Race Weekend Central

Who’s Hot/Who’s Not in Sprint Cup: 2010 Subway Fresh Fit 600 at Phoenix Edition

This year’s spring race at Phoenix was hampered by three things: faulty pit strategy, bugs and a race that was 100 kilometers more than it actually should be. Seriously, why in the world would organizers add laps to an event – on a Saturday night, no less – when the number one complaint amongst the …

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Bubble Breakdown: Robby’s Top 15 Bursts Kvapil’s Bubble Inside Top 35

Robby Gordon picked up a well-deserved 14th-place finish in Saturday’s Subway Fresh Fit 600 at Phoenix. But was that enough to get him inside the Top 35? Meanwhile, David Stremme’s No. 26 and Mike Bliss’s No. 36 both failed to make the race, meaning their 37th and 38th-ranked teams both lost nearly 40 points on …

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Ever Ambitious Front Row Motorsports Managing, Meeting Expectations

One year ago, after the Sprint Cup Series had completed 500 grueling laps at Martinsville and Jimmie Johnson was celebrating another win, Front Row Motorsports was ready to limp home. Driver John Andretti finished 35th, four laps down, while the team’s second driver, Tony Raines, couldn’t even get its start-and-park entry into the field. One …

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Bubble Breakdown: Ambrose’s Antics, Gilliland Great Despite Front Row-tation

The electrifying finish at Martinsville was but one source of drama from the Goody’s Fast Relief 500. As the current owner points set the field for Monday’s Martinsville melee, Robby Gordon and David Stremme threw everything they had at catching the trio of Front Row Motorsports cars in front of them. But FRM had a …

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Who’s Hot/Who’s Not in Sprint Cup: 2010 Food City 500 at Bristol Edition

It’s only Tuesday, but most people in America this week are already hot under the collar about _something._ Whether it’s their NCAA bracket getting thrown in the shredder, agony/elation over the health care bill, or the 5-minute socially awkward conversation otherwise known as “Tiger Woods Gives Some One-Sentence Answers,” there’s been plenty for people to get all fired up about.

But when it comes to NASCAR, a deafening silence falls amongst the crowd. A few might fidget, others might change the topic, and one or two might stand up and cheer. But the ugly truth is there’s just one driver hotter than everybody else these days … so hot for so long, in fact, he’s ready to join the sun as a permanent star in our solar system.

Bubble Breakdown: Conway on the Hot Seat While Gordon Gets Burned

Bristol is in the books and as the 2010 owner points set the stage for the first time this year, the magic number is two. That’s right; on Sunday, we had two teams make their 2010 debut, two teams close within 12 points of the bubble, two teams make driver changes, a driver break a …

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Bubble Breakdown: Speed Locks In, Robby Falls Out, Bliss on the Bubble

Only two weeks remain until the Top-35 battle kicks into high gear at Bristol and after all the wildness in Atlanta, the points margin on either side of the bubble are every bit as close as the racing promises to be in Thunder Valley. Who are the ones to watch when the sheetmetal flies in …

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Bubble Breakdown: Newman, Ambrose Fighting For Their Top-35 Lives

Hello! Before we get into this week’s edition, I’ve been so wrapped up with the start of the season that I haven’t taken the time to introduce myself. The name’s Brock Beard, and I’ve always had a soft spot for NASCAR’s underdogs. Whether it’s trying to come up with a colorful nickname for Mike Bliss …

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Running Their Mouth: 2010 Shelby American at Las Vegas

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 Shelby American 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Bubble Breakdown: Blaney Needs a Sponsor, Ambrose & Newman Need a Break

With the second race of the season complete, a rough picture of the 2010 bubble is starting to take shape. Teams have just three more weeks to get their act together, which is why Sunday’s 500-miler at California was such an important step in the process. The cookie-cutter oval has very similar characteristics to the …

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