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Frontstretch NASCAR Power Rankings: Top 15 After the 2010 All-Star Race

The All-Star Race saw Kurt Busch go from zero to hero, charging by feuding JGR teammates Kyle Busch and Denny Hamlin in the final laps to score his first career victory in NASCAR’s $1 million exhibition. Behind him, chaos reigned, as everyone from his brother to Jimmie Johnson to Carl Edwards shot themselves in the foot …

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Bettin’ the Horsepower: Breaking Down the Main Event Driver by Driver

All-Star Weekend is always a nice change of pace for NASCAR drivers and teams who get to enjoy a pressure free weekend filled with excitement and extracurricular activities close to home, and for fans who get to witness no holds barred action they don’t get to see during points paying races. Like the preseason Budweiser …

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Grading the Pack, Part II: 2010 Drivers AJ Allmendinger – Matt Kenseth

Today, we grade the drivers from AJ Allmendinger to Brian Vickers, the top 40 in the Sprint Cup standings to date. Tomorrow, we’ll hand out the overall team grades in our Frontstretch Newsletter to finish off this four-part series. As with yesterday, this remains a dual effort between myself and site editor Tom Bowles, giving me a second opinion on which drivers passed or failed. Let us know whether you agree and disagree in the comments section below!

Frontstretch NASCAR Power Rankings: Top 15 After the 2010 Autism Speaks 400 at Dover

The Monster Mile was more like something from Monsters, Inc. this past weekend, but the G-rated version still served up a little mixture among the Power Rankings. The biggest news of the weekend was Jimmie Johnson forgetting what the pit-road speed was long enough to be penalized, throwing away a very good chance at winning …

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Grading the Pack, Part I: 2010 NASCAR Awards for the Best Drivers, Ads & Races

We’re a third of the way through the 2010 Sprint Cup season (boy, time flies huh?) and just one race from the halfway point to the start of the Chase. So, with the All-Star madness this weekend at Charlotte, and the Coke 600 to follow on Memorial Day weekend, we’re going to take a look …

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Who’s Hot/Who’s Not in Sprint Cup: 2010 Autism Speaks 400 at Dover Edition

The day’s half-human, half-hate victor, Kyle Busch used the win to throw another punch into Johnson’s seemingly infallible record. But as the Joe Gibbs Racing teams heat up, is the heart of Hendrick Motorsports really cooling off? We’ll take a brief look, then remind you there are other teams competing on the grid each weekend in the latest edition of Who’s Hot/Who’s Not.

Running Their Mouth: 2010 Autism Speaks 400 at Dover

Welcome to Running Their Mouth! 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 Autism Speaks 400 at Dover International Speedway.

Fanning the Flames: 11 Weeks In? Sounds Like an Awards Column is in Order

Mother Nature has a way of catching us off guard right when we least expect it. Such was the case two weekends ago when my adopted hometown of Nashville and the surrounding areas were hit by over 14 inches of rain in a 48-hour period. I’m not going into personal tales of woe, nor will …

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Frontstretch NASCAR Power Rankings: Top 15 After the 2010 Showtime Southern 500 at Darlington

The Track too Tough to Tame lived up to its reputation Saturday night, as most every car was loaded onto the trailer with at least a Darlington stripe if not significant damage. And it was our longtime Power Rankings king who may have suffered the most; Jimmie Johnson wound up singing the blues after a …

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