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Running Their Mouth: 2010 LifeLock.com 400 at Chicagoland

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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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2010 LifeLock.com 400 at Chicagoland

With crunch time fast approaching for the Chase, a quiet fourth-place run was just what the doctor ordered for Clint Bowyer and the No. 33 team. Bowyer moves into the last Chase spot for now, making car owner Richard Childress the only owner to have each one of his teams in the top dozen. That’s a huge turnaround for an organization that missed the Chase entirely not quite a year ago.

Who’s Hot/Who’s Not in Sprint Cup: 2010 Coke Zero 400 at Daytona Edition

Sometimes when stressed, the best medicine can be simply taking a few days to clear your head. That’s where I was at this past weekend, taking in the rays of a great beach vacation that has me rested and ready to rumble for the second half of the NASCAR season. If only Mr. AJ Allmendinger …

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Voices From the Heartland: “Restart Circus” is the Drivers’ Fault… Not NASCAR’s

Recently, my esteemed Frontstretch colleague, Bryan Davis Keith, authored an article titled “NASCAR To Blame For This Year’s Restart Circus.” It was a very fine column… even if it was also very wrong! Bryan’s point is that the sport has created its own problems, manipulating and exacerbating the current mess of double-file restarts we’ve seen as …

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Fantasy Insider: Can Martin Truex Jr. Get Revenge… & Save a Team at New Hampshire?

After a weekend filled with bumper cars and plenty of feuding, the next stop on the Sprint Cup schedule couldn’t be better. Several drivers are looking to extract some revenge after Infineon, and the 1-mile, short track feel of the New Hampshire oval makes for the perfect payback venue. That means you may want to …

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Voice of Vito: New Hampshire Motor Speedway More Like the Thunderdome This Sunday

“There’s no laws in this place, anything goes – it’s Thunderdome!” Such were the words of George Costanza to Jerry Seinfeld in a memorable episode of Seinfeld, where Jerry was attempting to get a deal on a new car. That same line may come to describe this weekend’s Lenox Industrial Tools 301 at New Hampshire, …

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Who’s Hot/Who’s Not in Sprint Cup: 2010 Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Sonoma Edition

Is Infineon Raceway NASCAR’s new Bristol? It seems like an outrageous comparison on paper, a 1.99-mile road course typically more lamb than lion. But try telling that to a handful of crews on Monday, busy working overtime while drowning in a sea of broken pieces and red ink. Not only was just about every car …

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NASCAR to Blame for This Year’s Restart Circus

From Kyle Busch, Jeff Gordon and Ryan Newman going three-wide in a wreckers move for the checkers in the 2009 All-Star Race, to the same Busch triggering a massive wreck at Loudon in June of 2009 in one of the first Cup races to feature the double-file restart rule, the “shootout style” means of taking …

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No Bull: Demolition Derby Jeff Gordon’s Latest Sign of Ugly Desperation

On the surface, it’s hard to believe that it’s desperation time for Jeff Gordon. He’s fifth in the standings, solidly in the Chase, and Sunday’s fifth-place finish was his seventh top five in the first 16 races. That’s tied for the most top fives in the Cup Series with Jimmie Johnson and Denny Hamlin.

However, Hamlin’s won five races and Johnson’s win Sunday put his season tally at four. Gordon? He’s still stuck at zero.

Running Their Mouth: 2010 Toyota/Save Mart 350K at Sonoma

Welcome to Running Their Mouth! 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 …

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