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5 Points to Ponder: Censorship Gone Wild, Carl & Kyle Sitting in a Tree & More

Jamie McMurray’s “big” win notwithstanding, is the Brickyard 400 as prestigious as the track and purse would imply? The answer was an emphatic “Yes!” during the race’s first running 16 years ago, when the track’s grandstands were packed and 86 cars showed up to try and make the field. But, fast forward to 2010, and the Brickyard was anything but a monumental event.

Who’s Hot/Who’s Not in NASCAR Sprint Cup: 2010 Indy-Pocono Edition

Here’s the final stat line for Juan Pablo Montoya’s last two years at Indy: 202 laps led out of a possible 320 (63%), two front-row starting spots, zero wins, zero top-10 finishes, one pit-road speeding penalty, one faulty debris caution, one bad pit-road call. If you guessed those numbers knocked Montoya off the Hot list …

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Jamie McMurray Takes 2010 Brickyard 400 Victory

After Juan Pablo Montoya dominated practice and qualifying at Indianapolis, taking the pole for Sunday’s Brickyard 400, owner Chip Ganassi knew he’d have a strong shot at kissing the bricks. But no one ever expected him to be pulling that makeout session with somebody else. Montoya’s teammate Jamie McMurray, this year’s Daytona 500 champion, surged …

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The Cool-Down Lap: Happiness & Heartbreak All in 1 for Chip Ganassi

2010 is the Year of the Comeback. While perennial contenders Jimmie Johnson, Denny Hamlin and the Busch brothers have all taken turns in victory lane, others – such as Jamie McMurray and Kevin Harvick – have rebounded from horrid 2009 campaigns to grace the top of the scoring tower. McMurray set the underdog tone early, …

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Running Their Mouth: 2010 Brickyard 400

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 …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2010 Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis

It’s not easy to pass at Indianapolis, and starting in the back of the pack is generally not a good omen for a top finish. An engine change dropped Joey Logano to the rear of the field, but Logano muscled his way onto the top 10 by the end, grabbing a ninth-place finish and showing that passing at Indy isn’t impossible.

Frontstretch NASCAR Power Rankings: Top 15 After the 2010 LifeLock.com 400 at Chicagoland

Chase leaders learned the hard way why Chicago’s known as the Windy City, as many saw their cushion at the top swept away. Points leader Kevin Harvick’s advantage over second place was cut from 225 to 103 points, while third-place Jimmie Johnson led the most laps in the race, but could not overcome a couple …

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Running Their Mouth: 2010 LifeLock.com 400 at Chicagoland

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 …

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