Race Weekend Central

Fantasy Insider: Easing Roster Indigestion in the Foothills of Virginia

Sick of racing on intermediate ovals? Of course you are, but luckily the Sprint Cup Series has the cure for you – returning to where stock car racing is meant to be, a half-mile short track. This week it’s a trip to the famed Martinsville Speedway, where the only thing more famous than the hot …

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Fantasy Insider: Lighting the Way to Your Own Chase Success at Loudon

And so beginneth the creation that Brian calls the Chase. For 12 select drivers, Sunday’s green flag will mark the start of a 10-race pursuit of a dream; but for 31 others, it’s a chance to end 2009 on a high note. So as the title contenders continue to stroke the points in their made-for-TV …

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Voice of Vito: The Right Fit – Why Brad Keselowski Joining Penske Racing in 2010 Will Work

On Tuesday, the worst kept secret in NASCAR was made official, as it was confirmed that Brad Keselowski has joined Penske Racing as the new driver of their No. 12 Dodges for 2010 and beyond. The 25-year-old from Rochester Hills, Michigan, who has been at the employ of JR Motorsports for the past two seasons …

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Did You Notice? NASCAR’s A Young Man’s Game, Chasing Survival & Highway Robbery

Did You Notice? That with Michael Waltrip and now Bobby Labonte possibly out of full-time rides in 2010, the Cup Series has become more of a young man’s game than ever before – and the age of gray-haired success stories may finally be gone for good. Looking at the lineup of 2010 full-time teams, just …

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Bubble Breakdown: Top-15 Finish Has Scott Speed in Striking Distance of Top 35

Well bubble fans, it looks like we’re losing one of our bubble dwellers, again. During the week it has been reported that David Stremme will be replaced in the No. 12 Team Penske Dodge by rising star Brad Keselowski in 2010, if not sooner. David was just not getting the job done for Team Penske, …

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Fanning the Flames: Penalties & Robby Gordon… A NASCAR Tradition Since 1991!

Q: Matt, I noticed something during the Pocono race [last] Monday. While the two bad boys [Gordon and Stremme] were having their little five-lap timeout in the naughty chair, they were working on their cars. I know you can’t work on them during a red-flag condition, but I was unaware it was OK to turn a wrench when you’re in the penalty box. Has that always been the case?

Who’s Hot/Who’s Not in Sprint Cup: 2009 Heluva! Good Sour Cream Dips at the Glen Edition

Monday’s race at Watkins Glen did not provide many answers as far as the Chase is concerned. Most contenders finished well enough at Watkins Glen to keep the points race tight, despite many eyes trained on road course ringers like Boris Said, Andy Lally and Ron Fellows to pull off some upsets. However, when push came …

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