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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Danica Patrick is Hot, But, Well, You Know, She Can’t Really DRIVE

So poor little Danica, she just can't catch herself a break over there in those silly little Indy cars ... another race, another crash, another DNF not her fault.This time, the Greatest Hot Driver Never To Catch A Break In Any Race She's Ever Run was undone by some stupid rookie who actually tried to pass the Greatest Hot Driver Never To Catch A Break In Any Race She's Ever Run! Can you believe the unmitigated gall of that insolent little twit? Do these kids have no idea who&nbs ...

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Did Not Finish? How About Did Not Win?

Clint Bowyer has been running at the finish of 80 consecutive Sprint Cup series races (that's him, not finishing, above). Yawn. Bowyer's streak leads all active drivers and is just one -- just one! -- behind the record held by his teammate, Kevin Harvick. Yeah, whatever.You'd have to look long and hard to find another more idiotic or inconsequential statistic in all of sports. Aside from the fact that it allows for a car to crap out on Lap 1, undergo repairs and then return to t ...

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And You Wonder Where Kyle Gets It

Apparently, immaturity runs in the Busch family. Ordinarily, it's Kyle who behaves like a third-grader, telling his crew they suck after a bad stop or just basically behaving like a brat whenever things don't seem to go his way. Well, clearly, Kyle had one whale of a teacher in older brother Kurt.The following exchange between Kurt and car owner Roger Penske at Martinsville launched a minor firestorm within NASCAR; the debate centers on whether communications between driver ...

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