Race Weekend Central

5 Questions for 2011: Who Wins the Game of Hendrick Crew Chief Musical Chairs?

Hendrick Motorsports played crew chief musical chairs this offseason, giving Dale Earnhardt Jr., Jeff Gordon and Mark Martin a breath of fresh air. Will any of the three benefit from the arrangement, and if Junior struggles again, do you expect him to leave the Hendrick camp a year early?

Full Throttle: Hendrick Motorsports Makes Major Changes – Desperation or Brilliance?

Sunday saw Jimmie Johnson add to his page in the history books by winning his fifth consecutive championship. One more year of domination by the No. 48 team will double the number of championships anyone in the Cup series has ever won consecutively. Most people would sit back after such an amazing accomplishment and take …

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Holding a Pretty Wheel: A Lot at Stake for 6 (Other) Drivers to Watch at Homestead

There is a report circulating at Homestead-Miami Speedway that has taken many people by surprise. It’s not really earth-shattering, yet it seems to have crept up on the racing public. In fact many people seem to not have heard it at all. There are going to be 43 drivers in the race on Sunday. Yeah, …

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Fantasy Insider: Jeff Gordon Must Win to Keep Streak Alive

It doesn’t get a whole lot safer than Greg Biffle and Jeff Gordon at Homestead-Miami. Since reconfiguring the track, Gordon has finished in the top nine in all but one event, despite the 1.5-mile oval being the lone track we visit on the Cup circuit where he hasn’t won.

Mirror Driving: An End for Earnhardt, Celebration Station & Fuel-Mileage Follies

Both Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Hendrick Motorsports agree that if a crew chief change is coming for the No. 88, it will be in the offseason. Does another change need to be made, and if it does, who is the right guy to right Earnhardt’s ship?

Who’s Hot/Who’s Not in NASCAR: Everyone BUT the Big 3

Here’s my Hot/Not in NASCAR gift from me to you, a guided tour away from all things Chase, FedEx, Lowe’s and Pennzoil into the world of other drivers whose seasons – and coverage – in the minds of many ended weeks ago.

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