WHY MENARD TO RCR MAKES SENSE

Reports surfaced earlier this week that current Richard Petty Motorsports driver Paul Menard is likely to make a move to Richard Childress Racing for the 2011 season. At the end of 2009, RCR was forced to cut back their four car team due to a lack of sponsorship, but SI.com's Tom Bowles explains at why expanding to a four car operation makes sense for RCR this time and why Menard is the perfect guy for the job. Possible Menard, RCR union might not be such a bad idea (SI.com) ...

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ATLANTA LOSES CUP DATE FOR 2011

According to a release issued by the speedway Thursday afternoon, Atlanta Motor Speedway will host only one Sprint Cup Series event in 2011. The speedway located about an hour south of downtown Atlanta has hosted two Sprint Cup Series events for 50 years. With the much anticipated announcement that Kentucky Speedway will be given a spot on the Sprint Cup schedule, Atlanta is the first of Bruton Smith’s Speedway Motorsports Inc. tracks to lose a date. "Atlanta Motor speedway has pr ...

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SHOULD A ROAD COURSE BE IN THE CHASE?

We approach Watkins Glen weekend, the second, and final, road race for the NASCAR Cup Tour. The series has a long history of road racing but always as a minority role in determining the champion. With the current title-deciding format the question is often posed: does a road course race belong in The Chase?Right now 36 points-paying events comprise the season schedule. The initial 26 set the 12 drivers to battle for the championship. Those dozen slug it out in the last 10 races for the coveted s ...

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LOL RACE PICS: TOO SEXY FOR HIS SHIRT

This one speaks for itself... Thanks to LOL Race Pics for burning our retinas. Related links:Never Start and ParkElvis CheeriosRun, Danica, RunThe PledgeBlame GordonJimmie's golden horseshoe and Jeff's recklessness win the dayJimmie pulls Denny asideJunior's beard wincesSilence of the Rocket ManTony Stewart food runDarrell Waltrip bustedAmish Stewart fanStealing Kyle's flagTarget practiceSasquatch Earnhardt Jr.Kyle goes to Walley WorldI'm Tony Stewart ... Ting!Kyle is the new BobDrink respon ...

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TRACK POSITION IS EVERYTHING

“We learned our lesson last week. Track position is everything,” said Greg Erwin.Those accurate words spoken by Greg Biffle’s crew chief described Sunday’s Pocono NASCAR Cup Series race and the general state of the tour as well. More often than not being out in front of the field on a late race restart means more than four fresh tires or any chassis adjustments for a better handling racer.Regardless whether a COT car or the previous generation’s ‘twisted siste ...

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