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Grading the 2010 NASCAR Pack, Part III: Drivers Brad Keselowski – Brian Vickers

With the NASCAR season two-thirds of the way gone and the final off week now out of our way, we’re taking a brief moment of respite, grading all the drivers and teams once again on their performance so far in 2010. Tuesday, we covered an owner-by-owner breakdown of season results so far… all of which you …

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Fantasy Insider: Bet High on 2 Hit or Miss Drivers in Atlanta

Welcome back, one and all, to Frontstretch’s Fantasy Insider. With the final off-week of the season behind us, it’s time to look ahead to Sunday night’s race in Atlanta, the highlight of Labor Day weekend – and the track where they used to give out the coolest trophy in auto racing to the winner of the Bass Pro Shops 500.

5 Points to Ponder: Start & Park Out of Business? Too Little Too Late for Boris Said & ARCA Favorite?

It was truly a feel-good story. Journeyman Boris Said, the road-course tutor of over half the Sprint Cup Series field, scored his first Nationwide Series victory on Sunday in a photo finish with accomplished road ringer Max Papis.

Fantasy Insider: Carl Edwards, Greg Biffle Have History & Momentum Heading to Bristol

Ah, the Bristol night race is upon us. And while the Chase format has watered down this race as no one driver wants to actually race a Chase contender and up knock him into the wall, its still one of the better races of the year. If they really wanted to spruce things up they …

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What’s Vexing Vito: Finger Pointing – Ryan Newman & Joey Logano Both Right & Wrong at MIS

One of the enduring images from this past weekend’s Carfax 400 at Michigan International Speedway, was the “confrontsation” between Joey Logano and Ryan Newman. Following a lap 149 incident that say Newman sent spinning by Logano’s No. 20 Home Depot Camry that looked about as stable and controlled as a shopping car with a wobbly …

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Did You Notice? NASCAR Driving is a Day Job, Marcos Ambrose is Saved for 2011 & Sponsor Cutbacks

Did You Notice? Joey Logano’s words, while spoken in the heat of the moment with Ryan Newman, delve deeper into the psyche of NASCAR Sprint Cup drivers today? In case you’ve been too busy watching MTV’s Jersey Shore drama to pay attention, the following quote Logano uttered Sunday has been causing its own shock value …

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Beyond the Cockpit: Ryan Newman Speaks Out on Joey Logano Feud, 2010 Chase Chances

Ryan Newman has had a solid, yet unspectacular tenure in his season-and-a-half in the No. 39 Stewart-Haas Racing Chevy. While his Chase chances remain tenuous, he scored a victory earlier this season at Phoenix International Raceway, the first for SHR’s second team, and sits 14th in points, 103 behind 12th place Clint Bowyer. Newman also …

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5 Points to Ponder: Mark Martin’s Misery, All Hail ARCA & the Entitlement of Joey, Kyle & Denny

Just one year ago, Mark Martin won the first race at Michigan and came within a splash of gas of at least a top-five finish in the second one. Now, after a mediocre 16th-place run in the spring race, he was running as a top 15 car again this Sunday before contact with David Reutimann put the No. 5 in the wall, causing enough damage to result in an ugly 28th-place finish that dropped the 51-year-old outside the top 12 in points.

The Cool-Down Lap: Joey Logano Takes Wrong Approach With Ryan Newman in Latest Clash

Wide-open spaces on the track surface at Michigan International Speedway made for very few on-track incidents during Sunday’s CARFAX 400. The only spin to draw a caution occurred on lap 148, when Joey Logano’s No. 20 Home Depot Toyota got loose under Ryan Newman’s No. 39 Tornados Chevy, tagging Newman’s left rear and sending him for a spin.

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