BURTON AND BUSCH READY TO MOVE ON

LONG POND, Pa. _ Last weekend’s pit road confrontation between Kyle Busch and Jeff Burton raised many eyebrows in the NASCAR garage, not because of Busch’s actions, but because of Burton’s aggressiveness in confronting the driver of the No. 18. Typically a mild-mannered guy, Burton was on fire following the Coca-Cola 600, pointing his finger at Busch and yelling at him as wife Kim tried her best to pull him away. “He’s real aggressive, and that’s cool,” ...

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STEWART SLUMPING RIGHT ALONG WITH OTHER HENDRICK DRIVERS

Remember last year around this time when Tony Stewart was the prime beneficiary of running the Hendrick chassis? As SI.com's Tom Bowles points out, "the two Stewart-Haas and four Hendrick cars have pitched a shutout since (the new spoiler was added), combining for just five top-5 finishes over the last half-dozen races." Tough times for Smoke. Might be why he is pining for his monkey Mojo again.  Distractions abound as Smoke looks to regain his stride (SI.com) ...

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TONY STEWART SLUMPING RIGHT ALONG WITH OTHER HENDRICK DRIVERS

 Distractions abound as Smoke looks to regain his stride (SI.com) ...

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GILLETTE FUSION PROGLIDE 500 ODDS

Is there a chink in the king’s armor? I have been losing fake money on this column for several months now (Editor’s Note: He’s down $350 after picking the wrong Busch brother in Charlotte but omitted this from his column. Hmmm), but have decided to offer some educational content to go with the entertainment value I have to use as  disclaimer every time I write this.This week’s odds are showing a few trends I’ve never seen before.  And if you like Lowe&rsqu ...

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MUCH LIKE NASCAR, INDYCAR IS AT CROSSROADS

INDIANAPOLIS _ The two biggest racing series in the United States are fighting to regain prominence that they once knew. Indycars and NASCAR’s Cup Series are using imaginative ideas and stirring their own pot in an attempt to refill what once were sold-out grandstand seats and boost television ratings.A big difference is NASCAR’s top circuit had packed houses a few years ago. But it has been closer to two decades since the Indy circuit could boast of a view from the top of the motors ...

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