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A Return to the Rock?

by Mike Neff Word this past week that Rockingham Speedway is taking a step toward increased driver safety has sparked interest that the historic track could be moving a little closer to having NASCAR national touring series races return. The management of the facility has announced that SA...

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NASCAR Horsepower Rankings

by Matt Taliaferro 1. Kyle Busch  Leads the series in top 5s (12) and is tied for the lead in wins (3) and top 10s (14). He also leads all drivers in best looking wife/girlfriend (and there’s some stiff competition there). 2. Jimmie Johnson  Kurt Busch never got close enough ...

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Another First-Timer!

by Matt Taliaferro A green-white-checker finish, savagely wrecked racecars, a fight in the garage and a first-time winner in the Sprint Cup Series. No, this wasn’t Bristol, it was Watkins Glen — one of two road courses, which have become NASCAR’s new destination for can’t-miss exciteme...

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Watkins Glen

by Matt Taliaferro and Nathan Rush Race: Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips at the Glen Location: Watkins Glen, N.Y. When: Sunday, Aug. 14 TV: ESPN (1:00 p.m. EST) 2010 Winner: Juan Pablo Montoya Specs: 11-turn, 2.45-mile road course Race Length: 200.9 miles/82 laps Track Quali...

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What the Point(s)?

by Tom Bowles It happens in every sport, every year: the end-of-season playoff push causes fans to lose focus on what’s really important. With so many teams battling simply to make it into the postseason, others that have dominated for months get ignored faster than anything Bruce Pearl ev...

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Horsepower Rankings

by Matt Taliaferro 1. Kyle Busch  For the second race in a row, Busch overcame issues that hindered his early-race gains to post a top-10 finish. The runner-up at Pocono finds him just 11 points out of the points lead. 2. Jimmie Johnson  Entertained us all by engaging in a “I...

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Overcoming Adversity

by Matt Taliaferro A broken ankle, a one hour and 40 minute rain delay and a gamble that laid not only his race, but his season, on the line. Brad Keselowski faced all three in Sunday’s Good Sam RV Insurance 500 at Pocono Raceway and bested each challenge, holding off Kyle Busch in a 16-la...

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Brickyard Breakthrough

by Matt Taliaferro There are 16 races left in the 2011 NASCAR Sprint Cup season, and already it is being remembered as the “Year of the Upset.” And Paul Menard solidified that designation in the Brickyard 400 at the iconic Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Sunday. Menard, winless in 166 c...

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Racin' Vacation

by Mike Neff During his off-week, Kasey Kahne pole vaulted out of Williams Grove Speedway in Pennsylvania after crashing a World of Outlaws sprint car. While Kahne was unhurt, the wreck brought attention to the fact that race drivers like to race, whether in their “daily driver” or in most...

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