NASCAR Race Weekend Central

Did You Notice? The Difference a NASCAR Decade Makes? & Feed the Rich

Did You Notice? What a difference a decade makes? In this slow off week, I figured we’d do something a little different to show how much NASCAR has changed in the past ten years. So I figured, with so much worry over Jimmie Johnson‘s seemingly limitless success as of late, why not take a look …

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Frontstretch NASCAR Power Rankings: Top 15 After the 2010 Goody’s Fast Pain Relief 500 at Martinsville

Fans had to wait an extra day for one of the most exciting finishes in awhile, but it was definitely worth it. Denny Hamlin was once again victorious in his home state, good enough to move him back into the Power Rankings just before he goes under the knife for a torn ACL. Back in …

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Running Their Mouth: 2010 Goody’s Fast Pain 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 …

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Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2010 Goody’s Fast Pain Relief 500 at Martinsville

Perhaps the only car to have something for Hamlin, Richard Childress Racing’s Jeff Burton showed he was not about to let his fellow Virginian walk away with the victory. The two swapped spots 10 times over a total of 250 laps, all while putting on a great show for their loyal home-state fans.

Frontstretch NASCAR Power Rankings: Top 15 After the 2010 Food City 500 at Bristol

Surprise, surprise. After Jimmie Johnson scored his first ever win at Bristol Motor Speedway, you can guess where he ended up in our Power Rankings this week. With three wins in five races and seven in the last 14, people may be getting sick of seeing the same driver in victory lane – but bad …

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Who’s Hot/Who’s Not in Sprint Cup: 2010 Food City 500 at Bristol Edition

It’s only Tuesday, but most people in America this week are already hot under the collar about _something._ Whether it’s their NCAA bracket getting thrown in the shredder, agony/elation over the health care bill, or the 5-minute socially awkward conversation otherwise known as “Tiger Woods Gives Some One-Sentence Answers,” there’s been plenty for people to get all fired up about.

But when it comes to NASCAR, a deafening silence falls amongst the crowd. A few might fidget, others might change the topic, and one or two might stand up and cheer. But the ugly truth is there’s just one driver hotter than everybody else these days … so hot for so long, in fact, he’s ready to join the sun as a permanent star in our solar system.

Fanning the Flames: Cleaning Out the Inbox & Bracing for Bristol

With March comes Madness, short track season, and spring cleaning – all of which kick off this week. And for me, the spring cleaning comes in the form of a few unanswered emails that have been rattling around my inbox from before Carl and Kes bogart’d all column space here on Thursdays. Should be plenty …

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Fantasy Insider: Escaping Disaster at Thunder Valley

Editor’s Note: Mike Ravesi could not submit this week due to internet issues. Look for our site’s Fantasy Insider to return next Thursday for Martinsville! There’s no race more nerve-wracking to set your fantasy team for than Bristol. It’s tough enough to pick at short tracks as it is, but the unpredictability of 500 laps …

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Did You Notice? Talladega Testing Confusion, Four NASCAR #1s & Mayfield Pops Up?

Did You Notice? We learned everything and nothing from this Talladega test… at the same time? In many ways, NASCAR’s choice to squeeze this experiment onto the schedule was good for two reasons: 1) The cars started out too fast with the initial plate package offered (a flat, 4.5-inch spoiler with two-inch extensions on either side, …

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