1. The Lugnut Report: Martin Comes Up Short Again In Homestead

    “Martin may be the bridesmaid once more, but he is anything but bitter.” -Examiner “Mark Martin is NASCAR's king of close calls.” -Orlando Sentinel   “Fryer's Five: Martin is a true champion...

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  2. The Lugnut Report: Jimmie Johnson Shows Why He's a Champion in Phoenix

    Can anything stop Jimmie Johnson? Apparently, the answer is an astounding no. After losing 111 points to championship challenger and teammate Mark Martin after his Lap Three crash ...

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  3. The Lugnut Report: Jeff Gordon Unable To Exploit Texas-Size Opportunity

    It took Jeff Gordon 12 years and 17 attempts to win at Texas Motor Speedway, the sight of his only win in 2009. Sitting 192 points behind teammate Jimmie Johnson in the Chase for the Sprint ...

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  4. The Lugnut Report: Joey Logano Gets "Raw," then Wrestles with Talladega

    He's described his 2009 season as a "rollercoaster", but luckily for 19-year-old Joey Logano, his rookie year in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series has seen far more ups than it has downs...

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  5. The Lugnut Report: Carl Edwards Battles Frustration in Martinsville

    After winning nine Sprint Cup Series races last season, Carl Edwards came into 2009 expecting bigger and better things. Expectations have fallen short for the No. 99 Aflac Ford team, to say the least...

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  6. Dennysville: Denny Hamlin Wins Tums Fast Relief 500

    Heading into the Tums Fast Relief 500 at Martinsville Speedway, there was one thing many NASCAR fans and Chase drivers all needed relief from: Jimmie Johnson...

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  7. The Lugnut Report: Bad Luck Continues to Follow Dale Earnhardt, Jr.

     It's home sweet home for the drivers of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, but for Dale Earnhardt, Jr., this is going down as “the most frustrating season of my career...

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  8. His House: Jimmie Johnson Wins (Again) at Lowe's Motor Speedway

    After German and Scots-Irish settlers found themselves in disagreement over where to settle their city, Concord, North Carolina was settled in 1796...

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  9. The Lugnut Report: Greg Biffle Has California Nightmares

    The Beach Boys sang of "California Dreamin". For Greg Biffle, his trip to the sunshine state was more of a living nightmare. Despite winning at the now Auto Club Speedway in 2005, The Biff had an average of 17...

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  10. The Lugnut Report: Kyle Busch Fights Tires, Struggles In Dover

    It's been a tough last couple of weeks for the Shrub. After missing the Chase for the Sprint Cup by just eight points back in Richmond, the No...

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  11. The Lugnut Report: Kurt Busch Solidifies Chase Spot with Loudon Top 10

    Something old. Something new. Something borrowed. Something blue. No, Kurt Busch wasn't getting married this weekend in Loudon, but the 30 year old Las Vegas was looking for a new beginning...

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  12. "Pinch Me, I'm Dreaming": Mark Martin Wins Sylvania 300 at Loudon

    Whether you're racing to win a championship, racing for the win, preparing for next season, racing for a job, or trying to keep your car in the top 35, all 43 drivers in the field were racing ...

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  13. The Lugnut Report: Kevin Harvick Stays Happy, Takes Top 10

    To say that 2009 has been a struggle for Kevin Harvick and the No. 29 Shell/Pennzoil team would be a severe understatement...

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  14. Hometown Hero: Denny Hamlin Captures Win, Brian Vickers Enters Chase

    Thanks to Kelly Crandall for the introduction to this piece. Prior to 2004 and the creation of the Chase for the Championship, no one would have said the fall race at Richmond was one of the most important races on the schedule...

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  15. Petty, Yates 2010 Merger Proves Importance of Sponsorship

    So...I bet you didn't see that coming. As if silly season couldn't get any sillier than last year's Jeff Gordon retirement rumors or those silly rumblings about Tony Stewart starting his own team, 2009 is proving anything really is possible in NASCAR...

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  16. The Lugnut Report: Denny Hamlin Makes Noise, Solidifies Chase Spot

    With his top five finish last week in Bristol and just two races before the race to the Chase begins, Joe Gibbs Racing's Denny Hamlin was looking to solidify his fourth-place points position entering Atlanta Motor Speedway...

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  17. Southern Showdown: Kasey Kahne Wins at Atlanta Motor Speedway

    With just 89 points separating seventh through 14th in the points and two races remaining before the Chase field is set, the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series' 43 best drivers prepared for a clash in Atlanta for the Pep Boys Auto Parts 500...

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  18. Utter Domination: Mike Skinner Wins Inaugural Iowa Event

    After a marathon weekend of five practice sessions and a beautiful full moon in the sky, the Camping World Truck Series was set and ready for the inaugural Lucas Oil 200 at Iowa Speedway...

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  19. The Lugnut Report: Reed Sorenson Battles Back for Top 20 Finish in Bristol

    Sitting 28th in points after a 29th place finish at Michigan International Raceway, it almost seems that 23-year-old Reed Sorenson is racing for his job. One week after a crew, crew chief and car switch between he and teammate A...

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  20. The Lugnut Report: Juan Pablo Montoya Rides Michigan Rollercoaster

    Whether it's a driver in the top 12 trying to win a championship, a rookie trying to prove himself or a go or go home car just fighting to get back in the top 35, every weekend NASCAR provides 43 unique story lines for the fans to follow...

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  21. No Bull: Brian Vickers Wins Carfax 400 at Michigan

    Blue skies, no rain and hard racing were the forecast for the Carfax 400 at Michigan International Speedway...

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  22. All Fizzed Up: Ambrose Makes It Two In a Row at Watkins Glen

    Weather was to the west and rain tires were at the ready as the Nationwide Series prepared to start the Zippo 200 at the Glen...

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  23. Redemption Song: Emotional Denny Hamlin Wins at Pocono

    "It feels like we've been here a month," Dale Earnhardt, Jr. said before the start of the Sunoco Red Cross Pennsylvania 500 at Pocono Raceway...

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  24. As Good As He Once Was: Ron Hornaday Wins Historic Fifth Race In a Row

    On the wall in the Kevin Harvick, Motorsports shop in Kernersville, NC, there is a saying: "I hate to lose more than I love to win." For driver Ron Hornaday, it's been more than a month since he's lost...

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  25. Driving Through the Glass Ceiling: Forces To Be Reckoned with

    “I know it's scary, but that's how you have to learn.” -John Force, talking to daughter Brittany after a wreck in 2006. John Force has more than cemented his legacy in the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA)...

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