STEWART SMOKES ‘EM ON FINAL RESTART

HAMPTON, Ga._ Throughout the entire 500-mile even Sunday night at the Atlanta Motor Speedway, Tony Stewart could not get going on the restarts. Running up front for much of the race, Stewart would spin the tires on nearly every restart and lose spots as a result. Yet when it mattered most, 'Smoke' got the job done and scored the victory – his first of the 2010 season. "I just couldn't keep from spinning the tires and I just made myself not even watch Carl (Edwards) on the bottom on th ...

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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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NEWMAN-LOGANO CRASH REVIEW

 Kevin Harvick got all the glory on Sunday in Michigan, but certainly not all the attention. A minor accident on lap 148 resulted in some heated post-race words between Ryan Newman and Joey Logano. What Happened: Trying to pass Newman in Turn 4 in what has been referred to as a sequence of hard racing, the Joe Gibbs Racing 20 car got loose, lightly tapping Newman’s left-side quarter panel, spinning out the No. 39 Chevy toward the infield. Though the physical damage was minimal, i ...

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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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NEWMAN & STEWART HAVE CONFLICTING STORIES

The controversy over NASCAR’s decision to secretly fine drivers Denny Hamlin and Ryan Newman has raised many eyebrows. Few drivers know the details of what took place and those that do are saying very little. NASCAR, of course, is saying nothing at all.As if things were not complicated enough already, our own Jay W. Pennell reports on Frontstretch.com that Newman and team owner Tony Stewart seem to have their stories mixed up.  To make matters worse, when asked to clarify their commen ...

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