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Frontstretch NASCAR Power Rankings: Top 15 Up & Coming NASCAR Stars

During the final off week of the NASCAR season, despite a year where rookies are few and far between in the Cup Series, we’re taking a look at some stars of tomorrow who could potentially make an impact down the road. There are a multitude of racers spread all over the country, and thousands of …

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Who’s Hot/Who’s Not in NASCAR: 2010 NAPA Auto Parts 200 at Montreal Edition

Oh la la! What a race in Montreal on Sunday, the type where the fans gave a standing ovation longer than some stayed in the stands at Chicagoland this year. That French kiss of fresh energy has everyone buzzing about a second-tier division whose ratings have quietly risen 6% during a year where NASCAR’s sky is falling.

Nationwide Series Breakdown: 2010 NAPA Auto Parts 200 at Montreal

“Finally!” exclaimed Boris Said as he emerged in NAPA Auto Parts 200 victory lane after scoring his first career Nationwide Series victory, moments after a drag race to the checkers with Max Papis that hit the highlight reels as the fifth-closest finish in series history. More importantly, this was finally the type of ending the …

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Nuts for Nationwide: Fast Forward to 2011… & a Real Nationwide Series Title Battle

On NASCAR’s midweek teleconference was Nationwide Series points leader Brad Keselowski, and surprisingly his current exploitation of the Nationwide Series with Carl and Friends highlighted the session. When asked about the rumors swirling that the Nationwide Series will undergo alterations for the 2011 season, especially with regard to Cup driver participation, Keselowski acknowledged that big …

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Voices From the Heartland: Gateway Melee Overshadows Great Driving by NASCAR Up & Comer

Remember, just a couple of weeks ago, when Carl Edwards shoved Brad Keselowski out of his way to win the Missouri-Illinois Dodge Dealers 250 at Gateway International Raceway? Remember the carnage and controversy that followed? Remember the heated discussions and name-calling that took place in the “comments” section at the bottom of this very column? …

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Nationwide Series Breakdown: 2010 Kroger 200 at ORP

Apparently, probation does make a difference. As the laps wound down Saturday night at O’Reilly Raceway Park, Carl Edwards was within striking distance of Kyle Busch, easily in position to pull a bump and run for the lead and the victory. This weekend, however, despite racing with another driver that he’s had history with, Edwards …

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Nationwide Series Breakdown: 2010 Missouri Illinois Dodge Dealers 250 at Gateway

You could see it coming from a mile away. After battling for the lead for nearly the entire 250 miles on Saturday night, Brad Keselowski and Carl Edwards were again duking it out up front as they took the white flag. With Edwards holding the advantage entering turn 2, Keselowski pulled the bump and run …

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Nationwide Series Breakdown: 2010 Dollar General 300 at Chicagoland

Kyle Busch was in character Friday night, leading the most laps in a car that was among the class of the field. But it took a gift from Brad Keselowski to send Busch to his 37th career Nationwide Series victory. Following a lap 191 restart, the No. 18 car found itself drifting back to as …

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Nationwide Series Breakdown: 2010 Subway Jalapeno 250 at Daytona

The No. 3 returned to Daytona… and to it’s familiar home in victory lane… on Friday night. In what was a debut race for the Nationwide Series’ Car of Tomorrow, Cup regulars and teams were again up front early and often. Of the 102 laps led, 91 were led by Cup drivers, while all 102 …

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