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Bristol: You Can Bet On It Being As Good As Ever

Though it is fair to debate whether or not it is wise for the NASCAR Sprint Cup schedule to have a bye week only four weeks into the schedule, few would disagree that scheduling a race at Bristol Motor Speedway after an off-week is a great way to restart what is sure to be a long, grueling season for fans and competitors alike. Seems that if there is one thing that the diverse fans of the sport can agree on is that Bristol Rocks! Just this past Tuesday, colleague Danny Peters in his Yellow Stripe commentary posted the results of an internal polling of fellow Frontstretch.com writers as to which five tracks currently on the Sprint Cup series were their favorites. Not surprisingly, Bristol Motor Speedway ranked near the top of the unscientific survey; however, year after year sellouts of Bristol’s two races and the distinction as the toughest ticket in NASCAR to obtain mean the results of the informal polling probably are accurate.

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Fantasy Insiders, Bristol: How to Fly Jet Fighters in a Gymnasium

_The Sprint Cup Series returns to its roots this weekend with the first short-track race of the 2009 season. Since it was resurfaced, Bristol Motor Speedway has gone from a one lane bullring to a multi-groove, high banked, high speed oval unlike any other track on the Sprint Cup circuit. Even with the new surface, Bristol is still home to a lot of beating and banging, and the Frontstretch Fantasy Insiders are going to make sure your fantasy shelves are stocked with talent for this weekend’s Food City 500._

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Age Just A Number: Kyle Busch Rates The Progress of Logano, Sieg, and His Own Truck team

Kyle Busch has achieved more as a NASCAR driver in the last five years than most drivers have in decades-long careers. Just shy of 24 years-old, the brash, sometimes cocky driver has 13 Sprint Cup victories at 13 different tracks, 22 Nationwide Series wins and 11 Camping World Truck Series …

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Did You Notice? No ’09 Rivalries, Fun With TV Ratings, And Statistical Surprises In Sprint Cup

*Did You Notice?* … A few little stat anomalies I picked up in the off week: * In the past three races, the No. 71 TRG Motorsports Chevrolet of David Gilliland has scored more points than Martin, Scott Speed, Aric Almirola, Ryan Newman and Reed Sorenson. Not bad for a startup team that missed the Daytona 500, huh? * Ryan Newman has yet to finish on the lead lap _all season._ Ouch! Guess the improvements over at the No. 14 camp didn’t carry over to the No. 39 …

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Top Ten Things NASCAR Plans To Do About “Start And Park” Teams

*10.* Let them use the newly named “Robby Gordon Memorial Shortcut” through the infield so they stay more competitive. *9.* Instead of a ‘remote kill’ switch, such as used in monster truck events, NASCAR will install a ‘remote start’ switch and let some kid with a remote control finish the race.

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Mirror Driving: Grading NASCAR In 2009, Why Kvapil’s Cryin’, And Pushing For A Pension Fund

*Four races in, how would you grade the 2009 Cup season to date? And what, if anything, can be done to make things better?* Kurt: Hmmm. Well, we didn't have much of a Daytona 500, and Atlanta wasn't a bad one. But the rest of the season has been average -- with sprinkles of good racing thrown in. Beth: Overall, the racing seems slightly better than last season, but that's about it. Don't get me wrong, there's definitely more passing in the pack; but once the leader gets out front, he tends to drive away from the rest of the field.

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Full Throttle: March Madness From the NASCAR Perspective

The second biggest sporting event of the year after the Super Bowl (sorry NASCAR fans but its not the Daytona 500) is just about to get underway with the greatest two days of sports activity anyone can ask for. To help prepare the fans for this thrilling event, we’ll take a look at who will win based on NASCAR connections.

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Frontstretch Sprint Cup Power Rankings: Top 15 After the 2009 Kobalt Tools 500 at Atlanta

Frontstretch Power Rankings
Four weeks into the season, the top of the Sprint Cup standings are still a long way from getting sorted out. But after everyone got a chance to take a deep breath this past weekend, it's easy to notice a few trends starting to take shape. Once again, the multi-car giants of Roush, Hendrick, and Gibbs sit atop the standings, preparing to be the heavyweights ready to duel once more for the Sprint Cup title. But the drivers leading the charge from each organization aren't necessarily the ones you would have expected a month ago.

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Race Season is Upon Us: Please Do Your Part

Well, fans, it’s already St. Patrick’s Day. We’re four races into the Sprint Cup Series season, and we’ve had three races each in the Nationwide and Camping World Truck Series seasons. The American Le Mans Series starts up this weekend with the 12 Hours of Sebring, Formula One’s Grand Prix …

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NASCAR News for Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Toyota Will Not Decrease Support of NASCAR On Tuesday, Toyota Motor Company put out a press release indicating that they will continue to fully support their NASCAR program despite the sagging economy. Toyota outlined the teams that they are going to support in the release. In the Sprint Cup Series, …

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