BUSCH-JOHNSON RIVALRY COULD REIGNITE

BRISTOL, Tenn._ After getting beat by Jimmie Johnson at Bristol Motor Speedway earlier this year, Penske Racing’s Kurt Busch claimed he would have rather been beat by any of the other 41 cars in the field other than the No. 48.Over the last two seasons, Johnson and Busch have developed a rivalry on that track by racing hard, usually at the front of the field. Unfortunately for Busch, that has led to wrecked race cars and disappointing finishes. With both drivers coming into the Food City 5 ...

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DO BONUS POINTS MATTER IN THE CHASE?

BRISTOL, Tenn._ When NASCAR altered the Chase for the Sprint Cup in 2007 to give drivers 10 bonus points for winning a race, the hope was that drivers would race for a win rather than for points. However, as the 2010 Chase approaches, six drivers in the top 12 in standings are without a win. As the cutoff for the Chase approaches, the question is, "Could there be a champion without a win?" As of this weekend, Jimmie Johnson and Denny Hamlin lead the field in bonus points with 50 eac ...

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IRWIN TOOLS NIGHT RACE ODDS

Dear Kevin Harvick,We’ve never met. I’m sure you’re a great guy. But I would like to use this forum to ask what I did to make you ruin my week. I spent the first third of the season touting your comeback from a dreadful 2009 season. Every time I picked you, you never won. At Talladega, I went in a different direction. So did you. To Victory Lane. I’ve kept my distance as you’ve maintained the top spot in the standings. Things were cool. Then last week, you crossed t ...

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FIVE DIVISIONS I WOULD LOVE TO SEE AT BRISTOL

NASCAR’s big weekend in Bristol has extended to the better part of a week. The Cup and Nationwide Tours are joined by a midweek show featuring the Trucks and Modified Series. Other great short track divisions have also graced the half-mile oval over the years.The former All Pro and American Speed Associations have staged summertime battles there. NASCAR’s Dash Series and late model stock cars have dueled on the high banks. ARCA star Frank Kimmel’s street stock tour ran on the f ...

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