CITY OF ATLANTA: WE HAVE TWO CUP RACES?

Doug Demmons at The Birmingham News believes that Atlanta is the city most likely to lose a race if Kentucky gets a Sprint Cup date in 2010. ESPN's David Newton concurs. This news would surely disappoint the people of Atlanta, if they knew there were two Sprint Cup stops in their city. If the move does, indeed, happen, the Sprint Cup would lose half of its presence in a major media market. On the plus side, the series would welcome sophisticated Kentucky sports fans -- like these gentlemen wh ...

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VIDEO: DARLINGTON CRASHES

Talladega isn't the only track where the crahes can get hairy.After this one an uninjured Cale Yarborough said, "I knew I was in trouble when I saw grass, because I know there ain't no grass on a racetrack."More Darlington crashes below: 1960: Johnny Allen's car crashes into the scoring stand 1970: Richard Petty 1996: Dale Earnhardt and Jeremy Mayfield 1996: Robert Pressley 2001: Park-Foyt 2003: Jerry Nadeau 2003: Craven-Busch  2004: Sauter-Teague- ...

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DARRELL WALTRIP HEARTS KYLE BUSCH

Darrell Waltrip's man crush on Kyle Busch has spilled over from the television screen to foxsports.com, where he writes in a column, "I saw Dale Earnhardt when he was at his best; I saw Richard Petty, David Pearson, Cale Yarborough, Bobby Allison and Jeff Gordon all when they were at their best. I raced against them when they were at their best, so trust me when I say I know talent. I have to tell you, though: None of them were as good as Kyle." Waltrip writes that if Busch does rea ...

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SHOCK ABSORBER: SOUTH PARK EDITION

Check back here every Tuesday for a new Shock Absorber image. ...

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NASCAR IS DEFINITELY STOUT

Have you noticed that the Sprint Cup Series has been pretty stout lately? I mean, the series has always been plenty stout-y. But the stout-ness overfloweth this season.Kurt Busch after the April race in Phoenix: "I felt like a third-place effort tonight was like a win because Mark Martin was stout."But Busch, so generous with the giving of the stout, was himself stout.After Phoenix, Doug Demmons wrote in the Birmingham News: "Kurt Busch turned in another stout performance with ...

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KYLE BUSCH’S GIRLFRIEND

Who could possibly love Kyle Busch? Her name is Samantha Sarcinella. The more Busch wins, like he did on Saturday at the Russ Friedman 400 in Richmond, the more we will be seeing of her on Victory Lane.Sarcinella is said to have graduated from Purdue with a degree in psychology, which starts to explain things.According to various blogs - and we all know you can always trust blogs - the 23-year-old Sarcinella was an aerobics instructor while she attended Purdue.Kyle is next to her in most phot ...

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HELLO, NEWMAN!

Kyle Busch got the win Saturday, but perhaps no driver helped himself more than Ryan Newman, who cracked the top 12 in points (10th) with his fourth-place finish at Richmond. Forty-three of the 56 drivers who left Richmond in the Chase field have gone on to make the Chase of the Cup. Newman bumped David "The Franchise" Reutimann from the top 12. After an awful start this season (36th-28th-25th-22nd), Newman has four top tens in the last six races, with a season-best third in Phoenix ...

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VIDEO: KAHNE ANGRY AFTER RICHMOND CRASH

  Video (below) of the Stremme-Johnson-Kahne wreck on Saturday in Richmond. Kasey Kahne becomes "not very happy" around 1:35.   ...

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VIDEO: RICHMOND CRASHES

A look at the crashes from the race at Richmond on Saturday. Labonte-Kahne-Johnson-StremmeVickers-Reutimann Newman-Martin-Truex Jr.  Hornish Jr.-Ambrose  ...

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KYLE BUSCH WINS IN RICHMOND

On his 24th birthday, Kyle Busch won going away at the Russ Friedman 400 at Richmond International Raceway for his third victory of the season. He became the youngest driver to capture 15 career victories. Busch passed Jeff Gordon on lap 352 for the lead. Tony Stewart finished second and was followed by Jeff Burton, Ryan Newman and Mark Martin.Busch celebrated in his usual understated style, with a series of burnouts at the finish line, a victory stance atop his car and a lap with the checker ...

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