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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NEWMAN ADMITS TO BEING FINED

POCONO, P.A._ News leaked earlier this week that NASCAR had fined two of its top drivers for comments they had made criticizing the sport publically. The sanctioning body never announced the fines, nor did they say who the drivers were or what they had said. Thanks to a leak, The Associated Press filed the story and started one of the most talked about controversies of the season.Friday at Pocono Raceway, Ryan Newman confirmed he was one of the two drivers fined by NASCAR. While ESPN had reporte ...

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