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No Bull: It’s a NASCAR Playoff War: Rating 8 Contenders for the Final 2 Chase Spots

Now that the smoke has cleared from that 19-car pileup at Daytona, the battle for the final two spots in the 2010 Chase for the Cup is as cluttered as turn 3 was on Saturday night. In my view, 10 men are safe, leaving eight drivers 180 points apart with chances to claim one of …

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Nationwide Series Breakdown: 2010 Subway Jalapeno 250 at Daytona

The No. 3 returned to Daytona… and to it’s familiar home in victory lane… on Friday night. In what was a debut race for the Nationwide Series’ Car of Tomorrow, Cup regulars and teams were again up front early and often. Of the 102 laps led, 91 were led by Cup drivers, while all 102 …

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Running Their Mouth: 2010 Coke Zero 400 powered by Coca-Cola at Daytona

“Same old Daytona, cars moving around and bouncing around and handling came into play and you saw a lot of passing and shuffling, and then there at the end we had the big wreck and we were fortunate to be in front of it. On the last restart, once the [No.] 24 pulled out and …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2010 Coke Zero 400 at Daytona

Before the race, the television crew called him the best Cup driver without a restrictor-plate win, and early on, it looked like Kurt Busch might change that. Instead, Busch endured a race in which he was involved with at least three wrecks and a racecar that was beat up on every part. Yet Busch never got the brunt of anything and held on to finish seventh. Look up “underrated” in the dictionary and see if Busch’s picture is beside it.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. Drives the No. 3, Wins 2010 Subway Jalapeno 250 at Daytona

It was quite obvious to anyone who walked into Daytona International Speedway on Friday night that the No. 3 was back in the house. The new Dale Jr. Wrangler merchandise was everywhere that you looked in the grandstands, the Sprint FanZone and in the camping areas. Dale Earnhardt Jr. was the overwhelming crowd favorite coming …

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What’s Vexing Vito: Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s Decision to Compete in the No. 3 is Both Public & Personal

This weekend marks the event that many longtime Dale Earnhardt fans have longed for – Dale Earnhardt Jr. climbing behind the wheel of the No. 3 Chevrolet that the Intimidator drove to six Winston Cup championships and 67 wins for Richard Childress Racing, and in the process created a legend that has lived on for …

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Voice of Vito: Who Can Make a Move? Daytona Sight of 7-Man Battle Royale for Final Chase Spots

To say things are a bit crowded around the 12th and final Chase spot is like saying you might bump into somebody in Beijing on a bicycle. The fight to get into the final transfer spot come Richmond in September is setting up to be an epic bloodbath, the likes of which will make the …

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Frontstretch NASCAR Power Rankings: Top 15 After the 2010 Lenox Industrial Tools 301 at Loudon

Everyone thought that a little game of road course bumper cars at Infineon would stir up the Frontstretch Power Rankings. But one week later, it was actually the (mostly) caution-free, flat one-mile oval in New Hampshire that threw the top 15 into the blender. Four drivers climbed into the rankings this week, while four fell …

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