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Beyond the Cockpit: Jason Keller on Racing NASCAR’s 2nd Series

While some drivers look at the Nationwide Series as a fun diversion from, or a stepping stone to the Cup Series, Jason Keller has made his racing home in the series since 1991, where he has more starts than any other driver (461). Keller sat down with Frontstretch’s Amy Henderson last week to talk about …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2009 Goody’s Fast Pain Relief 500 at Martinsville

Who… gets my shoutout of the race? Do you think Team Red Bull is sorry yet? While Scott Speed tangled with Kyle Busch at Martinsville and finished 39th, the man he replaced, AJ Allmendinger, had another impressive finish for Richard Petty Motorsports, bringing the No. 44 home in ninth place. Someone needs to step up …

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Holding a Pretty Wheel: For Dale Earnhardt Jr., Does Fun Trump Having It All?

At the top level of NASCAR, there are so many factors to consider every week. There are sponsors to please, fans to appease, and an owner to answer to. Your job is to try to win races and ultimately the championship. And that’s not just at the top. Don’t think for a second that that …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2009 Food City 500 at Bristol

Who… gets my shoutout of the race? For a driver who has never had Bristol figured out in the past, Jimmie Johnson looked like he hit on something this time around. Johnson led 88 laps and looked comfortable with the Bristol confines, even though a late-race pit miscue cost him a chance at the win. …

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Beyond the Cockpit: Johnny Sauter on Tackling the Truck Series, the Economy & Video Games?

Johnny Sauter has been batted around like a pinball through NASCAR’s Cup and Nationwide Series the last two years. After giving Cup a second chance with Haas CNC Racing in 2007, a season of promise in the No. 70 Chevrolet turned into a season-ending release, and Sauter spent most of 2008 jumping around from ride …

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Holding a Pretty Wheel: 2 Heroes & Their Enduring Legend NASCAR’s Finest

Racing, like other sports, is built on heroes. Most of NASCAR’s heroes are the men and women who, over the years, pulled on their colorful, if not dashing firesuits, climbed into a snarling beast of a machine, and drove straight into the sunset (and back out, as they came off the next turn). They court danger and flirt with mayhem, run with the stuff of dreams. Yes, racecar drivers are the stuff of legend. But not all heroes drive the cars. Some make the cars go fast instead.

The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2009 Shelby 427 at Las Vegas

Who… gets my shoutout of the race? How about former champion and fan favorite Bobby Labonte? Labonte looked like he might be able to challenge for a win before a pit-stop shuffle relegated him to racing for fifth place instead. If this is a preview of coming attractions for the No. 96, Labonte could be …

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