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The 10: Power Ranking Order Slides Around After Atlanta

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Well, that was fun. From long green-flag runs to terms like tire conservation and driving through the field, Sunday’s Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway was a throwback to the good ol’ days for many fans. Why, some might even call it quintessential NASCAR.  The new, low-downforce package …

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NASCAR Sprint Cup Power Rankings: Top 15 After Phoenix

And then there were four. After waiting all afternoon and into the evening for weather to clear, Dale Earnhardt, Jr. won the rain-shortened race at Phoenix. It was Junior’s third win of the season, keeping a potential Chase driver from winning his way into the championship race at Homestead. The …

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NASCAR Sprint Cup Power Rankings: Top 15 After Texas

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And then there were two … races that is. Despite the fact that there are three races in the Eliminator Round, by virtue of non-Chaser Jimmie Johnson’s win last weekend, two drivers at most will make it to the championship race based on wins. It’s possible that three drivers could make it …

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NASCAR Sprint Cup Power Rankings: Top 15 after Martinsville

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Once again, Martinsville Speedway lived up to its reputation. Short tempers? Check. Payback? Check. Lots and lots of contact? Check. Matt Kenseth — once thought to be one of the most even-tempered drivers in the garage area — wrecked Joey Logano while several laps down at Martinsville Speedway. Though he …

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NASCAR Sprint Cup Power Rankings: Top 15 After Kansas

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Joey Logano will be the only driver sleeping well this weekend at Talladega. After contact with leader Matt Kenseth in the closing laps, Logano took his second straight checkered flag and is the only driver with a win in the Contender Round. Hendrick Motorsports put three drivers in the top …

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