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Voice of Vito: Life Beyond the Chase – NASCAR Drivers & Teams on the Cusp of Cup Contention

During the course of the last few weeks, the dominant topic of conversation in just about any motorsports medium has been NASCAR’s Chase for the Cup. Only two races remaining before points are reset and NASCAR’s version of a bracketed playoff series begins, with drivers currently ranked fifth and ninth in points likely being seeded …

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Fantasy Insider: Roll Those Michigan Dice With EGR for a Big Winner

Welcome back everyone to this week’s edition of the Fantasy Insider. This week NASCAR returns to the heart of the American automotive industry for the Carfax 400 from Michigan International Speedway. Michigan has so many times come down to fuel mileage and no one does that better than the Roush Fenway teams. The battles, however, are …

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Running Their Mouth: 2010 Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips at the Glen

Welcome to Running Their Mouth! Each week, we’ll go through media reports, interviews, PR and all of our own stuff to find the best quotes from the Sprint Cup race, capturing the story of how the weekend unfolded. It’s the most original commentary you’ll ever find: the truth, coming straight out of the mouths of the drivers, crew members and car owners themselves. This week, here’s a sneak peek at what they all were thinking following the Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips at the Glen at Watkins Glen International.

The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2010 Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips at the Glen

Signing a contract extension must have agreed with AJ Allmendinger. After settling his 2011 plans earlier this week, Allmendinger thanked his Richard Petty Motorsports team with a fourth-place finish at Watkins Glen, the best of the year for the underfunded No. 43. Though he didn’t quite have the car to make a bid at the end, Allmendinger dogged the leaders all day long, holding off a charging Carl Edwards in the Bus Stop on the final lap and garnering a little TV time for his often overlooked team.

Mirror Driving: Elliott Sadler Survived… But Can Richard Petty Motorsports?

Following a nasty wreck for Elliott Sadler at Pocono, there was an outcry about the lack of a SAFER barrier at the point where Sadler hit. Is it time for NASCAR to mandate set safety standards for all its tracks, or should the tracks themselves bear full responsibility considering the cost involved?

Greg Biffle Wins Crazy 2010 Sunoco Red Cross Pennsylvania 500 at Pocono

Less than a week after team owner Jack Roush’s scary plane crash that left him hospitalized still to this day, Greg Biffle and crew chief Greg Erwin were able to put their Roush Fenway Racing Ford in victory lane for the first time in 2010 in Sunday’s Sunoco Red Cross Pennsylvania 500 at Pocono Raceway. …

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Fantasy Insider: Tony Stewart, Kevin Harvick Primed for 2nd Round of Pocono Success

Welcome back, everyone, to this week’s edition of the Fantasy Insider. Last Sunday was a bit rough for my picks; the usual suspects failed us at Indy, posting finishes that were mediocre at best, disastrous at worst for our rosters. Between Jeff Gordon‘s splitter and Juan Pablo Montoya splitting in two down the stretch, everyone’s …

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Voice of Vito: Ford Teetering on the Brink of Success – & Irrelevancy – in NASCAR

Found On Road Dead. Fix Or Repair Daily. F**** Over Rebuilt Dodge. If you happen to be a Chevrolet or Mopar fan, you have likely hurled these insults at your fellow Ford friends more than once. I should know – I have been on the receiving end of them plenty of times, having driven performance-oriented …

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Who’s Hot/Who’s Not in NASCAR Sprint Cup: 2010 Indy-Pocono Edition

Here’s the final stat line for Juan Pablo Montoya’s last two years at Indy: 202 laps led out of a possible 320 (63%), two front-row starting spots, zero wins, zero top-10 finishes, one pit-road speeding penalty, one faulty debris caution, one bad pit-road call. If you guessed those numbers knocked Montoya off the Hot list …

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