VIDEO: BOBBY ALLISON 1987 TALLADEGA CRASH

In 1987 Bobby Allison survived one of the nastiest, and almost deadliest, crashes in NASCAR history when he blew a tire that caused his car to violently spin into the Talladega catch fence at more than 200 mph. Had Allison's car reached the stands - and thank God it did not - this event easily would have gone down as one of the biggest sports-related tragedies of all time.What is amazing, when you watch the video, is that the fence held. Thin, linked pieces of metal prevented tons of steel fl ...

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JEFF GORDON FAN OBITUARY

From an obituary in the Arizona Republic: "Chuck P. Dimmick, born December 29, 1958 in Riverside, CA passed away suddenly on April 18, 2009 while attending a NASCAR race to watch his favorite driver, Jeff Gordon. Chuck was the loving husband of Kristen and devoted father of Dillon. Chuck was the Director of Marketing for the Lund Cadillac Group. We are sure he would still want all to know that 0.9% financing is still available on all New 2008 Hummer H2's. A mass celebrating Chuck's life ...

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DANICA PATRICK TO APPEAR ON COVER OF SHAPE MAGAZINE

Danica Patrick is all over the news this week. Days after telling The New York Times that she will consider jumping to NASCAR when her IRL contract ends this season, PaddockTalk reports that Patrick will grace the cover of the June issue of Shape magazine. Which means I will be picking up my first copy of Shape magazine, a magazine that one can only assume covers the hard-charging world of shapes. Earlier today SI's Mark Beech wrote that he believes Patrick will make the leap to NASCAR. He is ...

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SOME OF US WILL TAKE THE PARKING OF THE 8 CAR A LITTLE HARDER THAN OTHERS

Hey buddy, you still got a little on your cheek. Yeah. Almost. There you go. Got it.Attaboy. As fashion statements go, we have seen better. You have to love the "It's so bright out my hat needs sunglasses, too" look. What do you think is in the 30-ounce mug? My guess: More sunglasses. ...

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THE 800 MPH CAR: THE NORTH AMERICAN EAGLE

You won't see one on the track anytime soon, (or ever), but it sure is fun to look at. The North American Eagle is an experimental automobile built from the body of a Lockheed F-104 Starfighter and powered by a 42,500 horsepower engine. The vehicle's creators say they will try to break the land speed record of 763 mph next summer in Black Rock, Nev. They plan to go 800 mph, which is 45 mph faster than the speed of sound. The goal: pioneer supersonic land travel. For everyone who thinks NASCA ...

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GUINNESS RESPONDS TO PETA’S TALLADEGA CHICKEN DANCE LETTER

PEOPLE FOR THE ETHICAL TREATMENT OF ANIMALS501 Front StreetNorfolk, VA, 23510Ms. Ingrid E. Newkirk,We at Guinness have received your letter regarding PETA's complaints about KFC's attempt to set a world record for the largest group chicken dance this Sunday at Talladega, home of the Aaron's 499 race. If there is one thing that Guinness World Records prides itself on, it is propriety. Your plea has not fallen on deaf ears.In addition to en-drunkening the Irish, and publishing books that line toil ...

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Video: Pissing on Jeff Gordon (hauler)

Jeff Gordon just can't win with some people. Here's one of them.  ...

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Danica Patrick keeps NASCAR option open

Danica Patrick tells The New York Times that she is keeping every option on the table after her I.R.L. contract expires this season. Patrick told Times reporter Paul Oberjuerge, “I’m very flattered everyone is curious. It’s interesting to me as well. Do I stay where I am? Do I try to change? It’s all about evaluating options, and I think that’s something any good businessperson does.” No female driver has won a Cup race. Bruce Martin at Sports Illustrated ...

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Does NASCAR have ‘Junior Rules’?

NASCAR has decided not to penalize Dale Earnhardt Jr. for spinning out Casey Mears on the cool-down lap of Saturday's race at Phoenix International Raceway. ESPN.com's David Newton writes that fans and some members of the media believe that NASCAR has one set of rules for Junior and another set of rules for the rest of its drivers. ESPN's Newton cites several examples in which drivers were penalized for actions similar to Junior's, including the incident when Kyle Busch and Carl Edwards were ...

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On this date in NASCAR history: April 20, 1901

On this date in NASCAR history, April 20, 1901, Mark Martin was born. Martin, who took the pole and won the Phoenix Subway Fresh Fit 500 on Saturday, remembers being excited about seeing the first Model T in 1908. Said Martin, "I remember thinking, wouldn't it be great if you could go 200 mph in one of those deals? And what if it was covered with stickers?"Congratulations to Martin, who is one of our favorite drivers and a total class act. He has come a long way since... ...

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