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Nationwide Series Breakdown: 2010 Scotts Turf Builder 300 at Bristol

In the thick of the chase for the 2008 Nationwide Series title, Brad Keselowski snatched victory from the hands of eventual champion Clint Bowyer under the lights at Bristol Motor Speedway, capitalizing on the veteran’s only mistake of the night. On Saturday, the tables were turned; it was the spring race, and it was Keselowski …

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Dialing It In: Kurt Busch – Yes, Kurt Busch – Offering Example on Maturity for Keselowski

Just 19 races into his Sprint Cup Series career, Brad Keselowski has ruffled feathers and stirred up more controversy than most do in a decade. His aggressive driving style and eagerness to prove his abilities has come into conflict with a number of drivers in the garage. The 26-year-old has had his magical moments, winning …

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5 Points to Ponder: The Busch Brothers Focus On Kicking Carl-Brad Off Center Stage

Isn’t it strange how for a series that has the longest season of any of the major U.S. professional sports, an off week feels like an eternity? So, it’s with much relish and gusto that I’m looking forward to Sunday’s 500-lapper at Thunder Valley, especially after three straight weeks of intermediate cookie-cutter tracks. And that’s …

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Holding a Pretty Wheel: NASCAR 2010 Better Racing, But Stay In Your Own Series

With four races on the books so far in 2010, it’s looking like a whole new ballgame in NASCAR. The races have been very good – even Fontana wasn’t as boring as usual, and that’s saying something. With the series in an “off-week,” here are a few of my observations on the year to date: …

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Running Their Mouth: Carl Edwards – Brad Keselowski Wrap-Up Edition

Welcome to Running Their Mouth! 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 …

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Happy Hour: Sometimes, NASCAR Needs to Be the Bad Guy

Though most sports would be happy to enjoy the ratings that NASCAR does, the powers that be recognize that they’re in a decline, and have been taking some unusual measures to stop the bleeding. Until recently, NASCAR had never consulted the drivers, media, and fans to help them fix waning interest. For any sport to …

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MPM2Nite: The Season So Far

Four races deep into a 36-race season may be a bit premature to start drawing too many conclusions. Things could radically reverse themselves in the next four races. But already some trends are emerging this season and we’ve got some stuff to talk about here beside the rising tide. This column is also based on …

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The Forgotten Story of the 2010 Kobalt Tools 500 at Atlanta

After spending all day Tuesday at work away from the Internet, television and all things NASCAR, I got home to find the sanctioning body had made a decision on what penalty Carl Edwards would face after he intentionally wrecked Brad Keselowski, who was running sixth at the time, and sent his car flying through the …

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Fanning the Flames: Edwards, Keselowski & the Fan Fallout

I’m guessing you all know what you’re in for by reading Fanning the Flames this week. Yes, it’s all Carl, all day. So if you’re tired of the coverage, I’m giving you permission to hop on over to McLaughlin’s or Vito’s piece now. Go ahead. I won’t be mad. OK, now that I’ve committed writer’s …

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