NASCAR Race Weekend Central

Did You Notice? NASCAR Driving is a Day Job, Marcos Ambrose is Saved for 2011 & Sponsor Cutbacks

Did You Notice? Joey Logano’s words, while spoken in the heat of the moment with Ryan Newman, delve deeper into the psyche of NASCAR Sprint Cup drivers today? In case you’ve been too busy watching MTV’s Jersey Shore drama to pay attention, the following quote Logano uttered Sunday has been causing its own shock value …

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Beyond the Cockpit: Ryan Newman Speaks Out on Joey Logano Feud, 2010 Chase Chances

Ryan Newman has had a solid, yet unspectacular tenure in his season-and-a-half in the No. 39 Stewart-Haas Racing Chevy. While his Chase chances remain tenuous, he scored a victory earlier this season at Phoenix International Raceway, the first for SHR’s second team, and sits 14th in points, 103 behind 12th place Clint Bowyer. Newman also …

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5 Points to Ponder: Mark Martin’s Misery, All Hail ARCA & the Entitlement of Joey, Kyle & Denny

Just one year ago, Mark Martin won the first race at Michigan and came within a splash of gas of at least a top-five finish in the second one. Now, after a mediocre 16th-place run in the spring race, he was running as a top 15 car again this Sunday before contact with David Reutimann put the No. 5 in the wall, causing enough damage to result in an ugly 28th-place finish that dropped the 51-year-old outside the top 12 in points.

The Cool-Down Lap: Joey Logano Takes Wrong Approach With Ryan Newman in Latest Clash

Wide-open spaces on the track surface at Michigan International Speedway made for very few on-track incidents during Sunday’s CARFAX 400. The only spin to draw a caution occurred on lap 148, when Joey Logano’s No. 20 Home Depot Toyota got loose under Ryan Newman’s No. 39 Tornados Chevy, tagging Newman’s left rear and sending him for a spin.

Running Their Mouth: 2010 CARFAX 400 at Michigan

_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 CARFAX 400 at Michigan International Speedway.

Who’s Hot/Who’s Not in NASCAR Sprint Cup: 2010 Indy-Pocono Edition

Here’s the final stat line for Juan Pablo Montoya’s last two years at Indy: 202 laps led out of a possible 320 (63%), two front-row starting spots, zero wins, zero top-10 finishes, one pit-road speeding penalty, one faulty debris caution, one bad pit-road call. If you guessed those numbers knocked Montoya off the Hot list …

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Running Their Mouth: 2010 Brickyard 400

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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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2010 Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis

It’s not easy to pass at Indianapolis, and starting in the back of the pack is generally not a good omen for a top finish. An engine change dropped Joey Logano to the rear of the field, but Logano muscled his way onto the top 10 by the end, grabbing a ninth-place finish and showing that passing at Indy isn’t impossible.

Talking NASCAR TV: Grading TNT’s 2010 Season – How to Fix Some Glaring Issues

Hello, race fans. I bet you missed our weekly critique last week. I did, too, and I’m the one who writes the piece. My week of Frontstretch coverage at Daytona was interesting, filled with plenty of personal highlights for me as it was my first time at that famous track. In case you missed it, …

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