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Bubble Breakdown: Conway on the Hot Seat While Gordon Gets Burned

Bristol is in the books and as the 2010 owner points set the stage for the first time this year, the magic number is two. That’s right; on Sunday, we had two teams make their 2010 debut, two teams close within 12 points of the bubble, two teams make driver changes, a driver break a …

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Bowles-Eye View: The Next 5 NASCAR Drivers to Get “Taught a Lesson”

As we put the Carl – Brad fiasco in the rear-view mirror, there’s plenty of debate about where we go from here. But fans, insiders and drivers alike can agree on one thing, no matter which side of the coin they fall: this week’s race at Bristol is the most-anticipated short-track slugfest in years. With …

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Bubble Breakdown: Speed Locks In, Robby Falls Out, Bliss on the Bubble

Only two weeks remain until the Top-35 battle kicks into high gear at Bristol and after all the wildness in Atlanta, the points margin on either side of the bubble are every bit as close as the racing promises to be in Thunder Valley. Who are the ones to watch when the sheetmetal flies in …

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Running Their Mouth: 2010 Shelby American at Las Vegas

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 sneak peek at what they all were thinking following the Shelby American 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Holding a Pretty Wheel: The Racin’, the Dumb & the Just Flat Ugly: Where Do On-Track Incidents Rate?

The blame game. It’s a game that race fans and media play all the time when it comes to wrecks, one that’s to be expected as no two viewers are going to have exactly the same view on an on-track incident. But since I got taken to task for calling out a certain driver this …

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Voice of Vito: Texas Race a Snapshot of What Could Have Been For Many Drivers in 2009

As the Boeing B-52 Stratofortress whistled over the grandstands during the flyover at Texas Motor Speedway this Sunday, I felt the same warm and fuzzy feeling I did as the season began nine months ago in Daytona Beach, Fla. Maybe that’s just because I’m the son of an H-model mechanic and a sucker for Cold …

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Running Their Mouth: 2009 Dickies 500 at Texas

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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Fantasy Insider: 3-Race Sprint to the Finish Starts at Texas

The Chase is winding down, and go figure, the No. 48 team is threatening to end the 2009 season well before the final race at the Homestead-Miami Speedway. Johnson has been on a tear of late, with top-two finishes at both Lowe’s Motor Speedway and the short track of Martinsville… not to mention surviving the …

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Who’s Hot/Who’s Not In Sprint Cup: 2009 NASCAR Banking 500 at Charlotte Edition

Going into Saturday’s “The Word Bank is in the Title Sponsorship Name Too Much” 500, the Chase points were the tightest in the format’s six-season history. But leaving Lowe’s Motor Speedway, the seemingly bulletproof No. 48 team of Jimmie Johnson now has the biggest lead of any driver through five Chase races. Talladega was supposed …

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