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Fanning the Flames: Pocono’s Tedium Turns Tumultuous & Junior’s Dream Team

Q: No one knows what’s to become of Dale Earnhardt Jr. at Hendrick, but everyone is starting to believe it is not the right fit for him. I’m going to ask this to you this way: Where do you think Jr. would fit in best if you could assign him a team (JR Motorsports included)

Fantasy Insider: Carl Edwards, Matt Kenseth Michigan Fuel-Mileage Masters

Welcome back, everyone, to The Frontstretch Fantasy Insider, the column that puts your virtual racing team in position to win. This week, we break down the numbers on who rules the roost at Michigan International Speedway. Most races are built on speed, but this one has a history of turning into a fuel mileage race, with the top-5 drivers running at half speed for the last dozen or so laps. Keep in mind that leaves room for the underdog, a place where slow and steady can trump raw horsepower time and time again.

So, without further delay, here’s who you want and who you don’t setting your roster for this Sunday’s Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips 400!

Did You Notice? The Next NASCAR Breakdown, Playing Favorites & Fun With Twitter

Did You Notice? A developing trend? In the last two weeks, we’ve had two mild-mannered veterans go all Jekyll and Hyde, losing their cool while venting frustration in a way we’ve never seen before. First, there was Jeff Burton, pulling a tantrum on Kyle Busch through a blown tire that’s got him nominated to the …

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Mirror Driving: Caution-Happy, The Next Future Star & That Other NASCAR Feud

Welcome to Mirror Driving. Every week, your favorite columnists sit down and give their opinion about the latest NASCAR news, rumors and controversy. Love us or hate us, make a comment below and tell us how you feel about what we’ve said!

Frontstretch NASCAR Power Rankings: Top 15 After the 2010 Gillette Fusion ProGlide 500 at Pocono

They call it the Tricky Triangle for a reason, and a serious last-lap melee involving eight cars was the latest Pocono pitfall that knocked out a number of top contenders late. Among those taking hits on the track and in the Power Rankings included Jeff Gordon, Mark Martin, Kasey Kahne and Martin Truex Jr., creating a …

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5 Points to Ponder: All About Logano, Delana & Jessica Simpson, & Bigger is Better

If the weekend’s race at Kentucky plays out anywhere remotely close to the one on Saturday night did, it will be all Keselowski, Edwards and Logano at the front. Joe Gibbs Racing’s crew chiefs will get their standing 10-minute appointment on screen, but don’t forget those drivers, too! The commentators will gush praise on how hard it is for these guys to jump on corporate jets, land on private airstrips and be escorted over to the racetrack, where they get to race a car that another driver put the time in to practice and set up. What a hard-knock life they’re leading.

Who’s Hot/Who’s Not in Sprint Cup: Post-Pocono Feud Edition

Much has been written about Denny Hamlin’s late-race charge to the front, but Pocono’s action-packed ending only had room for so many to make a comeback. For every Hamlin and Kyle Busch, there were two Kasey Kahnes who saw a top-five finish blow up in the form of wrong cautions at the wrong time, not …

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The Cool-Down Lap: Young Joey Logano Sends Loud Statement to Points Leader Kevin Harvick

For the second straight week, a normally calm driver in the NASCAR garage lost his cool after the race. But this time, a hot temper didn’t stop at just finger-pointing. Jeff Burton’s heated berating of Kyle Busch – after the No. 18’s contact caused a flat tire on the No. 31 late in last Sunday’s …

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