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Nationwide Series Breakdown: 2011 Great Clips 300 at Atlanta

Despite the best efforts of Kyle Busch to run him down, Carl Edwards topped a dominant evening with his 35th career Nationwide Series win Saturday night in front of a stellar crowd at the Atlanta Motor Speedway. Busch, Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Kevin Harvick and Kasey Kahne rounded out the top 5. Though Edwards led 101 of the 195 laps led en route to victory, side-by-side racing at the front of the field proved plentiful, with each of the drivers in the top 5 taking turns at the front. Goodyear seemed to get the tire situation under control after fielding rocks at Bristol a week ago, with the rubber proving to wear on the abrasive Atlanta service. Drivers throughout the field were seen visibly wrestling with loose race cars throughout the 300 miles.

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Wishing Money Didn’t Make the World Go ‘Round

There’s something you notice when you go to the track—any track. It doesn’t happen when you park your car, apparently even the biggest and brightest facilities don’t bother landscaping the parking lots. But as soon as you approach the grandstands it stares you in the face. Either you’re looking at …

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The Two NHMS Gems You Probably Didn’t See

Each Monday in the "Frontstretch Newsletter,":/notice/9557/ Tom Bowles brings readers the Secret Star of the race. This is the driver who has a great run but gets little mention on television. Thinking about this weekend at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, I realized that there were two secret stars that deserve their due-and they were entire races. Friday’s Heluva Good 125 showcased the talents of the Camping World East Series and the last-lap finish rivals the best NASCAR finishes of the year period.

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