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Nationwide Series Breakdown: 2011 Great Clips 300 at Atlanta

Despite the best efforts of Kyle Busch to run him down, Carl Edwards topped a dominant evening with his 35th career Nationwide Series win Saturday night in front of a stellar crowd at the Atlanta Motor Speedway. Busch, Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Kevin Harvick and Kasey Kahne rounded out the top 5.

Though Edwards led 101 of the 195 laps led en route to victory, side-by-side racing at the front of the field proved plentiful, with each of the drivers in the top 5 taking turns at the front. Goodyear seemed to get the tire situation under control after fielding rocks at Bristol a week ago, with the rubber proving to wear on the abrasive Atlanta service. Drivers throughout the field were seen visibly wrestling with loose race cars throughout the 300 miles.

Did You Notice? Pending NASCAR Divorces, Pre-Inspection Silliness & Chasing TV Viewership

Did You Notice? Besides the Chase, there’s plenty of other NASCAR associations coming to an end this weekend. Before we take a look at that championship, here’s a look at the other important storylines and likely divorces headed your way: The final race for Kurt Busch and Miller Lite. Five years into a Roger Penske …

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Nationwide Series the Real Winner at Texas – At Least for 1 Day

The irony is so thick, you couldn’t cut it with a knife. This weekend at Texas Motor Speedway will likely mark the culmination of a Nationwide Series season that has seen problem after problem for NASCAR’s AAA ranks manifest itself and run wild. Fans of the series have seen Cup regulars win all but two …

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Nuts for Nationwide: The Top-10 Moments of the 2010 Season… 2 Weeks Early

With Brad Keselowski set to end the Nationwide Series season two races early, it only seems fitting that this week be the one that Frontstretch recaps the top-10 moments that Nationwide Series regulars (and semi-regulars) have enjoyed this season (with Morgan Shepherd’s dump move on Danica Patrick at Loudon just narrowly missing the cut). 10. …

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Nuts for Nationwide: Minutes Running Out for Justin Allgaier

It’s been a career year for Justin Allgaier. His first career top 10 on a road course came at Montreal. His first win came at Bristol in the spring. And he’s by far the leading Nationwide Series regular in the points. If a fan hadn’t been following the Nationwide Series since 2005, it would perhaps …

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