1. Denny Hamlin: The Guy No One is Talking About at Daytona

    Is Denny Hamlin under appreciated or outshined at Gibbs Racing? At the Coke Zero 400 Hamlin begin to look less like the student and more like his old master Tony Stewart. Last season Hamlin himself questioned if his team deserved to make the Chase...

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  2. Kasey Kahne and the No. 9 Team: Could Synergy Be the Key To Making the Chase?

    The 2008 season for the No. 9 team lacked one major thing consistency. There were checkered flags and DNFs however, in the end the bad days would out number the good. When Francis hit the setup, the No...

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  3. Victory Lane for Jeff Gordon at the Samsung 500

    Jeff Gordon won the Samsung 500 Sunday, slaughtering the fear of another winless season. Gordon fans would say they could just feel it, Texas would provide then with a victory. Texas Motor Speed had humbled this champion in the past...

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  4. The Bucket Report: Texas, Earnhardt Jr. Out of Gas and Hamlin Has No Handling

    The Texas Motor Speedway is quad-oval 1.5 mile track really similar to the Atlanta Motor Speedway as well as Lowe’s Motor Speedway. Texas is banked 24 degrees in the turns...

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  5. The Taxman is Coming for Larry McClure of Morgan-McClure Motorsports

    Morgan-McClure Motorsports is one of the little guys in NASCAR. It can boast three Morgan-McClure drivers that have won the Daytona 500, including Sterlin Marlin in 1994 and 1995...

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  6. Bucket Report: Kyle Busch and Denny Hamlin in the Top Five at Atlanta

    That’s right the Bucket Report is back! As Carl Edwards and Jimmie Johnson make the big headlines, the Bucket Report likes to shine a light on those a bit lower in the standings at the bottom of the Chase bucket so to speak...

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  7. Martinsville Marks a Turnaround for Denny Hamlin

    Martinsville for Tony Stewart and Kyle Busch was a tire nightmare. However, for teammate Denny Hamlin, was it the start of a come back? There was a lot of hype surrounding teammate ...

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  8. Jr. Nation: Nation of Fans or Fakes?

    Martinsville was engulfed in a sea of green as Jr. Nation descended upon her, in their Wrangler jeans and Amp Energy gear. As a non-Nation member I found myself surrounded on all sides, and as luck would have it my seat was directly in front of Jr...

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  9. Kasey Kahne Missed History by Seven-Tenths of a Second at Charlotte

    Kasey Kahne just missed history by a mere 0.7 seconds at Charlotte on Saturday. All were on the edge of their seats last Saturday wondering if he could, willing him to catch Jeff Burton (except ...

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  10. Have the Gibbs’ Boys Arrived at The Chase or Not?

    Until Talladega, it looked like the Gibbs Racing, Sprint Cup story could be titled, "Penalties and Blown Engines." The No. 18 team’s great season was blowing up all over tracks from New Hampshire to Kansas...

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  11. Gordon Gets the Pole But Martin Brings a Strong Challenge at Dover

    Could Dover be Jeff Gordon’s come back? Gordon set the pole however we have seen him bring a fast car to the track only to watch it dead one pit stop at a time...

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  12. The Gibbs Boys: the Good (Hamlin), the Bad (Stewart) and the Ugly (Busch)

    The Ugly: Kyle Busch Kyle Busch’s attitude has often been described as less than attractive; however, this article is referring to last weekend's showing of the No. 18 team...

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  13. The Bucket Report: The Chase Heats Up, Does Bowyer Merit Qualifying?

    As time runs short for those looking to make it into the Chase, the racing heats up. Fontana Auto Club Speedway is a D-shaped oval with low-banking, where cornering counts...

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  14. The Bucket Report: Hamlin and Kahne Blow Engines and Kenseth Makes the Top Five

    Michigan was hard on those in the Chase; it was a day of misshapes and engines blowing. Michigan is a fast track where lap traffic can be a problem...

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  15. Jeff Gordon's Doubters Will Soon Be Disappointed

    Jeff Gordon is sitting sixth in the Sprint Cup standings. But to read the latest articles about him, you would think that he has thrown in the towel. NASCAR fans have very high expectations of Gordon, but maybe we are being just a little unfair to him...

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  16. Kasey Kahne and Kenny Francis Becoming Dale Earnhardt, Jr. and Tony Eury, Jr.?

    After the Glen a lot has been said about Dale Earnhardt, Jr.’s crew chief Tony Eury, Jr. I say if we are throwing crew chiefs on the fire, nominate Kasey Kahne’s, Kenny Francis...

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  17. The Bucket Report: The Glen, Gibbs Racing Hitting A High Expect Hamlin

    The Glen, drivers either love it or hate it. Kyle Busch clearly loves it as he made Sunday a weekend to remember. Yet, Kyle wasn’t the only one who shined at the Glen. Steward a four time winner at the Glen himself had a solid showing...

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  18. The Bucket Report: Pocono, Stewart Comes Alive, Harvick Was the Come Back Kid

    Pocono Raceway bestows a unique challenge at each turn, as she was modeled after three different tracks. Turn One, pays homage to the now obsolete Trenton Speedway with 14 degree banking...

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  19. The Bucket Report: Hamlin and Kahne Make Good at The Brickyard

    The Brickyard with her 90-degree corners and 3,330-foot straight-aways never makes it easy on teams racing on her. She demands horsepower putting tremendous strain on engines and doesn’t have much banking to help with grip...

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  20. The Bucket Report: Midseason Update

    The front runners in the Chase get a lot of sound bites and headlines, but what about those drivers at the bottom of the bucket, just making the Chase? With the exception ...

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