Race Weekend Central

Who’s Hot/Who’s Not in Sprint Cup: 2009 Chase Elimination Edition

Maybe Kyle Busch smashing that Sam Bass-crafted guitar earlier this year was bad luck after all. Saturday night’s Chevy Rock & Roll 400 at Richmond International Raceway proved to play a different tune than Busch’s preference, though the racing Gods left enough light at the end of the tunnel for the No. 18 team to …

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5 Points to Ponder Heading Into NASCAR’s 2009 Chase

ONE: Can you truly crown a champion without Kyle Busch in the Chase? Kyle Busch has been the subject of criticism and often times hatred amongst race fans everywhere who would love nothing more than to see a Chase-less Busch. But while every dodged interview and eccentric victory celebration makes NASCAR’s most diehard fans’ blood …

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Bubble Breakdown: Regan Smith Smashes Streak While John Andretti Extends Lead on 35th

With NASCAR’s Chase for the Cup upon us and 12 of the sport’s top drivers locked in and ready to battle for the championship, the chase just to be in the Top 35 has boiled down to pretty much two teams: John Andretti (No. 34) and Scott Speed (No. 82). Andretti’s once comfortable margin in …

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David Starr Driver Diary: Bumps in the Road, but Looking Ahead

In the three races since my last diary, we’ve had very mixed results on the track. Our Wednesday night race (Aug. 19) at Bristol was awesome. My Zachry Toyota Tundra performed really well and my crew chief Jason Miller and all of the guys on my HT Motorsports team did a great job. Our truck …

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Fanning the Flames: The King in Victory Lane & 1 Helluva Show Down South

For the record – and not that anyone asked – but count me in among the masses that thought Sunday night’s Atlanta race was a winner. Yeah, I know it wasn’t in Darlington as it should be, but those cars under the lights on a big ol’ track with 49 years of tradition, a worn …

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Thompson in Turn 5: Is NASCAR Ready for the Fire & Flesh That Danica Patrick Would Bring?

If the rumors are to be believed, and there is no reason to believe that they should not, Danica Patrick, the darling of the IndyCar Series, is ready to test the waters in NASCAR. The questions that remain at this point are simply when, where and with whom the only female in history to win …

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Frontstretch Fantasy Insider: Rocking & Rolling to Richmond Fantasy Success

The Race to the Chase concludes this weekend, with a Saturday night short-track special under the lights at Richmond setting the field for NASCAR’s made-for-TV “playoffs.” And while ESPN will be up to their usual tricks, trying to create rivalries between Chase contenders or hyping a hypothetical “tie” scenario that could put 13 drivers in …

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