Race Weekend Central

Full Throttle: Brad Keselowski Rolling the Dice Instead of Sticking With a Nearly Sure Thing

Brad Keselowski was the first across the finish line at Talladega earlier this year and seemed to immediately start grousing that he was ready to move up to the Cup level, and was ready to sell himself out to whomever would write the biggest check. Never mind that he was driving for Hendrick Motorsports Nationwide …

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The Yellow Stripe: Has This NASCAR Season Really Been All That Bad?

They say absence makes the heart grow fonder, and in the case of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series that’s certainly how I felt this past Sunday (Aug. 30), as for the fourth and final time this season, NASCAR’s top echelon took a well-deserved weekend off from the relentless slog that is the Cup schedule. With …

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5 Points to Ponder: 2009 NAPA Auto Parts 200 at Montreal Edition

One of the worst races of the year? Yesterday’s Nationwide fiasco in Montreal had its share of memorable moments, from the final stage of the race being run on a wet track to a record number of cautions and a last-lap pass for the win. Normally, those are three key variables that make a race …

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Did You Notice? Bruton Smith Full of Hot Air & Why Hendrick Cares About Brad Keselowski

Editor’s Note: Tom Bowles was on vacation this week, so DYN is short and sweet due to some prior commitments. Expect the full version to return this coming Wednesday. Did You Notice? That Bruton Smith doesn’t have as much power in NASCAR as we think he does sometimes? For the second straight year, Smith has …

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Mirror Driving: Fuel-Injection Firestorm, Tackling Team Orders & Why Bash Bristol?

Saturday’s race at Bristol featured green-flag passing as well as several on-track run-ins, although many fans still said afterward that the race was boring.

Matt McLaughlin’s Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2009 Bristol Night Race Recap

The Key Moment: Kyle Busch prevailed in a spirited side-by-side duel over the final two laps. In a Nutshell: While there’s side-by-side racing and technically better racing, fans just aren’t warming up to Bristol Lite. Fans don’t seem to like the new track, the new cars and less carnage. Maybe Bristol should modify Miller’s slogan, …

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Nationwide Series Breakdown: 2009 Food City 250 at Bristol

There were Cup headliners aplenty all day Friday as the Nationwide Series tackled the Bristol Motor Speedway. Early in the week, it was Ryan Newman doing quadruple duty at Bristol. Then it was Brad Keselowski, who wouldn’t confirm or deny that he has signed to drive for Penske Racing in the Cup Series in 2009. …

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Beyond the Cockpit: Quick Hits With Dale Earnhardt Jr.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. made a visit to Atlanta, Ga. to help promote the coming night race at Atlanta Motor Speedway. While speaking to a pool of reporters at a restaurant, Fronstretch’s Doug Turnbull had a chance to ask the driver of the No. 88 a couple of questions. Doug Turnbull, Frontstretch – “Your current crew …

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Sprint Cup Rookie Report: Joey Logano’s Inadvertent Pit Call Leads to a Top-10 Finish

It was a day where Joey Logano reminded us that he was still a rookie and then demonstrated how much he has grown as a driver by recovering from it. After running in the top 15 for most of the race, miscommunication put the driver in the precarious position of being up front but having to pit off sequence.

Nationwide Series Breakdown: 2009 CARFAX 250 at Michigan

Brian Vickers dominated from the pole on Saturday at Michigan (Aug. 15), and when he didn’t lead, Kyle Busch did. Neither of them won. Racing hard with two laps to go, Vickers got loose in the exit of turn 3 and broke the momentum of second-place Busch catching the car, allowing none other than the …

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Nationwide Series Breakdown: 2009 US Cellular 250 at Iowa

If there is one thing that has kept Brad Keselowski from challenging Kyle Busch for the Nationwide title in 2009, it has been an inability to keep up on the short run. The No. 88 car has been among the fastest after a few laps… but that’s all it’s been taking for the No. 18 …

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Cup Series Regular Brad Keselowski Wins Inaugural NNS Event at Iowa

NEWTON, Iowa – A sellout crowd of nearly 60,000 fans stood cheering wildly as the green flag flew to start the Nationwide Series’ inaugural race, the US Cellular 250, at Iowa Speedway Saturday afternoon near the small town of Newton. With the Cup Series appearing in Pocono this weekend, usual suspects Kyle Busch, Carl Edwards …

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