2010 NASCAR SPRINT CUP PREDICTIONS

I’m bored.Like many of you, I work between Christmas and New Year. I’ve done all the work I can do at my real job, cleaned up boxes of photo albums at home and helped install a new bathroom. While listening to my wife advise/nag me about accomplishing these tasks, my mind wandered to the weekends of 2010. I can imagine it now. The sound of engines and Darrell Waltrip will force my wife away in disgust, leaving me alone with my beer, nachos and Paul Menard crashes. It’s under th ...

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DRIVERS WITH MOMENTUM ENTERING 2010

The last two weeks have been pretty much all Jimmie Johnson, all the time – and rightfully so. No one has ever won four titles in a row before. But the close of the 2009 season featured strong finishes by a handful of drivers who put the rest of the field on notice that they plan to run up front in 2010. First off, let's see which drivers were able to score more points in each third of the season. They are highlighted in blue here. Johnson and Mark Martin both kept getting better as ...

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MCGREW EARNHARDT’S CREW CHIEF IN 2010

Hendrick Motorsports announced today that Lance McGrew will remain crew chief for the No. 88 team with driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. in 2010. McGrew took over the team on an interim basis from Tony Eury Jr. on May 28. Said owner Rick Hendrick, "I have total faith in Lance and what he's capable of accomplishing with Dale Jr. There was a lot of pressure with how he came into this deal, and the way he's handled it has been extremely impressive. Lance is confident in himself and in his decisions, a ...

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IS JAMIE MCMURRAY TOO CUTE FOR NASCAR?

Jamie McMurray is going on a hike. Whether that hike leads him to the 2010 Sprint Cup might depend on factors that have nothing to do with his racing skills or charming good looks. McMurray seems to be the odd man out at Roush Fenway Racing, which must contract from five teams to four thanks to some lame rule. Published reports suggest McMurray could move to Earnhardt Ganassi Racing to replace Martin Truex Jr. McMurray started his career with Ganassi. The move seems logical.  But how’ ...

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