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Frontstretch NASCAR Power Rankings: Top 15 After the 2010 Air Guard 400 at Richmond

The anti-climactic final moments of the Race to the Chase left a feeling in NASCAR fans’ mouths like they’d kissed their sister Saturday night. There wasn’t any of the built-up excitement that was promised from all the ESPN hype, and the oft-rumored, rarely intense battle for 12th place never materialized.

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

In the words of Jim Mora: “Playoffs! You want to talk about playoffs? You kidding me?” That’s the reaction of the majority of the NASCAR fanbase nowadays, but like it or not, the seventh edition of the postseason format is finally upon us. Has it really been that long since Matt Kenseth lulled us to …

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Talking NASCAR TV: Why Chase Coverage is Already Turning Into a Problem

Hello, race fans, and welcome back to Talking NASCAR TV, where I look into the race broadcasts that we all watch (or try to watch) and dissect them with a fine-tooth comb. This past weekend, the Sprint Cup and Nationwide series raced at Richmond International Raceway. Also, the Rolex Sports Car Series held their season …

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Fact or Fiction: Which Chasers Have a REAL Shot at Winning the 2010 NASCAR Cup Title?

Does your favorite driver have a shot to win the 2010 NASCAR Cup championship? In this week’s edition of Fact or Fiction, we analyze which drivers will really compete for the hardware in Miami and why. Denny Hamlin FICTION OK, OK. I know he’s leading the series in wins. I know I said last week …

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Running Their Mouth: 2010 Air Guard 400 at Richmond

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 Air Guard 400 at Richmond International Raceway.

Denny Hamlin Dominates 2010 Air Guard 400 to Claim Victory, No. 1 Seed at Richmond

Denny Hamlin dominated Saturday’s Air Guard 400 at Richmond, completing his worst-to-first transition by leading 251 of 400 laps for a second straight triumph in the fall event. Holding off a late charge by teammate Kyle Busch, he ended a personal two-month winless streak, earning the Chase’s top seed in the process with his sixth victory of the season.

Nationwide Series Breakdown: 2010 Virginia 529 College Savings 250 at Richmond

Brad Keselowski won the spring race at Richmond on a last-lap pass, having to outrace Greg Biffle after dominating the event. This time, Keselowski came within an inch of making another last-lap pass for the win, though he wasn’t the dominant driver this time around. That honor went to Virginia 529 College Savings 250 winner Kevin Harvick, who led 170 circuits en route to scoring his third win of the year.

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