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Frontstretch NASCAR Power Rankings: Top 15 After the 2010 Kobalt Tools 500 at Phoenix

The penultimate round of the NASCAR Sprint Cup season is now complete. Denny Hamlin dominated the Phoenix event, but a long green-flag run at the end combined with poor fuel mileage for the No. 11 Toyota conspired to relegate Hamlin to a 12th-place finish. Carl Edwards, on the other hand, was able to squeeze out …

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Frontstretch NASCAR Power Rankings: Top 15 After the 2010 AAA Texas 500

Texas Motor Speedway became Denny Hamlin’s personal playground on Sunday, when he unseated Jimmie Johnson from the top spot in the standings for the first time this late in the season since 2005. Johnson was plagued with pit road issues, which led to the No. 24 team moving over to pit him – a move …

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Who’s Hot/Who’s Not in NASCAR: 2010 Texas-Phoenix Edition

Let’s not waste any time after an action-packed Texas; instead, it’s time to figure out who’s in the best position to capitalize on their late-season success – or run from their failures – with Who’s Hot/Who’s Not in NASCAR.

Holding a Pretty Wheel: A Slap on the Wrist? NASCAR Chooses Inconsistency Over Fairness… Again

You could almost miss it perusing some popular NASCAR websites. It’s kind of innocuous on NASCAR Online with only a small box dedicated to it, buried under a story on the Sprint Cup title race, another on Richard Petty and a third on the destruction at Talladega. The story itself is short, too, outlining a …

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Frontstretch NASCAR Power Rankings: Top 15 After the 2010 AMP Energy Juice 500 at Talladega

It may have been the curse of the ancient Indian burial ground popping up once again on Sunday, as Talladega saw some crazy twists and turns that led to a rather unpredictable ending. Clint Bowyer had his nose in front at just the right time while AJ Allmendinger was busy going upside down, winning the …

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The Cool-Down Lap: Is Clint Bowyer the Next Jamie McMurray?

As NASCAR checked video to determine the winner of Sunday’s AMP Energy Juice 500, Clint Bowyer and Kevin Harvick parked next to each other at the start-finish line, near the exit of pit road. Interim No. 33 crew chief Scott Miller and the other crew members chirped to Bowyer that NASCAR was still reviewing the …

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Running Their Mouth: 2010 AMP Energy Juice 500 at Talladega

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 the AMP Energy Juice 500 at Talladega Superspeedway.

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