Dale Earnhardt Jr.- Greg Ives Pairing Coming Together

  Like Lennon and McCartney or Martin and Lewis, NASCAR has had its share of successful pairings; specifically the driver and crew chief. There was Richard Petty and Dale Inman, Jeff Gordon and Ryan Evernham, Tony Stewart and Greg Zipadelli and perhaps no pairing has had more impact than Jimmie Johnson and Chad Knaus. There's little doubt no crew chief had a more positive impact on a driver than did the recently retired Steve Letarte with Dale Earnhardt Jr. Looking back, many woul ...

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Fire & Ice: Harvick, Johnson’s NASCAR Rivalry

  At the head of NASCAR's class for 2015 are a pair of 39-year old Californians and Sprint Cup champions- Kevin Harvick and Jimmie Johnson. Go beyond that, you find that beyond their common successes and common backgrounds, this budding NASCAR rivalry is a study in contrast. Jimmie Johnson is California cool. While the "vanilla" label is inaccurate, the six-time champion is cut from a similar cloth as such composed types as Terry Labonte and Matt Kenseth. He rarely loses his cool, ...

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NASCAR Odds: Duck Commander 500

Which is better: A dynasty or parity? It is an age old question in sports, one NASCAR continues to deal with to this day. Judging by the odds for Saturday night's Duck Commander 500, the sport is in the midst of a dynasty, whether the sport is ready for it or not. (more...) ...

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Will Duck Commander 500 Resurrect Struggling Stars?

What do Jimmie Johnson, Carl Edwards, Jeff Gordon, Matt Kenseth, Tony Stewart, Greg Biffle, and Clint Bowyer all have in common? Actually, they are similar on two fronts: 1. All the aforementioned are outside the top ten in the season standings, and 2. All are IN the top ten for driver rating at Texas Motor Speedway. Just as believers celebrated the most famous resurrection of all time last Sunday, this Saturday's Duck Commander 500 at Texas provides a possible resurrection for the 2015 f ...

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The 2015 NASCAR Season So Far: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly

  Whether good, bad or ugly, the 2015 NASCAR season so far has been interesting to say the least. How you see the season thus far depends on who your favorites are. One thing's for sure, there's been no lack of stories..... THE GOOD There's been no championship hangover for Kevin Harvick. Until Martinsville, The Bakersfield Burner scored a first or second place finish in every race to begin the season. While some of his Stewart-Haas Racing teammates have struggled, Harvick has ...

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