NASCAR Race Weekend Central

Nationwide Series Breakdown: 2009 Copart 300 at Fontana

Just as expected, the Joe Gibbs Racing Toyotas stole the show on Saturday, though not as they normally do. While Joey Logano scored an impressive comeback victory, rallying from early-race contact with Greg Biffle to hold off Brad Keselowski and Carl Edwards after Edwards spun his tires on a late-race restart, it was the No. …

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Fanning the Flames: NASCAR, Networks Finally Dancing With The One That Brought ‘Em

NASCAR’s sanctioning body takes a lot of heat from the fans and from the media. The car is no good, the on-track product is subpar, the tracks are all the same, the Chase is a sham, the penalties are too stringent, the penalties aren’t stringent enough… on and on we go, bashing away. Make no …

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Did You Notice? Mark Martin Abandoned, F1/NASCAR Flavor & Earnhardt Needs a New Crew Chief?

Did You Notice? That despite leading the points for three straight weeks, no one’s jumping on the Mark Martin bandwagon quite yet? Despite opening a gap of 18 points over Jimmie Johnson and 51 over everyone else, the 50-year-old is still buried in the headlines this week while Johnson remains the prohibitive favorite. Why are people …

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Voice of Vito: Not in the Chase? You’re Far From a 2nd-Class Citizen

When the call came down from race control Sunday at Kansas Speedway for Brad Keselowski to be mindful of how he was racing against the Chase competitors, it was as if somebody took a jack handle to a hornet’s nest. More than a few NASCAR fans were up in arms over this admonishment from the …

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Fan’s View: NASCAR Needs to Shut Up & Let Them Race!

Ladies and Gentlemen, I’d like to introduce your Chasers for 2009. That’s right, just take a look at the top 10 of the race running right now, and you’re sure to see such stars as: Jimmie Johnson, Greg Biffle, Denny Hamlin, Juan Pablo Montoya, Brad Keselow… Hey, wait a minute! Keselowski! What are you doing …

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5 Points to Ponder: 2009 Price Chopper 400 at Kansas Edition

During this week’s blog, the question was posed as to whether Richard Childress Racing would keep the No. 07 even though the sponsor the number’s affiliated with (Jack Daniel’s) was leaving the team. This brought up talk as to whether or not fans would like to see the No. 3 return or not, and it appears the majority would like to see it come back at some point.

Sprint Cup Rookie Report: Brad Keselowski Ending Hendrick Tenure on a High Note

Brad Keselowski was clearly the class of the rookie field on Sunday, and would have done even better if it weren’t for the bad luck in the pits that seems to follow crew chief Tony Eury Jr. wherever he goes. Early in the race, the rookie looked as if he had a car that could potentially challenge for the win, but was not able to put himself in position to do so after an untimely caution trapped him at the back of the lead lap.

Did You Notice? The Death of NASCAR’s Killer Instinct, Sauter’s Surprising Resilience & Who’s Desperate Already?

Did You Notice? Joey Logano’s state of mind after that horrifying wreck heading into turn 3 at Dover? If you check out the interview, what you’ll see is the equivalent of a 19-year-old scared out of his wits. In case you missed it, here’s some highlights of what was said once he had a chance …

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