Race Weekend Central

Did You Notice? Reut Gone Wild, NASCAR Legacies & Saving the Summer

Did You Notice? How much has been made of David Reutimann’s upset win at Chicagoland Saturday night? From television to the tiniest column on the web, I can’t get away from it. Entire columns and segments of shows are now being devoted to whether he’ll make the Chase, as if the man has turned into …

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5 Points to Ponder: Elliott Sadler’s Time Has Passed, NASCAR’s Nationwide Inconsistency & 1 Talented Grandson

Sitting 27th in the points, Elliott Sadler is sitting fourth of four teams in the Richard Petty Motorsports stable. And while teammates AJ Allmendinger and Paul Menard are also outside the top 20 in the standings, it’s the way Sadler has limped to 27th that truly has the Virginia veteran the backmarker of the RPM fleet. He has no top-10 finishes, just four top 20s in 19 starts, and has been hardly competitive thus far in 2010 at any track sans Daytona.

Tracking the Trucks: 2010 Lucas Oil 200 at Iowa

After yet another month off and the threat of rain before the green flag, the Truck Series did not disappoint Sunday afternoon. Rookie Austin Dillon beat Johnny Sauter to the checkers by 0.635 seconds to win the Lucas Oil 200 at Iowa Speedway. The driver of the No. 3 Bass Pro Shops Chevrolet took the lead for the final time on lap 154 and held on through the final two cautions and a green-white-checkered finish. Matt Crafton, Ken Schrader and James Buescher rounded out the top five.

Tearing Apart the Trucks: Rookie Austin Dillon Up to Speed Quickly

It was almost a month ago when the Camping World Truck Series last took to the track at Michigan International Speedway. This weekend, they’re headed to Iowa Speedway for the Lucas Oil 200 on Sunday afternoon. The series first visited the 0.875-mile track last September, and Mike Skinner dominated, leading 180 of 200 laps after …

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Fan’s View: Austin Dillon Proving His Mettle

There’s a difference between attending a Sprint Cup and a K&N Pro East Series event. At the first, you will be able to identify all the players on the track. They’ve been around a while, and if you watch the haulers arrive, it’s a pretty uniform parade of glitzy paintjobs, polished chrome and heavy-duty machinery. …

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Tracking the Trucks: 2010 VFW 200 at Michigan

In a race that featured a track record 20 lead changes, as well as a 40-minute red flag for rain, Aric Almirola beat out Truck Series stars Todd Bodine and Kyle Busch Saturday to win at Michigan. Almirola came through with a three-wide charge through the middle on lap 93 and never looked back, scoring his second win of the Truck season and of his career in the 100-lapper. Bodine, Busch, Ron Hornaday Jr. and polesitter Austin Dillon rounded out the top five.

Tracking the Trucks: 2010 WinStar World Casino 400K at Texas

Todd Bodine took the checkered flag 1.007 seconds ahead of Johnny Sauter to win the WinStar World Casino 400K at Texas Motor Speedway Friday night. Bodine held the lead through one green-white-checkered finish to score his sixth career win at the mile-and-a-half track. Rookie Austin Dillon, Mike Skinner and Ken Schrader rounded out the top five.

Mirror Driving: What’s Next in Silly Season, Grading the Hall & Fixing Sabotage

Welcome to Mirror Driving. Every week, your favorite columnists sit down and give their opinion about the latest NASCAR news, rumors and controversy. Love us or hate us, make a comment below and tell us how you feel about what we’ve said!

Tracking the Trucks: 2010 North Carolina Education Lottery 200 at Charlotte

After a three-hour rain delay, Kyle Busch took the checkered flag 0.228 seconds ahead of Todd Bodine to win the North Carolina Education Lottery 200 in the early hours of Saturday morning. Busch started on the pole and never dropped out the top 10 on the way to his 18th career Camping World Truck Series win. Ron Hornaday Jr., James Buescher and Elliott Sadler rounded out the top five.

Tearing Apart the Trucks: Understanding the Kyle Busch Motorsports Fiasco

Almost two weeks ago, the Charlotte Observer reported several subcontractors claim they are owed for work done at the new Kyle Busch Motorsports facility that’s set to open for the team in June. Paul Davis of Creative Carpets LLC filed a lien as a last resort against the contractor that hired him, claiming he is …

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