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Running Their Mouth: 2010 Autism Speaks 400 at Dover

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 Autism Speaks 400 at Dover International Speedway.

Pit-Road Penalty Hands Kyle Busch 2010 Autism Speaks 400 Victory at Dover

Sunday proved two things about the No. 48 team. First, there is absolutely nothing wrong with the four-time defending champions. The pit crew was flawless. Their car was on a rail. And Jimmie Johnson led the most laps at Dover for the third consecutive Cup race. Second, the No. 48 team, even at their best, …

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Happy Hour: Future Hall of Fame Arguments

Just this one writer’s opinion, but the best thing a Hall of Fame provides for a sport is the discussions it inspires amongst sportswriters and fans. Now that Matt McLaughlin has so eloquently made the case for the next five inductees, and I can’t dispute much of it, I thought I’d look at current folks …

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Frontstretch NASCAR Power Rankings: Top 15 After the 2010 Showtime Southern 500 at Darlington

The Track too Tough to Tame lived up to its reputation Saturday night, as most every car was loaded onto the trailer with at least a Darlington stripe if not significant damage. And it was our longtime Power Rankings king who may have suffered the most; Jimmie Johnson wound up singing the blues after a …

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Dialing It In: Why Silly Season is Ready to Explode

The more things unfold off the racetrack, the more it seems NASCAR is in one of the biggest transitions the sport has seen in years with driver-team-sponsor partnerships. Teams such as Hendrick Motorsports, Richard Childress Racing, Joe Gibbs Racing, Richard Petty Motorsports, Earnhardt Ganassi Racing, Penske Racing, Michael Waltrip Racing and Team Red Bull all …

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Voice of Vito: NASCAR’s Throwback Race (The Southern 500) Couldn’t Happen at a Better Time

It’s no secret that over the last five years or so, the face of NASCAR has changed dramatically from what many fans had grown accustomed to. Even amongst the most die-hard company guys who would gladly toe the corporate mantra and mission statement, you’d be hard-pressed to find somebody that could sit there with a …

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Frontstretch NASCAR Power Rankings: Top 15 After the 2010 Crown Royal 400 at Richmond

Jimmie Johnson appeared doomed to end the day a lapped car before a timely piece of debris saved his night at Richmond. But even with the mystery caution, a dose of good fortune could only keep the No. 48 car in contention for so long, struggling en route to a 10th-place finish that left him …

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Running Their Mouth: 2010 Crown Royal Presents the Heath Calhoun 400 at Richmond

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 …

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Frontstretch NASCAR Power Rankings: Top 15 After the 2010 Aaron’s 499 at Talladega

The “lottery” that is Talladega these days usually shuffles the Power Rankings around like those ping-pong balls before they’re picked at random. For now, there’s one thing we know for sure when the drawing stopped: Kevin Harvick came out the big winner. He may have offended his current and future sponsor in victory lane during …

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Who’s Hot/Not in Sprint Cup: Pre-2010 Aaron’s 499 at Talladega Edition

As we prepare for racing’s semi-annual version of Russian Roulette (Talladega), it’s always nice to take a quick look back before we see whose lives are going to be battered by the Big One. Don’t believe me? Just remember last year. Jeff Gordon came to ‘Dega 98 points in front of Jimmie Johnson and seemingly …

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