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Bubble Breakdown: Ambrose’s Antics, Gilliland Great Despite Front Row-tation

After he put up the third-fastest time in Friday’s opening practice session, Marcos Ambrose’s Toyota became a sleeper pick for a top-five run at Martinsville.

Bubble Breakdown: Kevin Conway on the Hot Seat While Robby Gordon Gets Burned

When 35th-ranked Mike Bliss and his No. 36 were sent home after Friday’s qualifying session, rookie Kevin Conway breathed a sigh of relief.

Bubble Breakdown: Truex Terrific, Speed Surprising & Front Row Flops

Despite a relatively quiet Speedweeks, Martin Truex Jr.’s first points race for Michael Waltrip Racing was one of the biggest surprises of Sunday’s 500.

2010 Bubble Preview: Nerve-Wracking 1st 5 Races for NASCAR Underdogs

With qualifying out of the way and the Gatorade Duels upon us this week, it’s just a matter of days before the 2010 NASCAR season officially begins.

Tracking the Trucks: 2009 Toyota Tundra 200 at Nashville

In a Nutshell: Ron Hornaday Jr. took the checkered flag 0.944 seconds ahead of Brian Scott to win the Toyota Tundra 200 Saturday night (Aug. 1) at Nashville Superspeedway. Hornaday Jr. again appeared to have the most dominant truck on the track and easily held on to lead through a green-white-checkered finish. Colin Braun, Timothy …

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Happy Hour: Travis Kvapil’s Situation is Sad – But It’s Reality

It’s a bummer to watch Travis Kvapil be out of a ride because of the harsh realities of motorsports. As I write this, and as Tom Bowles explained so lucidly on Monday, a freak combination of owner points transfers and bad luck has resulted in Yates suspending operations of its famed No. 28 shop indefinitely. …

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