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Matty’s Picks – Vol. 3 – Coca Cola 600 – May 29, 2011

I am extremely excited for this week’s edition of Matty’s Picks, not only because I get to brag about my spot on pick in last week’s Sprint All-Star race, but because this Sunday is one of my favorite days out of the entire year.

Paulie Harraka Back on Track and Working Hard for More

For Paulie Harraka, being back on track in the No. 44 ‘Buckle Up’ Toyota for TriStar Motorsports this past weekend was most exciting, especially after pulling off a 19th place finish in the Nationwide race at Dover International Speedway.

Kyle Busch wins second Budweiser Duel at Daytona

Under a pit stop with 20 to go, Kyle Busch would take fuel only and have a solid pit stop to come off pit road in the lead. He would lead the rest of the way to win his first Budweiser Duel in four years. It also marks the second fastest Duel in NASCAR History with Busch completing the race with an average speed of 193.966 mph.

A.J. Allmendinger tops practice while Kligerman ends up on roof

The first practice for the Budweiser Duels got under way and it wasn't without excitement as the session was highlighted by two big wrecks.

Cole Whitt Is Just Being Cole Whitt

On the heels of the induction of the second class of the NASCAR Hall of Fame, young up and coming driver Cole Whitt is just taking it all in and learning from the masters of the sport.

Phoenix in The Rear-View

It's time to put a nice little bow on everything that went down in the Valley of the Sun.

Crunching the Numbers: Daytona

As the 2013 season gets underway this weekend at Daytona for the Sprint Cup Series, Nationwide Series, and the Camping World Truck Series, it’s time once again to analyze the statistics and see just who you should be watching this weekend at the “World Center of Racing”.

Jeff Gordon and Kurt Busch in an Indy State of Mind

While Jeff Gordon and Kurt Busch are in the Granite state for the NASCAR Sprint Cup race weekend, they were both in a bit of an Indy state of...

The Final Word – Shortly after being told to hit the bricks, Ryan Newman...

It was Jimmie Johnson's race to lose, so he did. The Brickyard 400 came down to a pit stop that took about four seconds too long, but more than three seconds more than pole sitter Ryan Newman needed to win.

Brad Keselowski focused on getting the job done this weekend

"For us it’s about focusing on getting the job done and trying not to think about all those other things, whether it’s what it means or what obstacles lie ahead. It’s about just focusing on what we need to do, and the history books and the life lessons and so forth, those things will work their way out in the end if you just get the job done, and I think that’s where our focus is."