NASCAR Race Weekend Central

Who’s Hot/Who’s Not in Sprint Cup: 2009 Sylvania 300 Edition

Was that New Hampshire we witnessed on Sunday? Was that the same track that, at times, has lent itself to single-file boredom? Especially in the closing laps, Sunday’s Sylvania 300 was a barnburner, with Chasers Mark Martin, Denny Hamlin and Juan Pablo Montoya sparring against each other for the lead. And while Martin went to victory …

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Running Their Mouth: 2009 Sylvania 300 at Loudon

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 peek at what they all were thinking following the Sylvania 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

Fan’s View: The Question that is Getting Old in NASCAR

“Do you think it’s possible that somebody of Mark Martin’s age can win a Sprint Cup?” “Is it probable that someone as young as Joey Logano could win a Cup?” “Does your age give you an advantage over the younger racers?” “Are you willing to work with somebody much younger than you?” “Does your age …

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Bowles-Eye View: Montoya & Mystery Debris? The Perfect Formula for NASCAR to Ruin Martin’s Hollywood Story… Not

Mark Martin’s been through the pain too many times before. Forgive him, then, for breathing the biggest sigh of relief after somehow surviving round one of NASCAR’s 10-race prizefight known as the Chase to the Championship. For after a picture-perfect race that left him a shoo-in for a season-high fifth victory, it seemed the stars …

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5 Points to Ponder: 2009 Sylvania 300 at Loudon Edition

Mark Martin made a statement in New Hampshire when he backed up his series-high win total in the regular season with a win to start the Chase. He’s become one of the threats to break Jimmie Johnson’s consecutive championship streak, and in my eyes has indeed become the favorite for the title.

2009 Sylvania 300 at Loudon Race Recap

It’s not everyday somebody tries to hand you a giant lobster… Mark Martin in his No. 5 Chevy held out against a hard charging No. 42 driven by Juan Pablo Montoya during the final three-lap shootout to win the Sylvania 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Martin maintained his spot atop the Chase points standings …

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Who’s Going To Win It All? Our 2009 Chase Predictions

The sixth edition of NASCAR’s Chase is upon us, and with it comes the most talented 12-car field we’ve ever seen. Four former champions, 282 career race wins, and eight different teams represented make the 10-race run for the title a wide-open affair with no clear favorite as of yet. Or is there? Our experts …

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The Yellow Stripe: The 2009 Chase Field Hits Manhattan, Hard Rock Café Style

A few weeks back, one of my colleagues on at Frontstretch, Mr. Phil Allaway, wrote an excellent piece on how ESPN put together at-track race broadcasts. It was the sort of behind the scenes “Insider” look at the sport that you don’t often get to read and if you haven’t checked it out you really …

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