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Scott Speed Driver Diary: Red Bull Changes, the World Cup & the Speed’s Celebrity Fee Pass List

We’ve had quite a lot of transition at Red Bull Racing over the past few months and as far as the deal with Casey Mears goes, it doesn’t take a genius to know that wrecking your teammate probably is not the best thing you could do. We got lucky to come out of that incident …

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

Don’t you just love summer vacations? For me, the countdown is on; I’m just 48 hours from sitting on a beach, turning off the cell phone, and forgetting about the world for a few. Sure, I’m sad to miss the 400-mile melee at Daytona Beach – my favorite track to visit on the circuit – …

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5 Points to Ponder: Hendrick Expanding His Reach?, Toyota’s Gone Jimmie & Red Bull Gone Wrong

Saturday night’s Nationwide Series race at Kentucky Speedway marked the second week of that tour’s standalone summer stretch and, not surprisingly, the second such race won by a Cup Series regular. And while ESPN’s telecast did pretty well to keep side-by-side action on the screen, showing more than Joey Logano while he laid waste to the field for much of the event, there were a lot of Nationwide Series regulars that in the span of three hours didn’t have their cars featured on TV.

Denny Hamlin Dominates at Michigan to Claim 5th Victory in 10 Races

“All we do is win, baby!” Such were the words Denny Hamlin uttered over the radio of the No. 11 FedEx Toyota as he was coming to take the checkered flag at the Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips 400 at Michigan International Speedway on Sunday. Sounding increasingly more like fact rather than t-shirt hyperbole fodder, …

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Dialing It In: Red Bull Racing Moves Forward Despite Setback

Sometimes in sports, the unexpected happens. Three weeks ago, Brian Vickers was hospitalized after a trip to Washington, D.C. for what at the time was a mysterious condition. Forced to sit out that weekend’s race in Dover, speculation ran rampant as to what was keeping him out of the car. Those questions were answered in …

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Scott Speed Driver Diary: Update on Brian Vickers, Changing His Luck & Being a Player!

It’s been great to be able to hang around the Charlotte area for the past few weeks, as I’ve enjoyed being home. We don’t get this opportunity too many times, so I will take it when I can get it. As I’m sure all of you know, it’s been a rough few weeks for us …

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Who’s Hot/Who’s Not In Sprint Cup: 2010 Crown Royal 400 at Richmond Edition

Here’s the $5 million question: What’s the track with the fewest lead changes so far this season? Fontana? Nope. That’s actually sixth on the list (although you may not have been awake to see it). Atlanta? Nope. That’s number three (although the next version of this race may be run somewhere in Kentucky.) Hmmm… Las …

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Who’s Hot/Not in Sprint Cup: Pre-2010 Aaron’s 499 at Talladega Edition

As we prepare for racing’s semi-annual version of Russian Roulette (Talladega), it’s always nice to take a quick look back before we see whose lives are going to be battered by the Big One. Don’t believe me? Just remember last year. Jeff Gordon came to ‘Dega 98 points in front of Jimmie Johnson and seemingly …

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