Race Weekend Central

Dialing It In: Making Sense of the Gatorade Duels

The 150-mile Gatorade Duel qualifying races showcase some of the best racing during the entirety of Speedweeks at Daytona. In one of the most unique and complicated qualifying processes in all of sports, the front row for the 52nd Daytona 500 was set on Sunday, but the rest of the field will race for their …

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Voice of Vito: Mark Martin & Dale Earnhardt Jr. – Bringing 2 Teams Together From Worlds Apart

With Thursday’s Gatorade Duel serving to set the field for the 52nd annual Daytona 500 this Sunday, only the front row was locked in from last Saturday’s qualifying. Mark Martin, at 51 years of age, became the oldest driver to win the pole for The Great American Race, with a speed of 191.188 mph. His …

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Fan’s View: Talking About NASCAR Family & Friends

It’s like the first day of high school. No, not your freshman year, where you’re walking around afraid the seniors are about to do something awful to you, but your sophomore year. Everybody piles off the bus, you exchange news from the summer and you wonder what your friends think about… your new look. That …

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The Yellow Stripe: 10 Wishes for 2010, Some of Which May Actually Come True

It’s amazing how the shortest offseason in professional sports can feel so long – it seems like an age ago since we were watching Jimmie Johnson race to a fourth straight title in Miami. I, for one, was even more geeked for the Budweiser Shootout than I was for the season-premiere of ABC’s Lost! (In …

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Who’s Hot/Who’s Not in Sprint Cup: 2010 Budweiser Shootout at Daytona Edition

This year’s Bud Shootout might just be a 75-lap exhibition race, but it did illustrate a number of things to understand for what’s ahead this season in Sprint Cup. One thing is for sure: NASCAR is going to do all they can to let the drivers police themselves out on the track and I couldn’t …

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Running Their Mouth: 2010 Budweiser Shootout at Daytona

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 Budweiser Shootout at Daytona International Speedway.

Who’ll Win It? NASCAR 2010 Season Predictions

2010 is supposed to start a new era for NASCAR – but Jimmie Johnson may have something to say before we’re all said and done. No amount of “Let Boys Be Boys” rhetoric keeps Johnson from being the overwhelming favorite for a fifth title with both fans and the media. But as the season gets …

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Full Throttle: The Racing Void of the Offseason is Replaced by Optimism

73 days ago the checkered flag flew at Homestead-Miami Speedway, and thus began the horrendous void in the Gregorian Calendar that is the offseason. Jimmie Johnson won his fourth consecutive title, Mark Martin finished second for the fifth time in his career and Dale Earnhardt Jr. put to sleep the worst season in his and …

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