ZERO NASCAR DEATHS SINCE 2001

Say what you will about the quality of Sprint Cup racing -- and as you know we've said plenty -- NASCAR has made the sport safer for participants. Since Dale Earnhardt Sr. died at the 2001 Daytona 500, NASCAR has had 917 races and zero deaths. Check out this in-depth look at NASCAR safety.  NASCAR learned from tragedy to make racing safer (SI.com) ...

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RACING FOR THE LOVE OF THE SPORT

While this weekend may have been an off week for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, there was no shortage of racing. Kyle Busch took home his fourth win in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series at Chicagoland Speedway, Boris Said finally got to victory lane on the NASCAR Nationwide circuit in Montreal and local business owner Gary Puckett was among those that went to Victory Lane at the Carolina Speedway in Gastonia, N.C. Covering the NASCAR circuit while working a full time job can be an interesting ...

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DRIVERS FIND CROSSOVER SUCCESS ON THE POP CHARTS

Move over Marty Robbins, there's a new crew of guitar heros and singing sensations in NASCAR town.  NASCAR's young guns roll from the racetrack to the recording studio to lay down funky tracks, country songs and even some four-part barbershop harmonies.  While most NASCAR drivers' musical efforts can only be described as train wrecks, a new group is tearing up the charts.As the Chase heats up, so will the Billboard 100 as these albums hit the charts this fall.  Brad Keselowski - L ...

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NIGHT RACING VERSUS DAY RACING

Bristol’s night race, Texas’s 2011 springtime event, Charlotte’s Chase race. All promote themselves as a big deal because they are held at night. But are they?The night race tag was special when Bristol Motor Speedway and the Nashville Fairgrounds were the only events on the NASCAR Cup schedule with Saturday evening bookings. Over the years technology has increased to where television broadcasts and superspeedways brought in a much higher grade of illumination. Now night racing ...

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NASCAR PROP BETS

No race. No problem.Kyle Busch didn’t just make history Saturday night in Bristol. He made me a winner.  Down a mere 105 fake dollars heading into the off week, I had two choices.Intense analysis that offers keen insight on the rest of the 2010 season.  Goofy prop bets that allow me to spend some time outside with the newborn.Prop bets, here we come. Odds a Roush Fenway Racing driver wins the 2010 Sprint Cup: 15/12010 has been a debacle for Jack Roush. They weren’t compe ...

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