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Frontstretch NASCAR Power Rankings: Top 15 After the 2010 All-Star Race

The All-Star Race saw Kurt Busch go from zero to hero, charging by feuding JGR teammates Kyle Busch and Denny Hamlin in the final laps to score his first career victory in NASCAR’s $1 million exhibition. Behind him, chaos reigned, as everyone from his brother to Jimmie Johnson to Carl Edwards shot themselves in the foot …

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Running Their Mouth: 2010 Sprint All-Star Race at Charlotte

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 Sprint All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2010 NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race at Charlotte

Remind me again why we need the first 90 laps of the All-Star Race? The 50-lap segment followed by two 20-lappers was an exercise in parade laps, while the final 10 was a barnburner. Here’s an idea-why not eliminate the last three cars in each segment? At least they’d have to race for something. Give a bonus to the driver who passes the most cars in each segment, so something. Otherwise, why race those segments at all? Bracket the field and run 10-lap heat races until you have a winner.

Bettin’ the Horsepower: Breaking Down the Main Event Driver by Driver

All-Star Weekend is always a nice change of pace for NASCAR drivers and teams who get to enjoy a pressure free weekend filled with excitement and extracurricular activities close to home, and for fans who get to witness no holds barred action they don’t get to see during points paying races. Like the preseason Budweiser …

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Grading the Pack, Part I: 2010 NASCAR Awards for the Best Drivers, Ads & Races

We’re a third of the way through the 2010 Sprint Cup season (boy, time flies huh?) and just one race from the halfway point to the start of the Chase. So, with the All-Star madness this weekend at Charlotte, and the Coke 600 to follow on Memorial Day weekend, we’re going to take a look …

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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.

Who’s Hot/Who’s Not In Sprint Cup: 2010 Showtime Southern 500 at Darlington Edition

As the month of May pushes racing sharply into focus, who’s on top of the Sprint Cup world is more blurry than ever. You’ve got a points leader, Kevin Harvick, that’s leading by 110 but is driving for a team that has neither a 2011 sponsor nor a contract ready for him to sign. There’s …

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The Yellow Stripe: The Odd Couple, Busch & Hamlin Ready to End HMS Dominance

On the surface, Denny Hamlin and Kyle Busch are the most unlikely of teammates.

They’re as different as a quiet, leisurely summer drive on country roads versus 500 miles of beating and banging under the lights at The Lady in Black. As different as a flawless 12.5-second pit stop and missing your pit box, then running over the hose and getting a pit road speeding penalty the second time around.

Denny dutifully thanks his team, his pit crew and all his sponsors when he wins races. Kyle smashes lovingly hand crafted custom-made trophies into hundreds of pieces, by comparison.

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

Perhaps it’s appropriate a weekend of wild weather accompanied 500-plus miles of racing at Talladega. For by the time the checkered flag dropped, the point standings looked like they just got hit with a thunderstorm all their own. That’s the blessing and curse of restrictor plate racing all in one; points get dealt not by …

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Running Their Mouth: 2010 Aaron’s 499 at Talladega

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 …

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