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Frontstretch NASCAR Power Rankings: Top 15 After the 2010 Lenox Industrial Tools 301 at Loudon

Everyone thought that a little game of road course bumper cars at Infineon would stir up the Frontstretch Power Rankings. But one week later, it was actually the (mostly) caution-free, flat one-mile oval in New Hampshire that threw the top 15 into the blender. Four drivers climbed into the rankings this week, while four fell …

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Running Their Mouth: 2010 LENOX Industrial Tools 301 at Loudon

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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Voice of Vito: New Hampshire Motor Speedway More Like the Thunderdome This Sunday

“There’s no laws in this place, anything goes – it’s Thunderdome!” Such were the words of George Costanza to Jerry Seinfeld in a memorable episode of Seinfeld, where Jerry was attempting to get a deal on a new car. That same line may come to describe this weekend’s Lenox Industrial Tools 301 at New Hampshire, …

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Frontstretch NASCAR Power Rankings: Top 15 After the 2010 Heluva Good! 400 at Michigan

The Irish Hills of Michigan were not the scene of a fuel-mileage strategy play this weekend; instead, the drama scenes fizzled in the face of total domination by Denny Hamlin. Not even mystery debris could cloud the ending of a race thoroughly controlled by the No. 11 from start to finish. Kasey Kahne, Jeff Gordon …

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5 Points to Ponder: Hendrick Expanding His Reach?, Toyota’s Gone Jimmie & Red Bull Gone Wrong

Saturday night’s Nationwide Series race at Kentucky Speedway marked the second week of that tour’s standalone summer stretch and, not surprisingly, the second such race won by a Cup Series regular. And while ESPN’s telecast did pretty well to keep side-by-side action on the screen, showing more than Joey Logano while he laid waste to the field for much of the event, there were a lot of Nationwide Series regulars that in the span of three hours didn’t have their cars featured on TV.

Who’s Hot/Who’s Not in Sprint Cup: 2010 Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips 400 at Michigan Edition

Pssst… pay attention! Don’t make me blow a vuvuzela in your ear. I know you’re still fast asleep, stuck on the couch after that Michigan snoozer. But guess what? Every race pays the same amount of points, no matter how exciting or boring it is. Plenty of teams ran the emotional gambit of happiness and …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2010 Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips 400 at Michigan

The fact that MIS is able to still draw nearly 100,000 fans twice a year for the Sprint Cup Series – not including those coming to watch the Truck Series, ARCA and Nationwide events, while sporting the worst economy in the country (Metro Detroit is estimated to have unemployment rate well in excess of 25%), is a testament to the track and the fans that continue to support it. When the Super Bowl was played at Detroit’s Ford Field, it generated over $300 million of revenue for the local economy. The two NASCAR race weekends hosted in the tiny burg of Brooklyn – in excess of $400 million.

Nationwide Series Breakdown: 2010 Meijer 300 at Kentucky

Surprise, surprise. Joey Logano won the pole. Logano won Saturday night’s Nationwide Series race at Kentucky. And Cup regulars finished 1-2-3, with Carl Edwards and Brad Keselowski playing bridesmaid to Logano, whose win marked the third consecutive season he’s done so from the pole. That leaves him a perfect 3-for-3 at the facility where he …

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Kevin Harvick Offers Insight to War of Words & Bumpers With Joey Logano

With the images still fresh in everybody’s memory of Joey Logano being sent for a long lurid four-wheel drift through the third turn at Pocono last Sunday, and the who where’s the firesuit in the family crack still ringing in our ears, Kevin Harvick held court in the Media Center yesterday at Michigan International Speedway …

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