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Good Sam Roadside Assistance 500 Recap: Up in Smoke

Oct 10, 2012 1 Comment

The Talladega Superspeedway (TSS) is one of my favorite tracks in NASCAR.  Some of the more recent races turned into nothing but high-speed parade laps, at least when NASCAR changed the rules and had a lot of restrictor plate variations, or when it was nothing but tw0-car tandem racing of the “Talladega Two-Step” (BORING!!).   The […]

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Good Sam Roadside Assistance 500 at Talladega

Oct 07, 2012 4 Comments

Brad Keselowski, who served notice just a few weeks ago that he was up for the challenge and the NASCAR Sprint Cup (NSC) Challenge, surprised many last week, coming home with the trophy at Dover in the AAA 400.  Brad took the NSC points lead, letting the rest of the top six or seven (really […]

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AAA 400 at Dover: Rumble in the Concrete Jungle

Sep 30, 2012 2 Comments

Denny Hamlin fulfilled his promise and rocketed into the “serious contender” category for the 2012  NASCAR Sprint Cup (NSC) Championship (for the recap, see my review of the Sylvania 300).  Two races now in the books, and this week we leave the Granite State and the  New Hampshire Motor Speedway (NHMS), making our way to the […]

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Sylvania 300 Recap: Promise Fulfilled

Sep 26, 2012 1 Comment

Denny Hamlin said it all.  After last week’s Geico 400 at Chicagoland, Denny said, almost guaranteed, that he’d win at Loudon.  And despite the mistake in tire pressure (race rather than qualifying settings) for his qualifying run, putting him 32nd when the Green Flag waved Sunday for the Sylvania 300, he ran through the pack, […]

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Sylvania 300: Solid Granite or Stone Cold at Loudon?

Sep 22, 2012 1 Comment

One down, nine to go.  The 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup (NSC) Playoffs have begun, and this week we’re at our last “northern” track with the Sylvania 300 at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway (NHMS).  As I mentioned in my “results” recap earlier in the week, Brad Keselowski and Jimmie Johnson served notice to the rest […]

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Geico 400 Results: Johnson & Keselowski serve notice

Sep 19, 2012 3 Comments

And who thought Jimmie Johnson wasn’t going to be a contender?  After winning the Coors Light Pole for the Geico 400, Jimmie Johnson all but dominates the race, then somehow falls short to Brad Keselowski and the Blue Deuce, after a controversial call of Kesolowski “blending” back on the track too early after a late-race […]

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Geico 400: The Chase Starts NOW

Sep 15, 2012 3 Comments

Going into last week’s Federated Auto Parts 400, we knew that nine of the ten Chase contenders were locked in.  What we didn’t know, was if Tony Stewart would hold his tenth-place spot, and who the Wild Card drivers would be.  Tony Stewart needed a strong finish to remain in tenth, and a handful of […]

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