Johnson, his closest rival in the career win category of drivers competing fulltime in NASCAR’s top series, has exactly half or 41 victories to his credit.

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Frontstretch Fantasy Insiders: Keeping Your Team Hot In Phoenix’s Dry Heat

After a week off to regenerate the batteries and fatten up on Peeps and chocolate, the series is heading to the desert Southwest. The quirky one mile oval outside of Phoenix tests the drivers and the teams to come up with a setup that can handle the tight turns 1 and 2 and the sweeping turns 3 and 4. The drivers who succeed at Phoenix varies from drivers who excel at short tracks to drivers who shine on intermediate tracks. Fantasy players have to take into account their team's history at Phoenix and their momentum heading into the eighth race of the season. Read on to see what our fantasy insiders feel about the week’s race ahead.

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NASCAR News for Thursday, April 16, 2009

Four-Peat for Johnson at Phoenix? Jimmie Johnson will attempt to win his fourth consecutive race at Phoenix International Raceway this weekend when his No. 48 Hendrick Motorsports Chevy hits the track for the Subway Fresh Fit 500 on Saturday. Johnson is the last driver to post four consecutive wins at …

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Did You Notice? Lesa Takes The Helm, NASCAR’s Expensive Engines, And No Guts, No Glory

*Did You Notice?* … With Jim France stepping down as CEO of International Speedway Corporation, it’ll be the first time since the company was incorporated in 1953 (then known as Bill France Racing, Inc.) that it won’t be run by a France. It’s an amazing development for a series whose foundation was secured by Big Bill back in the late 1940s; in France’s place, John R. Saunders has been selected as the man to take over the role.

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Top Ten Places NASCAR Personalities May Have Found Their Easter Eggs

_Author’s Note:_ It has become sort of a tradition (looking back) that around Easter, this list has usually done something about Easter eggs and the creative places certain NASCAR personalities may stick them — excuse me — perhaps "find them" might be a better phrase. With the ever changing world of sponsorship, we should have plenty of material! *10.* Mauricia Grant – Hers were delivered by NASCAR lawyers sometime last year... and you know what? They were _all_ golden! *9.* Tommy Baldwin Racing and Jeremy Mayfield – all in one basket.

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The Prophet Pugliese – NASCAR’s Future Hangs In The Balance With General Motors and Chrysler

Everything old is new again. A tired and trite saying, to be sure, but it could be applied to NASCAR lately. Since we are coming off of Easter weekend, maybe now is a good time to get all biblical on you. Relax, I am not here to judge or preach; after all, what do I know? If you don’t want to hear it from me, heed the words of King Solomon who wrote: _What has been is what will be, and what has been done is what will be done, and there is nothing new under the sun. Is there a thing of which it is said, "See, this is new?"_ _It has been already in the ages before us. Ecclesiastes Chapter 1 – Verses 1-10._

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Mirror Driving: NASCAR Safety Gone Overboard, Catching Hendrick, And Steve Wallace… Cup Driver?

*Saturday's Nationwide Series race saw Joey Logano grab just his second career victory in the series. Is this the confidence builder he needs to get his Cup career on track, or was it simply further proof this series is where he should have been all along?* Amy: He should be in the Nationwide Series. NASCAR needs to require a full year of Nationwide experience before even considering a Cup license. Kurt: No and yes. Let's start with his having probably the best car on the track in the Nationwide Series... Driving the Cup car is a totally different animal.

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Frontstretch Weekly Power Rankings: Top 15 NASCAR Drivers NOT In Sprint Cup

Frontstretch Power Rankings
With the off week in full swing, it presented an opportunity for the Frontstretch experts to do something a little different. Instead of grading the Cup guys, we took a look at those drivers who often get shunned from the spotlight these days ... the drivers exclusive to the Nationwide and Camping World Truck Series desperate to make a name for themselves. These divisions are filled with established veterans and young guns mixed together to provide a cornucopia of driving talent. And since you never know when a Cup ride will become available ... we thought it's high time to figure out who's proved himself most worthy of filling the spot as of late. Read on to see if your favorite non-Cup driver made the list in this special edition of the top 15.

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NASCAR News for Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Jim France Steps Down as ISC CEO The Charlotte Observer is reporting that Jim France, the brother of the late Bill France, Jr., will be stepping down as the CEO of International Speedway Corporation (ISC). On June 1st, Lesa Kennedy, currently the President of ISC, will take over the executive …

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Full Throttle – Spring is Finally Here

The NASCAR season has been in full swing for two months. Baseball is a week into its season. Hockey playoffs start tonight. The trees are budding and turning green. Daffodils, crocuses and tulips are in bloom. All indications are that spring is in the air. However, the truest indication that …

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