NASCAR Race Weekend Central

Juan Pablo Montoya Tops 1st 2010 Brickyard 400 Practice

Pick your cliché’ – Different verse, same as the first – Same ol’ stuff, different day – Another day, another dollar – Whatever you want to call it, the NASCAR Cup series has returned to Indianapolis and Juan Pablo Montoya has picked up right where he left off. When the checkered flag flew last year, …

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Fantasy Insider: Jeff Gordon on Verge of Brickyard Breakthrough… Again

NASCAR heads to Indianapolis Motor Speedway this weekend where the racing really isn’t that good, but it’s OK because, after all, it’s the Brickyard. I half expect NASCAR to add the Hoover Dam and the Pyramids to their next schedule as they are also historic venues that may not necessarily lead to great racing either, …

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Mirror Driving: Racing’s Version of the Triple Crown, Matt Kenseth’s Collapse & More

Chip Ganassi is going for a triple crown of sorts as a car owner. He’s already won the Daytona 500 and the Indianapolis 500 this season… does he have a chance at the Brickyard 400, as well?

MPM2Nite: Odds & Ends for the Off Weekend

I’ve got to admit, finding out this was an off-weekend for the Cup Series caught me by surprise. Traditionally this had been the second Pocono race weekend, but I guess it makes sense to separate the two Pocono dates by more than a month. Fans need a couple more paychecks to help pay for seats. …

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The Yellow Stripe: Is It Worth Making the Chase If You’re Just Making Up the Numbers?

In the next couple of months, we’re going to hear a lot about who’s going to make, and who’s not going to make, the all-hallowed Chase. Each week, drivers will be added, then deleted to and from the equation while, for those on the bubble, the speculation will (in true shout-until-your-lungs-burst WE ARE FOX SPORTS …

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The Yellow Stripe: 9 Drivers Who Need a Reset Button… Now

The running of the Coke Zero 400 on the high banks of the most famous venue in stock car racing this past Saturday night marked the exact halfway point in the 36-race schedule. While I’m on the subject of the weekend’s crashfest, why on earth did Coke decide to call it the Coke Zero 400 …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2010 Coke Zero 400 at Daytona

Before the race, the television crew called him the best Cup driver without a restrictor-plate win, and early on, it looked like Kurt Busch might change that. Instead, Busch endured a race in which he was involved with at least three wrecks and a racecar that was beat up on every part. Yet Busch never got the brunt of anything and held on to finish seventh. Look up “underrated” in the dictionary and see if Busch’s picture is beside it.

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