‘NEW KYLE’ ERA ENDS WITH HOMICIDE THREAT

The New Kyle Busch era ended rather emphatically this weekend in Charlotte, with a threat to murder his teammate: "Somebody better keep me away from Denny Hamlin after this race. I am going to kill that mother*&^%$. I had this race won." RIP, New Kyle Busch Era, 5/2/2010 - 5/22/2010. 5 things we learned at the all-star race (SI.com) ...

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TOYOTA SPONSAFIER: PRAYING FOR KARSON (UPDATE)

UPDATE: Our little man Karson won! Check out this touching video on SPEED, which shows Karson and his family, along with Denny Hamlin, as they talk about the car and Karson's rare lung disorder. For more info you can go to the Praying for Karson Facebook page. Toyota has launched a cool contest that lets fans design their own race car. It is called the Sponsafier. Ten finalists will be selected on April 1 to move onto the next round and the winning design will be used as the pace car for NASCAR' ...

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EMOTIONS RULE THE DAY AT HALL OF FAME

CHARLOTTE _ On Sunday, the pageantry and formal wear of the red carpet was mixed with the t-shirts and hats of race fans as the NASCAR Hall of Fame prepared to formally induct its first class of honorees – Bill France Sr., Richard Petty, Bill France Jr., Junior Johnson and Dale Earnhardt Sr. These were the men that built and grew the sport from a hodgepodge of local racers to an international multi-billion dollar industry. They gave the sport character and provided the fans a hero to cheer ...

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ONE BUSCH WINS, THE OTHER WHINES

CHARLOTTE _ For Kurt Busch, Saturday night’s Sprint All-Star Race was a million dollar pay day. For younger brother Kyle Busch it was a more of a pain. While the elder Busch brother was celebrating his first All-Star Race victory with champagne and Miller Lite, Kyle was waiting in teammate Denny Hamlin’s hauler ready for a fight. During the final ten-lap segment of the 100-lap event, the No. 18 Toyota got a huge run on the outside going through turns one and two. Protecting his lead, ...

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VICKERS OUT FOR SEASON, DRIVERS WEIGH IN

CHARLOTTE _ At the age of 26, Brian Vickers appeared to be at the top of his game and in prime health. Racing in NASCAR’s premier series for Team Red Bull Racing, Vickers was struggling in the opening weeks of the season, but things were starting to turn around with a 10th-place finish in Darlington. That all changed with chest pains and a trip to the emergency room. While on a trip to Washington D.C., Vickers suffered chest pains in the middle of the night. He said nothing stuck out t ...

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