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Running Their Mouth: 2010 Air Guard 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 the drivers, crew members and car owners themselves. This week, here’s a sneak peek at what they all were thinking following the Air Guard 400 at Richmond International Raceway.

Fanning the Flames: Kyle Busch’s Pink Car, Tony Stewart’s Momentum & Jeff Gordon’s Mustache

I get the impression that there aren’t a lot of Kyle Busch fans out there. Oh, I know he has his little sect of followers, but it’s safe to say he’s more heel than hero. Yet while he’s such a polarizing figure, I think the one thing we all agree on concerning Kyle is the …

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Frontstretch NASCAR Power Rankings: Top 15 After the 2010 Emory Healthcare 500 at Atlanta

It wasn’t quite the Southern 500, but at least the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series was racing where it should be – the South – on Labor Day weekend. The abrasive, slippery surface at Atlanta put drivers and teams to the test, and we saw some incredible athletic ability during the track’s own 500-mile Sunday tradition …

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Who’s Hot/Who’s Not in Sprint Cup: 2010 Atlanta-Richmond Edition

While summer winds down for millions of Americans, the real heart of the NASCAR schedule is apparently just heating up – or so we’ve been told. The sport’s Brian France version of the playoffs looms just around the corner, the race to the Chase so good someone forgot to tell the drivers 13th on back in the standings to make it interesting.

Grading the 2010 NASCAR Pack, Part II: Drivers A-Kenseth

With the NASCAR season two-thirds of the way gone and the final off week now out of our way, we’re taking a brief moment of respite, grading all the drivers and teams once again on their performance so far in 2010.

Frontstretch NASCAR Power Rankings: Top 15 After the 2010 Irwin Tools Night Race at Bristol

The new Bristol provided a lot of excitement over the weekend, but the traditional bump-and-run found itself replaced by another classic maneuver: the slide job. When done correctly, Kyle Busch used it as a weapon towards an unprecedented three-race sweep; when done wrong, it led to a bump and spin on Friday night during the …

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Frontstretch NASCAR Power Rankings: Top 15 After the 2010 CARFAX 400 at Michigan

At the center of it all is Jack Roush, who put three cars inside the top five at Michigan; was that enough for all of them to make moves toward the top of the Power Rankings? And while Kurt Busch done blowed up, was that lack of horsepower enough to send him tumbling out of the poll? This week’s NASCAR Power Rankings reveals all the movers and shakers after the year’s final trip to the Irish Hills.

The Yellow Stripe: Your 2010 NASCAR Sprint Cup Champ – Assessing the Runners & Riders

In the press conference following Kevin Harvick’s first non-restrictor-plate win since the penultimate race at Phoenix in the 2006 season, the mood of team principal Richard Childress was predictably ebullient. The four-decade plus NASCAR team owner, not known for unnecessary hyperbole, was keen to point out, “Somebody’s got to beat Jimmie [Johnson] this year, and it might as well be RCR.”

Frontstretch NASCAR Power Rankings: Top 15 After the 2010 Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips at the Glen

Drivers turned right and left this past weekend at Watkins Glen, and some of them turned themselves right out of their positions in the NASCAR Power Rankings. But while top competition faltered, Juan Pablo Montoya righted his ship, breaking a 113-race winless streak while licking the wounds of a difficult season. Further back, Marcos Ambrose was …

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Who’s Hot/Who’s Not in NASCAR Sprint Cup: 2010 Watkins Glen-Michigan Edition

With the checkered flag at Watkins Glen, NASCAR’s two-race road-course experiment has been shelved for another season. If only Marcos Ambrose had four more ahead of him, we might see the No. 47 in victory lane, after all. Instead, he and Juan Pablo Montoya must adjust to the daunting prospect of all left turns at …

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