NASCAR Race Weekend Central

Did You Notice? Jeremy Mayfield’s Next Move?, Silliness Surrounding Sacks & Quick Hits

Did You Notice? Jeremy Mayfield’s lawsuit was dismissed on a number of technicalities his own lawyers failed to prove? That’s important to note as his case burns to the ground outside Federal court. In his decision to dismiss the case, Graham Mullen focused not on the actual defamation claims themselves but on a waiver form …

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Voice of Vito: Brian’s Song – Vickers Would Be Wise to Wait This One Out

Playing hurt is something that virtually any driver will struggle with at some point in his career. The urge to remain in a car that is literally yours, custom built to your specifications around your dimensions can be overpowering. We all remember Dale Earnhardt being driven to tears at Indianapolis in 1996, giving way to …

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5 Points to Ponder: Cup Teams Run N’Wide, Kasey’s No. Question & HoF

Despite rumors that the anticipated Nationwide Series CoT test at Daytona would be delayed to allow for more teams to get their cars prepared, NASCAR is pushing forward this Tuesday and Wednesday with a two-day test. It’s kind of hard to argue with that logic. After all, the teams that haven’t built a car yet are those hoping that the superteams can create enough in time for the carless ones to buy them… and that they can actually afford that expenditure come July.

The Cool-Down Lap: 9 Lives Casey Mears Runs Respectably in Brian Vickers’s Absence

“Way to fight there, bud.” These were the first words relayed to Casey Mears by crew chief Ryan Pemberton after the checkered flag flew for Sunday’s Autism Speaks 400 Presented by Hershey’s at Dover International Speedway. Mears, filling-in for the suddenly ill Brian Vickers, had an intense battle indeed in the No. 83 car. As …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2010 Autism Speaks 400 at Dover

I’m not questioning NASCAR here (see below for that) because my biggest beef of the weekend wasn’t with the sanctioning body, but with a group of journalists who wrote all over Twitter about the winner of the Camping World Truck Series race from Dover-before most of us got to see the broadcast.

Brian Vickers to Miss Dover Due to Undisclosed Illness

Red Bull Racing announced on Thursday that Brian Vickers would miss this weekend’s Sprint Cup Series event at Dover International Speedway due to an undisclosed illness. Vickers, the driver of the No. 83 Red Bull Toyota, was hospitalized on Wednesday and according to team General Manager Jay Frye things are “looking good at the moment.” …

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Running Their Mouth: 2010 Showtime Southern 500 at Darlington

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 …

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Who’s Hot/Not in Sprint Cup: Pre-2010 Aaron’s 499 at Talladega Edition

As we prepare for racing’s semi-annual version of Russian Roulette (Talladega), it’s always nice to take a quick look back before we see whose lives are going to be battered by the Big One. Don’t believe me? Just remember last year. Jeff Gordon came to ‘Dega 98 points in front of Jimmie Johnson and seemingly …

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Who’s Hot/Who’s Not In Sprint Cup: 2010 Goody’s Fast Pain Relief 500 at Martinsville Edition

With the Sprint Cup tour preparing for its second break in a little less than four weeks (courtesy: the Easter Bunny), it’s time to sit back and take stock once again at which drivers have all the momentum. And for those who don’t have any, there’s plenty of time to kick their season into high …

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