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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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Tracking the Trucks: 2010 CampingWorld.com 200 at Gateway

After a blackout at Gateway International Raceway forced the postponement of Friday night’s CampingWorld.com 200, it was Kevin Harvick who came out victorious on a steamy Saturday afternoon, beating Brad Keselowski to the checkers by 5.241 seconds. Harvick overcame a stiff neck and back to dominate, leading 143 of 160 laps on the way to his third win in four starts this season. Johnny Sauter, points leader Todd Bodine and Matt Crafton rounded out the top five.

Carl Edwards Wins 2010 Missouri-Illinois Dodge Dealers 250 at Gateway Under Controversial Circumstances

Even though the sun had set hours before, ever so slightly cooling the air to ‘almost tolerable’, tempers flared to rival the sweltering heat of the noon day sun earlier in the day as the Missouri-Illinois Dodge Dealers 250 Nationwide Series race drew to a close just outside St. Louis. The day actually started out …

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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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Running Their Mouth: 2010 Coke Zero 400 powered by Coca-Cola at Daytona

“Same old Daytona, cars moving around and bouncing around and handling came into play and you saw a lot of passing and shuffling, and then there at the end we had the big wreck and we were fortunate to be in front of it. On the last restart, once the [No.] 24 pulled out and …

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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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Fantasy Insider: Carl Edwards, Matt Kenseth Michigan Fuel-Mileage Masters

Welcome back, everyone, to The Frontstretch Fantasy Insider, the column that puts your virtual racing team in position to win. This week, we break down the numbers on who rules the roost at Michigan International Speedway. Most races are built on speed, but this one has a history of turning into a fuel mileage race, with the top-5 drivers running at half speed for the last dozen or so laps. Keep in mind that leaves room for the underdog, a place where slow and steady can trump raw horsepower time and time again.

So, without further delay, here’s who you want and who you don’t setting your roster for this Sunday’s Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips 400!

Nationwide Series Breakdown: 2010 Federated Auto Parts 300 at Nashville

Nashville was supposed to mark a standalone Nationwide Series race, but you’d never have known it looking at the final running order. After yellow-flag pit stops cycled through on lap 170, Brad Keselowski came out up front and never looked back, holding off a challenge from Carl Edwards on a lap 202 restart to score …

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Fantasy Insider: Tony Stewart, Carl Edwards Overdue & Solid Picks Sunday

Welcome back, everyone, to this week’s edition of the Fantasy Insider. At Charlotte, Jimmie Johnson really let us down, while Kurt Busch far exceeded any expectations in the Coca-Cola 600. But all was not lost for our fantasy rosters, as two other picks, David Reutimann and Jamie McMurray, posted top-five finishes — plus, Matt Kenseth …

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