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Talladega the Last Straw: The Madness Must End

Anyone who reads this site knows that I’ve always defended restrictor-plate racing as being just that, racing. Real racing. I’ve defended it as a discipline, just as road racing is a discipline, and insisted that the Chase needs Talladega just as much as it needs a road course in it. And even after Sunday’s joke …

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Frontstretch NASCAR Power Rankings: Top 15 After the 2009 TUMS Fast Relief 500 at Martinsville

Although he didn’t win on Sunday, Jimmie Johnson continued his death grip on the top spot in the Power Rankings with his second-place finish at Martinsville.

Mirror Driving: Dale Jr.’s Next Step, Park’s NASCAR Comeback & Jimmie’s Chase to Lose?

Steve Park’s return to NASCAR’s top-three series in the Camping World Trucks next week will mark over a year since he has competed at this level.

Frontstretch NASCAR Power Rankings: Top 15 After the 2009 NASCAR Banking 500 at Charlotte

NASCAR came home for the only night race of the playoffs Saturday, overseeing a coronation of the Lowe’s Motor Speedway “King” for the first time in four years.

Mirror Driving: How to Beat Hendrick, Parking Double Duty & Dreamin’ of a Better California

Jimmie Johnson’s win at Auto Club moved him into the points lead. With Hendrick-supported cars 1-2-4-5 in the standings, is this Hendrick’s Chase to lose?