Race Weekend Central

Voice of Vito: Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s Daytona Rally a Shot in the Dark?

It sure was an eventful Speedweeks for Dale Earnhardt Jr. First, he was able to qualify his No. 88 AMP Energy Chevrolet on the outside of the front row two weekends ago. The following Saturday, his new entry in the Nationwide Series seemed to garner a lot of attention for some reason. The No. 7 …

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Frontstretch NASCAR Power Rankings: Top 15 After the 2010 Daytona 500

The parity of plate racing put some unfamiliar faces up front in NASCAR’s Super Bowl – jumbling up the Power Rankings like crazy after just one week. But while upset winner Jamie McMurray shot up the charts, it was Jimmie Johnson who lost out in the midst of underdog success – his rear axle failure …

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5 Points to Ponder: Of Potholes, Speedweeks & Qualifying Nightmares

Understandably, Jamie McMurray was thrilled after scoring the biggest win of his career. But in his post-race press conference, the usually calm and composed McMurray literally broke down into tears when speaking to the media, commenting on how his father was his best friend and the man he grew up racing with.

Still Many Reasons to Have a “Hole” Lot of Enthusiasm For ’10

Yes, yes – the red flags were unbearable. The time pressed on and on during the first one, roughly an hour-and-a-half longer than NASCAR predicted the repairs to the wounded pavement in turn 2 would take. Two approximately 20-lap green-flag runs blanketed a single caution before officials, likely seeing red themselves, had to throw another …

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Running Their Mouth: 2010 Daytona 500

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 Great American Race, the Daytona 500.

Jamie McMurray Wins 2010 Daytona 500 in Wild Finish Overshadowed by a Pothole

It was a final lap for the ages. And while Dale Earnhardt Jr. brought everyone, from the fans in the stands to the writers in the media center to their feet with a daring charge that took him from 10th to second in the last two-and-a-half miles, all he could do was push Jamie McMurray …

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Fanning the Flames: Of Daytona, Danica, Dale & Duels

It’s a busy week, and we’re all pros at this. Therefore, I’m going to move us right into your emails… but not until I take out the ol’ Louisville Slugger and take a shot. Note to all SportsCenter anchormen/Dan Patrick-wannabes: If you can take the time to do your homework in March and pronounce Daisuke …

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