Race Weekend Central

What’s Vexing Vito?: Petty Says No to Clint Bowyer

Wow, tough week to be Jenna Fryer, eh? After she poked Smoke with her, “what kind of questions should we be asking you” line at Richmond on Friday after Stewart bristled at the same Chase question he’s been asked for the last eight weeks, she really got her lunch cut by Kurt Busch in the …

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Bowles Thinks Out Loud For Matt: 2011 Advocare 500 at Atlanta

With two laps left, a slip-sliding, hard-charging Jimmie Johnson misjudged turn 4 just enough to break loose. He kept the car in one piece, but Jeff Gordon scooted away to score his 85th career NASCAR victory – good enough for third all-time behind Richard Petty and David Pearson.

The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2011 Matthew and Daniel Hansen 400 at Richmond

While it doesn’t have much to do with this weekend’s race, it has everything to do with NASCAR history. It was sad enough to hear that a piece of history, Smokey Yunick’s Daytona Beach garage, was lost in a fire, but it’s heartbreaking to hear that that fire was intentionally set. With one act of selfishness, the Best Damn Garage in Town stands no more. Luckily, its legacy will stand for much longer.

Running Their Mouth: 2009 Subway Fresh Fit 500 at Phoenix

_Welcome to Running Their Mouth! 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 Subway Fresh Fit 500 at Phoenix International Raceway:_

*Best Quote:*

“Are you kidding me? Pinch me man, pinch me.” _Race Winner Jeff Gordon_

Frontstretch NASCAR Power Rankings: 2011 Preseason Top 15

After nearly three months of hibernation, the green flag drops on NASCAR’s 2011 points championship this week. As usual, there are several new obstacles for the teams to deal with as they get ready to compete in the Sprint Cup Series this year: A new type of racing fuel, a new fuel delivery system, one …

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Frontstretch NASCAR Power Rankings: Top 15 after the 2010 Ford 400 at Homestead

With 36 points races and 41 weeks on the calendar, the extensive NASCAR Cup season finally came to its long-awaited conclusion at Homestead, Fla. Denny Hamlin had the championship in hand; all he needed to do was finish ahead of Jimmie Johnson and the Sprint Cup trophy was finally his for the taking. But that …

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