Fans Get Racing Fix At Snowball Derby

Pensacola, Florida may be towards the bottom right-hand corner of your US map, but this week, this little haven in the Sunshine State will be racing central. The 47th annual Snowball Derby will offer of a heaping helping of short-track racing this Sunday afternoon at Five Flags Speedway. As always, there will be a NASCAR presence at the half-mile oval. Two young drivers known well to NASCAR fans will be in the Snowball Derby field. Nationwide Series champion Chase Elliott- who became the ...

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What Kind Of Champion Will Kevin Harvick Make?

  For better or for worse, a champion becomes "the face" for his or her sport. Some of those faces shine well in the spotlight- like the steady, if unspectacular Tim Duncan of the San Antonio Spurs of recent NBA vintage. Others have cast their sport in an embarrassing light- Mike Tyson didn't do boxing too many favors in his prime. In NASCAR, Richard Petty was once racing royalty as its down home "King." Dale Earnhardt was alternately a blue collar hero and the sport's "bad ass" as " ...

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Nascar Recap: Thanksgiving Weekend

[caption id="attachment_685280" align="aligncenter" width="520"] Coutesy: NBC[/caption] Moderation and Thanksgiving weekend do not go well together. Food, lines and virtually every other experience you can fathom seem to be in excess. So too is news from the Sprint Cup offseason. Here's a Nascar recap of winners and losers from the holiday weekend. (more...) ...

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A NASCAR Fan’s Thanksgiving

  Today, there is much a NASCAR fan can be thankful for. This NASCAR fan submits his list on this fine Thanksgiving Day..... I'm thankful that Kevin Harvick won the Sprint Cup championship. One of a handful of deserving candidates, he was fast all year, and is a tribute to persistence in a 14-year climb to racing glory... I'm thankful NASCAR's most popular driver- Dale Earnhardt Jr. kicked off the season in fine fashion with a Daytona 500 victory. It got the monkey off his back ...

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The Fundamental Flaw With The Chase

  Within NASCAR is a fundamental flaw with their version of a playoff system. It's a problem you don't see with a playoff system in any other American-based sport. A failure to deal with it brings to bear the Chaos theory into the world of sports. A simplified version of the Chaos theory is the "butterfly effect;" a butterfly flaps its wings in Brazil, and the result is a tornado in Texas. Sounds a little "out there," but think about it, is it not a little bit like the events at T ...

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