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Mirror Driving: G-W-C Disaster & Does NASCAR Need Earnhardt to Win?

Atlanta saw two attempts at a finish before the race was decided, and leader Kurt Busch expressed his displeasure at having to hold off the field twice while many cars were wrecked on the first attempt at a green-white-checkered finish. After a couple of races with multiple attempts, was the “three-attempt rule” the way to go?

Voice of Vito: Carl Edwards’s Free Pass from NASCAR Sets Dangerous Precedent

I received a call around midday Tuesday from Frontstretch‘s Owner and Managing Editor Tom Bowles, asking me to change the topic of this week’s column. Not surprisingly, he requested a reaction piece for the NASCAR penalty issued to Carl Edwards following his lap 323 swipe at Brad Keselowski. You may have seen it by now: …

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5 Points to Ponder: Atlanta Payback, Unusual Suspects Up Front & Jimmie Didn’t Win (Shocker)

For my money – what little of it I have – the Kobalt Tools 500 at the venerable old Atlanta Motor Speedway was a pretty solid race. It wasn’t an instant classic, sure, but then again it wasn’t bad either, and after a couple of predictable weeks at Fontana and Las Vegas it was terrific …

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Who’s Hot/Who’s Not in Sprint Cup: 2010 Kobalt Tools 500 at Atlanta Edition

Welcome back to the South, NASCAR! After two mediocre races in California and Las Vegas, Sunday’s Kobalt Tools 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway quickly reminded fans of the show that NASCAR drivers can produce at some of the circuits more senior tracks – like they did in Daytona last month. As often happens at the …

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Sunday a Poor & Contradictory Showing for Carl Edwards, NASCAR

Hypocrisy: the act of pretending to hold beliefs, opinions, virtues, feelings, qualities or standards that one does not actually hold. A lot of terms have been used to describe Sunday’s Kobalt Tools 500. Ugly. Marred. Over the top. “Oh, and Kurt Busch wins.” But there’s only one word needed to describe the race’s defining moment …

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Bowles-Eye View: No Suspension for Carl – Fear Can’t Stop NASCAR From Letting Boys Be Boys

Brad Keselowski’s car was still sliding on its roof when the first email screaming at Carl Edwards landed in my inbox. Like a bounty of fireworks, fans exploded with all sorts of colorful wording, and I’m sure if you searched my Yahoo! account this morning typing in swears would send you more results than any …

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Running Their Mouth: 2010 Kobalt Tools 500 at Atlanta

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 Kobalt Tools 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

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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