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Nationwide Series Breakdown: 2010 Dollar General 300 at Chicagoland

Kyle Busch was in character Friday night, leading the most laps in a car that was among the class of the field. But it took a gift from Brad Keselowski to send Busch to his 37th career Nationwide Series victory. Following a lap 191 restart, the No. 18 car found itself drifting back to as …

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Running Their Mouth: 2010 Coke Zero 400 powered by Coca-Cola at Daytona

“Same old Daytona, cars moving around and bouncing around and handling came into play and you saw a lot of passing and shuffling, and then there at the end we had the big wreck and we were fortunate to be in front of it. On the last restart, once the [No.] 24 pulled out and …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2010 Lenox Industrial Tools 301 at Loudon

Juan Pablo Montoya slipped a bit from his top starting spot as the race wore on, but he was headed toward a top 10-15 finish when he took exception to being held up by the lapped car of Reed Sorenson while Montoya was racing for position on the lead lap.

Nationwide Series Breakdown: 2010 New England 200 at Loudon

Another Nationwide Series companion race with the Sprint Cup tour, another Cup regular torching the field en route to victory. Kyle Busch, back to business as usual after a few weeks away from his No. 18 car, set a new record for laps led at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway en route to winning his …

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Dialing It In: Reed Sorenson’s 2nd Chance Latest Twist in Red Bull Shakeup

Nearly a month ago, the entire Red Bull Racing organization was turned upside down with the news Brian Vickers would be forced to miss the remainder of the season due to treatments for blood clots. Vickers’s close friend Casey Mears was brought in as the replacement driver for the No. 83 team and, while hit …

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Nationwide Series Breakdown: 2010 Tech-Net 300 at Charlotte

Saturday at Charlotte was a classic case of role reversal, with a late comer snatching a Nationwide Series race from the dominant driver of the day. In this case, that late comer was none other than Kyle Busch, who charged from two laps down after pitting under green and incurring a speeding penalty to lead …

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Nationwide Series Breakdown: 2010 Bubba Burger 250 at Richmond

After winning the pole Friday afternoon, Kyle Busch quipped that he would lead a lot of laps under the lights at Richmond… assuming that Brad Keselowski didn’t take him out. Keselowski didn’t have to. In one of the most dominating performances the Nationwide Series has seen from a non-JGR car in recent memory, Keselowski led …

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Beyond the Cockpit: Reed Sorenson’s Recent Resurgence Could Lead to Cup

2010 is a revitalizing step back for Reed Sorenson. After struggling through and eventually losing his Sprint Cup Series ride at Richard Petty Motorsports last year, Sorenson ran the Nationwide Series with Braun Racing on the side, collecting two top-five and five top-10 finishes in just eight starts. That performance, capped by a third in …

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Nationwide Series Breakdown: 2010 O’Reilly 300 at Texas

It was business as usual at Texas Motor Speedway Monday. Despite Joey Logano‘s best efforts, Kyle Busch was able to charge to the lead on a late-race restart after dominating the late afternoon, scoring his third Nationwide Series win of 2010 and his fifth at Texas. Busch was unchallenged for much of the event, with …

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Who’s Hot/Who’s Not: NASCAR Stars of the Past & Future

  Yesterday’s end to March Madness was the ultimate display of David vs. Goliath: the small school Butler Bulldogs versus the longtime tournament powerhouse Duke Blue Devils for a national title. But why put all your eggs in one basket, rooting for that classic “Big Brother vs. Little Guy” matchup when you can see the …

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