Race Weekend Central

Bowles-Eye View: Open Foot, Insert Mouth – Ford Teams Coming Around After All

As the sun went down on a gorgeous, windy afternoon in Las Vegas, Carl Edwards did a backflip to the delight of the crowd. With his second straight victory in as many races – a win that will stand despite failing post-race inspection – he’s made his case for Ford’s resurgent operation. And with that, …

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10 Points to Ponder… After the 2008 UAW-Dodge 400 at Las Vegas

1. No Way, Daddy-0h! – The legendary Wood Brothers No. 21 Ford did not qualify for the UAW-Dodge 400 on speed last Friday. Instead, their chances hit a wall – literally – when Johnny Sauter wrecked the car coming out of turn 2. The single-car team, outside the Top 35 in owner points, has now …

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The Yellow Stripe: From Snake Eyes To Box Cars, Sizing Up NASCAR Odds In Vegas

With the old adage that the “bookies never lose” notwithstanding, and NASCAR’s annual date with Sin City just a couple days away, now seems as good a time as ever to put up some odds you might (or might not) see throughout the 2008 NASCAR season. — All bets are off: Juan Pablo Montoya employing …

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Who’s Hot/Who’s Not in Nextel Cup: 2008 Auto Club 500 at Fontana Edition

The warm, sunny, and beautiful weather conditions commonly associated with California were replaced this weekend by rain, rain and well, more rain. After little practice time and a washed out qualifying session, NASCAR made a number of futile attempts to run the Cup race on Sunday before finally – at 2 a.m. ET – postponing …

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Mirror Driving: Too Much Rain, Too Many NASCAR Penalties & Too Little Parity?

NASCAR did everything possible to get the Auto Club 500 off as scheduled Sunday. But they came up short thanks to Mother Nature and a host of other issues.

Voice of Vito: NASCAR’s Car of Tomorrow Helps to Provide Parity Today

While many in the media (yours truly included) were raving about Dodge’s impressive showing at the Daytona 500, many were looking to this past weekend’s Auto Club 500 in Fontana, Calif. as the true test of how the Car of Tomorrow would perform this season. The 1.5-2-mile downforce tracks make up the bulk of NASCAR …

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10 Points to Ponder… After the 2008 Auto Club 500 at Fontana

1. You’re Just Repeating Yourself! – Ahead of the running of the Auto Club 500 at California Speedway, International Speedway Corporation (ISC) announced that they had sold the naming rights to the track located in Fontana, Calif. to the Auto Club Speedway of Southern California. The 10-year deal was for an undisclosed amount rumored to …

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