Race Weekend Central

Running Their Mouth: 2009 Ford 400 at Homestead

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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Appreciating History Rewritten

He may not be the most popular driver and he may seem a bit “vanilla” to some, but Jimmie Johnson is without question one of the best to ever strap into a racecar. Earning his fourth straight NASCAR title Sunday night, Johnson separated himself from some of the greatest in the 61-year history of the sport.

Tracking the Trucks: 2009 Ford 200 at Homestead

Kevin Harvick took the checkered flag 0.949 seconds ahead of Matt Crafton to win the Ford 200 Friday night at Homestead-Miami Speedway. The driver of the No. 4 Georgia Boot Chevrolet took the lead for the final time on a green-white-checkered finish to score his second consecutive win. Colin Braun, Timothy Peters and Todd Bodine rounded out the top five.

Tracking the Trucks: 2009 Lucas Oil 150 at Phoenix

Kevin Harvick took the checkered flag under caution ahead of Kyle Busch to win the Lucas Oil 150 Friday night at Phoenix International Raceway. Harvick took the lead for the final time on lap 96 and held on through a green-white-checkered finish to score his fourth career Truck Series victory at the 1-mile track. Aric Almirola, Ron Hornaday Jr. and Matt Crafton rounded out the top five.

Big 6: 2009 Checker O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 Presented by Pennzoil at Phoenix

Sure, I called him to win this week, but hey, I was close! Jeff Burton finished a solid and hard-raced second at Phoenix, his best run of the year. Burton has suffered through the mysterious malady that has plagued all four Richard Childress Racing teams this year, but Phoenix is Burton’s third top-10 finish in the last three races – a sign that things are turning around?

Fantasy Insider: Watering Your Fantasy Seeds In The Phoenix Desert

Two more races remain in the 2009 season, and suddenly we have a title chase again (well mathematically, at least). But regardless of the points, Phoenix represents the closest thing remaining on the schedule to a short-track race, meaning that beating and banging will be seen once again on Sunday. While a season’s worth of …

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Running Their Mouth: 2009 Dickies 500 at Texas

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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Holding a Pretty Wheel: Spread Too Thin, Do Other Interests Slow Drivers’ Cup Efforts?

Every day, you see it – race fans and media alike wondering about the lackluster performance of a few drivers who, by rights, should be at the top of their games. They drive great stuff, they have the talent, they have a record of past success and certainly aren’t over the hill. So people wonder …

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