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Who’s Hot/Who’s Not In Sprint Cup: 2010 Goody’s Fast Pain Relief 500 at Martinsville Edition

With the Sprint Cup tour preparing for its second break in a little less than four weeks (courtesy: the Easter Bunny), it’s time to sit back and take stock once again at which drivers have all the momentum. And for those who don’t have any, there’s plenty of time to kick their season into high …

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Dialing It In: Truex Adjusting to Life at Michael Waltrip Racing

After leaving Earnhardt Ganassi Racing at the end of the 2009 season, Martin Truex Jr. was embarking on a new adventure he had not had in quite sometime – working with a new team. Since joining the NASCAR ranks in the Nationwide Series back in 2003, Truex primarily worked with the same group of guys …

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Bubble Breakdown: What Big Teams Are In Top-35 Danger?

For many in the Sprint Cup garage this weekend, 500 laps at Bristol will be a nail-biting experience, with one wreck making the difference between locking them into the 43-car field for Martinsville and beyond… or kicking them out. So while NASCAR’s top divisions enjoy their week off, let’s take a look at 12 other …

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Fantasy Insider: Gordon, Stewart Your Top Dogs in Georgia

Last week was a mixed bag as far as my fantasy predictions went. You did well if you picked my mid-pack duo of Joey Logano (sixth) and Scott Speed (22nd, plus five bonus points for a lap led). Hopefully, you also followed my advice of avoiding Juan Pablo Montoya, who finished 37th. Unfortunately, Montoya got …

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Fantasy Racing Insider: Look No Further Than Roush Fenway for Fontana

Well, last week wasn’t too horrible for me – or for you, if you took my fantasy advice – when all was said and done. Four of my drivers finished in the top 25, all of them finished in the top 30, and four of them logged bonus points for leading laps. All three of …

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Who’s Hot/Who’s Not In Sprint Cup: 2010 Daytona 500 Edition

With the Great American Race in the books, it’s time to get down to business and begin the 2010 season in earnest. While the beauty of NASCAR’s new rules led to a record-breaking 21 leaders at Daytona, it’s hard to gauge right now if the sport’s momentum from plate racing can carry over to the …

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Bubble Breakdown: Truex Terrific, Speed Surprising & Front Row Flops

The Great American Race is in the history books, but the battle for the bubble is just beginning. Already, the No. 66 of Dave Blaney (PRISM Motorsports) and the No. 09 of Aric Almirola (Phoenix Racing) have some ground to make up in 2010 after they both failed to make the big show, but what …

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Martin Truex Jr. Finishes 6th in 1st Start With MWR at Daytona

Coming to the green flag on the first green-white-checkered attempt Martin Truex Jr. was in prime position to win in his first race with Michael Waltrip Racing; instead he watched as his former team won the 52nd running of the Daytona 500. On the second to final restart, Truex passed leader Greg Biffle going into …

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Dialing It In: Making Sense of the Gatorade Duels

The 150-mile Gatorade Duel qualifying races showcase some of the best racing during the entirety of Speedweeks at Daytona. In one of the most unique and complicated qualifying processes in all of sports, the front row for the 52nd Daytona 500 was set on Sunday, but the rest of the field will race for their …

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2010 Bubble Preview: Nerve-Wracking 1st 5 Races for the Underdogs

Editors’ Note: Brock Beard takes over the Bubble Breakdown for 2010. Look for Mike Ravesi’s writing in a new, Thursday Fantasy Racing column – right here on Frontstretch! With qualifying out of the way and the Gatorade Duels upon us this week, it’s just a matter of days before the 2010 season officially begins. So …

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