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  1. Most prolific race winners of 2009 not yet locks for Chase

    John Schwarb

    Standing in Victory Lane is every Sprint Cup driver's dream. Kyle Busch and Mark Martin have lived the dream often in 2009. But will they make the Chase?

    SpecialFeature | Conversation | June 25, 2009
  2. Real road course ringers are year-round stars

    John Schwarb

    The so-called road course ringers will be out in force this weekend at Infineon Raceway. But so will Kyle Busch, who swept both road course races in 2008.

    SpecialFeature | Conversation | June 17, 2009
  3. Wide-open Michigan might be spot for Ford to recharge

    John Schwarb

    Ford's been out of the news for all the right reasons as a business. It's been out of the news as a racing entity for all the wrong reasons, but Michigan could be a get-well weekend.

    SpecialFeature | Conversation | June 11, 2009
  4. Pocono Raceway a critical stop for Chase hopefuls

    John Schwarb

    For all the negative pub Pocono Raceway draws in the world of NASCAR, one thing is clear: Drivers hoping to make the Chase can't ignore the quirky 2.5-mile triangle in Long Pond, Pa.

    SpecialFeature | Conversation | June 04, 2009
  5. Concrete surface the star of the show at Dover

    John Schwarb

    They don't call it the Monster Mile for nothing. Dover International Speedway is a high-banked concrete cauldron that demands every driver's attention.

    SpecialFeature | Conversation | May 28, 2009
  6. Coke 600 is Cup's version of an endurance race

    John Schwarb

    Forget all about that heart-thumping 10-lap sprint to the finish in last weekend's All-Star Race. It won't happen in Sunday's Coke 600 -- at least not for the first 390 laps.

    SpecialFeature | Conversation | May 21, 2009
  7. Drivers earn their stripes at Darlington

    John Schwarb

    There are no fluke winners at Darlington Raceway. That's why the track's all-time wins leaders are named Pearson, Earnhardt, Gordon, Yarborough and Allison.

    SpecialFeature | Conversation | May 06, 2009
  8. Now playing: "Everybody Loves Richmond"

    John Schwarb

    It's time to put those restrictor plates on the shelf until July, and not a moment too soon. Richmond is on the schedule Saturday night, and that usually means a hot -- and hot-tempered -- outing.

    SpecialFeature | Conversation | April 30, 2009
  9. Wild-card Talladega needs to be savior for some

    John Schwarb

    Some big names will be in big trouble if they stumble again Sunday at Talladega. Points leaders Jeff Gordon and Jimmie Johnson? Not so much.

    SpecialFeature | Conversation | April 22, 2009
  10. It's Gordon's, JJ's world ...

    John Schwarb

    It is early and there are certainly surprises ahead, but heading to Phoenix this week, It's Jeff Gordon's and Jimmie Johnson's world and everyone else is just driving in it.

    SpecialFeature | Conversation | April 16, 2009
  11. Roush Fenway Fords back in their comfort zone

    John Schwarb

    Short-track misery is in the rearview for the Roush Fenway Racing stable. Thank goodness for Texas, where Carl Edwards and the boys hope to get healthy in a hurry.

    SpecialFeature | Conversation | April 02, 2009
  12. Martinsville preview: Chevy long overdue

    John Schwarb

    Chevrolet is a surprising 0-for-5 in the 2009 Sprint Cup season. But there's a very good chance the manufacturer will find Victory Lane this week at bowtie-friendly Martinsville Speedway.

    SpecialFeature | Conversation | March 25, 2009
  13. Bristol preview: Bring on the bullrings!

    John Schwarb

    Forgive the Sprint Cup racers if their anxiety level is running a little high this weekend. Bristol Motor Speedway has that effect on drivers.

    SpecialFeature | Conversation | March 20, 2009
  14. Atlanta preview: Focus turns to engines -- not tires

    John Schwarb

    The 2008 spring race at Atlanta was all about tires. The main story line heading into Sunday's Kobalt Tools 500? Engines. They're breaking down in a hurry.

    SpecialFeature | Conversation | March 06, 2009
  15. Vegas preview: All bets are off

    John Schwarb

    With only two races in the books, it's still too early to separate the contenders from the pretenders. But we should know a lot more after Sunday's Cup race in Vegas.

    SpecialFeature | Conversation | February 26, 2009
  16. California preview: The real season begins at Fontana

    John Schwarb

    The Auto Club 500 isn't actually must-see TV, but Sunday's Cup race at Cali will tell us lot more about the 2009 season than the Daytona 500 did.

    SpecialFeature | Conversation | February 19, 2009