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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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Fan’s View: The 2010 Season Next Verse Same as the 1st? I Don’t Think So!

The face sitting in victory lane on Sunday may have been a familiar one. Jimmie Johnson appeared as a giddy school kid while he studied his Auto Club 500 trophy. You have got to admit the Chevy Fleetmaster Woody Hot Rod with the surf board on top hauling a shiny new No. 48 to the …

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Nationwide Series Breakdown: 2010 Stater Brothers 300 at Fontana

When one thinks of Fontana, chances are they’re not thinking of wild finishes. But in what was an uncharacteristically entertaining race for a track that even Marty Reid admitted was conducive to “freight training” (or maybe ESPN actually did their jobs for once), Kyle Busch turned the tables on teammate Joey Logano. After Logano beat …

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Beyond the Cockpit: Straight Talk From Justin Allgaier on Penske, Nationwide

Following an ARCA Racing championship in 2008 and Nationwide Series Rookie of the Year honors in 2009, Penske Racing driver Justin Allgaier enters the 2010 campaign looking for another award-winning year after a sixth-place points effort last season. With a career-best finish in Daytona (fourth), a first career win doesn’t seem too far away – …

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Mirror Driving: Penny-Pinching Purses, Penske Power, & Pena?

NASCAR announced late last week a 10% cut in race purses, with the money instead going to the racetracks. How does this affect the sport’s outlook, given the sagging economy and increasing cost of competition?

Bowles-Eye View: A Quick List of NASCAR Changes for 2010

Back in the ’90s, Sheryl Crow used to have this catchy song when I was a teenager called “A Change Would Do You Good.” Apparently, someone up in the NASCAR tower’s been listening. Coming off a Media Tour where the focus was on righting some wrongs and fixing every conceivable problem in sight, the 2010 …

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