NASCAR Race Weekend Central

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

Running Their Mouth: 2010 TUMS Fast Relief 500 at Martinsville

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 TUMS Fast Relief 500 at Martinsville Speedway.

Denny Hamlin Wins 2010 TUMS Fast Relief 500 at Martinsville, Cuts Point Gap

Starting on the pole, Denny Hamlin dropped like a rock in the opening laps of Sunday’s TUMS Fast Relief 500, yet in the closing laps, Hamlin’s No. 11 FedEx Toyota came to life and looked like it was being shot out of a cannon through the corners. Taking the lead with 29 laps to go, …

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