NASCAR Race Weekend Central

Mirror Driving: Gauging the Importance of Indy While Sorting Out Title Contenders in Cup, Nationwide & Trucks

With the season just past the halfway point, who looks to be the favorite to win the Sprint Cup championship? Also, who’s your darkhorse… and who is the biggest disappointment to date?

Running His Mouth: The Best of Jeremy Mayfield Speaking Out

Normally when the Cup Series takes a weekend off, we go through the media reports, interviews, PR and all of our own stuff to bring you the best quotes from the Nationwide and Camping World Truck series races. But on Friday, FOX Charlotte ran an exclusive interview with Jeremy Mayfield that quickly made far greater national headlines. The 20-minute piece is worth watching from beginning to end, but in case you don’t have the time, we’ve gathered the best quotes from the interview and put them together here.

Fanning the Flames: Jeremy Mayfield’s “Dangerous Precedent” May Serve to Benefit the Sport

Anyone see where former U.S. Figure Skating champion Nicole Bobek was charged in a New Jersey court with conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine? (Anyone care?) Wonder if she’ll “follow the dangerous precedent” set forth by Jeremy Mayfield, his appeal, and the court’s subsequent injunction? Considering she’s been retired for awhile and already in jail, I guess …

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Mirror Driving: Changing Plate-Racing Rules, Mayfield’s Murky Future & Truex’s Future Potential

Saturday night’s race at Daytona was the second restrictor-plate race in a row in which the leader was bumped and sent airborne as the field came to the checkers. Should NASCAR rethink its plate-racing rules with the new car?

5 Points to Ponder: 2009 Coke Zero 400 at Daytona Edition

Back in February, a number of drivers complained about the abrasive racing surface at Daytona, saying it was triggering unnecessary crashes. I stated that I prefer the aged surface because it gives the track a type of character that you don’t see at a Talladega. After February, I felt I was in the minority with my opinion, but a live poll during the Frontstretch live blog proved me a wrong. A surprising 71% of our viewers said that they do not feel the track should be repaved, and I couldn’t agree more. Save the parade for Talladega and keep Daytona what it is – a demanding track where handling is at a premium.

Questions Again Follow Jeremy Mayfield as Cup Series Returns to Daytona

Note: As the Sprint Cup Series returns to Daytona this week the hottest story in the garage area undoubtedly surrounds Jeremy Mayfield after his indefinite suspension for a failed drug test was lifted by a federal judge Wednesday. Ironically, the last time the series was at the famed 2.5-mile speedway Mayfield was the subject of …

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Jeremy Mayfield Injunction a No-Win Situation for NASCAR Racing, Drug Testing

Guess who’s coming to Daytona? That’d be none other than formerly-suspended Jeremy Mayfield. With high-powered attorney Bill Diehl backing him up, Mayfield was granted a temporary injunction that will allow him to return to competition as early as this weekend’s races in Daytona Beach. And while Diehl was quick to label the court’s finding in …

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