Race Weekend Central

Fan’s View: Jeff Burton’s Boo-Boo Just a Mistake?

Well, I’m glad we can all agree on something: Jeff Gordon had every right to be ticked off Sunday afternoon when Jeff Burton took a left into Gordon’s right-rear quarterpanel and sent the No. 24 heading toward the top of turn 2. I mean, he got wrecked under caution. But I am still completely stumped …

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Frontstretch NASCAR Power Rankings: Top 15 After the 2010 AMP Energy Juice 500 at Talladega

It may have been the curse of the ancient Indian burial ground popping up once again on Sunday, as Talladega saw some crazy twists and turns that led to a rather unpredictable ending. Clint Bowyer had his nose in front at just the right time while AJ Allmendinger was busy going upside down, winning the …

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Running Their Mouth: 2010 AMP Energy Juice 500 at Talladega

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 AMP Energy Juice 500 at Talladega Superspeedway.

Fanning the Flames: Is There Any “Right” Strategy for the Big 3 at Talladega?

Something to think about while the boys are running single file for the first 150 laps on Sunday: had Jamie McMurray made the Chase, he’d be sitting 112 points behind Jimmie Johnson in the standings with a good look at another win coming up. Yeah, I know: Shoulda, woulda, coulda… but it lends credence to, …

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Voice of Vito: Martinsville Manages to Fog and Jog Some Memories

There were a number of indelible images from this past weekend at Martinsville, as there often are following a race within the close confines of everyone’s favorite paperclip. Over the course of 62 years of history at the hot-dog haven next to the railroad tracks, there have been a number of memorable incidents that wind …

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Frontstretch NASCAR Power Rankings: Top 15 After the 2010 TUMS Fast Relief 500 at Martinsville

Sunday’s racing at the small, half-mile paperclip in Martinsville was truly spectacular, reminding us why it’s the only racetrack remaining on NASCAR’s schedule every year since the sport’s inaugural season of 1949. Polesitter Denny Hamlin was certainly not the best car all day, but he was the best when it counted, mounting an impressive comeback …

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5 Points to Ponder: Ageless Wonders Join With Earnhardt for Martinsville Magic – Now Can It Last?

There was plenty of chatter in the week leading up to Martinsville that even though the No. 11 and the No. 29 teams were mathematically close to the No. 48 in points, the season was already careening inevitably to a fifth straight Jimmie Johnson title triumph

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