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Frontstretch NASCAR Power Rankings: Top 15 After the 2011 Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips at the Glen

Marcos Ambrose finally found his way to victory lane Monday, taking charge in a green-white-checkered finish to conquer his personal demons at Watkins Glen.

Frontstretch NASCAR Power Rankings: Top 15 After the 2011 Good Sam RV Insurance 500 at Pocono

Brad Keselowski’s Pocono win may have him set for the postseason, but did it give him a push into the top half of the Power Rankings?

Running Their Mouth: 2011 Good Sam RV Insurance 500 at Pocono

Best Quote “It’s not me, its good people. It’s having Paul Wolfe [crew chief] and a team that digs. There are so many people to thank for being in victory lane, from Miller Lite to Sprint to the fans. I’m no hero. The heroes are the guys that died in Afghanistan this weekend and I …

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Professor of Speed: Don’t Assume Anything

After years of rolled eyeballs and harrumphs of disdain, NASCAR Nation could only shake its collective head and watch the scene unfold – Jeff Gordon scrambling after a late fuel stop in an attempt to catch the No. 27 Chevrolet of Paul Menard as the laps wound down in the Brickyard 400. With three laps remaining, Menard roared past defending winner Jamie McMurray and went on to cross the line of bricks to end what had become a better-than-thirty-year family quest to win at Indianapolis. The tears shed by Paul Menard’s father – the billionaire, John Menard, who owns a chain of Midwest-based home-improvement stores – said it all: all good things come to those who wait – despite what assumptions we in the grandstands (and the garage area, and the media center) had.

And don’t forget to add that good things come to those who work hard, as well, because getting to Victory Lane at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway has not been easy, regardless of the vast Menard fortune