FOUR DRIVERS REMAIN IN CHASE TITLE FIGHT

At Sunday’s race in Fontana, would-be championship contenders went down faster than Michael Spinks at the hands of Mike Tyson. Just about everybody south of Tony Stewart is either throwing in the towel, or down for the count.Tony Stewart got bum-rushed at New Hampshire and fell to the canvas at Dover, before taking a mandatory eight count and gathering his wits at Kansas. The win at Fontana provided a good whiff of smelling salts, offering Smoke more than just a puncher ...

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STEWART BACK IN THE CHASE WITH WIN

After three weeks of the Chase for the Sprint Cup, Tony Stewart had dug himself quite the hole in his pursuit of his third NASCAR championship. Despite having a strong car and leading late, Stewart ran out of gas coming to the white flag in the Chase opener in Loudon. A mediocre run at Dover and a fourth place finish in Kansas put Stewart back to 10th in the Chase, 127 points behind leader Jimmie Johnson. That number got a lot smaller on Sunday, after Stewart was able to earn his first win at th ...

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HARVICK, HAMLIN SIGN FRIENDSHIP CONTRACT

 At Kansas, Kevin Harvick noted that he's established a distinct line with Denny Hamlin regarding their friendship on and off the track. "I think where Denny and I stand is very clear between the two of us." Harvick said. On Thursday, the two men agreed in principle to a Friendship Contract to cover all aspects of their off-the-track relationship.  The last time Harvick entered into a Friendship Contract was after Bowyer punk'd Harvick (it was big news over the NASCAR Tw ...

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BIFFLE COMES UP BIG IN KANSAS

Coming off a disappointing finish last week in Dover, Del., Roush Fenway Racing’s Greg Biffle responded by winning his 16th career Sprint Cup Series race, second of the year and first of the 2010 Chase. Leading three times for a total of 60 laps, Biffle led Jimmie Johnson to the checkered flag by more than seven seconds, moving him up one spot in the standings to eighth, 85 points behind the defending four-time champion. “You know, everybody asked us last week if we're out the Chase, ...

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HAMLIN SOLIDIFIES POINTS LEAD WITH VICTORY

RICHMOND, Va._ Entering Saturday night’s race at Richmond International Raceway, the drivers gearing up for the Chase for the Sprint Cup looked to secure the final 10 bonus points before the standings were reset, while the rest of the field hoped to outshine those Chase contenders. In what was hyped as a no-holds-barred event in which few had anything to lose, it was hometown favorite Denny Hamlin that scored the final win of the regular season. The victory was Hamlin’s sixth of the ...

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A FAVORITE HEADING INTO THE CHASE?

HAMPTON, Ga._ Every year it seems one or two drivers enter the Chase for the Sprint Cup with momentum, bonus points and the other drivers looking at them as the guy to beat in the final ten races of the year. This season, however, it seems the Chase field is full of unknowns, multiple possibilities and no hands down favorite to win. Despite being ninth in points and having only one top-10 in the last seven races, most people in the garage still point to four-time defending champions Jimmie Johns ...

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EDWARDS FLIES OFF HANDLE AT TEMPER TALK

Hey racing fans, Carl Edwards here for another addition of Carl's Corner.  This weekend marks the first time back at Atlanta since I flipped Brad Keselowski end over end in the spring race.  Since that altercation, many slanderous things have been written about me and my "rage issues." Kevin Harvick even called me a "fake".  Nothing makes me angrier than hearing lies spread about me, espcially lies that aren't true.  I promise I won't get too upset.  ...

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CHASE CLINCH SCENARIOS – ATLANTA

HAMPTON, Ga._ With only two races left before the 12-driver field is set for the 2010 Chase for the Sprint Cup, only two drivers enter this weekend’s race locked in the Chase. Points leader Kevin Harvick and second-place Jeff Gordon have already secured a spot in NASCAR’s version of the post-season, but this weekend the remaining 10 drivers in the top-12 have a chance to leave Atlanta with a place in the Chase. While each of the 10 have a mathematical shot to head to Richmond locked ...

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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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HARVICK WINS, LOCKS CHASE BERTH

Coming into the day the leader in the standings, Kevin Harvick had the opportunity to become the first driver locked into the 2010 Chase for the Sprint Cup. Starting from the eighth spot, it did not take the No. 29 Shell/Pennzoil Chevrolet long to find the front of the field. Racing the majority of the day in the top-four, Harvick stayed out late and was able to move around Denny Hamlin to score his third win of the season and lock himself into the Chase. When the caution flew for debris on Lap ...

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