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Nationwide Series Breakdown: 2010 Great Clips 300 at Atlanta

For all the tire strategy that made Saturday night’s Great Clips 300 both interesting and confusing (at one point Kevin Harvick had the entire field lapped after taking new tires under yellow while the rest of the leaders stayed out), it didn’t pave the way to victory lane. After Brad Keselowski elected to stay out …

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Holding a Pretty Wheel: It’s Not Just About Talent, It’s About a Winning Combination

With an even dozen races left in the season, it used to be that NASCAR’s so-called Silly Season, that time of year when drivers and teams announced partings of the ways and new contractual unions, was just heating up. In more recent years, Silly Season has started earlier and lasted longer than in the past. …

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Grading the 2010 NASCAR Pack, Part III: Drivers Brad Keselowski – Brian Vickers

With the NASCAR season two-thirds of the way gone and the final off week now out of our way, we’re taking a brief moment of respite, grading all the drivers and teams once again on their performance so far in 2010. Tuesday, we covered an owner-by-owner breakdown of season results so far… all of which you …

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Mirror Driving: Setting the Chase, Kyle Busch’s Trifecta & Cutting Nationwide Purses

Kyle Busch set a NASCAR record at Bristol, becoming the first driver to win all three national touring races in a single weekend. Where exactly does this feat fit in to NASCAR history?

Frontstretch NASCAR Power Rankings: Top 15 After the 2010 Irwin Tools Night Race at Bristol

The new Bristol provided a lot of excitement over the weekend, but the traditional bump-and-run found itself replaced by another classic maneuver: the slide job. When done correctly, Kyle Busch used it as a weapon towards an unprecedented three-race sweep; when done wrong, it led to a bump and spin on Friday night during the …

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Who’s Hot/Who’s Not in Sprint Cup: 2010 Irwin Tools Night Race at Bristol Edition

Coming off a somewhat tame, yet historic race at Bristol Motor Speedway, the Sprint Cup series heads into their final off-weekend of the season. It gives drivers, teams, and fans a chance to cool off and regroup before the last 12 races, including the 10 in the Chase for the Cup. For some (ask Jimmie …

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Fact or Fiction: A Look at the Chase, Team Red Bull & Brad Keselowski’s Popularity

Speaking of Team Red Bull, Vickers’s return, Scott Speed and the addition of Kasey Kahne in 2011 has left three drivers under contract for next season. The team has two options: run two cars or put Kahne in the No. 82 and let Speed out of his contract.

Running Their Mouth: 2010 Irwin Tools Night Race at Bristol

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 Irwin Tools Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway.

Kyle Busch Sweeps Bristol, Making NASCAR History

Kyle Busch has a tendency to cause controversy, dominate races and make history. At the Bristol Motor Speedway this weekend, he did all three by winning the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race on Wednesday, the Nationwide Series event on Friday and the Sprint Cup race on Saturday. In the Truck Series, Busch was able …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2010 Irwin Tools Night Race at Bristol

Bristol brought a lot of side-by-side racing, but not a lot of mayhem. There were scrapes and slaps, but Juan Pablo Montoya added a punt to the list when he sent Johnson hard into the retaining wall. Montoya went on to finish seventh, but he’s not going to be feeling the love from Johnson anytime soon.

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