NASCAR Race Weekend Central

10 Points to Ponder… After the 2007 Brickyard 400

1. Stewart Storylines – As expected, Tony Stewart has hit his midsummer stride, winning two straight Cup races and his second Brickyard 400. Stewart-related questions: Will Tony be punished for saying “bullsh*t” in his post-race interview? Just what bullsh*t was he referring to that he thinks his fans have to put up with? Will he continue the trend of six of the past nine Brickyard winners taking the title? And how much will an autographed sweat-soaked Stewart towel go for at auction to benefit his charity foundation?

Voices From the Heartland: TNT “F-Bomb” Squad Snips Wrong Wire!

The explosion of an “F-bomb” at last Sunday’s Toyota/Save Mart 350 in Sonoma, Calif. is a prime example of what seemed like a brilliant idea at the time go horribly awry. The idea was to have Kyle Petty be part of the race broadcast team, not from the booth, but actually while he competed in …

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Who’s Hot/Who’s Not in Nextel Cup: 2007 Auto Club 500 at Fontana Edition

Normally, the fireworks in Daytona are reserved for July, but they came out early this year. 2007’s version of NASCAR’s Super Bowl didn’t disappoint in the action department… at least in the final fourth of the race. Kevin Harvick started off his season on fire with a weekend sweep after claiming his first Daytona 500 …

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Mirror Driving: Juan Pablo Montoya Already Best in History? Should the Bobby Jr. Story BE History?

With Juan Pablo Montoya adding a Rolex 24 victory to his resume over the weekend, it’s another prestigious trophy to go along with his years of success in CART and Formula 1. Can Montoya be already considered one of the most successful drivers in history, even if he ends up failing in stock cars?

Bubble Breakdown: Sterling Marlin’s Engine Seals His Fate, Kyle Petty Locks-In Spot for Daytona 500 & Beyond

With four drivers mathematically eligible to end up a dreaded 36th place in owner points, there was almost as much trepidation at the end of the Cup garage as there was at the front. Sterling Marlin’s engine failure kept the suspense from carrying all of the way to the finish of the race, but until then… it was anybody’s race.

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