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Who’s Hot/Who’s Not in Sprint Cup: 2010 Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips 400 at Michigan Edition

Pssst… pay attention! Don’t make me blow a vuvuzela in your ear. I know you’re still fast asleep, stuck on the couch after that Michigan snoozer. But guess what? Every race pays the same amount of points, no matter how exciting or boring it is. Plenty of teams ran the emotional gambit of happiness and …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2010 Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips 400 at Michigan

The fact that MIS is able to still draw nearly 100,000 fans twice a year for the Sprint Cup Series – not including those coming to watch the Truck Series, ARCA and Nationwide events, while sporting the worst economy in the country (Metro Detroit is estimated to have unemployment rate well in excess of 25%), is a testament to the track and the fans that continue to support it. When the Super Bowl was played at Detroit’s Ford Field, it generated over $300 million of revenue for the local economy. The two NASCAR race weekends hosted in the tiny burg of Brooklyn – in excess of $400 million.

Nationwide Series Breakdown: 2010 Meijer 300 at Kentucky

Surprise, surprise. Joey Logano won the pole. Logano won Saturday night’s Nationwide Series race at Kentucky. And Cup regulars finished 1-2-3, with Carl Edwards and Brad Keselowski playing bridesmaid to Logano, whose win marked the third consecutive season he’s done so from the pole. That leaves him a perfect 3-for-3 at the facility where he …

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Kevin Harvick Offers Insight to War of Words & Bumpers With Joey Logano

With the images still fresh in everybody’s memory of Joey Logano being sent for a long lurid four-wheel drift through the third turn at Pocono last Sunday, and the who where’s the firesuit in the family crack still ringing in our ears, Kevin Harvick held court in the Media Center yesterday at Michigan International Speedway …

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Fanning the Flames: Pocono’s Tedium Turns Tumultuous & Junior’s Dream Team

Q: No one knows what’s to become of Dale Earnhardt Jr. at Hendrick, but everyone is starting to believe it is not the right fit for him. I’m going to ask this to you this way: Where do you think Jr. would fit in best if you could assign him a team (JR Motorsports included)

Fantasy Insider: Carl Edwards, Matt Kenseth Michigan Fuel-Mileage Masters

Welcome back, everyone, to The Frontstretch Fantasy Insider, the column that puts your virtual racing team in position to win. This week, we break down the numbers on who rules the roost at Michigan International Speedway. Most races are built on speed, but this one has a history of turning into a fuel mileage race, with the top-5 drivers running at half speed for the last dozen or so laps. Keep in mind that leaves room for the underdog, a place where slow and steady can trump raw horsepower time and time again.

So, without further delay, here’s who you want and who you don’t setting your roster for this Sunday’s Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips 400!

Did You Notice? The Next NASCAR Breakdown, Playing Favorites & Fun With Twitter

Did You Notice? A developing trend? In the last two weeks, we’ve had two mild-mannered veterans go all Jekyll and Hyde, losing their cool while venting frustration in a way we’ve never seen before. First, there was Jeff Burton, pulling a tantrum on Kyle Busch through a blown tire that’s got him nominated to the …

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Mirror Driving: Caution-Happy, The Next Future Star & That Other NASCAR Feud

Welcome to Mirror Driving. Every week, your favorite columnists sit down and give their opinion about the latest NASCAR news, rumors and controversy. Love us or hate us, make a comment below and tell us how you feel about what we’ve said!

Frontstretch NASCAR Power Rankings: Top 15 After the 2010 Gillette Fusion ProGlide 500 at Pocono

They call it the Tricky Triangle for a reason, and a serious last-lap melee involving eight cars was the latest Pocono pitfall that knocked out a number of top contenders late. Among those taking hits on the track and in the Power Rankings included Jeff Gordon, Mark Martin, Kasey Kahne and Martin Truex Jr., creating a …

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