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Happy Hour: A Sneak Peek at What NASCAR Could Look Like in 2011

It would be difficult to tout 2010 as a winning year for NASCAR. Television ratings continue their steady decline, and events that at one time never saw empty seats now have huge advertising panels covering them. The playoff races especially have been whitewashed by the NFL, ratings down well over 20% on most weekends even …

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Fantasy Insider: Can a Trio of NASCAR Chase Contenders Tip the Scales in Your Title Race?

Well, with Talladega out of the way, some sort of order in predicting NASCAR finishes has been restored as the traveling circus we all follow on a weekly basis moves to Texas this weekend. So for all you Dallas/Fort Worth area fans who obviously aren’t going to get to see any playoff football, I give …

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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.

Happy Hour: A Tale of 2 NASCAR Drivers

This last Sunday, not only did Martinsville Speedway offer up a pretty good race, the fans in the grandstand and watching at home on television got to see an all-too-rare treat these days… the No. 88 car, driven by Dale Earnhardt Jr., ran up front for more than just one stay-out-while-everyone-pits lap. In fact, the …

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5 Points to Ponder: Ageless Wonders Join With Earnhardt for Martinsville Magic – Now Can It Last?

There was plenty of chatter in the week leading up to Martinsville that even though the No. 11 and the No. 29 teams were mathematically close to the No. 48 in points, the season was already careening inevitably to a fifth straight Jimmie Johnson title triumph

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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Fan’s View: Martinsville a Race We Loved to Watch

“And the crowd jumped to their feet! Dale Earnhardt Jr. takes the lead!” For those fans in Junior Nation, those words couldn’t possibly be sweeter. In fact, no matter who you cheer for, there is no experience like joining thousands of people in a unified cry of victory. In a quiet manner, NASCAR has realized …

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Finally… We are in Store for an Excellent NASCAR Chase

When Brian France introduced the Chase for the 2004 season, it was meant to create more excitement in NASCAR. Well, excluding its inaugural year, it is safe to say the playoff format has been nothing but a major bust. Besides the fact that Jimmie Johnson has run away with the last four championships, it has …

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