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Who’s Hot/Who’s Not in NASCAR: 2010 Richmond-New Hampshire Edition

In the words of Jim Mora: “Playoffs! You want to talk about playoffs? You kidding me?” That’s the reaction of the majority of the NASCAR fanbase nowadays, but like it or not, the seventh edition of the postseason format is finally upon us. Has it really been that long since Matt Kenseth lulled us to …

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The Yellow Stripe: It’s Not All About the Top 12 – 10 Wild-Card Storylines to Watch in NASCAR’s Chase

For the past 26 weeks, we’ve essentially conducted a form of “Prelude to the Chase,” with drivers jockeying to be in the all-important 12 available spots post-checkers at the second Richmond race. Now, with the field set, you can pretty much guarantee that a quick glance at the Jayski Article/Links page will show 99.9% of stories are all about the hallowed NASCAR playoff format.

Frontstretch NASCAR Power Rankings: Top 15 After the 2010 Emory Healthcare 500 at Atlanta

It wasn’t quite the Southern 500, but at least the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series was racing where it should be – the South – on Labor Day weekend. The abrasive, slippery surface at Atlanta put drivers and teams to the test, and we saw some incredible athletic ability during the track’s own 500-mile Sunday tradition …

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Happy Hour: What’s So Horrible About a Winless NASCAR Champion?

Before going away on vacation, I was going through Jayski one lovely morning to read commentary from NASCAR Citizen Journalists that I like. Two articles in particular got my attention this morning. The first was a diatribe from Steve Kaminski of Michigan Live, suggesting to NASCAR that regardless of how it is achieved, a win …

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Grading the 2010 NASCAR Pack, Part III: Drivers Brad Keselowski – Brian Vickers

With the NASCAR season two-thirds of the way gone and the final off week now out of our way, we’re taking a brief moment of respite, grading all the drivers and teams once again on their performance so far in 2010. Tuesday, we covered an owner-by-owner breakdown of season results so far… all of which you …

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Frontstretch NASCAR Power Rankings: Top 15 After the 2010 Irwin Tools Night Race at Bristol

The new Bristol provided a lot of excitement over the weekend, but the traditional bump-and-run found itself replaced by another classic maneuver: the slide job. When done correctly, Kyle Busch used it as a weapon towards an unprecedented three-race sweep; when done wrong, it led to a bump and spin on Friday night during the …

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Who’s Hot/Who’s Not in Sprint Cup: 2010 Irwin Tools Night Race at Bristol Edition

Coming off a somewhat tame, yet historic race at Bristol Motor Speedway, the Sprint Cup series heads into their final off-weekend of the season. It gives drivers, teams, and fans a chance to cool off and regroup before the last 12 races, including the 10 in the Chase for the Cup. For some (ask Jimmie …

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Running Their Mouth: 2010 Irwin Tools Night Race at Bristol

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 Irwin Tools Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway.

The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2010 Irwin Tools Night Race at Bristol

Bristol brought a lot of side-by-side racing, but not a lot of mayhem. There were scrapes and slaps, but Juan Pablo Montoya added a punt to the list when he sent Johnson hard into the retaining wall. Montoya went on to finish seventh, but he’s not going to be feeling the love from Johnson anytime soon.

Frontstretch NASCAR Power Rankings: Top 15 After the 2010 CARFAX 400 at Michigan

At the center of it all is Jack Roush, who put three cars inside the top five at Michigan; was that enough for all of them to make moves toward the top of the Power Rankings? And while Kurt Busch done blowed up, was that lack of horsepower enough to send him tumbling out of the poll? This week’s NASCAR Power Rankings reveals all the movers and shakers after the year’s final trip to the Irish Hills.

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