CALIFORNIA HIT HARD BY LOSS OF 2011 RACE

Southern California has been reeling from the aftershocks of devastating racing news.  The ground shook with astonishment as NASCAR stripped the California Speedway of one its annual races and took away its Chase of the Cup race (replacing it with a race in late March). A place typically known for keeping it's cool, totally lost it.  Many think of Southern California as a celebrity-obsessed, vapid wasteland of sunshine, but underneath the self-tanner and aviator sunglasses beats t ...

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HARVICK WINS, LOCKS CHASE BERTH

Coming into the day the leader in the standings, Kevin Harvick had the opportunity to become the first driver locked into the 2010 Chase for the Sprint Cup. Starting from the eighth spot, it did not take the No. 29 Shell/Pennzoil Chevrolet long to find the front of the field. Racing the majority of the day in the top-four, Harvick stayed out late and was able to move around Denny Hamlin to score his third win of the season and lock himself into the Chase. When the caution flew for debris on Lap ...

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BEST AND WORST MOVES OF 2010 SEASON

What have been the best Silly Season moves of 2010? What have been the worst? RCR's decision to reorganize and Kevin Harvick's decision to stay with RCR has to be No. 1. The worst move of the Sprint Cup season? That would be Rick Hendrick's decision to force the No. 5 and No. 88 teams to work together.  The three best and worst moves in NASCAR this season (SI.com) ...

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CARFAX 400 ODDS

Jack Roush lives in Michigan. Jack Roush loves Michigan. Jack Roush needs the Carfax 400 Sunday. Dude survived a plane crash. He also saw a Toyota win at MIS in June, which stunk for me having written a patriotic column that week.  Down a fake $175 after my Watkins Glen plan went astray, I need the Carfax 400 as well.  And since I believe in karma, I believe good things will happen for a Michigan man at Michigan International Speedway. Here’s where my fake American paper notes ar ...

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THE 2010 CHASE DRIVERS WILL BE…

Four races to go.NASCAR stops in Michigan, Bristol, Atlanta, and Richmond remains before we settle on the twelve men who will battle for the Cup Series championship. Who gets in? Who falls short?I feel as we head into Michigan, the dozen who occupy the Chase spots will be the same ones celebrating on the stage in Richmond when that race ends. It is safe to say the top-level performers will stay put. Kevin Harvick, Jeff Gordon, Kurt Busch, Jeff Burton, Denny Hamlin, Kyle Busch, Jimmie Johnson ...

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