Travis Kvapil Still Among the Nation’s Unemployed

According to a story at SceneDaily.com, Travis Kvapil, who finished 23rd in points in 2008 and who drove in the first four races of 2009 before Yates Racing shuttered the team, is open to any opportunity that presents itself.Unfortunately, Starbucks isn't hiring. ...

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Richard Petty Might Wanna Keep His Day Job

So The King on Hannity -- I'll give him a pass on his whole we didn't get to be the United States by bowin' down to anybody claptrap, but there is something he said on the show that I really don't understand.No, I mean it -- I really don't understand it. Check this out: Can somebody -- anybody! -- please tell me what the hell Richard Petty thinks he's talking about in the 18 seconds of this clip from 54 seconds to 1:12. I mean, I watched this thing four times and I'm still confused. ...

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Aric Almirola Has High Apple Pie in the Sky Hopes

In watching Nicole Manske (above) interview Aric Almirola about Earnhardt Ganassi Racing's decision to shut down the No. 8 team on ESPN's NASCAR Now, I was struck by one exchange in particular.Let's be clear: this is not an indictment of NASCAR or Aric Almirola but a general complaint about The Media. But, and with a nod to The Daly Planet, get a load of the following:Manske: What have you been told about the possibility that they'll find a sponsor down the road to get you back on th ...

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Clint Bowyer Weighs in On Detroit’s Troubles

I happen to believe that celebrities have the right to say whatever the hell they want; further, I tend to think that if an actor or an athlete feels strongly enough about an issue, he or she should use their higher profile to focus attention on it. Think: Lance Armstrong and cancer. Still, there are exceptions to every rule: Ladies and gentlemen, Clint Bowyer!Needless to say, as GM and Chrysler churn toward bankruptcy, the state of the US auto industry in particular and the greater ...

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Jr.: Time to Put Up or Shut Up?

Dale Earnhardt Jr. is 16th in the overall, a very surmountable 67 points behind Jeff Burton, who is 12th. Of course, go the other way with those 67 points and Jr. plummets to 23rd in the overall. The point? Jr. is walking a very fine line and it's about time for him to start making hay while the sun shines.Could Jr. and his team survive another few lackluster races? Perhaps, but continuing to labor in mediocrity, as they have through seven races, would not be good. And if i ...

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Always Look On the Bright Side of Life

Sure, NASCAR's TV numbers are down, too many fans loathe the Car of Tomorrow, and, maybe worst of all, the general public isn't particularly enamored of the racing. But, really, at the end of the day, things could be worse ... NASCAR could be the IRL. ...

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Joey Logano: Let the Puns Begin

The driver known as shoved down our throats as "Sliced Bread" -- get it? Best thing since ... ?? -- hasn't exactly set the racing world on fire in his first ...

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Richard Petty Appearing on Sean Hannity

Clearly taking his role as his sport's "ambassador" just a bit too literally, Richard Petty (above, with Curt Schilling and John McCain), winner of a record 200 NASCAR races and a record-tying seven championship, will appear on Sean Hannity's self-titled program on FOX News Channel Wednesday at 9PM (EST).Petty will reportedly stake out NASCAR's position on proper troop deployment in Afghanistan and offer his own schedule for withdrawal from Iraq. "I think it’s an ...

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Scott Speed Just Breathed A Small Sigh of Relief

Earnhardt Ganassi Racing has parked the No. 8 car driven by Aric Almirola (above). The car and Almirola, currently 37th in the overall standings, will remain sidelined until a sponsor is lined up ... or for a long time.There is, perhaps, one person who takes cold comfort in this news. Scott Speed, currently 38th in owner points, now only needs to claw his way past two other drivers, not three, for a coveted spot in the top 35. ...

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Car and Driver Better Watch Out!

The fallout from Car and Driver's April Fool's day hoax continues. It seems NASCAR Chairman and CEO Brian France is plum angry at those boys.According to a story by FOXSports.com's Lee Spencer, France found the magazine's decision to publish the article "very irresponsible" and added that the sanctioning body is still looking at options to remedy the damage."We were really very upset about that," France said. "And it may not be over with how we're going to approach tha ...

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