NOTES FROM THE NASCAR NATION: The thunder valley showdown

Mark my words; it has all of the makings of a Saturday night showdown when 43 teams from NASCAR's Sprint Cup Series takes the green flag for the Irwin Tools 500.

NASCAR Top-10 Power Rankings: Michigan

Kevin Harvick: Harvick won for the third time this year, conquering the Carfax 400 in Michigan while becoming the first driver to clinch a spot in the Chase For The Cup.

Surprising and Not Surprising: Carfax 400 at Michigan International Speedway

The Cup Series return to the Irish hills of Michigan also marked the return of Jack Roush, injured in a plane crash, to the track as well as the resurgence of Richard Childress Racing.

Budweiser to sponsor Harvick in 2011

Richard Childress Racing made it official Tuesday morning: Budweiser will sponsor the No. 29 Chevrolet driven by Kevin Harvick next season.

The Hot 20 over the past 10 – While Harvick and Stewart are on...

Kevin Harvick won at Michigan, locked his place in the Chase, and has moved to within 20 bonus points of Jimmie Johnson and Denny Hamlin when they reset things next month.

Harvick happy to have been at Michigan, the Hendrick boys just glad to have...

So, what did we learn at Michigan? Well, we learned why Kevin Harvick is so darned happy.

Tatiana Fittipaldi Papis: The Woman Beside Mad Max

One of NASCAR’s most passionate racers is Max Papis, the ebullient driver of the No. 13 Geico Toyota Camry, affectionately nicknamed ‘Mad Max’. But right next to him is his petite yet powerful wife Tatiana.

Budweiser Looks To Join Forces with Kevin Harvick and Richard Childress Racing

Kevin Harvick needs a sponsor and Budweiser needs a new star driver. It’s a prediction that the majority of NASCAR Nation were predicting earlier this year. Well, this prediction may actually come true.

NASCAR Top-10 Power Rankings: Watkins Glen

Harvick was running sixth before suffering a flat tire on the final lap at Watkins Glen, spoiling a certain top-10 finish. He surrendered five positions on the final lap, and was nipped at the line for tenth by Jeff Gordon, his closest pursuer in the point standings.

The Chase! Who’s in? Who’s Out? You Decide!

With Four races to go until the 2010 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Race for the Chase starts I will give you my predictions on who is still alive and who will make the chase, and who just won’t have enough to get there.