NASCAR Race Weekend Central

Appreciating History Rewritten

He may not be the most popular driver and he may seem a bit “vanilla” to some, but Jimmie Johnson is without question one of the best to ever strap into a racecar. Earning his fourth straight NASCAR title Sunday night, Johnson separated himself from some of the greatest in the 61-year history of the sport.

Mirror Driving: Too Much Teamwork?, Curbing NASCAR Criticism & A Tall Order for Townley

A lap 3 crash at Texas changed the championship picture dramatically this week, as leader Jimmie Johnson lost over 100 points of the margin he carried into the race. Did Johnson lose his edge, or did Texas simply draw out what should be a foregone conclusion?

Frontstretch NASCAR Power Rankings: Top 15 After the 2009 AMP Energy 500 at Talladega

The wild card of the Chase might not have taken Jimmie Johnson out of the points lead, but it certainly mixed up the standings in this week’s Power Rankings. With half our list in shambles after two terrible wrecks decimated the field, our pollsters were left scratching their heads and putting the pieces together the …

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Who’s Hot/Who’s Not in Sprint Cup: 2009 AMP Energy 500 at Talladega Edition

Honestly, I’m more torn than the rest of you about the events during Sunday’s AMP Energy 500. Of course, my view on the issue may be skewed by the fact that I was sitting low in the grandstands, near the entrance to pit road, and could only see a half of a lap or so …

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Running Their Mouth: 2009 AMP Energy 500 at Talladega

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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Jamie McMurray Wins as NASCAR Steals the Show at Talladega

Entering this weekend’s race at Talladega Superspeedway, everyone knew Sunday’s AMP Energy 500 would be one of the wildest races of the 2009 season. In an attempt to make safer racing, NASCAR issued smaller restrictor plates to reduce the speed of the cars. Aggressive bump-drafting during Friday’s practice sessions led NASCAR President Mike Helton to …

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Running Their Mouth: 2009 TUMS Fast Relief 500 at Martinsville

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 TUMS Fast Relief 500 at Martinsville Speedway.

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