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Frontstretch NASCAR Power Rankings: Top 15 After the 2010 Kobalt Tools 500 at Atlanta

The No. 2 car of Kurt Busch managed to win a race, but it was two other stories that stole the show this weekend at Atlanta. Carl Edwards made payback on superspeedways an acceptable behavior, while Goodyear once again brought a tire to the track that failed to perform as expected for nearly one-third of …

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5 Points to Ponder: Atlanta Payback, Unusual Suspects Up Front & Jimmie Didn’t Win (Shocker)

For my money – what little of it I have – the Kobalt Tools 500 at the venerable old Atlanta Motor Speedway was a pretty solid race. It wasn’t an instant classic, sure, but then again it wasn’t bad either, and after a couple of predictable weeks at Fontana and Las Vegas it was terrific …

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Who’s Hot/Who’s Not in Sprint Cup: 2010 Kobalt Tools 500 at Atlanta Edition

Welcome back to the South, NASCAR! After two mediocre races in California and Las Vegas, Sunday’s Kobalt Tools 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway quickly reminded fans of the show that NASCAR drivers can produce at some of the circuits more senior tracks – like they did in Daytona last month. As often happens at the …

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Running Their Mouth: 2010 Kobalt Tools 500 at Atlanta

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 Kobalt Tools 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

Kurt Busch Wins 2010 Kobalt Tools 500 at Atlanta as Tires & Tempers Break

Mirroring last year’s victory, Kurt Busch and the No. 2 Miller Lite Dodge team claimed the checkered flag in Sunday’s Kobalt Tools 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Leading six times for 129 laps, Busch made his winning move in a three-wide pass during the race’s first attempt at a green-white-checkered finish. Busch says that balance …

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Beyond the Cockpit: Kurt Busch Breaks Down Kyle, Penske & the CoT

This time last year, Kurt Busch coasted to victory in the spring Atlanta race, the ultimate springboard in putting his No. 2 Miller Lite Dodge solidly inside the Chase. Those playoffs may be six months away, but his team would kill for that type of repeat performance this weekend. After getting caught up in someone …

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Frontstretch NASCAR Power Rankings: Top 15 After the 2010 Shelby American at Las Vegas

A weekend in Las Vegas turned out lucky for Jimmie Johnson, who took a four-tire gamble on the last pit stop and rode it to victory number two in as many weeks. Just like that, second-place Kevin Harvick saw the race slip away – along with his hold on the top spot in our Power …

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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.

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