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RCR Close to Agreement With Budweiser on Sponsoring Kevin Harvick

After months of speculation, the Budweiser/Kevin Harvick negotiations are entering the homestretch. Kenny Bruce from SceneDaily is reporting an announcement could happen within the week on a multi-year deal to sponsor Harvick and the No. 29 Chevrolet. The beer company is expected to leave Richard Petty Motorsports and former driver Kasey Kahne, who recently signed …

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Frontstretch NASCAR Power Rankings: Top 15 After the 2010 Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips at the Glen

Drivers turned right and left this past weekend at Watkins Glen, and some of them turned themselves right out of their positions in the NASCAR Power Rankings. But while top competition faltered, Juan Pablo Montoya righted his ship, breaking a 113-race winless streak while licking the wounds of a difficult season. Further back, Marcos Ambrose was …

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Who’s Hot/Who’s Not in NASCAR Sprint Cup: 2010 Watkins Glen-Michigan Edition

With the checkered flag at Watkins Glen, NASCAR’s two-race road-course experiment has been shelved for another season. If only Marcos Ambrose had four more ahead of him, we might see the No. 47 in victory lane, after all. Instead, he and Juan Pablo Montoya must adjust to the daunting prospect of all left turns at …

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Frontstretch NASCAR Power Rankings: Top 15 After the 2010 Sunoco Red Cross Pennsylvania 500 at Pocono

The 24 Hours… err, 500 miles of Pocono not only tested the mettle of all 43 teams Sunday, but it tested the metal of the Car of Tomorrow when Elliott Sadler pounded the inside wall, leaving his engine laying in the middle of the track and his life hanging in the balance. Luckily, the likable …

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Fantasy Insider: Tony Stewart, Kevin Harvick Primed for 2nd Round of Pocono Success

Welcome back, everyone, to this week’s edition of the Fantasy Insider. Last Sunday was a bit rough for my picks; the usual suspects failed us at Indy, posting finishes that were mediocre at best, disastrous at worst for our rosters. Between Jeff Gordon‘s splitter and Juan Pablo Montoya splitting in two down the stretch, everyone’s …

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Frontstretch NASCAR Power Rankings: Top 15 After the 2010 Brickyard 400

The Brickyard 400 started out like a historic nightmare on repeat, on the verge of a second debacle in three years – only this time, the culprit was going to be poorly manicured grass. But Earnhardt-Ganassi Racing had no such issues, avoiding overheating from the “lawn” as the race settled in while Juan Pablo Montoya …

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Who’s Hot/Who’s Not in NASCAR Sprint Cup: 2010 Indy-Pocono Edition

Here’s the final stat line for Juan Pablo Montoya’s last two years at Indy: 202 laps led out of a possible 320 (63%), two front-row starting spots, zero wins, zero top-10 finishes, one pit-road speeding penalty, one faulty debris caution, one bad pit-road call. If you guessed those numbers knocked Montoya off the Hot list …

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Jamie McMurray Takes 2010 Brickyard 400 Victory

After Juan Pablo Montoya dominated practice and qualifying at Indianapolis, taking the pole for Sunday’s Brickyard 400, owner Chip Ganassi knew he’d have a strong shot at kissing the bricks. But no one ever expected him to be pulling that makeout session with somebody else. Montoya’s teammate Jamie McMurray, this year’s Daytona 500 champion, surged …

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