Race Weekend Central

Fanning the Flames: Is There Any “Right” Strategy for the Big 3 at Talladega?

Something to think about while the boys are running single file for the first 150 laps on Sunday: had Jamie McMurray made the Chase, he’d be sitting 112 points behind Jimmie Johnson in the standings with a good look at another win coming up. Yeah, I know: Shoulda, woulda, coulda… but it lends credence to, …

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Voice of Vito: Martinsville Manages to Fog and Jog Some Memories

There were a number of indelible images from this past weekend at Martinsville, as there often are following a race within the close confines of everyone’s favorite paperclip. Over the course of 62 years of history at the hot-dog haven next to the railroad tracks, there have been a number of memorable incidents that wind …

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Who’s Hot/Who’s Not in NASCAR: 2010 TUMS Fast Relief 500 at Martinsville Edition

Good morning race fans and happy Tuesday! We are that much closer to the next race! After Sunday’s thriller at Martinsville, I am sure that it has left everyone excited/nervous about Talladega this weekend. Obviously, we have Jimmie Johnson doing his usual thing in the Chase, and while many expected Denny Hamlin to give Johnson …

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Who’s Hot/Who’s Not in NASCAR: 2010 New Hampshire-Dover Edition

One down, nine to go. For better or for worse, NASCAR’s 10-race playoff began with a better-than-expected start, bumper cars and backfiring pit strategies leaving fans entertained after Clint Bowyer nearly made a mockery of it all early in the going. And as expected, the start of the Chase meant the return of Cinderella, granting …

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The Cool-Down Lap: Does Big Mo Mean Big Things for Clint Bowyer in 2010?

By now, you know what happened in Sunday’s Sylvania 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Clint Bowyer, tied for the Chase cellar with 2010’s other non-winning playoff participants heading into the Loudon race, led 177 laps and grabbed the top spot from Tony Stewart’s sputtering No. 14 Chevy as the white flag flew – the …

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Running Their Mouth: 2010 Sylvania 300 at Loudon

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 Sylvania 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway:

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