Race Weekend Central

Mirror Driving: A Busch-Edwards Rivalry? Truck Series Prospects? & Judging the Season at Halfway

Welcome to Mirror Driving. Every week, your favorite columnists sit down and give their opinion about the latest NASCAR news and rumors. Love us or hate us, make a comment below and tell us how you feel about what we’ve said! This Week’s Participants: Tony Lumbis (Mondays/Rookie Report) Vito Pugliese (Tuesdays/Voice 0f Vito) Mike Neff (Wednesdays/Power Rankings & …

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Voice of Vito: The Next Big Thing in NASCAR Might Not Be Who You Think It Is

This past weekend at Dover marked the ascendance of one of the hottest young drivers in NASCAR. Many had wondered if he could really get the job done, if all the hype that has surrounded this young man was well-deserved… or all for naught? But at the end of the weekend’s activities, one simple fact …

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10 Points to Ponder… After the 2008 Best Buy 400 at Dover

1. Are They Baaack? – Television ratings for NASCAR have seen resurgence this race season after experiencing at least two years of declines. The Memorial Day weekend Coca-Cola 600 tallied a 4% boost over last season’s telecast, and posted the first increase in viewer numbers in three years. But the 4% improvement, though noteworthy, is …

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Tracking the Trucks: 2008 AAA Insurance 200 at Dover

In a Nutshell: Scott Speed took the checkered flag 3.379 seconds ahead of Jack Sprague to win the AAA Insurance 200 Friday night at Dover International Raceway. A two-tire pit stop with just 67 laps remaining helped Speed gain valuable track position and, ultimately, the win. Ron Hornaday Jr., Travis Kvapil and Matt Crafton rounded out …

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Tearing Apart the Trucks: Joey Clanton Replaced at Roush Fenway Racing

Just a few days after finishing 32nd in the season opener at Daytona International Speedway, it was announced that Joey Clanton and Roush Fenway Racing had parted ways. Clanton just made the move with his truck number and sponsor, Zaxby’s, from Wood Brothers/JTG Racing to Roush Fenway during the offseason after sharing the truck with …

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Mirror Driving: Tires Making You Pout? Will Carl Edwards’s Penalty Have Some Clout? & Mark Martin Spinning Someone Out?

Carl Edwards’s win was tainted with word that an oil-tank cover was left off the car following Las Vegas. Is it time for NASCAR to strip a win?

Bowles-Eye View: AJ Allmendinger Announcement a Bit of a Shock; Now, the Pressure’s On

NASCAR’s Silly Season seems to start earlier every year, but I never remember it gearing up this quickly. The announcement AJ Allmendinger will be temporarily replaced in the No. 84 is the second such driver change in three weeks in Sprint Cup – Jacques Villeneuve was ousted from the No. 27 mere hours after missing …

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