Yes, Virginia, It’s Wednesday. Here Are Your Links

Wednesday. NASCAR. The Internets. Blogs. Newspaper sites. Stories. Links to those stories. A veritable dump, if you will, of what's interesting in the wide, wide world of stock car racing. According to me. According to The Washington Post, about one in five homeowners owe more on their mortgage than their house is presently worth. Now, not only does this report force me to question the Post's use of the word homeowner -- shouldn't it be homeower? -- I'm further and happily reminded that ...

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NASCAR’s Power Players

Despite the horrible economy and the attendant difficulties confronting the sports marketplace, NASCAR remains one of the most potent forces in the sports world. With 36 official race weekends and tens of millions of devoted fans, NASCAR generates billions of dollars in revenue for its stakeholders -- the sanctioning body itself, the dozens of full-time teams, and tracks, among others. Having signed an eight-year, $4.5 billion TV contract in 2005, NASCAR is consistently the s ...

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NASCAR.com and the Theory of Plausible Deniability

NASCAR.com is sometimes thought of as little more than a house organ for the sport; that is, the site is often derided for soft-selling some stories and producing others that too often adopt a boosterish tone that is oddly similar to the sunny party line that emerges from Daytona Beach.And while I've been inclined to give the site the benefit of the doubt and been generally impressed with an editorial philosophy that appears to tackle some tough issues head on, every once i ...

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It’s Tuesday Morning, Do You Know Where Your Link Dump Is?

Honestly, I'm still reeling from Monday night's stunning developments on The Bachelor: After The Rose Ceremony (Part 1!); really, how could Jason do that to poor Melissa? Is that the kind of message he wants to send to Tye? Really?* According to this AP story, Kurt Busch has no voodoo doll of brother Kyle hidden away. Honest!* FOXSports.com argues that the Week 3 Vegas race makes the Week 2 California race look terrible by comparison.* SceneDaily.com throws caution to the wind, arguing that it ...

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Marcus Smith Weighs in on the Economy

I hesitate to disagree with Marcus Smith (above, left, sitting next to his father, Bruton), President and Chief Operating Officer of Lowe's Motor Speedway and a guy who knows a thing or two about running a profitable business, but, tough crap. In the midst of a SceneDaily.com story about -- guess what? -- the deteriorating economy and its impact on NASCAR, the venerable Mr. Smith makes the following, immortal statement: "It's a very sad day when our government would ever try to tell ...

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Biba Golic Needs to Think About Her Future in NASCAR

This list of the 50 hottest women in sports includes no one from NASCAR, which is problematic. It does, however, have Danica Patrick ranked No. 7. This list of the 50 Hottest Women in Sports? It sucks on so many different levels. For the first and most important reason (at least as far as this site is concerned), it doesn't include anyone from NASCAR. Sure, you'll argue that there are no women drivers in NASCAR, and use that specious line of reasoning to justify the curious ove ...

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Junior Moves in the Right Direction

That collective sigh of relief you heard Sunday night at about 8:35 on the east coast? That would've been Dale Earnhardt Jr. and his legion of fans finally exhaling. And if 10th place is the kind of result Jimmie Johnson normally spits on, it constitutes sweet relief for Junior.After a controversial and thoroughly unnecessary 27th at Daytona, when he undid himself with two inexcusable pitroad mistakes, and a disappointing 39th in week two at California (the result of a blown eng ...

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Monday Morning After Link Dump

Because there's no better way to start your work week than by digging out from the latest massive snowfall ... or by getting caught up quickly with what's going on in NASCAR. Kyle Busch was dominant at Daytona until he was infamously wrecked (and finished 41st). He was damn good in California, where he earned a third-place finish. The 23-year-old sealed mthe deal Sunday, winning his first race of the season and the 13th of his Sprint Cup career.* Yes, home really is sweet home for Kyle ...

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Race #3: Shelby 427

Hometown boy Kyle Busch shocks almost no one, winning his first race of the season and earning his first win at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Thankfully, the Jersey Boys are finished singing the National Anthem and Robin Leach has fulfilled his prerace duties -- it's safe to race. Does Matt Kenseth make history? Does Junior turn things around? We'll know more in 427 miles ...Green FlagWell, Brad Keselowski answered that burning question -- would today's race mimic Satruday's, which was somet ...

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ESPN vs. FOX, May the Best Analyst Win!

One man's treasure is another man's trash: Larry McReynolds says Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Jeff Burton don't need to panic yet. David Newton begs to differ.  In the grand scheme of things, that you have public voices for two of NASCAR's broadcast TV partners saying completely different things probably isn't of any great consequence. But, well, for whatever reason, I thought this was funny:In the blue corner, you have FOX's Larry McReynolds who is here to tell you th ...

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