Race Weekend Central

Running Their Mouth: 2009 AMP Energy 500 at Talladega

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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Sprint Cup Rookie Report: Logano Has Great Finish, Keselowski Has Controversial Finish While Speed Can’t Finish at Talladega

Logano added yet another accolade to his rapidly growing resume as he did what he needed to do to record a solid third-place finish at Talladega, something a lot of veterans even struggle to do. The rookie said that he was searching for both a line and drafting partners throughout the event and it paid off.

Sprint Cup Rookie Report: Joey Logano Survives Martinsville While Scott Speed is Bit by Bad Luck Again

As I mentioned last week, Logano is showing maturity down the stretch and, for the most part, further illustrated his growth as a driver on Sunday. Martinsville is not an easy racetrack to stay patient on, especially when one is shuffled back in the pack as Joey Logano was. However, he was able to maintain composure and fight back for a solid finish.

Marcos Ambrose Driver Diary: Reviewing 2009, Interesting Hobbies & Heading Down Under

Frontstretch would like to take this opportunity to welcome our newest Driver Diary contributor, Marcos Ambrose. Marcos will be contributing a monthly diary in 2010 but he thought this would be a good chance to get a jump on things. He stopped by to fill us in on 2009 and also to tell us a …

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Fantasy Insider: Easing Roster Indigestion in the Foothills of Virginia

Sick of racing on intermediate ovals? Of course you are, but luckily the Sprint Cup Series has the cure for you – returning to where stock car racing is meant to be, a half-mile short track. This week it’s a trip to the famed Martinsville Speedway, where the only thing more famous than the hot …

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Sprint Cup Rookie Report: Joey Logano Keeps Missing His Pit From Becoming a Missed Opportunity at Lowe’s

Last week, Joey Logano learned the lesson of making the best out of an ill-handling car by simply surviving to the finish. This week’s lesson is on how to handle adversity. Earlier in the season, this young rookie may have written off his chances after suffering an early race misfortune such as the one that happened on pit road during Saturday’s event.

Sprint Cup Rookie Report: Freshmen Speed & Logano Learn the Art of Survival at Fontana

The Pepsi 500 was about making the most out of a bad day for the rookie class. Both Joey Logano and Scott Speed looked out to lunch, but drivers and their teams kept working on their cars throughout the event. The “never give up” attitude placed both in position to get back on the lead lap, taking advantage of a wreck that eliminated many of the competitors ahead of them.

Who’s Hot/Who’s Not in Sprint Cup: 2009 Price Chopper 400 at Kansas Edition

There have been far more defining races at Kansas Speedway, as far as points are concerned, than Sunday’s Price Chopper 400 – where everyone left with virtually the status quo. However, Mark Martin and Jimmie Johnson, one and two in the Chase both going into and leaving the race, let the standings behind them compress, …

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Sprint Cup Rookie Report: Brad Keselowski Ending Hendrick Tenure on a High Note

Brad Keselowski was clearly the class of the rookie field on Sunday, and would have done even better if it weren’t for the bad luck in the pits that seems to follow crew chief Tony Eury Jr. wherever he goes. Early in the race, the rookie looked as if he had a car that could potentially challenge for the win, but was not able to put himself in position to do so after an untimely caution trapped him at the back of the lead lap.

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