TEXAS TOP 10 REVEALS 2011’S MOST IMPROVED

Variety is the spice of life. 2011 is offering NASCAR fans variety as the season’s seven races have given us six different winners, and none of them named Johnson or Hamlin.Check out the top ten from Saturday night, and you have something of a snapshot of who’s making noise this side of Kevin Harvick, Jeff Gordon and Trevor Bayne. It may be safe to say many of those top ten drivers at Texas Motor Speedway fit in either the dark horse, or the comeback cat ...

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PIT STRATEGIES BACKFIRE IN TEXAS FOR STEWART AND BUSCH

With a fast car and a hunger to end a 76-race winless streak, few in the field had anything for Roush Fenway Racing’s Matt Kenseth Saturday night in Texas. Leading more laps than he had in all of 2010, Kenseth scored his first victory since sweeping the opening weekends in 2009. “It's been a long time,” Kenseth said. “You talk about the second place finishes here, and I got beaten at the end of a lot of these races.  It's great to finish second if you can't win. But ...

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THE LEAST DESIRABLE TROPHIES IN NASCAR

The grandfather clock of Martinsville, kissing of the bricks at Indy and the custom cowboy boots of Texas Motor Speedway are iconic trophies in the sport of racing. The rich traditions of these trophies are tied to the identity of the local people themselves. If a driver wins in Nashville they get a hand-painted guitar, the winner in Vegas gets a championship belt built for a boxer, but not every track has a championship-caliber history to represent in trophy form.A few race tracks are still sea ...

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SAMSUNG MOBILE 500 ODDS

I need a dart. Or a Magic 8 Ball. Or an octopus that picks race winners. There isn’t a harder place to pick a winner than Texas. It’s great to type this after Kevin Harvick hosed me over again leaving me down a fake $110 going into my least favorite place to pick a winner. It would seem obvious to pick Denny Hamlin. After all, he swept Texas last year and has a great average finishing position. Heck, he was the only driver to finish fifth or better in both Texas races. Problem is ...

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LOL RACE PICS: KYLE BUSCH’S BABY

 Wait, which one's the baby?Props to LOL Race Pics. Related links:LOL Race Pics goes metaStart and park this!Free Kasey Kahne! ...

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