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Who’s Hot/Who’s Not in Sprint Cup: 2010 Budweiser Shootout at Daytona Edition

This year’s Bud Shootout might just be a 75-lap exhibition race, but it did illustrate a number of things to understand for what’s ahead this season in Sprint Cup. One thing is for sure: NASCAR is going to do all they can to let the drivers police themselves out on the track and I couldn’t …

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Front Row Motorsports to Field 3 Teams in 2010; Wood Brothers to Run 12-Race Schedule Again

CONCORD, N.C. – Front Row Motorsports announced during Tuesday’s portion of the Sprint Media Tour hosted by Charlotte Motor Speedway that the organization will field three full-time entries in the 2010 NASCAR Sprint Cup season. Travis Kvapil, who competed for Yates Racing before sponsorship woes forced him out of a ride early in 2009, will …

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Bubble Breakdown: John Andretti, Front Row Overcome Wreck to Lock Into Top 35 for 2010

With the waving of the checkered flag at Miami on Sunday evening, the 2009 NASCAR season came to a close after 36 points races and 10 long months of racing. And John Andretti needed every one of those races to finally lock himself and his Front Row Motorsports No. 34 Chevrolet team into the Top …

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Fantasy Insider: How to Hit a Home Run at Homestead to Win It All

At long last, the final race of the season is here. And while, thanks to NASCAR’s Chase, we’ve got a snoozer of a points race headed into Sunday, there’s still a lot to look forward to on-track at Homestead. Be it drivers bidding farewell to their old teams or getting a head start with new …

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Bubble Breakdown: Top 20 Not Enough for Team Red Bull’s Last-Gasp Bid for 35th

The fight for the Top 35 has now come down to three teams heading to Phoenix next week. Robby Gordon Motorsports, Front Row Motorsports and Team Red Bull are vying for the final spots in the Top 35 heading into 2010. The good news for Scott Speed and his No. 82 team is they have …

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Matt McLaughlin Mouths Off: Whither Art Thou, Ford Motor Company?

Whither Now, Ford Motors? Lately, the Ford Motor Company, the corporation that put America on wheels, has been on a bit of a roll. The new Taurus has been such a hit that dealers in trendy California, typically a bastion of import buyers, can’t keep them on the lot. It’s a repeat of the rollout …

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Matt McLaughlin Mouths Off: The Greatest NASCAR Comeback Ever

It’s been almost 17 years now. Most devoted stock car fans know the story of the 1992 Atlanta season finale and the three-way battle royale for the title in that event that many of us label it the greatest stock car race ever. But with so many years passed by and so many new fans …

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Bubble Breakdown: Paul Menard Spins Out Early While John Andretti Runs Dry Late

Well, it didn’t take long for the bubble teams to find trouble at Kansas. A lap 7 spin by Paul Menard collected several cars, ending the day for one backmarker while ruining it for another. Meanwhile, the head-to-head duel came down to the last few laps between John Andretti and Scott Speed, with one driver’s …

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Who’s Hot/Who’s Not in Sprint Cup: 2009 CARFAX 400 at Michigan Edition

What a weekend for Brian Vickers! After winning poles in both the Nationwide and Cup series at Michigan International Speedway, Vickers scored his second career Cup win on Sunday and came close to scoring the sweep Saturday in the NNS race. Now within 12 points of the Chase, Vickers’s place in this week’s column is no surprise. But with fuel mileage on the minds of many, the MIS race saw a team or two use their gas tanks to keep the momentum going, while several others saw their August success run dry before the checkered flag. Here are this week’s HOT, WARM and COLD drivers following the 400-miler.

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