NASCAR Race Weekend Central

Fantasy Insider: Go with Youth, Youth, Youth for ‘Dega Success

NASCAR heads to Talladega this Sunday for what’s to be another restrictor-plate fantasy nightmare for team owners. Four times a year, there’s nothing more disheartening than coming back from commercial to see your team that was all running inside the top 14 is now all wadded up at different spots on the backstretch. I am …

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Frontstretch NASCAR Power Rankings: Top 15 After the 2010 Subway Fresh Fit 600 at Phoenix

The duel in the desert Saturday night came packaged with a sudden late-night plot twist that led to a green-white-checkered finish for the ages. When the smoke cleared, it was a shocking winner (Ryan Newman) whose 77-race losing streak came to an end while allowing the frustration from other victory droughts (Kyle Busch, Jeff Gordon) …

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Running Their Mouth: 2010 Subway Fresh Fit 600 at Phoenix

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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Holding a Pretty Wheel: Why Fans Should Watch the K&N Pro Series – Even Though NASCAR Isn’t

The racing is perfect. The schedule is great, and the tracks on the schedule are varied and exciting. There are haves and have nots, but money doesn’t always guarantee success. The sanctioning body is fair and consistent most of the time. Teams can be competitive on a modest budget. This may sound like a fantasy …

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Frontstretch NASCAR Power Rankings: Top 15 After the 2010 Goody’s Fast Pain Relief 500 at Martinsville

Fans had to wait an extra day for one of the most exciting finishes in awhile, but it was definitely worth it. Denny Hamlin was once again victorious in his home state, good enough to move him back into the Power Rankings just before he goes under the knife for a torn ACL. Back in …

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5 Points to Ponder: Earnhardt’s Error, Biffle Steady, Hamlin Heroics…

Turns out race six of the 2010 season was worth the wait after all, with Denny Hamlin recording an absolutely improbable victory. Pitting from the lead, with less than 10 laps to go, Hamlin bullied and harried his way from ninth all the way to the front in a manner reminiscent of his win at …

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Running Their Mouth: 2010 Goody’s Fast Pain Relief 500 at Martinsville

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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Denny Hamlin Wins Wild Monday Matinee at Martinsville

He had a bum knee and a lot of track position to make up, but somehow Denny Hamlin pulled off the win in his home state of Virginia. Overcoming a late-race pit stop with just four laps to go, Hamlin bullied his way from ninth to fourth when the caution was thrown and the field …

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Bettin’ the Horsepower: Mark Martin Makes Better Bet Than Hendrick Teammates

Any time the Cup Series heads to the famed paperclip that is Martinsville Speedway, two drivers immediately emerge as favorites – Jimmie Johnson and Jeff Gordon. Arguably the two best drivers of this era, both have excelled at the physically and mentally exhausting short track that tests a driver’s talent, endurance and patience. Given Johnson’s …

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