BID ON A PAINTING OF TONY STEWART’S MONKEY

What Tony Stewart may be lacking in 2010 success he is sure making up for in the boombastic swag department. Tony Stewart is auctioning off a painting entitle “A Man and His Monkey.” No, this isn’t some fancy-dancy Italian piece of abstract impressionism. Yes, Tony has his clothes on the entire time. The one-of-a-kind oil painting features Stwart alongside his former pet monkey Mojo. Stewart had the little guy for years. In 2008, he gave the pet to the Lousiville Zoo ba ...

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GANASSI WINS MOTORSPORTS’ DOUBLE JEWEL

INDIANAPOLIS _ Chip Ganassi celebrated in victory lane at the Indianapolis 500 completing an auto racing double dip that no car owner had ever accomplished. In February Ganassi hoisted the Daytona 500 trophy with NASCAR driver Jamie McMurray. And four months later he shared a sip of victory milk with Indycar driver Dario Franchitti. This gave Ganassi a first for an auto racing team owner, victories in the Daytona 500 and Indy 500 in the same year.Franchitti dominated the action at Indianapolis l ...

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PENSKE, GANASSI BATTLE FROM INDY TO CHARLOTTE AS BUSCH WINS COCA-COLA 600

CONCORD, N.C. _ The day started off with a battle between Roger Penske and Chip Ganassi in the Indianapolis 500 and at the end of the night at the Charlotte Motor Speedway it came down to a battle of Penske versus Ganassi to settle the 51st running of the Coca-Cola 600. Dario Franchitti may have been able to get the job done for Ganassi in Indy, but Kurt Busch was not going to let his Penske car be beaten by a Ganassi owned ride. For much of the race Busch was the car to beat, leading 12 times f ...

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BRIAN FRANCE FORGING OWN LEGACY, OFTEN AWAY FROM THE TRACK

There is no doubt Bill France Sr. and Bill France Jr. have left a lasting mark on the sport of NASCAR. In fact, without Bill Sr., there would not be a NASCAR. After moving his family from Washington D.C. to Daytona Beach, Fla. with $25 and a bag of tools, "Big" Bill began his quest to organize stock car racing.With determination and a solid vision of the future, France built tracks such as Daytona and Talladega, stood up to the threat of a drivers' union and grew the sport from the cla ...

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COCA COLA 600 ODDS

Hello drawing board. I’ve been missing you. And like that stupid song on the radio, I need you now.After making fun of people who bet on all-star races, I bet on the Sprint Cup All Star-Race, stunningly lost (Jimmie Johnson got hosed, and I’m bitter) and now sit down a fake $350 as I bet every Sprint Cup race this year.This is why I sit back in front of the drawing board. Or more of a spreadsheet.   When the season began, we all made predictions about what we thought would ...

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