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Mirror Driving: Gordon’s Wasted Win, Real Rivalries & Hornaday vs. Sauter

Martinsville gave us one of the wilder finishes in recent memory, with Denny Hamlin charging from ninth to first after a bad call to pit for fresh tires. But with so many drivers that had a shot at it, which one should be cursing themselves over the "one that got away?"

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2010 Goody’s Fast Pain Relief 500 at Martinsville

On a green-white-checkered restart in overtime (lap 507), the No. 11 car of Denny Hamlin on four fresh tires tagged the back of the No. 39 Haas Automation Chevrolet of Ryan Newman, then the No. 24 DuPont Chevrolet of Jeff Gordon – and then the No. 17 Crown Royal Ford of Matt Kenseth, clearing the way for him to take the lead and the victory.

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Casey Mears Has Tough Task Ahead Replacing Denny Hamlin

Denny Hamlin’s ACL surgery could make-or-break his chance at the Chase. But for his handpicked sub, that same stretch of races could make-or-break his career. Casey Mears was selected Saturday to sub for Hamlin while he recovers from ACL surgery. It’s a deal that came together in just a few …

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Bubble Breakdown: Conway on the Hot Seat While Gordon Gets Burned

Bristol is in the books and as the 2010 owner points set the stage for the first time this year, the magic number is two. That’s right; on Sunday, we had two teams make their 2010 debut, two teams close within 12 points of the bubble, two teams make driver …

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Bubble Breakdown: What Big Teams Are In Top-35 Danger?

For many in the Sprint Cup garage this weekend, 500 laps at Bristol will be a nail-biting experience, with one wreck making the difference between locking them into the 43-car field for Martinsville and beyond… or kicking them out. So while NASCAR’s top divisions enjoy their week off, let’s take …

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Keyed Up Motorsports & Casey Mears Face Uphill Climb in Cup Ranks

Casey Mears is at a crossroads in his career. Shuffled to a different race team in all but two of his eight Cup Series seasons and left without a ride after sponsorship at Richard Childress Racing dried up, the Bakersfield, Calif. native finds himself on the “other side of the …

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Holding a Pretty Wheel: UNqualified Failure – Racing Isn’t About Speed Anymore

While 43 race teams prepared their cars for Saturday’s last practice sessions and Sunday’s race at Auto Club Speedway, what was happening to three other teams told an entirely different story. As race preparations began, the No. 90 Keyed-Up Motorsports entry driven by Casey Mears, the No. 36 Tommy Baldwin …

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Did You Notice? Admirable NASCAR Underdogs, The Power of Motivation & Chase Boredom… Already

Did You Notice? The stars of Speedweeks so far (with the exception of Mark Martin) have been drivers with something to prove? After a miserable 2009 that ended with an all-but-public pronouncement he’s leaving RCR after 2010, Kevin Harvick won the Bud Shootout, with fellow free-agent-to-be Kasey Kahne right behind …

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Under Different Circumstances, Casey Mears at Long Odds to Make Daytona 500

This is uncharted territory for Casey Mears. The driver who has piloted entries for Chip Ganassi Racing, Hendrick Motorsports and Richard Childress Racing throughout his seven-year career has never had to race his way into the Daytona 500 via the Gatorade Duel 150 qualifying races. Until today. Signed for six …

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