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Who’s Hot Who’s Not in Sprint Cup: 2010 Aaron’s 499 at Talladega Edition

Perhaps it’s appropriate a weekend of wild weather accompanied 500-plus miles of racing at Talladega. For by the time the checkered flag dropped, the point standings looked like they just got hit with a thunderstorm all their own. That’s the blessing and curse of restrictor plate racing all in one; points get dealt not by …

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The Cool-Down Lap: 88 is the Magic Number in Talladega… & Junior Didn’t Even Win

We didn’t know it, but sunny skies Sunday morning were an omen of things to come. For as the fog and clouds burned off at Talladega Superspeedway, shadows of doubt about the Aaron’s 499 lurked. Would the return of the spoiler to a plate race, bigger holes in the restrictor plates, and NASCAR’s “Have At …

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Running Their Mouth: 2010 Aaron’s 499 at Talladega

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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Kevin Harvick Uses Last-Lap Pass to Beat Jamie McMurray at Talladega

He may have lost the Daytona 500 because of multiple green-white-checkered finishes, but Kevin Harvick got his in return Sunday at Talladega. After being conservative for much of the day, Harvick took advantage of three GWC attempts to make a last lap pass to score the win over Jamie McMurray. On a day in which …

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Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2010 Aaron’s 499 at Talladega

Less than a week after announcing Shell/Pennzoil would be leaving Richard Childress Racing, Kevin Harvick drove their colors to victory lane at Talladega. After climbing from his winning car, Harvick waited to thank Shell/Pennzoil last of all his sponsors. Harvick added, “I think the best part about it is our sponsor is leaving, and the best part about it is they can leave while we’re winning. So that’s the best part of the whole thing.”

Who’s Hot/Not in Sprint Cup: Pre-2010 Aaron’s 499 at Talladega Edition

As we prepare for racing’s semi-annual version of Russian Roulette (Talladega), it’s always nice to take a quick look back before we see whose lives are going to be battered by the Big One. Don’t believe me? Just remember last year. Jeff Gordon came to ‘Dega 98 points in front of Jimmie Johnson and seemingly …

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Bettin’ the Horsepower: Take the Longshots at ‘Dega

It’s that time of year folks – the greatest sports week of the year. We’ve got the NBA playoffs (go Magic!), the NHL playoffs (go Flyers!) and, of course, NASCAR action at the high banks of Talladega. It’s only fitting that one of the more exciting sports weeks of the year is capped off by …

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