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Fantasy Insider: Can Martin Truex Jr. Get Revenge… & Save a Team at New Hampshire?

After a weekend filled with bumper cars and plenty of feuding, the next stop on the Sprint Cup schedule couldn’t be better. Several drivers are looking to extract some revenge after Infineon, and the 1-mile, short track feel of the New Hampshire oval makes for the perfect payback venue. That means you may want to …

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Voice of Vito: New Hampshire Motor Speedway More Like the Thunderdome This Sunday

“There’s no laws in this place, anything goes – it’s Thunderdome!” Such were the words of George Costanza to Jerry Seinfeld in a memorable episode of Seinfeld, where Jerry was attempting to get a deal on a new car. That same line may come to describe this weekend’s Lenox Industrial Tools 301 at New Hampshire, …

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Who’s Hot/Who’s Not in Sprint Cup: 2010 Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Sonoma Edition

Is Infineon Raceway NASCAR’s new Bristol? It seems like an outrageous comparison on paper, a 1.99-mile road course typically more lamb than lion. But try telling that to a handful of crews on Monday, busy working overtime while drowning in a sea of broken pieces and red ink. Not only was just about every car …

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NASCAR to Blame for This Year’s Restart Circus

From Kyle Busch, Jeff Gordon and Ryan Newman going three-wide in a wreckers move for the checkers in the 2009 All-Star Race, to the same Busch triggering a massive wreck at Loudon in June of 2009 in one of the first Cup races to feature the double-file restart rule, the “shootout style” means of taking …

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No Bull: Demolition Derby Jeff Gordon’s Latest Sign of Ugly Desperation

On the surface, it’s hard to believe that it’s desperation time for Jeff Gordon. He’s fifth in the standings, solidly in the Chase, and Sunday’s fifth-place finish was his seventh top five in the first 16 races. That’s tied for the most top fives in the Cup Series with Jimmie Johnson and Denny Hamlin.

However, Hamlin’s won five races and Johnson’s win Sunday put his season tally at four. Gordon? He’s still stuck at zero.

Running Their Mouth: 2010 Toyota/Save Mart 350K at Sonoma

Welcome to Running Their Mouth! 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 …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2010 Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Sonoma

Every time NASCAR heads to a road course, so do the so-called road-course ringers. These drivers are road-course specialists that are brought in to help a team get a good finish on a track their normal driver does not excel on. Said and others are always a threat to win on the road courses, but when was the last time a road-course ringer actually won a race?

Frontstretch NASCAR Power Rankings: Top 15 After the 2010 Coca-Cola 600

After a month of May where Kyle and Kurt Busch combined to dominate the Cup circuit, did older brother do enough to bypass his younger sibling and lay claim to the top spot? Read this week’s edition of the Power Rankings to find out if our experts made it a shrubbery 1-2 sweep.

Beyond the Cockpit: Martin Truex Jr. & A Successful Start With a New Team

What a difference a year makes for Martin Truex Jr. One year after struggling through a nightmare season with Earnhardt Ganassi Racing, recording a career-low 23rd-place finish in the points with just one top five, the 29-year-old is one of the hottest drivers on the circuit. Sitting 12th in points driving a NAPA Toyota that …

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Voice of Vito: Jimmie Johnson’s Struggles Have Created Power Vacuum in Sprint Cup Standings

The last few weeks have been quite unkind to Jimmie Johnson. First, he and teammate Jeff Gordon were disappointed with each other, then the “other” Four-Time said he was pissed to the point Rick Hendrick had to get involved and play the role of U.N. peacekeeper. Then, the No. 48 was the dominant force at …

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