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Did You Notice? Bad Times in NASCAR’s Big Apple, the Cost of Brand Exclusivity & Chase Cinderella 2010

Did You Notice? That as NASCAR takes to the New York City airwaves today, the landscape in the Big Apple is markedly different for them than it was even five years ago? Back then, not only was the postseason banquet held at the Waldorf Astoria, but the sport was fighting valiantly to get a 3/4-mile …

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Frontstretch NASCAR Power Rankings: Top 15 Up & Coming NASCAR Stars

During the final off week of the NASCAR season, despite a year where rookies are few and far between in the Cup Series, we’re taking a look at some stars of tomorrow who could potentially make an impact down the road. There are a multitude of racers spread all over the country, and thousands of …

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Nationwide Series Breakdown: 2010 Food City 250 at Bristol

Nationwide Series fans should probably be long accustomed to Cup drivers setting completely meaningless milestones in the minor league ranks, and Friday night’s Food City 250 was no exception.

Nuts for Nationwide: Fast Forward to 2011… & a Real Nationwide Series Title Battle

On NASCAR’s midweek teleconference was Nationwide Series points leader Brad Keselowski, and surprisingly his current exploitation of the Nationwide Series with Carl and Friends highlighted the session. When asked about the rumors swirling that the Nationwide Series will undergo alterations for the 2011 season, especially with regard to Cup driver participation, Keselowski acknowledged that big …

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Talking NASCAR TV: Controversy Never Keeps ESPN From Jumping Ship

Hello, race fans. It’s that time of the week again, the one where I go through race broadcasts with a fine-toothed comb. The Sprint Cup Series took this past weekend off. However, as you’re probably aware of by now, the events of this past Saturday night will probably play a role in Sunday’s Brickyard 400. …

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Nationwide Series Breakdown: 2010 Bucyrus 200 at Road America

Carl Edwards appears to have this whole road racing thing figured out. On the Nationwide Series side, anyway. In what was a dominant performance from the pole, Edwards led 35 of the 50 laps run in NASCAR’s debut race on the Road America road course with this division, stealing the lead for good from Jacques …

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Nationwide Series Breakdown: 2010 Federated Auto Parts 300 at Nashville

Nashville was supposed to mark a standalone Nationwide Series race, but you’d never have known it looking at the final running order. After yellow-flag pit stops cycled through on lap 170, Brad Keselowski came out up front and never looked back, holding off a challenge from Carl Edwards on a lap 202 restart to score …

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5 Points to Ponder: Future at Roush, Conway’s Case & Shut Up & Drive

Just as fellow open-wheeler Juan Pablo Montoya took dramatic steps forward in 2009 by qualifying for the Chase, Sam Hornish Jr. was arguably the most improved driver on the Sprint Cup circuit last season. But Saturday night at Darlington, Hornish was completely smitten by the siren that is the Lady in Black, as time and again she beckoned the Mobil 1 Dodge into her red and white walls.

Nationwide Series Breakdown: 2010 Bubba Burger 250 at Richmond

After winning the pole Friday afternoon, Kyle Busch quipped that he would lead a lot of laps under the lights at Richmond… assuming that Brad Keselowski didn’t take him out. Keselowski didn’t have to. In one of the most dominating performances the Nationwide Series has seen from a non-JGR car in recent memory, Keselowski led …

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The Road to an ARCA Title Goes Through Talladega

After last week’s race at Texas, it seemed clear that the 2010 ARCA Racing Series championship hunt was a three-horse race between Venturini Motorsports’ red-hot Steve Arpin, Win-Tron Racing’s veteran Justin Marks and ARCA’s own “Mr. Showtime,” Patrick Sheltra. But if recent history is any indication, Dakoda Armstrong just made himself contender number four this …

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