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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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