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Frontstretch NASCAR Power Rankings: Top 15 After the 2010 Coca-Cola 600

After a month of May where Kyle and Kurt Busch combined to dominate the Cup circuit, did older brother do enough to bypass his younger sibling and lay claim to the top spot? Read this week’s edition of the Power Rankings to find out if our experts made it a shrubbery 1-2 sweep.

Bettin’ the Horsepower: 2010 Coca-Cola 600

With Memorial Day approaching and week 2 of the Sprint Cup Series at Charlotte upon us, the sport’s most grueling event lies right around the corner Sunday evening. While fans were treated with the annual Sprint Showdown and All-Star event last week, the amount of information that can be taken from that event and used …

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Did You Notice? Charlotte Indy Double Duty, A Boring 600 & Retiring With Dignity

Did You Notice? Bruton Smith’s $20 million offer for 2011 and beyond to any driver who wins both the Indy 500 and Coca-Cola 600 in the same day? That’s opened up a whole other can of worms and stirred the pot for a handful of drivers anxious to get their hands on that money. In …

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Voice of Vito: Jimmie Johnson’s Struggles Have Created Power Vacuum in Sprint Cup Standings

The last few weeks have been quite unkind to Jimmie Johnson. First, he and teammate Jeff Gordon were disappointed with each other, then the “other” Four-Time said he was pissed to the point Rick Hendrick had to get involved and play the role of U.N. peacekeeper. Then, the No. 48 was the dominant force at …

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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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Kurt Busch Scores 1st All-Star Win, JGR Teammates Feud

Jimmie Johnson had the field spanked most of the night, Kyle Busch had the fastest car at the end, Denny Hamlin was in the right spot, but when it mattered most Kurt Busch was there to earn the $1,028,309 purse and take home the trophy for the Sprint All-Star Race. Starting from the pole, Busch …

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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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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.

Happy Hour: Future Hall of Fame Arguments

Just this one writer’s opinion, but the best thing a Hall of Fame provides for a sport is the discussions it inspires amongst sportswriters and fans. Now that Matt McLaughlin has so eloquently made the case for the next five inductees, and I can’t dispute much of it, I thought I’d look at current folks …

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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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