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Nationwide Series Breakdown: 2010 Heluva Good 200 at Dover

Cup regulars ran roughshod over the Nationwide Series field all day Saturday, with Kyle Busch winning the pole by obliterating David Green‘s 2004 qualifying record and proceeding to lead 191 laps in scoring already his fourth win of the 2010 season, enduring several late race restarts to do so. Cup regulars, who scored seven of …

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2010 Driver Development Already Suffering

What started as a year full of promise for a new crop of development drivers to restore the Nationwide Series to its rightful place as a development league for the future of stock car racing has quickly unraveled. Not surprisingly, John Wes Townley continued his struggles of 2009 even with the backing of Richard Childress …

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Nationwide Series Breakdown: 2010 Aaron’s 312 at Talladega

One year ago, Brad Keselowski shocked the stock car world, winning the Sprint Cup race at Talladega as a Nationwide Series regular. This year was a case of role reversal; but when all was said and done, he was back in victory lane, scoring his first NASCAR win since making the move to Penske Racing. …

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Nationwide Series Breakdown: 2010 O’Reilly 300 at Texas

It was business as usual at Texas Motor Speedway Monday. Despite Joey Logano‘s best efforts, Kyle Busch was able to charge to the lead on a late-race restart after dominating the late afternoon, scoring his third Nationwide Series win of 2010 and his fifth at Texas. Busch was unchallenged for much of the event, with …

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Nationwide Series Breakdown: 2010 Bashas Supermarkets 200 at Phoenix

When it’s your night, it’s your night. Friday night was Kyle Busch‘s night… though he certainly made it interesting. Busch led all but 14 of the first 136 laps until he lost the lead to Brad Keselowski after trying to throw the No. 22 Dodge off on a restart. Busch’s move backfired; not only did …

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Tearing Apart the Trucks: Bring On 2010!

For a good chunk of the off season, my retail job kept me busy enough that I didn’t have time to miss racing. But once January hit, work slowed down, news started pouring in and I caught the racing bug once again. Now, just two days before the Daytona 500, the Camping World Truck Series …

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Tearing Apart the Trucks: Farewell 2009 Season… It’s Been a Great Ride!

As we close in on the final race of the 2009 Camping World Truck Series season, it’s hard to believe all that has happened over the last 24 races. We’ve had first-time winners, the defending champion finding himself without a ride, rule changes and more. So, in honor of the end of yet another exciting …

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Tracking the Trucks: 2009 Lucas Oil 150 at Phoenix

Kevin Harvick took the checkered flag under caution ahead of Kyle Busch to win the Lucas Oil 150 Friday night at Phoenix International Raceway. Harvick took the lead for the final time on lap 96 and held on through a green-white-checkered finish to score his fourth career Truck Series victory at the 1-mile track. Aric Almirola, Ron Hornaday Jr. and Matt Crafton rounded out the top five.

Tearing Apart the Trucks: Johnny Benson, Kyle Busch & Con-way Freight?

Earlier this season, the Camping World Truck Series was shocked to find out that defending series champ Johnny Benson had been released from his No. 1 Red Horse Racing Toyota due to a lack of funding. Shortly afterward, Kyle Busch announced he and Billy Ballew Motorsports were working with their sponsors to allow Benson to …

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Beyond the Cockpit: Colin Braun on the Future, Le Mans & Signing Babies?

Colin Braun became accustomed to racing – and winning – at a young age, beginning his international career at just eight years old. He’s the youngest driver to win a major auto race on American soil (2006 Brumos Porsche 250 at Daytona at age 17) and, later that year, became the youngest driver ever to …

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